Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Luxury living is within reach in Nassau County for those mature adults looking for a home with a smaller footprint. It’s called Knickerbocker Bay Club, a condominium community located in Port Washington with waterfront views designed for the 62-plus active adult.Formerly the home of the Knickerbocker Yacht Club, three residences are still available from the 32 that were built in 2015. One of these homes is Residence 212, an elegant 2,544-square-foot unit that features three bedrooms; two-and-a half baths; a new contemporary gourmet-style kitchen with custom white cabinetry imported from Italy; quartz countertop island; Sub-Zero refrigerator; dining area that seats eight; fireplace with white marble detail; plank oak wood flooring; and spa-like bathrooms with Crema Marfil marble.Outside, it has a terrace that is so large a wedding reception could be held on it, laughs Anne Arter, Real Estate Associate Broker with Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International and Sales Manager at the Knickerbocker Bay Club.“This unit is unusual,” Arter says. “The terrace is larger in square footage than the unit itself.”“One of the biggest draws is the water,” she adds. “You have the Manhasset Bay views, and you can see the Manhattan skyline from the rooftop terrace and enjoy the sunsets that are phenomenal.”The condo that is priced at $1,760,100 offers on-site indoor assigned parking and storage, a 24-hour virtual doorman, state-of-the-art fitness center, rooftop terrace with BBQ, putting green, fire pit, dining and lounge area and a private dock with slips and moorings available for those residents who enjoy having their boats close by.“Ironically, no one has a boat, which was a surprise to all of us,” Arter laughs. “The slips and moorings are here.”The building, she says, is also pet friendly with at least 15 percent of occupants owning a pet. There is even a conference room on-site and a spacious sitting area in the lobby.“In the last few years we are seeing that condos are becoming more of a trend particularly with the 60-plus age group,” says Arter. “People want to downsize and no longer want the maintenance of a home. They don’t want to move out of state — they want to stay on Long Island and be close to their children and grandchildren. They also want the convenience. Everything is right here within walking distance from shopping, restaurants, the train, so you don’t even need a car.”The building, located on Main Street, is close to the library, the Landmark on Main Street theater, boutiques, art galleries, and antique shops as well as local beaches and parks. Residents can also enjoy the Bay Walk, a waterfront park completed over the summer, within walking distance of Knickerbocker Bay Club and featuring kayak access, bicycles, new benches and a garden. There are many draws of condo living and for Arter, one, in particular, is the peacefulness of it all.“The building is made of concrete- grade steel, so you don’t hear your neighbors at all,” she says.For more information contact Anne Arter, Real Estate Associate Broker, Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty and Sales Manager, Knickerbocker Bay Club at 516-639-4448.The design of the master bedroom and sitting area gives a feeling of serenity with its ocean views and elegant decor. Double doors lead into the spacious great room.The open floor plan features built-in cabinets, comfortable seating, a 60-inch Samsung television with sound system and grande windows offering beautiful views of Manhasset Bay.The private patio offers an intimate setting for friends and family to gather.
CRICKET West Indies (CWI) on Sunday saluted the heroes of the famous Cricket World Cup triumphs of 1975 and 1979. Sunday marked 45 years since the West Indies won the inaugural World Cup at Lord’s. In that famous match they defeated Australia by 17 runs and Sir Clive Lloyd had the honour of being the first man to lift the coveted trophy.On June 23, 1979, Lloyd again hoisted the treasured prize as West Indies beat England by 92 runs at the historic venue.Speaking on behalf of CWI, President Ricky Skerritt said:“This particular World Cup victory by Sir Clive Lloyd and his legendary teammates brought a great deal of pride and esteem to thousands of West Indians everywhere. That is why such proud memories of our past glory on the cricket field will never die. I join in celebration of this special anniversary with all those who truly love West Indies cricket.”In the 1975 final Lloyd made a glorious century to earn the Man-of-the-Match award. He shared a century stand with Rohan Kanhai, who made an invaluable 55. The West Indies were outstanding with the ball and in the outfield. Keith Boyce took four wickets and there were five run outs –three by Sir Vivian Richards – as they played unbeaten throughout the tournament and lifted the inaugural Cricket World Cup.Four years later Sir Viv put on a batting masterclass with a majestic 138 not out – one of the finest innings in ODI history. He was joined by Collis King, who scored 86 off just 66 balls in memorable display of batting. Joel Garner then took five wickets to bring more glory to the all-conquering West Indies and to win at Lord’s, the home of cricket, was another remarkable achievement.Sir Clive said: “Today is a memorable day for me and the members of the team which won that first World Cup back in 1975. It was one of the greatest days of my life. To see the way we performed – we played unbeaten throughout the entire tournament – and win at Lords was something remarkable. Our victories in those two World Cup finals were celebration of West Indies cricket and the many people who turned up to see us lift the cup.Lloyd added: “We were the best sports team in the world, no one could beat us. We were admired everywhere we went. The Caribbean has produced some truly great people in several fields of endeavour and we formed part of that, we were the symbol of sporting success. Our victories were for the many supporters who we represented. It wasn’t just for us as players, our victories touched many people all across the world.”Squads for both World Cups1975: Sir Clive Lloyd (captain), Keith Boyce, Roy Fredericks; Maurice Foster, Lance Gibbs, Sir Gordon Greenidge, Vanburn Holder, Bernard Julien, Alvin Kallicharran, Rohan Kanhai, Collis King, Deryck Murray, Sir Andy Roberts, Sir Viv Richards; Sir Clyde Walcott (manager).1979: Sir Clive Lloyd (captain), Faoud Bacchus, Colin Croft, Joel Garner, Larry Gomes, Sir Gordon Greenidge, Desmond Haynes, Michael Holding, Alvin Kallicharran, Collis King, Malcolm Marshall, Deryck Murray, Sir Viv Richards, Sir Andy Roberts; Sir Clyde Walcott (manager).List of West Indies global cricket titlesJune 21, 1975: Cricket World Cup – beat Australia at Lord’s, LondonJune 23, 1979: Cricket World Cup – beat England at Lord’s, LondonSeptember 25, 2004: ICC Champions Trophy – beat England at the Oval, LondonOctober 7, 2012: ICC T20 World Cup – beat Sri Lanka at Premadasa Stadium, ColomboFebruary 14, 2016: ICC Under-19 World Cup – beat India at Sher-e-Bangla Stadium, DhakaApril 3, 2016: ICC Women’s T20 World Cup – beat Australia at Eden Gardens, KolkataApril 3, 2016: ICC T20 World Cup – beat England at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. (Cricket West Indies) read more
Published on October 23, 2012 at 11:43 pm Contact Nick: [email protected] | @nicktoneytweets The South Florida defense is stacked with top Florida talent. Breakout receiver Andre Davis is a “Mohamed Sanu clone” that looks primed for the NFL. And just over a year ago, quarterback B.J. Daniels toyed with Doug Marrone’s team on its own home turf.If you ask Marrone, the roster of Syracuse’s next opponent speaks for itself.“They have the ability to beat every team they play,” Marrone said during the Big East coaches’ teleconference on Monday. “I just see a lot of talent on the field, but they’re not catching the kind of breaks out there.”It has to be more than just bad luck by now. Despite its talent, South Florida is 2-5. The team has lost each of its three Big East conference games during its current five-game slide. And of its last 11 conference games, the Bulls have won only once.It’s been five seasons since the Bulls posted a winning record in Big East play. In 2007, Matt Grothe was USF’s quarterback. Jim Leavitt was USF’s head coach. And for one week during that season, the Bulls were ranked No. 2 in the Bowl Championship Series poll, right behind eventual runner-up Ohio State.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThis year’s USF team is nowhere near the annual powers of college football. Picked to finish second in the Big East’s preseason poll, the Bulls have dropped crushing games to Ball State and Temple after a quick 2-0 start to the season. They haven’t won a game since Sept. 8 at Nevada.Head coach Skip Holtz thought that streak was about to change last weekend. On the road against No. 16 Louisville, Holtz saw running back Lindsey Lamar find lanes against a stout rushing defense. Daniels threw the third of his three second-half touchdown passes and Holtz began to hope that his defense could hold on for a much-needed win.It didn’t. A 75-yard drive sparked by a personal foul on cornerback Kayvon Webster let the Cardinals reclaim the lead for good and forced Holtz to start searching for answers.“Five in a row,” Holtz said with a laugh during the coaches’ teleconference. “Somebody else might have to answer that question.”Holtz can answer it himself by taking a look at his defense. He said his secondary is porous and mistake prone. On film, he noticed his young defensive linemen fail to stick to the rushing lanes they’re assigned to. It’s no surprise for Holtz that in three games of the current five-game losing streak, his team was unable to hold onto a fourth-quarter lead.The first meltdown happened in Muncie, Ind. Daniels turned a 12-point deficit into a three-point lead with two touchdown tosses and a clutch two-point conversion run by running back Demetris Murray. But despite the efforts of Daniels, Ball State rallied to beat the Bulls on a touchdown with 1:02 left.A similar fate awaited the Bulls in Philadelphia two weeks later. Down 30-28 against Temple, Daniels and the offense put USF in position for a 45-yard field goal attempt with 1:11 remaining.The field goal was blocked, and one play later, the Owls ran for a 35-yard game-sealing score.It’s a common theme for the Bulls during Daniels’ tenure. The fourth-year quarterback starts slow early on, plays better late and puts his team in a position to win. Then, by virtue of a defensive gaffe or an ill-timed interception, the Bulls lose again.“As a team leader, I can’t point fingers,” Daniels said. “I can only try and get better with the group of guys we have, and I know we have a team here we can win. We all believe we’re better than our record indicates.”After every game, the Bulls come together in the locker room for their post-game vow. Win or lose, they pledge that they won’t surrender.Daniels said this team is sticking to that pledge. And Holtz, who has watched his program wither from upstart title contender to Big East bottom feeder, is happy that his team hasn’t lost hope yet.“Everyone’s upset; we’re upset,” Holtz said. “We preach that last week’s game doesn’t have anything to do with this week’s unless we allow it. But that’s certainly harder to do when you’ve been through what we’ve been through.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ read more