Life on Long Island
Before the summer of 2013 had started, there were questions concerning whether Freeport’s Nautical Mile would be able to return to its familiar warm-weather norm – as in big crowds dining, drinking and dancing by the Woodcleft Canal – for many establishments needed to rebuild following the devastation caused by superstorm Sandy (some were completely destroyed). The likelihood of a reduced business...Read more »
When it comes to the Hamptons, after Labor Day Weekend passes by, talk of the “summer being over” is spurred by the many seasonal residents who quickly pack LIRR trains, Jitney buses, company cars and other forms of transportation to return to their city homes – with many already gone as soon as the day following Labor Day.
However, anyone who lives in or visits Sag Harbor this weekend can...Read more »
If you’ve had any late-night fun this past week, you may have thought to yourself, “I should have brought a light jacket.”
In what could be called a precisely-timed piece of synchronicity, the official summer social season ended on Tuesday (Sept. 3), and the first weekend following, a slight, post-sunset chill appeared in the nightly air. It is true that many of the waterside, Fire Island...Read more »
With the leaves starting to turn, and a majority of the East End’s seasonal residents already back in their New York City winter enclaves, the Long Islanders that live east of Manorville year-round are starting to readjust to the calmer pace of life that is the local norm from September through spring.
However, the weather is still very warm, and with all the beaches that wrap the Twin Forks,...Read more »
When getting dressed for a party, a concert or a night at a club, there is often much thought put into what sort of clothing will be worn – and depending on the event, the decision of what to wear can range from a button-down top and jeans to pieces of costly haute couture -- all put on to make sure that if you are going to be seen, you will be looking good.
But sometimes, one chooses to don...Read more »
According to an Aug. 31 announcement on its Facebook page, the Southampton nightspot South Pointe has reportedly closed its doors for good after a final weekend of parties.
That social media proclamation -- which is also linked to an online article that provides elaboration on the venue’s closing -- is also tagged with a photo of pop singer Justin Bieber. South Pointe had recently gained national...Read more »
If you're used to catching the top LI drag events at The Bunkhouse in Patchogue, keep in mind that this year’s Miss Gay Long Island Pageant (MGLIP) will not be taking place there this weekend.
Actually, according to the latest Bunkhouse announcements, the bash had to move to even bigger digs, as the response for advance ticket sales has reportedly exceeded the venue’s capacity. So, on Sunday,...Read more »
By Tuesday, Sept. 3, the 2013 Hamptons summer club scene will be officially over. While some smaller parties and get-togethers will likely still be rolling out before the end of the month, for the most part the city-powered hospitality element responsible for most of the seasonal venues will soon be packing up and getting back to focusing on its home turf. So if you've yet to hit one of the East...Read more »
There was a time when it seemed most people solely played poker in their basements -- a notion that invokes visions of flipping chips, warm drinks and wafting cigar smoke while sitting in a dark room with wood paneling and tiny windows. However, today's game is a seriously hot, glitzy pastime, and from Vegas and Atlantic City to TV tournaments and charity events, it is often a heavy draw for party...Read more »
Of all the seasons, the departure of summer is always the toughest for the lovers of nightlife.
By the end of September, almost all the hot Hamptons hangouts, Fire Island clubs and other waterside venues that count on warm nights to draw party-minded people will be shut until at least early spring next year -- but among the seasonal closures, there is also the sign-off for Body English Tuesdays,...Read more »