Life on Long Island
Although the facts are probably not necessary to use in order to directly entice locals into viewing the classic movie "Jaws," the 1975 killer great white shark thriller does happen to have direct connections to Long Island.
For example, it is a widely-held belief that author Peter Benchley was inspired by the late Montauk shark hunter Frank Mundus when penning his "Jaws" novel that Steven...Read more »
Montauk is approximately 11 miles from the next closest Hamptons hamlet (Amagansett), and as it is the last town before LI ends, it has no other neighbor -- making it quite remote compared to most LI localities. However, one could insinuate that it’s the personality of the locality that truly makes it distant from the rest of the Hamptons, especially in the summer.
Much like other communities...Read more »
Ordinarily, an attempt to hang out past midnight inside Eisenhower Park would suggest errant, if not deliberately illicit behavior -- but there are actually 10 legally-sanctioned late-night occasions scheduled to occur there before the summer of 2014 concludes -- each of which being an intended exercise in upscale nightlife.
Thursday, June 12, is the kickoff date for the “10 on the Park” party...Read more »
While it's true that much of Long Island's late-night summer-season fun is to be found on or near the coastline, it turns out one of LI's most successful and long-lived get-togethers is completely landlocked within eastern Nassau County.
Back for a 15th year – an impressive age for any recurring event to reach when you consider the capricious nature of nightlife -- Carlyle on the Green’s warm...Read more »
It may have been only hours old, but somehow the Dark Horse Tavern in Farmingdale felt well-established during its Friday night debut.
Perhaps that sensation is partly due to the fact that this pub, a sibling of the original Dark Horse Tavern in Rockville Centre, has visibly been under construction for several months, during which -- unlike most businesses that hold off until the last stages...Read more »
If you're a fan of (not quite yet) old school hip-hop and pop, chances are you have at least an awareness of -- if not a downright fondness for -- the music of Ja Rule.
Between the years 2000-2005, Rule (aka Jeffrey Atkins) was one of rap music’s biggest stars, as he was either the main artist on -- or a guest contributor toward -- more than a dozen songs that registered successfully on the...Read more »
It’s been some time, but starting on Monday, June 9 the Woodbury Country Club will once again play host to a weekly open-air party, giving those who couldn't squeeze enough fun into their weekends an extra and consecutive day to hypothetically continue with their good times.
The happening is called “Liquid Mondays” – and if that sounds familiar, diehard night-lifers might recall that during...Read more »
If and when rating the nightlife scene currently found in Wantagh, it's likely most people would give high marks to the massive, 30-year-old Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall -- a well-attended hangout that features sizable shows and hosts high-profile events -- but the hamlet known as "The Gateway to Jones Beach" can also boast of several tinier bars that, while not as mighty as Mulcahy’s, are still...Read more »
You may not be acquainted with Suite 1828, one of LI’s newest pubs, but its location (and former persona) should be memorable for many of Nassau County’s frequent South Shore commuters.
During the past decade, anyone driving down Sunrise Highway in Merrick during late afternoons and evenings likely couldn't help but notice Jugs-N-Strokers, a biker bar that was formerly the long-running identity...Read more »
With all the LI pubs, clubs and lounges that regularly employ DJs and bands for warm-weather events, it’s easy to assume that an ideal description of local, summer fun could include the desire to spend an evening enjoying music in an outdoor setting. But then again, it’s not hard to imagine that life leaves little time to dance under the stars for some people.
For those in such a situation,...Read more »