Nassau County, NY Lifestyle

North Hempstead,

N. Hempstead ban on Ben & Jerry’s sparks backlash

Local elected officials expressed strong opinions against Ben & Jerry’s recent decision to stop selling its ice cream in the West Bank, calling the move dangerous and anti-Israel. An independent Palestinian organization criticized the officials’ reaction, saying their stance infringed on the group’s First Amendment rights. Town of North Hempstead...
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Sands Point,

The Sands Point Preserve

The jewel in the crown of the Nassau County Parks Department. When most of the world was frozen in place by COVID-19 and all that came with it, the Sands Point Preserve was in a unique position to pivot while proving to be a refuge for people seeking a respite from the pandemic. Situated on 216 acres, the Preserve’s huge expanse provided a place for visitors to safely social distance and hit the metaphysical reset button in a way that temporarily banished the emotional heft of the coronavirus, enforced mask-wearing notwithstanding. The estate’s role as an inadvertent outdoor oasis was one it was uniquely suited to play according to Executive Director Beth Horn.
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Nassau County,

Helicopters and marine patrols to monitor Long Island beaches for sharks

NEW YORK - Nassau County is expanding shark patrols at all of its beaches. "Last summer, Nassau County had about 20 shark sightings, which was extremely unusual and started around the same time that we're starting to see them this year," said Nassau County Executive, Laura Curran. "The first sighting close to shore last year was around July 28th. So we are anticipating and preparing for a similar situation this summer."
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Nassau County steps up marine patrols due to shark sightings

It’s a shore thing they’re playing it safe. Nassau County stepped up helicopter and marine patrols following coastal shark sightings on consecutive days. On Thursday, a pair of sand sharks measuring up to five feet in length were spotted at Jones Beach, ABC News reported. A day earlier, a shark was spotted roughly 75 feet off Nickerson Beach.
Glen Cove, NYNewsday

Deep Roots Farmers Market opens at Garvies Point in Glen Cove

If there were an award given to the most picturesque farmers market in Nassau County, Deep Roots would be a finalist. Since early June, local farmers, purveyors and craftspeople have been gathering in Garvies Point, overlooking Glen Cove Creek and Hempstead Bay to the west and high-rises containing newly minted luxury apartments to the south.
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Ben & Jerry’s Divestment From Israel Draws Backlash From Long Island Officials

Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York. Famous Vermont-based ice cream company Ben & Jerry’s announcement Monday that it would stop selling its products in Israeli-occupied Palestinian territories has drawn backlash from Long Island officials who oppose the BDS Movement, which supports businesses divesting from Israel.
New York City,

NYC’s Lost Amusement Parks

Many New Yorkers can remember amusement parks like Nunley’s in Nassau County and perhaps Palisades Amusement Park in New Jersey, yet there were at least 20 amusement parks in New York City’s history, many of which are obscure even to long-time city residents. Some reading may have even attended parks like Freedom Land in the Bronx and Rockaway’s Playland in Queens. As New York City’s amusement parks reopen this summer following a year of pandemic closures, we look at the city’s long history of urban playlands. Throughout New York’s history, amusement parks have had their fair share of economic distress. A majority have at some point suffered from disastrous fires, while others have suddenly closed due to construction projects. Here is our list of lost amusement parks, from the earliest to most recent. Some closed as early as 1899 while others closing a decade ago.
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Garden City Pool News

There is still time to register for a “Summer of Fun” at the Garden City Pool! More than just a standard municipal pool, our facility maintains a club like atmosphere with landscaped grounds, shaded structures and three separate pools, one of which is an interactive play pool for our younger members. Live music, special events, movie nights, senior citizens days, wacky inflatable night, and more await members for the 2021 season! The Pool is great place to meet new people or just relax and enjoy. If you have any questions or want a personal tour of the facility please feel free to stop by between the hours of 11am and 7pm and one of our managers would be happy to show you around the complex. The Garden City Pool’s phone number is 516-465-4072.
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Glen Cove beach closed to bathing due to elevated bacteria levels

Elevated bacteria levels due to runoff have forced the closure of Morgan Sound in Glen Cove to bathing on Friday, the Nassau County Department of Health said. Two other beaches, Philip Haley Beach and Biltmore Beach Club in Massapequa, remained closed on Friday as well — also due to elevated bacteria levels, officials said.