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Exciting, Historic Brooklyn Landmarks to Visit this Summer

Posted by Collin McGorty on Jul 19, 2018 9:00:00 AM

If you consider all of the historical sites and landmarks in Brooklyn, it should really come as no surprise that it’s the most populated borough. Since its founding in 1634, Brooklyn has played an important role in the history of New York City, namely during the Revolutionary War. So, if you’d like to learn a little more about this fascinating borough, check out these four Brooklyn landmarks.

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Topics: Summer, Brooklyn, Family

Exciting Long Island Festivals and Things to do this Summer

Posted by Collin McGorty on Jun 14, 2018 9:00:00 AM

The smell of summer is in the air and plenty of fun and exciting Long Island fairs and festivals are on the horizon. Besides, what’s better than spending time outdoors enjoying the festivities and weather with family and friends? This summer, make sure that you check out one or all of these incredibly entertaining Long Island festivals.

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Topics: Summer, Family, Festivals

The Top Long Island Movie Theaters for Superior Film Viewing

Posted by Collin McGorty on May 24, 2018 9:00:00 AM

During those warm summer months, it’s good to get out of the sun and into the air-conditioning every once in a while. That’s why so many people take a trip to the movies to beat the heat. Besides, with all of the big summer blockbusters on the horizon, why wouldn’t you want to pay a visit to one of these great Long Island movie theaters?

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Topics: Summer, Family

Exciting Summer Activities to Enjoy with Family and Friends

Posted by Collin McGorty on May 17, 2018 9:00:00 AM

When you live in a place with unbeatable summers like Long Island, there are tons of different fun and exciting events and activities to help you pass the time between spring and fall. So, to help you figure out ways to get the most out of the amazing weather, here are some of the top Long Island summer activities for you to enjoy.

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Topics: Summer, Family

Pristine Queens Beaches where you can Getaway this Summer

Posted by Collin McGorty on Aug 10, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Since it’s surrounded by water on all sides, Long Island has always been known for its untouched beaches that feature scenic views and tons of amazing amenities. The North and South Shore are typically where these beaches can be found, but the borough of Queens has a few great ones, too. Here are the best Queens beaches where you can relax and cool off throughout the rest of the summer.

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Topics: Summer, Queens, Family, Beach

Fun Long Island Pools to Cool off at this Summer

Posted by Collin McGorty on Jul 20, 2017 10:00:00 AM

One of the summer’s most celebrated pastimes is the swimming pool. In-ground or above-ground, it doesn’t matter. Sometimes all you need to do is take a quick dip to cool off from the sun and blazing temperatures. However, most people don’t have the luxury of a pool in their own backyard. But luckily, those folks can check out these amazing Long Island pools.

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Topics: Long Island, Summer, Family

Discovering the Magic of Astoria Queens in the Summertime

Posted by Collin McGorty on Jul 13, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Astoria Queens has quickly risen through the ranks to become the borough’s hottest, most up-and-coming neighborhood. Located along the East River in northern Queens, Astoria has recently seen an influx of trendy restaurants, bars, art galleries and more. Come visit this popular neighborhood to enjoy all of the amazing ways to spend a sunny summer day.

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Topics: Summer, Outdoors, Queens, Family

Brooklyn Smorgasburg and the World’s Best Street Food

Posted by Collin McGorty on Jul 7, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Something big is happening in the heart of Brooklyn and its changing New York City’s food scene. It’s called Smorgasburg and it can be enjoyed Saturdays at East River State Park in Williamsburg. On Sundays, it takes place in Prospect Park at Breeze Hill. Each location runs from 11am to 6pm, rain or shine. Brooklyn Smorgasburg showcases over 100 food vendors from around the area, attracting over 10,000 visitors a day. It was even described by The New York Times as “The Woodstock of Eating.” Whether you’ve experienced it or not, Brooklyn Smorgasburg will leave you satisfied after every visit!

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Topics: NYC, Events, Food&Drink, Summer, Brooklyn

Fourth of July Events to Check out on Long Island

Posted by Collin McGorty on Jun 22, 2016 10:00:00 AM

On Independence Day, our nation gathers together to celebrate our freedom and this country that we call home. Get decked out in red, white and blue, grab the biggest American flag you can find, and check out these Fourth of July events on Long Island!

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Topics: Events, Summer, Holiday

The Best Nassau County Golf Courses for Non-Members

Posted by Collin McGorty on Jun 8, 2016 10:00:00 AM

It is common knowledge that Nassau County is home to some of New York’s most beautiful landscapes and sprawling views. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that Nassau County’s golf courses are up there as some of the country’s very best.  For most, golf is a hobby and a way to enjoy the outdoors, so a club membership is not always the best option for a golfer of any skill level. So here are some of Nassau County’s best public golf courses to tee off on this summer!

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Topics: Long Island, Summer, Sports, Outdoors, Nassau County