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    by Phildagr8 Written Oct 2, 2005

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    You definitely have to go to Entenmann's. It's a famous bakery in Bayshore and they have a wholesale outlet there. It's late and I can't remember the directions right now, but the address should be on any box, so just do the mapquest. I believe it's on 5th Ave in Bayshore. You'll see people leaving there with boxes of baked goods, and I mean 5-10-15 boxes. When I was last there, a cart full of boxes of baked goods came thru the double doors from the back room into the store, and the women in that store descended on that cart like everything on it was free and they hadn't eaten in months. I snagged the last box of chocolate donuts off that cart and beat an old woman by a split second. I got a nasty look for just as long until she got her next target in sight. Excited in my mini victory, I savored the feeling, and also wondered where my next target would be. Their chocolate coated donuts are simply the best and you haven't lived until you had one. Their chocolate cookies... same deal. The coffee crumb cake, also unbeatable. Vacations are taken by those who want to live, so live it up. Save them for the ride home or family, but definitely taste these 3 at the very least. You'll thank me later. The last time I was there, they either put a black or red mark on the boxes. One means 50% off and the other is like 35% off. Ask if it can be frozen and thawed out, but don't leave there empty handed. Find out their hours by calling ahead. They just had a grand opening of a store in Patchogue on 5/14/05 and one in Port Jeff on 4/30 (open @9am everyday but Mon), but the bakery is in Bayshore, and that's where you want to go. Fresh, new stuff comes into the Bayshore store all the time.

    Their chocolate donuts rank #1 The sign in front of the Bayshore bakery I'd eat it all if I could.  LOL
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    by Gillybob Written May 8, 2011

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    One of the ways to get to, and around, Long Island is by using the Long Island Rail Road.

    These trains service the island very well, connecting it with New York's Manhattan Island. Trains run very frequently, especially through the commuter belt.

    I travelled from Jamaica to Penn Station to connect to the Amtrak service to Washington DC.

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    by Phildagr8 Updated Oct 2, 2005

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    Here's a good website with pictures, toll information and history on the highways and roads. You can also access live traffic cams, too, but some of the links didn't work for me.

    http://www.nycroads.com/

    This website also has roads & bridges with Boston, too!

    By the way, bridge tolls have really gone up!!

    George Washington Bridge (I-95) over the Hudson The Robert Moses bridge (to the beach!) Whitestone Bridge from northern Queens Verrazano Bridge over the Hudson from Queens south Throgs Neck Bridge
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    by Phildagr8 Written Oct 2, 2005

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    During cold winters, the Great South Bay (the water body between Long Island's north shore and Conneticut) has been known to freeze over. There have been cars and snowmobiles that have driven across the ice. However, there are cars at the bottom of Great South Bay because they got stuck and no tow truck risked going out there. Please exercise caution and don't let your car be added to the collection at the bottom of the bay. The gasoline and oil pollutes the fish and shellfish in the area, not to mention the metal and plastics.

    Thanks!! ;o)

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