Tag: Long Island
Sea monsters have haunted the depths of our vast oceans and collective imaginations since the dawn of time, whether giant serpents, leviathans, squids, or prehistoric dinosaurs that somehow escaped the cataclysms of the ancient world.
Comedian Amy Schumer can now add Vogue editor-in-chief to her job resume. (Sort of).She trades places with legendary Vogue editor Anna Wintour, with hilarious results.
New York Public Service Commission's approval clears the last remaining hurdle from the European-based Altice media giant's bid to acquire the cable company. As for what the purchase portends for the future of Newsday and News 12 Long Island, Altice was mum.
About two hours into the show, menacing clouds moved in over the open-air amphitheater and with almost no time to run for cover, lightning struck, thunder rumbled, and torrential rain poured down over the audience in the theater and those on the much-too-long lines for food. Then, the show went on.
There was a palpable feeling Monday that the massacre—the largest mass shooting in U.S. history and biggest terror attack since 9/11—was deeply personal, that any of those grieving could have very well been a victim of a madman’s apparent homophobic assault on a gay nightclub, one of the few public venues where the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community feel safe from persecution or physical attacks.
Jonathan Clarke's campaign war chest is practically empty compared to his Democratic primary rivals, but in this election year he thinks voters want ethics reform--and that's where he comes in. New York voters are so angry at the status quo, he insists, that ethics reform is a winning formula. He says that an underdog like him has a chance because the electorate is sick and tired of the corruption that has already led to federal convictions of two of the most powerful men in Albany: the former State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos (R-Rockville Centre) and the ex-State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (D-Manhattan).
Eternal Con, Long Island’s annual comic book and sci-fi convention, returned to the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City this weekend, but some used the fun and games to do good. Among the cosplay, celebrity meet-and-greets and comics booths were members of the Rebel Legion, a group fans who bring Star Wars characters to life with highly detailed costumes and make appearances at children’s hospitals, walk-a-thons, libraries and charity events.
Long Island's LGBT community remained defiant in the wake of the largest mass killing in U.S. history, marching in an act of solidarity with victims and their families through Sayville and refusing to cower in the face of bigotry. More than 300 members and supporters of the local LGBT community showed unity with victims and their families, taking their defiance of fear and prejudice to the streets of Sayville in a "Visibility Walk" Sunday afternoon, carrying signs, pride flags and wearing rainbow-colored sashes.
Unwise development in the coastal floodplain and poor regional planning have put serious pressure on our Island's infrastructure. It doesn’t even have to be a major storm to leave a trail of destruction in its wake. For Long Island, just one direct hit from a hurricane could cripple our region. By far, the benchmark for these events was set in ’38 when the “Long Island Express” crushed the Island. Over the decades since the Express struck, LI’s population has exploded, especially on the East End and the South Shore, with subdivisions replacing critical wetlands, increasing our vulnerability to storm surges and wave action.