Life on Long Island
With October now in full swing, the attention of many party people is firmly pointed at Halloween.
There are a few days every year that are considered critical for great times at bars, clubs and other social spots – such as St. Patrick’s Day, Memorial Day, New Year’s Eve and the night before Thanksgiving – but the celebrating of Halloween on the late-night circuit is a special occasion like...Read more »
It’s not uncommon for DJs based anywhere from NYC to around the world to come to Long Island to deliver a session of dance music, but every once in a while, a mixer comes to LI with a rarer-found sort of sound.
For the most part, selectors (slang for “DJs”) that spin on LI put together sets that either combine a wide range of mainstream tracks (taken from genres such as pop, hit dance classics...Read more »
When it comes to nightlife and good times on the Island, deciding where to go often involves a search for “what’s new” or “what’s hot” -- with many bars, clubs and restaurants arriving with a flourish then fading away within a few years of opening.
Then again, among the hundreds of spots that have come and gone, there are a few that seem to have “always” been there, surviving for not just...Read more »
To the delight of residents and visitors alike – the summer season has kicked off on Fire Island, in spite of what superstorm Sandy damaged.
There is no question that a great deal of rebuilding and repair is still necessary -- but with nightlife always considered a major component of the Fire Island experience -- anyone concerned with the current state of the bars and clubs across the Great...Read more »
After all the damage suffered on Fire Island during Superstorm Sandy, it didn’t seem likely that summering out in those barrier beach hamlets would ever be the same.
Destruction of property and heavy erosion have been among the issues both residents and business owners have had to contend with while trying to restore the many communities found across the Great South Bay to previous conditions,...Read more »
As March brings spring along, the thought of summer fun doesn’t seem as impossibly far off as it may have only weeks ago, during the massive blizzard.
But the damage wrought by superstorm Sandy, on Oct. 29, is another weather-borne reality the Island is still coping with. One area especially hard hit was Fire Island. Subjected to heavy erosion, destruction of property and other trauma, many...Read more »
Although it’s been over three months since superstorm Sandy struck Long Island, the recovery effort — while already under way — is still far from being completed.
As one might have expected after hearing of all the flooding and devastation caused by the storm, Fire Island experienced some of the heaviest destruction, being a barrier island it took the full impact of Sandy’s wrath. Ranging...Read more »
During the month of October, it’s not unusual to find bars that throw “Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day” bashes — events that basically replicate the holiday's green-wearing and enjoyment of libations, but done six months in advance of the actual March 17 occurrence.
Building on the notion of partying in the name of an even bigger party due some pages forward on the calendar, T.J. Finley's Public...Read more »