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Flying Like the Rich and Famous: City-to-City On a Private Jet

Peter Mandel | Posted 05.04.2014 | Travel
Peter Mandel

I'll bet that flying -- to you -- means roughly what it does to me. Battling seat-pockets that eat knee-space. Emptying your inner life into plastic ...

Damn, These People Are So Drunk

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 01.25.2014 | Comedy

Ever wondered who the Long Island Railroad is transporting late at night? For those unfamiliar, the LIRR is a train for people traveling in between Ne...

A Basset Hound Gets the Scent of Life in Manhattan

Peter Mandel | Posted 03.23.2014 | New York
Peter Mandel

It's hard for me to remember now why my mom brought George home. Why she chose a dog cut out for hunting--a Basset hound--to live a life of carpets and furniture in our Manhattan apartment.

Is This the Car Dealership of the Future?

Azeem Khan | Posted 03.11.2014 | New York
Azeem Khan

For the average person, buying a car is a process wrought with unending frustration replete with all the drama of a daytime soap opera. Many people contend with Shakespearian levels of lies, deceit, fear, exploitation, and often make bad decisions under duress.

The Vexed Jazz-Age Relationship of The New Yorker and F. Scott Fitzgerald

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 02.04.2014 | Books
Anne Margaret Daniel

Today we are well accustomed to having some of the most enduring names in American letters long associated with The New Yorker: John Updike, appearing there for nearly sixty years; E. B. White; James Thurber; John Cheever; Rachel Carson; John McPhee; and many more. However, The New Yorker was a newcomer in 1925.

"Do the Right Bling"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima As a guy whose only piece of jewelry is a wedding ring that I got 35 years ago and who thinks karats are what rabbits eat, I have nev...

How the Disaster of a Small Italian Town Helped a New Yorker See Through Sandy

Sara Lieberman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Sara Lieberman

The midday sun shone as workers in Levi's and orange hardhats laid panels of wood to erect a new boardwalk, eager to replace the one washed ashore by the Atlantic it had been in front of just nine months earlier.

Halloween on East 91st

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 12.25.2013 | New York
Joe Peyronnin

Perhaps no city block takes Halloween more seriously than East 91st Street. On this ghostly, otherworldly day, people from all over the region descend on this two-block stretch lined by beautiful limestone townhouses and apartment buildings.

"Scents and Sensibility"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima For nearly three decades, my loyal, intelligent and, let's face it, masochistic readers have said that I stink. This time, they're ri...

WATCH: Machete vs. Gun

Posted 10.10.2013 | Weird News

Welcome to the Samurai Deli. Police on Long Island released surveillance video Monday of a machete-wielding store clerk chasing off an armed robber...

Someone Killed Four Kittens In Long Island

The Huffington Post | Jane Janeczko | Posted 10.04.2013 | New York

Workers at Riverhead Brake Service on East Main Street in Long Island uncovered a grisly scene in their backyard Tuesday morning. Four black-and-g...

Unleashing Clean Local Energy -- and Doing It Near You

Craig Lewis | Posted 11.25.2013 | Green
Craig Lewis

By driving the development of local solar capacity at critical points on its grid, LIPA will be able to defer spending hundreds of millions of ratepayer dollars on new generation and transmission infrastructure to serve this region.

Top Dem Shows Off Singing Chops

Northport Patch | Posted 09.24.2013 | Politics

Chuck Schumer is known for his politics, but the United States Senator showed off his singing chops during Cow Harbor Day Sunday in Northport....

Gideon's Math Homework

Alan Singer | Posted 11.23.2013 | Politics
Alan Singer

Kids are supposed to be learning to estimate from the start of elementary school so they can stop and say this cannot possibly be the answer, but estimation requires qualities that appear to be neglected in the test prep math curriculum.

Wine Tasting in the Un-Hamptons

Nish Gera | Posted 11.13.2013 | Taste
Nish Gera

The 40 mile stretch of land from Riverhead to Orient, also called the North Fork, is decidedly the un-hamptons, as the locals will proudly tell you. This is Long Island wine country, which is currently witnessing a wine revolution of sorts.

David Lohr

Wife Of Missing NY Man: 'His Face Haunts Me'

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 09.12.2013 | Crime

A distraught wife is asking for help tracking down her husband, who has been missing for about three months. Ida Mayer of Dix Hills, NY, says her h...

Strategy for Running and Relationships: It's All in the Approach!

Sarina Tomel | Posted 11.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Sarina Tomel

Allow yourself to take a risk, all with the intention to reach that place in your life where you can open your heart, mind, and soul, to connect with the moment, yourself and your partner.

Melissa Manchester's Bold New Beginning -- With a Little Help From Her 'Fanchesters'

Xaque Gruber | Posted 11.02.2013 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

Her first album debuted in 1973, and exactly 40 years later Melissa Manchester is still going strong, thanks in part to her fans, lovingly dubbed "Fanchesters" by the singer's daughter.

12 Signs You're Becoming a New Yorker

Greg Jacobs | Posted 10.28.2013 | New York
Greg Jacobs

3. When you have no interest in waiting in line for a Cronut, and probably didn't know what a cronut was until a friend from out of town told you about them.

LISTEN: Adam Lambert Covers Bowie, Sees Debut Of New Dance Collaboration

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Nile Rodgers, the legendary guitarist and producer who has worked with everyone from Madonna and Diana Ross to Daft Punk, threw his annual All For the...

Exit Wound: Who Will Take on Gun Control?

Michelle Schimel | Posted 10.06.2013 | New York
Michelle Schimel

Mayor Bloomberg hasn't shied away from this challenge, and his support has been critical to the successes we have had in reducing gun crimes. I am concerned that his departure will be a setback to our continued efforts to crack down on illegal guns.

I Could Have Been a Princess of Long Island

Nola Weinstein | Posted 10.04.2013 | TV
Nola Weinstein

I grew up in a predominately Jewish community on the South Shore of Long Island and don't know a single young woman who lived at home with her parents after college without a job until she got married.

The 10 Best Hiking Trails on Long Island

offMetro.com | Posted 07.31.2013 | New York
offMetro.com

Earn your hiking stripes and bragging rights by exploring Long Island's finest trails. Traverse past haunted lighthouses stuffed with peg legs, otherworldly landscapes, sunbathing seals, and sparkling seasides.

SAMAA Dedicated to Keeping Indian Classical Music Alive

Jim Luce | Posted 09.28.2013 | Arts
Jim Luce

Preserving the classics is a noble endeavor. Jazz, for example, is an original American music art form that once dominated the airwaves, dance halls,...

The Post-Sandy Summer by the Shore

Steven Cohen | Posted 09.28.2013 | Green
Steven Cohen

We may have been stronger than the storm that just passed, but no one here is confident that we will be able to withstand the next storm.