Life on Long Island
Ian J. Stark
It was the very end of 2010 when The Cortland in Bay Shore first arrived on the LI nightlife scene, offering events and parties not often found elsewhere on the Island.
Fast-forward to now and the pub is still going strong, with a number of those unique promotions and events (such as Rock-Paper-Scissors tournaments, film screenings and art showings) transforming from novel get-togethers into...Read more »
Of all the bands that have performed on Long Island this year, few can be compared with The Misfits.
However, when it comes to the making of a comparison between the Lodi-based band and the rest of the musical world, the usual equations of success have to be thrown out – and instead replaced with points of legacy.
It’s not that The Misfits have sold enough records to compete with today’s...Read more »
With the winter holiday season in full swing, Long Island stores, shops and malls are busy with lots of people still looking to fulfill the gift lists of their families – but for some area residents, their personal financial situations can't afford such an accomplishment.
However, on Tuesday, Dec. 17, one of the Island’s charitable organizations is throwing a bash in order to help supply some...Read more »
For fans of dance music, getting to know the artists who sing the songs or the DJs who produce the beats can be a lengthy task.
Unlike pop stars -- whose efforts are both played and identified by radio and other mainstream outlets -- finding those responsible for a dance tune you may have casually heard in a club, the gym, a mall or other venue that regularly spins EDM often first requires...Read more »
There are plenty of evening affairs that tie into religious and national holidays -- but of all the times Americans celebrate, New Year’s Eve is the one night that is purely all about partying.
It’s likely that every bar, club, dive, lounge, restaurant and other fun spot on the Island will have something going to cheer on the arrival of 2014, but here’s a lead on some Nassau County venues...Read more »
In the world of nightlife, Tuesdays are generally considered to be the least popular for clubbing and barhopping -- but with 2014 arriving on a Wednesday this year, Tuesday, Dec. 31 will be a late-night monster.
For a jump on what’s bumping in Suffolk County on New Year's Eve, here’s a breakdown of some special parties set to close 2013:
INFO: 290 Old Montauk Hwy.,...Read more »
Early in the morning on Thursday, Dec. 5, a fire broke out at the Jon Thomas Inne in Brightwaters. It affected the kitchen, dining area and bar, as well as some of the apartments above the long-lived pub and restaurant.
With a history that dates back to the 1920s, the near-90-year-old venue has damage that will take several weeks to repair, which in turn means many of the Inne’s staffers will...Read more »
If you were involved with LI’s alternative music scene during the 1980s and '90s, you may recall lots of the college students and other young people of that era wearing T-shirts featuring a distinctive, day-glo drawing of a fish skeleton – which indicated that the wearer was likely a fan of the band Fishbone.
Known for its signature ska-inflected, punk-meets-funk rock sound, Fishbone occasionally...Read more »
It has been close to a month since Typhoon Haiyan made landfall in the Visayas on Nov. 7, 2013, and the devastation caused by the storm to this group of islands located in the Philippines is far from abating.
Thousands of people were killed, including close to 2,000 alone in the city of Tacloban, located on the Visayan island Leyte. Much of the city has been reduced to rubble, and there is...Read more »
Looking for an excuse to dress like Santa Claus and spend an afternoon marching around an area village between pubs? This is it.
On Saturday, Dec. 14, Farmingdale will be the site of a Santa Crawl, which -- for those yet to attempt such a festive feat -- requires all involved to don either holiday attire (such as dressing like a reindeer or wearing a very ugly Christmas sweater) or to appear...Read more »