Great Neck

Whitestone man pleads guilty to failing to pay $335K in taxes
Whitestone man pleads guilty to failing to pay $335K in taxes
Northeast Melissa Chan 2/05/2014 at 1:18PM

A Whitestone man has confessed to duping the state out of $335,000 in taxes, Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice said. Joseph Caraccia, 65, who owns two Great Neck auto body repair shops, pleaded guilty last week to larceny charges for collecting but failing to remit taxes between 2009 and 2012.

Community to city: Preserve Udalls Cove Park
Community to city: Preserve Udalls Cove Park
Northeast Melissa Chan 8/22/2013 at 11:48AM

Queens preservationists and a local community board want the city to save some of the last remaining parcels of Udalls Cove Park from development. Several acres of privately owned wetlands and wooded uplands in the park’s ravine have come under new threat, according to Community Board 11 and the Udalls Cove Preservation Committee. “This week [...]

Drunk driver kills pedestrian on LIE
Police Cristabelle Tumola 12/17/2012 at 10:15AM

A man walking along the Long Island Expressway (LIE) was struck and killed by a drunk driver this weekend, said police. On Saturday, December 15, around 4:30 a.m. 22-year-old Jordan Savvides, of Jericho, was walking along the LIE near Little Neck Parkway when was hit by a car travelling eastbound. Authorities pronounced him dead on [...]

La Gioconda: A gem in Great Neck
La Gioconda: A gem in Great Neck
Dining GEORGE FEHLING 7/09/2012 at 10:58AM

Great Neck, the economic retail center of northern Nassau County, is the scene of continuously changing establishments. A constant in this maelstrom is La Gioconda, at 21 North Station Plaza, a family-owned and operated fine dining restaurant. Upon entering the beautifully decorated eatery you are greeted by the family members — Kathy the wife; our [...]

Improving MTA Cleanliness
Letters Letters 11/03/2011 at 5:40PM

  There are many ways the Metropolitan Transportation Authority could reduce garbage in subways. Why not install separate cans for recycling newspapers, plastic and glass along with regular garbage.  Selling advertising on the side of cans could generate revenue to help cover the costs of more frequent off-peak and late night collection and disposal. Ask the [...]