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The Best Ice Cream Shops for Any kind of Scoop or Sundae

Posted by Lawrence Blessinger on Jul 25, 2019 10:00:00 AM

Ice cream is a staple in the summer. Especially with all of the new flavors ice cream shops are testing out, it’s almost impossible to say no to either a cone or scoop. Whether it be chocolate, vanilla, or rocky road, the options are endless! That is why we have provided the best places you need to try this summer to satisfy that sweet tooth.

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Topics: Long Island, Summer, Ice Cream

Surf, Swim and Unwind at The Best Long Island Beaches

Posted by Lawrence Blessinger on Jul 11, 2019 10:00:00 AM

Nothings better than when the weather starts to get warmer and days can now be spent outdoors. There’s no better place to spend your days than at one of the many Long Island beaches. With the island being completely surrounded by water, it's known for having the best beach options, which people of all ages, can find enjoyment at. Whether you just want relax or you want to experience the water, we have a list of the best beaches for you to checkout.

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Topics: Long Island, Summer, Nassau County, Beach

3 Port Washington Restaurants for a Scenic Summer Meal

Posted by Collin McGorty on Jul 4, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Long Island is home to a wide variety of delicious restaurants from Montauk to Queens and North to South Shore. In fact, take a place like Port Washington for example. Nestled along the water on the North Shore, this small town has eateries for every kind of appetite. So, if you find yourself in the area, we recommend you try your luck at one of these popular Port Washington restaurants.

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Topics: Long Island, Food&Drink, Bars, restaurants

Fun Places to Watch Fourth of July Fireworks for All

Posted by Caroline Fallon on Jun 20, 2019 10:00:00 AM


Nothing yells summer like kids trying to catch fireflies and friends having barbecues, people escaping to the beach to lay out in the sun or taking a dip in the pool. The highlight of summer is always July 4th, America’s Independence Day. A day on which the entire nation comes together to celebrate one thing, freedom. Check out these fun events on Long Island for a new way to celebrate and see the best Fourth of July fireworks.

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Topics: Long Island, Summer, Fourth of July

Belmont Stakes 2019: Your Complete Guide to the Big Race

Posted by Lawrence Blessinger on May 23, 2019 9:00:00 AM

On Saturday, June 8, the Belmont Stakes, the last leg of horse racing’s Triple Crown, will be run at Belmont Park in Elmont. The final contest of the competitive season, this prestigious race is run by the best horses in the world. If you’re looking to catch some of the action, here’s a guide to the entire Belmont Stakes 2019 weekend.

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Topics: Events, Long Island, Sports, Festivals

Visit the Vanderbilt Museum, a Hidden Long Island Treasure

Posted by Collin McGorty on May 2, 2019 9:00:00 AM

One of the best parts of Long Island is the area’s rich, storied history. From the first settlers to the American Revolution through the 21st century, Long Island has been home to many important people and events. In fact, one of the most notable figures is William Kissam Vanderbilt II. To explore his life and impact on Long Island, visit the Vanderbilt Museum on his former estate.

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Topics: Long Island, museums, Family, Kids

Tasty Brunch Places on Long Island for a Fun Weekend Meal

Posted by Lawrence Blessinger on Apr 25, 2019 9:00:00 AM

In recent years, the brunch craze has spread across the nation—and our area is no exception to its reach. Luckily, there are already plenty of delicious brunch places on Long Island, each putting their own unique spin on the popular weekend tradition. So, whether you’re looking to enjoy a boozy brunch with friends or a quiet Sunday meal, here are a few of the top restaurants and eateries to visit in our area.

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Topics: Long Island, Food&Drink, restaurants

The Top Long Island Pizzerias for an Authentic New York Slice

Posted by Collin McGorty on Mar 21, 2019 9:00:00 AM

When it comes to the best pizza in the United States, New York constantly takes the cake as the best of the best. However, some people aren’t aware that excellent pizza extends far beyond Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn. In fact, in a place like Long Island, quality pizzerias are a dime a dozen. However, if you’re looking for some of the best pies in the area, these Long Island pizzerias do it like no other.

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Topics: Long Island, Food&Drink, restaurants

The 3 Best Mineola Bars for Cold Drinks and Good Times

Posted by Collin McGorty on Mar 7, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Long Island, especially Nassau County, has its fair share of bars, taverns and watering holes for every kind of occasion. Whether you’re looking for a night on the town or quiet drinks with a friend, towns like Mineola have several great spots to choose from. For instance, any one of these three top-notch Mineola bars should do the trick!

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Topics: Long Island, Food&Drink, Nightlife

Why Nassau Coliseum is Yet Again Home to the NY Islanders

Posted by Lawrence Blessinger on Feb 28, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Although the New York Islanders hockey team called Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale home for decades, they have played all of their home games at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn since 2015—until now that is. While waiting for their new arena to be built, the Islanders will split their time between Brooklyn and Nassau County.

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Topics: Events, Long Island, Sports

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