Long Island

Main Beach sign, East Hampton, New York (AP Photo)

NY’s Main Beach tops annual survey of best beaches

EAST HAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — This may be hard to believe in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, but an annual list of the best beaches in the country has a New York beach ranked No. […]


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Camp means community service for many young people

NEW YORK (AP) — At 14, Tyler Cohen had never been out of the country or traveled without his Long Island family when he found himself in Costa Rica on a monthlong service trip for […]


NY town: OK to boo, politely, at board meetings

RIVERHEAD, N.Y. (AP) — A New York town’s board members have decided it’s OK to boo at their meetings — but only if it’s done politely.


Congressman Peter King

NY congressman King boxes against former champ

WANTAGH, N.Y. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Peter King of New York has survived a two-round bout in the ring with former kickboxing champion “Irish” Josh Foley.


Man gets summonses for laughing too loudly

ROCKVILLE CENTRE, N.Y. (AP) — A New York man says he didn’t know it was a crime to laugh. Robert Schiavelli of Rockville Centre, on Long Island, was slapped with two summonses for “disturbing the peace.”


Grand Central Terminal in New York City.

New York expanding nation’s biggest transit hub

NEW YORK (AP) — Sixteen stories below Grand Central Terminal, an army of workers is blasting through bedrock to create a new commuter rail concourse with more floor space than New Orleans’ Superdome.


"Mary Lee," shark captured and outfitted with tracking device by OCEARCH.

Great white shark moves back to northeast

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The great white shark known as Mary Lee is headed north again after spending a number of weeks this winter along the Southeast coast. WATCH this video where researcher Chris Fischer (!) says Mary is ‘blowing our minds.’


Cantor Fitzgerald, US bond trading company (AP Photo)

NYC firm hit hard on 9/11 gives $10M in Sandy aid

NEW YORK (AP) — The financial services firm that lost the most workers in the Sept. 11 terror attacks announced that it will “adopt” 19 schools in communities hit hard by Superstorm Sandy and give $10 million to families in those schools.


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Parents hesitant about NRA armed schools proposal

MIAMI (AP) — The reactions of parents, teachers and school administrators ranged from hesitation to anger on Friday after a proposal by the nation’s largest gun-rights lobby to put an armed police officer in every school.


Hurricane Sandy: the Superstorm

After Sandy, ‘a miracle’ on Minnesota Ave.

LONG BEACH, N.Y. (AP) — It’s the story of a miracle for a displaced family after Hurricane Sandy. The text from Sister Diane at St. Ignatius Martyr church was as odd as it was urgent: “A man is going to call. You must answer the phone.”


NY subway victim’s daughter: ‘What’s done is done’

NEW YORK (AP) — The daughter of a man pushed in front of a subway train and photographed a split-second before his death said it “would have been great” if someone had helped her father but “what’s done is done.”


Superstorm priorities for some include saving pets

NEW YORK (AP) – Superstorm Sandy drove New York and New Jersey residents from their homes, destroyed belongings and forced them to find shelter for themselves – and for their pets. Owners recounted tales of […]