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  • Record-setting storm drenches N.Y. area, leaves highways underwater

    Record-setting storm drenches N.Y. area, leaves highways underwater
    Some records are broken. Others are smashed beyond belief. The rain that hit the New York City suburbs late Tuesday and early Wednesday clearly fell into the latter category, dumping a remarkable 13.1 inches of rain in just a few hours. Major highways...
  • Long Island hit by flash floods during rush hour

    Long Island hit by flash floods during rush hour
    NEW YORK — More than a foot of rain hit parts of New York's Long Island on Wednesday, enough to set a preliminary state record, triggering flash floods and swamping cars on major roads that were turned into rivers during the morning rush hour....
  • Snowstorm brings early test for New York's new mayor

    NEW YORK — On his first full day in office Thursday, Mayor Bill de Blasio faced a headache that has bedeviled many a mayor before him virtually every year: a major snowstorm. At a news briefing shortly after swearing in his new police...
  • Snow halts flights at JFK, buries streets; two deaths on East Coast

    NEW YORK -- Flights into and out of John F. Kennedy International Airport were suspended for hours Friday, at least two deaths were reported in the region and New York Mayor Bill de Blasio gave more than 1 million pupils a day off as a winter storm dumped...
  • Perhaps 'Green Parking' Isn't An Oxymoron

    When I first heard the term "green parking," I assumed it was greenwash, pretend environmentalism. I was certain it was an oxymoron; I filed it with "urban renewal project," "Long Island Expressway," "halftime entertainment," "Rell administration," and...
  • Final Farewell For Nassau County Cop Killed During Traffic Stop

    Final Farewell For Nassau County Cop Killed During Traffic Stop
    Friends and family will come together for the funeral service of officer Joseph Olivieri at St. Joseph Church in Ronkonkoma. Over the weekend, a wake was held for Olivieri, who was killed last week on the Long Island Expressway after getting struck by an...
  • Early Winter Storm Delivers More Misery

    Early Winter Storm Delivers More Misery
    Heavy wind, rain, snow and sleet are bringing more misery to people on Long Island and throughout our area.  Driving is not only hazardous, but treacherous. Snow is accumulating on roadways faster than plows can clear them. While still trying to recover...
  • Book review: 'Take One Candle Light a Room'

    Book review: 'Take One Candle Light a Room'
    She's gotta do it: write in the language of the people she knows, filling the pitcher to overflowing. It started with "Aquaboogie," linked stories set in her hometown of Riverside, peopled with her people, perched on the sides of dry river beds, always...
  • Tonight: Susan Straight at the Hammer

     
    Susan Straight appears at the New American Writers series at the Hammer Museum on Wednesday night; she'll be in conversation with Tisa Bryant, a professor of creative writing at CalArts. Straight, who was a National Book Award finalist in 2001......
  • City Left Billboards As Unintentional Graffiti Canvasses: Councilman

    If you have driven on the Long Island Expressway lately, you may have noticed a lot of empty billboards. It's not a reflection of a bad economy, says Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr., it's a reflection of a bad choice by the City. "The City passed a...
  • Daughter Brings DWI Message To Fatal Accident Scene

    Daughter Brings DWI Message To Fatal Accident Scene
    Courtney Rey Ahlsen of Greenlawn, Long Island drove her pick-up truck to the eastbound service road of the Long Island Expressway in Flushing, Queens Monday. She parked near 150th Street and carried a homemade poster to the fence. It read, "In Memory of...