Long Island

Get into the holiday spirit on Long Island

  1. It’s Christmas time on long island.
    #seewhatididthere
  2. Can’t wait to be in long island and nyc over christmas:)
  3. i wanna leave for long island already. hurry up christmas break!
  4. And while Long Islanders may be starting to anxiously anticipate the year’s biggest holidays, there are certainly a wide variety of events taking place in the near future that allow people on the island the opportunity to enjoy the days leading up to the big events!
  5. Lots of festive Christmas events going on around Long Island this weekend shar.es/oeAvl
  6. Just signed up for a Christmas 5k in old Bethpage, long island on the 17th. #doingsomethingforme #iloverunning
  7. Just like every year, some of the most exciting elements of the holiday season are the traditions that it brings.
  8. Backyard Christmas tree tradition returns to Levittown: The Schupbach family raised many eye… bit.ly/tirkMN #Newsday #Hempstead
  9. One of my favorite things to do in LOng Island is drive around and look at all TW Christmas lights. People be going off. LIPA must be 🙂
  10. Yesterday, in New York City, they lit a big Christmas tree, while a few miles to the east, here on Long Island, they lit a big duck.
  11. One major event that kicks off the holiday season is “Christmas at the Lighthouse.” Every year on Thanksgiving weekend, the famous Montauk Point Lighthouse is beautifully decorated for the holidays and on display throughout the entire month of December for all holiday-loving Islanders to see. This year’s ceremony took place on Nov. 27. Below is a video of last year’s lighting.

  12. Montauk Lighthouse Christmas Lighting 2010
  13. Yet, while the holiday season is a time for fun and happiness, it is also a time for acceptance and understanding. It is a time for realizing that there are many different holidays to be celebrated during this upcoming month, and that all, while very different, are special in their own ways.
  14. ‘Holiday tree’ dispute angers some in Mt. Sinai: http://tinyurl.com/6skyvo2 My comments to this story on News 12 Long Island: “In this age of political correctness, people are forgetting Christians have the right to say and express in words, Merry Christmas. Let us not merge each holiday into the other when they have different meanings. To me, Christmas is a holyday and not a holiday.”
  15. Holiday Tree Vs. Christmas Tree: A Long Island community is debating whether to have a “holiday tree” or a “Chri… bit.ly/vqmMeA
  16. Despite certain setbacks, the holiday season is largely a time when people can put their everyday problems aside and simply look forward to the special month ahead. And with all the events going on and traditions continuing on Long Island this year, residents should have no problem getting into the holiday spirit!

Long Island gas prices on decline; drop could continue

Could it be…fuel for your wallet?

In this economy, everybody is looking for ways to save money, and a cheaper gas fill-up means a happy wallet for consumers nationwide.

Based off the recent trends, lower gas prices are exactly what Long Island residents may be able to expect in the near future.

According to John Callegari of Long Island Business News, gas prices fell 4.4 cents per gallon on average last week, as the downward trend continued here on the Island.

With the average retail price for gasoline on Long Island at $3.68 per gallon this past week, prices have already dropped 26.8 cents from the average last month.

However, even with the recent drop, Long Island gas prices still sit high above the national average, at $3.42 per gallon, according to GasBuddy.com.

The trends indicate that Long Island gas prices normally do sit higher than the national (and even statewide) average, which can be equated to its close proximity to a major metropolitan area.

Yet even with its higher than average prices, Long Island residents can be hopeful heading into the next few weeks.

According to CBS New York, oil analyst Peter Beutel says gasoline prices should continue to drop on the Island as we head toward the end of the month.

Wouldn’t that be nice?

Average Gas Prices Trend Past 3 Months

The roller coaster trend indicates gas prices may continue to decrease in near future. DATA COURTESY OF GASBUDDY.COM