| Aug 29, 2014
| 3:22 PM
The other night, I made a rare airport run. Our niece from Chicago is visiting for the long weekend, and rather than send a car, we fought through both U.S. Open and Mets traffic to pick her up at LaGuardia Airport.
Regular readers know my views of U.S....
| Aug 13, 2014
| 11:42 AM
Some records are broken. Others are smashed beyond belief. The rain that hit the New York City suburbs late Tuesday and early Wednesday clearly fell into the latter category, dumping a remarkable 13.1 inches of rain in just a few hours.
| Aug 13, 2014
| 7:06 PM
NEW YORK — More than a foot of rain hit parts of New York's Long Island on Wednesday, enough to set a preliminary state record, triggering flash floods and swamping cars on major roads that were turned into rivers during the morning rush hour....
| Jan 2, 2014
| 8:08 PM
NEW YORK — On his first full day in office Thursday, Mayor Bill de Blasio faced a headache that has bedeviled many a mayor before him virtually every year: a major snowstorm.
At a news briefing shortly after swearing in his new police...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 8:03 AM
NEW YORK -- Flights into and out of John F. Kennedy International Airport were suspended for hours Friday, at least two deaths were reported in the region and New York Mayor Bill de Blasio gave more than 1 million pupils a day off as a winter storm dumped...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 4:14 PM
When I first heard the term "green parking," I assumed it was greenwash, pretend environmentalism. I was certain it was an oxymoron; I filed it with "urban renewal project," "Long Island Expressway," "halftime entertainment," "Rell administration," and...
| Oct 22, 2012
| 5:20 AM
Friends and family will come together for the funeral service of officer Joseph Olivieri at St. Joseph Church in Ronkonkoma.
Over the weekend, a wake was held for Olivieri, who was killed last week on the Long Island Expressway after getting struck by an...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 7:54 PM
Heavy wind, rain, snow and sleet are bringing more misery to people on Long Island and throughout our area. Driving is not only hazardous, but treacherous. Snow is accumulating on roadways faster than plows can clear them. While still trying to recover...
| Oct 12, 2010
She's gotta do it: write in the language of the people she knows, filling the pitcher to overflowing. It started with "Aquaboogie," linked stories set in her hometown of Riverside, peopled with her people, perched on the sides of dry river beds, always...
| Dec 1, 2010
| 9:33 PM
Susan Straight appears at the New American Writers series at the Hammer Museum on Wednesday night; she'll be in conversation with Tisa Bryant, a professor of creative writing at CalArts. Straight, who was a National Book Award finalist in 2001......
| Jun 22, 2011
| 7:29 PM
If you have driven on the Long Island Expressway lately, you may have noticed a lot of empty billboards.
It's not a reflection of a bad economy, says Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr., it's a reflection of a bad choice by the City.
"The City passed a...
| Jul 4, 2011
| 7:01 PM
Courtney Rey Ahlsen of Greenlawn, Long Island drove her pick-up truck to the eastbound service road of the Long Island Expressway in Flushing, Queens Monday. She parked near 150th Street and carried a homemade poster to the fence. It read, "In Memory of...