Life on Long Island
Although it's hardly unusual to witness a club DJ working off a laptop these days, for music purists it can still be a bit of a surprise to see how computerized the art of the DJ has become.
Using a Mac or a laptop (or even an iPad) has its advantages. DJs can quickly import music files — even grabbing songs off the Internet -- and drop chosen tracks into a mix as instantly as...Read more »
On Saturday night, Nov. 10, the cars of nonresidents were turned away from entering the City of Long Beach, due to a nighttime curfew put in place to protect this municipality that has seen catastrophic damage due to superstorm Sandy.
The next afternoon, entry was open to all, and a trip into the area revealed a scene as serious as newscasts and word-of-mouth had been already stating.
May...Read more »
With many people still reeling from the aftermath of superstorm Sandy, the recovery remains under way. For some, the concept of such devastation was, until recently, a foreign one – as were the efforts of the American Red Cross, the disaster relief organization that is best recognized for its action taken during distant disasters. Now it is aiding in area rescue.
Delivering water,...Read more »
Providing both a night out and a chance to help a local charity, Napper Tandy’s in Smithtown is hosting a fundraiser for The Down Syndrome Connection of Long Island (DSCLI) on Friday, Nov. 9.
Taking place between 7 and 10 p.m., this special event will feature three hours of live music from cover band FiveStone, as well as raffle baskets, a buffet dinner, unlimited tap beer, wine and soda –...Read more »
As the Island continues its recovery from superstorm Sandy, the idea of heading out at night is still justifiably not commonplace. As expected, clubs and bars saw a decrease in attendance this past weekend.
One example where that held true was in Huntington Village. As of Friday night (Nov. 2), much of the power was restored to the hot spots on New York Avenue and Wall Street. But while most...Read more »
Although it currently has no electrical power, The Cortland in Bay Shore is still going strong, once again proving it is one of Long Island’s most unique establishments.
As of today (Nov. 1, 2012), many people in Nassau and Suffolk counties are sitting in the dark. No lights, no TV, no Internet, no phones; many streetlights and traffic signals still not working. Crucially important inconveniences...Read more »
Although much of the tri-state area lost electrical power due to superstorm Sandy’s devastating effects on Oct. 29, a number of Long Island hot spots were still able to celebrate Halloween 2012 . . . not all, but some.
An example of “business as usual” was found at Four Food Studio in Melville (515 Broadhollow Rd., 631-577-4444, fourfoodstudio.com), as their “Spooktacular” went off without...Read more »