Here's a couple of my best clips from my time at Explore LI, Newsday's features section. While there, I wrote feature stories covering various topics, including topics such as travel, event coverage and music, among others.. The zipline story was my first assignment at the paper.
July 28, 2011 — The Brooklyn Atlantics play baseball by the rules, but not the modern ones.
Players snag line drives with their bare hands, pitchers hurl the ball underhand, and the umpire dons a tailcoat instead of a chest protector. But the game is still undoubtedly a predecessor to
July 5, 2011 — Phil Troiani stands on the edge of a cliff with
nothing but a few craggy rocks and treetops looming a few hundred feet beneath him.
“You ready?” asks his friend, Allen Scotto.
Troiani, of Amityville, nods.
Both men take running starts and leap.