By Alyssa Seidman
Wednesday, Nov. 26 marks the beginning of Thanksgiving Recess for the LIU Post community. The following lists facilities on campus that will be closed or operate under limited hours during the holiday weekend:
The Winnick Student Center will be open on Tuesday, Nov. 25 from 8:30 a.m. – 8 p.m., and will be closed from Nov. 26 through the 30. The dining hall will reopen on Monday, Dec. 1, and will be open from 7:30 a.m. – 9 p.m. The Pratt Recreation Center will be closed from Nov. 27 through the 30, and will reopen on Dec. 1 for regular hours of operation. The B. Davis Schwartz Memorial Library will be open on Wednesday, Nov. 26 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., and will be closed to the public from Nov. 27 through the 28. The library will offer limited hours over Thanksgiving weekend: Saturday, Nov. 29 from 12 – 5 p.m.; and Sunday, Nov. 30 from 12 – 8 p.m. Regular library hours will commence the following Monday. The Ocelot Student Shuttle will suspend its services from Nov. 27 through the 29.
According to the Office of Residence Life, Resident Assistants will remain on duty in the residence halls for any students staying on campus during the break. Campus Life does not have any events planned over the holiday recess for students staying on campus.
If students wish to venture off campus during Thanksgiving weekend, they may use the new Zipcar rental service available on campus. The Zipcars are located in two spaces behind Post residence hall in the parking lot. According to the article “Students Scuttle to make the Shuttle” published in The Pioneer on Oct. 21, “after registering online, and paying the annual membership fee ($25 for first year), students can reserve a car at any time of the day.” Students who wish to use the service can visit http://www.zipcar.com/cwpost/find-cars.
“LIU Post is serviced by the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA), Long Island Bus N20,” according to the website. “The N20 connects to the New York City subway system (#7 line), several Long Island Rail Road stations, and other buses serving Nassau, Suffolk and Queens. Contact the MTA at 516-228-4000, or online at: http://www.mta.info/ libus/index.html.”
Since Winnick will be closed over the break, there are multiple off-campus restaurants where students can have their “turkey dinner” and eat it too on Thanksgiving Day. Ben’s Kosher Delicatessen of Wheatley Plaza is open from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. Greenvale Townhouse Diner, which is located right up the block from campus, is open from 6 a.m. – 2 a.m. IHOP, which has two locations near Post in Williston Park and Westbury, will be open for limited hours from 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. Ruby Tuesday on Old Country Road is also open for limited hours from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. TGI Friday’s located on Merrick Ave in Westbury will be open for limited hours from 5 p.m. – 12 a.m.