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Faithful Shopper: Outdoor Entertaining

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 06.15.2015 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

If you're lucky enough to have a deck or backyard, make it an extension of your home with furnishings from any of the below, depending on your budget and taste!

Research Institutions Are a Vital Economic Engine on Long Island

Nancy Rauch Douzinas | Posted 06.10.2015 | New York
Nancy Rauch Douzinas

Long Island's research institutions are key to the region's economic activity and potential growth. We should see them not as ivory towers but as vital parts of the engine that powers the region -- and its future prosperity.

Racism in America: What Will Be Your Deal?

Alan Singer | Posted 06.08.2015 | Education
Alan Singer

In December I participated in a forum at Uniondale High School in Uniondale, New York on "Policing in America: Should Uniondale Care about Ferguson?" It was organized by social studies teacher Adeola Tella-Williams and students in her Participation in Government class.

Homeless 9-Year-Old With Cancer And Family Finally Move Into New Home

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 06.05.2015 | Good News

Life for this New York girl with cancer just got a little better, thanks to some generous strangers. Casey Bardowell, a 9-year-old from New York, ...

3 People Shot Dead Sitting Inside Car, Suspect On The Run

AP | MIKE BALSAMO | Posted 06.04.2015 | Crime

WYANDANCH, N.Y. (AP) — Police on Long Island say one of three victims killed in an overnight shooting was an admitted gang member. Suffolk County p...

Your 2015 Guide to Coast-to-Coast Gay Pride

Jim Werner | Posted 05.29.2015 | Gay Voices
Jim Werner

This past weekend wasn't just the unofficial start of summer; it's the official start of Pride season. In the coming month the sunlight will not only stay out longer but cities will start flying the rainbow flag to celebrate their LGBT communities.

10 Reasons You Need To Visit Long Island NOW

Fodor's | Posted 05.27.2015 | Travel
Fodor's

Glamorous history, spectacular food and drinks, luxurious accommodations, phenomenal scenic landscapes -- Long Island has it all.

F. Scott Fitzgerald Invented Gatsby in This House

Sarah Stodola | Posted 05.18.2015 | Travel
Sarah Stodola

It's become somewhat of a national pastime to recreate the milieu of F. Scott Fitzgerald, especially in the summer months, when flapper dresses and resurrected cocktails are easiest to flaunt.

Transforming Mobility on Long Island Requires the 'Third Track'

Nancy Rauch Douzinas | Posted 05.14.2015 | New York
Nancy Rauch Douzinas

That means adding a track to the 9.8-mile segment of the Long Island Rail Road's Main Line from Floral Park to Hicksville. The extra track would eliminate the current bottleneck where so many branches converge. It would increase the frequency of trains and enable effective reverse commuting to take place.

A Promising Model for Bipartisan Cooperation on Long Island

Nancy Rauch Douzinas | Posted 05.06.2015 | New York
Nancy Rauch Douzinas

At a time when bipartisan cooperation is much-needed and all too rare in the United States, a new initiative on Long Island offers hope. Leaders of Su...

'Chloe and Poppie Go to the White House'

Jerry Zezima | Posted 06.29.2015 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

Since becoming a grandfather two years ago, I've really been on a roll. But nothing could top taking my granddaughter, Chloe, to Washington, D.C., for the White House Easter Egg Roll.

'Chloe and Poppie Go to the Aquarium'

Jerry Zezima | Posted 06.14.2015 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

Accompanying us on this exciting excursion were my younger daughter, Lauren, known to Chloe as Mommy, and my son-in-law Guillaume, aka Daddy.

'Why Doesn't Anybody Want Me?' Pit Bull Finally Gets A Home After Heartbreaking Picture Goes Viral

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 04.06.2015 | Good News

It's been a long time coming, but a rescue dog is finally home, sweet home. Chester the pit bull had been living in rescue shelters for 5 years. H...

Local Dog Boutique Barkfield Road: Offering All-Natural Ingredients and Supporting Rescue Groups

Rescue Idiot | Posted 06.02.2015 | New York
Rescue Idiot

Many think of doggy boutiques as fun places to take furry pooches to get treats, toys, or accessories, but Barkfield Road in East Northport, New York,...

Peru: New York Trio Debuts Retro Pop With "I Need You"

Ari Sadowitz | Posted 05.30.2015 | Entertainment
Ari Sadowitz

The cover of Peru's debut EP Ordinary People is a rendered pineapple, the delicious prize of the Caribbean that came to denote hospitality sometime during the 17th century.

Mom's the Word for Kitty

Jerry Zezima | Posted 06.01.2015 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

At the risk of starting a scandal involving promiscuous sex and teenage pregnancy, I have been living in a cathouse for almost two decades. And the madam of the establishment was the mother of nine children.

The Faithful Shopper: Don't PassOver the Easter Treats

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 05.30.2015 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Happy Passover - Happy Easter! As always, I focus on the sugary for these joyous holidays - chocolate treats that promise even sweeter days in the spring and summer to come.

Ending the Stagnation in Long Island's Economy

Nancy Rauch Douzinas | Posted 05.10.2015 | New York
Nancy Rauch Douzinas

The Long Island economy has been stagnating for decades and, according to a new report, will decline further unless a concerted strategy is implemented to end it. Fortunately, the report reveals that strategy: expanding the biomedical industry and increasing multifamily housing.

Time King Champions Musicianship With Lively Lead Single "Take Cover"

Ari Sadowitz | Posted 04.25.2015 | Entertainment
Ari Sadowitz

For every audience member waiting to air drum on the downbeat after the measure of 5/4 after the preceding measure of 3/4, or trade power chords for something jazzier, Time King is your band.

Musings From THE MODERNAGER™ Blog

Robin Bobbé | Posted 04.06.2015 | Fifty
Robin Bobbé

I was shyer than Laura in "The Glass Menagerie" and in the insecurity department, I gave Woody Allen a run for his money.

New Data Illuminates Long Island's Education Inequities

Nancy Rauch Douzinas | Posted 03.31.2015 | New York
Nancy Rauch Douzinas

Given that New York has the most segregated schools in America, according to the Civil Rights Project at UCLA, these studies should be the basis for a regional commitment to addressing these inequities.

What Affluent Renters Consider Before Securing a High-End Summer Home in the Hamptons

Andrew Lieb | Posted 03.29.2015 | New York
Andrew Lieb

Unless the renter completely understands the characteristics of each of the villages and hamlets that comprise the east end, the key to securing a great summer rental is to hire a real estate brokerage that has offices throughout the twin forks of LI.

Your Chance, Your Voice, On a Liquefied Gas Facility Off New York

Carl Safina | Posted 03.09.2015 | New York
Carl Safina

I use natural gas for heating and cooking. I also oppose this facility. That doesn't make me a hypocrite; it makes me someone with a conscience who wants alternatives to fossil fuels rather than more excuses for more fossil fuels. The hearing is tonight, Wednesday. And there are other ways to comment.

Long Island Needs a Broader Mix of Housing

Nancy Rauch Douzinas | Posted 03.08.2015 | New York
Nancy Rauch Douzinas

Long Island is world-renowned for its single-family suburban lifestyle, yet it needs a broader mix of housing. A recent public opinion survey shows that a majority of Long Islanders agree, and that's good news.

Dog on Chain Rescued After 6 Years

Rescue Idiot | Posted 03.04.2015 | Good News
Rescue Idiot

Time to start off the new year with an amazing story! Guardians of Rescue took it upon themselves to save a sweet female dog, who had been chained up in a backyard for six years.