I want to report a missing restaurant. It's situated in Syosset, answers to the name of Green Melody and is pan-Asian. More crucially, it's vegetarian — one of a very few on all Long Island serving absolutely no meat, fish or poultry. Its disappearance is important to an underserved population who rely on it for such dishes as barbecue veggie "duck" (made with a soy substance) and "sizzling mushroom infinity."
A perpetual busy signal was all I got when I called, so I drove over and found the above sign posted on the door. I checked with shopkeepers in the adjacent businesses, but they, too, were baffled. What I did learn from them is that Green Melody has been silent for around a week.
Green Melody is (was?) at 519 N. Broadway, Jericho, 516-681-5715
August 17, 1010: Sign on the door of Green Melody, Jericho