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Bay Shore Was ‘Hollywood East’ in Early Years of American Film...

In the early 1900s, Long Island went beyond showing shorts and feature-length movies: It took the action to the next level when it became location central for film production, not suspecting that after a few short years Hollywood would become the world capital of the commercial movie industry.

Recalling the Often Forgotten History of Slavery on Long Island

Though most people assume that slavery was only prevalent in the South, Long Island has its own history of enslaving Black people for more than 200 years.