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On a March Saturday of raw winds and below-freezing temperatures, Dennis Dapuzzo  loads cases of low-fat yogurt, whole-grain Honey Scooters cereal and juice boxes that are high in calcium and vitamin C into his recycled hotdog truck. The cold makes its way inside the truck, which helps keep the juice boxes cool but forces Dapuzzo to keep his jacket on as he drives toward a food pantry in Brentwood.  He knows that as bad as the weather can be, Long Islanders are still depending on him to deliver food.   Dapuzzo arrives near the intersection of Caleb’s and Joshua’s Path at a small food pantry a little before 9:30 a.m. People immediately recognize the yellow truck with a crocodile caricature on it, and they line up with their heavy winter jackets to get breakfast for the weekend.   “You know that the people who come out on cold mornings like…

Manhattan is an infinite concrete web of streets and alleys, filled to the brim with every type of store imaginable from every area on Earth. Italian salumerias and cafès in Little Italy, herbal shops and restaurants that purvey foreign delicacies in Chinatown, French brasseries in midtown, and more. Among all these places is a little restaurant on Bedford Street called Chumley’s. Unless you’re paying extra close attention, you won’t even notice it. There’s no sign or plaque. The only distinguishable feature is the antique green door, covered by a black canvas awning and windscreen. The facade fools the onlooker as to what lies behind that turquoise door. Upon entering, you’re immediately greeted by a floral pattern wallpaper that is barely visible behind the numerous frames containing pictures of old newspapers, magazines and famous literary figures. A woman dressed in a tight fitting burgundy dress materializes from behind a door and…

Despite eating alone most of the time, Barbara Werner has patented a way to make the most of her meal. “I started taking myself out to dinner, but restaurants don’t even realize what they do,” Werner, founder of Musical Pairing, said. “They announce to the room that you’re dining alone, and they clang the plates that aren’t being used so loud. So I started putting my headphones in at dinner.” Musical Pairing is one of the latest growing tech phenomena not only on Long Island, but internationally as well. Musical Pairing has been featured in a Japanese issue of Elle and is soon to be showcased on German television. The combination seems both ordinary and revolutionary. Music and food both play extremely significant roles in our everyday lives, so why haven’t they been paired sooner? Werner’s vision for her future business developed one night while eating a steak and potatoes…