Life on Long Island
It’s virtually impossible to turn on a TV, surf the web, walk through a supermarket or spend a day in the company of others without some reminder or factoid concerning a starlet.
Be it Selena Gomez, Lindsay Lohan, Amanda Seyfried, Miley Cyrus, Emma Stone, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi or any one of the many Kardashians, pop culture is besotted with a bevy of young women whose faces and lives take...Read more »
Over the past quarter-century, dozens and dozens of pubs, clubs, bars, lounges, discos and other fun spots have come and gone from the LI nightlife scene — but a notable few have managed to outlast the competition, maturing from just “places to go” into establishments that can draw generations of Islanders in for amusement.
Among those that have proved to be most enduring is Changing Times:...Read more »
The sound has had its ups and downs, but regardless of what has musically come and gone, it’s a good bet disco is here to stay.
Evidence of this is found in the amount of radio play the genre still receives – and anyone who has ever attended a wedding knows the boogie beat gets people out of their seats – but unfortunately, while wedding reception DJs have no problem spinning the stuff, today’s...Read more »
For many, signs of spring include flowers budding, warming temperatures, buzzing bugs and increased birdsong come the sunrise -- but over at The Cortland in Bay Shore, the arrival of the season is recognized . . . a bit differently.
As of Saturday, April 13, this hip and popular craft-beer pub (noted by Newsday as “The Coolest Bar on LI” in 2012) continues its ways of singular attractions...Read more »
With Long Island seeing above-average temperatures lately (including record-setting heat on April 9), it would be understandable if the party people that regularly summer in the Hamptons were thinking of getting started early in 2013, before the standard Memorial Day weekend kickoff. So for anyone who has decided to make that move, an event worth consideration could be the Bay Street Theater's “Spring...Read more »
The powerful, tragic events that have beset the Tutaj family of Seaford have become known to the entire Long Island community, and continue to weigh heavily on hearts and minds.
Robert Tutaj, 56, was already battling stage four cancer when he and his family lost their house to flooding during superstorm Sandy. But matters took another tragic turn last February when Robert’s son Joseph, 15,...Read more »
Geographically speaking, Brooklyn and Queens are as much a part of Long Island as are Nassau and Suffolk counties, but when it comes to music the sounds found on either side of the Cross Island Parkway differs drastically.
In parts of Queens and much of Brooklyn, indie rock – bands that are represented by smaller labels and tend to appeal to fans who move away from straightforward or popular...Read more »
If you are either a fan of female-powered music or the possessor of some cool records that feature lady performers, this week’s BYOV bash at the Sip This coffeehouse in Valley Stream has an hour planned that’s sans man (save for the actual DJ).
The “Bring Your Own Vinyl” (BYOV) event is a long-running affair held monthly (every first Friday) at ‘Sip, a happening built on the idea of inviting...Read more »
Throughout Monday, April 1, posts on the McFadden's Rockville Centre Facebook page kept mentioning a “farewell tour,” noting how there are only a limited number of remaining Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays before the bar would be closing its doors for good…which all seemed to be a joke, as this announcement was synchronous with April Fools' Day.
But as it turns out, these edicts were not...Read more »
As the public prepares to receive SparkBoom, SparkBoom will receive the public with a kickoff party this weekend.
”SparkBoom” is an arts initiative created by a collective of Long Island-based small business, municipal and nonprofit groups (partners include the Art League of Long Island, Ripe Art Gallery, the Heckscher Museum of Art and the Huntington Arts Council), with the intention of creating...Read more »