Tag: history

The Rolling Stones Ballad “Memory Motel” Inspired by Band’s 1975 Trip...

In the spring of 1975, the Rolling Stones caroused at the Memory Motel in Montauk, to the dismay of its owners.

The Little Prince Author Crafted Antidote to War on Long Island’s...

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's inspiration for his beloved novella, The Little Prince, sprang to life after escaping from wartime France and immersing himself in the tranquility of Long Island’s North Shore.

Poet-screenwriter Dorothy Parker Was Wisecracking Feminist Accused of Communism

Best remembered for sharp-witted verse and wisecracks, Dorothy Parker was a self-proclaimed feminist who mocked sexist attitudes, and a human rights advocate who was accused of being a Communist.

Levittown, America’s First Suburb, Historically Shunned Black Families

The idyllic Long Island suburb of Levittown developed by William J. Levitt in the late 1940s made history.

Remembering Ralph Norman: A Composer for Famous Performers

Thanksgiving was always his favorite. He was my father, Ralph Norman Wilkinson. 

Long Island Press Was Founded As Long Island Farmer in 1821

Two centuries ago in January 1821, Henry C. Sleight, a Sag Harbor resident who had served in the War of 1812, founded the Long Island Farmer in Jamaica, Queens, kicking off a long and proud legacy that has evolved into the publication you’re reading today.

The Life of Captain Kangaroo’s Bob Keeshan: LI’s Favorite Grandfather

The Captain Kangaroo star did not let fame rule his life and was involved in his Long Island community.

From ‘No Girls Allowed’ to Women in Charge: An Irony in...

The owners who published the old daily version of Long Island Press had a no-girls-allowed policy. Ironically, now the paper is owned by a woman.

7 Trailblazing Long Island Women Who Made History

Long Island has been home to some extremely influential women in history. In honor of Women’s History Month, here are seven women with Long Island ties who made their mark.

How Long Island Suffragist Alva Belmont Helped Women Gain Equality

Wealthy socialite and suffragist, Long Island's Alva Belmont, was the president and primary benefactor of the National Woman's Party, which fought for women's right to vote in the early 20th century.