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 summer comes to the Island, most nightlife-minded people think of weekend visitations to the Hamptons, Fire Island and other waterside locations -- but as it turns out, what might possibly be the year’s ultimate night of barhopping, cocktail sipping, clubbing and dancing is set for a weekday -- and all in one location (in landlocked Woodbury) no less, as the annual Long Island Hospitality Ball...Read more »
It’s possible you may have noticed some signs stuck into the ground this past weekend while driving through Woodbury, Huntington or other neighborhoods in that area -- as several short, knee-high ads were especially noticeable, jutting out of curbside lawns.
This is, of course, nothing new – as often political candidates, landscaping companies and other Island initiatives frequently jam similar...Read more »
The neurodevelopmental condition known as autism affects a vast number of families across the country, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announcing last week it had assessed that one in 50 children nationwide have some type of autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
There are a number of organizations that specifically focus on Long Island families living with ASD, and on April 5,...Read more »
During the summer, Greenport is alive with tourists and travelers, all of whom combine with seasonal dwellers and locals to make for one of the more festive areas Islandwide. However, during the winter, the neighborhood calms down significantly -- with only a few local residents to be found on its streets, attempting to brave the whipping, frigid winds the waterside town sees every year at this...Read more »
If you considered the 1990s your personal heyday for play – or just want to get a taste of what used to be done for fun – the Leaky Lifeboat in Seaford has a bash this weekend that is heavy on both 20th-century attitude and hand-eye coordination.
On Sunday, the ‘Leaky – one of the Island’s hippest hangs – is hosting a foosball tournament, which will in turn be backed by the availability of...Read more »
It’s common knowledge that fabulous parties take place throughout the summer in the Hamptons — as it is that the offseason is generally a quieter time.
Not that there isn’t plenty to do on the East End between Labor Day and Memorial Day, but while bustling bashes and benefits are the norm when it’s warm, the winter scene is one of occasional, mostly smaller-scaled soirees.
Then again,...Read more »
It’s a common happening. Every year, Halloween provides virtually any establishment that welcomes the public in to party a gigantic boost in business, as costume bashes bring out throngs of people, ranging from social butterflies to homebodies.
Unfortunately, while bars, lounges, clubs and restaurants reap the benefits at the end of October, the downside for those among us who require frequent...Read more »
Thursday is Ladies Night at Sugar Dining Den and Social Club in Carle Place (246 Voice Rd., 516-248-7600, sugarli.com), and for all the women thinking about heading over, there are some perks to consider -- such as an open bar from 9:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. plus free wine and champagne until midnight (for the ladies only). However, there is also an interesting guest appearing this evening; one that sports-minded...Read more »
With virtually every bar, inn or tavern on Long Island equipped with HDTVs, and carrying National Football League games on those hi-quality tubes, getting a clear look at what your favorite pigskin players are up to is no challenge. But then again, with all the NFL stars doing live appearances in Nassau County this week, it’s pretty easy to see some in person as well.
On Monday, Sept. 10,...Read more »