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Solids And Patterns And Size, Oh My!

Written by Marilou Giammona, Saturday, 25 January 2014 00:00

Navigating the perils of swimsuit shopping

Having survived the polar vortex that recently swept across our region, shopping for a swimsuit may not be at the top of our priority list. It is, however, a necessary evil that we all face from year to year. Whether you’re planning a warm-weather escape within the next couple of weeks or are counting down the days until summer, we’ve consulted local experts to bring you tips for purchasing the perfect swimsuit.

“Trend wise, we’re seeing a lot of earth tones [this year]. Vix is doing a whole tribal collection,” said Nicole Catanzano, manager of Manhasset boutique Inside the Armoire. “A lot of the one-pieces are doing classic silhouettes but with modern takes, so they have rosettes, they have hardware on them, they have V-necks. They’re just really flattering,” she added.


Under The Blade

Written by Dave Gil de Rubio, Saturday, 25 January 2014 00:00

Surgical options for a better bikini body

In the quest to look buff in a swimsuit, the unfortunate reality is that despite all the dieting and trips to the gym, there will be times when you might need a little help in the form of plastic surgery. According to Dr. Laurence Glickman of the Long Island Plastic Surgery Group, the following are a handful of the most frequent procedures patients come in to undergo when cutting carbs or working out with a personal trainer just isn’t enough.  


All Aboard!

Written by Dave Gil de Rubio, Thursday, 16 January 2014 14:05

10 things to love (and hate) about Penn Station

Anyone who commutes into Manhattan on a regular basis needn’t be told that Penn Station is one of the busiest transportation hubs in the United States. Simultaneously servicing the Long Island Railroad (LIRR), New Jersey Transit (NJT), Amtrak and the MTA (subways and buses), this major transportation hub serves 430,000 people daily, (roughly a thousand every 90 seconds). And with all this commotion going on, believe it or not, there’s about as much to love about Penn Station as there is to hate about it.


Take The Mittens Off Your Green Thumbs

Written by John Owens, Thursday, 16 January 2014 13:31

While some of us can’t see beyond this season of snow shovels and sodium chloride, the gardeners among us are already plotting plots and seeding soil, at least metaphorically.

“This is the time to plan,” said Vincent A. Simeone, an Oyster Bay-based horticulturist. “And if you are going to have a sustainable garden, you need to have a plan.”



It’s Time To Stop The Educational Insanity

Written by John Owens, Thursday, 09 January 2014 13:19

If you want to do one thing this year for our children and the future of our nation, read Diane Ravitch’s brilliant and engaging new book, Reign of Error: The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America’s Public Schools (Knopf, $27.95).

It is a best-seller that could change the course of American education. (Yes, even here in the suburbs.) When I started reading it, I was humbled, excited and sad.

Humbled by the depth of her commitment to the nation’s children. Excited that she put everything into one volume. And sad that her book is necessary — because what that says about so many of our elected leaders and their perspective on children and education is distasteful.

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