Tag: Long Island (NY)

In Montauk, a Garden Runs Delightfully Amok

THE GRASS THAT blankets the only sizable expanse of lawn in Robin Standefer and Stephen Alesch’s two-acre Montauk garden is about a hand’s width high and grows in lush whorls, like the coat of an English cocker spaniel. Standefer and Alesch — who in 2002 founded the New York-based design studio Roman and Williams (perhaps […]

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A Pit Bull Was Strangled by a Neighbor. Then Came #JusticeforRex.

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. — It began as a small-scale neighborhood dispute between a Shih Tzu and a pit bull named Rex. A goldendoodle soon entered the mix. The trouble did not really begin until the humans got involved. By the time the dust had settled and the police had arrived, the pit bull was dead […]

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Phone Service Problems Leave More Than a Dozen Hospitals Unable to Take Calls

More than a dozen hospitals in and around New York City lost phone service on Friday night, hampering their ability to answer the incoming calls of relatives who were seeking to speak with patients or check on their status. Hospital officials said that there was no danger to patients and that they were making contingency […]

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Every Parent’s Nightmare: A Teenage Girl and an Uber Driver With His Own Plan

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] It was late on a Friday night in a Long Island beach town, and a 15-year-old girl was trying to get home from a party. So, like many teenagers in similar situations, she got in an Uber. The ride-sharing […]

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Weinstein Wants Trial Moved Because of His 11,000 Page Six Mentions

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Harvey Weinstein, the once-powerful movie mogul who put Manhattan’s skyline in the Miramax logo, wants his trial on sexual assault charges moved out of New York City, arguing that the intense media scrutiny makes it impossible for jurors to […]

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Child Sex Abuse: Why the Church and Other N.Y. Institutions Face a Reckoning

Major institutions across New York State, from the Catholic Church to the Boy Scouts of America to elite private schools, are bracing for a deluge of lawsuits now that adults who said they were sexually abused as children will be entitled to pursue formal legal action. New York joined more than a dozen states this […]

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The Stolen Car Was Going 154 M.P.H. Five People Ended Up Dead.

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. — On a short stretch of Route 25, which bisects most of Long Island, the stores and gas stations stop, and all that surrounds the road are trees from the Rocky Point Pine Barrens State Forest. The McCoy family had hit that serene patch in Suffolk County, heading east in their Mazda […]

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