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05.13.15 Liam Mathews

This summer (June 20, to be precise) marks the 40th anniversary of the release of Jaws, the first summer blockbuster and a movie that if watched backwards becomes about a shark that keeps throwing people up until they have to open a beach. To celebrate, a giant great white shark has appeared off the coast […]

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04.28.15 Prachi Gupta

Every time someone puts in a fake 911 call that summons a real SWAT team or another large-scale emergency response, local residents suffer emotional distress, taxpayers lose money and officials waste crucial time and resources. After a spate of hoax 911 calls in the Long Island area — 53 since 2014 — Senator Chuck Schumer […]

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04.08.15 Liam Mathews

Westhampton-Hampton Bays Patch has the scoop that the East Hampton Town Board will not be banning the use of personal helicopters on weekends in the affluent town on Long Island’s South Shore. The board handed down the decision on Tuesday, stating that the proposed helicopter ban was too restrictive. Councilwoman Kathee Burke-Gonzalez proposed a 4-part […]

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03.23.15 Liam Mathews

The March/April issue of Luxury Listings NYC has an article about the supposed Brooklynification of the affluent North Fork of Long Island, and it is a doozy of a moronic “Is ___ the New Brooklyn?”/ “the hipsters are coming!” trend piece. The article is pointlessly titled “Blurred lines,” which tells you pretty much everything you […]

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02.11.15 Bucky Turco

In Long Island, it typically takes a hurricane or really big storm to create the perfect conditions for surfers. Although the Blizzard That Never Was spared New York City, it dumped on Long Island. Despite the massive accumulation, surfers in Montauk used the opportunity to film themselves shredding gnarly waves in the snow. The footage […]

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10.10.14 Marina Galperina

On Thursday, a finback whale washed up on the shore of Smith Point County Park in eastern Long Island. Unlike the other mysterious animal death this week, there were no visible signs of injury. NBC reports that the 58-foot whale was in a state of advanced decomposition and was probably dead for a very long time, […]

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09.02.14 Marina Galperina

Residents of Hampton Bays, Long Island have been finding bags of Jolly Ranchers and fliers inviting them to join the KKK’s Loyal White Knights strewn across their lawns and slipped into their mailboxes. The Southern Poverty Law Center told CNN this weekend that this is part of the organization’s seasonally-expanding efforts to gain members in several cities across the […]

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07.17.14 Sophie Weiner

UPDATE: The strike has been called off after an agreement was made between the LIRR unions and the MTA. On Sunday at 12:01AM, LIRR workers have vowed to strike if the MTA management doesn’t offer them a contract, potentially affecting over 300,000 commuters and the local economy. The state comptroller estimates a loss of about […]

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02.13.14 Andy Cush

Sandy Cutrone was riding her bike on Montauk Highway last year when she was hit by a car and broke her shoulder. Cutrone went straight through a green light, and a driver going the opposite way turned left without yielding to incoming traffic. The impact was great enough to crack Cutrone’s helmet. In December, her […]

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07.11.13 Bucky Turco

The only reason for New Yorkers to ever travel to Long Island is for its beaches–on the South Shore, the ones on the North Shore are a pebbly mess–since places like Coney Island tend to be too over crowded and well, too Coney Island. According to a newly released report (PDF doc), nearly half, 49 […]

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