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Fun Christmas Activities to Get you in the Holiday Spirit

Posted by Collin McGorty on Nov 29, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Now that Thanksgiving is officially over, the holiday season is here once again. That means there will be tree lightings, caroling, Santa sightings and a whole lot of other gatherings throughout the next month. However, in a place like New York, all of these events can get lost in the shuffle. Therefore, we’ve compiled a list of the best Christmas activities for the entire family.

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Topics: Holiday, Christmas, Long Island, Queens

4 New York Bars for Thanksgiving Eve Celebrations

Posted by Collin McGorty on Nov 8, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Forget about turkey and stuffing, Thanksgiving Eve is when the real fun and excitement happens. By now, most people know that the day before this harvest holiday is one of the biggest nightlife days of the year. Since everyone is home to visit family, they often decide to stop by watering holes in their area. If you’re looking to get in on the action, here are some New York bars to check out.

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Topics: Queens bars, Queens, Long Island, Bars, restaurants, Food&Drink, Nightlife

Family-Friendly Fall Activities for an Entire Season of Fun

Posted by Collin McGorty on Oct 4, 2018 9:00:00 AM

If you couldn’t tell already, autumn has finally arrived here on Long Island. In addition to the lower temperatures and bright foliage, the changing of the seasons also ushers in plenty of new fall activities for the whole family. If you’re looking to kill some time and have fun between now and winter, check out these activities, events and experiences in our area.

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Topics: Long Island, Family, Fall, Events

Long Island Apple Picking Farms for Some Fall Family Fun

Posted by Collin McGorty on Sep 20, 2018 9:00:00 AM

The fall is upon us here on Long Island. That means that families and couples will start flocking east to the Island’s many wonderful pumpkin and apple picking farms. If you’re interested in choosing your own apples, visit one of these fantastic Long Island apple picking farms.

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Topics: Fall, Family, Long Island

The Very Best New York Wineries that you’ve Never Heard of

Posted by Collin McGorty on May 3, 2018 9:00:00 AM

When you typically think of America’s top wine regions, Napa Valley is always the first place that comes to mind. However, in recent years, the fruitful vineyards on the east end of Long Island have begun to make quite a name for themselves. If you’re looking to try some of this amazing vino first-hand but don’t want to travel across the country for it, here are the top New York wineries.

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Topics: Bars, Food&Drink, Long Island

Ollie’s Official Guide to the Best Bagels on Long Island

Posted by Collin McGorty on Mar 8, 2018 9:00:00 AM

There are so many terrific things that Long Island is known for, namely our wineries, pristine beaches, Billy Joel and, of course, out-of-this-world bagels. Whether you like them toasted, scooped out, buttered or smattered in cream cheese, our region truly has it all. In fact, from Hewlett to Port Washington, we’ve compiled a definitive list of the best bagels on Long Island.

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Topics: Food&Drink, Long Island

Delicious Manhasset Restaurants Ideal for any Occasion

Posted by Collin McGorty on Jan 25, 2018 9:00:00 AM

When you think of Manhasset, you may consider it as the home of the Miracle Mile (or Americana), a luxury shopping destination along Northern Boulevard. But did you also know that many of the area’s top restaurants can be found there as well? It’s true—plenty of Manhattan’s top executive chefs eventually make their way to the kitchens of Nassau. Take for example, these three Manhasset restaurants that you need to experience.

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Topics: Food&Drink, restaurants, Long Island

Top Roslyn Restaurants for an Unbeatable Dining Experience

Posted by Collin McGorty on Dec 21, 2017 9:00:00 AM

It should come as no surprise that Long Island is home to many different restaurants and eateries, especially in gorgeous, waterfront towns like Roslyn. Roslyn is a mixing pot, which is quite evident by their eclectic, yet extremely popular, food scene. So, with that being said, here are a few of our favorite Roslyn restaurants that should be on your radar.

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Topics: Food&Drink, Nightlife, Long Island

3 Delightful Great Neck Restaurants that Warrant a Visit

Posted by Collin McGorty on Aug 3, 2017 10:00:00 AM

The waterfront village of Great Neck, which is located on the North Shore of Long Island, shares a border with Queens and has several mouthwatering, yet charming eateries. Each of these Great Neck restaurants may range in price, delicacies and theme, but every single one is just as delicious as the next. So, if you’re looking for a quality meal in this area, these are definitely the places you’ll want to go.

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

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: Summer, Family, Long Island