For many New Yorkers, summer means weekends on Fire Island — it’s what gets them through the work week, the heat and humidity, the subway and the crowded city streets. Closer than the Hamptons — and pleasantly lacking in pretension and a social caste system — this barrier island off the coast of Long Island is made up of 17 communities that have each developed their own personality.
Simon & Schuster authors Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen, of The Fire Island Cookbook, share their favorite Fire Island dining spots.
The fire gutted the Pavilion, a popular Fire Island nightspot, and La Fountaine as well as some other businesses in the main commercial area and also spread to a nearby home.
Police say 22 tips have come in since the sketches were released on Tuesday.
On Long Island, about 89,000 customers remain in the dark as of Thursday night, but there is some power progress being made.
Tropical Storm Irene walloped Long Island over the weekend with the winds causing major problems after knocking down trees and power lines.
Those most directly impacted include residents who live south of Sunrise Highway between the Queens line and Rockville Center, south of Merrick Road from Rockville center to the Suffolk County border and low-lying areas on the north shore.
Westhampton Beach mayor Conrad Teller was in the third grade during the Great New England Hurricane in 1938. Recalling the storm, which left 50 people dead, Teller says, unlike Hurricane Irene, no one knew what was about to hit.
Authorities say the body of a swimmer who was reported missing off Fire Island has been recovered on a beach.
Authorities say three people are injured after a water taxi collided with a private boat off Fire Island.
Getting a high school class ring is a rite of passage, but a New York woman lost hers more than three decades ago in the ocean. On Sunday night, she has it back – thanks to Facebook.
Fire Island, located along the Long Island shore, is New Yorkers’ place to be in the summer time. The long main island surrounded by several small islands can be reached by a ferry ride across the Great South Bay of Long Island.