Visiting Long Island

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Stories and Tips Long Island

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Great Neck Plaza - A village

Written by Ishtar on 23 Sep, 2001

If you've ever visited Great Neck, you'll agree that the words "plaza" and "village" are hardly appropriate. Great Neck Plaza is one of the few upper-middle class shopping areas that doesn't have its nose up in the air. Its main artery is Middle Neck Road,…Read More

Travels Aboard The Long Island Ferry

Written by PassingBy on 28 Jul, 2004

Ah, the joys of driving to or from Long Island. Who among us hasn't experienced it? What's your favorite now? Is it that stop and go section of I95 around Co-Op City? It's charming, isn't it? What better way to spend an hour staring at…Read More

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Northport Park

Written by naomi on 14 Jul, 2000

Northport is one of those story-book places, where houses are painted in curious colors (one is a beautiful lavender and turquoise--I'm not kidding) and are turn-of-the-century with front porches and rocking chairs. But for all its nostalgia-making, it has a modern twist too, which means…Read More

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General stuff about Cold Spring Harbor

Written by naomi on 14 Jul, 2000

This is an old-world kind of place and has gotten a tad touristy in the past 5 years. But it still has many charms, among them an old-fashioned toy store with inexpensive doo-dads and candy to please any discerning palate. There's a educational toy store,…Read More

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Written by naomi on 14 Jul, 2000

Walking around Huntington is not an exciting ephiphany-inducing activity. It's one of those 'I don't feel like doing anything strenuous' type of ways to spend a day, that appeal to me more and more since I've seen my 30s disappear. Which doesn't mean it's a…Read More

Splish Splash, Shopping, and Dining

Written by VegasLover on 30 Aug, 2005

On a hot summer day, anyone from Long Island and New York City knows that the place to really cool off is Splish Splash water park in Riverhead. Named no. 5 on the Travel Channel’s world’s best water parks, it is Long Island’s gem.…Read More

Montauk Lighthouse

Written by macytank on 08 Jul, 2005

Besides the wineries on Long Island, there are plenty of other attractions to fill your itinerary. The winding drive to the tip of the island has breathtaking views of the ocean and coves and has several stopping points for travelers to get out and take…Read More


Written by naomi on 12 Jul, 2000

Long Island has often been the butt of many a joke. And with ample reason--what with 'Long Island Lolita' for one (let's not go there again, Joey, My Joey) to its endless strip malls and big-hair references. But it's also about middle-class families quietly trying…Read More

Getting To and From Long Beach by Train

Written by kr1st3g on 29 Oct, 2003

Fortunately for the urban surfer, Long Beach is very accessible by public transportation. The Long Island Rail Road runs a train to Long Beach that leaves from Penn Station. The Long Island Rail Road's Long Beach line ends about 1/2 mile from the beach, and…Read More

Hamptons Summer

Written by summerbabe819 on 15 Nov, 2013

If you are wondering where to go for a weekend in the summer, there is no place like the Hamptons. Sure, it is a little pretentious, but that's half the reason we all love it. Wear your best sundresses, espidrilles and floppy hats, its an…Read More

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