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Keep Turning that Corkscrew

Carol Hoenig | Posted 11.14.2015 | Books
Carol Hoenig

It's only been six weeks since my business partner and I opened Turn of the Corkscrew, Books & Wine. But many people who have walked in, their eyes wide, mouths agape, say, "I always dreamed of doing something like this."

All Pumped Up

Jerry Zezima | Posted 11.12.2015 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

I am not much of a couch potato, not only because my wife won't let me eat potatoes on the couch while watching TV, but because I prefer to drink beer in the lounge chair.

New York Teens Can Sex Without a Felony But Can't Sext

Andrew Stengel | Posted 11.11.2015 | Crime
Andrew Stengel

It may be time to rethink sexting laws as they apply to teens, when it is punished far more harshly than the actual sex acts may be.

Hurricane Joaquin Strengthens To Category 4, Batters Bahamas

AP | Annum Masroor | Posted 10.02.2015 | Green

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Oh, the Misery of Size Ten Adolescent Feet

Linda DeMers Hummel | Posted 09.29.2015 | Fifty
Linda DeMers Hummel

I'm lost within ten minutes of leaving the airport parking lot. I didn't think I'd need a GPS in my homeland, but apparently today I do. One town just slides into another these days. I feel like there used to be space between them that let you know you were changing zip codes. Okay, it's been a while.

Remove Them, Remove Every Dam One of Them

Marshall Brown | Posted 09.22.2015 | Green
Marshall Brown

In order to save our rivers and give our oceans a fighting chance, in order to bring back marshland and crucial habitats for fish, amphibians, birds, ...

On Long Island, a Smarter, More Resilient Power System

Craig Lewis | Posted 09.09.2015 | New York
Craig Lewis

Just as highway lanes become congested during rush hour, power lines also fill up. This is the case on Long Island during summer when demand for power is at its highest.

Purgatory & Paradise: Meryl Meisler's Vintage New York Photography

Michael Ernest Sweet | Posted 08.31.2015 | Arts
Michael Ernest Sweet

Meryl Meisler's tome of photography from the 70s titled, "Purgatory & Paradise SASSY '70s: Suburbia & The City" is an exceptional collection of disc...

Massapequa. Ever Heard of It?

Linda DeMers Hummel | Posted 08.07.2015 | New York
Linda DeMers Hummel

Sometimes I say, "I grew up in New York," but when you say it like that, you get, "Oh, Manhattan?" People think it's exotic to have grown up in New York City, where you never learn to swim or drive, and you're all blasé when you see Robert DiNiro strolling around your neighborhood.

Construction Workers Write Sweet Messages On Steel Beams For Kids In Hospital To See

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 08.05.2015 | Good News

When kids at one Long Island hospital look outside, they now have something to smile about -- thanks to some thoughtful construction workers. Ironwork...

#FindEdToday - National Response to Find Missing Long Island Man in California

The Advice Project | Posted 07.31.2015 | New York
The Advice Project

Thirteen days ago, Long Island native, Ed Cavanaugh, went missing while riding his motorbike alone through the El Dorado National Forest near Placerville, California.

6 Modern Winners in Carolina

J. Michael Welton | Posted 07.31.2015 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

Some are picked, as the saying goes, but few are chosen. That's the case with the 2015 Matsumoto Prize winners, in a competition sponsored by North Carolina Modernist Houses (NCMH).

Is It Food, or Is It Foodiness? Or Is It All Just 'Fishiness'?

Erica Wides | Posted 07.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Erica Wides

My niece, Sophie, spent last week "down the shore" as they say in New Jersey. Her friend has a beach house, and they invited her to visit. Lucky! See...

The Royal Treatment

Jerry Zezima | Posted 07.21.2015 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

Since the birth of the little princess, people around the world have been abuzz with excitement. I refer, of course, to my granddaughter, Chloe. Peo...

Long Island Limo Crash Kills 4 Women

Associated Press | Andrew Hart | Posted 07.18.2015 | Crime

BREAKING: Four dead after limo is t-boned in #Cutchogue, report says.— FiOS1 Long Island (@FiOS1News_LI) Jul...

Protecting and Enhancing Water Quality on Long Island

Nancy Rauch Douzinas | Posted 07.15.2015 | New York
Nancy Rauch Douzinas

There is now no doubt about the magnitude of the problem and the culprit, and that provides a basis for unified action.

The Hamptons: Niche for All

Toni Haber | Posted 07.02.2015 | New York
Toni Haber

As the Hamptons serve as a summer destination for many of New York's residents hoping to escape for the warm months, its relaxing role does not prevent them from serving a specific function for the individual buyer.

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

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.