> Thousands of volunteers, including N.Y. Governor Andrew Cuomo, BILLY JOEL, Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano and Oyster Bay Town Supervisor John Venditto, attended the 20th annual Oyster Bay Cleanup event on September 21, 2013 at Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park in Oyster Bay, Long Island, N.Y.
> Christiano's Italian restaurant, often cited as the inspiration for BILLY JOEL's "Scenes From an Italian Restaurant", had been slated for closing after being bought by the Singh Hospitality Group earlier this year. But that has been put off until sometime next year, while the company is focusing on other projects for the present. This means that the Christiano's crew, menu and BILLY JOEL memorabilia collection will remain as is, at least for now. Photos, (exterior / interior) and facts about "Christiano's" Italian restaurant can be seen on this website in (Photo Album 3.)