LONG ISLAND

Royal Wedding: How to land your very own prince

Don’t lie, women of New York: Many of you are secretly wishing you’re the one being whisked down a royal wedding aisle today.But don’t despair. Even though William is off the market, princes abound in Manhattan. Prince Peter of Serbia, 31 — his father is exiled Crown Prince Alexander of Yugoslavia...

Friday, April 29, 2011, 2:34 AM

Suffolk police chief: I’m not going anywhere

Suffolk County police officers and County Executive Steve Levy are both denying a report that Police Commissioner Richard Dormer has been fired after he was accused of bungling the Long Island serial killer case.“Richard Dormer is not leaving the department,” a police spokesperson told Metro...

Thursday, April 28, 2011, 3:47 AM

Long Island comedy industry going strong

If you’re looking to catch — or be — the next Jerry Seinfeld, there are plenty of opportunities on Long Island.There are three major comedy clubs: the Brokerage, Governor’s and McGuires — all of which have fallen under the same management, led by retired comic Marc Lund, over the last four years....

Thursday, April 28, 2011, 2:45 AM

Levittown still selling suburban dream after 64 years

In 1947, developer William Levitt built the first of his four national Levittowns on Long Island, providing affordable housing options for World War II veterans. To keep costs down, Levitt created an “assembly line” of workers that churned out as many as 36 houses a day, according to Ann Glorioso,...

Wednesday, April 27, 2011, 12:57 AM

GIlgo Beach murders: Prostitutes in a panic over possible serial killer

The human remains found on Gilgo Beach keep piling up, and it looks like a serial killer is targeting prostitutes, but Long Island sex workers aren’t calling in sick to their night jobs.They’re just arming themselves to the teeth before they hit the streets.“I’ve been watching the news about what...

Tuesday, April 26, 2011, 2:33 AM

Explosion flattens Brentwood house

A quiet Easter Sunday turned disastrous for Brentwood residents yesterday after a vacant house was leveled by a sudden explosion. The blast occurred at 10:45 a.m. at 43 Fourth Street and sent 100 firefighters from the Brentwood, Bay Shore, Islip and Commack departments racing to the scene. But by...

Monday, April 25, 2011, 1:28 AM

Man accused of hurling neighbor’s dog

FRANKLIN SQUARE – Police arrested a man after they said he tossed a neighbor’s dog 6 feet in the air and 10 feet onto the road Saturday afternoon during a sidewalk dispute.Jamie Sanchez, 56, claimed the pup was walking too close to his lawn on Robin Road, cops said.Sanchez warned his neighbor, who...

Monday, April 25, 2011, 1:27 AM

Four fatal stabbings of women ‘overwhelm’ city

Four women have been brutally stabbed to death in the last two weeks.Cops have considered domestic violence in every case, something that does not surprise advocates who say they see this abuse all too often. State legislators are trying to battle the crimes with the Domestic Violence Registration...

Thursday, April 21, 2011, 3:17 AM

Cops: Man killed girlfriend and fled

Distraught and shackled, accused killer Brian Sohtz shouted out he was “sorry” and that he “loved Daniella” yesterday at a Brooklyn police precinct, where he was charged with brutally murdering his girlfriend, Daniella Mannino.According to reports, Sohtz told his ex-wife, who lives in Long Island,...

Thursday, April 21, 2011, 3:00 AM

Gilgo Beach murders: Cops stop beach searches

Nassau and Suffolk cops suspended searches for more human remains in Gilgo Beach yesterday. Both departments said they are awaiting the outcome of aerial images taken Monday by a high-tech FBI Black Hawk helicopter.“If something new develops from the FBI search on Monday, then we’ll begin searching...

Wednesday, April 20, 2011, 3:18 AM

Meteorologists predict active local hurricanes

After a harsh winter of crippling blizzards and bitter cold, forecasters are predicting an active hurricane season across the East End.AccuWeather forecasters predicted 15 named tropical storms this season, which kicks off June 1 — five more than the annual average of 10 — and said at least three...

Wednesday, April 20, 2011, 3:15 AM

Pet adoption websites connect animal lovers

In 2002, a staggering 74 percent of animals unlucky enough to find themselves in a city shelter were euthanized. But as of last year, the rate was only 33 percent. Although the amount of stray, abused and surrendered animals remains high (more than 41,000 animals entered Animal Care & Control...

Wednesday, April 20, 2011, 2:32 AM

Holbrook: Try this ‘beautiful place’

The chamber of commerce’s welcome sign on the north side of Holbrook tells visitors they are in “a beautiful place to live and work.” And they mean it. The hamlet, which straddles Islip and Brookhaven townships in central Long Island, is largely residential with few open spaces. But the chamber —...

Wednesday, April 20, 2011, 1:44 AM

Rent a week on Spielberg yacht

If you have a few extra bucks in your pocket, famed director and East Hampton resident Steven Spielberg is renting out his $200 million luxury yacht, Seven Seas, for a cool $1.3 million bucks a week. The custom-built, 282-foot long vessel features a master stateroom with a study and private deck...

Tuesday, April 19, 2011, 1:21 AM

Demolition crews raze Gatsby mansion

Bulldozers continued to raze the sprawling Gold Coast mansion in Sands Point yesterday that many believe was F. Scott Fitzgerald’s inspiration for the grand estate in “The Great Gatsby.”Preservationists, scholars and Long Islanders lamented that what they consider a landmark was destroyed to make...

Tuesday, April 19, 2011, 1:17 AM

Cops search for hundreds of local fugitives

As the FBI, state and Long Island cops search for a suspected serial killer, Suffolk and Nassau County cops are also hunting hundreds of criminals on the run. Alleged drug dealers, thieves, criminal mischief-makers and other law-breakers have all slipped through the criminal justice system....

Monday, April 18, 2011, 2:11 AM

Greenport named one of prettiest towns

It may not come as a surprise to North Fork residents that Forbes magazine named Greenport one of America’s prettiest towns.Forbes called Greenport “a town that perfectly mixes unpretentious Americana with the trappings of the modern food and wine scene.”About a two-and-a-half-hour drive from New...

Friday, April 15, 2011, 2:05 AM

Skip fare on LIRR? You’re not alone

The Long Island Rail Road is losing millions of dollars a year in uncollected fares, MTA heads admitted this week.One reason for that may be because train conductors are simply unable to collect all the fares on crowded trains.“Based on audits done of fare collections on trains, the Long Island...

Friday, April 15, 2011, 2:02 AM

A vacation from the typical vacation

Spring Break kicks off this weekend for many of the kids in Nassau and Suffolk counties. If you haven’t procured those tickets for Disney World just yet, consider staying on the island for some spring break “staycations” that won’t break the bank.Next week also happens to be Spa Week, so moms, grab...

Thursday, April 14, 2011, 2:57 AM

Armed burglar is killed by his victim

An East Islip man surprised a trio of armed burglars early yesterday morning, fatally shooting one of them and critically injuring another while the third fled the scene.The drama unfolded a little after midnight Wednesday when three burglars broke down the back door of a two-story home at 60 E....

Thursday, April 14, 2011, 2:53 AM