Life on Long Island
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 »
For several years, the restaurant and bar known as the Hudson & McCoy Fish House was a major warm-weather destination on Freeport’s Nautical Mile. Hundreds of people would come to this corner spot every summer and fill its indoor space and large outdoor patio, taking on libations, conversation and lively music. Alas in 2013 the “Fish House” is no more — but the address is poised to remain a...Read more »
Long Island may be getting ready for the Summer of 2013, but for some, the nightmare that struck LI in the late autumn of 2012 is still impacting their lives.
Superstorm Sandy hit during the final week of October last year, and while many have restored their circumstances, others — especially along the shoreline and bays — are still putting things back together, and this process can often...Read more »
The craft beer revolution – as in brews created by smaller companies (“microbreweries”) -- is currently well under way across the USA, with more and more taverns nationwide adding rarer, often locally produced varieties of beer as menu options. And, when it comes to Long Island pubs that extol local efforts, few spots are as dedicated as The Cortland in Bay Shore (27 W. Main St. Bay Shore, 631-206-2220).
With...Read more »
The unofficial “sound” of Long Island nightlife has always been a changing entity. There have been periods where rock and alternative were the main grooves heard in bars and clubs, and genres like hip-hop and dance still have hearty moments as well. Every time a genre has a dominating run, its reign is quantified by hot spots dedicating long-running parties to a type of music and its surrounding...Read more »
As one door closes, another opens.
Country music fans in Suffolk County were faced with the loss of a night of line dancing – or so they thought – when Middle Country Beer Garden in Centereach (MCBG) closed its doors this week (on Sunday, May 5). The beer garden had been running a successful honkytonk-style bash on Thursdays since it opened in 2012, but as it is no longer in operation, the...Read more »
After a final blowout to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, the Middle Country Beer Garden (MCBG) closed its doors for good on May 5.
MCBG originally took over the space formerly home to the Centereach extension of Mulcahy’s in Wantagh (3232 Railroad Ave., 516-783-7500) back in early 2012, and in its beginning stages was working via a joint partnership with Mulcahy’s. However, it soon became a completely...Read more »
This may come as a surprise to some, but Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for "The Fifth of May") does not amount to a major, nationwide celebration in Mexico. The holiday does exist, as it marks the defeat of the French army during the 1862 Battle of Puebla — but for much of the nation south of the U.S., the day does not involve the throwing of massive bashes. However, on this side of the border,...Read more »
When it comes to hip-hop, Long Island figures prominently as a part of the genre’s history; acts such as Eric B & Rakim, De La Soul, EPMD, Method Man, Busta Rhymes (and his former group Leaders of the New School), Keith Murray – as well as Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Public Enemy – all hail from either Nassau or Suffolk County.
Needless to say, with all of those MCs and DJs hailing from...Read more »
With Memorial Day Weekend approaching quickly, it won’t be long before the Hamptons nightlife crowd is buzzing about what events will be the “must-attends” for the season. Among those affairs will certainly be several charity and fundraising happenings, and for anyone looking for a soiree to serve as a warm-up to the many gatherings to come, the Southampton Chamber of Commerce has a solid function...Read more »