Long Island Travel & Local Attractions News Coverage
AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 11 PM EDT THIS EVENING The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has
issued an Air Quality Health Advisory for the following counties...
from 11 AM this morning to 11 PM EDT this evening.
Air quality levels in outdoor air are predicted to be greater than
an Air Quality Index value of 100 for the pollutant of Ground Level
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 preexisting respiratory problems such as asthma or heart
disease. Those with symptoms should consider consulting their
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.
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History: Old Homes & Windmills From East Hampton
June 22, 2020
We dug into the archives to find these old pics from back in the day.
Outdoor Dining: South Fork & The Hamptons
June 19, 2020
Drive out to Montauk and make a stop at one of these eateries on the way.
History: Montauk Lighthouse Keeper and His Family
June 19, 2020
Charles Schumacher tended the lighthouse from 1954 until 1959.
Outdoor Dining: North Fork Eateries Offering Seating Outdoors
June 18, 2020
Take a trip out to the North Fork this weekend and grab a table at these restaurants.
History: Photo of Schoolboy at His Fire Island Lighthouse Home
June 17, 2020
A 1952 photo shows Richard Mahler who stayed at the lighthouse with his family.
Goldie Rides- Long Island’s Home-Grown Ride Sharing Service Ready to Compete with Uber, Lyft
June 10, 2020
Goldie Rides, a viable alternative to ride-sharing services, looks to be the premiere mode of for-hire transportation on Long Island.
Crazy Facts About the Long Island Game Farm
June 04, 2020
They recently marked their 50th anniversary!
Long Island Talks- New Video Interview Series Gets to the Heart of What Makes Long Islanders Tick
June 02, 2020
Life-long Long Islander Kevin Wood hosts program centered on just about anything of interest having to do with Long Island and Long Islanders.
TOBAY Beach Cam Lets Residents View Conditions, Crowds Before They Head Out
May 27, 2020
With new restrictions, the Town of Oyster Bay installed a live beach cam.
Crazy Facts About the Shoreham Nuclear Power Plant
May 19, 2020
The plant was conceived in the 60s and decommissioned in the 90s without producing any power.
Long Island Hospitality Workers Impacted by Covid-19 to Get a Boost From Fundraiser
May 13, 2020
Hospitality association estimates 10% of Long Island workforce employed by the industry.
Crazy Facts About Fire Island
April 21, 2020
Originally Fire Island was a peninsula and was called Seal Island.
History: Old Pics of Mitchel Field
April 09, 2020
We searched the archives for some great old pics.
History: Old Pics of Bay Shore
April 06, 2020
We gathered together some old time pics from back in the day.
Crazy Facts About Belmont Park Racetrack
April 04, 2020
The famous racetrack hosts the final leg of the Triple Crown.
History: Old Pics of Brookhaven National Lab
April 02, 2020
We dug into the archives to come up with these great old pics from BNL over the years.
Places, Events and Things We Miss on Long Island
March 31, 2020
With "social distancing" in place, I thought I would use this time to to share some fantastic memorable pictures of Long Island. Each day I will share places, events and things we miss most.
'Coffee Talk' with Frederick Hall of the Bridgeport & Port Jefferson Steamboat company
March 19, 2020
The Bridgeport & Port Jefferson Steamboat company transports 450,000 cars and 1M people each year.