As usual, the annual review of the Press’ most-clicked stories of the year looks nothing like the editors’ choices for top stories of the previous 12 months. Instead of big political and business news stories that affect many Long Islanders’ lives, readers instead flocked to articles about creepy clowns, serial killers and video games.
Many think Long Island is a typical boring suburbia devoid of anything unusual besides the Big Duck, but looking deeper reveals a region replete with stories of aliens, ghosts and Bigfoot sightings. Local reports of extraterrestrial, psychic and cryptozoological phenomena have been met with skepticism as well as trust, but some claims are easier to explain away than others. The sheer number of such purported sightings suggests the Island’s residents either have wild imaginations or are indeed living in a cauldron of metaphysical mysteries.
There are currently more than 90 combined vineyards and wineries on Long Island. The North Fork has especially swelled with grape-growing farms, alone boasting more than two-dozen wineries. Aside from producing nationally recognized wines, these Long Island wineries have become prime destinations for visitors attracted to relaxing weekends at rustic, vaulted-ceiling tasting rooms or vibrant outdoor spaces with views of seemingly endless fields of grape vines.
Netflix announced that its beloved sci-fi paranormal thriller Stranger Things is returning for Season Two in 2017, Set in the fictional town of Hawkins, Indiana, the popular series was originally named "Montauk," and shares many parallels with long-rumored tales of covert military experiments, telekinetic torture, transdimensional vortexes and really really scary monsters, among others.
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 Goo Goo Dolls, Collective Soul, Blink-182 & Black Sabbath rock Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre, Bonnie Raitt and 98° serenade NYCB Theatre at Westbury, Nas busts out the rhymes at The Emporium, The Bogmen invade The Stephen Talkhouse, The Wailers groove at The Space at Westbury, a Peruvian Food Fest warms the bellies of all those in attendance at The Cradle of Aviation, and so many more things to see and do (and eat) on Long Island this week!