The New York Cosmos hope to build a privately financed 25,000-seat stadium in the shadow of Belmont Racetrack. (Photo: Handout)

Cosmos Pushing Hard For 25,000-Seat Stadium Near Belmont Park

The Islanders are moving to Brooklyn, but will Long Island soon gain a professional soccer team? The New York Cosmos have big plans for a soccer stadium on the Queens/Nassau County border.


Racing at Belmont Park. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Officials Announce Heightened Security Measures For Belmont Stakes

Backpacks, coolers, luggage and large bags are banned from going beyond the parking lot of the race track.


The sketch of a man who police say impersonated a UPS worker to burglarize a home in Elmont (credit: Nassau County Police)

Police Release Sketch Of Suspect Who Posed As UPS Worker In Elmont Burglary

The suspect was holding a box and wearing a brown UPS jacket, jeans and a brown skull cap when he rang the doorbell of a home on Barbara Street shortly before 3 p.m. Tuesday, police said.


UPS Logo

Police: UPS Impersonator Bound Women, Burglarized L.I. Home

The suspect was holding a box and wearing a brown UPS jacket, jeans and a brown skull cap when he rang the doorbell of a home on Barbara Street shortly before 3 p.m. Tuesday, police said.


Lorraine Bianchini and Thomas McKinley (credit: Nassau County Police)

Police: Husband And Wife Sold Heroin From Elmont Home

Thomas McKinley, 53, and his wife Lorraine Bianchini, 61, were arrested Monday around 12:30 p.m. during an undercover operation, police said.


Andrew Schreier (credit: Nassau County Police)

Nassau Cops: Elmont Teen Impersonated An Officer, Charged With Menacing

Andrew Schreier was behind the wheel when he pulled alongside another car, pulled out a gold badge, and said “I’m a cop, and I’ll give you tickets,” according to Nassau County police.


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Two Found Shot Dead In Elmont Home

There was a 46-year-old woman and a 58-year-old man. Police are withholding their names, pending family notification.


Proposed Cosmos stadium at Belmont Park (credit: Spectorgroup / Populous / Cameron)

New York Cosmos Planning New Soccer Stadium At Belmont Park Racetrack

The proposal also includes plans for restaurants, retail space, a hotel and a park. It would be built in a corner of the Elmont property that borders New York City.


Police guard the entrance of Elmont Memorial High School after a report of a suspicious person in the area. (credit: Glenn Schuck/1010 WINS)

Lockdown Lifted At Elmont Memorial High School After Report Of Suspicious Person

The lockdown was put into effect around 8:15 a.m. after police received a call around 7:40 a.m. from a woman who said she saw a male teenager with a backpack and a lime green gun.


Wilfred Labossiere (credit: Nassau County Police Department)

Police: Far Rockaway Man Charged With Second Degree Murder In Monday Morning Shooting

Police charged Wilfred Labossiere, 31, of 306 Beach 19th Street in Far Rockaway with second degree murder, assault and criminal possession of a weapon.


Fouad Elmaria

Long Island Gas Station Owner Charged With Gouging Customers

An Elmont, Long Island, gas station owner was arrested this weekend, after police allegedly caught him charging higher prices than what appeared on his signs, according to a published report.


A shopper prepares for Sandy at the Home Depot in Yonkers - Oct. 26, 2012 (credit: Monica Miller / WCBS 880)

Shoppers Stock Up On Food, Supplies As Hurricane Sandy Approaches

Hurricane Sandy is headed for the East Coast and people are stocking up and battening down the hatches.


Home Depot in Elmont, Long Island - Oct. 17, 2012 (credit: Sophia Hall / WCBS 880)

Long Island Home Depot Customers Return Despite Bomb Scare

When some people need home improvement supplies, even the threat of violence can’t keep them away.


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Suspicious Package Forces Evacuation of Home Depot, Plaza In Elmont

A Home Depot in Nassau County was evacuated Wednesday after a suspicious device was found days after a pipe bomb was discovered in another of the retail giant’s stores in Suffolk County.


The suspect in the robbery at Zoo-Rama Pets - Elmont, NY (credit: Zoo-Rama Pets)

Video Shows Thief Stuffing Tiny Pomeranian Down His Pants At Elmont Pet Store

A pint-sized pooch was stolen from a Long Island pet store, and it was all caught on video.