With Thanksgiving in the rear view, Long Island joins the rest of the Christmas-celebrating world in the return of the season to be jolly. What follows is our annual guide to the dozens of tree lightings, Christmas parades and other related holiday events over the next month.
More than 230 people lost their lives during Superstorm Sandy's lethal trek from the Caribbean up the East Coast of the United States, millions lost power, and its total devastation stateside has been estimated at more than $70 billion. Sandy swallowed entire neighborhoods whole. Breezy Point, the Rockaways, Lindenhurst, Freeport, the city of Long Beach—the list goes on and on.
Detectives are investigating three home invasions in the past week in Elmont, Lindenhurst and Central Islip, including two cases in which victims were assaulted, Nassau and Suffolk county police said.
Many of the world’s best professional golfers are descending on Long Island when The Barclays, a tournament on the PGA Tour, returns to the famed Bethpage Black Course next week. Excitement for the fourth PGA Tour appearance at Bethpage State Park has been building among local golf purists who relish in the chance to see the best in their sport play up close. And the professionals themselves agree—playing Bethpage Black is an awesome experience.
The Press requested lists of licensed dog names from all 13 towns across LI and tallied the results from Hempstead, Brookhaven and Southampton—the only three municipalities that had such data to provide. Although Bella and Max were top dogs for the region, top 10 lists tallied from data provided by each town showed local preferences vary.
AlyssaMarie Gerbasio, 23, of West Babylon, was traveling north on Straight Path at 7:12 a.m. March 17 when her 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee was struck by a 2015 Jeep Liberty headed east on 49th Street that attempted to cross Straight Path, according to Suffolk County Police First Squad detectives.