Filming Around Town 5/27/2014

 

svuHere is today’s listing on filming taking place in New York City. If  you spot any signs around town for any movie, TV show and/or commercial ad, please comment below and share the information.

  • Flesh & Bone is filming at Columbus Ave and W 63rd St in NYC.
  • The Leftovers is filming around Hartley Park in Mount Vernon.
  • Trainwreck is filming at Utopia Pkwy and 22nd Ave in Whitestone.
  • Boardwalk Empire is filming at Church Ave and Kenmore Terrace in Brooklyn and Church St and Flatbush Ave in Brooklyn
  • MTV’s One Bad Choice is filming at the Long Island MacArthur Airport.
  • The Heart, She Holler is filming at Porter Ave and Ingraham St, Brooklyn.
  • Law and Order: SVU is filming at 29th Rd and Union St, Flushing and 150th St and 11th Ave, Flushing.

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Filming Around Town 2/21/2014

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Here is today’s listing on filming taking place in New York City. If  you spot any signs around town for any movie, TV show and/or commercial ad, please comment below and share the information.

  • Law and Order: SVU is filming at Chelsea Piers in NYC.
  • The Blacklist is filming at 9th St and 43rd Ave in Long Island City.
  • Power is filming at Steiner Studios in Brooklyn.
  • Louie is filming around Needham Ave and E 229th St in Bronx.
  • Elementary is filming at Silvercup Studios East in Long Island City.
  • Believe is filming at Monroe Blvd and E Walnut St Long Beach.
  • The Leftovers is filming at 4422 3rd Ave in Bronx.
  • Tin Man (TV pilot) is filming at the Sands Point Preserve in Long Island.
  • Public Morals is filming at W 15th and 7th Ave in NYC.
  • Bad Hurt was filming in studio at 630 Flushing Ave, Brooklyn.
  • Sharknado 2 is filming around 50th and Broadway in NYC.

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Filming Around Town 1/28/2014

THE AMERICANS

Here is today’s listing on filming taking place in New York City. If  you spot any signs around town for any movie, TV show and/or commercial ad, please comment below and share the information.

  • Orange Is The New Black is filming around Queens Blvd and 82nd Ave Queens.
  • Law and Order: SVU is filming at 46th Rd and Vernon Blvd in Queens.
  • The Americans is filming at Oheka Castle on Long Island.
  • The Blacklist is filming at E 80th St and Madison Ave in NYC.
  • Elementary is filming at Silvercup Studios East in Long Island City.
  • Blue Bloods is filming at Broadway Stages in Brooklyn
  • Believe is filming around 44th St and 11th St in NYC.
  • Brother’s Keeper is filming at Elm St and Castle Place, New Rochelle.
  • Power is filming at 21st St and 43rd Ave in Long Island City.

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Top 10 Living Social Deals in NYC

Another work week has come to a close and many of us are looking for activities to do this weekend around town. Here are the top 10 deals you can still snag from Living Social:


 

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Filming Around Town 9/4/2013

svuHere is today’s listing on filming taking place in New York City. If  you spot any signs around town for any movie, TV show and/or commercial ad, please comment below and share the information.

  • Girls is filming around E 4th St and Lafayette St in NYC AND 4th Rd and 11th St in Long Island City.
  • Law and Order: SVU is filming at Chelsea Piers in NYC.
  • Learning to Drive is filming at 86th Ave and 108th St in Richmond Hill.
  • Blue Bloods is filming at Manhattan Ave and Milton St, Brooklyn AND in studio at Broadway Stages.
  • The Carrie Diaries is filming at Steiner Studios in Brooklyn.
  • Orange is the New Black is filming at Kaufman Astoria Studios in Queens.
  • White Collar is filming at Manhattan Ave and Commercial St in Brooklyn.
  • Elementary is filming at Broadway Stages in Long Island City.
  • Person of Interest is filming in studio at Silvercup East Studios in Long Island City. They are also filming at 630 Flushing Ave in Brooklyn.
  • Boardwalk Empire is filming at Sands Point Preserve in Long Island.
  • Alpha House is filming at the Republic Airport in Farmingdale (Alpha signs posted, leading to airport).
  • The Blacklist is filming around Archer Ave and E Prospect Ave, Mt Vernon.
  • Cymbeline is expected to continue filming a driving scene on Edgemere Ave between Beach 35 St and Beach 54 St in Queens this week. They are also filming around Beverley Rd and Argyle Rd, Brooklyn.
  • Staten Island Summer is filming at Great Kills Swim Club in Staten Island.
  • Love is Strange is filming at 24th St and 9th/10th Ave in NYC through Thursday.
  • Listen Up Philip is filming at 9th Street and 5th Ave in Brooklyn.

 

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Filming Around Town 6/3/2013

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Here is today’s listing on filming taking place in New York City. If  you spot any signs around town for any movie, TV show and/or commercial ad, please comment below and share the information.

  • White Collar is filming around 35th Ave and 36th St in Queens.
  • Rob The Mob, starring Ray Romano, is filming around Marcy Ave and Flushing Ave in Brooklyn.
  • Beware The Night, starring , Eric Bana, is filming at the Nassau Correctional Facility.
  • The Other Woman, starring Cameron Diaz, is filming around Gansevoort St and Washington St NYC.
  • Royal Pains is filming at Oheka Castle in Long Island.
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is filming at Sands Point Preserve in Long Island.
  • Girls is filming in studio at Silvercup Studios in Long Island City.
  • This Is Where I Leave You is filming at 3 Burnham Pl in Manhasset.
  • Song One, starring Anne Hathaway, is filming at the Coler-Goldwater Hospital in Roosevelt Island.
  • Stephen King’s A Good Marriage is filming at 429 Bellwood Ave in Sleepy Hollow.
  • Boardwalk Empire is filming at Fairview Ave & Governor Rd Staten Island.
  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is filming around Monroe St & Market St, NYC.

 

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Filming Around Town 4/3/2013

English: Oheka Castle

 

Here is today’s listing on filming taking place in New York City. If  you spot any signs around town for any movie, TV show and/or commercial ad, please comment below and share the information.

 

  • Animal Rescue, starring Tom Hardy, is filming at Kimball St and Flatlands Ave in Brooklyn.
  • Royal Pains is filming at Oheka Castle on Long Island.
  • True Story, starring Jonah Hill and James Franco, is filming around Bayville Ave and Oak Neck Beach Rd in Oyster Bay.
  • Person of Interest is filming around 42nd St and 11th/12th Ave in NYC. Signs also posted at Columbus and 67th St in NYC. 
  • Boardwalk Empire is filming in studio at Steiner Studios, Brooklyn.
  • Elementary is filming in studio at Silvercup Studio East in Long Island City.
  • The Blacklist (pilot) is filming at 20th Ave and Petracca Pl, Queens.
  • Rottenberg/Zuritsky Pilot is filming at Eastern Pkwy and Plaza St E, Brooklyn.
  • Assistance (pilot) is filming at Madison Ave and E 51st/52nd St in NYC.
  • Ironside (pilot) is filming around W Boston Post Rd and Hommocks Rd, Larchmont.
  • The Ordained (pilot) is filming at Park Ave and 84th St in NYC.
  • Blue Bloods is filming around Worth St and Centre St in NYC.
  • Law and Order: SVU is filming around 23rd St and 2nd Ave in NYC.
  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is filming overnight (exterior) at Gold Coast in Bethpage.
  • Believe (pilot) is filming around Jay St and Plymouth St in Brooklyn.
  • The Americans is filming around Claremont Ave and W 116th St in NYC.

 

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$149 for an All-Day Music-and-Wine Tour for Two from Hampton Luxury Liner ($350 Value)

Drinking wine is an activity that sometimes makes people believe they’re funnier, smarter, and 2 feet taller than they actually are. Bask in the power of belief with this Groupon.

$149 for All-Day Music-and-Wine Tour for Two ($350 Value)

Hampton Luxury Liner’s well-appointed coach buses ferry pairs of passengers on wine-tasting adventures that include onboard snacks and stops at three of seven participating Long Island wineries. Each music-and-wine tour begins with a sumptuous breakfast that guests enjoy on their way to the first stop. At Pindar Vineyards, Long Island’s largest vineyard, 500-plus acres boast 17 types of grapes that are used to produce the vineyard’s 23 blends, 5 of which the passengers taste before leaving with a complimentary wineglass. Next, guests might head to Duck Walk Vineyards’ two tasting rooms, where they will sample five aromatic blends in portioned sips. Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard pairs a glass of full-bodied red wine with three hours of live jazz, rock, country, or blues music. Customers may purchase lunch (not included with this Groupon) at the vineyard’s indoor wine bar and eat it at one of the outdoor deck’s heated tables or while partaking in an equestrian staring contest at Baiting Hollow Farm’s pony and horse rescue.

Tours take place on Saturdays and Sundays with pickup locations in New York City, Plainview, and Ronkonkoma between 9:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Passengers return to their respective drop-off locations at approximately 4:30 p.m.

Hampton Luxury Liner

Hampton Luxury Liner ferries its passengers around in a lavish motorcoach that boasts five flat-screen TVs, complimentary WiFi, and an on-bus library. The luxury buses travel to destinations ranging from the Hamptons to Atlantic City, with specific stops at wineries, resorts, and casinos. Reclining leather seats with space for laptops and maximum leg extension typify the cushy interior, and each road cruiser also comes equipped with a snack bar, library, and refrigerator, useful for storing steaks to distract the thousands of chasing dogs such a luxurious bus usually attracts.

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One- or Two-Night Stay for Two in a Queen or King Room at La Maison Blanche in Shelter Island

Boutique Shelter Island Hotel a Stone’s Throw from Crescent Beach

There’s not a single traffic light on Shelter Island. It’s a sign of the leisurely pace that prevails across this 27-square-mile stretch of land, which is situated on the east end of Long Island. Where the streets end, you’ll find Mashomack Preserve, which acts as a sprawling refuge for hundreds of bird species. There are miles of quiet beaches here, too; they’re all sparsely populated by anglers and sunbathers. La Maison Blanche is located steps from Crescent Beach, and the hotel makes it easy for you to enjoy this peaceful natural setting.

After arrival, guests are free to take out complimentary bicycles from the concierge. You can use the bikes to meander past historical estates on secluded side streets, or pedal into town to check out antique shops and art galleries. Once you’re back at La Maison Blanche, you can lounge on a covered, wraparound porch, play bocce ball on the hotel’s two courts, or take a nap poolside. In cooler weather, cozy up by the fire with a glass of wine.

The hotel’s eight guest rooms overlook meticulously maintained flower gardens. When New York Times travel correspondent Donna Paul stayed in the king-size room, she lauded its 165-square-foot bathroom as “like being in a grand private home.”

In the morning, you can gather around the hotel’s wood fireplace or on the porch to enjoy French-style pastries that were baked on the premises. La Maison Blanche also houses a brasserie-style restaurant, where Chef Charles Le Tous uses local organic ingredients to enhance traditional French dishes such as duck confit ($28) and moules marinieres ($16).

Shelter Island, New York: Coastal Wilderness Refuge and Victorian-Style Houses

Shelter Island is located on the east end of Long Island, New York. Nearly one-third of Shelter Island is set aside as Mashomack Preserve, which has 2,100 acres of meadows, salt marshes, and oak forest. You can pass through the preserve only on foot, but it’s fine to take it slow here—you might spot ospreys or snowy egrets that often roost along the refuge’s 10 miles of pristine coastline.

Meanwhile, walking through Shelter Island Heights—located 4 miles away on the island’s west end—can feel like stepping into an idyllic past. Queen Anne– and Victorian-style houses and storefronts line the quiet streets, and historical residences such as Havens House feature period furnishings and antique fishing equipment. After exploring the town, step into a harbor bar, where you can dine on freshly caught lobster, scallops, or striped bass.

What You Get

Accommodations for two. Combine up to four Groupons to extend your stay.

  • Option 1: $90, one-night stay in a queen room, valid for check-in Sunday–Thursday 9/4–12/27 (up to a $150 value)
  • Option 2: $129, one-night stay in a deluxe king or petite king room, valid for check-in Sunday–Thursday 9/4–12/27 (up to a $225 value)
  • Option 3: $269, two-night stay in a queen room, valid for check-in Friday–Saturday 10/12–12/27 (up to a $450 value)
  • Option 4: $379, two-night stay in a deluxe king or petite king room, valid for check-in Friday–Saturday 10/12–12/27 (up to a $700 value)

Book by: 10/12/12

Amenities

  • Steps from beach
  • Brasserie-style restaurant
  • Swimming pool
  • Covered porch with white wicker furniture
  • Complimentary bike rental

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Wine Tasting with Pizza for Two or Four at Diliberto Winery (Up to 59% Off)

Identifying different flavor notes in wine is a mark of refinement, like discerning the pedigree of a horse by its taste in jazz. Sip on singular vintages with this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $19 for a weekend wine tasting for two and one 12-inch pizza (a $39 value)
  • $32 for a weekend wine tasting for four and two 12-inch pizzas (a $78 value)

During each Saturday or Sunday tasting, guests will sample varietals including the 2006 chardonnay with scents of lemongrass and honey, as well as the 2010 sauvignon blanc, which is tinged with hints of hazelnut. Guests may also detect soft fruit notes in the 2009 merlot, dark-cherry hints in the 2008 cabernet sauvignon, and flavors similar to black pepper and licorice in the 2007 cabernet franc. Pizza Salvatore is also included, balancing the flavors of the wine with fresh-sliced tomatoes, mozzarella, parmesan cheese, oregano, and extra-virgin olive oil.

Diliberto Winery

Just outside of Naples, Italy in a town called Dugenta, Salvatore Diliberto’s family crafts its own wine each year and stores it in the cellar of the castle next door. Though miles away from the vineyard and the old stone building, Diliberto carries on the Old World techniques at his Jamesport winery, where he tends to several acres of vines including franc and chardonnay. He presses the grapes, barrel ages the wine, and bottles it with Diliberto labels—some of which bear an artistic rendering of the castle in Dugenta.

In his tasting room, Diliberto presents his specialty wines to guests during a tasting experience designed to transport them to his ancestral home. He forgoes the bar experience in favor of the small table settings that one finds staggered outside an Italian café. A mural on one end of the room further heightens the sense of travel, trading the North Fork for the bustling streets and sentient traffic lights of a Tuscan mountain town.

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Tandem Skydive on Monday–Thursday or Friday–Sunday from 516-Skydive in East Moriches ($94 Off)

Skydiving relies heavily on gravity, like corporate trust-building exercises and home-security systems made from banana peels. Harness the earth’s obliging force with this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $145 for a tandem skydive Monday–Thursday ($239 value)
  • $145 for a tandem skydive Friday–Sunday ($239 value)

After about 30 minutes of training, a single passenger will make the jump strapped to an experienced, certified instructor. This Groupon does not include the mandatory $25 equipment-rental fee for the tandem harness and goggles. Passengers should wear comfortable clothing and no sandals or flip-flops, and they should remember that the temperature cools about 20 degrees at high altitudes.

516-Skydive

From a perch on Long Island, airplanes cruise high above some of the most beautiful scenery in the world, including the sapphire waves of the Atlantic and the beaches of the Hamptons. But, though the views from the plane are pretty, the experience of soaring through the air above them is unforgettable. Just ask 516-SKYDIVE’s team of experienced instructors. They specialize exclusively in tandem jumps, making skydiving accessible and approachable to all jumpers, regardless of experience level. The staff keeps them safe by adhering to the strict standards of the United States Parachute Association, which enforces rigorous regulations, safety guidelines, and Top Gun code names for instructors.

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$149 for an All-Day Music-and-Wine Tour for Two from Hampton Luxury Liner ($350 Value)

Drinking wine is an activity that sometimes makes people believe they’re funnier, smarter, and 2 feet taller than they actually are. Bask in the power of belief with this Groupon.

$149 for an All-Day Music-and-Wine Tour for Two ($350 Value)

Hampton Luxury Liner’s well-appointed coach buses ferry pairs of passengers on wine-tasting adventures that include onboard breakfast and snacks and stops at three Long Island wineries. Each music-and-wine tour begins with a sumptuous breakfast that guests enjoy on their way to Pindar Vineyards, Long Island’s largest vineyard. Pindar’s 500-plus acres boast 17 types of grapes that are used to produce the vineyard’s 23 blends, 5 of which the passengers will taste before leaving with a complimentary wineglass. Next, guests head to Duck Walk Vineyards’ two tasting rooms, where they will sample five aromatic blends in portioned sips. Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard is the last stop, and it pairs a glass of full-bodied red wine with three hours of live jazz, rock, and blues music. Customers may purchase lunch (not included with this Groupon) at the vineyard’s indoor wine bar and eat it at one of the outdoor deck’s heated tables or while partaking in an equestrian staring contest at Baiting Hollow Farm’s pony and horse rescue.

Tours take place on Saturdays and Sundays with pickup locations in New York City, Plainview, and Ronkonkoma between 9:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Passengers return to their respective drop-off locations at approximately 4:30 p.m.

Hampton Luxury Liner

Hampton Luxury Liner ferries its passengers around in a lavish motorcoach that boasts five flat-screen TVs, complimentary WiFi, and an on-bus library. The luxury buses travel to destinations ranging from the Hamptons to Atlantic City, with specific stops at wineries, resorts, and casinos. Reclining leather seats with space for laptops and maximum leg extension typify the cushy interior, and each road cruiser also comes equipped with a snack bar, library, and refrigerator, useful for storing steaks to distract the thousands of chasing dogs such a luxurious bus usually attracts.

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One- or Two-Night Weekend Stay for Two with Wine-and-Spirits Tasting at Holiday Inn Express (Up to 58% Off)

Hotels offer the comforts of home without the hassles of remembering to make your bed or avoiding the neighbor’s garden of giant Venus flytraps. Enjoy less stressful digs with this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

$109 for a one-night-stay package for two (a $222.10 total value)
$159 for a two-night-stay package for two (a $374.20 total value)

  • Accommodations in a standard room with one king-size bed or two double beds (a $152.10 value per night)
  • Four-hour local wine-and-spirits tasting for two (a $70 value)

Duos check in after 3 p.m. on Friday or Saturday, and can bring up to two additional guests (additional $10 per night each) and one dog (additional $50 refundable fee). After fueling up at the complimentary hot-and-cold breakfast buffet, visitors embark on the four-hour wine-and-spirits tasting, which includes round-trip transportation to the idyllic, family-operated Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard and the Long Island Spirits distillery, housed in a renovated 1900s barn. Guests may opt to attend the tasting for two hours instead of the full four hours and should inform the shuttle driver if choosing to do so.

Holiday Inn Express

The flames of a fireplace crackle next to the well-equipped hot-and-cold breakfast buffet that greets guests every morning at the Holiday Inn Express. Aromas of the hotel’s trademark cinnamon rolls float throughout the fleet of cushy guest rooms and suites, each flaunting amenities such as TVs and beds swaddled in triple-sheeted bedding.

Beyond the rooms’ doors, onsite amenities range from a heated outdoor pool and 24-hour fitness center to free WiFi and an ice machine that dispenses extra ice when tickled. Within just a few miles of the hotel, a bevy of attractions includes an aquarium, water park, ample shopping, and more than 30 wineries.

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$149 for an All-Day Music-and-Wine Tour for Two from Hampton Luxury Liner ($350 Value)

Drinking wine is an activity that sometimes makes people believe they’re funnier, smarter, and 2 feet taller than they actually are. Bask in the power of belief with this Groupon.

$149 for an All-Day Music-and-Wine Tour for Two ($350 Value)

Hampton Luxury Liner’s well-appointed coach buses ferry pairs of passengers on wine-tasting adventures that include onboard breakfast and snacks and stops at three Long Island wineries. Each music-and-wine tour begins with a sumptuous breakfast that guests enjoy on their way to Pindar Vineyards, Long Island’s largest vineyard. Pindar’s 500-plus acres boast 17 types of grapes that are used to produce the vineyard’s 23 blends, 5 of which the passengers will taste before leaving with a complimentary wineglass. Next, guests head to Duck Walk Vineyards’ two tasting rooms, where they will sample five aromatic blends in portioned sips. Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard is the last stop, and it pairs a glass of full-bodied red wine with three hours of live jazz, rock, and blues music. Customers may purchase lunch (not included with this Groupon) at the vineyard’s indoor wine bar and eat it at one of the outdoor deck’s heated tables or while partaking in an equestrian staring contest at Baiting Hollow Farm’s pony and horse rescue.

Tours take place on Saturdays and Sundays with pickup locations in New York City, Plainview, and Ronkonkoma between 9:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Passengers return to their respective drop-off locations at approximately 4:30 p.m.

Hampton Luxury Liner

Hampton Luxury Liner ferries its passengers around in a lavish motorcoach that boasts five flat-screen TVs, complimentary WiFi, and an on-bus library. The luxury buses travel to destinations ranging from the Hamptons to Atlantic City, with specific stops at wineries, resorts, and casinos. Reclining leather seats with space for laptops and maximum leg extension typify the cushy interior, and each road cruiser also comes equipped with a snack bar, library, and refrigerator, useful for storing steaks to distract the thousands of dogs such a luxurious bus usually attracts.

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Gaming Packages with Hot Dog, Soda, and Arcade Tokens at Long Island’s Laser Bounce in Levittown (Up to 52% Off). Two Options Available.

Before laser tag, most high-tech entertainment consisted of playing chess against a computer and chucking a victorious computer into a bog. Play nice with technology with this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $15 for four laser-tag games, a hot dog, a large soda, and 20 arcade tokens (a $30.50 Value)
  • $10 for one entry to bounce, one entry to Ballocity, or two laser-tag games and a hot dog, a large soda, and 20 arcade tokens (a $20.50 value)

Recreationists snipe opponents during 15-minute games in a laser-tag arena aglow with strobe and black lights. Others may opt to bound through Ballocity arena, an interactive play area that combines vacuum cannons and blasters with multi-level climbing platforms. Pint-sized patrons ages 2 to 12 may rather revel in the airy adventures of the bounce arena. After reenergizing with a hot dog and soda, all players can dispense their 20 tokens into the arcade’s abundant machines, which include racing games, air hockey, and pinball.

Though Long Island’s Laser Bounce sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.

Long Island’s Laser Bounce

Long Island’s Laser Bounce houses a quintet of interactive, family-friendly attractions within its massive indoor facility. An intergalactic-theme laser-tag arena shelters gunsmiths as they blast opponent targets and players during 15-minute games, and the bounce arena’s assortment of inflatable slides and bouncers engages kids as guardians surf free WiFi from the seating area’s comfy couches. In the Ballocity arena, blasters, vacuum cannons, buckets, and minor-league pitchers launch thousands of soft foam balls throughout the play area’s multilevel platforms. For classic recreation, the center’s arcade brims with pinball, air hockey, and a 35-foot-long ticket-redemption center. The various diversions can be enjoyed during drop-in play times, or as part of celebrations with the purchase of one of several party packages.

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$225 for a Two-Night Stay for Two at Panoramic View Resort or Ocean Dunes Resort in East Hampton (Up to $500 Value)

Breezy Oceanfront Lodging in the Hamptons

The Hamptons have justly earned their reputation as the preferred vacation destination of the rich and famous—a spot favored by the likes of Steven Spielberg and Martha Stewart. Dotted with rolling dunes, unspoiled beaches, and multimillion-dollar mansions, East Hampton manages to suggest both luxury and a kind of seaside quaintness that feels blissfully remote from nearby New York City. Located in the midst of this sought-after locale, Panoramic View Resort and Ocean Dunes Resort afford lavish lodgings, private beaches, and glittering vistas of the Atlantic Ocean.

The cozy units feature white wooden accents, overstuffed sofas, and private balconies ideal for admiring the shoreline or trading sonnets with lovesick Montagues, and an en suite kitchenette allows guests to prepare their own snacks. At Amagansett’s Ocean Dunes Resort, a wooden boardwalk stretches toward a 4-acre nature preserve home to several massive sand dunes. In Montauk, the 10 tranquil acres of the Panoramic View Resort spread out alongside a pristine, 1,000-foot beach.

East Hampton: Seaside Hamlets Steeped in History

East Hampton lies on the far eastern coast of New York’s Long Island, which boasts white sands and lush green spaces. The idyllic natural surroundings have long drawn notable out-of-towners. In 1945, husband-and-wife painters Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner bought a wood-frame house here. Pollock used the barn as his studio. Both buildings are still standing and have been added to the National Register of Historic Places. Other historical structures of note include some holdovers from the colonial era and a handful of wooden windmills. Along Montauk’s rocky coast, popular pursuits include fishing and treks to observe seals as they come ashore in colder months to warm up over hot toddies.

What You Get

  • $225 for two-night stay for two adults in a studio or one-bedroom unit

Amenities

  • Private beach
  • Kitchenette
  • Fitness center

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One-Night Stay for Two and Castle Tour at Oheka Castle Hotel and Estate in New York

Enormous French-Style Chateau on 23 Verdant Acres

At a whopping 109,000 square feet, Gilded Age financier Otto Kahn’s 127-room country estate on Long Island is the second-largest private residence ever constructed in the United States. Orson Welles used shots of the French-chateau-inspired building and its meticulously manicured grounds to represent Xanadu, the title character’s gargantuan home in Citizen Kane. Today, Oheka Castle Hotel and Estate—which takes its name from a condensed version of the original owner’s full name, Otto Hermann Kahn—gives overnight guests a taste of baronial opulence, complete with ornate ballrooms, exquisite three-course meals, and sumptuous furnishings.

Turrets, sloping roofs, and dramatic archways define the castle’s silhouette, which is surrounded by spiral topiaries, lush lawns, and burbling fountains designed by famed landscape architects the Olmsted Brothers. Handsome woodwork and marble give the mansion’s interior an aura at once stately and comfortable, as in the library, which boasts a honey-blond grand piano, cream-colored couches, and a collection of leather-bound Family Circus comic strips. Individually designed Chateau and Whitney rooms call to mind both French palaces and New York’s Metropolitan Opera. Frette Italian-Egyptian-cotton linens dress the beds; claw-foot or jacuzzi-style bathtubs anchor the bathrooms; and graceful chandeliers cast warm light onto elegant living areas.

Huntington, New York: Historic Estates and Relics of the Jazz Age

Located on Long Island’s Gold Coast, Huntington is characterized by its grand, Gatsby-esque estates erected in the 1920s by ultrawealthy captains of industry and finance. Paying little heed to cost, these Jazz Age barons constructed extravagant homes with parts and pieces shipped from foreign countries via expensive, bathtub-gin-powered zeppelins. Many estates remain intact and offer an enticing look at a vanished world. Nearby museums, an expansive arboretum, and a Japanese garden also keep visitors busy. Located just 38 miles from Manhattan, the North Shore is ideally situated for day trips to the city as well as historical seaside towns and Long Island’s beautiful wine country.

What You Get

  • For $179, a one-night weekday stay for two in Chateau or Whitney room and continental breakfast, valid Sunday–Thursday
  • Or, for $249, a one-night weekend stay for two in a Chateau or Whitney room and continental breakfast, valid Friday or SaturdayIncluded in all options:
  • Two drinks
  • Two castle-tour tickets

Amenities

  • Library
  • Formal gardens
  • Onsite restaurant
  • 18-hole golf course
  • Tennis courts
  • In-room massages
  • Complimentary continental breakfast

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$199 for a Two-Night Stay for Two in a Deluxe Room at The Freeport Inn and Marina in New York (Up to $341 Value)

Retro Waterfront Style with Luxurious Updates

Forty minutes by train from Manhattan, seagulls call and gentle ocean waves lap at the boat slips along Freeport Creek. Though decades removed from its debut during the 1964 World’s Fair, The Freeport Inn and Marina still sports a zigzagging roofline and long, open-air walkways—retro touches that lend its newly renovated grounds a dash of ’60s swagger. Mod furniture makes the front lobby feel like a stylish friend’s living room, a place to mingle before retiring to the Patio Marina Lounge for waterfront views and fresh seafood.

Deluxe rooms offer guests a comfortable space to relax with showerheads that simulate a hot, heavy rain and feather comforters atop king beds. At the creek-side Patio Marina Lounge, diners find cocktails and artistically presented small plates of baked clams ($12) and crispy oyster tacos ($14). A 3,000-square-foot outdoor area dotted with fire pits adjoins an indoor restaurant with a 30-foot bar and high-backed orange leather stools. Mirrored columns in the bar, another retro touch, allow recently restored walls to admire their new paint coats.

Freeport, New York: Seaside Charm Close to Manhattan

Just a few steps from the inn, Freeport’s Nautical Mile invites leisurely, sea-scented walks along a mile of waterfront bordered by bars, restaurants, and shops. New York City is also just a train ride away on the Long Island Rail Road, which deposits riders at Manhattan’s Pennsylvania Station, minutes from Times Square and Broadway. On Long Island’s northern shore, Sands Point Preserve‘s nature trails wind past christmas ferns, bluebirds, and reclusive rabbits operating the secret stills to produce the island’s famous iced tea.

What You Get

  • Two-night stay for two in a deluxe room at The Freeport Inn and Marina
  • $15 dining credit to the Patio Marina Lounge

Amenities

  • King bed
  • Rain showerhead
  • 32-inch LCD TV

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Filming Around Town 10/28/11

  • The Dark Knight Rises is filming around 6th/7th Ave and 56th/57th Street in NYC.
  • Hairbrained is filming at Snug Harbor in Staten Island.
  • The Bourne Legacy, starring Jeremy Renner, is filming at 210-10 Queens Plaza South, Queens.
  • 30 Rock is filming around 23rd and 5th/6th in NYC AND 17th and 5th/6th.
  • Blue Bloods is filming around the NYC courts (around Centre and Pearl-Leonard) and around Wooster and Spring/Broome St in NYC.
  • Nurse Jackie is filming in studio (Kaufman Astoria).
  • Unforgettable is filming around Linden Place and 35th Ave in Flushing. Signs also spotted at Union St and 34th Ave in Flushing.
  • A Gifted Man is filming in studio (Silvercup Studio East, Long Island City).
  • Gossip Girl is filming around E 80th St and Park/Madison in NYC tomorrow.
  • Smash is filming in studio (Broadway Stages, Long Island City).
  • Pan Am is filming at the Republic Airport in Long Island.
  • The 2-2 is filming around 123rd/124th and Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd/Lenox (Malcom X Blvd), NYC.
  • Damages is filming on 71st/Continental Ave. from Queens Blvd. to Austin St., and  along Austin towards Ascan Ave in Forest Hills.
  • Law and Order: SVU is filming around Richmond Rd and Rockland Ave in Staten Island AND at William H. Pouch Scout Camp in SI.
  • Disconnect is filming around Henry Hudson Pkwy W & Independence Ave, Bronx.
  • Person of Interest is filming in studio (Silvercup East, Long Island City).
  •  Delocated is filming at Greenwich and Leroy, NYC.
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Long Island Second Annual Special Needs Family Fair

It’s easy to feel alone or overwhelmed as a parent of special needs children. That’s why the Special Needs Family Fair is hosting a day of hands-on advice for parents–and, thoughtfully, an afternoon of entertainment for the kids, so you won’t have to worry about them. While kids enjoy face painting and other crafts, grown ups can connect one-on-one with 24 developmental and physical disabilities experts or attend speaker sessions covering homework tips to legal and financial needs to music therapy. ADHD screening tests will be available.

“We’re offering Long Island Parent readers and the larger community this free, educational and fun event so they can learn more about the multiple resources here for children with special needs and their families. The Special Needs Family Fair is being held in conjunction with the October/November issue of Long Island Parent magazine, complete with the only validated 3rd Annual Special Needs Directory. We’ll be posting updates on our site and Facebook, so visit us at www.liparentonline.com or call 631-673-4082 to learn more.”

Speaker Schedule

  • Noon: Elizabeth Schwartz, Lee Morris, Suzanne Willoughby—CLIMB (Children Learn In Music Best), Music Therapy Demonstration Alternatives for Children
  • 12:30 Willis Mawyer, “Why Isn’t My Child Making Friends?” Variety Child Learning Center
  • 1:00 Brad H. Rosken, “How to Become the Best Advocate for Your Child: Learning the Laws and Regulations” Law Offices of Brad H. Rosken
  • 1:30 Fred Holtz, “Symptoms of ADD-ADHD, Evaluations and Screening Techniques” Holtz Psychological Services
  • 2:00 Dr. Keri Chiappino, “Optimizing Your ADHD Child’s Attention & Performance This School Year Holistically Through Neurofeedback” New Life Chiropractic
  • 2:30 Jeffrey R. Silverman, JD, CFP, “Creating a Positive Future: How to Protect Your Child with Special Needs Legally and Financially” Center for Wealth Preservation
  • 3:00 Lynn Miner, M.Ed, “Homework Tips and Study Skills for Kids and Teens with ADHD” Lynn Miner, ADHD Coach for Kids and Teens
  • 3:30 Dr. Christopher Tice,“ADHD, Learning Disabilities and Autistic Spectrum Disorders: How To Help Your Child Now” Brain Balance Achievement Centers

Saturday October 15, 2011

11:00am-4:00pm
160 Walt Whitman Road
Huntington Station, New York
Pricing & Ticket Info: Free
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