By Sylvia Durres If you were stuck in traffic en route to the Hamptons this weekend and thought you spotted Hollywood hunk Leonardo DiCaprio chillin’...
Everyone knows Long Island is home to Billy Joel, Charles Lindbergh’s first trans-Atlantic flight, and the nation’s first lighthouse, in Montauk, but here are some lesser-known local facts that may surprise even longtime Long Islanders.
The widening investigation into the pair of drug distribution networks took shape after patrol officers on the East End noticed “a significant upward trend” in heroin and cocaine drug busts beginning last September, the DA’s office said.
With Long Island serving as the set of TV shows and movies so much that the region was dubbed “Hollywood East,” it’s fitting that LI has a slew of annual film festivals. From the Hamptons to the Gold Coast, cinemaphiles can go film fest hopping across the Island throughout the summer and into the fall. Some have already concluded so far this year, such as the LI LGBT film fest that wrapped up last month. And the Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington regularly hosts mini-film fests of its own. Here are six upcoming annual film festivals on Long Island
Three beaches on Long Island from the East End to the New York City line were named among the best in the country by experts and national publications last month. It’s been widely reported that Dr. Beach named Cooper’s Beach in Southampton among top 10 in the nation on his annual list released May 26. The news also spread that USA Today gave Long Beach a similar nod in a story published the same day. But a third report, this one by Travel and Leisure magazine, also ranked Shelter Island among the best—and Long Beach got a second hat tip in that story, too.
A comprehensive guide to the smallest town on Long Island was released for the first time.
Film and TV credits for eateries in Nassau and Suffolk counties run as long as an LI diner menu.
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