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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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  • Unser Jr. arrested on DWI, reckless driving charges

    Two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Al Unser Jr., who helped bring the Baltimore Grand Prix to the city over Labor Day weekend, was arrested early Thursday morning on charges of drunken driving and reckless driving in New Mexico. Authorities with the...
  • Airport Search Complaints Prompt Calls For On-Site Advocates

    Airport Search Complaints Prompt Calls For On-Site Advocates
    Two New York politicians urged the Transportation Security Administration on Sunday to provide passenger advocates on site at airport screenings after four elderly women complained of intrusive searches by security agents in recent months. Senator...
  • Just where are all the cruise ships this winter?

    Just where are all the cruise ships this winter?
    The winter cruising season is well under way, and that means the southern ports are filling up with returning cruise ships with trips to warmer climes through next April. For those playing at home, here's a roundup by port of which ships are sailing...
  • Bob Hope Airport ranks second on airfare affordability index

    Bob Hope Airport ranks second on airfare affordability index
    A nationwide price survey among the 101 most searched airports on Cheapflights.com found that in June, Bob Hope Airport had the second-lowest average airfare at $248. Long Beach came in first at $223. The airport affordability list was compiled by...
  • Senior Travel: Which airport is 'best?'

    Senior Travel: Which airport is 'best?'
    If you're heading to Buffalo, do you really care if Albuquerque has a "better" airport? That's the big problem I have with those "best airport" surveys you see so often -- they seem to imply that you can choose airports as easily as you choose airlines....
  • John Leonard dies at 69; erudite critic was early champion of Toni Morrison and other writers

    Literary and cultural critic John Leonard, an early champion of Toni Morrison, Gabriel Garcia Marquez and many other authors, and so consumed and so informed by books that Kurt Vonnegut once praised him as "the smartest man who ever lived," has died. He...
  • 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......
  • Assembly gives first passage to Cuomo initiative bill

     
    After two hours of debate, the State Assembly today passed a local-government consolidation bill backed by Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, James T. Madore reports. The measure has sparked controversy. Volunteer firefighters, mayors and special district...
  • 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...
  • 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...