Where to see fireworks on Long Island
Star-spangled blasts are expected in the skies all over Long Island in the week leading up to and after the Fourth of July.
24 state parks on LI to explore
These outdoor playgrounds are among the top gems of the New York State park system.
24 Father's Day freebies on LI
Here are family-friendly events and venues offering special Father's Day promotions.
3 LI restaurants to try this weekend
It's time to rescue all fathers from grilling and other duties. Here are three restaurants that suit the weekend.
Free smoothies on LI today — with a catch
The cafes will be collecting donations for the brand's national charity partner, Camp Sunshine, which supports children with life-threatening illnesses.
'Made in Bethpage:' How Grumman won the lunar module contract
When Grumman was launched in 1930, there was scant thought of moon shots. Instead, Huntington native Leroy Grumman and his co-founders were scrambling for funds to open an aircraft repair shop in a decrepit garage in Baldwin.
Three decades later, Grumman was among 11 companies invited by NASA to submit lunar module proposals. The company focused on a technique called the lunar orbit rendezvous and that’s exactly what won the bid (though for a period, it looked like that’s exactly what would make it lose the bid when NASA decided it would go with an alternate method). In March 1963, a formal contract was signed for $387.9 million.
Building a first-of-its-kind spacecraft was daunting. Sixty-hour weeks were common as Grumman employees worked on assembling three lunar modules at once.
But they pulled it off, and the company rose to fortune. Revenues tripled from $326.3 million in 1960 to $1.1 billion in 1966, the year Leroy Grumman, suffering from diabetes, retired as chairman.
11 perks for kids at LI restaurants
Dining destinations offering something fun for kids.
Nassau targets illegal limos during prom season
Nassau County is stepping up its efforts with safety checks at popular venues to make sure students "aren't taken for a ride."
Nassau breaks ground on new police academy
Nassau police, who last had a training facility in 1982, have been leasing space.
Elegant Turkish eatery opens in West Babylon
All the greatest Turkish hits are here: eggplant salad, zucchini pancakes, shepherd salad, kebabs and lahmacun.
Meet LI's extraordinary neighbors
There are good neighbors — and then there are great neighbors who go above and beyond.