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MTA & LIRR Announce Start of Major Restoration Project on the Railroad’s Long Beach Branch

$120 Million Earmarked for Superstorm Sandy Reconstruction Work that Will Improve Railroad Resiliency by Strengthening Branch against Future Storms.

Public Meeting Set on Jones Beach Revitalization Plan

State Parks Also Schedules Series of Meetings with Local Community Groups.

Bronx-Whitestone Bridge: Celebrating 75 Years

MTA Bridges and Tunnels’ Bronx-Whitestone Bridge will celebrate the 75th anniversary of the bridge’s 1939 opening with historic exhibits at museums in Queens and the Bronx.

Spring Break Staycations: Make the Best of Spring Break on a Budget

Not planning a huge getaway for the coming spring break? Take a look at all of the great local events and attractions Long Island has to offer for your staycation.

Distracted Driving Awareness Month - Shocking Stats & Tips for Staying Safe

Be aware of the dangers of distracted driving, and put a stop to it by pledging to put your phone away while you are on the road.

Schumer, Gillibrand Urge DOT to Support American Airlines’ Proposal to Restart Nonstop Flights Between Islip’s Long Island Macarthur Airport & DC

Senators: Direct Service Will Ensure Competitive, Low-Fare & Convenient Service for Long Island Travelers.

Hot Spots: Weekend Watch for Family Festival, Comedy Fundraiser, Oldies Spring Dance and More Entertainment

Spring's in the air and so is the fun and entertainment for the young and old on Long Island!

Buses Substitute for Mid-Day Montauk Branch Trains as LIRR Performs Track Inspections April 7-10

For four days next week, the Long Island Rail Road will perform mid-day track inspections on the Montauk Branch.

Make the Most Out of Spring Break: How to Plan a Kid Friendly Road Trip!

If you plan on taking your family on the road for your spring break vacation, take a look at these tips to help bring order to your car, and keep your ride calm and peaceful.

LongIsland.com's 2014 April Family Fun Guide: Spring Fairs, Earth Day & More Seasonal Fun!

Kick off the Spring season by enjoying some warm weather, seasonal and outdoor fun the whole family can enjoy!

Take a Walk in the Park without Breaking the Bank - Pick Up Your 2014 Empire Passport Today!

NYS Empire Passports offer unlimited day use vehicle entry to most of New York's state parks and recreational facilities.

Long Island Rail Road Unveils Simpler Ticket Plan for Hamptons Reserve Service on Cannonball Express Trains

Combined Ticket to Cover Cost of Rail Fare and a Hamptons Reserve Seat

Hot Spots: Weekend Watch for Restaurant Week, Model Train Show, Polar Plunge and More Entertainment

Enjoy great dining along with a variety of entertainment for the end of the week on Long Island!

Daredevils Parachuting Off One World Trade Center Turn Themselves in After another Trespassing Incident at Skyscraper

Three of the men involved in the parachute jump stunt at One World Trade Center are from Long Island. All four men surrendered themselves to authorities on Monday.

Jones Beach to Get Face-lift through Proposed $65 Million Five-Year Project

Jones Beach State Park is going to be better than ever with a major revitalization plan that involves $65 million through a five-year project.

LIRR Adding 3 Trains to Montauk Schedule for Village’s Annual St. Patrick’s Parade on Sunday, March 23rd

MTA Police Will Be Enforcing 24 Hour Beverage Ban on All Montauk Trains.

MTA LIRR Schedules Extra Train Service on St. Patrick's Day, Monday, March 17

MTA Long Island Rail Road has scheduled 14 extra trains - six AM westbound and eight PM eastbound - to accommodate thousands of LIRR customers who will be traveling to and from the annual St. Patrick’s Day ...

Coney Island Gets New Roller Coaster, Thunderbolt Coaster to Be Ready for the Summer

Thrill seekers, get ready for a new ride coming to Coney Island! The Thunderbolt coaster will take riders as high as 115 feet before making a 90-degree vertical drop.

Get Out Your Hamantaschen and Graggers: Purim Events 2014

Saturday March 15th through March 16th is the Jewish event, Purim. Purim is a celebratory event and there are many celebrations taking place on Long Island.

Governor Cuomo Launches New Hunting, Hiking, Fishing and Recreational Projects for the State

The new outdoor access projects connect hunters, anglers, bird watchers, and outdoor enthusiasts to 380,000 acres of untapped land.
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