She wore white; a simple dress with rosebuds at the waist, pearl dots sewn down the skirt, and cloth covered buttons lined the back. She walked slowly in precession up the church aisle, hands clasped together in prayer fashion, in innocence.
Driving west on Woodbury Road approaching the Seaford Oyster Bay Expressway overpass, a large red bow hugs a 30-foot oak tree on the north side…
Holiday angst! It’s already begun—from the minute that Thanksgiving turkey goes into the oven to the champagne toast ringing in the New Year…
In the morning, Marcy Rappaport, a 41-year-old single mother, gets ready for work at AHRC Nassau, where she is employed as a service coordinator for mentally challenged adults. It’s the heart of summer…
In the morning, Marcy Rappaport, a 41-year-old single mother, gets ready for work at AHRC Nassau, where she is employed as a service coordinator for mentally challenged adults…
When members of a book club in Sands Point became fascinated with books about life behind bars, they didn’t stop with reading. They wanted to talk with the authors, too.
Friday, Marie Goretti Ukeye will board a jet with six friends, five from Long Island, on a journey to her beloved home country of Rwanda.
“Feel that speed?” Al Cerullo asks as he pilots a helicopter 20 feet over New York’s Upper Bay at the Narrows. “The closer to the water, the more you feel it.”
“Hello New York!” screams Long Island’s Greg Raposo, welcoming a raucous crowd of hundreds in a downstairs studio at Webster Hall in Manhattan.
Striking a low F sharp note off a Korg synthesizer doesn’t do the trick.
Ronald Primas doesn’t play one on TV—he’s a real doctor to the rich and famous, and he makes house calls!
In America, almost every inch of space is an open canvas to advertise on—even the blue sky. “W E L…I bet it’s welcome,” says Eric Platow of Massapequa, guessing as giant white, billowy letters…
In Lessons in Chemistry debut novel by Bonnie Garmus, Elizabeth Zott uniquely forges her way through single motherhood and into readers’ hearts.
In Love Sold Separately, Ellen Meister weaves a mystery with heart and has us rooting for Dana to the last page.
The Sun and Her Stars: Salka Viertel and Hitler’s Exiles in the Gold Age of Hollywood is a fascinating biography of Salka’s incredible life. She wrote many screen plays during the Golden Age of Hollywood.
What is smell? Is it the actual fragrances, the physical structures of our nose, or the olfactory brain lobes that produce the sensation?
Imagine you are a child having trouble hearing words in the proper context as in Auditory Processing Disorder (APD)?
“Aren’t the holidays so stressful? You have to make a concentrated effort to take time for yourself,” says Mariel Hemingway, actress, writer, yogi and mother.
The season started with a cold, windy May afternoon on the first day of shooting at Port-Washington-turned-Pine-Valley Yacht Club.
The next time you go to the dentist or undergo surgery, you might be surprised that along with Novocain or anesthesia you may be treated with a new medical procedure, that’s actually ancient—music…
While I was writing recently for Newsday.com, the editor asked me to upload video off a Flip camera onto TwitVid.
On Saturday, March 25, 1911, near closing time after a long 12-hour day, a fire ignited on one of the floors of The Triangle Shirtwaist Company, located on Washington Place in Manhattan.
She wakes at dawn. She brews a pot of coffee, carefully placing the cast iron pot filled with water and coffee grains on top of burning wood in the fireplace…
Soybeans and cornmeal kept the eldest member of the American Legion Post 175, Arnold Bocksel, alive through three-and-a-half grueling years as a prisoner of war in various Philippine war camps during WWII…
In 1978, Mary M. and I saw the movie of the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band starring Peter Frampton and the Bee Gees.
East meets west! Fusion cuisine blends two elements in one dish…
True Italian cuisine offers a veritable feast for the palate.
I just graduated from college again, and I’m poking 50 with a toothpick.
Chris Byrd advised, “Westermann’s good for you. It’s all plot,” after I read at the fall 2011 MFA Student Speaks. Embarrassed, I asked. “Who is he?”