Life on Long Island
He’s been known as “Mankind” and as “Cactus Jack,” but for the most part, people call him “Mick.”
Michael Francis Foley -- aka Mick Foley -- once made a local splash playing various sports as a member of Ward Melville High School’s Class of 1983 -- but as a professional wrestler, Foley became an international celebrity. Under his various pseudonyms, he won matches, tournaments and championships...Read more »
As of the first weekend in April, Parlay Gastropub in Rockville Centre officially opened for business.
Its actual arrival had been a point of nightlife discussion for most of the past year, starting when the tavern that was previously located at Parlay’s current address – McFadden’s RVC – announced it would be shuttering in May of 2013. Regularly drawing a young, raucous lot that interfaced...Read more »
It’s no secret that Long Island baseball fans don't always see eye to eye, as supporters of the Mets and Yankees can be found arguing about the greatness of the players and legacies pertaining to both Major League Baseball teams at games, in bars and on talk radio shows.
However, both sets of fans tend to have an affinity for former All-Star pitcher Dwight Gooden – who won the 1985 National...Read more »
Now that St. Patrick's Day - the ultimate day for pub/club celebrating - has passed, the next focus for fun-seekers in 2014 is what’s doing for the summer season, despite the fact that its official starting point is still about two months away (with Memorial Day Weekend; this year it’s May 23-25, plus Monday, May 26).
Nonetheless, conversation concerning the possibilities has begun, and...Read more »
It appears that looking for parking while on the way to the Dark Horse Tavern will soon no longer involve only the roads of Rockville Centre when searching for a spot, as by the end of April the Village of Farmingdale will also be a good place to try.
There has been construction taking place at the southeast corner of Conklin and Main Streets in Farmingdale for some time, in a space that was...Read more »
Known for its overflowing DJ-driven super-bashes, the Neptune Beach Club famously closed its doors last year following the 2013 summer season after 24 years of providing a raucous and controversial place to party annually between Memorial Day and Labor Day while the sun was out.
On the other hand, the wild nights held at Neptune’s East Quogue address (70 Dune Rd.) appear to be continuing on...Read more »
The popularity of freestyle is still widely held on Long Island --and if that statement needs any backing, consider the strong turnouts received at most “Freestyle Explosions.”
These “explosions” -- a term which has generally been attached to the freestyle concerts held quarterly around the Island over the past few years -- seems to relate to its standard game plan of presenting rapid-fire...Read more »
Following the village's St. Patrick's Day parade Saturday, the streets of Rockville Centre stayed busy well toward midnight.
It’s not that a social place like RVC ever needs any added inspiration to reach high levels of merrymaking during a weekend -- but with dozens and dozens of people present, wearing green clothing, green beads and other St. Paddy’s Day gear deep into the post-parade...Read more »
It was a bit of a surprise for some when -- back in April -- McFadden’s RVC (210 Merrick Rd., Rockville Centre) announced it would be closing down, going out with a “farewell tour” of parties before shuttering in May. The tavern was easily one of LI’s busier spots at the time, often frequented by a large crowd of young men and women who patronized its themed bashes and appreciated its wild, dance-on-the-bar...Read more »
Such amenities as a DJ, cocktails and food usually work well as enticements when it comes to possibly attracting people to patronize a party, but anyone who attends the 12th annual Pet Peeves celebration set for Thursday, March 27 at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury will also enjoy the added bonus of being a benefactor.
As it has for the past dozen years, Woodbury-based nonprofit...Read more »