Art Comes Alive And ‘Off The Walls’ At Fair

Art Comes Alive And ‘Off The Walls’ At Fair

SPARKBOOM hosted its second annual “OFF THE WALLS: Block Party + Street Fair” last Saturday at Mt. Calvary Holy Church in Huntington.

The New York State grant-funded project hosted by the Huntington Arts Council, works to “expose emerging creative talent on Long Island, [in the Gen-Y population]” said spokesman Raj Tawney.

There were multiple bands, performers, art exhibits, and even a face painter and BMX stunt show!

Read on for the full scoop, including our gallery of photos from the event!

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Town, School Board Leaders Spar

Town, School Board Leaders Spar

Several members of Huntington’s town board bristled at comments from Huntington school board leaders during a town board meeting Tuesday, during which school trustees said they felt like they had been left in the dark on development and tax issues that could impact the district, while town board members countered by saying the district had never shared those concerns with the board before Tuesday’s meeting.

Read on for the full story, including both sides' takes on this dicey situation!

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Residential Plans Revealed In Renaissance Update

Residential Plans Revealed In Renaissance Update

New residential developments are being considered for a stretch of state-owned parking lots along New York Avenue as part of Huntington Station master developer Renaissance Downtowns' revitalization plans. 

Along the New York Avenue corridor, LIRR commuter parking lots owned by the New York State Department of Transportation are being eyed for 21 “live-work” units, where apartments would be built above commercial space for retail and business use. At the end of the stretch, near the intersection with Church Street, 28 artist’s lofts are proposed.

Read on to learn more about this project, how it could affect the Huntington Station community, and what individuals think of the initiative so far!

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CSH Heads To The Silver Screen

CSH Heads To The Silver Screen

The football field, lockers and library are among the areas of Cold Spring Harbor High School that moviegoers may notice on the big screen come 2015, thanks to an agreement between the school district and Laika Productions, LLC.

The Cold Spring Harbor Board of Education voted Tuesday night to approve the signing of a contract that will allow for the shooting of scenes from a film called “Louder Than Bombs,” starring Jesse Eisenberg, Gabriel Byrne and Isabelle Huppert, on the grounds of the district’s high school – a deal that will bring the district not only screen time, but $5,000 for each of five scheduled shooting days.

Read on to learn the full scoop on this upcoming project!

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Hundreds Line Streets For Huntington Awareness Day

Hundreds Line Streets For Huntington Awareness Day

Summer heat made a special appearance on Saturday as hundreds heated up the streets of Huntington Station for the fifth annual Huntington Awareness Day parade and street fair, a celebration of “unity in the community” in Huntington Station.

Read on to learn the full story, as well as to see our exclusive photo gallery chronicling the event!

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Out Of Prison, On Democratic Committee Ballot

Out Of Prison, On Democratic Committee Ballot

Nathaniel Ham - the disgraced former head of the Huntington Housing Authority who was released from federal prison in May after being convicted of  bribery and money laundering charges - is now on the ballot this Tuesday to become a Huntington Town Democratic Committeeman.

Read on for the full story of how Ham has gone from a businessman, to a convict - and now to a political hopeful!

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Apartments Planned Above Red Restaurant

Apartments Planned Above Red Restaurant

Plans to build new apartments atop retail buildings keep on coming in Huntington village.

A proposal by applicant Lupetti Ltd., the owners of the 417 New York Ave. building which is home to Nino Antuzzi’s Red restaurant, calls for adding a second, residential story to the structure.

Read on to learn the full story of this continued skyward expansion in the Huntington village!

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