Tag: Wheatley Heights

Wheatley Heights Man Sentenced for Crash That Killed Teen

A Wheatley Heights man was sentenced Thursday to three to nine years in prison for causing a crash that killed a 19-year-old woman in Melville three years ago.

Meet The Millers: Reality TV’s Next Superstar Family

Right in Roslyn, New York, in the heart of Nassau County, Long Island lives a family straight out of central casting. Precociously brilliant, they are the epitome of thinking big. Why rent a hall and give a bar mitzvah with a DJ and balloons when you can rent a mansion, hire burlesque dancers, and transform the celebration into a sepia-toned perfect recreation of the Great Gatsby era, replete with furniture handmade in the basement workshop of that Roslyn home? Why go trick-or-treating when you can lead the Halloween parade in NYC in glow-in-the-dark LED costumes? While some kids may take the initiative to collect recyclables to earn money for video games, these kids justify new routes by the local sanitation department because their undertaking became so big, earning in the five figures, and donating it to charity. Meet the Millers.

Long Island Summer Camps Guide

Just like backyard BBQs and trips to the beach, it wouldn’t be summer on Long Island without children’s summer camp adventures. From traditional day camps and sleepaway camps to genre-specific camps for kids interested in sports, science or the arts, there is no shortage of fun to choose from. What follows is a guide to summer camps on Long Island!

Long Island Could Use More Champions of Philanthropy Like Amy Hagedorn

The loss of one of Long Island's leading philanthropists points to the need for more forward-thinkers to step up to the challenge of improving people's lives here in large and small ways every day.

43 Fun Things To Do With Your Kids On Long Island

Growing up on Long Island, many children enjoy spending time at the beach, but since kids tend to get bored quickly, they are often looking for new and exciting things to do. For parents, keeping their kids entertained—and not by just letting them waste their days playing video games or watching TV—can be a full-time job. But since parents and kids often disagree about what constitutes fun, here are some ideas for family friendly things to do on Long Island.

Donation Retunes Long Island Students’ Defunct String Program

After warming up their cellos, violins and violas, 20 young musicians raised their bows and erupted in a symphony, filling a Copiague elementary school gymnasium with the music of Mozart and Bach. Third-grade symphony concerts aren’t uncommon at schools across Long Island, but since the Copiague school district lacked a strings program for 30 years, this one wouldn’t have been possible without a charitable donation two years ago. The help came from the D’Addario Foundation, the nonprofit arm of D’Addario & Co., the century-old, world’s largest guitar string manufacturer based in Farmingdale.

West Babylon Crash Leaves Teen Dead

A 17-year-old Deer Park girl died after the car she was riding in crashed into a house in West Babylon on Sunday night. Suffolk County...

Deer Park Teen Fatally Hit by SUV

A 17-year-old pedestrian who was hit by an SUV while walking along an avenue in her hometown of Deer Park on Saturday night has died. Suffolk...

Do This: Long Island Events November 20-26

Amy Schumer brings her bad girl comedy act to NYCB Theater at Westbury, The Steve Miller Band will play his classic hits at The Paramount in Huntington and Halestorm will rock The Space at Westbury.

Long Island Assembly Rematch Between Murray, Hennessey Too Close to Call

Results of the other 21 Assembly seats on LI were largely predictable.