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How to Survive Back to School Shopping Comments Off on How to Survive Back to School Shopping

How to Survive Back to School Shopping

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Back to school can mean more free time for you, but it comes at a price. One of the most painful tasks to get ready for the school year is back to school shopping. There’s the crowds, the scramble to find the right supplies and compromising with your kids about clothing. Fear no more, All Island Transportation has essential back to school shopping tips that hopefully puts you at ease. Back to School Shopping Tips Shop at Home                                                    Before spending money on countless school supplies, take a look around the house first. There’s probably a few scissors, rulers and pencils laying around that haven’t been used yet. Even if the supplies you have at home aren’t on your child’s school list, it’s a perfect time to start a supply stash for the future. Enlist the kids and have a school supply scavenger hunt! Do Your Research Check for coupons and online sales, like Amazon.com. A little well-kept secret is shopping at grocery stores for supplies. Check weekly circulars for impressive discounts and back to school sales. Shop Late Your child probably needs a folder and a notebook for the first week of school, but odds are they won’t need a protractor right away. So hold off on some of...

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All Island’s Garage Sale Tips Comments Off on All Island’s Garage Sale Tips

All Island’s Garage Sale Tips

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Do you have a ton old stuff cluttering up your house? The summertime is the perfect time to clean it out. But, who says you have to throw out useful things? Follow these garage sale tips to turn the items you’ve accumulated throughout the years into cash! Garage Sale Tips Pre-Sale Preparation Promotion If nobody knows about your garage sale, nobody’s going to show up. You need to channel your inner Don Draper and get some advertisements around the neighborhood. No, you don’t need billboards and taxi-top ads to have an effective garage sale. Instead, put up some flyers around town, get it listed in your local newspaper, make a Facebook event and put it on Craigslist. Pricing Our advice about pricing is one of our most important garage sale tips. Be reasonable when pricing items. A garage sale is your last effort to sell a bunch of stuff you would otherwise donate or throw away. People attend garage sales in search of bargains. Chances are, nobody’s going to garage sales looking to spend $500 on furniture. If you have something you’re not willing to part with for a small sum of money, it’s probably best not to include it in your sale. Also, make sure there’s a price...

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Why You Should Attend the Long Island Seafood Festival Comments Off on Why You Should Attend the Long Island Seafood Festival

Why You Should Attend the Long Island Seafood Festival

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On August 29 and 30, from 10 am – 7 pm, the 24th annual Long Island Seafood Festival will be held at the Long Island Maritime Museum in West Sayville. With live music, fresh seafood and craft beer, the Long Island Seafood Festival will not disappoint. Long Island Seafood Festival Attractions Seafood As you’ve probably guessed, the Long Island Seafood Festival will have plenty of seafood to feast upon. The festival’s two main sponsors this year are Blue Island Oyster Company and Claws Seafood Market.  Blue Island Oyster Company, founded in 1995, is now recognized as the number one oyster and clam distributor in the New York area. Blue Island has expanded so much that they now ship Long Island shellfish all over the United States, including Las Vegas, Washington D.C., San Francisco and Chicago. The all-natural, chemical and preservative-free Claws Seafood Market has been nominated as Long Island’s best fish market twice in the two years they’ve been open. The West Sayville market has already seen so much growth in these last two years that a new location has been opened in St. James. The bottom line is that these Long Island seafood distributors’ track record indicates that they will not disappoint. Music There will be a solid...

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Five of the Best NYC Rooftop Bars Comments Off on Five of the Best NYC Rooftop Bars

Five of the Best NYC Rooftop Bars

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The warm weather is primetime to spend a night at a rooftop bar. Though they’re typically on the pricey side, New York’s skyline sanctuaries always make for a good time.  All Island’s list of the best NYC rooftop bars will provide you with a guide for drinks and a view as you relax high above the urban hustle and bustle. Top NYC Rooftop Bars Night of Joy Just a few feet away from the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, Night of Joy is a Williamsburg rooftop bar with a relaxed vibe and great happy hour deals. From 5 pm – 8 pm every day, you can grab $4 beers and $6 cocktails, which is a lot cheaper than most other NYC rooftop bars. The patio furniture and graffiti-covered walls also make an evening at Night of Joy a more casual experience than other rooftop bars throughout NYC. Top of the Strand Located atop the Strand Hotel, the Top of the Strand is open year-round thanks to a retractable glass roof. With great views of the Empire State Building and an agreeable staff, the Top of the Strand is a great place to stop for a few drinks if you’re around midtown Manhattan and looking for a bar with a club-like feel. Bar...

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