Ways to Improve an Unfinished Basement

Unfinished basements can be unattractive to the eyes, most unfinished basements are dimly lit, contain concrete floors, and exposed wood. An unfinished basement may seem cold and lifeless, however it still has some potential. With just five tips that require little effort and money, you can bring your basement to life, making it a great […]

Staging A Home Before Selling

Staging A Home Before Selling When buyers look at many potential homes, they usually try to visualize themselves in it. If they can’t picture themselves living there, they’re not going to be as excited to buy the home. The sales price of a home is maximized when buyers become emotional. The effect can be created […]

What To Consider When Buying A Fixer-Upper

Tips for Buying a Fixer Upper Are you looking for a house that will be filled with your personal touches instead of pieces of another person’s? Then a fixer upper may be for you. It is without a doubt that a fixer upper is much more of an undertaking than a move-in ready house, but […]

LIBOR Names 9th Annual 20 Under 40 Rising Stars

LIBOR announces the recipients of the ninth annual Young Professionals Network (YPN) 20 Under 40 Rising Stars in Real Estate Awards. Press release from the Long Island Board of REALTORS®: July 8, 2020 West Babylon, NY (June 25, 2020) – The Long Island Board of REALTORS® (LIBOR) is proud to announce the recipients of the […]

A chance for kids to get out on the water

Christian Gordon grew up around boats. His father, Bill, owns Long Island Boat Rentals in Port Washington, and Christian said he had been out on the water ever since he was a child. “When you live in New York, space is limited, but things totally change when you get out on the water,” he said. “It’s […]

Be the Best Sport helps special needs kids become athletes

Staff and children hold hands during a sports program class. Photo by Michael Furino. Every Saturday for the past four months, Michael Sforza, 11, spends his morning at Be the Best Sport, track and field lessons in Port Washington, Long Island. Running, leaping and landing on two feet doesn’t seem difficult for most, but for […]

Michael Furino

Michael Furino is the Executive Director of Be The Best Sport, a Long Island based not-for-profit that provides sports enrichment programs to children and adults with special needs. Programs are offered throughout Long Island on weekdays and weekends. For more information or to register for special needs bike riding for your child, please visit www.BeTheBestSport.org or contact Be […]


A huge thank you to everyone who came out Saturday night to support the autism community! It means so much to our family and so many others. Thank you to everyone who volunteered, to everyone who bought tickets, to those who drove far to be there (esp the Hauppauge crew!), to everyone that donated, to […]

Honoree at 12th Annual Woodbury Ball For Autism

Be The Best Sport Honoree at 12th Annual Woodbury Ball For Autism On April 17, 2015 at the 12th annual Woodbury Ball For Autism, Michael Furino, Frank Furino, and Al Sontag of Be The Best Sport were honored for their dedication to helping provide sport and recreation programs to children with autism. The sold out […]