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Long Island Chef To Appear on the Food Network - 4/21/14

Saturday April 19, 2014

I recently told you that Long Island's own Jay Astafa won a competition on the West Coast: Long Island Vegan Chef Wins Top Honors in Calfornia. But there's more. On Monday, April 21, 2014 at 8:30 p.m., Jay will appear on national TV on the Food Network's Rewrapped.

Jay already has a following on Long Island at the 3 Brothers Pizza Cafe, formerly in Rockville Centre and currently in Farmingdale, New York. Along with the usual fare served in pizzerias, Jay offers a sumptuous vegan menu. See my review at 3 Brothers Pizzeria. To learn more about the chef, you can also visit his Facebook page.

You might be interested in reading Best Vegetarian Restaurants on Long Island.

Friday, 4/18/14 - Cuomo Deploying Mobile Command Center to LI - Foreclosure Prevention Help

Thursday April 17, 2014

From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, April 18, 2014 at the Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Avenue, Baldwin, NY, the Department of Financial Services (DFS) Mobile Command Center (MCC) will be sent to Long Island by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo. This will provide foreclosure prevention assistance to homeowners.

Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano comments, "I thank Governor Cuomo for replying this mobile command center to help residents who are dealing with foreclosure issues. I urge our residents who are struggling to meet mortgage payments to take advantage of this foreclosure prevention assistance."

Governor Cuomo started the DFS foreclosure prevention program in 2012 to help homeowners who faced foreclosure. If you want to take advantage of this help, please bring relevant documents with you, such as records of mortgage payments and correspondence with your lenders. You can meet one-one-one with DFS specialists who will review your individual situation.

Among the issues that DFS staff can disucss with you are your rights as homeowners, alternatives to foreclosure, federal programs like loan modification and other types of relief, how to file complaints with DFS when dispute arise between homeowners and banks or mortgage servicers.

If you are not able to personally meet with DFS representatives, please call the departments toll-free foreclosure hotline at (800) 342-3736 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Homeowners may also file complaints using the department website, www.dfs.ny.gov.

The DFS urges homeowners to be wary of mortgage rescue scams which may be marketed by private businesses. They warn that you should be cautious about anyone who asks for an upfront fee in exchange for a loan modification, saving a home from default or stopping a foreclosure or tax sale. New York State law prohibits the collection of such fees in most cases. Also, many not-for-profit housing counselors will help homeowners negotiate with lenders for free.

They also warn homeowners to be wary of those who say they can save a home if they sign or transfer the deed to another person's house so the homeowner can catch up on mortgage payments or refinance a loan. Homeowners should never submit mortgage payments to anyone other than the homeowner's mortgage company without its approval.

Protect Piping Plovers on Fire Island - Send Comments by Thursday, 4/17/14

Wednesday April 16, 2014

The Audubon Society has sent out information about piping plovers on Fire Island, and your comments are needed by tomorrow, Thursday, April 17, 2014.

They write: "Recently, the United States Army Corps of Engineers released a Draft Environmental Assessment for the Fire Island Inlet to Moriches Inlet Stabilization Proejct which strives to reduce coastal flooding and protect mainland communities primarily through berm and dune building not he south shore of Fire Island. This important project will undoubtedly reshape a significant portion of Long Island's Atlantic Coast and the important habitats of threatened and endangered species, including piping plovers.

"With your help, we can make sure that the proposed Fire island to Moriches Inlet project provides a balance in storm protection while protecting the important habitats for breeding coastal birds like plovers."

To leave a comment on this issue, you can go to this web page and sign your name.

More info at the Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary & Audubon Center's Facebook page.

Free HydroMassage Experience on Long Island, NY

Wednesday April 16, 2014

Has filing your taxes stressed you out? (And that's assuming that you DID file your taxes in time.) Never fear. HydroMassage can help. Across Long Island, NY (and across the U.S., actually), some business owners are giving out FREE HydroMassages from Monday April 14th through Friday, April 18, 2014. Below is a list of Long Island-based participants. You will first need to download a coupon at www.hydromassage.com/taxday.htm. And please do call ahead to make sure that this promotion is valid and to schedule a time for your free experience. Note: Please do not call Planet Fitness locations. You don't need to. But be aware that there may be a small wait and your massage might be limited to 10 minutes.

In case you're wondering, HydroMassage allows you to remain fully clothed while a wave of water the width of your body lets you experience a heated massage. Note: you won't get wet.

Baldwin, NY

South Shore Spinal Care
974 Atlantic Avenue
(516) 596-2273

Franklin Square, New York
Extreme Wellness
197 Franklin Avenue
(516) 684-9814

Hampton Bays, NY
Planet Fitness - Hampton Bays
250 West Montauk Highway
(631) 723-3174

Lindenhurst, NY
BodyShop Fitness
132 North Wellwood Avenue
(631) 956-3539

Port Jefferson Station, NY
North Shore Chiropractic Center
298 Canal Road
(631) 928-0192

Rockville Centre, NY
South Shore Spinal Care
1 South Marion Place
(516) 596-2273

Selden, NY
Soleil Total Fitness
321 Middle Country Road
Selden, NY
(631) 716-1800

Valley Stream, NY
Dr. Glen Rosenberg, D.C>
210 Sunrise Highway
V(516) 596-2273

West Babylon, NY
DAC Medical PC
422 C Great East Neck Road
(631) 661-6611

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