Punctuating Long Island's smorgasbord of communities are a variety of lively downtowns—characterized as popular local centralized hubs comprised of all the aforementioned businesses and attractions renowned for their wide range of exceptional cuisines, activities and tourist destinations. The following is a list of some of Long Island’s most popular and well-known downtowns, along with some of their top highlights, all well worth a visit with friends, family members, loved ones, and/or simply perfect for solo excursions to explore, learn about, and ultimately, embrace. Here’s the Ultimate Guide to Long Island Downtowns.
To achieve wellness, you need to embrace and put into practice the notion that optimal health is an evolving journey of education, self-discovery, practice and healing.
A Conversation with Billie Jean King Tennis champion and cultural trailblazer Billie Jean King will appear in a moderated conversation with Women’s Sports Foundation CEO Dr. Deborah Antoine, which will...
Alternative hip hop artist Aesop Rock, who ranks as having the largest vocabulary of all major rappers, returns to his Long Island roots when he plays The Paramount in Huntington on Saturday.
Coastl Wolf devours Amityville Music Hall; Tiberius rocks The Space at Westbury; The Full Monty wows John W. Engeman Theater; The Association floors Suffolk Theater; Aesop Rock & Jessie’s Girl rip up The Paramount; Bill Staines serenades Our Times Coffeehouse; Maria Walsh levels McGuire’s Comedy Club; Kerry Kearney grooves Treme Blues & Jazz Club; along with so many more amazing Long Island concerts and events!
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.
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.
10,000 Maniacs rock YMCA Boulton Center; Chris Robinson Brotherhood hits The Space at Westbury; Carlos Mencia, Dillinger Escape Plan, Kansas, Scott Stapp & Evanescence destroy The Paramount; Tower of Power & Joe Bonamassa wow NYCB Theatre at Westbury; Ion Dissonance & Less Than Jake slay Revolution Bar & Music Hall; Kerry Kearney grooves Treme Blues & Jazz Club; The Brooklyn Bridge serenade Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts; Vanilla Fudge hits YMCA Boulton Center; Badfinger amazes Suffolk Theater; Carcass & Deafheaven level The Emporium; & so much more!
Republican Elaine Phillips beat Democrat Adam Haber to win an open New York State Senate seat but a sitting Republican Long Island state senator may be unseated, potentially tipping the balance of power in that chamber back to a Democratic majority.