Field trips to Vanderbilt Planetarium, bonfires on Montauk, Virginia from Billy Joel's "Only The Good Die Young"—there are certain things you'd only know if you grew up on Long Island. Here are 25 of them.
Village of Islandia officials authorized the opening of a mini-casino at the Marriott Hotel over the objections of gambling opponents who packed village hall for the brief special meeting on Friday morning. Critics say the mini-casino will bring crime to the community but the village touted its economic benefits. The approval would make it the first gambling parlor of its kind in Nassau or Suffolk counties.
"It's a question of whether or not we really want to push gambling."