Dave Gil de Rubio

In addition to being editor of Massapequa Observer and Hicksville News, Dave Gil de Rubio is a regular contributor to Long Island Weekly, specializing in music and sports features. He has won several awards for writing from Press Club of Long Island (PCLI).

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Bridging The Cultural Divide With Basketball

Boogie brings Asian-American representation to the hardwood In the grand scheme of substantial basketball movies, the main characters are usually African-Americans, be it in releases like He Got Game, Love & Basketball, Above the Rim or...

Boogie’s Taylor Takahashi Picks His Three Favorite Ballers

As the lead character of Boogie, actor/writer/chef Eddie Huang’s directorial debut, Taylor Takahashi was hand-picked by Huang to play Alfred “Boogie” Chin, a Chinese-American high school basketball player who aspires to play in the NBA....

Bringing Some Spice To The Walking Dead

Puerto Rican playwright added to cast for tenth season Rolling into the tenth season of The Walking Dead (TWD), the creators of this zombie dystopia have kept the ball rolling by bringing intriguing and often odd...

A Princess’ Passion For Plays

The Walking Dead’s Paola Lázaro’s fave dramatic pieces   Currently playing Juanita “Princess” Sanchez in season 10 of The Walking Dead (TWD), Paola Lázaro is significantly upping her profile know that she’s entered the world of TWD....

The Search

Someone asked me, what is your favorite piece of art? The first image that emerged were paintings by Edward Hopper. You might know him as the artist who painted “Nighthawks”, the diner scene that captured...

Lending The Lone Star State A Helping Hand

Long Islanders aid Texans struggling from latest natural disaster When a freak deep freeze swept through Texas last month, the privately held state utility company Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) proved to be woefully unprepared...

Planning For The Future

Garbarino has hand in proposed bipartisan small business succession legislation According to a survey conducted by the Federal Reserve Bank, three out of every 10 small businesses in the U.S. say they likely won’t survive 2021...

All The World’s A Stage

Great Neck producers use BroadwayHD to bring live theater to the masses You can say that theater is in Stewart F. Lane’s blood. The proud Great Neck High School North alum has spent the past four...

Farmingdale’s Home Decor Ground Zero

Avanti Furniture celebrates 56 years of business In the world of high-end interior design, Farmingdale doesn’t exactly jump out as a place where you would expect to find a business that caters to this particular industry....

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Re-Opening The Schools

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The roaring ‘20s got a whole new meaning when more than 20 nurses, doctors and staff at the Katz Women’s Hospital at North Shore...

Saying ‘No’ Without Saying ‘No’

Setting boundaries provides children with a sense of security. However, spending the majority of your time saying ‘no’ can have a negative impact on...
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