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No. 258: Northwell’s big week, Winthrop’s ambitious diabetes study and the Center on Rural Innovation

Welcome, dear readers: To another Wednesday edition of your exclusive Innovate LI newsletter, coming to you on this Ides of November. Before we highlight another busy week in Long Island socioeconomics, a gentle reminder to send your congratulations, corrections and questions to editor@innovateli.com. We love hearing from you. It’s Nov. 15 out there: On which we remember late greats including German-British Astronomer William Herschel (born 1738, discovered Uranus and a bunch of moons), American artist…


No. 257: Kids at work, cereal milk and crack pie, doing the math and selling Dylan’s guitar

A happy end of the week: Welcome once again to Friday, dear readers. While many of you are enjoying the start of a three-day weekend, please remember that doesn’t excuse you from sending complaints, compliments and hot story tips to editor@innovateli.com. Some of the best Innovate LI content this week came from our inbox. Who’s next? Day trader: It’s Nov 10, and that’s swell, but let’s skip ahead a day for a few interesting Veteran’s…


No. 256: Historic places, earning potential, winning students and will.i.am doing customer service

Good day, comrades: Take a bow this Nov. 8, dear readers, if you were around 100 years ago today, when Lenin, Trotsky and Stalin took over following Russia’s October Revolution of 1917. (Just, you know … bow carefully.) Welcome new readers Ted, Joseph, Diane and Daniel, and please share your thoughts at editor@innovateli.com. Story tips, corrections and back-pats gratefully accepted. Shed no tiers for them: Heartfelt congratulations to our friends at Uniondale law firm Farrell…


No. 255: Good boardrooms, better breast surgeries, best way to drink Scotch

That’s a wrap: It’s Friday, friends, and the end of another busy week for the Long Island innovation economy. Welcome new readers Betty, Beth and Elizabeth – we assume that’s three people – and please remember to tell your friends all about us. Please also jeer us, revere us and otherwise keep us in the loop at editor@innovateli.com. Remember, it’s your innovation economy – we just chronicle it. Those were the days: It’s Nov. 3,…


254: A strong 4th quarter, a new STREAM center, members-only beer club and 71 Michelin stars

NOVEMBER ALREADY!?!: Yep, it’s Nov. 1, also known as All Saints Day – a national salute to all the professional parents who double-time it on Oct. 31 to meet deadlines, file reports, run staff meetings, connect with customers, complete inventories and otherwise TCB so they can rush home to take their kids trick-or-treating. We’d like to tell you to go ahead and kick off early today, but you kind of did that yesterday, didn’t you?…


No. 253: Joe Ficalora’s brighter bottom lines, nerds and nurses, Mark Twain and the man in the moon

You did it: Welcome to Friday, readers old and new, and great work making it this far. It’s been another busy week for Long Island innovation, but before we get to all that, a quick reminder: Our weekend is never complete without your comments, concerns and hot story tips. So, tell us all about it at editor@innovateli.com. Back in black: This Oct. 27 marks the 20th anniversary of Wall Street’s 1997 Black Monday “mini-crash,” wherein…


No. 252: Canon schooling future authors, CPR for ATF and Hofstra is looking for a few good men and women

Over the hump we go: Happy Wednesday, Innovators, and a special shout-out to all our new readers. Welcome to the show, share any and all thoughts at editor@innovateli.com and please, as a sage man once said, no wagering. Happy birthday this Oct. 25 to the Airbus A380, the double-decked world’s biggest passenger airliner, which made its historic first passenger flight 10 years ago today – a Singapore Airlines route connecting the Asian city-state and Sydney,…


No. 251: Passing the healthy breast test, the Island’s jobs need work and the Piano Man has a good life

It’s Friday: A happy end to the week, everyone, and a warm Indian Summer welcome to new readers Blanche, Jermaine, Marc, Ellen, and Ted. Happy to have you with us. It’s National Mammography Day, observed annually on the third Friday in October as part of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Today serves as a reminder to all women that the best defense is early detection. Remember to look up tonight: The annual Orionid Meteor Shower peaks after midnight. Needs work: The…


No. 250: Bionic eyes, cop cameras in the classroom and Brickhouse finally turns legal

Howdy: Yep, it’s Wednesday out there. Welcome new readers Norm, Beth, Jiv Monkey, Sandeep and three more who go by numbers. Happy to have you aboard. Don’t forget to send story ideas, news, promotions, carps, complaints and corrections to editor@innovateli.com. Brand incubator: Roosevelt Field has established a scalable retail platform to help startups and established brands find their footing or launch new products and directions. And, believe it or not, it’s brick and mortar. Favorite snack: A “bionic eye” implanted by…


No. 249: Plain talk, the Amazon HQ thing and how to look awesome for the rest of your life

It’s Friday: A happy end to the week, everyone, and welcome new sponsor PSEG Long Island. Today is National Train Your Brain Day, meaning it’s OK to sudoku at work. Billy Joel released “52nd Street” on this day in 1978. It became the eventual record of the year. Yes, but what was the album’s top hit? Answer after the news. Going viral: Vaccine creator Codagenix, the star of Farmingdale State College’s Broad Hollow Bioscience Park, has landed a $1.5…


No. 248: Cancer, flu and Alzheimer’s progress, less Time and please squeeze from the bottom

Happy Wednesday: Welcome new readers Bob, Craig, Gita, Phil and Elissa. Happy to have you all aboard. John Rand received a patent for the collapsible toothpaste tube on this day in 1841. “Saturday Night Live” premiered in 1975 with George Carlin as guest host. Happy birthday Henry John “57 Flavors” Heinz. Leave the driving to them: Entrepreneur Kevin Bowker was schlepping a vanload of pals to a craft beer event one day, when inspiration hit. Transportation. Today, Bowker’s Tapped…


No. 247: Real fake news, 3-D bodies and has 43North gone south?

TG it’s F: A happy Friday, everybody. There’s still time to enjoy what’s left of the Harvest Moon. And, of course, Neil Young. Making copies: Electric photography, now better known as photocopying, was patented by law student Chester Carlson on this day in 1941. His partner, the Haloid Co., later changed its name to Xerox Corp. And worth noting: “Something,” George Harrison’s first song to rate the A side of a Beatles 45, was released today in 1969. After “Yesterday,” it’s the most-covered Beatles song….


No. 246: Brooklyn’s pitch, a Traverse nod and one more thing about beer

TG it’s F: Happy Friday and an easy fast. It’s Sept. 29, on which “My Favorite Martian” debuted in 1963, starring Ray Walston as a stranded Martian anthropologist befriended by newspaper reporter Tim O’Hara, played by Bill Bixby. Trivia quiz: What was the Martian’s real name? Answer below the news. Amazon Watch: Brooklyn has come up with 33 contiguous acres with which to try to lure the proposed Amazon HQ2. The Bronx says it’s also in the game. Related: Long…


No. 245: Rip Tides, sickle cell, safe printing and what to drink in the tub

It’s Sept. 27, on which William the Conqueror set sail from France to kick butt at the Battle of Hastings. The victorious Normans hung around long enough to add more than 10,000 words to the English vocabulary, including the words for most cooked meat. Not sheep, swine or cow, in other words, but mutton, pork and beef. Welcome new readers Anthony, Dave, Sophia, Kendra and, appropriately, Lisa from the UK. Happy to have you all aboard….


No. 244: CFOs turn cautious, Hofstra’s got the music and 20 ways to get your stuff in one sock before winter

TG it’s F: Happy Friday, everybody. The autumn equinox in the Northern Hemisphere commences today at 4:02 p.m. Here are 41 autumnal cocktails to celebrate with. (Because it’s always 4:02 somewhere.) Economic pulse: Chief financial officers across the country have turned bearish about the economy’s prospects and those of their own companies, according to a new survey from Deloitte. Political concerns, both at home and abroad, were cited as the biggest external factors, while talent shortages were named as the biggest internal…