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The high cost of living on Long Island hits home for many people hoping to set down lasting roots in our aging suburbs.

Don’t Blame Zoning For Long Island’s Lack Of Affordable Housing

April 21, 2015
 
New York Mets Matt Harvey

Rumsey Punch: The Mets Win But The Cost Is Hard For Fans To Take

April 20, 2015
 
Taubman won't get to build a luxury mall after all at the old Cerro Wire property site by Long Island Expressway Exit 43A now that the Syosset Park project is on the table.

New Syosset Park Proposal Buries The Mall Once And For All, But Does It Go Far Eno...

April 13, 2015
 
Masahiro Tanaka Getty Images

Benchwarmer: Hysteria Over Tanaka’s Velocity Is Comical

April 9, 2015

 
Us-Iran Nuke Deal

Rumsey Punch: Hawks Gotta Fry, Give Peace With Iran A Try

April 9, 2015
 
Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone gives his second State of the County address Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013.

Suffolk Exec Bellone Must Learn That Wishing is No Substitute for Planning

April 6, 2015
 
Greenport's downtown has been lively since the LIRR first stopped there in the 19th century. (photo credit: Joe Shlabotnik/Flickr)

Follow Greenport’s 19th-Century Example and Turn the LIRR Into a Two-Way Street

April 3, 2015
 
The Shoreham power plant sits unused in Suffolk, a drain on Long Islanders' energy bills.

Here’s A Bright Idea: Turn Shoreham’s Old Nuke Plant Into A New Cargo ...

March 31, 2015

 
The multi-million-dollar New Village project has helped bring its downtown back to life but a high-density development won't cure all of Long Island's housing needs.

Let’s Be Smart About Where Long Island Places Multifamily Housing

March 24, 2015
 
Heartland Town Square

Heartland Town Square Proposal Is Too Big For Only Islip Town Board’s Approval

March 17, 2015
 
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Net Neutrality Will Help Local Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses

March 14, 2015
 
LIRR's diesel electric No. 421 passing the site of the former Bayport Station on the Montauk Line on Nov. 27, 2010. (Photo by Lexcie)

Now Is Not the Time to Electrify More LIRR Tracks

March 9, 2015

 
American Sniper

From Brian Williams to ‘American Sniper,’ the Iraq War Keeps on Killin...

February 15, 2015
 
Fifty Shades of Grey

‘Fifty Shades of Grey': Guiltless, Mindless, Glorious Indulgence

February 14, 2015
 
Zombie Loyalists By Peter Shankman

Book Review: ‘Zombie Loyalists’ By Peter Shankman

January 28, 2015
 
'Long Island Medium' Theresa Caputo

My Not-So-Psychic Experience With ‘Long Island Medium’ Theresa Caputo

December 21, 2014

 
The Cannonball, the Long Island Rail Road's Friday-afternoon train to the Hamptons and Montauk, departed from Penn Station on May 24, 2013 (Photo by MTA).

Op-Ed: The Hamptons—A Place of Last Resort

December 10, 2014
 
Eric Garner Michael Brown

Rumsey Punch: When Grand Juries Go Wrong, They Drag Justice Down

December 6, 2014
 
"Hands up! Don't shoot!" signs displayed at Ferguson protests on Aug. 14, 2014. (Photo: WikiMedia Commons, Jamelle Bouie)

Ferguson Protests: A Time For Listening

November 26, 2014
 
Bill Cosby

Bill Cosby: Why Did We Look The Other Way?

November 22, 2014