Thursday, 14 March 2013 08:44
MTA Long Island Rail Road will provide bus service between Great Neck and Port Washington as workers replace bridge timbers on the LIRR viaduct that spans Bayview Avenue in Manhasset.
The work will also require the closure of Bayview Avenue to vehicular traffic on the two remaining weekends of the project. Motorists should follow posted detour signs.
Port Washington Branch customers can pick up a copy of the special Port Washington Branch timetable, “Manhasset Viaduct Bridge Timber Replacement Track Work,” or view the same special timetable on the MTA website at www.mta.info.
Buses will replace trains after the arrival of the last train at Great Neck at 12:53 a.m. on Saturday, 12:01 a.m. Friday through 12:07 a.m. Monday on each of the remaining work weekends - March 23-24 and April 13-14.
Westbound: Customers departing from stations Port Washington, Plandome and Manhasset will board a bus or van up to 25 minutes earlier than normal train time, bound for Great Neck where connecting train service will take them to destinations further west. An estimated 2,634 customers will be affected each day.
Eastbound: Customers traveling to stations east of Great Neck will board a bus or van at Great Neck for stations Manhasset, Plandome and Port Washington. Customer should anticipate 25 minutes of additional train time. As estimated 2,985 customers will be affected each day.
$335 Million in Bridge and Tunnel Work Underway
LIRR line structures are comprised of 640 bridges, 30 viaducts and four tunnels which allow for railroad travel across the region’s waterways, highway crossings, and dense urban and suburban areas. The LIRR’s bridge and viaduct strategy is based upon condition ratings established through regular inspections and prioritized to first address red flag elements which, if not repaired, could result in adverse service impacts, such as slow zones and load reductions. Through a combined mix of capital and operating solutions, the LIRR cost-effectively preserves safe structural conditions in support of on-time performance and system reliability goals. Currently, the LIRR is undertaking bridge and tunnel rehabilitation projects at a cost of $335 million.
Customers should go to www.mta.info or monitor LIRR service alerts via email. Customers can also call 511, the New York State Travel Information line, and say: Long Island Rail Road. If you are deaf or hard of hearing, use your preferred relay service provider or the free 711 relay to reach LIRR at 511.
Saturday, 18 May 2013 00:00
Manhasset resident Arda Nazerian Haratunian is lending her expertise and support to ERASE Racism, a civil rights non-profit that advocates for racial equity on Long Island. As a member of its planning committee for the third year in a row, she is helping to organize ERASE Racism’s Annual Benefit Celebration, which will take place on June 5 at the Garden City Hotel.
A strategic communications consultant, Arda has more than 25 years experience in both the private and public sectors. She most recently served as senior policy advisor and communications director to former Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi and previously worked for New York Governor Mario Cuomo. During the decade between her two careers in public service, Arda was on Wall Street, serving as managing director of global corporate communications for Citigroup’s Corporate and Investment Bank and before that, head of media and public relations at the American Stock Exchange.
Thursday, 16 May 2013 00:00
There is a floral treasure in Manhasset, something unique: it’s the greenhouse in front of Manhasset Florist on Orchard Street. “Having my own greenhouse ensures premium plant growth and creates optimum conditions. This allows me to offer the healthiest plants to my customers,” says owner Alexander Otis. Indeed, the plants look truly perfect and a delightful scent of blossoms fills the air of the greenhouse.
“My father bought the business and property 45 years ago. During those years, he opened a total of five flower shops in Nassau County,” said Alex. His father trained him and his sister Aretta in the flower business. “While still attending high school we both helped on Saturdays and during our vacations,” he explains. Alex graduated from the New York Institute of Technology as an architect and worked as an engineer for over six years before returning to his roots to help his father manage his five flower shops and to run one, Garden City Florist. “When my father retired in 1999, I took over Manhasset Florist & Greenhouse and Aretta took over Port Washington Florist.”
Thursday, 16 May 2013 00:00
One of Manhasset’s 12U intramural baseball teams defeated Great Neck in the first game played at the renovated Valley Park field on Saturday April 27. Manhasset’s offense scored 10 runs, including a home run from Devin Callery, while pitchers Logan Hyde, Jeff Torborg, James Marchetti and Grant Petracca combined to limit Great Neck to one hit with 11 strikeouts in six innings. Edward Jarvis, Robert DeCastro, Massimo Abruzzo, Colby Schmidt, Gabriel Cohen, Spencer Kaye and Justin Louie each contributed quality defensive plays. Manhasset raised its record to 4-0 and stands in first place in the inter-town intramural league, which includes 8 teams from Merillon, Albertson-Herricks, Great Neck and Manhasset.
Wednesday, 15 May 2013 10:34
The Manhasset Junior Varsity Ice Hockey Team finished their season Wednesday night, April 17, beating Bellmore/Merrick 4-3 in the championship game at the Bethpage Community Park Ice Rink. Wednesday’s finale marked the end of an impressive campaign by the Indians which included a 19-1 regular season record and a trip to the New York State Championship in Ithaca.
Manhasset got off to a strong start scoring four times in the first period on goals by Michael Walsh, Michael Brzozowski, Mario De Bueriis, and Matthew Cecchini whose tally would prove to be the game winner. Nolan Behringer, Ryan Kiess, and goaltender Alex Feinstein led the defense in shutting down a powerful Bellmore/Merrick squad, securing Manhasset’s first ever Junior Varsity Championship.