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Blue Man Group founder selling LI home

The waterfront Southold home of a founder of Blue Man Group is on the market for $6.75 million. Located on 5.23 acres, the house is owned by Phil Stanton, who was an original member of the blue-faced performance art troupe, and Jennifer Stanton, a former actor, singer and dancer who now teaches yoga and helps run The Blue School, a progressive school in lower Manhattan. The Stantons, who had owned the home next door, purchased this 4,565-square-foot, five-bedroom, 5½-bathroom home in 2012...
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Redesigned Rockville Centre Colonial on the market for $989,000

A 3,000-square-foot Colonial home that was recently redesigned is listing in Rockville Centre for $989,000. The annual property taxes are $22,266. The four bedroom, 3½-bath home, which dates back to 1953, was renovated in 2016 with an open floor plan, new kitchen with granite counter tops, custom cabinets and stainless steel appliances. The house has a second floor master suite with gas fireplace, a library with built-ins and an outdoor wood fireplace. It was a traditional Ranch-style home that...

Salt box-style home on sale for $829,000

A Contemporary salt box-style home is on the market in East Quogue for $829,000. The annual property taxes are $9,384. Situated on a 1.1-acre lot, the 1,520-square-foot home has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, high wood-paneled ceilings, hardwood floors, a wood burning stove, swimming pool and a 2½-car garage with storage loft. The home is close to the hamlet of East Quogue, Tiana Bay, Ponquogue Beach and Sears Bellows Park, and is in the East Quogue Union Free School District...

Modern Colonial in Amagansett lists for $2.595M

A 6,200-square-foot Colonial home with a modern twist is listing in Amagansett for $2.595 million. The annual property taxes are $10,250. Situated on 1.93 acres, the home has five bedrooms, 5½ baths, a chef’s kitchen with multiple ovens and wine refrigerator, cathedral ceiling in the living room, a wraparound second-floor landing, and 12-foot ceilings in the basement. The house was built in 2006 by a Brooklyn family that used it as their family retreat, says John Walsh of Galaxy Realty Group...

Port Washington Cape on sale for $695G

An expanded Cape in Port Washington is listing for $695,000. The annual property taxes are $9,152. Located on one tenth of an acre, the 1,660-square-foot home has five bedrooms, two bathrooms, a veranda entrance, a second-floor loft area for an office or study and a fenced-in yard. The house is near Manorhaven Beach Park, Port Washington shops, restaurant and Long Island Rail Road station, and is in the Port Washington Union Free School district...

Amagansett bayfront home lists for $10.995M

A contemporary home overlooking Gardiners Bay in the Bell Estate section of Amagansett is on the market for $10.995 million. Designed by Robert Barnes in 1992, the house was the benchmark for his inclusion in the upper echelon of modern architects, says listing agent Christopher Stewart of Douglas Elliman Real Estate. Barnes was known for designing homes in response to their surroundings, frequently using floating bridges surrounded by columns...

Craft chain offering in-store holiday craft, gift workshops

Attention crafters: You can make your own holiday gifts or create a few crafts to decorate your home or to wear for the holidays at Michaels’ Holiday Maker Fests on Saturday, Dec. 7, and Dec. 14. On Dec. 7, crafts projects geared toward the family include a holiday hoop wreath for the door, holiday floral Mason jar, Christmas tree T-shirt and gingerbread house — all of which are free except for the cost of supplies and decorations, which can be purchased in the store...

Family-friendly 'Holiday Wishes' circus show coming to NYCB Live's Nassau Coliseum

“Holiday Wishes,” a live acrobatic circus event set to holiday music, comes Dec. 7 to NYCB Live's Nassau Coliseum. Cirque Musica’s brand-new show for the 2019 holiday season is accompanied by a full symphony orchestra. One of the largest touring cirque groups, Cirque Musica has some of the best circus performers in the world, says Stephen Cook, founder and president of TCG Entertainment, which is producing the show. “The show includes a live, 27-piece orchestra playing some of the greatest...

LI's Normandy House sells for $22M

The Normandy House in Southampton recently sold for $22 million, according to the real estate firm that listed the property. It was the highest Hamptons home sale for the month of October, says Tim Davis of The Corcoran Group, who made both listed the property and found the buyer. It also marked the highest sale in Southampton since June, he says. Located on Lake Agawam and close to the ocean and the Meadow Club, the 8,000-square-foot home has nine bedrooms, 8.5 bathrooms and 400 feet of water...

Log cabin on South Shore lists for $369,999

A log cabin in Mastic is on the market for $369,999. The three-bedroom, three-bath home has a family room with vaulted ceiling, sun room, and recently updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances. The house, which is in the William Floyd School district, is close to William Floyd Elementary School, Southaven Park, Bellview Beach and other local beaches, shopping, and restaurants. The annual property taxes are $11,553 . The listing agent is Rache Hujber of Signature Homes of New York...

LI's Chateau La Rouge lists for $1.499M

A home in Southampton that the owners call "Chateau La Rouge" is on the market for $1.499 million. The home was given its name by the current owners for its distinctly red color, says Ellen Hanes of Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty, who is listing the house with Carolina Boucos. The owners used reclaimed wood throughout the house, including doors, ceiling beams and a banister from an old brownstone in Brooklyn that is now part of the staircase leading to the second floor, says Hanes...

Giant puppets coming to LI holiday festival

History comes alive Dec. 8 with the 40th annual Holiday Festival in Stony Brook Village. The festival will feature a parade of 14-foot puppets representing founding members of Stony Brook. They include members of the Culper Spy Ring, who helped spy on the British for George Washington; Captain Jonas Smith, who owned Hallock Homestead, now the Three Village Inn, and considered Long Island’s first millionaire, and philanthropists Ward and Dorothy Melville. The parade of puppets begins at 2:15 pm...

LI holiday parade will include kids' scavenger hunt

Huntington will host its 10th annual holiday parade and festival on Nov. 30. The “Holiday Lights & Sounds” event will feature an electric light parade, musical performances and array of family friendly activities. The daylong festivities begin at 1 p.m. with a children’s scavenger hunt in front of Ben & Jerry’s (298 Main St.). Children’s crafts will take place from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Huntington Public Library (338 Main St.) and Panera Bread (345 Main St.). At 2 p.m., there will be a festival...

NBA and St. John's legend Mullin selling LI home

The Manhasset home owned by Chris Mullin, basketball Hall of Famer, five-time NBA All-Star and former St. John's coach, is on the market for $3,199,500. Mullin has lived in the home with wife, Elizabeth, for the past two decades. He played for the Golden State Warriors and the Indiana Pacers, was on the 1992 U.S. Olympic basketball “Dream Team" and was the head coach for St. John’s University’s Red Storm basketball team until April 2019. He also starred for St. John's in the 1980s, leading them...

New Santa village comes to LI holiday light show

The second annual Riverhead Holiday Light Show opens at 5 p.m. Monday. A drive-through experience which takes about 20 to 25 minutes, the holiday light show features dozens of large, dazzling displays, some three stories tall and 100 feet long. There are Christmas and Hanukkah, seasonal and a few new displays. The lights are synced to music, says Andrew Adams, chief operating officer of BOLD Media, which produces the show, which runs through Dec. 29. “So when someone comes to the show, we’re...

Hollywood legend's former LI home sells

The Southampton home once owned by comic legend Mel Brooks and actress Anne Bancroft has sold for its asking price of $4.995 million, according to the real estate firm that listed the property. Brooks, the writer/director of “The Producers,” “Blazing Saddles” and “Young Frankenstein,” and the late Bancroft, star of “The Graduate,” “The Miracle Worker" and other classics, summered there in 2000, the year they owned the house, says listing agent Michaela Keszler of Douglas Elliman Real Estate...

Blue Man Group founder selling LI home

The waterfront Southold home of a founder of Blue Man Group is on the market for $6.75 million. Located on 5.23 acres, the house is owned by Phil Stanton, who was an original member of the blue-faced performance art troupe, and Jennifer Stanton, a former actor, singer and dancer who now teaches yoga and helps run The Blue School, a progressive school in lower Manhattan. The Stantons, who had owned the home next door, purchased this 4,565-square-foot, five-bedroom, 5½-bathroom home in 2012...

Montauk Lighthouse to be lit for holiday season

To kick off the holiday season, the Montauk Lighthouse will be lit up again on Nov. 30, the Saturday after Thanksgiving, and remain lit every night until New Year’s Day. This year, members of the Forsburg family, who own the Viking Fishing Fleet and run the Block Island Ferry, will light the historic landmark, says Jason Walter, site manager. The event, which is free, runs from 4 to 7 p.m. and includes holiday music, caroling and an appearance by Santa Claus. The 11th annual lighting is part...

Star appears at historic LI home now on market

A Nissequogue home in the family of the founder of Smithtown is on the market for $2.495 million. The property served as a setting for a recent event celebrating the 2019 publication of “Americana: Farmhouses and Manors of Long Island,” which features the home and brought out Michael Feinstein, singer and American Songbook ambassador. The 1687 house was originally owned by Ebenezer Smith, the grandson of Richard "Bull" Smith, the founder of Smithtown. According to the 1968 book...

Instrument Petting Zoo to perform this weekend at Staller Center for the Arts

Kids can get an up-close-and-personal introduction to the world of classical music Sunday, Nov. 3 in a concert performance of “Peter and the Wolf” at Staller Center for the Arts at Stony Brook University. The concert will be performed by the Instrument Petting Zoo, an outreach program where student musicians go to schools and libraries to introduce children to classic music through hands-on workshops. Composed by Sergei Prokofiev, "Peter and the Wolf" is a symphonic fairy tale in which...

Long Island Millennial Leadership Coalition to hold free housing event at Greybarn in Amityville

The Long Island Millennial Leadership Coalition will hold an Oct. 30 event at the Greybarn apartment complex in Amityville. It’s becoming more and more difficult for young people to stay on Long Island, says John Schneidawin, chair ot the Long Island Millennial Leadership Coalition of LiiNC, a Westbury-based organization that aims to empower young professionals. With assistance from the Long Island Housing Partnership, the Hauppauge-based nonprofit that helps people find affordable housing...
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