We Need an Infrastructure Package for Nature

The long-term needs of ecosystems should come before our knee-jerk demands to get back to life.

#animals, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #birds, #commuting, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #environment, #flowers-and-plants, #infrastructure-public-works, #land-use-policies, #long-island-ny, #roads-and-traffic, #transit-systems, #united-states

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Orient, N.Y.: A Historic Hamlet With a Low-Key Reputation

Once called ‘the place old people go to visit their parents,’ the North Fork community now skews younger, with a new generation moving in.

#long-island-ny, #orient-ny, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #southold-ny, #suffolk-county-ny

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Biden Administration Announces a Major Offshore Wind Plan

The White House said the program could create tens of thousands of new jobs while moving the country toward clean energy

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #bureau-of-ocean-energy-management-regulation-and-enforcement, #energy-and-power, #fishing-commercial, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #long-island-ny, #new-jersey, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wind-power

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Suffolk County, Where Police Call the Shots

Fiscal conservatives and liberal activists both want to curb the power of police unions in Suffolk County. Can they do it?

#bellone-steven, #black-lives-matter-movement, #budgets-and-budgeting, #burke-james-1964, #collective-bargaining, #long-island-ny, #organized-labor, #peoples-plan, #police, #police-reform, #spota-thomas-j

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How to Vaccinate Homebound Seniors? Take the Shots to Them.

Millions of older Americans, chronically ill and trapped at home, pose a big challenge to inoculation efforts. Doctors are on it.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #doctors, #elder-care, #long-island-ny, #northwell-health, #nursing-and-nurses, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-science

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I Brought My Mother Home to Ireland

Near the lichen-mottled bottom of the family headstone, a single new line appears in the slate gray.

#cemeteries, #families-and-family-life, #galway-ireland, #ireland, #long-island-ny

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Suburban Home Sales Soar in the New York Region

Lines of cars at open houses and multiple offers above the asking price, often all cash, have become a regular occurrence.

#connecticut, #long-island-ny, #manhattan-nyc, #new-jersey, #new-york-city, #new-york-metropolitan-area, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #westchester-county-ny

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Doctor Who Prescribed Pain Pills Is Charged With 5 Counts of Murder

The prosecution on Long Island is one of several across the nation that seek to hold doctors criminally accountable for opioid-related deaths.

#drug-abuse-and-traffic, #george-blatti, #long-island-ny, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #nassau-county-ny, #opioids-and-opiates, #oxycontin-drug, #pain-relieving-drugs, #press-democrat, #singas-madeline

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Sourdough on Shabbat? Inside the City’s Kosher Food Revolution

Young observant Jews are stretching the boundaries of traditional cuisine.

#cooking-and-cookbooks, #jews-and-judaism, #kosher-foods-and-products, #lawrence-ny, #long-island-ny, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores

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Wreckage of T.W.A. Flight 800 to Be Destroyed Years After Explosion

The National Transportation Safety Board said it no longer needed to use a reconstruction of the plane brought down in one of the deadliest crashes in U.S. history.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #boeing-company, #long-island-ny, #national-transportation-safety-board, #trans-world-airlines-twa

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Bellport, N.Y.: A Village With Extraordinary Privileges

What does it mean to own property there? For starters, automatic membership in the country club and ferry rides to an exclusive beach on Fire Island.

#bellport-ny, #fire-island-ny, #long-island-ny, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #suffolk-county-ny

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How a Strangely Shaped Summer House Revived One Artist’s Practice

In the aftermath of loss, Jason Bard Yarmosky sought refuge within an unusual 1950s home on the shore of Long Island — and found both respite and inspiration.

#architecture, #art, #content-type-personal-profile, #geller-andrew-1924-2011, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #long-island-ny, #yarmosky-jason-bard

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Robert Maraj, Father of Nicki Minaj, Is Killed in Hit and Run, Police Say

He died at a hospital on Saturday after being struck on Friday evening in Mineola, N.Y., on Long Island, the authorities said.

#deaths-obituaries, #hit-and-run-drivers, #long-island-ny, #minaj-nicki, #mineola-ny, #robert-maraj

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‘I Am Blown Away’: Strangers Are Helping Strangers Get Vaccinated

After snagging appointments for themselves or their parents, some New Yorkers have joined a growing movement to assist others.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #long-island-ny, #new-york-city, #vaccination-and-immunization, #volunteers-and-community-service

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Ticket Brokers Agree to Pay Millions in Scalping Settlements

The settlements are the first enforcement actions brought under the Better Online Ticket Sales Act, which was designed to prevent brokers from buying large numbers of tickets.

#cartisim-corp, #computers-and-the-internet, #concert-specials-inc, #e-commerce, #federal-trade-commission, #just-in-time-tickets-inc, #justice-department, #long-island-ny, #music, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #ticket-scalping

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Edward Burns Returns to Long Island with ‘Bridge and Tunnel’

Set in a 1980s version of his hometown, the filmmaker’s new Epix series captures the post-college period when “you’re not quite an adult but no longer a kid,” he said.

#actors-and-actresses, #bridge-and-tunnel-tv-program, #burns-edward, #content-type-personal-profile, #epix, #long-island-ny, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #television

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New Yorkers Who Fled Virus Are Returning Home, Warily

Tens of thousands of New Yorkers left the city when the pandemic struck and spent months living elsewhere. What did they learn?

#brooklyn-nyc, #families-and-family-life, #long-island-ny, #lynchburg-va, #new-jersey, #new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate

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Sandra Lindsay, the First to Be Vaccinated, Hopes to Persuade Skeptics

Sandra Lindsay, a nurse at a Queens hospital, was the first person in the United States to be vaccinated. She wanted to “inspire people who look like me.”

#black-people, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hospitals, #long-island-ny, #new-york-state, #northwell-health, #nursing-and-nurses, #queens-nyc, #sandra-lindsay, #vaccination-and-immunization

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A Gym Is Where You Work Out. Everything Else Is Optional.

Forced to close its physical location because of the pandemic, a Long Island gym has adapted to its members’ settings and abilities, creating an entirely new type of fitness community.

#content-type-personal-profile, #diet-and-nutrition, #exercise, #guerrero-dennis-1990, #health-clubs, #home-fitness, #long-island-ny, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #videophones-and-videoconferencing

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Police Break Up 400-Person Party at Long Island Mansion

Flouting the state’s pandemic restrictions on gatherings, hundreds of people flocked to a castle-like estate in Brookhaven on Sunday night.

#brookhaven-ny, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #long-island-ny, #parties-social, #police-department-suffolk-county-ny, #quarantines

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Even Without Peter King, G.O.P. Retains His House Seat in New York

Andrew Garbarino, a Republican state assemblyman, defeated Jackie Gordon, overcoming a Democratic edge in voter enrollment.

#democratic-party, #elections-house-of-representatives, #garbarino-andrew, #gordon-jackie, #king-peter-t, #long-island-ny, #new-york-state, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Cuomo Blames de Blasio as Strains Mount Over N.Y. Democrats’ Showing

New York State Republicans used images of boarded-up businesses and of Mayor Bill de Blasio to persuade voters to vote for their candidates.

#democratic-party, #elections-house-of-representatives, #elections-state-legislature, #long-island-ny, #new-york-state, #new-york-state-democratic-committee, #politics-and-government, #republican-party

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Trump’s Weakened Hold on Long Island Leaves King, Zeldin Seats at Risk

Peter King is leaving Congress, and Lee Zeldin could be vulnerable. The elections in the two districts will be “a referendum on Trump,” a strategist said.

#democratic-party, #elections-house-of-representatives, #garbarino-andrew, #gordon-jackie, #goroff-nancy, #house-of-representatives, #king-peter-t, #long-island-ny, #new-york-state, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #suffolk-county-ny, #zeldin-lee-m

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Trump’s Weakened Hold on Long Island Puts 2 G.O.P. House Seats at Risk

Peter King is leaving Congress, and Lee Zeldin could be vulnerable. The elections in the two districts will be “a referendum on Trump,” a strategist said.

#democratic-party, #elections-house-of-representatives, #garbarino-andrew, #gordon-jackie, #goroff-nancy, #house-of-representatives, #king-peter-t, #long-island-ny, #new-york-state, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #suffolk-county-ny, #zeldin-lee-m

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Facing 200 Abuse Claims, The Roman Catholic Diocese of Rockville Centre Seeks Bankruptcy

The move by the Diocese of Rockville Centre on Long Island came after numerous lawsuits were filed under the Child Victims Act.

#bankruptcies, #barres-john-o, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #long-island-ny, #new-york-child-victims-act-2019, #roman-catholic-church, #sex-crimes, #suits-and-litigation-civil

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On Long Island, a Beachfront Haven for Black Families

In the 1930s, a group of trailblazing African-Americans bought plots for themselves in Sag Harbor, establishing a close-knit community that’s spanned multiple generations.

#2020-t-design, #black-people, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #long-island-ny, #race-and-ethnicity, #sag-harbor-ny, #sag-harbor-hills-ny

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A Narnia-Inspired Design, on Long Island

A guesthouse remodel is helped by a passion for reading, in particular an escapist book series. Step into the wardrobe, please.

#art, #books-and-literature, #design, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #long-island-ny

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The Gilgo Beach Murders Were a Cold Case. Then a New Police Chief Arrived.

After a decade of little movement in a series of killings on Long Island, a new sense of urgency.

#federal-bureau-of-investigation, #forensic-science, #genealogy, #gilgo-beach-ny, #ill-be-gone-in-the-dark-one-womans-obsessive-search-for-the-golden-state-killer-book, #long-island-ny, #lost-girls-movie, #lost-girls-an-unsolved-american-mystery-book, #mcnamara-michelle-1970-2016, #police-department-suffolk-county-ny, #serial-murders, #sex-crimes

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This Island Has No Bridges. Can It Survive With No Ferries?

On Shelter Island, private ferries are the only way to reach the mainland. With a greatly reduced tourist season, they might be out of business soon.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #ferries, #fire-island-ferries-inc, #long-island-ny

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Drones, Hooks and Blood: Secrets of the Shark Fishermen of Long Island

‘I don’t want to encourage other people to do this.’

#animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #environmental-conservation-department-nys, #fishing-sport, #long-island-ny, #national-oceanic-and-atmospheric-administration, #sharks

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Suburban Home Sales Boom as People Move Out of N.Y.C.

Buyers worried about the health risks of living in packed urban neighborhoods seek the space and land the city can’t provide.

#billie-jean-king-national-tennis-center, #brooklyn-nyc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dowse-michael-sports-executive, #long-island-ny, #maplewood-nj, #new-york-city, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #suburban-life, #suburbs, #tennis, #united-states-open-tennis, #united-states-tennis-assn

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Will the U.S. Open Show Big Events Can Return to New York?

The city is used to holding so many big events, but what is possible with the coronavirus? As the United States Open begins on Monday under a microscope, the answer could be at hand.

#ashe-arthur-stadium, #djokovic-novak, #long-island-ny, #national-tennis-center, #new-york-city, #tennis, #united-states-open-tennis

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Homes for Sale in New Jersey and Long Island

This week’s properties include a four-bedroom in Stockton, N.J., and a five-bedroom in Nesconset, N.Y.

#long-island-ny, #nesconset-ny, #new-jersey, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #stockton-nj

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A Summer of No-Contact Rescues: How Lifeguards Have Changed Their Ways

Guards have tested positive. After-work parties are frowned upon. The pandemic has upended lifeguarding.

#avalon-nj, #beaches, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #lifeguards, #long-island-ny, #new-york-city, #rescues, #summer-season, #swimming

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Restricting Beach Access to Residents Only

Fearing the spread of Covid-19, some cities in Connecticut and Long Island are trying to keep nonresidents off the sand, butting up against legal mandates that require them to maintain public access.

#beaches, #connecticut, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fairfield-county-conn, #jones-beach-ny, #long-island-ny, #nassau-county-ny, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #southampton-ny

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5 Ways the Coronavirus Has Changed Suburban Real Estate

Thousands of New Yorkers left the city and headed to the suburbs during the pandemic, and real estate there hasn’t been the same since.

#bergen-county-nj, #coronavirus-reopenings, #fairfield-county-conn, #greenwich-conn, #long-island-ny, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #westchester-county-ny

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‘Just Let Those Kids Dance’: Finding a Way for the Show to Go On

For dance students, the annual recital is the biggest event of the year. Whether in parks or in parking lots, some studios are determined to make it happen in a pandemic year.

#alameda-county-calif, #ballet-folklorico-mexico-danza, #columbus-ohio, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #dancing, #hayward-calif, #integral-ballet, #long-island-ny, #nferno-performing-arts-center, #northpointe-dance-academy, #the-nutcracker-ballet

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How Do You Define Rosé?

These very different bottles raised questions about whether to group by color or by how the wines are made.

#arnot-roberts, #long-island-ny, #rose-wine, #wines

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Beaches and Swimming During Covid: Only For the Rich?

History is repeating itself as pools, beaches and clubs open — but mostly for the privileged few.

#beaches, #black-people, #connecticut, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #greenwich-conn, #long-island-ny, #new-york-city, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #quarantines, #race-and-ethnicity, #summer-season, #swimming, #united-states

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Beach Towns Have a Message for New York City Residents: Go Away

Annoyed by the city’s decision to keep its shoreline closed, officials in nearby areas are limiting beach access to keep outsiders at bay.

#beaches, #city-council-nyc, #coastal-areas, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #de-blasio-bill, #long-beach-ny, #long-island-ny, #new-jersey, #new-york-city, #rockaway-beach-queens-ny, #shutdowns-institutional

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First They Fled the City. Now They’re Building $75,000 In-Ground Pools

When the going gets tough, the rich buy oases.

#amagansett-ny, #cape-cod-mass, #connecticut, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #long-island-ny, #summer-season, #swimming-pools

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Screams in a Park, a Body With a Tattoo and MS-13 Is Now Accused

New federal charges accuse members of the gang of committing murders in a Queens park, on a subway platform and outside a residential home.

#donoghue-richard-p-1967, #gangs, #long-island-ny, #mara-salvatrucha-ms-13, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #queens-nyc

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Small Farms in N.Y. Are Experiencing a Surprising Boom. Here’s Why.

When the restaurants closed, factory farms lost their customers. Local produce is suddenly in demand.

#agriculture-and-farming, #community-supported-agriculture, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #crescent-duck-farm, #hudson-river-valley-ny, #local-food, #long-island-ny, #new-york-city, #organic-foods-and-products, #peconic-escargot-cutchogue-ny, #restaurants, #union-square-greenmarket

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What is Kawasaki Disease? Children and Ailment Related to Coronavirus

No children are known to have died so far, but several have ended up in intensive care with mysterious symptoms that include enlarged coronary arteries.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hospitals, #kawasaki-disease, #long-island-ny, #new-york-city

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Children Are Falling Ill With a Baffling Ailment Related to Covid-19

No children are known to have died so far, but several have ended up in intensive care with mysterious symptoms that include enlarged coronary arteries.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hospitals, #kawasaki-disease, #long-island-ny, #new-york-city

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Grandma Rocket, the Virus and a Family Whose Love Bridged 2,500 Miles

A matriarch to generations, both in the United States and Colombia, she struggled with the coronavirus on a ventilator. They gathered online and in the I.C.U. to prepare for the end.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #death-and-dying, #families-and-family-life, #life-sustaining-support-systems-withdrawal-of, #long-island-ny, #new-york-city, #north-shore-university-hospital, #northwell-health, #religion-and-belief, #respiratory-distress-syndrome, #ventilators-medical

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Nearly All Patients Hospitalized With Covid-19 Had Chronic Health Issues, Study Finds

Only 6 percent of patients at one New York area health system had no chronic conditions. Hypertension, obesity and diabetes were common.

#china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #diabetes, #fever, #hospitals, #immune-system, #journal-of-the-american-medical-assn, #long-island-ny, #men-and-boys, #new-york-city, #new-york-metropolitan-area, #northwell-health, #obesity, #research, #ventilators-medical, #women-and-girls, #wuhan-china, #your-feed-science

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