Tag Archives: Long Island

Fire Damages Cherry Grove Hotel

Fire Island’s famous Cherry Grove Hotel, home to the Ice Palace nightclub, was severely damaged in a fire last night. The blaze broke out inside a housekeeping shed along the north side of the two story Grove Hotel around 2 a.m. Firefighters from Cherry Grove, the Fire Island Pines, Point O’ Woods, Ocean Bay Park, Ocean Beach, Saltaire and Sayville …

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A Day On Fire Island

Yesterday the Farmboyz and my visiting pal from LA, Jerry, joined me in a lovely trip out to Fire Island. The Farmboyz, strangely enough, had never been, and Jerry hadn’t been in 27 years. And although I’ve spent nine summers in NYC, this was only my third visit. We started the morning with a tour around the houses in the …

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No Prosecution For Wal-Mart Over Black Friday Death Stampede

After a security guard was trampled to death by an unruly mob stampeding the entrance of a Long Island Wal-Mart, many called for the criminal prosecution of the company for staging the pre-dawn “doorbuster” holiday sales event with little security. Yesterday the company evaded charges. Mega-retailer Wal-Mart will avoid criminal prosecution for its role in the fatal post- Thanksgiving Day …

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Gay Youth Center Vandalism Committed By Former Clients

Now we know why it wasn’t classified a hate crime. According to David Kilminick, the executive director of the Long Island gay youth center, two of the men arrested for last week’s vandalism are former clients of the center. From his email: Over three years ago, two of the four people arrested were former clients of LIGALY. The individuals regularly …

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Four Arrests In Gay Youth Center Vandalism, Police Rule: No Hate Crime

Police have made four arrests in last week’s vandalism of the Long Island LGBT Youth Center, but say that the crime was not bias-related. Police arrested three men and a woman, all from Bay Shore, Monday in connection with the vandalism and charged each of them with second-degree criminal mischief. None of the four was charged with a hate crime. …

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Long Island Gay Youth Center Vandalized

Yesterday the already struggling gay youth center in Long Island suffered thousands of dollars in vandalism damage .Via Newsday: Vandalism at a center that serves gay and lesbian youths in Bay Shore is being investigated as a hate crime, Suffolk police said Monday. Police were called Monday morning to the Long Island Gay and Lesbian Youth Center, at 34 Park …

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Family Of Trampled Man Sues Wal-Mart Over Marketing Practices

In a case that may have far-reaching implications regarding the practice of “doorbuster” sales, the family of the Wal-Mart employee killed in the Black Friday stampede on Long Island is suing the company over its marketing tactics. Security should have been better, but advertising also helped kill a temporary worker at Wal-Mart, according to a lawsuit filed by the estate …

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Wal-Mart Stampede Suits Begin

The lawyers are rushing in to the Wal-mart death stampede case and the first lawsuit has already been filed. Yesterday an autopsy revealed that the dead employee died of “positional asphyxiation” or trampling to death. Nassau police released the findings at a news conference in which they also defended themselves from criticism – including allegations of negligence by a father …

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Wal-Mart Death Stampede

It truly is Black Friday. A Wal-Mart worker died after being trampled when hundreds of shoppers smashed through the doors of a Long Island store Friday morning, police and witnesses said. The 34-year-old employee, a temporary maintenance worker, tried to hold back the unruly crowds just after the Valley Stream store opened at 5 a.m. Witnesses said the surging throngs …

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