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Out & About

Roslyn Estates was listed as the sixth wealthiest community in the United States based on a recent Business Week survey. This survey was based on average income vs. median. One super wealthy resident can tip the balance, throwing the average way up. This is the same problem when measuring a school district based on average test scores without considering a million other factors. Six of 25 of the wealthiest communities nationwide, according to this survey, are right here on Nassau County’s North Shore. When determining wealth, did the survey factor in the cost of living here?

The purpose of this column is to help support businesses in Roslyn. The old Buongusto is being replaced by TRATA, an upscale Greek restaurant with locations on the Upper East Side and in Wainscott. After speaking to the operating partner, I am very excited and am sure it will be a great addition to the neighborhood. Stay tuned.

I just met the new and very enthusiastic manager at Table 9, straight from Miami Beach. Their prix fixe offered seven days a week has been very favorably received and I have been told, “You can’t do better.” Greenvale Grapes is the new wine and spirits store in Greenvale with an extremely wide array of offerings and events to look forward to. Be sure to visit.

Out on a recent Wednesday night I could not find a parking spot at Harborview Shoppes. Kotobuki and Besito were mobbed. People were streaming out on the street at Poco Loco. Perhaps it was the single non-rainy night in a month that brought people out in droves (or was it the margaritas?)

Just drove by Il Mulino, Limani and Bryant & Cooper, all packed in honor of Father’s Day. I hear there is a recession but it appears that in Roslyn, people will continue to dine out, if the food and service are excellent. Quality endures.

Bar Frite is opening in Wheatley Plaza and I think having a casual bistro type of restaurant in addition to Thyme and Citron will be a welcome addition.

Did you know that according to New York Magazine‘s annual survey, we have some of the best doctors in New York (and maybe the world) living right here in Roslyn and that is something to be proud of. The best fruit in New York (New York Magazine) is garnered by a Roslynite (the Orchard) and the new, hot TV show Royal Pains is written by a Roslynite.

And as much as I talk about living in a bubble, the Bagel Market Café opened by Roslyn High School serving chopped salads, fresh bagels, and fresh sushi. Roslyn is full of diversity for those who seek it.

After much soul searching, I finally broke down and got myself a Blackberry and I must say, after the learning curve, it is coming in very handy. T-MOBILE in Greenvale has everything you could ask for in telecommunications. I can be reached 24/7 at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Summer has sprung and when I walk through our neighborhoods, in between the raindrops, I am in awe of the colors and natural beauty. I feel privileged to live here. Enjoy the season and everything it has to offer.