Fire Island

Boat in front of a home in Merrick, Long Island. (credit: CBS 2)

Superstorm Sandy Leaves Boats Sitting In Front Yards Of L.I. Homeowners

Wednesday was filled with devastation, destruction and depression for those living across Long Island, especially in areas like Merrick and Long Beach.

10/31/2012

Fire Island

Crowds Board Ferries Out Of Fire Island As Hurricane Nears

The resort community of Fire Island was one of the first areas to go under a mandatory evacuation order for Hurricane Sandy Sunday afternoon.

CBS New York–10/29/2012

Subway Closed

NYC Shuts Down Of All Subway And Train Service

At a news conference, Cuomo announced MTA subway service, Metro-North trains and LIRR service will be shut down as of 7 p.m. Sunday. Additionally, final bus service end at 9 p.m.

CBS New York–10/28/2012

Boarded-Up Windows On Long Island (credit: CBS 2)

Red Cross Shelters Open On Long Island; Several Areas Evacuated

Suffolk County officials have called for a mandatory evacuation of Fire Island by 2 p.m. Sunday.

CBS New York–10/28/2012

Long Island Preps

Evacuation Order For Fire Island; Long Island Preps For Worst

A mandatory evacuation order has been issued for Fire Island, as Suffolk County has declared a state of emergency.

CBS New York–10/27/2012

Remains of small plane crash off Fire Island (credit: CBS 2)

Both Bodies Recovered From Small Plane Crash Off Fire Island

Strong tides and darkness hampered the recovery effort but just after 11 p.m. Saturday night, the plane was lifted up out of the water and the bodies of the two victims inside were recovered.

10/21/2012

Plane Crash Generic

Private Plane Goes Down Off Southern Coast Of Long Island

The U.S. Coast Guard was on the scene Saturday afternoon after a small private plane crashed on the Moriches Inlet on the southern coast of Long Island.

CBS New York–10/20/2012

Fire Island Inlet (credit: Google Maps)

Sand At Fire Island Inlet Diverts Boaters

An accumulation of sand has made the popular Fire Island Inlet dangerously shallow, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.

09/21/2012

Photo Credit: sailorshaven.com

Getaway Guide: One Tank Trip To Fire Island

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.

06/30/2012

Photo Credit: Thinkstock

7 Best Restaurants & Eating Destinations On Fire Island

Simon & Schuster authors Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen, of The Fire Island Cookbook, share their favorite Fire Island dining spots.

06/14/2012

The Pavilion's High Tea deck destroyed by fire on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011 (credit: Jordan Cohen/Fire Island News)

Blaze Destroys Several Businesses On Fire Island

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.

11/15/2011

Suffolk County Police released composite sketches of two of the victims found along Ocean Parkway (credit: Handout)

Suffolk County Police Getting Tips In L.I. Serial Killer Case Since Releasing Sketches Of Victims

Police say 22 tips have come in since the sketches were released on Tuesday.

09/22/2011

LI Power

East Meadow Residents Thrilled To Get Power Back After Week Of Darkness

On Long Island, about 89,000 customers remain in the dark as of Thursday night, but there is some power progress being made.

09/01/2011

A Beach Patrol Headquarters used by the City of Long Beach lifeguards was lifted and moved to the boardwalk by the strong winds of Tropical Storm Irene as it swept through Long Island on Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011. (credit: Kathy Kmonicek/AP)

Long Island Cleaning Up After Irene Passes; Thousands Still Without Power

Tropical Storm Irene walloped Long Island over the weekend with the winds causing major problems after knocking down trees and power lines.

08/29/2011

An official at OEM headquarters in Nassau at screen showing projected flood areas (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

County Exec Mangano Orders 300,000 Residents Out Of Nassau County ASAP

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.

08/26/2011

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