Posts Tagged: Long Island

What Wines Are They Drinking On Long Island?

"A small set of New Yorkers spends summers or parts of summers in the fashionable towns collectively known as the Hamptons. A much larger group of New Yorkers assiduously follows all that goes on there: the parties, the benefits, the celebrity sightings—and, to a lesser extent, the food and the wine. Who's eating where and who's drinking what? Are the nights fueled by Champagne and the days filled with Sancerre?"


Shut Up, Long Island

Long Island's citizens are getting restless without power—because it's been like, WHAT, 48 whole hours. Who says Americans are spoiled? Well, everyone. But one lady on Long Island has had enough of her neighbors: My favorite was the lady who asked “Who is going to reimburse me for the $500 worth of food I bought right before the storm that is rotting in my fridge?”

Ok, who is going to be the first for calling you a moron for buying $500 worth of perishable food right before a hurricane? ME! Let me call you a moron. MORON! You go out and buy food that won’t last without electricity [...]


"Beaner Hopping" Murder Trial Unable to Find Jurors

A Long Island courtroom is having trouble putting together a jury because the trial is of a white man who, along with his friends, spent his free time beating brown people, sometimes to death. So far, reports the Times, a substantial number of potential jurors have recused themselves from serving on the trial of said white man who, in this case, killed a guy who worked at a dry cleaners, saying that they are either related to Mexicans or because they despise illegal immigrants. But they'll get there eventually, once they find people who have no opinion whatsoever on the irrelevant matter of immigration or, I guess, just [...]


You Want a Libertarian for 2016? So How About MTA Honcho Joe Lhota

"@morelikethemoon: G TRAIN IS BACK! @joelhota for President!". HEY CALM DOWN

— Joe Lhota (@JoeLhota) November 7, 2012

On Thursday morning, inside his office, Mr. Lhota checked his BlackBerry often, hoping for an update on the L train. Moments later, he placed a call to Howard B. Glaser, Mr. Cuomo’s director of state operations, whom he wanted to brief on the Queens-Midtown Tunnel.

The tunnel could open Friday, he told Mr. Glaser, remarking that Mr. Bloomberg, “like an idiot,” had predicted publicly that the tunnel might open over the weekend. “He’s making it up,” he said, after a brief hail of profanity in which Mr. [...]


Inside Anna Wintour's Long Island Home

The always-magical World of Interiors October issue has wended its way to America at last, and? "US Vogue editor Anna Wintour now has a second Long Island bolthole," promises the table of contents. (It would be a coverline of course but that magazine doesn't have words on its cover, which, can you imagine that in America?) That particular rurality is generally described as Bellport, Long Island, except it's decidedly in Shirley. ("I just import the people I want…. I don't mind the town. It's white trash, of course, but I don't care," Wintour famously-and humorously!-once said.) But! However! And! So this guide to ANNA WINTOUR'S RURAL RETREAT is [...]


The End of the 00s: Chains of Fools, by Maura K. Johnston

When I was younger, Long Island seemed oddly resistant to chain stores, or at least the standalone types that couldn't be contained by a shopping mall. It was a big deal when, during my high-school years, the Island got its first K-Mart. Wal Mart didn't arrive in the 516 until 1995. After that, a series of big-box complexes rushed in, as did new streets to lead people inside their hulking parking structures. (I still have to swallow hard before I can give people directions that incorporate "Corporate Drive.")

It might be this weird arrested development that makes me a bit romantic over the suburban chain store.


Long Island "Death Yacht" Only Technically a Yacht

Yesterday they raised the "Kandi Won," which is the "DEATH YACHT" (as per the Post) that sunk on the 4th of July, on Long Island, killing three children. It's not really germane to that tragedy, but when the tabloids went wild over "Long Island Yacht Disaster" and the like, I most certainly was not picturing this wee 34-foot Silverton. (On which I would no sooner board 27 people than I would try to land a helicopter on it.) Anyway, terrible story, very sad, and I blame the media.


The Grumman Airplane Factory, Dark And Abandoned

Here are some pretty eye-opening pictures of the long-shuttered Grumman airplane factory in Bethpage, N.Y. They include a few arresting shots of the wooden-block floor, which in its more disused areas is bordered by what look like fault lines that have resulted from the wood's heat-occasioned expansion.


The Cinema De Lux Island 16 In Holtsville, New York

The Cinema De Lux Island 16 is located in Holtsville, NY, near exit 62 of the Long Island Expressway, though it is shielded from the expressway's service road, which typically will house all manner of businesses. The Long Island Expressway itself has 73 exits, with the numbers getting higher as one goes east, and it runs from Manhattan's Midtown Tunnel and terminates suddenly in Riverhead, some five miles from where the eastern end of Long Island forks. So Holtsville is quite nearly halfway between Manhattan and Montauk. And this Cinema De Lux is located near nothing, except for a Residence Inn, and the small roads that get you to it [...]