Jerry Seinfeld to Help Hurricane Relief
Jerry Seinfeld will perform Dec. 19 at NYCB Theater in Westbury, with all proceeds going to aid those providing relief to the victims of Hurricane Sandy and many of those hard hit by the storm’s devastation. Seinfeld, along with Colin Quinn, will be donating 100 percent of the proceeds from that show, in addition to previously-sold-out performances at the Walt Whitman Theater in Brooklyn and at the St. George Theater in Staten Island, to local relief organizations.
Great Neck Bans Frontyard Clotheslines
By unanimous vote Tuesday, the Great Neck Village Board of Trustees agreed that front lawns are no place for undergarments to be blowing in the wind. The board limited clothesline use to backyards of neighborhood homes. Village Mayor Ralph Kreitzman said the need for the new law came about because of a complaint from a resident who witnessed a neighbor drying clothes from a front yard clothesline.
Huntington Building at Center of Dispute Taken Down
The much-disputed Advantage Title building is gone, surrounded by rubble and occupied, for the moment, only by workers and equipment clearing the lot. Where once a grand hotel, a department store and later a business office stood, the site was the focus of opposition to its owner's decision to sell the property to make way for a new TD Bank.
Two Huntington hikers were rescued Sunday after they were stranded overnight in the Catskills Mountains. State troopers said Michael Leleszi and Erin McKinstry were stranded Saturday night on Slide Mountain in Shandaken, Ulster County, 50 miles southwest of Albany. Police say the two had spent the night with clothes and shelter provided by other hikers they had encountered.
Eleven people are facing up to 15 years in prison after police say they stole over $400,000 in public assistance benefits, according to Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice's office. A multi-departmental investigation uncovered that individuals had stolen a combined $413,000 in taxpayer-funded public assistance benefits while lying about their incomes and employment, Rice said. The investigation was performed by the DA's Public Assistance Fraud Unit and Nassau County Department of Social Services Special Investigations Unit.