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Long Island Press Top Editor Moving On

My first day at Long Island Press was March 23, 2002—so long ago that, back then, the paper wasn’t even called Long Island Press; it…

10 Bands You Have To See At the 2011 Quiksilver Pro New York Surf Competition

Apparently there’s going to be a surfing competition in Long Beach? That’s pretty cool, but it’s nothing compared to the insane slate of musical acts…


Books: A Dance With Dragons by George R.R. Martin

This year, HBO introduced millions of otherwise fantasy-averse viewers to George R.R. Martin’s complex, rich, densely layered and decidedly adult A Song of Fire and…


Live Music Preview: Sonic Youth at The Williamsburg Waterfront

There’s really no blueprint or precedent for Sonic Youth’s career model: No other band in the history of rock music has a comparable longevity:relevance:excellence ratio….


Smithtown’s Frank Catalanotto Going to Bat for a Good Cause

For former MLB star and Smithtown native Frank Catalanotto, walking…

Cam Maron (right) of the Long Island Astros with teammates Ryan Rusoff (left) and P.J. Lenz (center) at the "Boys of Summer" All-Star Game at Citibank Park (now Bethpage Ballpark) in summer 2007.

Huntington Product Hitting Well in Mets Minors

The tradition of Long Island baseball continues to grow as…