Life on Long Island
For craft beer aficionados, the release of a new brew can be reason enough to spend a Saturday afternoon traveling for suds-tasting purposes -- but as responsible drinkers know; driving somewhere to imbibe is not an acceptable practice. However, taking the bus to grab a beer is a wise alternative. But how many buses head directly to the bar you need to patronize?
In the case of one annual...Read more »
As Halloween fast approaches, it is clear that autumn is in full swing. Foliage is turning bright yellow and red, the air is crisp and it seems as if pumpkins are available for picking at every turn. And, as it typically goes, many Long Islanders will look to enjoy the season by seeking outdoor fun that is suitable for both parent and child alike.
To that end, Punktoberfest is NOT appropriate.
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It’s not news that these days LI has fully embraced country music, especially as part of the area’s nightlife, with several spots in Nassau and Suffolk counties holding weekly parties that provide the music and ambience necessary to properly tush-push until the wee hours of the morning.
But what about the kids?
Ask any parent, and they will agree that although many moms and dads have...Read more »
It’s not the first time that The Cortland pub in Bay Shore has taken over its neighbor for entertainment’s sake, but -- as usual for this bar known for its singular parties -- the event it’s throwing is both unique and well-equipped with tasty suds.
Since the spring, The Cortland has hosted movie screenings at the YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts – not just because the YMCA has...Read more »
When concerning the current state of interaction on Long Island, many think online media and web gatherings can deter men and women from going out and physically meeting in person. In other words, social media can prevent actual socializing.
It’s not uncommon for modern couples today to sweet-talk via texts, or for best friends to spend a night together chatting on Facebook from separate locations....Read more »
Although his latest major role before a camera was his performance during the 12th season of ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars,” for many, actor Ralph Macchio will always be the hero of the 1984 classic film “The Karate Kid.”
Macchio has appeared in other memorable hits -- such as “My Cousin Vinny” (1992) and “The Outsiders” (1983) -- but looking back at the career of the Huntington native, it’s...Read more »
The item is called a “red Solo cup,” something virtually all of us have used at some point.
Produced by the Solo Cup Company, these bright red plastic cups are frequently used at picnics and parties and in games that involve adult beverages (especially beer pong).
The Nutty Irishman of Bay Shore is adding yet another occasion that will require a purposeful deployment of the crimson drink-ware:...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 »
Over the past quarter-century, dozens and dozens of pubs, clubs, bars, lounges, discos and other fun spots have come and gone from the LI nightlife scene — but a notable few have managed to outlast the competition, maturing from just “places to go” into establishments that can draw generations of Islanders in for amusement.
Among those that have proved to be most enduring is Changing Times:...Read more »
For many, signs of spring include flowers budding, warming temperatures, buzzing bugs and increased birdsong come the sunrise -- but over at The Cortland in Bay Shore, the arrival of the season is recognized . . . a bit differently.
As of Saturday, April 13, this hip and popular craft-beer pub (noted by Newsday as “The Coolest Bar on LI” in 2012) continues its ways of singular attractions...Read more »