Tag: Ocean Beach

A Beginner’s Guide to Summer on Fire Island

With the return of beach season, so too flock the crowds to Fire Island, the barrier island simultaneously known as a popular tourist destination and a hidden gem full of natural wonders. But FI is much more than that dichotomy allows. It’s home to Robert Moses State Park on the west end, Smith Point County Park on the east end and a national park featuring an eight-mile wilderness preserve. And in the middle, accessible by ferry only, are 17 car-free communities—most of which are strictly residential with a few having downtowns offering shops and nightlife.

Fire Island Braces for Joaquin-related Flooding

Concerns remain about the barrier island, which has been breached and partly dune-less since Sandy.

Drone Sighting Reports Skyrocket on Long Island

New federal data shows a fivefold increase in drone sightings being reported to authorities on Long Island since last year.

Fire Island National Seashore at 50: The View from Watch Hill

Our reporter visits "the other Fire Island" ahead of upcoming 50th anniversary events.

7 Beach Hacks: An Insider’s Guide to Long Island Beaches

Hidden gems, loopholes and savings for those who have never dared to venture beyond Jones Beach State Park.

Long Island Fourth of July 2014 Fireworks and Events

What better way to celebrate the Independence Day than by attending one of the many fireworks shows hosted across Long Island this weekend?

Long Island Waterfront Restaurants Reopening After Sandy

“It is like opening a brand new place. Business was phenomenal.”

Long Island Marks 6 Months Since Sandy

“Sandy to some people is gone, it’s passed. We live it out there every single minute of the day.”

Ocean Parkway Reopens in Time for Beach Season

A five-mile stretch of the famed seaside roadway also met a construction deadline to ensure federal funding.

Marilyn Monroe’s Long Island Affair

"She climbed out, covered in mud, but she was exhilarated—and giggling.”
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