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Fighting Aircraft Noise Over Long Island

Karl Grossman | Posted 02.24.2017 | New York
Karl Grossman

The efforts of Long Island, New York’s Town of East Hampton to quell aircraft noise involving the town-owned airport have been negated by a federal ...

These Westminster Kennel Club Contestants Are Doggone Crazy Looking

The Huffington Post | Nina Golgowski | Posted 02.15.2017 | Weird News

Hundreds of breeds of dogs are competing at the 141st Westminster Kennel Club show this week in New York, but only one can be top dog. And to be the d...

Long Island, Pay Attention to the Toxins in the Water

Anthony Figliola | Posted 02.03.2017 | Politics
Anthony Figliola

As Long Islanders are easing into the New Year, many are hopeful they can keep their resolutions and that this year will be better than the last. Som...

New York Just Greenlighted The Country's Biggest Offshore Wind Farm Yet

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 01.26.2017 | Politics

NEW YORK ― The company behind the first offshore wind farm in North America won approval Wednesday from New York state to build the country’s bigg...

Lovingly Restored Victorian Home Becomes Historic Landmark

Carol Ruth Weber | Posted 01.20.2017 | HuffPost Home
Carol Ruth Weber

New York's Long Island is more recognized and thought of as typical suburbia, and not being a historic center with landmarked buildings. The landscape...

Teacher Responds To Betsy DeVos' Hearing With Scathing Song

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 01.19.2017 | Parents

Following Betsy DeVos’ troubling confirmation hearing, a Long Island teacher and father of two performed a song for Donald Trump’s controversial n...

These Snapchat Stories Embody Long Island Moms Perfectly

The Huffington Post | Jenna Amatulli | Posted 01.17.2017 | Comedy

You could try to get through one of Nicki Diaz’s videos without laughing, but you’d surely fail. The 20-year-old makeup artist from Malverne, New ...

This Teen Brought Her Stepdad To Tears With Surprise Christmas Gift

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 01.05.2017 | Divorce

A story that’s gone viral since the holidays is a beautiful reminder that family is about who you choose to love, not simply biological ties. On Fri...

Norway’s Top Oil Company Is Building A Huge Wind Farm Off New York's Coast

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 12.20.2016 | Politics

NEW YORK ― Winds off the coasts of the United States are so dependably strong, turbines built offshore could produce four times the amount of electr...

Retired Corrections Officer Accuses Cops Of Beating Him Basically For Being Black

The Huffington Post | Nina Golgowski | Posted 12.09.2016 | Black Voices

A retired black corrections officer in New York state has accused two white police officers of racial profiling when they allegedly abused him, physic...

15 Simple Joys of Shelter Island And Montauk NY: Roads Less Traveled on Eastern Long Island

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | Posted 11.16.2016 | Travel
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

Picture the Eastern end of Long Island NY - the North Fork (wineries) and the South Fork (Hamptons, Montauk)- as an open lobster claw. Shelter Island ...

How a Pop-Up Food Share is Fighting Food Insecurity on Long Island

Edible | Posted 11.15.2016 | Taste

Story by Valerie Cotsalas Food share recipients patiently wait in line to fill boxes with produce, bread, dairy products and flowers all donated fro...

Most Long Island Politician Ever Attacks Opponent For Not Loving Billy Joel Enough

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 10.13.2016 | Politics

Here are three things we know about Dean Hart: (1) He’s running for New York State Assembly in Long Island, (2) he really, really loves Billy Joel a...

"Joking Till the Cows Come Home"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 09.29.2016 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima Even though I have always been more apt to milk a joke than a cow, which can create udder confusion (see what I mean?), I have long w...

Planning For A Healthy New York Seascape

Jon Forrest Dohlin | Posted 09.01.2016 | New York
Jon Forrest Dohlin

Take the time to add your voice to those who realize the value in promoting ocean health and coordinating multiple human uses of our busy ocean.

Benjamin Birdies' First Flight Soars on Gentle Wings

Jim Luce | Posted 08.21.2016 | Home
Jim Luce

Author Michael Dotsikas's debut children's picture book, Benjamin Birdie's First Flight, is a masterfully written, spirited and beautifully illustrate...

"Do the Ride Thing"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 08.19.2016 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima As a geezer who has learned that life has its ups and downs, as well as its twists and turns, especially with small children who aren...

"Fat Cat on a Thin Roof"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 07.21.2016 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima It has been said, probably by Andrew Lloyd Webber, that a cat has nine lives. If that's true, it means the cats in our humble home ha...

Sacrificing Green for Green

Karl Grossman | Posted 07.13.2016 | Green
Karl Grossman

Sacrificing green for green. That's what cutting down woodland and using farmland to erect solar power systems is about. Solar energy is great! We hav...

Can Long Island Be Saved, Part XIV: Video and Social Media as A Means of Building Public Awareness

Marshall Brown | Posted 06.24.2016 | Green
Marshall Brown

If Long Island is to be saved, and by "saved" I mean preserved as a desirable place to live for future generations, then everybody in Nassau and Suffo...

418 Birds, Turtles, Rabbits, Even A Skunk, Removed From Man's Home

The Huffington Post | Nina Golgowski | Posted 06.22.2016 | Crime

More than 400 animals have been recovered from a New York man’s home in a rescue mission dubbed “Operation Noah’s Ark." The raid at Gary Gruber...

Why Is It So Hard to Build Multifamily Housing on Long Island?

Nancy Rauch Douzinas | Posted 06.21.2016 | New York
Nancy Rauch Douzinas

Long Island - world-renowned for its single-family homes - has fewer multifamily housing options than other suburbs near New York City. We have fewer ...

The Best Cocktail Bars On Long Island, NY

Matthew Kourie | Posted 06.15.2016 | Taste
Matthew Kourie

Craft cocktails are on the rise in a big way. Post modern versions of the cocktail bar have taken over Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and are spilling over onto Long Island, (pun intended.) In this new golden era of craft cocktails, it all came together at the NY Cocktail Expo...where the very best in mixology showcase their amazing cocktails, exhibiting the top spirits.

Open Letter to Long Island PrideFest Organizers: Eliminating Parade Eliminates Legacy

Erinn Furey | Posted 06.03.2016 | Queer Voices
Erinn Furey

To me, the only thing that feels better than walking in a LGBT pride parade is watching LGBT youth walk in pride. I've seen tears stream down their faces as they are celebrated and validated and applauded by crowds for who they are.

On a Sunday Night in the Hamptons

Sarah Stodola | Posted 06.02.2016 | Travel
Sarah Stodola

The two lane road, even heading in on a Sunday, can't help but get backed up with traffic that slows to a crawl. In a way I don't understand, this is ...