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"Air Quality Alert" ...Air quality alert in effect from 11 am Wednesday to 11 PM Wednesday... The New York state department of environmental conservation has issued an air quality health advisory for the following counties... Nassau and Suffolk. Air quality levels in outdoor air are predicted to be greater than an air quality index value of 100 for the pollutant of ozone. The air quality index...or aqi...was created as an easy way to correlate levels of different pollutants to one scale. The higher the aqi value, the greater the health concern. When pollution levels are elevated...the New York state department of health recommends that individuals consider limiting strenuous outdoor physical activity to reduce the risk of adverse health effects. People who may be especially sensitive to the effects of elevated levels of pollutants include the very Young, and those with pre-existing respiratory problems such as asthma or heart disease. Those with symptoms should consider consulting their personal physician. A toll free air quality hotline has been established so New York residents can stay informed on the air quality situation. The toll free number is: 1 800 5 3 5, 1 3 4 5. 340 PM EDT Tue Jun 28 2016 ...Air quality alert in effect from 11 am Wednesday to 11 PM Wednesday... The New York state department of environmental conservation has issued an air quality health advisory for the following counties... Nassau and Suffolk. Air quality levels in outdoor air are predicted to be greater than an air quality index value of 100 for the pollutant of ozone. The air quality index...or aqi...was created as an easy way to correlate levels of different pollutants to one scale. The higher the aqi value, the greater the health concern. When pollution levels are elevated...the New York state department of health recommends that individuals consider limiting strenuous outdoor physical activity to reduce the risk of adverse health effects. People who may be especially sensitive to the effects of elevated levels of pollutants include the very Young, and those with pre-existing respiratory problems such as asthma or heart disease. Those with symptoms should consider consulting their personal physician. A toll free air quality hotline has been established so New York residents can stay informed on the air quality situation. The toll free number is: 1 800 5 3 5, 1 3 4 5. 310 PM EDT Tue Jun 28 2016 ...Air quality alert in effect from 11 am Wednesday to 11 PM Wednesday... The New York state department of environmental conservation has issued an air quality health advisory for the following counties... Suffolk...Nassau. Air quality levels in outdoor air are predicted to be greater than an air quality index value of 100 for the pollutant of ozone. The air quality index...or aqi...was created as an easy way to correlate levels of different pollutants to one scale. The higher the aqi value, the greater the health concern. When pollution levels are elevated...the New York state department of health recommends that individuals consider limiting strenuous outdoor physical activity to reduce the risk of adverse health effects. People who may be especially sensitive to the effects of elevated levels of pollutants include the very Young, and those with pre-existing respiratory problems such as asthma or heart disease. Those with symptoms should consider consulting their personal physician. A toll free air quality hotline has been established so New York residents can stay informed on the air quality situation. The toll free number is: 1 800 5 3 5, 1 3 4 5. Maloit 310 PM EDT Tue Jun 28 2016 ...Air quality alert in effect from 11 am Wednesday to 11 PM Wednesday... The New York state department of environmental conservation has issued an air quality health advisory for the following counties... Suffolk...Nassau. Air quality levels in outdoor air are predicted to be greater than an air quality index value of 100 for the pollutant of ozone. The air quality index...or aqi...was created as an easy way to correlate levels of different pollutants to one scale. The higher the aqi value, the greater the health concern. When pollution levels are elevated...the New York state department of health recommends that individuals consider limiting strenuous outdoor physical activity to reduce the risk of adverse health effects. People who may be especially sensitive to the effects of elevated levels of pollutants include the very Young, and those with pre-existing respiratory problems such as asthma or heart disease. Those with symptoms should consider consulting their personal physician. A toll free air quality hotline has been established so New York residents can stay informed on the air quality situation. The toll free number is: 1 800 5 3 5, 1 3 4 5. Maloit -- Wednesday Jun.29 16,03:48 PM

Long Island Rail Road Kicks Off the Summer Season with Lifeguards, Surfers and Great LIRR Getaway Deals

Special packages will be offered over the summer.

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New York, NY - June 18, 2014 - Learn about our money-saving getaway deals at Long Island Rail Road’s Summer Kick-off Event on Wednesday, June 18, at Penn Station (34th Street-7th Avenue corridor entrance) from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
 
Representatives from some of the best summer destinations on Long Island, including surfers and lifeguards from Long Beach, will be on hand to remind you of the abundance of fun summer activities that can be reached easily via the LIRR. Whether you’re looking to go to Fire Island, Jones Beach, Splish Splash, Long Beach, Montauk or the Hamptons, there are plenty of money-saving LIRR deals and packages available. “Long Island has some of the most desirable beaches in the world. And the LIRR can get you where you want to go while saving you time and money,” said LIRR President Patrick Nowakowski.
 
“Coming out to Long Island on the Long Island Rail Road is a wonderful way to travel and it’s quick and easy. There are several stops in or near tourist destinations and most times if you let your hotel or B&B know, they’ll pick you up at the station. Otherwise, it’s a quick cab ride,” said Kristen Matejka, Director of Marketing and Communications for the Long Island Convention Visitors Bureau.
 
This year’s kick-off event at Penn Station features exhibitors from the New York Mets, the Long Island Convention Visitors Bureau (LICVB), NY Cosmos soccer club and the city of Long Beach.
 
“Long Beach draws thousands of visitors each summer from New York City and from other parts of Long Island and we’ve been working closely with the LIRR to make sure visitors know that one of the best ways to get to Long Beach is via the LIRR. The LIRR Station puts you just steps away from the beach and the boardwalk,” said Long Beach City Councilman Anthony Eramo.
 
"This year will be special in Long Beach for a number of reasons, not the least of which is that this will be our first full summer where our residents and visitors can access our brand-new 2.2-mile oceanfront boardwalk that runs adjacent to our beautiful 3.5-mile beach,” Eramo said.
 
The special Long Beach package fare is $22.00 from New York and Brooklyn, and $18.75 from Jamaica. Hourly service is available from Penn Station, Brooklyn and Jamaica with direct weekend service from Penn Station. LIRR weekday service begins June 21 and continues through Labor Day, September 1.
 
The LIRR offers other beach packages including Jones Beach, Robert Moses, Captree Fishing and eight Fire Island beaches. For more information on Beach Getaways, visit  here.
 
In addition to the many informative tables and displays, this year’s attendees at Penn Station can enjoy pretzels and lemonade from Auntie Anne’s or smoothies from Jamba Juice. There’s also a chance to win prizes on the big wheel or in raffle drawings -- including tickets to a NY Cosmos or NY Lizards game, a Broadway show, Gray Line sightseeing tour and more.
 
For more information on Long Island Rail Road Getaways, click here.