Life on Long Island
After a long hiatus, there’s suddenly word that Painters in Brookhaven may be on its way back for a second time, and a second life.
After a fire that occurred in April 2012, the restaurant and bar -- especially notable for the art that hung from its walls and ceiling in all directions -- had reportedly closed for repairs, but at the time the owner had expressed the venue would be restored...Read more »
When concerning the current state of interaction on Long Island, many think online media and web gatherings can deter men and women from going out and physically meeting in person. In other words, social media can prevent actual socializing.
It’s not uncommon for modern couples today to sweet-talk via texts, or for best friends to spend a night together chatting on Facebook from separate locations....Read more »
With the low late-night temperatures Long Island has seen (at times dropping under 50 degrees) since August ended, it’s easy to forget that autumn doesn’t officially begin until Sept. 22. However, the pursuit of outdoor, summer-styled good times is still technically and seasonally acceptable -- and if you’re seeking something that offers warm-weather inspiration, as in “fun in the sun,” Off Key...Read more »
So far, 2013 has not been a banner year for nightlife on Long Island.
That doesn't mean the existing hot spots were necessarily short on “heat,” as the crowds have definitely been out and about as usual, But whatever the reason (LI’s financial situation and the destruction caused by superstorm Sandy have been cited as causes by some), so far the usual new class of nightclubs, bars and lounges...Read more »
For the most part, the Long Island nightlife scene has a history of “come-and-go.”
There are places like Shine’s in Long Beach and Finnegan’s in Huntington that have reached the century mark (both turned 100 in 2012), and Fire Island hangouts like Flynn’s in Ocean Bay Park and The Kismet Inn that predate World War II. But for the most part, the majority of the bars, lounges, concert halls...Read more »
Until there are as many spots in Nassau County that feature “country music nights” as there are currently in Suffolk County, the rise of these parties on LI can be considered a “growing trend.”
However, it does seem that the transition from “trend” to “the norm” may be nearing as 2013 starts to wind down.
There are several spots east of Route 110 that are throwing weekly bashes these...Read more »
Before the summer of 2013 had started, there were questions concerning whether Freeport’s Nautical Mile would be able to return to its familiar warm-weather norm – as in big crowds dining, drinking and dancing by the Woodcleft Canal – for many establishments needed to rebuild following the devastation caused by superstorm Sandy (some were completely destroyed). The likelihood of a reduced business...Read more »
When it comes to the Hamptons, after Labor Day Weekend passes by, talk of the “summer being over” is spurred by the many seasonal residents who quickly pack LIRR trains, Jitney buses, company cars and other forms of transportation to return to their city homes – with many already gone as soon as the day following Labor Day.
However, anyone who lives in or visits Sag Harbor this weekend can...Read more »
If you’ve had any late-night fun this past week, you may have thought to yourself, “I should have brought a light jacket.”
In what could be called a precisely-timed piece of synchronicity, the official summer social season ended on Tuesday (Sept. 3), and the first weekend following, a slight, post-sunset chill appeared in the nightly air. It is true that many of the waterside, Fire Island...Read more »
With the leaves starting to turn, and a majority of the East End’s seasonal residents already back in their New York City winter enclaves, the Long Islanders that live east of Manorville year-round are starting to readjust to the calmer pace of life that is the local norm from September through spring.
However, the weather is still very warm, and with all the beaches that wrap the Twin Forks,...Read more »