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Long Beach (Nassau, New York)

Long Beach (Nassau, New York)
Long Beach - Riding the waves of a colorful history -- A mayor assassinated by a cop assigned to protect him. Political scandals. Celebrity residents like Bogie and Cagney. And a boardwalk construction project hyped with a parade of elephants.
Photo: Entrepreneur William Reynolds, who billed the city as The Riviera of the East, had a herd of elephants march in from his Dreamland on Coney Island in about 1907, ostensibly to help build the boardwalk, but in reality to generate publicity. (Long Beach Historical and Preservation Society)
Long Beach - Riding the waves of a colorful history -- A mayor assassinated by a cop assigned to protect him. Political scandals. Celebrity residents like Bogie and Cagney. And a boardwalk construction project hyped with a parade of elephants.
Photo: Entrepreneur William Reynolds, who billed the city as The Riviera of the East, had a herd of elephants march in from his Dreamland on Coney Island in about 1907, ostensibly to help build the boardwalk, but in reality to generate publicity. (Long Beach Historical and Preservation Society)
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  • Lachey to host 'High School Musical' reality show

    Lachey to host 'High School Musical' reality show
    Nick Lachey is going back to high school, musically. The 34-year-old singer has signed on to host the upcoming ABC reality show "High School Musical: Summer Session," inspired by the Disney Channel phenomenon costarring Zac Efron, Ashley Tisdale and...
  • Budget Cuts Mean New LIRR Schedule, Trims To Service

    Budget Cuts Mean New LIRR Schedule, Trims To Service
    Budget cuts mean five weekday trains on three branches and some weekend service to Freeport will be canceled this summer, the LIRR announced Thursday. The new schedule, which takes effect Monday, includes additional revisions on several branches that...
  • Travelers enjoying lower airfares

    With the economy in distress, there may be no cheaper time to travel than this winter as a sharp drop in demand forces airlines, hotels and cruise companies to slash fares, cut rates and lower fees. In what may be a silver lining during a season of...
  • Rell, Others Laud N.Y.'s Rejection Of Broadwater Gas Plant

    Opponents cheered as New York Gov. David Paterson declared Thursday, "The fact is, Broadwater is behind us." But the high-stakes battle over Broadwater Energy's plan to put a massive, floating, natural-gas plant in Long Island Sound isn't over yet. The...
  • JetBlue to delay launch of LAX service

    JetBlue Airways is expected to announce today that because of high fuel costs it is suspending indefinitely its first transcontinental flights from Los Angeles International Airport. The low-fare carrier had planned to start on May 21 operating four...
  • 'California Dreamin' ' by the Mamas and Papas

    'California Dreamin' ' by the Mamas and Papas
    Michelle Phillips remembers 1963 as a year of bone-chill and profound homesickness. The Long Beach native, then 19, had married John Phillips in late 1962 and the two had shuttled off to New York to seek fame with their folk group, the New Frontiersmen....
  • A murky high-def picture

    Pity the Los Angeles residents who lug home pricey high-definition television sets only to find that most of their shows don't look much better. The entertainment capital of the world ranks last among the five biggest U.S. markets in the number of high-...
  • JetBlue to begin flying out of LAX

    Officials at Los Angeles World Airports have persuaded the budget air carrier JetBlue to begin flying out of Los Angeles International Airport, sources familiar with the company's plans said Monday. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is scheduled to appear today...
  • Suozzi, on the long and short of Long Beach

     
    Nassau County Executive Thomas Suozzi was speaking to a group of Baldwin residents Tuesday night and asked for a show of hands on some options for a plot of vacant land. ???Can I vote twice???? one woman asked Suozzi. ???Only......
  • Assembly endorsements: Golisano's picks

     
    The political committee funded by Rochester billionaire Thomas Golisano on Saturday released its endorsements for State Assembly. Many of Long Island???s 21 incumbents received Responsible New York???s nod but not Ginny Fields (D-Oakdale). The committee...
  • Suozzi: Say no to taxes by saying yes to Lighthouse

     
    County Executive Tom Suozzi and Gov. David Paterson. (tomsuozzi.com Photo) One of the truisms about politics is that candidates do not voluntarily put their hand on â??third railâ?? issues, because they can only get hurt. So why did......