Those shopping for a Christmas tree are once again faced with the same choice: Buy a pre-cut tree from the store, or drive to the East End and chop it down yourself. Sure, either way the buyer is going home with a tree that will fill their home with that pine-fresh smell and embrace all those special family ornaments. But ask anyone who's grabbed a saw, marched into the woods and hunted down that perfect Douglas Fir or White Spruce—there's nothing like chopping down your own Christmas tree. Whether you're a first-timer or a frequent-flyer looking for a new farm to try, here are 12 Christmas tree farms on Long Island to visit this holiday season to find that perfect tree!
With the return of harvest season, Long Islanders are packing up their families and flocking to local farms to join in the annual fall tradition of pumpkin picking. Going pumpkin picking means making priceless memories with hay rides, corn mazes and other farm-based fun—not to mention the fresh-baked goodies at the farm stand. But where are the farms to go pumpkin picking on Long Island? You don't have to ask any old jack-o-lantern. Look no further! Dozens of farms across Long Island are open for pick-your-own-pumpkin season!
Growing up on Long Island, many children enjoy spending time at the beach, but since kids tend to get bored quickly, they are often looking for new and exciting things to do. For parents, keeping their kids entertained—and not by just letting them waste their days playing video games or watching TV—can be a full-time job. But since parents and kids often disagree about what constitutes fun, here are some ideas for family friendly things to do on Long Island.
Orlen Soliz-Galvez, 18, of Amityville, was charged Tuesday with second-degree murder.
A suspect has been arrested for allegedly killing a 36-year-old Amityville man whose body was found on fire in Manorville last week, Suffolk County...