Christopher Birsner

In addition to being the editor of the Massapequa Observer and Plainview-Old Bethpage Herald, Chris Birsner is the sports editor for Long Island Weekly and often contributes gaming articles to the arts and entertainment publication.

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Virtual Encounters

A look at the best alien-themed video games The concept of alien life forms have long been a part of various science fiction novels, TV shows and movies. That’s even more true in the world of...

Midseason Ice Cap

We’ve entered the final full month of regular season NHL action and while some teams are making a late season push into the Stanley Cup Playoffs, others are just counting the days until they can...

Forming The Alliance Of American Football

A week after the Super Bowl is played, football fans come to the realization that they are going to have to wait seven months before their favorite gridiron sport returns. This year, though, they only...

It’s A Hardwood Life

The NBA All-Star Game will be played this Sunday, which means the final stretch of the basketball season is upon us. While the likes of the Golden State Warriors, Milwaukee Bucks and Toronto Raptors are...

Super Bowl LIII: Dynasty vs. Destiny

Well, here we are again. The New England Patriots are back in the Super Bowl. For the third straight year, and the fourth time in five years, we’ll be talking about Tom Brady, Bill Belichick, and...

Jack Coan: A Victorious Return Home

In the ninth annual Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium, sophomore Jack Coan led the Wisconsin Badgers to a whopping 35-3 victory over the Miami Hurricanes. It was a nice victory in a bowl game, but...

Joe Mihalich: King Of The Pride

Hofstra men’s basketball coach Joe Mihalich is currently in his sixth season as head coach of the Pride, and while he had already brought back a winning culture to the program, this team may be...

Creating The PGA Championship

Long Island will host some major sports events over the course of 2019, but none bigger than the PGA Championship at Bethpage State Park. Since it was announced that the Farmingdale golf course would be...

Brophy’s Shot At Life

Gregg Inkpen, an author and avid sports fan who resides in Massapequa Park, has been digging into the history of the now defunct hockey team known as the Long Island Ducks. In the 1990s, Inkpen...

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A newly released state Department of Health (DOH) report showed Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan and Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center in New...

The New Coliseum’s First Seats

Nassau Coliseum revealed its first set of seats from the newly renovated building on Tuesday, Jan. 10. The seats, part of the Coliseum’s Long...