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Right You Are... the Past Is Prologue

Warren Adler | Posted 07.28.2014 | Media
Warren Adler

To my mind, Jimmy Cannon was the greatest sports writer who ever lived. I read his columns in the New York Post avidly and religiously. When he wasn't writing about sports, he was musing, offering his personal, mostly one- or two-liner opinions, about anything that hit his off-the-charts observant eye. Most had little to do with sports.

Neighbor Charged With Murdering Dismembered Woman

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 07.24.2014 | Crime

A New York woman has been charged in the slaying of a mother of four whose partially dismembered body was discovered on Long Island earlier this month...

10 Cocktails Every Bartender And Cocktail Connoisseur Should Know

Clint Lanier and Derek Hembree | Posted 06.26.2014 | Taste
Clint Lanier and Derek Hembree

Unfortunately these classics have taken a backseat to some of the more popular cocktails of today while becoming a second thought to many bartenders.

Can Long Island Be Saved, Part VII -- Now It's Up To Albany To Pass The Long Island Water Quality Control Act

Marshall Brown | Posted 06.13.2014 | New York
Marshall Brown

For Long Island to be saved, we need to save its drinking water. If our water becomes undrinkable -- and its heading that way in a hurry -- what then?

Can Long Island Be Saved, Part V: Cuomo's Initiative to Water Quality and Coastal Resilience

Marshall Brown | Posted 06.05.2014 | New York
Marshall Brown

Can Long Island be saved? Three of the four planned meetings called for by Governor Cuomo on Long Island Resiliency and Clean Water Infrastructure have now been held.

Can Long Island Be Saved? Part III -- An Interview With Carl LoBue of The Nature Conservancy

Marshall Brown | Posted 07.17.2014 | New York
Marshall Brown

I first got to know Carl in August of 2012, shortly after founding Save The Great South Bay. We new that if The Great South Bay was to be saved, it was going to have to be through bringing science to the problem.

Man Stabbed To Death Near Little League Field During Game

AP | Posted 05.18.2014 | Crime

BABYLON, N.Y. (AP) — A man is charged with manslaughter after a fatal stabbing near a Little League field where kids were playing on New York's Long...

Can Long Island Be Saved? Part II

Marshall Brown | Posted 07.13.2014 | New York
Marshall Brown

The first of four public meetings scheduled this month on Long Island's water quality crisis was held Monday, May 12, 12-4 p.m. in the Nassau County L...

Can Long Island Be Saved?

Marshall Brown | Posted 07.06.2014 | New York
Marshall Brown

The groundwater, polluted with nitrogen from the septic tanks and from lawn and farm fertilizers, has over the past 30 years triggered ever larger and more devastating algal blooms, destroying marine habitats everywhere.

College Prep for Kindergarteners?

Lenore Skenazy | Posted 07.01.2014 | Parents
Lenore Skenazy

Eventually, kids who are curious will want to learn from books, from teachers, from tech. But substituting top-down "education" for free play isn't preparing little kids for college or careers.

The Hole Truth

Jerry Zezima | Posted 06.22.2014 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

I am not a Rhodes Scholar because I have holes in my head, but I recently became a roads scholar because I learned how to patch holes in a road despite being suspended after only 10 minutes on the job.

Who Tries to Open a Bookstore in This Day and Age?

Carol Hoenig | Posted 06.17.2014 | Books
Carol Hoenig

Yes, I read about how the smaller, independent bookstores couldn't stay afloat against the behemoth big-box bookstores, and felt a tiny bit of guilt while reading how one store and then another was forced to close up shop.

Billy Joel Just Did The Coolest Thing Ever

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 04.10.2014 | Entertainment

When a Long Island elementary school invited singer Billy Joel to watch students perform a tribute concert, they didn't expect the Piano Man to actual...

WATCH: Businessmen Shot At Landmark Locations Thanks Supporters

AP | Posted 03.10.2014 | Crime

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — A well-connected suburban New York businessman wounded in a shooting outside his high-end catering hall has released a video th...

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...

Hate Crime On Long Island Leads To Better Relationship Between Hispanics And Police

AP | CLAUDIA TORRENS | Posted 11.12.2013 | Latino Voices

PATCHOGUE, N.Y. (AP) — Reaction to the death of an Ecuadorean worker targeted by marauding teenagers on Long Island five years ago has led to an atm...

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...