The East Hampton Historical Society will host its 2021 House & Garden Tour, showcasing some of the finest examples of historic and modern architecture in the Hamptons, on Saturday, November 27th. [Read more…] about 2021 East Hampton House & Garden Tour Set For Nov 27th
Researchers have published the results of their multi-year aerial study investigating six large whale species in the New York Bight, a triangular area of coastal ocean waters between Long Island and New Jersey.
These results provide data on the year-round occurrence of large whales and is expected to help guide conservation efforts to mitigate impacts from anthropogenic threats. [Read more…] about A New Survey of Whales in the New York Bight
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has announced it has deployed the steel barge Shannon C on the Shinnecock Reef as part of the State’s ongoing efforts to enrich New York’s network of artificial reefs.
The artificial reefs are an effort to develop a stronger, more diverse marine ecosystem that could provide better shelter for fish and other marine life off New York’s shores. [Read more…] about The Barge ‘Shannon C’ Scuttled At Shinnecock Artificial Reef
The John and Alice Coltrane Home in the Dix Hills neighborhood of Huntington, on Long Island, NY, was awarded a million dollar grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support the preservation of the house, enhance organizational capacity, and expand programmatic offerings.
The multi-year grant is expected to be used to support rehabilitation of the home where great works of twentieth-century music were created, and to hire a full-time executive director to lead the project. The home is where jazz saxophonist John Coltrane lived from 1964 until his death in 1967 and in which he composed A Love Supreme. [Read more…] about Historic John Coltrane Home Gets $1M Grant
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has announced emergency temporary shellfish closures are in effect for areas of Nassau and Suffolk counties due to the extremely heavy rainfall and extraordinary amounts of stormwater runoff and localized street flooding on October 26th and October 27th.
DEC temporarily closes specific areas that exceed certain rainfall amounts to prevent the harvest of potentially contaminated shellfish and to protect public health. [Read more…] about Storm Closes Shellfish Harvest at Long Island
In her first book, The Lost Boys of Montauk: The True Story of the Wind Blown, Four Men Who Vanished at Sea, and the Survivors They Left Behind (Gallery Books, 2021), journalist Amanda Fairbanks documents the story of the Wind Blown and the men who lost their lives aboard it in 1984 off the east end of Long Island.
Piecing the story together over years of interviews and research, she unraveled a history of close-knit communities, from the working class east end to the wealthy upper east side. She also found a complicated tale of relationships and personalities that still absorbs people in the community to this day. [Read more…] about 1984 Wreck of the Wind Blown Off Long Island
The Nassau County Historical Society will host “Long Island Dirt: Recovering our Buried Past through Historical Archaeologies,” a talk on the archaeology of the two Native American Indian reservations on Long Island — the Shinnecock Reservation in Southampton and the Unkechaug’s Poospatuck Reservation in Mastic, set for Sunday, September 19th. [Read more…] about Uncovering Long Island’s Native Past Through Archaeology
Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has announced the intentional scuttling of the vessel Big Time on the Fire Island Reef as part of the State’s ongoing efforts to expand New York’s network of artificial reefs.
This effort is designed to develope a stronger, more diverse marine ecosystem and provide shelter for fish and other marine life off New York’s shores. [Read more…] about DEC Scuttles Vessel ‘Big Time’ to Enhance Fire Island Artificial Reef
The new Hashamomuck Marine Waterway Access Site is now open in the town of Southold, on Long Island.
The site is DEC’s first and only unrestricted waterway access site on the Peconic Bay and will provide public fishing and recreational boating access to this popular waterbody. [Read more…] about Hashamomuck Marine Waterway Access Site Now Open
We finish out our special three-part series on Long Island’s Vietnam veterans by looking at a second battle they faced in the years after the war: the effects of Agent Orange. By the late 1970s the effects of this chemical defoliant were becoming known and veterans began to mobilize. [Read more…] about The Agent Orange Trial: Long Island Legal History