In media, Long Island is often painted out to be a New York City suburb. While technically true, Long Island has also been at the epicenter of many cultural movements over the past century. It was an important to the development of aviation during the early 20th Century, as Charles Lindbergh lifted off from Roosevelt Field in 1927. It was the place of origin for countless winners of Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Awards. Hip-hop, punk rock, classic literature, and stand-up comedy all have roots in Nassau and Suffolk County. The Great GatsbyThe Godfather and Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind are just a few of the influential works that use Long Island as a setting. 

Our website was launched in April 2016 with the mission of celebrating both the history of Long Island and what's ahead for it. Its main focus is on entertainment, from providing content that is entertaining, to featuring Island-related events and personalities. While written by Long Islanders -- past and present -- the content is intended for readers all over the world. We leave the politics and hard news to the other publications...unless they happen to be entertaining.

Simply put, there is No Place Like Long Island.

Henry Rollins To Headline The Space At Westbury On Oct. 26, Talks Long Island & More

Henry Rollins To Headline The Space At Westbury On Oct. 26, Talks Long Island & More

Henry Rollins has had a 36-year career like no other. As a singer, he led the Rollins Band through more than a dozen albums, which followed more than a half-dozen releases with Black Flag. As a spoken word artist, he has released numerous audiobooks, albums and home videos. Henry has also been successful as an actor, TV host and record label owner. He is the rare entertainer that is embraced by both mainstream and indie-minded fans.

Henry returns to Long Island with an Oct. 26 live show at The Space At Westbury. In support of that show, the Washington D.C. native tackled some Q&A for No Place Like Long Island. Henry Rollins can be visited online at www.henryrollins.com, in addition to his keeping active on Twitter and Facebook.

When did you first perform on Long Island? Any recollection?

HR: May 31, 1982 -- Black Flag did a show there with the Angelic Upstarts. I remember that the Upstarts were really good and that I talked with the singer briefly. Beyond that, I have no memory of the show. 

Have you ever been to Long Island aside from touring?

HR: I believe I was there a couple of summers ago to do some wreck diving. Beyond that, I don’t believe so. 

Is there anything that you miss about living on the East Coast?

HR: Seasons. Rain. The speed and density of East Coast cities. The low B.S. factor. Mainly the seasons. Autumn. When I am off the road, I am in Los Angeles, which is pretty much one season all year. 

Upcoming tour aside, what else is coming up for you?

HR: This tour goes into early 2017. After that’s done. I will seek employment. I will be working on editing down manuscripts for publication and hope to have two books out next year. Beyond that, hopefully an opportunity to travel. 

Finally, is there anything you haven't yet accomplished but still hope to?

HR: There are a lot of destinations I want to get to. Countries in central Africa, places like that. As far as job descriptions, I can’t think of anything. I never had plans in life. I just gone out into the territory and took it as it came.

Billy Joel to help re-open the Nassau Coliseum on Apr. 5, 2017

Billy Joel to help re-open the Nassau Coliseum on Apr. 5, 2017

Michael "Eppy" Epstein on My Father's Place, WLIR, and his new venue in Glen Cove

Michael "Eppy" Epstein on My Father's Place, WLIR, and his new venue in Glen Cove