1. Big Al's Family Fitness
Michael Blitz: Parking is at a premium weekdays from 10-11:30 a.m. The senior classes are apparently very popular here.
2. BJ's Wholesale Club
Michael Blitz: Large, clean and relatively brand new location. But their customer service is less than stellar, and their management seems to view helping people as an imposition.
3. Post Cleaners
Michael Blitz: They go the extra mile in the name of customer service.
Michael Blitz: Cleaner, higher food quality, a friendlier staff, and a much better value than the Jericho location. It's a winner across the board.
Michael Blitz: Not worth it; their entire menu is overpriced compared to other Wendy's nearby. Even some of their so-called 99¢ value items actually cost $1.19 and up.
6. DJ's International Buffet
Michael Blitz: They advertise daytime specials, except for holidays. But apparently it's a holiday every time the kids are off from school. I'm done with this place.
7. Thomaston Park
Michael Blitz: Try the nature.
8. East Meadow Water Tower
Michael Blitz: I remember years ago, when they dropped a tarp over this before repainting it. It looked like a giant condom.
9. Benny's Pizzeria
Michael Blitz: Authentic Brooklyn-style pizza!
10. Benny's Pizza
Michael Blitz: Pizzas are huge... and tasty!
11. Planet Fitness
Michael Blitz: Beware! If you have a black card and go to another PF, they want your name, address, and other violations of your privacy. Every single time.
12. Dollar Tree
Michael Blitz: Not the store's fault, but the undersized parking lot can get crowded on weekends - especially around dinnertime.
13. USA Gas Station
Michael Blitz: Full service, but far from the cheapest place around. And credit costs even more than cash.
14. Post Avenue Laundromat
Michael Blitz: Open 7 a.m. - 10 p.m. everyday.
15. BJ's Wholesale Club
Michael Blitz: Never ever go here on a Saturday evening, unless you feel like fighting your way through long lines of clueless shoppers. This goes double if you expect to use the self-service lanes.
16. Jones Beach State Park
Michael Blitz: Arrive before 8 a.m. or after 4 p.m. weekdays (6 a.m. or 6 p.m. weekends and holidays) and avoid the parking fees. As a bonus, the beach is far less crowded.
17. Cell Phone Tower Vaguely Shaped Like a Tree
Michael Blitz: Wave hi as you pass by!
Michael Blitz: Completely redesigned, including a gazillion drink choices and a wifi hotspot. I'm impressed.
Michael Blitz: They shut down and make everyone wait while they change drawers. Bad business planning.
Michael Blitz: They have Schweddy Balls!
21. Burger King®
Michael Blitz: Don't bother trying to use any of the Foursquare specials. They'll only tell you that they can't accept them, since they don't have a paper coupon to attach to the paperwork. How stupid is that.
22. Micro Center
Michael Blitz: Best way to avoid the long lines that everyone else is complaining about: get there during the week, either right after they open or about an hour before closing.
23. DJ's International Buffet
Michael Blitz: There's usually two or three exotic food items available, especially during evenings and weekends. Don't be afraid to be adventurous.
Michael Blitz: Couldn't decide between the chicken marsala and the eggplant... so I had both!
25. Salerno's Apizza
Michael Blitz: The cavatelli is to die for; even better than the gnocchi!
Michael Blitz: If you can get there between 3 and 6 a.m., they've put out the fresh food delivery, so you'll have the best selection while avoiding the morning rush.
Michael Blitz: They won't let you try on dress shirts in the fitting rooms; they lost a potential $60 in sales from me because of that.
28. Majestic Diner
Michael Blitz: Love their buffalo burgers; and if you don't want fries, they'll substitute whatever cooked veggies are available at no charge if you ask.
Michael Blitz: Much better than Levittown. I've been here three times, and I've never had any problems with the food or service.
30. AMF Plainview Lanes
Michael Blitz: Lanes are cheaper after 9pm, Monday - Thursday (after 5pm on Sunday).
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