Top 5 Stories in Long Island Press This Week: LI’s First Pot Shop, Shark Bites and More!


First Recreational Marijuana Shop on Long Island Debuts July 8

The first New York State-licensed legal recreational marijuana dispensary on Long Island is scheduled to open for business in Farmingdale on July 8 as the industry’s slow rollout inches forward, officials said.


A teenager was bitten by a shark while surfing in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Fire Island on Monday afternoon, Suffolk County police said.

3 New Restaurants to Try on Long Island

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Oyster dish at The Sunset Club (Photo by Ann Balderston-Glynn)

New local dining scene additions include Minnow in New Suffolk, Uncle Frank’s in Wantagh and The Sunset Club at Tappen Beach.

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Widely considered the most popular oceanfront summer destination on Long Island, Jones Beach is internationally famous for its sprawling white sand shoreline — but it is a lot more than just a park.
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Our annual guide of where and when to watch movies under the stars on Long Island this summer.