Great Neck

No. 409: Affordable rentals, sudden departures and Fulbright scholars, starring Bob Hope and Bing Crosby

  Welcome to Wednesday: And a happy midweek to you, dear reader, as we speed through another exciting (and blessedly abbreviated) week of socioeconomic innovation. Hard to believe, with Memorial Day over and summer unofficially started and all, but it’s still May out there. May 29, to be exact, and if you had Roman Emperor Julian defeating the Sasanian Army in the Battle of Ctesiphon on this date in 363 A.D., you’ve won 100 gold…


In U.S. first, French phenom spreads its bread to LI

By GREGORY ZELLER // If you’re still clinging to those New Year’s weight-loss resolutions, better stay out of Great Neck. Marie Blachère (bring your French dictionary, the U.S. website is still under construction), a wildly popular French bakery boasting 500 locations throughout its home country, is warming up its first U.S. location: a two-story, 25,000-square-foot eat-in market on Middle Neck Road in the Nassau County village. Set to open this month, the new eatery essentially…


Northwell Completes New Hyde Park Shuffle

Make that the “New Hyde Park-based” Northwell Health system. The formerly Great Neck-based system moved into its new Marcus Avenue space over a three-day haul in mid-May and officially announced the relocation this week. Roughly 300 employees – including executive leadership and Northwell Health’s legal, marketing, communications, managed care and corporate security departments, among others – now fill the 100,000-square-foot space, last occupied by Astoria Bank. The New Hyde Park facility also houses the Northwell…