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.

Governor Cuomo Announces Suspension of Construction-Related Lane Closures

Governor Cuomo announced that temporary lane closures associated with road and bridge construction projects on New York State highways will not be permitted from 6 a.m. on Wednesday, November 25, to 6 a.m. on Monday, November 30, ...

Nassau County to Increase DWI Patrols for the Remainder of 2015

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano, District Attorney Madeline Singas and Acting Police Commissioner Thomas Krumpter will announce additional DWI patrols for the remainder of 2015.

MTA Long Island Rail Road Offering Extra Train Service Beginning Wednesday, Thanksgiving Eve and Continuing Through the Extended Holiday Weekend

Beginning Thanksgiving Eve, Wednesday, November 25 and continuing through the extended holiday weekend, MTA Long Island Rail Road will be providing extra train service and reduced fare programs that will making travel a snap for shopping, dining ...

Schumer: Senate Puts the Brakes on Tractor Trailer Provision That Otherwise Would've Allowed Long & Dangerous 84-Ft Trucks on LIE & Other LI Roadways

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer today announced, after his push, the Senate has struck a provision in the Senate Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (T-HUD) Appropriations bill that would have permitted twin 33-foot trucks on the Long Island ...

Take the LIRR Package Deal to Holiday Festival at Tanger Outlets – The Arches in Deer Park, L.I. this Saturday, November 21; Save Big on Your Holiday

Take MTA Long Island Rail Road to Tanger Outlets – The Arches in Deer Park, L.I. for a fun-filled holiday festival this Saturday, November 21 featuring music, entertainment and special guests including Santa Claus, the Radio City ...

MTA Presents Final Proposed Budget for 2016

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today presented its 2016 Final Proposed Budget and its 2016-19 Financial Plan, in which a relentless emphasis on cutting costs will allow the MTA to invest $242 million in new service, maintenance ...

Nassau Bus Transit Committee Schedules Public Hearings On Proposed NICE Fare Increase, Service Adjustments

The Nassau County Bus Transit Committee will hold two public hearings to solicit comments on a proposal to increase cash fares and make route adjustments on Nassau Inter-County Express (NICE bus). Currently, NICE bus is facing a ...

The 2015 Rockefeller Christmas Tree Lighting 2015: Kicking Off the Holiday Season Brightly in NYC

The holidays come alive as Rockefeller Center lights up for the 83rd Annual Rockefeller Center Tree lighting ceremony!

New LIRR Train Schedules Go Into Effect Monday, November 16 Highlighted by Extra Service for the Upcoming Holiday Season

New Long Island Rail Road timetables will go into effect on Monday, November 16 with the promise of extra service to meet greater travel demands during the Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas and New Year celebrations.

Long Island’s Favorite Holiday Light Show Will Shine Brightly in 2015

Girl Scouts of Suffolk County’s Holiday Light Show is back for 2015! Now in its 12th dazzling year, visitors can drive a mile-long trail filled with beautiful holiday vignettes and displays in the picturesque woodlands of Camp ...

2015 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade: Kicking-Off the Holiday Season with Cheer!

The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade delights millions each year. Here's what to expect from it this year!

Governor Cuomo Announces Launch of the New 'Path Through History' Website in Recognition of New York State History Month

Governor Cuomo introduced the new Path Through History website in celebration of New York State History Month. The new website features streamlined visuals and user-friendly navigation to help travelers map visits to sites across the state using ...

Governor Cuomo Announces Return of the "Holiday Lights Spectacular" at Jones Beach State Park

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the drive-through Holiday Lights Spectacular presented by the NYCB Family of Banks will return to the West End of Jones Beach in November, continuing a Long Island holiday tradition revived ...

Governor Cuomo Announces Results of Child Car Seat Safety Checks, With 88% Improperly Installed

Governor Cuomo announced the results of Child Passenger Safety Week seat check events, during which 88 percent of the 931 seats inspected were found to be improperly installed.

LIRR Long Beach Weekend Advisory

Buses will replace train service between Valley Stream Station and Long Beach Station over two consecutive weekends in November so that the Long Island Rail Road can carry out switch replacement work along the Long Beach Branch.

LongIsland.com’s 2015 November Family Fun Guide: Festivals, Turkey Trots, Veterans Day Celebrations, and So Much More to be Thankful For!

Show your thanks for your health and your loved ones by participating in some of the great events happening this November!

Traffic Safety: A Top Priority for Legislator Anker

After listening to a number of concerns from local residents and witnessing major car accidents, Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker is seeking to improve traffic safety along our major roadways in Suffolk County.

Governor Cuomo Announces Halloween Crackdown on Impaired Drivers

Governor Cuomo announced that the New York State Police, as well as local and county law enforcement agencies, will increase patrols to crack down on drunk driving and underage drinking this Halloween weekend.

MTA in Motion for Mets, Monsters and Marathoners

The New York Mets will be taking on the Kansas City Royals in the 2015 World Series and MTA trains and buses will be ready to serve fans headed to Citi Field starting Friday, October 30 for ...

Buses Replace Trains between Ronkonkoma & Hicksville for 48 Hours Beginning Saturday, October 31 at 12:45 a.m.

Buses will replace train service on the Long Island Rail Road’s Ronkonkoma Branch between Ronkonkoma and Hicksville from 12:45 a.m. Saturday, October 31 until 12:45 a.m. Monday, November 2 for scheduled track maintenance.
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