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Long Island Connected Artist Seeks Wider Horizons

Editor’s note: Alison Dines, who grew up in Old Westbury and graduated from Wheatley High School, wrote this profile of her friend Bre Smith, who is seeking to finance a residency in a painting program...

A Call To Place Candles In The Window

To honor victims, families of the coronavirus pandemic America’s largest township, the Town of Hempstead, with over 760,000 residents, has joined with the Franklin Square Civic Association (FSCA) to remember the more than 550,000 fatalities from...

The Struggle To Find Vaccination Appointments

New York State lowered the age of COVID-19 vaccination eligibility to 30 on March 30. Starting Tuesday, April 6, vaccine shots will be open to anyone 16 and over. In the short run, this will likely...

Things To Do, Places To See

Here is a list of selected events in the Long Island Weekly coverage area: Thursday, April 1 Gardens Open The Old Westbury Gardens, 71 Old Westbury Rd., Old Westbury, will be open to the public from 11 a.m....

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....
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