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  • How Stony Brook University Scientists Gave Shinnecock Bay a New Life

    • June 2, 2022

    By Rafael Cruvinel As a sunny spring morning rises at Shinnecock Bay, workers start to load boats with equipment for the day, birds sing in the sky and a soft breeze cools the air. Clear aquamarine waters stretch to the horizon.  Years ago, it was possible to spot red tides polluting these same waters, as

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  • Meeting Michael Brown

    Meeting Michael Brown

    • April 28, 2022

    by Joseph D’Alessandro Michael Brown’s journey starts and ends in Huntington, Long Island. The headquarters of his automotive empire is a block and a half away from the garage where his father worked as a mechanic decades earlier.  The Michael Brown of today is a reputable business leader, a father of three, and a generous

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  • When the Nighthawk Sang in Brooklyn

    • February 9, 2022

    BY Maria Lynders Nobody crosses the eight lanes of Flatbush Avenue in the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn without a walk signal.  But on a summer evening more than three decades ago, 29-year-old Michael Anderson stumbled out into high-speed traffic after a long night of drinking. It was just past midnight, but cars and buses

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  • Vinyl comes full circle

    • January 25, 2022

    BY Anthony LeonMusic Journalist “New vinyl is kind of trash to be honest – it’s ripped from digital masters and just lazily pressed on to super thick wax to give the appearance of quality – where in fact you are getting compressed music that isn’t even CD quality.” Peter Drosos, a 34-year-old who has been

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