Top 10 Most-Clicked Long Island News Stories of 2021

long island news stories

Top 10 Most-Clicked Long Island News Stories of 2021

  1. Late Bee Gees Member’s Former Lloyd Harbor Estate Asks $12.9M

lloyd harbor estate

Rarely does one of our biweekly real estate stories outperform our other content, but when the late Robin Gibb’s former North Shore estate hit the market, readers’ interests were piqued. With a price tag of nearly $13 million, it’s worth the click.

  1. Sunrise Mall in East Massapequa Sold For $29.7M To Urban Edge Properties


This struggling shopping mall on Long Island found a buyer about a year ago, and we reported the news to readers in early January 2021. New owners said they saw “tremendous redevelopment opportunities” in the property.

  1. Henri Spares Long Island a Direct Hit

2021 08 22T124800Z 2040286077 RC2CAP9CGGXN RTRMADP 3 STORM HENRI 1
People watch waves at Ponquogue Beach as Hurricane Henri, now downgraded to a tropical storm, nears the coast in Long Island, New York, U.S., August 22, 2021. REUTERS/Caitlin Ochs

We were hit with some unusual weather events this past year, but Hurricane Henri luckily veered away from Long Island in the nick of time. The Island remained under flood watch and still experienced a storm, just not at the caliber initially expected.

  1. Blakeman Declares Victory Over Nassau Exec Curran, Who’s Not Conceding

pjimage 42

Readers were closely watching the race for Nassau County Executive between incumbent Democrat Laura Curran and Republican Bruce Blakeman. On the night of Election Day, Blakeman declared victory as Curran trailed in votes. She conceded a week later.

  1. Ida Brings Heavy Rains, Flooding to Long Island

Cars navigate a flooded highway, as local media reported the remnants of Tropical Storm Ida bringing drenching rain and the threat of flash floods and tornadoes to parts of the northern mid-Atlantic, in the Queens borough of New York City, U.S., September 2, 2021. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Tropical Depression Ida brought historic amounts of rainfall to parts of the Island. The record-breaking rains led to flooding and hazardous conditions.

  1. Long Island Federal Judge Sandra Feuerstein Killed in Hit-and-run Crash

judgefeurstein e1618064868205

U.S. District Court Judge Sandra Feuerstein, a longtime federal judge who presided over high-profile cases on Long Island, was fatally struck by a car that fled the scene in Florida in April. She was 75.

  1. Indoor Empire Adventure Park Coming to Westbury Mall in 2022

westbury mall

A new family attraction announced for the Samanea New York Mall fueled readers’ curiosity in May as malls look to diversify their offerings.

  1. Joe Winters, Head of Winter Bros. Waste Systems, Dies of Covid-19

joe winters

Joseph Winters, owner of Winter Bros. Waste Systems, a well-regarded family business on Long Island, died in January after a short battle with Covid-19. He was 54.

  1. Long Island’s First Amazon Fresh Supermarket Reportedly Coming to Plainview

amazon fresh

Long Island has seen several new supermarkets, such as Lidl and Whole Foods stores, pop up recently. The news of Amazon Fresh planning its New York debut on the Island was of interest to many this year.

  1. Ocean Parkway Coastal Bike Path Extension is Complete

ocean parkway

And finally, the state announced earlier this year the completion of the extension to Ocean Parkway Coastal Bike Path. The $16.2 million project extended the path to Captree State Park.

Sign up for Long Island Press’ email newsletters here. Sign up for home delivery of Long Island Press here. Sign up for discounts by becoming a Long Island Press community partner here.