Sunday, December 23, 2012

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Hurricane Sandy Cleanup Continues in Point Lookout, NY 11569

The Town of Hempstead has been doing a stellar job of removing refuge from the effects of Hurricane Sandy in Point Lookout, NY. Workers are seen loading trucks on Lido Blvd in front of JoJo Apples Cafe.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Power Returns To Point Lookout, NY

On Friday afternoon power began to return for residents south of Lido Boulevard in Point Lookout, NY. Over the course of few hours, power was returned to the entire town.

Earlier today, residents congregated at the PL/Lido Firehouse for the noon briefing which indicated that power would be restored by 6PM.

If you have not returned to Point Lookout, you are instructed to fill out a request for inspection at the firehouse. Crews from National Grid are also restoring gas service. If any part of your mechanical systems were compromised by the tidal surge, you may need to have those systems evaluated by a heating/electrical professional before operating those systems.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Residents Urged to Return to Point Lookout for Electrical Inspection

The Point Lookout Chamber spoke with Chas Thompson who is the commissioner of the Point Lookout-Lido Fire Department on Thursday November 8, 2012. He is urging residents to return to Point Lookout at their earliest convenience for home inspections in order to restore power. He also urged residents to attend daily briefings at the Point Lookout Firehouse each day at noon. On Thursday, there were 60 volunteers at the firehouse that were available to accompany homeowners to residences to conduct the inspections.

All residences and buildings in the Point Lookout and Lido Beach communities are required to have an electrical inspection completed before power will be resotered by LIPA.  You may hire your own licensed electrician or take advantage of a partnership Nassau County has with a private contractor, Empire Electrical, free of charge.

Representatives will be visiting all locations door-to-door to conduct Post-Hurricane Sandy Electrical Surveys in preparation.   To take advantage of the no-cost inspections, property owners must only sign a company liability waiver. You may download and print copies of the Survey and Liability waiver here:

Breakdown of Local Government in Nassau County

Where is County Executive Ed Mangano?

The Point Lookout Chamber of Commerce appreciates the inquiries and comments that have been sent voicing your needs and concerns in the restoration of utilities in Point Lookout. We understand that many people are suffering throughout Nassau County, some have greater obstacles to overcome, some less.

In an attempt to systematically address the restoration of power, the Point Lookout Chamber of Commerce has requested a comprehensive plan from local and county government to inform residents of a process to restore utilities. As of today, it appears that the Point Lookout/Lido Fire Department serves as the only form of local government. Our requests for a 5K generator to be delivered  and a fuel distribution point be set up by the National Guard remains unanswered.

The Point Lookout Chamber of Commerce spoke  with legislator Denise Ford on Thursday November 8, 2012 to discuss the situation in Point Lookout, NY. In that conversation, Denise Ford suggested that there has been a total breakdown in communication between the Town of Hempstead and Ed Magano, the County Executive.

At this point The Point Lookout/Lido Fire department serves the role of local government with meetings and updates daily at the firehouse.

We will continue advocating to the local and state government for more accountability in this situation and a speedy recovery of power.

Richard Zampella
VP & Communications Director
The Point Lookout Chamber of Commerce

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

More Controversy Caused by LIPA in the Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy

A controversy is erupting in relationship to restoring power throughout Nassau County which effects Point Lookout, NY. Over the past few days we have tendered many questions relating to the restoration of gas and electrical service in the community. The most common question is when service will be restored, followed by questions pertaining to the process to have utilities restored to homes and businesses. LIPA, whose power map has incorrectly indicated that Point Lookout has electricity restored all week, has determined that homes & business in their determined "flood zone" will require inspection before re-establishing gas & electricity service.Many Nassau residents have questions concerning power restoration in areas that have experienced flooding during Hurricane Sandy. Neighbors want to know whether LIPA, the county, towns or villages are responsible for executing a power restoration plan to homes and other buildings in those “flood zones.”
In essence, LIPA would place the burden to restore service on the account holder. They would require that you contact them and expect you to sit in the cold & dark until they can conduct their inspection. Instead, the Point Lookout/Lido Fire Department has initiated inspections this week in Point Lookout.
Information for Point Lookout Residents Looking to Restore Gas & Electric Service
Many Nassau residents have questions concerning power restoration in areas that have experienced flooding during Hurricane Sandy. Neighbors want to know whether LIPA, the county, towns or villages are responsible for executing a power restoration plan to homes and other buildings in those “flood zones.”
What’s Happening/Who’s Affected?
As a necessary safety measure to protect homes from extremely serious dangers associated with electrical wiring which has become wet, LIPA has designated geographic areas where flooding was widespread during Hurricane Sandy. Homes and other structures within those areas are required to have electrical systems inspected before LIPA can safely restore power.
The properties affected by the inspection requirement are all structures south of Merrick Road and east of the Meadowbrook Parkway, as well as, all properties that are south of Atlantic Avenue and west of the Meadowbrook Parkway.
Some of the communities included in this area are:
Hewlett Neck
Baldwin Harbor
Point Lookout
Island Park
Barnum Island
South Valley Stream
East Rockaway
Lido Beach
Valley Stream
Long Beach
Hewlett Bay Park
Hewlett Harbor
Portions of the above communities that are north of Merrick Road that have experienced water intrusion into their electric facilities (or Atlantic Avenue, west of Freeport) are also subject to this requirement.
How Will My Electrical System Be Checked, Who Will Do the Work?
Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano took the pro-active step of partnering with Empire Electrical Inspectors of New York, a private contractor, to assist LIPA in restoring power to homes throughout the County. The contractor will inspect the electrical systems of all structures in areas where flooding was widespread. 
What If My Electrical System Is Okay?
If a building’s electrical system has not become wet, the private contractor will notify LIPA that electrical power can safely be restored.
What If My Electrical System Is Not Okay?
If an electrical system is determined to have become wet and the system cannot be re-energized safely, the homeowner will need to hire a licensed electrician to make necessary repairs. The electrician will them arrange for a private certified electrical inspector to perform an inspection and issue a certificate of inspection. The property owner would then supply a copy of the certificate to LIPA to have power restored.
The Good News: Inspections Are Free
The good news regarding the electrical inspections is that there is no cost to homeowners. Homeowners must only sign a company liability waiver to take advantage of the no-cost inspections.
When Will Inspections Occur?
Hundreds of people working under Empire Electrical Inspectors are going door-to-door now in communities in the areas described above and in other towns. Updated information on the time frame for the contractor to complete work in the town and the entire county will be forthcoming.
Do I Need Any Government Inspections?
Inspections of electrical systems are being performed by the private contractor. In the event repairs are required, no town inspections are required for direct replacement of electrical components. All repairs must be made by a licensed electrician. Homeowners will need to have a private certified electrical inspector examine repair work and provide an electrical inspection certificate before LIPA will restore power. 

Re-Printed from the Point Lookout Civic Association

Monday, November 5, 2012

Letter from Legislator District 4 Denise Ford to The Point Lookout Chamber of Commerce

Dear Zampella,

I share your frustration as I am a resident in the West End of Long Beach. I did visit Point Lookout this morning to meet with your firefighters and I am working with them to get a representative from LIPA down to hear their concerns and hopefully expedite restoring the power to your neighborhood.

I will keep in touch with them but please continue to keep in touch with me. It may take a while before I can answer you as I do not have internet service where I live.

I will take a copy of this email home with me as it has your telephone number. I wish I could have given you a better response but I know that the County Executive is coordinating efforts to help our small businesses that have been impacted by this hurricane. If you do not get a response from him let me know and I will reach out on your behalf.


Legislator Denise Ford


Reply From The Point Lookout Chamber of Commerce to Denise Ford

Dear Ms Ford,

Thank you for your visit to Point Lookout this morning. As you can see the majority of businesses are prepared to reopen if they only had power. I was contacted by the office of Harvey Weisenberg this afternoon in Albany. In that conversation,  I requested that the governor's office instruct the National Guard deploy a 5K generator and a fuel distribution point in Point Lookout, NY. I have not received a response to my specific request.

Governor Cuomo has indicated that help is available to the towns devastated by Hurricane Sandy. There is nothing to indicate that local government is capable of responding to any requests at this time. I will continue to keep you updated of developments in the community as they occur.

The Point Lookout Chamber of Commerce Website continues to  serve as a source of information for the residents of Point Lookout. Currently the Point Lookout/Lido Fire Department has no means to disseminate information so a close liaison between your office and The Point Lookout Chamber of Commerce Website would be an effective method to inform residents.

I appreciate your reply to my letter and trust you will advocate the delivery of generation equipment and fuel distribution for the residents of Point Lookout, NY.


Richard Zampella
VP & Communications Director
The Point Lookout Chamber of Commerce
Tel: 917-280-6483 • Email:

The Point Lookout Chamber of Commerce Submits Appeal Letter to Governor Cuomo

November 3, 2012

The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo
Governor of New York State
NYS State Capitol Building
Albany, NY 12224

Dear Governor Cuomo,

On behalf of over 60 small businesses represented by the Point Lookout Chamber of Commerce, we find the LIPA response regarding the restoration of power to Point Lookout, NY to be unacceptable. Our trust in this public utility has been violated.  Our business & residential community depends on this utility to function. Our community has been without power since October 29th and is immobilized as are other communities serviced by LIPA. Our residents have no heat, businesses are unable to serve our community or rebuild.  Various reports suggest that power will not be restored anytime soon and statements have been made that LIPA will try to get back power on next weekend, November 11th!

County Executives and Governor Cuomo, I ask accountability of LIPA to put more action into getting Nassau County up and running. I also request that resources above and beyond getting power back that LIPA do something to help in the damage that has been caused by the amount of time the power has been off.  If LIPA cannot serve its customers in a timely fashion then a substantive power generator should be sent to Point Lookout, NY and other Nassau County towns to restore our business districts and  communities. Each day without power makes it more difficult for the businesses to rebound after this unprecedented disaster.  It is your responsibility and obligation as an elected leader to respond to our business community and residents.

Your reply to this request in a manner other than an automated reply will determine how seriously you accept your responsibility as elected leaders. I invite all executives to visit our community of Point Lookout, NY to illustate that we are prepared to serve our community if LIPA would restore power. To our knowledge, no elected officials have visited. Our business community has been completely halted and our bayside businesses that have served our community for over 80 years have been destroyed. We have diligently attempted to restore our community with only limited resources. Our community shares the same barrier island as Long Beach, NY and would like to serve and help the re-building of our devastated next door neighbor, Long Beach, NY.  Thank you in advance for your response.


Richard Zampella
VP & Communications Director
The Point Lookout Chamber of Commerce
Tel: 917-280-6483 • Email:

PS, the LIPA outage map incorrectly shows that Point Lookout, NY has power!

Edward P. Mangano,  County Executive
Kate Murray, Town of Hempstead Supervisor
Denise Ford, County Legislator
Harvey Weisenberg, Assemblyman

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Point Lookout, NY Chamber of Commerce Launches Interactive Blog

The Point Lookout Chamber of Commerce endeavors to provide the most up-to-date information regarding the impact of Hurricane Sandy on Point Lookout, NY. We welcome you to share any reports you have so that others may share in the information  you provide.

Visit our interactive blog at:

Post Hurricane Sandy Business Recovery in Point Lookout NY

To our fellow entrepreneurs and chamber members who have put their heart and soul into building their businesses here in Point Lookout and have been impacted by Hurricane Sandy. The Point Lookout Chamber of Commerce is committed to providing resources to those businesses affected by Hurricane Sandy. The Chamber is providing a quick summary of resources available to business owners who are impacted by disaster.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Post Hurricane Sandy Images of Point Lookout, NY

View the latest images emerging from Point Lookout, NY from Hurricane Sandy at:

Food, Drink Distribution in Point Lookout, NY

FEMA’s Points of Distribution (PODs) are located throughout the north and south shores of Nassau County. Locations include:


Point Lookout: Point Lookout Lido Fire Department, 102 Lido Blvd., Point Lookout

For the latest updates on the impact of Hurricane Sandy on Point Lookout, NY visit:

Representatives of the Indiana Task Force 1 from FEMA are in Point Lookout, NY

Representatives of the Indiana Task Force 1 from FEMA went door to door to check on the safety of residents on Thursday, Nov 1, 2012, in Point Lookout, N.Y. Point Lookout was one of several communities that was affected by Superstorm Sandy. / Kathy Kmonicek / Associated Press

For the latest updates on the impact of Hurricane Sandy on Point Lookout, NY visit:

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Sandy-Damaged Point Lookout, NY, Stranded By Agency Disorganization

LONG BEACH, N.Y. -- Jenny Kastner couldn’t conceal her frustration. After three days spent waiting for local, state and federal officials to address what she saw as the most pressing need in this Long Island community -- food and water to thousands of residents living in cold, dark homes, many without any communication to the outside world -- she couldn’t believe that the first Red Cross truck she had seen was setting up operations in a windswept beach parking lot five miles from town.

“This doesn’t work!” she said, loudly, to one of the workers. “People who need help can’t get here.”

Kastner, and her daughter, Liza Womack, began loading cardboard boxes full of ham and cheese sandwiches, bags of apples and bottles of water into Womack’s car, which had barely escaped the flood damage that rendered thousands of other vehicles here useless. Then they drove off to the low-income neighborhood of single-family homes and public housing projects to distribute the supplies where they were most needed.

Hurricane Sandy hammered this beach community of about 35,000 people on the Atlantic Ocean Monday night. The town still has no power and no running water. Dark, fetid sewer water fills many basements. Most others haven’t been properly cleaned of the water that surged into their homes. Those few residents in the poor neighborhoods of town who owned cars saw them swallowed up, and disabled, by the salty water.

“We’ve got no transportation, no phone service, it's just not a good time,” said Danielle Conan, a Long Beach resident, as she gratefully accepted a sandwich and some other food dropped off by the mother-daughter team.

In interviews over the course of an afternoon, residents said they were frustrated with the official response, which has seemed haphazard, and focused at times on the wrong priorities.

“The response is not about getting help to human beings,” Kastner said. “It’s just yelling at us and telling us to get out of town.”

The previous evening, a dozen National Guard soldiers had stood guard as three of their number distributed water to a long line of waiting residents, according to several who said they felt treated as if they were a threat, rather than victims of a natural disaster.

Authorities were also failing to communicate basic information, such as where to find food and water, locals said. Televisions are dark and cell phone service is spotty, at best. Downtown on Thursday, dozens of state and local police and officials from a variety of New York agencies milled around, but residents said they weren’t getting out into the community to answer people’s questions.

The interplay between various local, state and federal agencies at ground level in Long Beach is difficult to determine, meaning it is unclear whose job it is to communicate with residents and to make sure everyone knows about locations to pick up food and water. But the Nassau County Office of Emergency Management is likely playing a leading role. Calls to the agency Thursday afternoon weren't returned, and an email sent Thursday evening wasn't immediately returned.

Part of the problem seems to be the inevitable breakdown in communication that happens when different units are dispatched to an area with different missions, some from other parts of the country.

As a result, neighbors are relying on each other for information, which often proves wrong. Chrissy Bregali drove her sister and brother-in-law to City Hall after hearing a rumor that the Red Cross was distributing $250 in cash assistance to needy residents. That rumor proved false.

“Why aren’t they distributing these?” Bregali asked, holding a flyer that contained some basic information about services that she had just picked up from a police officer. Bregali said she hadn’t heard about the food distribution center in the beach parking lot. The flyer didn’t say anything about it.

The National Guard is patrolling neighborhoods, but their primary mission is security. The soldiers intimidate many residents, and they often don’t know the answer to questions about food and water distribution, locals said.

In a parking lot in the nearby community of Point Lookout, about seven miles away at the tip of the peninsula, a reporter encountered a weary search-and-rescue FEMA team dispatched from Indiana. These rescue workers, all firemen, had worked long hours since they arrived two days ago to make sure no one was still trapped by the storm. But they weren’t equipped to distribute food or water aid. They had only a 1-800 number for people to call if they asked about aid.

Though many residents expressed frustration with authorities, some seemed to be coping better than others.

Standing outside the fire station in Point Lookout, Donna Walsh said she was getting by on peanut butter and Fluffernutter sandwiches. “I haven’t seen my landlord since before the storm, but otherwise it's not too bad,” she said.

Across the street, a worker hosing off the floor of the flooded Apples Café unleashed an expletive-laden tirade when asked how he was coping. “How the f--- does it look like things are going?” he yelled, waving around the hose. “Where the f--- are our government officials?”

Back in Long Beach, one official, who declined to give his name because he said he was not authorized to speak to the press, said that authorities were doing the best that they could and that ensuring public safety and getting power and sewer services restored was a top priority. The official said that food and water distribution was already improving.

And indeed, by Thursday afternoon that seemed to be the case. In the parking lot of a darkened, but still open Wauldbaum’s grocery store on the main business strip, long lines of Long Beach residents were queuing at two Red Cross trucks which had just arrived and were distributing small bags of food.

One of the trucks was the same one that Kastner had earlier admonished to move closer to the center of town. Someone, it turns out, may have been listening after all.

UPDATE: A spokesman for Nassau County's Office of Emergency Management said in an email that that the office distributes water and MRE's to the city, which then distributes the supplies to residents. The office has no jurisdiction over the local authorities, he said.

For the current post Hurricane Sandy updates for Point Lookout, NY Visit us at:

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Point Lookout Mourns the Loss of Nicky Linton

A heart warming memorial service was held on Saturday October 27, 2012 to celebrate the life & times of local resident Nicky Linton. The service included eulogies by Pastor Greg and by his sisters Sandy and Patty. Nicky will be missed by those who knew him and by the community of Point Lookout.

LINTONNicholas, of Point Lookout, NY died on October 15, 2012 at the age of 55. Adored son of Catherine and the late Leonard Linton, beloved brother of Sandy and Patty Linton and brother-in-law of Dara Zargar and Jeffrey Fenton.  Courageous, mischievous and loving, Nicky’s gentle strength and kind heart will be missed by all who knew him.  A memorial service will be held Saturday October 27 at 11am at the Point Lookout Community Church, 60 Freeport Ave in Point Lookout.  In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to Nicky’s joy at Camp Anchor, 630 Lido Blvd., Lido Beach, NY 11561.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

The Point Lookout Chamber of Commerce Salutes it's Members with Our Fall 2012 Cocktail Mixer at The Point Ale House

Save the Date
Tuesday October 30, 2012
7:30PM - 9:30PM

The Point Lookout Chamber of Commerce is proud to invite you to an evening of fun and cocktails as a thank you to all our members.

Join us on Tuesday October 30, 2012 from 7:30PM until 9:30PM at the Point Lookout Ale House. We look forward to seeing you there.

• Open Beer & Wine Bar with Hors d'oeuvres
• 50/50 Raffle

Free to all Members of the Point Lookout Chamber of Commerce
$20.00 for non-members

Monday, October 8, 2012

Advertise with the Point Lookout Chamber of Commerce


The Point Lookout Chamber of Commerce Monthly Shop Local Postcard. 

Each month 4 spaces are available to list your business or special offers and deals. The mailer is delivered to over 800 households via the U.S. Postal Service at the begining of each month.

Advertise Any Month Throughout the Year

Connect your business with local customers throughout the year. Running specials or deals at a later time? Reserve your space in advance by advertising with the Point Lookout Chamber of Commerce Mailer. At the beginning of each month, we reach out to over 800 households in the community of Point Lookout.

Advertising is as easy as 1, 2, 3.

Just pick your month and provide us with the details of your special or your business. We do the rest. The cost to run your ad is a flat rate of $49.00 for any month. Act now, spaces are limited.

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Advertsing opportunities for deals and specials are available on the Point Lookout Chamber of Commerce Website. With an average of 10,000 unique hits per month we can reach your target audience for people looking for services from Point Lookout Chamber Members! It's easy and it's affordable.

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Strategically placed within and adjacent to our editorial content, Web banners are the perfect way to promote your products and services to our more than 10,000 unique monthly site visitors.

Fall Savings From The Point Lookout Chamber of Commerce

Fall into fall with these local merchant specials for October -- Point Lookout Pride -- Shop Local

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Point Lookout NY Children's Day 2012

The Point Lookout Civic Association held their 81st Annual Children's Day under sunny skies at the beach on Saturday Sept 1, 2012. Community children competed in various activities such as running and swimming races, sand castle competitions, pizza eating contests, boogie board races, sack races, carnival games, dunk tanks (yes, folks, that brown water comes from our pipes) cotton candy, ice cream, and, to top it off, a tast-of Point Lookout and dancing under the stars. Participants and winners were awarded at an award ceremony that took place after the events at the Point Lookout A-frame.

Over the course of the day Chamber members also participated in several contest and awarded prizes to the children. The First National Bank of Long Island, Olive Oil's and Skipperdees held respective competitions over the course of the event.

Thanks to The Civic Association and all of their organizers and volunteers for making this such a remarkable success and a wonderful way to end the summer. See you next year!

Friday, August 31, 2012

Point Lookout, NY Old Timers Salute and Little League All Star Game

The Point Lookout Little League hosted the final event of the baseball season on Thursday August 30, 2012 with the annual old timers salute and all star game. The evening begins with an nostalgic introduction of past players for the Point Lookout League. All Star Players escorted the "old timers" onto the infield with each introduction.

The evening culmimated with the 2012 Point Lookout All Star Game. MVP players were selected to play from the Bulldogs, Chickens, Piranhas and the Sharks.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Nassau County Fire District 2nd Battalion Parade - 8.11.12 Lido Boulevard -- Point Lookout, New York

Grand Marshals Ludwig Meyer & Lester Kappel
Bagpipes, horses, and marching bands marched on Saturday August 11 when The Point Lookout/Lido Beach Fire Departments hosted the annual 2nd Battalion Parade.

The parade stepped off at approximately 6:30 p.m. from the Point Lookout Ballfield and headed south to Ocean Blvd. before turning onto Parkside Drive and then up the main street of Lido Boulevard. The 2nd Battalion consists of seven Fire Departments in Nassau County: Baldwin, Freeport, Island Park, Long Beach, Oceanside, Point Lookout, Lido Beach and Atlantic Beach Rescue.

The annual 2nd Battalion Parade not only recognizes the volunteer service of the communities' first responders, but also the salutes their commitment and dedication to serving the public and keeping their communities safe.

After the parade, participants and spectators congregated at the Point Lookout Ballfield for a giant block party that featured international food, music, dancing and rides for the children.

The host town rotates every years, so Point Lookout will not see the 2nd Battalion Parade for another 6 years.

Friday, August 10, 2012

The Entrepreneurial Spirit is Indeed Alive and Well in Point Lookout, NY.

POINT LOOKOUT, NY -- We spotted an impromptu lemonade stand on the corner of Lido and Cedarhurst the otherday. If you think about the state of the country and the economy and these kids with the lemonade stand, perhaps it might bring you back to your childhood that may have involved not only a lemonade stand, but maybe handmade fishing lures or a lawn mowing service. After watching as several of the neighborhood kids joined the lemonade stand sales team, I realized that the entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well inside each one of us.

Over the last couple of years, we have all watched as big business has failed us. We have gotten away from the spirit that made America great. It was the small business. Those of us who own small businesses know that we are the grease on the wheel of the American economy. Yet it seems that those individuals on Wall Street who are largely responsible for this economic mess we are in, just wanted the quick buck at our expense with no concern for America. But that's another story.

Now back to the Lemonade stand, these kids were financing their venture from a piggy bank. They made all of the plans, they did all of the work, and they cleaned up all of the mess. I am sure we will see the stand pop up again from time to time on a street corner in Point Lookout. Maybe next time you see them, you will stop by and provide a little encouragement.

The entrepreneurial spirit is indeed alive and well in Point Lookout, NY.

Sunday, July 15, 2012


Mike was like no other.

I had the pleasure of being a fellow Renegade member with Mike for 10 years in the Point. His experience from NYC EMS and firefighting benefited all that knew him. The old Mack TL 254 (the True Renegade Rig) was his baby. He could drive that thing as if it was a Volkswagon. (ahh, he would tell us the faster the rig went, the thinner it got, especially on all the Mutual Aids to Long Beach.) Above all he was a good friend to all that knew him.

Memories will never be forgotten, as ex 4100 will attest from many a Sunday afternoon marathon 10th Battalion Meeting at Chicolino's. Yep, he was one of the original charter members of the 10th Battalion... Sunday afternoons at Chicolino's and Monday Nights at Joe's Anchor Inn... He helped put the Point on the Map.. 'Have Tower Ladder will Travel'... although some of the older members and Commissioners weren't too keen on that... Running calls in Hicksville with 931... chasing them as they were stealing the Renegade gate out of the Co. Room... Picnics and training with the brothers from Merrick 6411... hanging on the beach with the old (Green) 529 with Tav, Rodni and the Glen Cove crew.... taking the 'Mean Green Venting Machine' sign from Elmont Truck 2.. the Company Baseball Games... NC Emerald Society Meetings at the Rescue House... and it goes on and on.. the times were amazing... and who can forget the Wedding March from Miraculous Medal Church to the PVI. when he married Mary.. Tower Ladders up and down Lido Blvd with 254 and 931 in front of the PVI..

We need to never forget Mike and all that he did for the Fire Service in Nassau County. He had a heart of Gold. I ask all my brothers and sisters that knew Mike to take a moment and reflect on the good times had... the way the Fire Service used to be.. FUN!

Friendships were made. Fires were put out. Trainings were done. No one got hurt. Life went on. It didn't matter what Company you were in, what Department you were from, or where you worked... it was a brotherhood and we all learned and had respect for each other..... and yes.. the 'F' word... we had FUN!!! Take a moment ...reflect... remember the laughs and good times..

I wish I could make it back for the Memorial.. but scheduling just doesn't allow it. Mike, I will never forget you... Thank you for your friendship and your teachings.. The Point was never the same after you headed south... Enjoy that big Firehouse in the sky... I am sure you are driving the old Mack TL to a job somewhere...

Rest in Peace my brother... I am sure there will be an amazing turnout for the Memorial for you!!!!!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Point Lookout NY is on the Cutting Edge of Renewable Energy

Point Lookout, NY is home to Long Island’s first fully solar powered municipal building as well as Long Island’s first and only renewable energy park, which features solar, wind, hydrogen and geothermal energy. The energy park is home to a solar and wind-powered shellfish nursery, a self-reliant solar office acquired from NYIT, a 60k solar field, solar trackers (two solar panels that track the sun’s path), Long Island’s first hydrogen fueling station and wind turbine. In addition, the Town of Hempstead is completing a 20k solar panel system at the Conservation and Waterways facility in Point Lookout with a hydroponics garden in the filtered light of the bi-facial panels. Two solar carports are also being added to our first solar-electric car charging station in Point Lookout.  

Educating residents and young people is a vital component of the Town of Hempstead’s energy agenda.  Solar how-to seminars hosted by Hempstead Town show homeowners how they can incorporate solar energy into their daily lives. Schools and organizations alike are always welcomed to tour the energy park in Point Lookout and receive a hands-on program offering a view into potential energy.

Supervisor Murray addressed how Hempstead Town continues to expand its alliances and partnerships with local universities and colleges to further its green energy research.  Other cutting edge research includes new geothermal wells Hempstead Town is installing at town facilities for cooling and heating as well as the development of an overall energy strategy for the town.

“Events like this help to promote and advance technological alliances and move progressive energy initiatives forwards,” concluded Supervisor Murray. “I’m appreciative that Hempstead Town was a part of such a worthwhile event.”

The Jones Beach Theater Concert Series: A Stone's Throw Away from Point Lookout, NY

The Jones Beach Summer Concert Series takes place within sight distance of Point Lookout, NY. This year kicks off it's 2012 season on Friday, June 8th with Rock and Roll Hall of Fame hororee Neil Diamond. Sing along to “Cracklin’ Rosie,” “America,” and that great old standby, “Sweet Caroline.” Show time is 8 p.m.

The Beach Boys – Sunday, June 24th

The highly anticipated re-union of The Beach Boys comes June 24th to Jones Beach. This tour marks the 50th Anniversary of the group and fans can listen to hits such as “Help Me Rhonda,” “Surfin’ Safari,” “Surfin’ U.S.A.” and many more. Show time is 7:30 p.m.

Stevie Nicks, In Your Dreams – Friday, June 29th

Former Fleetwood Mac band member and iconic solo artist Stevie Nicks returns to Jones Beach to perform songs from “In Your Dreams.” Look for some classics, too, in this must-see concert. Doors open at 7p.m., and show time is 8 p.m.

Check back with the Point Lookout Chamber of Commerce on a regular basis to see the concert schedules for July & August. Chamber Member Broward Limousine provides car service, limousine service and bus service to the Jone Beach  Theater. Call them direct at 516-889-4242 or visit them on the web at Long Island Limousine by Broward

Sunday, May 27, 2012

The US Navy's Blue Angels Fly High Over Point Lookout, NY

The skies over Point Lookout, NY thundered this past Memorial Day Weekend with the sound of a squadron of F/A -18 Hornets flown by the United States Navy's Flight Demonstration Squardon Blue Angels 

Sunday, May 20, 2012

A Flurry of Construction on Lido Boulevard Promises a Busy Summer in Point Lookout, NY

The flurry of construction along Lido Boulevard under way for the last 6 months should provide for an increase in local business for the town of Point Lookout, NY. The anticipated economic stimulus and jobs these new structures will create should contribute to a more robust local economy. 

Contractors such as John McIntyre Contracting and Brennan Construction are completing projects for the former Lazy Pelican Restaurant, The Point Lookout Ale House & Grill, John McDonald Plumbing and the Sand Castle Cafe. 

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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

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Long Island Limousine by Broward Co-Sponsors "A Tasting of Long Beach"

The Long Beach Chamber of Commerce in association with Broward Limousine is sponsoring "A Tasting of Long Beach" on Wednesday, April 25th at 7:00PM. A brand new 58 luxury coach bus provided by Broward Limousine will depart from the Allegria Hotel at 7:00PM. The evening will include several stops in Long Beach and Point Lookout. The evening includes tasting menus at the Atlantica at the Allegria Hotel, Lola's Kitchen and Wine Bar, Geri's Sugo Cafe and The Fisherman's Catch Restaurant in Point Lookout. To make reservations for this event, call the Long Beach Chamber of Commerce by April 20th at 516-432-6000. Space is limited for this event and reservations are going fast, so call now. For additional details, visit the Long Beach Chamber of Commerce at

Monday, March 26, 2012

Long Island Limousine Vehicle Fleet by Broward Limo

Broward Limousine presents a video portfolio of our fleet of vehicles. To book any of these Limo Buses, Party Buses, Limousines, Vintage Automobiles or Sedans call us toll free at 1.800.834.4242 or visit on line at

Broward Limo features the new MKT Lincoln Town Car, the Mercedes Benz S550 and the Rolls Royce Phantom V

Book Early for Mother's Day this May 13, 2012

Mother's Day is rapidly approach on May 13, 2012 and it is time to celebrate Mom and all that she does over the course of the year. Mother's Day is traditionally the busiest day of the year in restaurants because it isn’t for the family, it’s to give the mom’s a break from cooking every day. This mother's Day, why not take Mom our in style with a chauffeured limousine or town car from Broward Limousine. Why not take Mon out for brunch, lunch or dinner. Spend some quality time with Mom. Let her know you love her. You can have a stretch limo or stretch escalade pull up, roll out the red carpet, have chilled bottles of champagne inside and whisk Mom to her favorite restaurant. After dining, drive around in the limousine. Toast to your Mom. She deserves special treatment on this Mother's Day!

Call Long Island Limousine by Broward at 1.800.834.4242 today to reserve early for this Mother's Day for a day she will always remember. Visit Long Island Limousine Site Now

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Chamber Member John D. MacDonald Plumbing Launches New Website

POINT LOOKOUT, NY — February 23, 2012 — John D. MacDonald Plumbing & Heating announces the launch of their New Website.
John D. MacDonald Plumbing & Heating has redesigned their website to be clean and easy to use, ensuring their productiveness in the search engines, generating traffic, and turning traffic into conversions. The new website was created and developed by Transmultimedia, a Point Lookout creative services company. The new site provides a stylish user interface and has streamlined its navigation menu
John MacDonald Plumbing & Heating has been family owned and operated since 1929 and serves Point Lookout, Long Beach, Lido Beach, Atlantic Beach and Island Park areas. We are here to provide all of your plumbing needs.
MacDonald Plumbing has taken their website, redesigned it and made it  productive in the search engines. What customers of MacDonald Plumbing can expect is a professional web site that creates web presence, more visits, new leads in new markets, new sales and branding.
The New Website also features social media links to Facebook, Twitter and YouTube as well as a RSS feed that users can subscribe to.

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Thursday, February 9, 2012

Valentine Bake Sale from Morning Sun Nursery School -- Saturday Feb 11th

Valentine Bake Sale
Sat Feb 11th
Sponsored by Morning Sun Nursery School

The PL Community Church
66 Freeport Ave
Point Lookout NY 11569

Over 25 Beautiful Raffle Baskets
All Proceeds going to the Morning Sun Nursery School

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Shop Local in Point Lookout NY for Superbowl Sunday

Everything you Need for Superbowl Sunday Right Here in Point Lookout

Point Lookout is a great place to shop. In addition to convenience, Point Lookout offers a wealth of shops and unique stores to include practically everything you could want for Super Bowl Sunday.

Party Appetizers and Meals
Olive Oils

JoJo Apples

Merola's Deli
More Info

Wine and Liquor
Point Wine and Liquor

Watch the Game at
The Fishermans Catch
Visit Website

Alice's Super Bowl Party
More Info

If you are going to a party-
Call Broward Limousines – a perfect designated driver! | 800-834-4242 |

Cupcakes, Shakes & Ice Cream

Open All Day Superbowl Sunday | Gelo's Point Pharmacy
Visit Website

Point Lookout Chamber of Commerce
Please support local business!

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Point Lookout, NY -- Nassau's Answer to The Hamptons

Point Lookout NY is the heart and soul of the South Shore of Long Island's coastal Heritage. Point Lookout is located at the east end of a barrier island and nestled between Reynolds Channel and the crystal blue Atlantic Ocean. The hamlet of Point Lookout, NY is a vibrant community with a history that dates back to 1721 when a whaling outpost was established at Jones Inlet with the sole purpose of tracking whales off the coast of Long Island.

Located on a barrier island, Point Lookout, NY has enchanted residents and visitors alike -- attracting personalities ranging from Oscar Wilde to Marlene Dietrich to folk singer Burl Ives. Point Lookout is known for its private beach, fishing boats, natural beauty, genteel charm and endless opportunities for recreation.

Point Lookout is dominated by people on their bicycles and families in golf carts, a feature that seems odd in a seaside town with no manicured green in sight. The carts can travel at a maximum of 15 miles per hour - PointLookout's speed limit - making them a popular choice for transportation. Resident drivers know to pause respectfully along the main street, tree-shaded Lido Boulevard, for a typical traffic tie-up: half a dozenchildren waiting with their bikes to cross.

On the shores of East Bay, Point Lookout offers the charm of a small New England fishing village with a range of services that include; Doxsee's Offshore Seafood, Alice's (Captain Joe's Anchor Inn), The Clam Bar, Buoy Bar, Scotties Fishing Station, The Fisherman's Catch and Ted's Fishing Station.

Entering the town and strolling down the main street Lido Boulevard one passes by such community businesses as Adde K Hair Salon, Studio 5 Yoga & Pilates, Hug Real Estate, Point Realty, The First National Bank of Long Island, The Point Lookout Library, Olive Oil's Restaurant, The Framing Edge Art Store, Skipperdee's L'il Cupcake & Ice Cream Shop, Point Lookout Liquor Store, MacDonald Plumbing, Jojo Apples Cafe, Gelos Point Pharmacy and the Point Lookout Post Office.

Merola's Supermarket is the hub of the main thoroughfare of Lido Boulevard. Merola's opened its market in May of 1930.  MacDonald Plumbing, also on Lido Boulevard, is one of the oldest continually operating business in the community which has been family owned and operated since 1929.

Point Lookout's private beach is the meeting place of the town. Surrounded by 2 jetties, covered with beautiful white sand and clean, crisp salt water and gorgeous waves.

Point Lookout, NY has something for everyone. Whether you're looking for a summer vacation or a singular seafood dining experience, or a Little League game a unique experience awaits you -- all set against the backdrop of the most picturesque scenery to be found on the South Shore of Long Island. We look forward to seeing you soon and hope you enjoy your visit to Point Lookout, NY: Long Island's Best Kept Secret.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Point Lookout Chamber of Commerce Member are Invited to a Networking Mixer with The Long Beach Chamber of Commerce on February 2, 2012


The Long Beach Chamber of Commerce

The Avenue Café
20 West Park Avenue

Thursday, February 2nd 7:00 PM



$49.00 per person in advance
$55.00 per person at the door

350 National Blvd., Long Beach, NY 11561
516 432-6000

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Chamber Member William Meier Real Estate Launches New Website

POINT LOOKOUT, NY -- January 23, 2012 -- William Meier Real Estate announces the launch of their New Website. This is an example of the company's effort to streamline real estate transactions in Point Lookout, NY.

Meier Real Estate has redesigned their website to be clean and easy to use, ensuring their productiveness in the search engines, generating traffic, and turning traffic into conversions. The new website was created and developed by fellow Chamber of Commerce member Richard Zampella of Transmultimedia, a Point Lookout creative services company. The new site provides a stylish user interface and has streamlined its navigation menu

Meier Real Estate consists of a team of motivated, client oriented, property management professionals that achieve results for their clients. Their goal is professionalism and dedication and to provide high quality management or real estate services that include Property management, advisory services, marketing services, due diligence services, mortgage banking and real estate investment.

William Meier has taken their website, redesigned it and made it the most productive in the search engines. What customers of William Meier can expect is a professional web site that creates web presence, more visits, new leads in new markets, new sales and international branding.

The New Website also features social media links to Facebook, Twitter and YouTube as well as a RSS feed that users can subscribe to.

William Meier has also launched a Real Estate blog designed to offer insight on local real estate issues in Point Lookout and throughout Nassau County. This online resource will features insight and commentary on important trends affecting owners, tenants, and owners of real estate. 

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Saturday, January 14, 2012

Point Lookout NY Historical Society: The Lookout

Starting in January, The Point Lookout Chamber of Commerce will publish excerpts from The Point Lookout Historical Publication, "The Lookout".

The "Lookout" was previously published in 2006 by The Point Lookout Historical Society and includes historical journals and stories that disseminate the memories and anecdotes of the community of Point Lookout, NY.

In the coming months, we will feature a monthly installation about the bankers, bootleggers, businesses, bars, bay shacks and clubs of the past of Point Lookout, NY.

We hope to bring to light the stories that make our community unique and irreplaceable.

Our first installation starting in January 2012 will trace the humble beginnings of Point Lookout, NY when it was simply known as "Nassau by the Sea".