Wednesday, December 11, 2013

The 2013-2014 Chamber Business Guide

Click Here to View The Point Lookout Chamber of Commerce Business Guide
The Pont Lookout, New York Chamber of Commerce Directory contains a current member listing as well as ads and specials from our members and business owners. This directory raises awareness for local merchants in Point Lookout. The guide in it's third year, is an effective way to reach the community as well as the surrounding areas.
“Point Lookout, NY...Long Island's Best Kept Secret”
~ Nassau County's Answer to the Hamptons
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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Chamber Members Tom Hug (Hug Real Estate) and Broward Limousine Sponsor Free Transporatation for Point Lookout Residents

Point Lookout Chamber Members, Tom Hug of Hug Real Estate and Broward Limousine are sponsoring free transportation to Point Lookout, NY Residents wishing to go to Manhattan to see the documentary True Gen and return back to Point Lookout.

The sponsored transportation is for Friday Oct 11th 7PM show or Sunday Oct 13th 3PM show.

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For more information on Broward Limousine visit:
Hug Real Estate
Point Lookout, NY
Broward Limousine
Long Island Limousine

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Heneghan's Tavern in Point Lookout is Now Open

Located on the quaint main street of Point Lookout, NY, where walking and bicycles are the favored mode of transportation, J.A. Heneghan's Tavern is the latest addition to fine dining in the quaint hamlet of Point Lookout. The restaurant & Tavern is a throwback to another time when good conversation and good food went hand-in-hand.

"The Heneghan Family, is pleased to open our doors to residents of the Barrier Island where our guests can enjoy a wonderful meal in a very comfortable setting in Point Lookout. Our Executive Chef Nicole Roarke is preparing excellent dishes with the freshest seasonal ingredients." The dining room is a throw back to a 19th century country pub with comfortable banquettes, fine wood appointments and an open fireplace for the winter. Our menu goes far beyond your typical pub fare," says Propriertor Jack Heneghan. Indeed, pub fare doesn't come close to describing the New American menu, which includes varied dishes such as Bacon Wrapped Filet Mignon and Jameson Braised Short Ribs, Pan Seared Tiger Shrimp (with a Saffron-Limoncello Cream), and Eggplant Rollatini with Plum Tomato and Pine Nuts.

Chef Nicole has also designed a "light fare" pub menu that allows guests to eat in the festive and lively atmosphere at the bar

This latest addition of J.A, Heneghan's to the Point Lookout dining landscape has a menu that is crafted by Executive Chef Nicole Roarke. Chef Nicole has honed her cooking skills at the Bon Appetite favorite “The Linkery” and the glamorous “Loews Coronado Bay Resort” in San Diego, California as well as the impressive “Trattoria Aroma” in Buffalo, NY and Jean Georges’ “Spice Market” in NYC. Chef Nicole acquired experience in executing show stopping events such as the 2005 “Chaine de la Rotisseur” and the 2006 “Taste of St. Augustine” while working for the “Hilton Hotel Historic Bayfront” in St. Augustine, Florida, and as the exclusive caterer of the Frank Lloyd Wright “Davidson House” in Buffalo, NY. Her nationwide work experience fuses various regional and cultural influences from Mexican, Southern, Italian, Asian and classic French.

J.A. Heneghan's Tavern is located at 57 Lido Boulevard in Point Lookout, NY and is open Monday to Friday for lunch; Saturday and Sunday for brunch; daily for dinner. Reservations Accepted for parties of 5 or more. Drinks, wine and an extensive beer list by draft & bottle.

J.A, Henegan's accepts all major credit cards. Call 516-544-2777 for more info.

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Sunday, September 1, 2013

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

The 3rd Annual Salute to Old Timers & All Star Game was held under the lights at the Point Lookout Ballfield on Friday, August 30, 2013. Special thanks to Matt Thomspon and his crew from the Town of Hempstead for perfecting the stadium lighting. Prior to the All Star Game, former alumni and members of the Point Lookout Little League ages 50 or older were escorted onto the field by current members of the league. Thanks to all Old Timers who participated and for the enthusiatic attendance by spectators. The Point Lookout Chamber of Commerce Congratulates the league commissioner Jim Corcoran any the players for another successful season in Point Lookout.

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Children's Day 2013 Sponsored by The Point Lookout Civic Association

The Point Lookout Civic Association held their 82nd Annual Children's Day under partly sunny skies at the beach on Saturday August 31, 2013. Point Lookout children competed in various activities such as running and swimming races, sand castle competitions, 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 "Barbeques for all Ages" with a DJ by Adrenelin Entertainment.

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Friday, July 19, 2013

Point Lookout NY: Help Wanted -- Apply in Person July 22 from 2pm-6pm

Help Wanted for New Restaurant in Point Lookout, NY:
Seeking Kitchen Help (including dishwashers), Waitresses, Bus People, and Bartenders.


Front of the house employees should have previous experience as server, bartending, runner or busser positions.
Back of the house employees should have previous kitchen experience.
Have flexibility in their availability
Be able to follow procedures and instructions as shown
Speak fluent English
Be able to work legally in the USA

Apply in person on Monday July 22, 2013 from 2pm to 6pm at Heneghan's Tavern 57 Lido Boulevard in Point Lookout, NY 11569

Location: Point Lookout, NY
Compensation: Commensurate with experience
Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster.
Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Point Lookout Voters Turn Down Fire Commissioner's $7M Bond Proposal

The finally tally, which came in late in the night after polls closed at 9 p.m., was 758 to 260 against the proposal.

If the bond was approved, the district planned to demolish the Ye Olde Firehouse and replace it with a one-story fire district/command center, as well as add a second floor for showers and other amenities for the volunteer firefighters at neighboring headquarters building.

The costs for these measures were estimated at $7.5 million, with the remaining half-million in costs covered by Building and Grounds Capital Reserve Funds. The district operates on a $881,000 budget.

J.A. Heneghan's Tavern in Point Lookout, NY is Now Hiring

Help Wanted 
Apply in Person
Monday July 15th from 2pm-6pm
J.A. Heneghan's Tavern
57 Lido Boulevard Point Lookout, New York 11569
From 2pm - 6pm 
Hiring front/back of the house positions for 
lunch & dinner shifts.
7 days a week. Ask for Chef Nicole. No calls please.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Chamber Member The Buoy Bar Launches New Website

Welcome to The Buoy Bar in Point Lookout, NY

Located on Reynold's Channel in the quaint hamlet of Point Lookout, NY, where walking and bicycles are the favored mode of transportation, The Buoy Bar offers waterfront dining and drinks on our picturesque outdoor deck. The Buoy Bar is open seven days a week, serving lunch and dinner throughout the summer season. Whether you are looking for a quiet sunset drink or a memorable meal, the Buoy Bar in Point Lookout is the perfect setting to experience the best that the South Shore of Long Island has to offer during the summer season.

Visit our new website at:

Monday, June 24, 2013

Sidewalk Fair in Point Lookout, NY June 30th From 12pm-6pm

Skipperdee's - The Point Lookout Boutique & Point Lookout Wine & Spirits invite you to join us on Sunday June 30th from 12pm-6pm on Lido Boulevard between Cedarhurst and Freeport for our sidewalk fair. There will be activities for both children and adults. Food will be served by The Point Lookout Ale House. Rain date is Sunday July 7th. See you there!!!

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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

W-CBS News Story :: Point Lookout, NY -- Public Vote July 9th

POINT LOOKOUT, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — They volunteer and save lives, and now firefighters on Long Island have asked communities to upgrade old, out-of-date firehouses.

But as CBS 2’s Carolyn Gusoff reported Monday, critics said some of the new firehouses are actually more like mansions.

The big, new firehouses are paid for with taxpayers’ dollars, cut some people have said they are over the top.

“Humongous,” one resident said. “It’s beyond what’s necessary.”

Many of the 126 Long Island fire districts have recently rebuilt — in the 30,000 square-foot range. Westhampton Beach just gave the nod to a $15 million doubling of its aging firehouse.

Some residents, grateful for the brave lifesaving work of volunteer firemen, have been questioning on the Internet why headquarters have to be so big.

Internet posts ask:

“Why must LI have mansions as firehouses?”

“It’s not being ungrateful, but why is the firehouse the nicest house in town?”

“An outrage: state of the art gyms, 5-star restaurant kitchens, flat screens, marble floors, elaborate bars!”

The debate has fire officials in Point Lookout hoping there will not be a backlash. They’re asking for $7 million to replace firehouses built when ambulances were the size of vans and fire trucks had open backs.

Bigger apparatus, and mandates, mean firehouses have to be bigger. And fire officials said volunteers deserve some comforts.

“We want to offer some amenities for the guys when they’re hanging out — you know, big screen TV, a company room — but some of these big firehouses are, they’re huge,” said Lido and Point Lookout Fire Commissioner Chas Thompson.

And many residents said they don’t mind footing the bill.

“I trust that these guys know what they need, and they don’t think they would frivolously put something out there that we don’t need,” one resident said.

“The firemen deserve what they need to get the job done,” another said.

“The people who complain are not the people who get woken up at 3 in the morning to fight a fire,” a third said.

There is no gym in the Point Lookout firehouse plan – just showers and room for trucks to fight fires.

Fire officials said the $350 per year in taxes is still a bargain.

The vote on new firehouses in Point Lookout and Lido is set for July 9.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Point Lookout NY: Fireworks & Independence Day Celebration

Fronting one of America’s leading party bands, Grammy winner, Buckwheat Zydeco brings the “Bayou Boogie” to Hempstead Town’s Independence Celebration on Saturday, night June 29, 7:30 p.m. at Town Park Point Lookout. Along with a free concert, the evening includes a breathtaking fireworks display and a patriotic tribute to heroic military veterans.

Supervisor Kate Murray invites all town residents to attend a stirring tribute to American Independence and the nation’s 237th birthday. Town Park Point Lookout is located at 1300 Lido Boulevard in Point Lookout at the foot of the Loop Parkway.  The park phone number is (516) 431-3900.  There is a rain date of Sunday, June 30th.

A down home, high powered, foot stompin’ style of music born from early Louisiana Creole with influences in the blues, R & B and even hip hop, Zydeco has become synonymous with fast tempo, fun times and feiry dance.  Buckwheat Zydeco has earned international acclaim throughout the music industry and has garnered much attention for appearances, on the David Letterman Show, with the Boston Pops and at the Summer Olympics.

“Hempstead Town will ignite this year’s Independence Celebration with a spectacular beach concert and fireworks show,” added Supervisor Murray.  “This will be a great night of FREE family entertainment and I invite everyone to arrive early, place their lawn chairs or blankets close to the stage, bring a picnic dinner and enjoy themselves before the show.”

The town celebration will begin with a tribute to several military veterans who have distinguished themselves in service to their country and their community.  Following the veteran’s tribute and concert, Bay Fireworks will brighten the night sky with a world-class fireworks display.

Spectators will enjoy viewing the vintage automobiles on display from several area car clubs as well as an impressive array of military vehicles and armored equipment from the 2nd Marines 25th Battalion of Garden City. There will also be a food stand on site serving up a tasty menu of concert treats.

KJOY 98.3 FM returns as the evening’s media sponsor, and the town’s Independence Celebration is supported by Swingbelly’s Beach Side Barbeque in Long Beach and Tulip Caterers in Franklin Square. Additional contributors include, Entenmann’s Family Bakery, Dairy Barn, Quick Snack Vending and Naturally Boulder Water.

For information on the beach show and the entire schedule of summer concerts, call the Town of Hempstead Department of Parks and Recreation at 292-9000, ext. 382, or visit the Point Lookout Chamber web site at

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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Long Beach Herald Runs John D MacDonald Tribute

The Long Beach Herald printed The Point Lookout Chamber of Commerce salute last week to John D. MacDonald, Sr.  The article was written by Chamber President, Richard Zampella, Owner of TransMultimedia

Memorial Day Ceremony -- Point Lookout, NY -- May 27, 2013

POINT LOOKOUT, N.Y. -- Point Lookout honored the nation’s service men and women on Memorial Day with a special ceremony at the Point Lookout/Lido Fire Department. The annual breakfast on Lido Boulevard drew a large gathering of local residents.

The morning included invocations by the local clergy, a solemn remembrance for those that made the ultimate sacrifice while serving in the United States Armed Forces, and the playing of taps. Following the ceremony, the Fire Department provided a free breakfast provided by the Sandcastle Cafe for all that attended.

A number of local children who have formed, "Small Hands Big Hearts", engaged in a fund raising drive to raise awareness to support Oklahoma tornado victims.

Local businesses are accepting essential goods at drop boxes at these locations ... The Sandcastle, Ted's Fishing Station, The Clam Bar, Buoy Bar, Fisherman's Catch, Skipperdees, Wine & Spirits, JoJo's, PL Public Library, The Ale House, and the First National Bank.

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Friday, May 24, 2013

Letter From Senator Charles Schumer

May 22, 3013

Mr. Richard Zampella
The Point Lookout Chamber of Commerce
48A Lido Blvd
Point Lookout, NY 11569

Dear Mr. Zampella:

Thank you for writing to express your frustration over the response of power utilities in restoring electricity after Hurricane Sandy. My sympathies go out to all New Yorkers who lost loved ones, their homes and their livelihoods during this horrific storm. I want to assure you that Senator Gillibrand and I are working tirelessly to bring needed federal funding and assistance for a swift recovery effort.

Hurricane Sandy created a large number of power outages throughout New York State. In the Hudson Valley approximately 200,000 customers lost power while on Long Island, over 500,000 LIPA customers lost power and over 700,000 Consolidated Edison customers, in New York City lost power.

Senator Gillibrand and I toured the storm damage and talked to many local residents and officials to see first-hand where aid and restoration is needed. The debris caused by Hurricane Sandy’s destruction created obstacles for utility workers attempting to restore power to devastated areas. Senator Gillibrand and I requested and received $40 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for clean-up costs to remove the debris. The Army Corp of Engineers was brought in to remove debris in New York City, Long Island and the lower Hudson Valley, clearing roads to speed up the process for electrical workers to restore power lines.

We also pushed for FEMA disaster relief funding for businesses and families in New York City, Long Island and the lower Hudson Valley. With our direction, FEMA mobilized disaster recovery centers to distribute disaster funds to home owners and local businesses who applied for recovery assistance. We also called for FEMA relief funds for first responders, firefighters and police, and hospital workers for their hard work.

Senator Gillibrand and I tirelessly petitioned the federal government for robust relief aid to help ease the burdens of those impacted by the storm. With our direction, on December 28th 2012 the Senate approved $60.4 billion in an emergency spending aid package for victims of Hurricane Sandy.  However, this funding was stalled by the House majority in unfortunate partisan politicking. On January 4th 2013 the House passed $9.7 billion to cover flood insurance claims filed by individuals whose homes were damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. Finally, two weeks later, the needed $50.7 billion relief package was passed by the House majority, following a push by Senate Democrats. This federal disaster assistance will give reassurance to our communities that the federal government will be there to help as we continue on the road to recovery.

Again, thank you for contacting me regarding this important issue. Please feel free to contact me in the future if I can be of further assistance on this or any other matter.


Charles E. Schumer
United States Senator

Thursday, April 25, 2013


APRIL 24, 2013

Chamber Resolution conferred upon
Whereas, John D. MacDonald Sr, a distinguished servant of the community of Point Lookout,
NY is the honored recipient of The Point Lookout, New York Lifelong Achievement Award for
eight decades of Business and Civic participation with countless contributions to the citizenry of his

Whereas, John D. MacDonald, Sr has never failed, regardless of the time or season to come to the
aid of residents, giving generously of his skills and personal resources; and

Whereas, throughout his years in Point Lookout, NY, John D. MacDonald Sr has proven
himself to be an outstanding, quiet servant who has earned the most profound trust, respect and
gratitude from his fellow citizens.

Be it resolved that the Point Lookout Chamber of Commerce hereby commends John D.
MacDonald Sr for his extensive record of service to the citizenry and business community of
Point Lookout, NY.

I had the opportunity to speak with our honoree tonight this past Saturday for about 2 hours. It was not long before it became obvious to me that he has a deep rooted love and affection for this community. His service and dedication to our business community for the last 8 decades is unmatched. He will say the there is no other community like Point Lookout, NY anywhere. He will say it is a rare and unique jewel remaining virtually untouched by the outside world.

If you have ever wondered how it is that our "Little Community by the Sea" has maintained it's charm and remains free of the urban sprawl of our surrounding areas, you would need to thank our honoree tonight. His selfless efforts and quiet service to this community has resulted in an improved quality life for all in Point Lookout.

He came here with his family in 1929, from Oceanside, NY via Salem, Massachusetts at the tender age of nine. At that time, there were approximately 43 families that lived in town year round. It was the height of the depression and he will tell you emphatically, "TIMES WERE TOUGH". The full time resident were all engaged in local commerce. The were the contractors and builder that physically built this town.

He will tell you that the family business had it's humble beginning with a "building boom" that occurred on Inwood Ave around 1935. For those of you that don't know, Inwood Avenue was only intended to be a temporary street at one time. The land beyond it was a series of dunes that ebbed and flowed with the tides.

Glenn Little, the local builder began building a series of 1 story brick homes that line Inwood Ave today. You could purchase one for $3,000. If you wanted an extra lot to go along with it, that would set you back an additional $500. This building boom, solidified the family business. For $240 per house, they installed the complete plumbing system.

Our honoree recalls how he cut the rumble seat of the back of the chassis of his Model A Ford & retrofitted it as a improvised pickup truck. He will also recall how he used to take that Model A out on the ice of Reynolds Channel when it froze over in the winter.

Commerce at that time in Point Lookout would have been comprised of builders such as Ralph Vale, Bill Helmer & Glenn Little. Lauders Restaurant was over by the Rescue House and would entertain the likes of Tom Dyer who was the first Postmaster in Point Lookout. He had been appointed by Teddy Roosevelt as a reward for his loyalty when they both Charged up San Juan Hill together in 1898.

Jimmy Quinto hauled Coal and Ice and had a single gas pump outside his shop on Lido Blvd. There was Stanley White's Luncheonette where Merolas stands. Mike and Eddies was a local bar where Gelos is located and of course Whities Oasis. There was Mauriortiy & Courtmeiers across the street and Gibbetts which is now the Fishermans Catch and Merlos Supermarket that was in the building next to where Skipperdees is today.

Yes Point Lookout was teeming with commerce, but there was also a tremendous sense of community and civic responsibility that when along with a growing population.

Our recipient tonight, in addition to being a successful entrepreneur and businessmen has been a quiet servant of this community for many years. He is a two time chief of the Point Lookout Volunteer Fire Company Inc. He will politely remind you not to confuse it with the current day Point Lookout Fire Department. It's first chief was Joe Scully and the 15 members moved the original engine room with Old Sam's Horses on block and tackle to it's current location that we know as Ye Ole Firehouse.

The community banded together and raised funds themselves by selling bonds and volunteering their work to build the all purpose hall and the east wing on the firehouse. The family business put in the plumbing. 

This early group of local leaders and businessmen were never intimidated by the daunting initiatives that they tackled. There was a “Can Do!” spirit that motivated them. This group of merchants did not need to rely on local government for support. If they saw a need, they did it themselves.

Together they built a community center that saw grand evenings, theater productions, dinner dances, weddings and it was the meeting spot for both Churches before they had their own buildings. It was the heartbeat of the community and a monument to civic cooperation.

Our Honoree tonight erected the first public Christmas Tree in town on Lido Boulvevard. He will probably not tell you how much trouble he got into when he shorted out the family fuse box as a result. He would go on to organize the decoration of light on Lido Blvd each year with the local electrician.

Our Honoree tonight, helped form the first boy scout troop in Point Lookout along with Ludwig Meier. At the time Point Lookout was all sand and no trees. Troop 525, which met at the firehouse planted the trees that adorn town so they could all attend the International Boy Scout Jamboree that was held in Switzerland that year. If you appreciate the shade during the summer around town, you may want to thank tonights recipient.

Our Honoree tonight served for 17 years as the chairman of the Zoning Committee of the Civic Association & served for 20 years on it's Board of Directors. His tenure saw the elimination of two family housing which has maintained the character of the community to this day. He hung the first halyard on the top of the Coast Guard Station Flag Pole. He erected Point Lookout's first ice skating rink.

In the 1950's his father saw to it that the special parks district and beaches were protected for generations to come and in 1954 the beach and the parks were protected. In the 60's he served as a republican committeeman responsible for numerous legislative changes to protect the community including spearheading the purchase of the Vest Park Property that is adjacent to Merola's.

In the 70's he once again came to the assistance of his firehouse. When the Board of Fire Commissioners threatened demolition, he made sure violations in the building were corrected in order to ensure it's survival. He will ask you to reflect that no other community in Nassau County really has anything like it and even today it's very existence continues to be threatened by the Board of Fire Commissioners.

Today he continues to play an active role with local legislators. It is not unusual to see him leading an entourage of dignitaries through town with suggestions for community improvements.

It is with great pride that the Point Lookout Chamber of Commerce his friends and professional associates salute and celebrate Master Plumber John D. McDonald Sr. with this life long achievements award for his outstanding service and dedication to our business community and civic contributions to his beloved town of Point Lookout, NY.

-Richard Zampella
April 24, 2013
for The Point Lookout Chamber of Commerce

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Sunday, April 21, 2013


The Point Lookout Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring Small Business Saturday on May 4, 2013. Chamber Members are encouraged to participate by offering a promotional special to encourage residents to patronize businesses on this date. If you are interested in participating, contact Richard Zampella at with the terms of you offer.

Member wishing to participate will have offers advertised and emailed from The Point Lookout Chamber of Commerce. This date will be an opportunity for residents to re-aquaint themselves with your business after the ravages of Hurricane Sandy. We strongly encourage all members to participate. Contact us right away.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Heneghan's Tavern Launches Website

J.A. Heneghan's Tavern located at 57 Lido Blvd has launched a landing page at Visitors can register for the latest news, updates and special offers. Gift cards with be available for purchase soon.  In the coming weeks, a comprehensive website will be launched providing specific details about Point Lookout's newest Tavern & Restaurant.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Ribbon Cutting at The Ale House on Lido Boulvard

On Wednesday April 3rd, 2013, the Long Beach Chamber held a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at the Point Lookout Ale House located at 77 Lido Blvd in Point Lookout.  The owners of the Ale House are Vice President of the Long Beach Chamber Bob MacDonald and Tom Masi.

Pictured left to right are:

Janice Kerr, Sylvia Cohen, Janet Cohen - Long Beach Chamber Office Manager, Camille Giardina - Long Beach Chamber Recording Secretary, Juan Jara (rear), Linda MacDonald - Long Beach Chamber Corresponding Secretary, Mark Tannenbaum Long Beach Chamber Executive Vice President, Bob MacDonald - Owner of the Ale House and Long Beach Chamber Vice President, Frank Pignataro (rear) Chef at the Ale House, Tom Masi owner of the Ale House, Michael J. Kerr Long Beach Chamber President, Paul Leone - Long Beach Chamber Vice President, Paula Carey - Nassau County Craft Shows, and Alan Finchley - Nassau County Craft Shows.

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Work Begins on Old Merola's Supermarket on Lido Boulevard

The Point Lookout Chamber of Commerce welcomes the arrival of a new produce market and specialty store on  Lido Boulevard in Point Lookout, NY. Work began this week on the old Merola's Market building. It is scheduled to open sometime in May and will be called Aggie Market & Kitchen

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Saturday, March 30, 2013

Sen Charles Schumer & Kate Murray Speak at the Point Lookout, NY Beach

Sen. Charles Schumer on Sunday March 24, 2013 urged the federal government to get to work immediately on a Long Beach barrier island storm protection project that could otherwise be delayed by a long-term study up to two years. 

Friday, March 1, 2013

FEMA Neighborhood Task Force

FEMA’s Neighborhood Task Force Initiative (NTFI) and the Point Lookout Chamber of Commerce are working together to identify the small business community’s needs, issues and obstacles to recovery, with regard to Hurricane Sandy. FEMA is working alongside state and local officials, and Chambers of Commerce to ensure that businesses have the information and resources needed for disaster assistance.

The Neighborhood Task Force Initiative Team (NTFI) is dedicated to working with the Point Lookout Business Community and is currently assessing the needs and responding to issues, questions and concerns of local businesses.

FEMA understands that the Point Lookout Chamber plays an important role as a liaison representing community based businesses in Point Lookout and looks forward to addressing disaster related issues and unmet needs of our members.

The following resources can provide more information on disaster assistance:

Individual Assistance: or via smartphone or table at
Disaster Recovery Centers: to locate a center closest to you.
Small Business Administration: to apply online or visit
National Flood Insurance Program:
Increased Cost Coverage (ICC):  1-800-427-4661 (TTY:  1-800-427-5593)
Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP):
New York’s Disaster Recovery:

For more information and copy of FEMA’s Private Sector E-News update send an email to: