We will be discussing and signing copies of our book Long Island Oddities at the following dates and locations:
10/23/13 7PM Carle Place, Barnes and Noble
10/24/13 7PM Bay Shore, Barnes and Noble
10/30/13 7PM Lake Grove, Barnes and Noble
We will be discussing Long Island's Oddest features at our BOOK SIGNINGS starting TODAY!!! Both myself (John) and Laura also talk about personal experiences relating to urban exploring, and the paranormal.
10/23/13 7:00PM Carle Place Barnes and Noble
10/24/13 7:00PM Bay Shore Barnes and Noble
10/30/13 7:00PM Lake Grove Barnes and Noble
Many of you have probably been wondering – Where did Long Island Oddities go? Well I can certainly say we are very glad to be back, and with some good news too. Since late last year we have been working very hard on publishing our book, “Long Island Oddities” through The History Press. We submitted the final manuscript in March and the book has finally come out on Amazon and Barnes and Nobles for purchase.
It was quite an endeavor, especially as we approached our deadlines but we persevered. However sudden changes and updates to the software and architecture of our webhost rendered the site inoperable for these past two months, and unfortunately with the book and other projects we were only recently able to complete all the restoration and restructuring that was needed to bring the site back to life. But it was not entirely a bad thing because it forced us to do some re-designing. I am sure you noticed the new template for Long Island Oddities which we think is the best so far. And to boot, a few things on the back end were made smoother so it will be easier for us to update the website and keep new content coming.
Speaking of that, we have a few tentative plans for the near future. We are considering starting a video blog, so keep an eye out for updates concerning that. Also this June is our tenth anniversary of the founding of this site, and now that the website is functional again we may try to do something to commemorate both the anniversary and the publishing of our new book. If you’re interested in perhaps some sort fo dinner outing or barbecue join our mailing list or drop us an email and we’ll keep you in the loop.
At any rate it’s really good to be back and we sincerely thank you all for your patience and for sticking with us during the reconstruction. I hope you all like the new look, and stay tuned for more!
What is Long Island Oddities?
LIO is dedicated to covering all that makes Long Island the interesting and unique place we all love. We aim to meet this goal through this website, documentaries we produce, lectures, and a magazine. We maintain an online store where you can help support our future endeavors.
This website is broken down into the following sections:
Here you will find our books, magazine and DVDs. Our magazine brings you more of the things you come here for, our DVDs document Long Island in all its bountiful oddness, and our books are truly unique. Take a look.
Abandoned Long Island
A glimpse into the past can be seen in abandoned buildings across the island. Some are monumental and have stood the test of time, while others have sadly been demolished. We cover abandoned factories, state hospitals, houses, and historic sites.
Bygone Long Island
These articles are about bygone leftovers from eras long past. Unlike sites covered in the abandoned se ction, these sites are not necessarily abandoned, but still are a link to our heritage as Long Islanders.
T hese are not your run of the mill burial grounds. To make it into this section a cemetery must be notab le for either uniqueness, or historical c onnection.
Paranormal, Folklore & UFOS
This section covers Long Island's ric h f olklore. These are Stories that are passe d down from generations. Here tales about infamously haunted locations all around the isl and. We also cover Long Island's UFO sightings, crashes and abductions. Even if you don't believe in the paranormal, the tales are part of our heritage.
These articles cover the odder things you drive by everyday but may not know much about. Also covered are quaint little roadside eateries, such as small diners and luncheonettes. Basically, all the things that make a typical Long Island Road trip exciting are covered here..
Urban Exploring LI
Urban Exploring has become a pastime to those seeking to explore what most never get to see, such as aban donments, and hidden infrastructure. Take a look at what this hobby entails, ramifications and how it is rewarding. Then take a look at some of the active steam tunnels that lie under some of LI's institutions of higher learning.