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There is a Town of Babylon traffic advisory in effect for tomorrow between 8 AM and 12 PM due to the Wounded Warrior Project's Soldier Ride. Road closures and heavy traffic are expected along the route, which stretches from Babylon Town Hall in Lindenhurst, New York to Overlook Beach on Ocean Parkway. The full route can be found at the link below.

a short CBS clip of an interview with Ishmael Beah (author of A Long Way Gone) about his experiences as a child soldier in Sierra Leone

Stromboli - Aeolian Islands, Italy - Watching lava burst out of an active volcano that spews fire and magma all day long Hiking to the craters at night is a life-list achievement. Depending on the state of the volcano you can stand within about 500 feet of the crater and enjoy nature’s best fireworks display.

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"Surf Is Alive" in Madeira, the Portuguese Hawaii | via Surfer Today | 23/12/2015 It was once considered one of the best waves in the world, and the most exciting ride of the Atlantic Ocean. The rise and fall and rise of Madeira as a surf destination is a long story. The chronicle has been revealed in the documentary "Surf Is Alive." #Portugal

Roosevelt Ave, Jackson Heights, Queens; the New York Daily News recently named Jackson Heights as an up-and-coming neighborhood for New Yorkers priced out of Brooklyn and Manhattan.


Adorable anteater arrives at New York City zoo

An Anteater "Pup." (Aka: A Tamandua.) Hitches a ride on his mother's back. Anteaters are nocturnal & usually sleep during the day. They're more closely related to sloths than to any other group of mammals; their next closest relations are armadillos.

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Jackie Kennedy's childhood estate in East Hampton on the market

John Bouvier stands with his wife, Janet, and daughter the Sixth Annual Horse Show of the Southampton Riding and Hunt Club on Long Island.

Commuters in New York now have a new way to pay for their ride. As announced by New York governor Andrew Cuomo the MTA eTix app now supports Apple Pay. This means that commuters can now easily and securely purchase tickets for New York Citys Long Island Railroad and Metro-North Railroad trains. more Filed under: Apple