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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.

Rays of Light

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 09.27.2013 | Science
Zoe P. Strassfield

Events of July 21, 2013 "There it is!" I cried, over the sound of Kelly Clarkson's singing on the radio, pointing out my window at the white sign gle...

What to Do in the Hamptons This Summer

Fathom | Posted 09.28.2013 | Travel

Still planning your Hamptons weekend getaway? We have a list of East End must-dos.

Lobsterman Survives Night In Sea Thanks To Boots

AP | FRANK ELTMAN | Posted 07.26.2013 | New York

OAKDALE, N.Y. -- A Long Island lobsterman who spent 12 hours floating in the Atlantic Ocean after falling off his boat joked Thursday that he may have...

Good News For LIRR Commuters

Newsday | Posted 09.21.2013 | New York

Half-hourly weekend service is coming back to the Long Island Rail Road, according to the MTA and the office of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, which released d...

An Early Lesson on Race

Leigh Flayton | Posted 09.18.2013 | Women
Leigh Flayton

Ricky had never been on a bike, and as he learned to ride on my sister's purple Huffy, he zigzagged up and down someone's driveway. The owner confronted my mother, demanding to know why she had "brought him into the neighborhood."

School Reading List Riddled With Embarrassing Errors

AP | Posted 09.09.2013 | New York

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. — A Long Island school district has released a summer reading list riddled with spelling errors. F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Gre...

Real Estate Pity Party

Lita Smith-Mines | Posted 09.08.2013 | New York
Lita Smith-Mines

Welcome, disillusioned buyers. You really shouldn't be here, should you? You saved your money and had 20 percent to put down. Yet you were trampled by the buyers with wallets full of cash snatching up investment properties.

"The Polo Pony Whisperer"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 09.08.2013 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima A horse is a horse, of course, of course, and no one can talk to a horse, of course -- unless, of course, you're a newspaper columnis...

Body Found Washed Up On Gilgo Beach

Newsday | Posted 08.25.2013 | New York

Investigators are trying to determine the identity of a woman whose body washed ashore Monday night on Gilgo Beach, police said. Neither Suffolk Coun...

A True Shonda: Princesses: Long Island

Rep. Steve Israel | Posted 06.19.2013 | New York
Rep. Steve Israel

I'm proud to represent an area of Long Island that has been the location for many famous movies and TV shows. Shamefully, it's also now the location for a show whose characters are disgraceful, misleading, and fuel anti-Semitic stereotypes: Princesses: Long Island.

The Faithful Shopper: Hot, Haute Hamptons

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 08.13.2013 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

It's that time of year, when those of us in the "fashionista know" escape to our favorite beaches at the Hamptons. The fun part is that many of our fa...

Shame on You, Bravo -- A Note to Princesses: Long Island Viewers

Lindsey Orlofsky | Posted 08.11.2013 | TV
Lindsey Orlofsky

As a Jewish woman from New York, I could not be more appalled with the Bravo network's decision to air this train wreck of a show, and the cast members' decisions to fuel this stereotypical fire.

"My Mother, the Plumber"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 08.11.2013 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima As a man who has regularly plumbed the depths for column material but doesn't know how to plumb a sink to get rid of even worse mater...

In Sandy-Ravaged Long Island, Every Day Is Neighborday

Christina Galante | Posted 08.05.2013 | Impact
Christina Galante

Last October, when Super Storm Sandy hit New York, it decimated the neighborhood where I grew up, Lindenhurst, and the surrounding areas on Long Island.

Long Island Newsday Escalates the War on Teachers and Schools

Alan Singer | Posted 07.31.2013 | New York
Alan Singer

Justified accusations of changing student answers on standardized tests in Atlanta, Georgia has led to a national witch hunt and all teachers are now considered suspect of cheating. But the real cheaters are the private companies making mega-bucks selling scripted learning programs.

PHOTOS: 13 Stunning Hotel Wedding Venues

Oyster | Posted 07.28.2013 | Weddings

Some hotel weddings are gorgeous, some not so much, but unfortunately they often all feel the same. That's where we come in -- we've discovered some o...

The Science and Politics of Preserving Our Beach Communities

Steven Cohen | Posted 07.20.2013 | Green
Steven Cohen

Climate change requires that we transition to a fossil fuel free economy: But at what pace? How will we fund this transition? Who will pay the costs? What technologies will be used? If the transition takes place too slowly, we bear the risks of climate change.

Sean's Gift: Finding Hope In Unexpected Ways After the Loss of My Son

Marie LaPersonerie | Posted 07.14.2013 | Good News
Marie LaPersonerie

Nothing can prepare you for the loss of a child, which is why I never would have guessed that allowing my son's organs to be donated, and thus, letting him live on through the lives of total strangers, would provide the comfort to get through my toughest days.

"It's About Crime"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 07.14.2013 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima When I was a kid, I wanted to be a private eye (my other eye, I figured, would be public), but I never pursued it because I was sure...

Summer Road Trips

Oyster | Posted 07.01.2013 | Travel

Summertime is fast-approaching and we can't wait till the days of top-down convertibles, cover-ups and flip-flops dress codes, and mini weekend getawa...

Animal Rescue Ordered To Relocate

Posted 04.15.2013 | New York

A long-established animal rescue run by a Long Island couple is being forced to find a new location. CBS reports the town of Oyster Bay has ordered...

PHOTOS: 8 Unexpected Island Getaways On The Cheap

Oyster | Posted 05.30.2013 | Travel

An "island getaway" doesn't necessarily translate into washing up on the shores of the Caribbean. Plenty of other islands in the U.S. boast the same laid-back, secluded feel that you can find in Barbados or Jamaica, but often come at a fraction of those sky-high all-inclusive rates.

Town That Voted To Ban Booing Reverses Decision

AP | Posted 05.21.2013 | New York

RIVERHEAD, N.Y. — A New York town's board members have decided it's OK to boo at their meetings – but only if it's done politely. The Riv...

PHOTOS: 11 Hotels That Are Destinations Unto Themselves

Oyster | Posted 05.21.2013 | Travel

From a western dude ranch to a Florentine palazzo to an African canoe excursion, these 11 trips offer a far richer experience than your typical overnight stay.