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Long Beach surf

Just 60 minutes from Manhattan by train, Long Beach is often thought of as a seasonal sun, surf and sand destination. The reality is that Long Beach — home to singer Joan Jett, Taking Back Sunday drummer Mark O’Connell and artist Chuck Close — is full of year-round activities and programming. During the colder months […]

fire island lighthouse sunset

The weather may be getting cooler but don’t count out a visit to Long Island just yet. Measuring in a 118 miles in length, it offers way more than summertime fun at the beach. Parks, historical attractions, performing arts centers and culinary options draw visitors year-round. The colorful foliage, with a its dramatic splashes of scarlet, […]

Mojito drink Long Island

Long Island’s beaches, parks, historical attractions and culinary options draw visitors year-round. When it comes time to enjoy your favorite beverage, the entire island is a hotbed of breweries while the East End’s vineyards are producing some very respected wines.  The LIRR is a comprehensive public transportation network making car-free travel as smooth as fine whiskey. […]

Bunna Cafe ethiopian feast

Vegan dining is having a moment. Plant-based eating is a restaurant trend that is quickly gaining momentum. More restaurants than ever are adding creative and delicious meat-free options to their menus. A vegan diet is healthy and good for the planet. The meat and dairy industries are the leading causes of greenhouse gases and water pollution […]

outdoor winery photo

Long Island’s East End has a sustainable soul. Generations before it became a summer hotbed for city folk, the region was populated with farmers and fishermen who made their living off the land and sea. Today, many locals are passionate about maintaining the area’s agricultural roots. Here are seven ways to support their efforts to […]

Bedell Cellars Vineyard in Long Island

If you think Long Island is just a place where wealthy people spend their summers, we’ve got news for you. Long Island is full of world-class options for entertainment and dining year-round. It is also an ideal destination for people seeking outdoor activities. It is not a question of finding something to do on Long Island, it’s about spending […]

oyster bay brewing

During the warmer weather months, even the most loyal New York City residents are likely to be seeking a nearby escape. Fortunately, Long Island offers great hiking trails and plenty of of sea, sand and sun, just a quick train ride away. Those seeking even more relaxation may also be craving some beer – an ideal summer […]

bedell cellars vineyard

Looking for an easy overnight getaway? Long Island’s North Fork is just a two-hour Jitney ride away. You’ll be transported to a coastal landscape of farm and vine, where food is made with homegrown ingredients and wine is produced at local vineyards. In the seaside town of Southold, epicurean’s flock to the North Fork Table […]

film set clapper

New York City is a great city for film buffs. Many legendary motion pictures were shot here, plus there are a slew of film festivals that celebrate the industry in grand style. These festivals give film lovers a chance to see an array of interesting movies, often before they are released and in the presence […]