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Creating A Statue of The Bull Rider

Creating a statue of the bull rider, Richard Smythe…by Bradley Harris, Smithtown Historian Last Thursday, Cris Damianos invited me to join him on a trip into Brooklyn to visit the art studio where the statue of Richard Smythe is being created. Richard Smith and his sister Libby joined us on the early morning trip to Studio EIS which took us deep into the Red Hook section of Brooklyn. We parked along the bank of the East River within sight of the Statue of Liberty. We walked up 32ndStreet through a canyon created by six story industrial buildings until we found an entrance door marked No.68. We entered the building and […]

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Damianos Realty Group LLC Announces Newest Acquisition

ISLANDIA, NY-Damianos Realty Group LLC, one of the largest property owners on Long Island, has purchased 3001 Expressway Drive North, a 40,000-square-foot office building in Islandia for $3.85 million, or $96 dollars per square foot, the company announced. The all-cash transaction marks the family’s newest Suffolk County asset in its 22-building Long Island-based portfolio. The seller, Spencer Savings SLG of Elmwood Park, NJ, acquired the property through a foreclosure proceeding against RJP Realty Co. Constructed in 1980, the building is located on both sides of the Long Island Expressway between Veterans Memorial Highway and Motor Parkway. It is currently 50% occupied by medical tenants such as HealthSource, Stony Brook University […]

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A New Tree Grows in SB

“The tradition continues,” said Gloria Rocchio of the Ward Melville Heritage Organization in Stony Brook. She spoke Monday of the recently planted Norway spruce on the Stony Brook Village green. The original Norway spruce, approximately 100 years old and 48 feet tall, had served as the village’s Christmas tree for over 50 years. Stony Brook benefactor Ward Melville himself began the annual tree lighting as a community event. But age finally got to the beautiful evergreen and it had to be taken down, a sad happening on April 19. “It took so long for it to grow,” said Rocchio, “and it came down so fast,” adding “it was a very […]

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