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Dec 18 2014

BBC to Feature Home2(O) Project in News Segment

Dec 12 2014

NYIT Wins Grant to Develop STEM Programs

Dec 12 2014

NYIT-Abu Dhabi M.S. Granted Local Accreditation

Dec 08 2014

NYIT Study: Thyroid Hormones Reduce Animal Cardiac Arrhythmias

Dec 04 2014

NYIT At White House Event to Announce Commitment to Expand College Access

Jan 06 2015

Transfer Enrollment Day

Jan 07 2015

Transfer Enrollment Day

Jan 08 2015

Transfer Enrollment Day

Jan 27 2015

Internship Certificate Program - Orientation I

Jan 28 2015

Internship Certificate Program - Orientation I

Antony Mannino

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Rosalia

 

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My father, Antony Mannino, is my hero. He just turned 74 years old yesterday and continues to prove to me and everyone who knows him, that living a healthy and active lifestyle not only improves your mental and physical well-being but your ability to stay young at heart. Nearly every morning, my father wakes up around 5:30 am and heads to a local gym where he enjoys swimming, jogging and strength training. When he returns he eats a healthy meal of eggs and toast, or if it was a particularly invigorating workout, dinner from the night before. An immigrant of Sicily and self-employed construction worker, he spends his free time maintaining his rental properties, stuccoing our family home (true story), growing fresh fruits and vegetables in his garden, and his ultimate love - playing tennis. His diet is as Mediterranean as they come, featuring large amounts of garlic, anything leafy green, and of course, red wine. He does not smoke and truly cares about what he puts into his body. He is the most hard-working, optimistic and healthy individual I know, and I am grateful for the lifestyle he leads because it guarantees me more days with my father.

He is a great example of how getting older means getting better.

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