- Associated Press - Friday, June 3, 2016

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York is building a new welcome center in Long Island to support local tourism and highlight locally made food and beverages.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo traveled to Long Island Friday to announce the start of construction of the facility, which will sit alongside the Long Island Expressway in Huntington in Suffolk County.

The welcome center will provide visitors with information about local destinations and tourist attractions. It will also include offerings from the state’s Taste NY initiative, which seeks to showcase food and beverages made within the state.

The facility will have bathrooms and parking - though tractor trailers will not be allowed. The state says construction is expected to be completed this fall.

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