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Grand 'Ole Flag or Delicious Matzah Recipe

April 20, 2011

Greetings, Bayside! Today’s Five Things is a clever mixture of poignant stories from around the ‘nabe. Last night while many of you were celebrating Passover, your author had a stroll down memory lane. While growing up, I had Jewish neighbors. Back then, neighbors were considered family. Needless to say, even though I am Catholic,  I remember my first Passover when I was just 6. I am probably the only Italian-American kid that went to a Passover Seder before my Confirmation. I digress. Yours truly longs for the good old days.

Here, for example, are your Five Things:

1.   Matzah is delicious. For those of you unfamiliar with traditional Seder food, this simple, easy to make recipe will be sure to satisfy your appetite

2.   Stroll down Bell Boulevard these days and you will see the streets lined with vibrant patriotic flags and banners. The colorful display is the work of the Bayside BID.

3.   Politics makes for strange bedfellows. Clearly a case of bipartisan cooperation. My sentiment is with the residents.

4.   Alley Pond Park was formed during the Ice Age and boasts a myriad of outdoor attractions including a rock-climbing wall. Take an  eco-trip and explore, the natural wonders of Little Neck Bay make the visit worth every minute.

5.   Sometimes boredom will strike without warning. Luckily, Bayside is filled with great destinations to kill some time. Be a kid again and play the latest virtual reality games at , or pickup the latest PS3 game at . If games aren’t your thing, catch a flick at , or browse the magazine section of . The possibilities are endless!

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