Funky Albany, NY based group Formula 5 continues to impress fans everywhere, delivering a power-packed performance with every opportunity. 2016 has seen some incredible shows from the band, whether it was opening for Twiddle, playing at a rally for Bernie Sanders, or their month-long residency at the famed Nectar’s venue in Burlington, VT.The band is currently out on the road for an extensive fall tour, which will see them hit Catskill Chill and the Adirondack Music Festival, as well as their first-ever run in Colorado and a show at Syracuse venue Funk N’ Waffles with Snarky Puppy side-project Ghost Note. To get you in the funky mood for all of these exciting shows, Formula 5 passed along an exciting new pro-shot video – the first of its kind.Captured at a hometown show at The Hollow Bar and Kitchen in Albany, NY on September 9th, Formula 5 has shared with us a killer video of their original tune “Sad Bed.” We’re delighted to premiere this great video, which you can watch below!Formula 5 will keep it funky on the road throughout this fall. Check out their full tour dates below, and head to their website for more information.Produced and Edited by Frank CavoneCamera by Ramon Dario SanchezDirected by Pete MasonCover photo by Dave DeCrescente
That is the implicit question raised by NY”s Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman. The WSJ is reporting this morning that the man who holds the position known for its unofficial title,” Aspiring Governor”, sent a letter to large banks on Friday warning them that their customers are at risk from insider identity theft and urging them to be more alert to employee conduct.. (http://www.wsj.com/articles/bank-tellers-draw-scrutiny-1433720000).The AG’s letter is the latest in a series of steps taken by his office highlighting the access tellers have to personal information. For example, earlier this year his office secured a guilty plea from a teller at a JP Morgan Chase branch in White Plains. According to a press release, she would target customers with common names and over $50,000 in their accounts. She would copy this customer data and smuggle it out to co-conspirators who used it to create fraudulent checks and identification documents. These fake documents were then used to impersonate account holders and to withdraw money at bank branches in Westchester County, New York City and Long Island, as well as Connecticut and Massachusetts.The AG’s letter is a reminder that, even as the financial industry gets swamped by increasingly sophisticated and well-funded cyber thieves, the core of your data security still must be based on knowledgeable employees who not only know the rules but are willing to follow them. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Fall scents and flavors remind many of the sound of leaves crunching under rain boots, home-cooked meals with loved ones, and, depending on the outside temperature, family gatherings around a roaring fire. But the joys of autumn don’t have to necessarily end in late December, when winter officially kicks off. Sometimes, all you need is a favorite fall cocktail to transition you comfortably to a new season. 2 Spring’s Martinelli attempts to do just that. “The inspiration was making a refreshing, fall-style drink that resembled Martinelli’s sparkling apple cider,” says Jordan Lari, restaurant director at 2 Spring, an American brasserie created by Claudia and Michael Taglich, and Chef Jesse Schenker in the heart of Oyster Bay. “We wanted to make something that was like a soft drink — but very fall flavored and refreshing, but still boozy.”The ingredients in the Martinelli include Bulleit Bourbon, Laird’s Applejack, Bénédictine, St. Elizabeth’s Allspice Dram, apple cider, chai, and lemon.“We start by making an apple cider syrup by reducing apple cider with chai tea,” Lari says. “We then mix this syrup with Bulleit Bourbon, Laird’s Applejack, Bénédictine, St. Elizabeth’s Allspice Dram, lemon juice and water.”They then carbonate the drink by using a DrinkMate soda maker.“It’s like apple pie soda,” Lari says. “It’s as simple and delicious as that.”Even though the cocktail was created with autumn in mind, they plan on keeping it on the menu throughout winter, for good reason. So far, the drink has been well received.“The hardest part is making enough to keep up with the demand,” he says. 2 Spring is located at 2 Spring St. in Oyster Bay. It can be reached at 2springstreet.com or 516-624-4211.Sign up for Long Island Press’ email newsletters here. Sign up for home delivery of Long Island Press here. Sign up for discounts by becoming a Long Island Press community partner here.