Fosters Family: Why Elmont & Rosedale Are Like Brother & Sister

For those of us growing up in Elmont, the lines between Elmont and Queens have always been blurry. This fact endures today — whether geographically, culturally, socially, or politically — Elmont and Queens undeniably share a great deal in common. We reached out to Bill Florio — a Valley Stream resident, historian, and author —Continue reading “Fosters Family: Why Elmont & Rosedale Are Like Brother & Sister”

Public Allies New York alum: ‘I was born to serve, love, and lead’

Originally posted on PUBLIC ALLIES:
When Karl Valere was growing up on Long Island, he remembers hearing a lot of anti-Haitian sentiment expressed on TV and across the world. His parents, who were born and raised in Haiti, would say to him: “We’re not what they say we are. We’re more than that. We have dignity. We respect ourselves and…

What A Time To Be From Elmont

What a Time to Be From Elmont By Sophia Sunshine Vilceus It has truly been a remarkable week, month, and year to be from Elmont. But what does this all mean in context?

Elmont Graduate Stars in a New Subway Mini-Documentary

    Elmont Class of 2006 graduate, Naiika Sings, was recently featured in a short film about her creative arts and musical journey along the subway lines of New York City. Out of Transit, the docu-series by Visual Arts Masters student and cinematographer, Shravya Kag, follows Naiika along with several other creative artists who set upContinue reading “Elmont Graduate Stars in a New Subway Mini-Documentary”

Buffalo Wild Wings On Its Way To Valley Stream

Source: Barbra Rubin-Perry, Long Island Herald They looked in Baldwin, Freeport, Lynbrook and Rockville Centre before settling on Valley Stream for a new Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant. “We look for a place that can support a family-style restaurant that features sports and wings,” said franchisee James Bitzonis. “The restaurant needs at least 50,000 people within aContinue reading “Buffalo Wild Wings On Its Way To Valley Stream”