Tag Archives: Long Island

NY Student Gets One-Year Suspension For Trespassing After Defying Orders To Say Home For Remote Lessons

The New York Daily News reports: A Long Island student has been suspended for a year after repeatedly defying his school’s remote learning schedule, insisting that classes should always be held in person — even during a pandemic. Maverick Stow, a senior at William Floyd High School in Mastic Beach, will not be allowed on school grounds for any “school-sponsored …

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Cuomo: Long Island, Westchester Near Open Status

CBS News reports: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said Friday two regions bordering New York City are expected to reopen soon. Long Island and the Mid-Hudson region could reopen next week if deaths continue to decline and their contact tracing programs are in full-swing. As of Friday, the Mid-Hudson region had met five out of seven metrics the state requires …

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County Official: Don’t Touch A Stranger’s Balls [VIDEO]

Mashable reports: Ahead of tennis courts reopening in parts of Long Island, Nassau County Executive Laura Curran emphasized the importance of only handling your own balls. If you and another player are from another household, she explained during a press conference last week, you can touch each others’ balls, but players should otherwise take every precaution to avoid coming in …

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Trump Cultists Hurl Abuse At Local Reporter [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: A local news correspondent was subjected to verbal abuse, threats, and was even stalked while trying to report from a demonstration protesting the lockdown in New York State Thursday. Kevin Vesey, a reporter for News 12 Long Island, posted the footage to his Twitter feed Thursday evening. It depicted an unruly group of protesters, in the Commack section …

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NYC Hospitals Prepare To Resume Elective Surgeries

Politico reports: New York City and Long Island hospitals are preparing to resume elective surgeries, though the Cuomo administration has yet to approve the procedures as the coronavirus continues to tear through the region. Hundreds of New York City patients have been trapped for months in surgical limbo by a blanket hold on the procedures. While the term “elective surgeries” …

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New York’s Long Island Is Latest Coronavirus Hotspot

NBC News reports: The island’s two counties, Nassau and Suffolk, have about 3 million residents combined, but they now have more than 30,000 cases, according to Cuomo. That’s more than 45 states. Cuomo announced on Monday that cases on Long Island have grown at a fast clip, with 1,218 new cases in Nassau for a total of 15,616. Farther east …

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Hamptons Mayors Ask Gov. Cuomo For NYC Travel Ban

The New York Post reports: The Hamptons are so over-run with wealthy New Yorkers panic-buying food and stretching medical supplies that local leaders are now asking Gov. Andrew Cuomo to issue a travel ban from the city. Southold Town Supervisor Scott Russell said, “A new trend is taking place that puts our residents at further risk — people seeking refuge …

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VIRAL VIDEO: Man Disrupts Bagel Shop With Wild Rant About Women Mocking His Shortness On Dating Apps

The New York Daily News reports: A Long Island bagel shop customer was caught on camera lashing out at other patrons in a bizarre tirade about women rejecting him because of his short stature. “Why is it OK for women to say, ‘Oh you’re 5 feet’ on dating sites — you should be dead. That’s OK?” the unidentified Bagel Boss …

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NEW YORK CITY: Hate Crime Charge For Long Island Rail Passenger Caught On Video In Racist Rant [VIDEO]

The New York Daily News reports: The LIRR rider caught on video unleashing a profane and racist rant was charged with a hate crime Wednesday and could end up behind bars for the vile tongue-lashing, officials said Wednesday. Queens DA Richard Brown charged Edward Ruggerio, 58, with menacing as a hate crime for his verbal attack on a fellow passenger …

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LONG ISLAND: Suffolk County Police Department Rejects Trump’s Call For Cops To Brutalize Suspects

The Hill reports: The Suffolk County Police Department said they do not tolerate the “roughing up of prisoners” in response to President Trump’s address to police on Long Island on Wednesday, in which the president said cops should treat subjects violently. “When you see these thugs being thrown into the back of a paddywagon, you just see them thrown in, …

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Queer Nation To Fly Boycott Banner Over Fire Island Pines Businesses

Via press release from Queer Nation: A plane trailing a banner reading “Boycott Hi/Lo Tea! Fight For Full LGBT Rights!” will fly above the beach at Cherry Grove and Fire Island Pines on Sunday, June 7, between 2 pm and 3 pm. The action will underscore the LGBT community’s outrage over the April 20 meeting between Republican presidential candidate Senator …

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Mary Lee Shark Visits The Big Apple

Mary Lee is a tagged Great White shark currently prowling the surf just off Jones Beach. Gothamist calls her a “16-foot-long, 3,500 pound murder machine, with 300 teeth and a lust for the blood of your children.” You can join Mary Lee’s 37K followers on Twitter or track her exact location at OSEARCH. Candygram!

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CHERRY GROVE: Fire Destroys Two Hotels, Gay Nightclub, And Several Residences

A massive fire swept through Cherry Grove’s commercial district on Fire Island last night, destroying several private homes, the Holly House Hotel, and the Grove Hotel, the last of which was home to the famed Ice Palace nightclub. For decades the Ice Palace hosted the Miss Fire Island pageant and served as the kickoff location for the annual Fire Island …

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Fire Island Business District Auctions To Manhattan Hotelier Ian Reisner For $10M

Via the New York Times: A strip of commercial real estate along the harbor in Fire Island Pines sold for $10.1 million at auction on Thursday to developers with plans to continue the revival of a former mecca for closeted gay men. The sale price was well below the $25 million the previous owners sought when they placed it on …

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Radio Station Suspends Hoax Deejays

The two Long Island radio hosts who pulled that anti-gay party invite hoax have been suspended. From the station’s Facebook page: Wednesday, February 12, 2014, the K-98.3 (WKJY) Morning Show with Steve and Leeana aired a story about a girl’s birthday party and one parent’s objection to the same-sex situation of that girl’s parents. After this aired, it was brought …

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Party Invite Story Was A Hoax

Josh Barro called it – that party invite story that made headlines a few days ago was a hoax pulled by two radio hosts at the Long Island station that first publicized it. The alleged homophobic note sent by a mother in response to a birthday invite from two gay dads was apparently all just a hoax concocted by a …

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Long Island Mom Nastily Rejects Party Invite From Child With Two Dads
UPDATE: Josh Barro Calls Shenanigans

Long Island radio station K98 has posted the above to their Facebook page with this message: Steve & Leeana [radio hosts] got this from a set of dads in Baldwin who were really upset over how one mom, Beth, chose to respond to their daughter’s birthday party invite. Do you think she was right to write this? Would a simple …

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Sean Hannity To Sell Long Island Home

Just days after he declared that he was leaving New York because Gov. Cuomo doesn’t like “extreme conservatives,” Sean Hannity has put one of his Long Island mansions on the market for $3.6M. The gated 2.05-acre home comes with a pool, observation deck and stairs to the beach, says D’Agostino, who is co-listing the property with Joyce Mennella. “You can …

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NY Official Sworn In By iPad

When it came time for Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano to be sworn in for his second term yesterday, nobody could find a bible. Therefore Mangano took his oath on an iPad with a bible app on the screen. Sample comments from Teabagistan: “New York is so far left they have probably banned or burned all the Bibles.” “These people …

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NEW YORK: Police Seek Suspect In Murder Of Long Island Gay Man

Police are seeking a suspect in the murder of noted equestrian Ross Reisner (above right), who was shot through the window of his Long Island home on Tuesday as he chatted with his partner of 24 years (above left). Ross Reisner, 50, and Kevin Murray were sitting on a leather couch in the living room at their house in Setauket, …

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