26 year-old filmmaker documents the lives of Long Islanders

Jordan Crafton is a 26 year-old man who was born in New Jersey, raised in Baldwin and who attended school at Uniondale High School in Long Island. He had dreams of becoming a jazz musician before he realized his passion was to pursue filmmaking as a career. In 2009, Jordan directed a film which documented … Continue reading 26 year-old filmmaker documents the lives of Long Islanders

Charmayne’s Florist & Cake

A nursery is any place in which something is bred, nourished, or fostered. For 25 years, our next featured small business owner has nourished the needs of countless residents in Elmont and beyond, while fostering a reputation of quality service and reliability as well. Perhaps what makes such longevity so remarkable is that "Charmayne's Florist" isn't a … Continue reading Charmayne’s Florist & Cake

Argo Civic

On Monday September 22, The Excelsior was in attendance as the Argo Civic members convened for the first time since being off on summer break. One of several civics in the Elmont area, Argo Civic is a volunteer group of residents who are "united in building a stronger, safer community." Some orders of business for … Continue reading Argo Civic

Vestiges of Fosters Meadow trace us back to German Farming Community

[Via Fosters Meadow Heritage Center] "After seeking employment in the city and saving enough to buy land, many of these immigrants moved to the countryside. The story of German immigrants setting out to the West via wagon, stagecoach or boat and barge up the Hudson River to the Erie Canal is well known. Many German … Continue reading Vestiges of Fosters Meadow trace us back to German Farming Community

Community Safety Meeting: Tuesday September 16th, 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. in Valley Stream

The Excelsior is pleased to be a part of an upcoming community meeting to discuss neighborhood safety. Join us and other local groups for a conversation about Policing strategies for crime in our area, "Know Your Rights" education training for our youth and different ways to remain civically engaged within your area. We hope to see … Continue reading Community Safety Meeting: Tuesday September 16th, 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. in Valley Stream