Long Island Travel & Local Attractions News Coverage





If you're from out of town, or simply looking to learn more about the local attractions on Long Island, then you'll never want to miss out on any of our Travel & Local Attractions articles. Filled with guides and pointers for traveling on Long Island, this section has everything you'll want to know about where to go on Long Island.

LongIsland.com’s August 2015 Family Fun Guide: Street Festivals and More Fun to Toast the End of Summer!

Make the most of the last month of summer vacation with these great fairs, festivals, and outdoor events!

Governor Cuomo Announces $56 Million in Improvements Along Route 347 on Long Island

Governor Cuomo announced completion of two projects worth $56.1 million to help transform State Route 347 on Long Island from a high-volume corridor into a safe, multi-modal, environmentally sustainable boulevard for motorists, pedestrians, bicyclists, and transit users.

Tips for Observing the Perseid Meteor Shower and Summer’s Other Starry Nights

The Earth will be passing through the Perseid meteor shower in the second week of August, so prepare yourself to spot some of the brightest meteors across the night sky!

LIRR Plans Overnight Track Maintenance Work This Weekend

Buses replace trains between Farmingdale and Ronkonkoma on Sat., Aug. 1 from 12:45 a.m. until 5:30 a.m. and between Deer Park and Ronkonkoma on Sun., Aug. 2 from 12:45 a.m. until 8:30 a.m.

House Passes Rep. Rice’s Bill to Improve Maintenance of Airport Screening Technology

The U.S. House of Representatives tonight passed H.R. 2770, legislation authored by Representative Kathleen Rice, Ranking Member on the House Committee on Homeland Security’s Transportation Security Subcommittee. H.R. 2770, the Keeping Our Travelers Safe and Secure Act.

New Legislation Passed Allows Excessively Long Trucks on LIE & Other LI Roadways, Schumer Fights Provision in THUD Bill

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer today launched a major push to block a provision in the Senate Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations bill that would permit twin 33-foot trucks on the Long Island Expressway and across ...

“America’s Love Affair with the Motorcycle… Continues” on Exhibit at the WMHO's Educational & Cultural Center

Due to the success of last year’s exhibit the Ward Melville Heritage Organization is once again hosting “America’s Love Affair with the Motorcycle…Continues” now through September 7.

Buses Replace Trains between Ronkonkoma & Brentwood on Sat., July 25 & Sun., July 26 for Grade Crossing Project

Buses will replace train service between Brentwood and Ronkonkoma this coming weekend as the Long Island Rail Road installs a new rail crossing at Carleton Avenue in Central Islip.

Governor Cuomo Announces $24.2 Million in Safety Enhancements in Republic Airport

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the commencement of $24.2 million in safety enhancements at Republic Airport in Farmingdale.

Take the LIRR to the Foo Fighters Concerts at Citi Field on Wednesday, July 15 and Thursday, July 16

If you’re planning to see the Foo Fighters perform this week at Citi Field, then the Long Island Rail Road is the way to get there.

LIRR’s Renovated Smithtown Station Building Opens Monday

The Long Island Rail Road’s newly renovated Smithtown Station building will open to the public on Monday, July 13, the latest construction project completed under the LIRR’s State of Good Repair program to modernize station facilities around ...

Get Cruising at LI's Summer Car Cruise Nights

Check out the regular car cruise nights in your area, or take a drive across the Island to meet new people and see their great vintage cars!

State Police, Parks Police Join Together to Protect Our Youngest New Yorkers

The New York State Police and New York State Parks Police announced today the start of the 2015 Buckle Up New York in the Parks, or BUNY in the Parks, encouraging State Park visitors to buckle up ...

LIRR Adding 16 Extra Trains This Friday to Help Soccer Fans See Lower Manhattan Ticker Tape Parade

If you’re heading to tomorrow’s historic ticker tape parade for the world champion U.S. women’s soccer team, skip the traffic and parking headaches.

Governor Cuomo Announces New Partnership With Avis Budget Group to Combat Distracted Driving in New York

Governor Cuomo announced a new partnership with Avis Budget Group, a leading global provider of vehicle rental services, aimed to reduce distracted driving in New York State.

Summer Bucket List 2015: Make the Most Out of Summer Here on Long Island with Tons of Local Fun!

There's no time for the summertime blues - this bucket list will keep you busy all summer long!

Outdoor Concerts and Music Festivals to Rock Your Summer!

Soak up the sun while listening to great live jams at one of these festivals, concert series, or Jones Beach shows!

Governor Cuomo Announces Economic Impact of Tourism Industry Exceeds $100 Billion For the First Time in New York State's History

Governor Cuomo announced the total economic impact of New York State’s tourism industry in 2014 reached an all-time high of $100.1 billion.

Acting DA Singas, Long Beach Officials Announce DWI Crackdown for Independence Day Weekend

Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas, Long Beach Police Commissioner Michael Tangney and advocates announced an enhanced drunk driving enforcement program that will go into effect in the City this holiday weekend starting today.

Governor Cuomo Announces State Police to Increase Patrols on New York Roadways During July 4th Weekend

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the State Police and local law enforcement will increase patrols to crack down on drivers who violate the law this Fourth of July weekend from Friday, July 3 until Monday, July ...
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