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Taconic Parkway Crash Victims Mourned On Long Island

New York Times | LISA FODERARO and LIZ ROBBINS | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The mourners arrived in dark suits, some carrying children they seemed to clutch with newfound urgency. About 1,000 people came to Our Lady of Victor...

LIRR Engineer Lets Passenger Drive Train

Newsday | ALFONSO A. CASTILLO | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

A Long Island Rail Road engineer has been suspended without pay following accusations that he allowed a passenger to operate a train as it traveled we...

Forbes 'Most Troubled Luxury Neighborhoods' List 5 Long Island Communities

Newsday | ELLEN YAN and GARY DYMSKI | | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Five Long Island communities placed in Forbes magazine's top 12 "most troubled luxury neighborhoods," where the number of listings versus recent sales...

Shark Washes Up On Long Island Beach

NBC New York | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

A 24-foot shark washed ashore on a Long Island beach today, but died a short time later, police said. It's unclear how the basking shark died or how ...

Mosquitoes Attacking Long Island After Recent Downpours

New York Post | Kieran Crowley | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Long Islanders are bugging out due to a surge in mosquitoes caused by the recent downpours. Officials said the rains have boosted mosquito numbers by ...

New York City's First Offshore Wind Farm A Reality

treehugger.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

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18 Rounds of Soggy & Sunny Days at the U.S. Open

Patrick Sauer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Patrick Sauer

You already know what happened at Bethpage, but I thought you might like an insider's log of the sights, sounds, and smells (And Woah Nelly! Did it ever smell) of the 2009 U.S. Open.

Long Island: Newborn Girl Found In Shoebox

New York Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

A newborn girl was found alive in a shoebox at the entrance to a Hempstead, L.I., apartment building, cops said....

Albert Einstein Photo A Long Island Collector's Prize

Newsday | CHRISTINA HERNANDEZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

He's sticking his tongue out in a gesture to "all of humanity." In Albert Einstein's own words, that was the message behind his playful expression, ca...

Long Island Gangs Cut Short Young Lives

New York Times | SARAH GARLAND | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Youth gangs are a troubling problem on Long Island...

WATCH: Daily Show Tackles NY Naysayers Who Don't Want Long Island To Secede

Huffington Post | Alex Leo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

After devoting the bulk of his show to Iran's elections, Jon Stewart tossed to a Samantha Bee segment on the Long Island secession movement. If you do...

GM Pushes Crash Victims To Settle For Pennies

New York Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

They ain't too proud to beg for billions, but when it comes to compensating two Long Island girls critically injured in a horrific head-on crash, Gene...

First Case Of Predatory Lending In Commercial Real Estate?

businessinsider.com | Joe Weisenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Is this the first official allegation of predatory lending in the commercial real estate space? A reader passes on a recently filed lawsuit brought...

Cablevision Has Fastest Internet Speeds for Cable

Dygest.net | Dygest.net | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Starting May 11, the Bethpage, N.Y.-based cable operator will offer speeds of up to 101 megabits per second downstream throughout its service area, an...

Daddy Diaries: Confessions of a Stay-At-Home Anchorman

Rob Morrison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Rob Morrison

The obvious upside for renters this summer is that they are in the driver's seat and there are deals to be had no matter where your travels take you.

Holder, Race and Obama's 10% of the White Alabama Vote

Paul Jenkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Jenkins

The complicated picture of how America came to vote for its first black president reflects the country's multifarious attitude towards race

An End to Name-Calling?

Joel Schwartzberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Joel Schwartzberg

Some will say "No Name-Calling Week" is more accurately called "PC Police Week." After all, an offensive term over the dinner table might be applauded in a rap song.

Mayor MIA on Veterans' Affairs

Luis Carlos Montalván | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Luis Carlos Montalván

When hundreds of thousands of New York's veterans do not receive the benefits and entitlements they deserve, is there then no cost to New York State taxpayers?

Doing it All, for Obama

Nancy Leo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nancy Leo

Every day I checked the mail. No inaugural ball invitation. My anxiety rose. When were they going to send them out? Didn't they know that I needed time to shop for a gown, and really go on a diet?

Because Pain Makes You Self-Centered, a Doctor Wants a Kidney Back and a Feuding Ex-Wife Sabatoges A Teddy Bear

Jill Brooke | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jill Brooke

For anyone going through a divorce, there has to be a blinking light that switches on in your head reminding you that you will not make the best decision because of the stresses you're under and to proceed with caution.

Another Murdered: Pass the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act

Kety Esquivel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kety Esquivel

NCLR has joined other civil rights and Latino leaders to urge Congress and the new administration to make passage of the "Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act" a priority.

GOP: Imploding, Meaningless, and Run by Crazies, But not Dead

Paul Jenkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Jenkins

Beyond its regional concentration, the Republican Party's face is from another time. Indeed, nearly half of the Republican caucus is composed of Southern white men.

Jdimytai Damour, We Will Slow Down

Reverend Billy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Reverend Billy

Last night, Sunday the 30th, the Stop Shopping Gospel Choir embarked in vans and a pace car with a lawyer -- journeying to the Wal-Mart in Valley Stream, Long Island -- for a vigil and songfest.

Wal-Mart Shoppers Are Trained To Be "Savages"

Al Norman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Al Norman

Where better to carry out these random acts of violence than at a huge Wal-Mart, where price takes precedence over people? The crowd at Valley Stream was just following the program.

WATCH: School Renamed in New York in Honor of Barack Obama

Sean Jacobs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sean Jacobs

Ludlow Elementary School in Long Long Island has been renamed Barack Obama Elementary School in honor of the President-elect.