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What’s a day in the life of Long Island look like?

In honor of the first day of summer, Newsday chronicled what a day in the life of Long Island looked like. We traveled across Nassau and Suffolk, from Elmont to Montauk, capturing the scenes of the day and speaking with Long Islanders. Scroll down to see updates spanning the entire day from our journalists, influential Instagram users and people all over LI. For more photos, click here. For a video of the day’s events, click here.

8:15 a.m.

3 days left…#dayinthelifeli

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#dayinthelifeli #schoolready #myprettycynthia

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On my way to work #DayInTheLifeLI

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8 a.m.

7:40 a.m.

Danny Torres of East Norwich tees off on the Black Course at Bethpage State Park in Farmingdale on Wednesday morning, June 21, 2017. (Credit: Barry Sloan)


#DayInTheLifeLI Calm before the storm…

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7:13 a.m.

Free the kids! #dayinthelifeli @newsday

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7 a.m.

Just about time for many Long Islanders to take the #lirr into NYC for another day of work. #DayInTheLifeLI

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6:30 a.m.

An unwritten rule of living on Long Island is that you have to start your day at 7-Eleven #DayInTheLifeLI

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5:45 a.m.

Long Beach at sunrise on the longest day of the year #summersolstice #dayinthelifeli

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5:38 a.m.

Riverhead fisherman Phil Karlin at the Mattituck Inlet dock #dayinthelifeli

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Riverhead fisherman Phil Karlin with the morning's catch #longisland @newsday #dayinthelifeli

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5:22 a.m.

A beautiful sunrise reaches Long Island over Montauk Lighthouse.

Photo credit: Gordon M. Grant

5:15 a.m.

Starting off my day with breakfast at the California Diner in Patchogue just as the sun comes up over Long Island #dayinthelifeli

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5 a.m.

Newsday and News 12 prep for the day


And now this. 4am & my #wakeup #makeup! @maccosmetics #dayinthelifeli #ineedcoffee #caffeine !

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1 a.m.

Today’s edition of Newsday is readied for delivery

Presses are up and running! #DayInTheLifeLI

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Certain dealers request their papers be wrapped. More than happy to oblige! #DayInTheLifeLI

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