Andrew Eichenholz: When fans walk through the doors directly behind section 218 and 117 at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, the surroundings may not seem like much. Fans only have one more season of that very experience before the team heads to Brooklyn’s Barclays Center for the 2015-2016 season.
42 is a number associated with greatness in sports. From Jackie Robinson, one of the most influential athletes of all time to the likes of basketball player James Worthy, nothing bad is associated with those digits. The same holds on Long Island, as 42 miniature steps down towards the ice from those very doors bring fans to arguably one of the coolest sights in sports.
Arriving at 6:20 p.m. for a 7:00 p.m. game rewards the early birds with the sight of a lion. Not quite literally, but as the lines of the New York Islanders stood idle around the blue line, masks protecting their image from their view, one thing stood out. Skating circles around backup goalie Chad Johnson, who was warming up for his start against the Dallas Stars, was a player projecting an image of strength for Long Island’s team...MORE (eyesonisles.com)
UNIONDALE, N.Y. — Drivers, start your nostalgia.
The fadeaway of the suburban Islanders has begun, with a mixture of love and angst on display in those faded Nystrom 23 jerseys.
The formerly great franchise is in transition, in ownership and in home base. Some franchises vanish suddenly in the off-season, like the Colts being spirited out of Baltimore one snowy night in March 1984, but the Islanders are doing it publicly, in slow motion, with 41 home games this season.
You’ve likely driven past legendary scientist Nikola Tesla’s lab in Shoreham many times in the past. And it’s even more likely you’ve never set foot on the lab’s grounds.
You can change all that from 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 25.
The laboratory, which is being rebuilt into a museum, learning center and business incubator, will open to the public for those three hours that afternoon, when a group of up to 30 Tesla car owners from the mid-Atlantic region are expected to visit and volunteer in cleanup efforts.
Event organizers have billed it as the first time the public has ever been allowed to tour the historic lab’s grounds located off Route 25A at the end of Tesla Street...MORE (SuffolkTimes.com)
A giant whale washed up on a Long Island beach last week sporting bite marks “bigger than a Chihuaha,” wildlife officials said.
The 58-foot fin whale was found this week in Riverhead, New York, missing post of its skin and showing advanced signs of decomposition. But officials also noted that the whale had giant bite marks on its body.
Wildlife officials said the bite marks likely came from something enormous in the sea.
The bite marks were “indicating that large sea animals, possibly a shark, had fed on the carcass post-mortem,” said Kim Durham of the Riverhead Foundation...MORE (Inquisitr.com)
Micah Danney liherald.com October 8, 2014
Before Valley Stream was named for the waterway that cuts through it, it was part of Fosters Meadow, an agricultural community mostly populated by farmers of German heritage.
The area bore several other monikers before the village was incorporated in 1925, but the Fosters Meadow period was the focus of historian Raymond Hoeffner’s presentation to the Valley Stream Historical Society on Sept. 17 at the Valley Stream Community Center.
The community formed in the 1850’s, Hoeffner said. Its residents were what were known as market or truck farmers because they would bring their wares to the cities of Brooklyn and New York on wagons and eventually motorized vehicles, piled high with produce. One of those farmers, George Reisert, worked a plot of land located roughly around where the Green Acres Mall is now. That farm was eventually sold to Curtiss Airfield, which operated until 1933...MORE (liherald.com)
Hempstead, NY - The Hofstra Baseball team will hold its annual Blue-Gold World Series this Friday, Saturday and Sunday to wrap up the fall baseball season. Friday’s game one will start at 3 p.m., while Saturday and Sunday’s games will begin at 12 p.m. MORE (Hofstra U)
To Elected County Officials-
Nassau County has recently expanded its camera based ticket system from Red Light Cameras to School-Zone Speeding Cameras. This petition is to remove all School- Zone Speed cameras in Nassau County, NY.
1) School-zone cameras do not relate an individual driver, rather the car owner.
2) There are no local statistics proving their effectiveness in increasing safety near schools. In fact, during most hours of operation, children are on school grounds, not crossing busy roads.
3) These cameras are being installed to raise money, not for safety. They are projected to generate revenue of $25 million per year in Nassau County, NY - a quarter billion dollars during a ten year period.
For 4)-6) and to Sign the Petition Click Here
Concerned Residents of Nassau County
/u/joka86: I made a map of all the apple orchards out east with any pricing info I could acquire(some of the prices are from last year). Make sure you call, check their facebook or website for U-Pick info. Apple Map
My favorites so far are Woodside Orchards and Seven Ponds Orchard. The folks at Woodside are super nice and they are the only place with hard cider. Seven Ponds have a great selection of apple and all the trees are short for easy picking. Both places aren't too packed with people either. Unlike Hank's which was swarming with children and family when I went last year.
I do have to say some of the places are really strict with their bag policy (no personal bags on the orchard) and it's a buzzkill. i.e. Davis Peach Farm. Some places are really pricey too compared to other orchards here and upstate prices.
List of Farms via LongIslandPress.com
DAVIS PEACH FARM Hulse Landing Road, Wading River. 631-929-1115. davispeachfarm.com This farm has been in the business of growing fruity deliciousness for more than a century. As the name suggests, they peaches are their specialty, but they also have more than 20 varieties of apples. They are also known for having one-of-a-kind Sangria mix, fresh pies, live animals and a haunted hayride-designated for the Halloween season. It is also the westernmost place to go apple picking on Long Island. Call for hours, prices and to check apple availability...