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Charging Stations on Long Island

Long Islanders without power can find several charging stations throughout Nassau and Suffolk County.

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450,000 Long Islanders are still without power. As LIPA continues to make progress restoring power to its customers, Long Islanders who are still without power are searching for places to charge their electronics.  Charging stations have been opening up across Nassau and Suffolk counties to make power available to those who need it.

All Long Island King Kullen and Best Buy locations that have electricity are offering charging stations.  Here is a list of additional charging stations in Nassau and Suffolk Counties:
Nassau County Charging Stations:
Bethpage: Town of Oyster Bay Ice Skating Center, Stewart and Cherry Ave
Garden City: Garden City Library, 60 7th Street
Glen Cove: Stango’s Restaurant, 19 Grove St.
Levittown: Levittown Library 1 Bluegrass Lane  
Lynbrook: Wendy’s, 676 Merrick Road  
Massapequa: LI Progressive Coalition: 90 Pennsylvania Rd.
Massapequa: Oyster Bay Town Hall South, 977 Hicksville Rd
Massapequa: LI Progressive Coalition: 90 Pennsylvania Rd.
Massapequa Park: Chiefs Deli, 5089 Merrick Rd.
Manhasset: Buttercooky Bakery, 140 Plandome Rd.
Mineola: Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos’ Office; 240 Old Country Road, Second Floor, business hours.
New Hyde Park: K. Pach, 1270 Union Turnpike
New Hyde Park: Michael J. Tully Park. 1801 Evergreen Avenue
Oyster Bay: Office Building:  34 Audrey Avenue
Rockville Centre: Hair Machine Salon, 40 S. Park Ave.
Syosset: Shine Dental, Jericho Turnpike
Syosset: Oyster Bay Town Hall North
Valley Stream: Valley Stream Library, 60 Verona Pl.
Suffolk County Charging Stations:
Babylon: Monsoon, 48 Deer Park Avenue 
Bellport: Porters on the Lane, 19 Bellport Lane
Centereach: New Village Recreation Center, 20 Wireless Road 
East Islip: Beachtree, 166 West Main Street
Farmingville: Brookhaven Town Hall, 1 Independence Hill
Gordon Heights: St. Michael’s Recreation Center, 100 Wilson Avenue
Hauppauge: Suffolk County Legislator John M. Kennedy Jr.’s Office, 725 Veterans Memorial Highway, Bldg. 17 (open through Sunday, 11/4, 9am-5pm) 
Hauppauge: H Lee Dennison Bldg., Media Center, 1st Floor, 100 Veterans Memorial Hwy
Huntington: The Paramount, 370 Main Street
Huntington: Prime, 117 New York Avenue 
Huntington: Town Hall, 100 Main St
Islip: Tellers, 605 Main Street
Islip: Verace | 599 Main Street | Islip
Lindenhurst: Babylon Town Hall: 200 East Sunrise Highway, Lindenhurst
Mastic: Recreation Center: 15 Herkimer Street, Mastic
North Babylon: Babylon Town Hall Annex: 281 Phelps Lane, North Babylon
Northport: Copenhagen Bakery: 75 Woodbine Ave., Northport
Oakdale: Oakdale LIRR Station, south parking lot. Oakdale Bohemia Road and Main Street. 2:30pm-3:30pm
West Islip: Atlantic Nissan, 193 Sunrise Highway
Riverhead:  County Center-Lobby, 210 Center Dr., Riverhead
Shoreham: Robert E. Reid, Sr. Recreation Center: Defense Hill and Route 25A, Shoreham
Sayville: Main Street and Railroad Avenue (In front of the clock) 11:00am-12:30pm.
Sayville: Sayville Library, 88 Greene Avenue
Smithtown: H2O, 215 West Main Street
West Islip: Atlantic Nissan, 193 Sunrise Highway
Yaphank: Bldg. C14 (Old Infirmary), Auditorium, 360 Yaphank Ave
Check out our Post-Hurricane Guide for helpful resources in dealing with Sandy’s damage.