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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 04.29.2015 | 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 04.14.2015 | 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 04.02.2015 | 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 04.01.2015 | 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 04.01.2015 | 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 03.30.2015 | 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.

Matt Ferner

Man Who Says He Was Beaten By Cops And Jailed On False Charges Walks Free

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 01.05.2015 | Politics

A Long Island, New York, man who said he was severely beaten by police and jailed for months on false charges was cleared of wrongdoing in court last ...

The Tyranny of Orthodoxy

Benjamin Brenkert | Posted 02.14.2015 | Religion
Benjamin Brenkert

As an openly gay Jesuit I sought ordination to the priesthood publicly acknowledging that I could not serve with integrity and not be allowed to bless same-sex unions through sacramental marriage.

Bipartisan Agreement on Economic Growth for Long Island

Nancy Rauch Douzinas | Posted 01.31.2015 | New York
Nancy Rauch Douzinas

Our County Executives have now set a bipartisan course for economic growth. It's a course that should be sailed to take us to an ever more robust economy - one that can support our children and grandchildren on Long Island for decades to come.

Dave Jamieson

Six Years Later, Walmart Still Hasn't Paid A $7,000 Fine For Black Friday Worker's Death

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.26.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON -- This coming Black Friday will mark six years since a worker died beneath a throng of shoppers at a Walmart on Long Island. Although fede...

Can Long Island Be Saved? -- Part X: Governor Cuomo Announces An Action Plan For Long Island

Marshall Brown | Posted 12.30.2014 | Green
Marshall Brown

Even if you are not prepared to vote for them next Tuesday, you should take time out to thank our political leadership for getting this one right, and learn what needs to be done in your community and how you can help. Long Island -- for future generations.

More Than Fun and Games -- Play Matters

Nancy Brown | Posted 12.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

"Ultimately, play matters because people matter, and it represents one of the best opportunities in our daily lives for people to really get to know one another -- to see and truly be seen by others."

With Football and Hazing, History Repeats Itself

Brian Patrick Harmon | Posted 12.14.2014 | Sports
Brian Patrick Harmon

When a school team's hazing customs go unchecked, the bullying will grow more degrading every season. In many instances, each class looks to top its predecessor. Given how widespread hazing is, it cannot be eliminated.