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Signs of Support on Long Island during Covid-19 Pandemic

isFrom LONG ISLAND – by Ann Parry (annparry.com)
April 7, 2020

Signarama owner Joey Cestare has Signs of Support

 2956 Merrick Rd, Bellmore, NY 11710 • directions  •  site

Merrick, NY, USA. April 5, 2020. JOEY CESTARE, owner of Signarama in Bellmore, holds rainbow HOPE sign he is giving for free to put in windows, during Coronavirus Pandemic, on Long Island. (© 2020 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

Merrick, NY, USA. April 5, 2020. JOEY CESTARE, owner of Signarama in Bellmore, holds rainbow HOPE sign he is giving for free to put in windows, during Coaronavirus Pandemic, on Long Island. (© 2020 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)

When I told my grandchildren their toys that carpeted the living room moved up to the “Tree House,” they quite liked that fanciful new name for the upstairs guest room.

And before long, its entrance sported a cheerful, personalized Tree House sign, thanks to Joey Cestare – the owner of Signarama in Bellmore, and the boyfriend of the Tree House tots’ Aunt Laurie.

And that wasn’t the first or last time I’ve been impressed with Joey’s craftsmanship and thoughtfulness.

Merrick, NY, USA. April 5, 2020. STRONG WE WILL GET THROUGH THIS! sign of hope is from Signarama in Bellmore, during Coronavirus Pandemic, on Long Island. (© 2020 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

Merrick, NY, USA. April 5, 2020. ‘STRONG WE WILL GET THROUGH THIS!’ sign of hope is from Signarama in Bellmore, on front lawn during Coronavirus Pandemic, on Long Island. (© 2020 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)

So when the nightmarish Covid-19 Pandemic hit New York, I wasn’t surprised to hear music station Z100’s Erica America announce that community member Joey Cestare was spreading hope – creating yard signs with messages of support for Front Liners, and giving away Hope rainbow window signs…

VIDEO:  Delivering Signarama Signs of Support:

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Using careful social distancing, Joey and Laurie delivered a “Strong – We’ll get through this” sign for my front yard, and a Hope rainbow sign for my front window.

While I told them news I’d been waiting to share for a while, I captured it with my iPhone, using 2X zoom, so I could share the video with the rest of our family. It turns out everyone involved said it was okay to share it here.


We’re all in this together


FEATURE PHOTO at top of post: Merrick, NY, U.S. April 5, 2020. JOE CESTARE, owner of Signarama in Bellmore, holds rainbow HOPE sign he is giving for free, while Long Island is hot spot during COVID-19 Pandemic. LAURIE GRAB is in truck.


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2012 "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close" NYC

“Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close” NYC

From LONG ISLAND – by Ann Parry (ann-parry.com)
January 22, 2012

It felt like a punch to the stomach when I came across an eerie juxtaposition on 34th Street of the “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close” movie poster & Manhattan’s iconic landmark, the Empire State Building, during my walk from B & H Photo to Times Square.

“Manhattan, NY, USA. January 9, 2012: Movie poster 'Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close' hangs illuminated at night over Penn Station subway entrance with Empire State Building in background. Seen at stairwell entrance to the MTA 34 Street Penn Station subway station. (© 2012 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

Manhattan, NY, USA. January 9, 2012: Movie poster ‘Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close’ hangs illuminated at night over Penn Station subway entrance with Empire State Building in background. Seen at stairwell entrance to the MTA (Metropolitan Transit Authority) 34 Street Penn Station subway station. Fictional movie is set at time of 9/11 terrorist attacks on Twin Towers in NYC. (© 2012 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)


FEATURE PHOTO at top of post: Manhattan, NY, USA. January 9, 2012: Movie poster ‘Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close’ hangs illuminated at night over Penn Station subway entrance with Empire State Building in background. Green and yellow lit globe on post is at stairwell entrance to MTA (Metropolitan Transit Authority) 34 St. Penn Station subway station.


Gallery includes photos from same night:  NYC ICONIC

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