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ISLAND BEACH REALTY ASSOCIATES
4 BULKHEAD UNITS FOR SALE
EXCLUSIVELY LISTED WITH ISLAND BEACH REALTY
BEAUTIFUL 660 SQ FT, 1 BEDROOM + LOFT, SECOND STORY, BAY FRONT UNIT WITHJ MAGNIFICENT BAY, LIGHTHOUSE, AND SUNSET VIEWS. THIS UNIT HAS A/C, A 150 SQ FT DECK, AND A 25' BOAT SLIP IS INCLUDED.
LISTING PRICE WAS $659,000. REDUCED FOR QUICK SALE $499,000
UPDATED STUDIO + LOFT, SECOND STORY CORNER UNITS FACING SOUTHWEST, A/C, GREAT CONDITION, 150 SQ FT DECK, AND A 25' BOAT SLIP. LISTED FOR $469,000
STUDIO WITH SCREENED PORCH, A/C, MURPHY BED, LIKE NEW CONDITION, WEST SIDE, 25' BOAT SLIP INCLUDED.
LISTING PRICE WAS $449,000 REDUCED PRICE $425,000
STUDIO WITH SCREENED PROCH, A/C, MURPHY BED, FURNISHED, EAST SIDE WITH EAST BAY VIEWS, 25' BOAT SLIP INCLUDED. LISTING PRICE $349,000
Al Grover's High and Dry Marina
500 South Main Street
Freeport, NY 11520
Tel : 516-546-8880
Fax : 516-378-1505
Contact J.C. Carpenter
Louis Romanzi, Jr. Landscaping
429 Brooklyn Blvd
Brightwaters, NY 11718
PAT the PAINTER
(baby on the way)
98 Oak Walk
Kismet, Fire Island
Also offering chiropractic services at
475 Main St.
NEWSBRIEFS: Mosquitoes, flood insurance changes, tire slashings, pot, sex & drugs…
West Nile Virus Detected on Fire Island
Park Biologist Fernando Villalba reports that the mosquitoes in the infected sample are a Culex species that generally don't bite people; they primarily feed on birds. Still, you should use preventive measures to avoid getting bitten by mosquitoes.
Increased Vigilance for West Nile Virus on Fire Island
WNV Detected in One Mosquito Sample Collected near Fire Island Pines
Fire Island National Seashore announced today that a sample of
mosquitoes infected with West Nile virus (WNV) has been found on Fire
Island. The National Park Service collected the mosquitoes on July 29
from a gravid trap on the federal land just west of Fire Island Pines.
The mosquitoes were from a trap set by the Park as part of its weekly
monitoring program. Testing was done by the New York State Department of Health, Arthropod-Borne Disease Program, in Albany. This program is a
collaborative effort between the Park and Suffolk County Department of
Health Services, which announced the positive results on August 14.
Although there have been dozens of WNV- infected dead birds throughout
Suffolk County, none of these have been found within the boundaries of
Fire Island National Seashore.
The National Park Service works closely with the Centers for Disease
Control (CDC), the New York State Department of Environmental
Conservation (DEC), Suffolk County Vector Control, and local Fire Island
and Long Island municipalities to determine the best course of action to
protect residents, visitors and employees of the Seashore. When threats
to human health (such as the presence of West Nile virus) occur, actions
to protect the public may include control methods such as applying
larvicide or spraying. The public will be notified 24 hours in advance
of any spray event. Information on the date and exact location of any
spraying can be found on the Suffolk County web site at
www.suffolkcountyny.gov/health or by calling 631- 852- 4939. Suffolk
County Vector Control is currently authorized to spray within the Fire
Island communities, including Fire Island Pines, using ultra low volume
backpack or truck- mounted sprayers.
The park is continuing its surveillance program to monitor the severity
and extent of West Nile virus in the Seashore. As per the Park’s
standard operation procedures, there will be an amplified surveillance
in the area where West Nile virus has been detected.
Mosquitoes can transmit both West Nile virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine
Encephalitis (EEE) from an infected bird to humans and other animals.
However, mosquitoes are a natural part of a healthy salt marsh ecology.
The larvae and adults provide food for many kinds of wildlife, including
other insects, fish, birds, and bats. Some measures taken to control
mosquito populations, such as spraying insecticides, adversely affect
the health of fish and other wildlife living in the wetlands.
Insecticides may also filter very quickly through the soil to the water
table and could possibly infiltrate the water we drink. Therefore, any
actions taken to protect human health through the control of mosquitoes
must be weighed very heavily.
Residents, visitors and staff are advised to avoid mosquito-infested
areas. If contact with mosquitoes is unavoidable, it is advisable to
wear protective clothing and use an effective insect repellent, such as
one containing at least 30% DEET. Non-DEET repellents (e.g. herbal-based
sprays) are also effective. (Use much less repellent for children; DEET
should only be used with extreme caution on children under age 3.)
People most at risk of becoming ill from West Nile virus are those over
50 years of age or whose immune system is impaired. Such people are
advised to stay away from areas with mosquitoes.
For general information on West Nile virus, please contact your local
health department. Information can also be obtained from the CDC, New
York State or Suffolk County WNV web sites, or one of the park visitor
For more information about Fire Island National Seashore's mosquito
program, contact Mike Bilecki, Chief of Resources Management at
631-687-4760, or Fernando Villalba, Park Biologist, at 631-687-4769.
For more information about Fire Island National Seashore, visit the
park’s web site at www.nps.gov/fiis.
Paula S. Valentine
Fire Island National Seashore
120 Laurel Street, Patchogue NY 11772
631-687-4759, 631-774-0520 (cell)
This affects Fire Island too - call for information on elevation certificates required for flood insurance.
Flood map changes prompt calls to Nassau officials -- Newsday.com <http://www.newsday.com/news/local/longisland/ny-liflud0709,0,1648931.story>
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News that updates to Nassau County flood maps could require thousands of previously exempt buildings to have flood insurance has prompted a flurry of concerned calls to local officials and politicians.
"Our phone has been blowing up," said Vicki Dunham, an aide to Nassau County Legis. Denise Ford (R -- Long Beach). Ford's office is holding a forum Thursday night at Long Beach City Hall to discuss flood and homeowners' insurance.
The two types of policies cover different things, with flood insurance easier to get, experts said.
Homeowners' insurance covers fire and wind damage but not generally flooding from storms or rising water. Homeowner policies have become increasingly difficult for Long Islanders to secure as private insurers pull back from storm-vulnerable coastlines. <http://www.newsday.com/news/local/longisland/ny-liflud0709,0,1648931.story>
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TIRE SLASHINGS IN KISMET
Despite the fact that Kismet is the most accessible town in Fire Island, on its Western border and a short 20 minute walk to Robert Moses Parking field five, it has lived in relative peace and security other than the many bikes stolen and abandoned as transportation back to the parking field. On an otherwise quiet Tuesday, July 15th what is believed to be 3 young men and a young woman went on a random vandalism spree beginning with tire slashing a police vehicle parked at the old firehouse halfway between the lighthouse and Kismet. They then proceeded to steal a bike, wreck the lifeguard station, smash some windows and slash the tires of three more vehicles in the center of town. They were spotted by one of the owners when he heard the hissing of air from what he thought was is garden hose. Since he did not immediately realize it was his car tires and they were not caught in the act he was not certain it was them and did not pursue them.
Bayshore Precinct 3 is working on the case according to P.O. Terry Buckley but there is no apparent motive for the seemingly random acts. However this and the increase in stolen bikes which required wire cutters has the town concerned. Especially since there has been a general cutback in police coverage on the beach.
on Fire Island sickened by pot brownies
people on Fire Island were
transported by helicopter and boat to local hospitals, where they were treated
for respiratory and gastric distress after eating brownies the victims said
were laced with marijuana, Ocean Beach police said.
The complete article can be viewed at: THIS LINK
“The eight people, who were renting
the home for a vacation, were taken to Brookhaven Memorial
Hospital in East Patchogue and Southside
Hospital in Bay Shore, said Ocean Beach Deputy Chief of Police George Hess”
investigation and evidence were turned over to the Suffolk County Third
Precinct. Both Suffolk County and Ocean Beach police declined to release the
identities of the victims or whether they had done any tests to determine if
the victims had ingested marijuana.”
Ed note: Ocean Beach Police Dept.
confirmed that there were 2 helicopters and 3 police boats used.
reliable eye witness contributed the following: I
personally watched FIVE police boats run across the bay from OB to waiting land
ambulances in Oakdale/Sayville, as well as 2 choppers that went direct to
Stonybrook, Trauma One. . There were 9
victims, NO ONE went to Southside unless they went via Oakdale/Sayville, as I
watched all 5 police boats leave the dock and cross the bay, The Chief's name
is spelled "Hesse", I don't believe Brookhaven has a helipad to
accommodate 2 choppers, etc. Of course OBPD is down-playing it. If it was no big deal, why weren't the victims taken to Good Sam or
Southside (North Shore/LIJ)? And since when is 9 (ed: they claim 8)
people overdosing within an hour and a half not such a big story? The
other media outlets were stonewalled for info-just like you were
PARK RANGERS TICKET MEAT RACK ON DRUGS & DISORDERLY
Park Rangers ticketed several on drug possession and disorderly conduct in the
area of the Meat Rack between Pines & Grove, inciting a 200 man organized
protest against “Bush’s nazi-ism raiding the Meat Rack”.
John Stewart said “this is only the third time since
1998 that we have done this. It was not confrontational or a targeted area but
a response to vandalism around the Carrington House, a Ranger Station at the
West end of the Pines, and the officers were on routine patrol of the area when
they encountered overt sexual activity on an open, highly visible walkway plus
possession of cocaine. We had no choice.
Whether it be heterosexual or homosexual, we cannot turn our backs on
illegal drugs and inappropriate sex. The incident has been blown out of
proportion and we have advised our Rangers to avoid the protest rally”.
Below is the press release re: Carrington Tract from
Acting Superintendent Sean McGuinness NPS Patrols at Carrington Tract / NPS
Patrols on the Increase
With an increase in its budget this year as part of the
Service Centennial Initiative, Fire Island National
Seashore has been
able to increase the number of park rangers, lifeguards
maintenance employees for 2008. This funding is allowing
the park to provide regular weekend lifeguard
service for the first time in many
years at Barrett Beach. More ranger-guided canoe tours are
offered at Watch Hill. Labor has
been provided over the winter to
resurface the boardwalk at
Sailors Haven with recycled lumber.
More staffing has also allowed for an increase in patrols
on park lands. Park rangers who serve as
federal law enforcement officers are obligated to address infractions
when they are observed. In the case of patrols through the Carrington
Tract—the stretch of NPS land
between the communities of Cherry Grove and Fire Island
Pines that is
locally referred to as the “Meat Rack” or “Judy Garland
Park”—an increase in NPS presence can be expected
due to the
additional seasonal and permanent staffing. Law
enforcement patrols are undertaken to check for
damages to park resources and facilities.
Rangers routinely check in on the Carrington House, which
has been boarded up until funding or
partners can be found to restore the
structure. Park rangers check for litter and vandalism,
and impacts to wildlife. Park rangers are
also there to provide first aid and emergency medical services. But
when an illegal activity is encountered, they are obligated
to do their jobs as federal law
In the case of recent incidents, law enforcement officers
on routine patrol along the trails through
the Carrington Tract happened upon
displays of overt sexual activity. The acts were
apparently in public view of the trail, where they
could be observed by anyone walking by.
During the process of issuing a citation for disorderly
contact, officers also found what appears
to be a controlled substance in the
possession of one person. No arrests were made and the 5
subjects issued citations do have the
option of either paying a fine or taking
the charges to court.
National Park Service administrators realize and recognize
the importance of the lands under
their care. Many locations are highly valued for their traditional
uses. However, it must always be realized that one should never
have an expectation of privacy in a
public place, and Fire Island National Seashore lands and
public places. While passive nudity is often passed by,
overt sexual activity is not ignored. It
should be noted that in 2007, the majority of the disorderly
conduct citations issued by NPS rangers
for overt sexual activity/indecent exposure were to
No raids have been conducted, no populations have been
targeted, but federal law enforcement officers
can not be expected to avoid their
obligation to uphold existing laws. Fire Island National
Seashore is in the process of developing a
new general management plan (GMP). It is through this process that
existing laws may be reconsidered and
inconsistencies may be resolved. But until that time,
please be mindful and respectful of current
laws and regulations, and the
existing mission of the National Park Service and Fire
The month of June 2008 is the eighth National Gay and
Lesbian Pride Month, and mutual respect is what
it’s all about.