Tag Archives: Long Island

The MTA’s Missed Opportunity

Long Islanders cheered Andrew Cuomo when he intervened in the recent dispute between the MTA and LIRR workers, who had threatened a strike over demands for wage increases. When negotiations stalled between the LIRR, which had demanded a 14% raise over six years, and the MTA, whose offer to spread the same raise over seven […]

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32 images that answer: “How Long is Long Island?”

Using a tool called MAPfrappe I’ve put together some images that compare the geographic scale of Long Island to other places in our region, and across the world. As I’ve mentioned before, even though I live in Brooklyn I consider myself a Long Islander. I am from a town on the north shore called Mt. […]

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Labor Day-Trips from New York City

Check out five staycations in Riverhead, Montauk, Sands Point Preserve, Robert Moses State Park, and Lambertville… Riverhead, Long Island Once synonymous with “Main Street Blight,” Riverhead’s downtown is undergoing a (tepid) resurgence. 

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