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General Introduction to Camp Upton’s History Located in the eastern portion of the town of Brookhaven sits what is now known as Brookhaven National Laboratory or BNL. The lab exists on 5,265 acres of land that was once occupied by Camp Upton—a military encampment that was named after a Civil War general, Emory Upton. The […]

Many New Yorkers may believe that La Guardia and JFK are New York Cities only airports, but little know that New York had 2 other airports relatively close to their predecessors. One of those airports is being converted into a National Parks Service area, and still has the remnant’s of when it was used as […]

If you’ve ever traveled on the Port Jefferson ferry you may have noticed a faint beacon in the distance just west of the harbor. Old Field Lighthouse is just what you are seeing as it stands guard over the dangerous cliffs of the area just west of Port Jefferson, NY. Located: 207 Old Field Rd, […]

With four hundred and nine acres of natural beauty, from gardens to woodlands and everything in between, it is no wonder that Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park was recently voted a best public garden by readers of the Long Island Press. One popular attraction at Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park is the Camellia Greenhouse, whose […]

Many people do not realize that Queens is filled with wonderful green spaces, or that there are recreational opportunities available throughout the region. Those outsiders think that Queens is nothing but tall buildings and endless traffic, but longtime residents know better. They know that Queens is home to some wonderful parks, including Fort Totten. The […]