They tawk just like us! People know we’re from Long Island as soon as we open our (big) mouths. Without the edginess of Brooklynese, the Long Island accent is as distinctive as it is irritating. I say it’s time we own it. No, we don’t all sound like Amy Fisher. But some of us do. And some of us sound much, much worse. Whatevah.
Robby Krieger of The Doors rocks The Paramount, Kool & the Gang plays NYCB Theatre at Westbury and the Long Island Marathon returns, plus much more to do on Long Island this weekend!
His book, The Rainbow Comes and Goes: A Mother and Son on Life, Love, and Loss, debuted April 5 at No. 1 on The New York Times best-selling list. The memoir, based on correspondence between Cooper and his fashion designer mother, Gloria Vanderbilt, was released the same week as the touching HBO documentary exploring the same theme, Nothing Left Unsaid: Gloria Vanderbilt and Anderson Cooper.
The only athlete who made the cut by February was Bora Gulari, a skipper on the U.S. Olympic Sailing Team who's formerly from Long Island and now living in Detroit. Syosset native, WNBA all star and three-time gold medalist Sue Bird is expected to make the US women’s basketball team once the roster is finalized. Other locals facing Olympic trials on the road to Rio include 2012 Olympic racewalker Maria Michta-Coffey of Farmingville, boxer Cam Awesome of Uniondale as well as soccer players Crystal Dunn of Rockville Centre and Allie Long of Huntington.
Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton has two events in Nassau and Suffolk counties scheduled for Monday, GOP front-runner Donald Trump will speak at a fundraiser later this week on LI and Heidi, the wife of U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), is slated to host two public events on the Island, also on Monday.
Police are bracing for a crowd of up to 13,000 and protesters have already announced plans to hold a peaceful anti-Trump rally outside the venue.