08/06/15 5:00pm
08/06/2015 5:00 PM

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There’s a big pile of dirt on the New Suffolk waterfront this week, the remains of a demolition project that has once again highlighted divisions in the once close knit community, between vocal neighbors and the New Suffolk Waterfront Fund.

On Friday, the local landmark known as the Houston Barn was torn down to make room for a septic system for the Galley Ho restaurant, a proposed 66-seat eatery that will be owned and operated by the waterfront fund. READ

06/27/15 8:00am
06/27/2015 8:00 AM
The Grove, built in 1850, is one of seven houses featured in Saturday's 'Historic Gems of New Suffolk' house tour, an event organized by the New Suffolk Waterfront Fund. (Credit: Jon Schusteritsch courtesy photo)

The Grove, built in 1850, is one of seven houses featured in Saturday’s ‘Historic Gems of New Suffolk’ house tour, an event organized by the New Suffolk Waterfront Fund. (Credit: Jon Schusteritsch courtesy photo)

Long before the fictional Jay Gatsby discovered Long Island’s charms, droves of Victorian-era visitors spent summers enjoying the tranquility of New Suffolk.

Since then, more than 100 years have passed — but many of the hamlet’s picturesque 19th-century homes remain. And at the end of the month, the public is invited to tour seven of them.

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05/19/15 10:00am
05/19/2015 10:00 AM
Civic president Paul Cacioppo at the New Suffolk ballfield Thursday. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Civic president Paul Cacioppo at the New Suffolk ballfield Thursday. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

New Suffolk Civic Association members have launched a volunteer effort to restore their neighborhood baseball field in hopes of having Little League games return to the waterfront community’s lone green space.

During the New Suffolk school board’s meeting Tuesday, civic president Paul Cacioppo said his group and other residents have been saddened by the field’s sorry state. He said the civic group has volunteers lined up to turn it back into a regulation field, as well as a nice green space residents can enjoy. (more…)

01/03/15 8:00am
01/03/2015 8:00 AM
The Galley Ho across the street from Legends and Summer Girl boutique on First Street’s New Suffolk Waterfront Fund property. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

The Galley Ho across the street from Legends and Summer Girl boutique on First Street’s New Suffolk Waterfront Fund property. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

More than a dozen local residents and business owners have filed a lawsuit appealing the Southold Town Planning Board’s site plan approval for the relocation and renovation of the Galley Ho restaurant building on the New Suffolk Waterfront Fund property.  (more…)

12/27/14 8:00am
12/27/2014 8:00 AM
The former Galley Ho across the street from Legends and Summer Girl boutique on First Street’s New Suffolk Waterfront Fund land. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

The former Galley Ho across the street from Legends and Summer Girl boutique on First Street’s New Suffolk Waterfront Fund land. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Few stories from 2014 found their way into The Suffolk Times more often than the “dustup on the waterfront.” On the street, at Town Hall and in the letters section of this paper, New Suffolk residents regularly traded barbs with neighbors and business owners over plans for development along the bay. (more…)

12/26/14 2:00pm
12/26/2014 2:00 PM
Despite its age — well over 100 years old — and precarious locations near the bay in New Suffolk, the Galley Ho building (center) managed to survive the 1938 hurricane, the 'Perfect Storm' and, most recently, superstorm Sandy, among other weather events. It will soon be renovated, raised and moved for a fifth time — about 30 feet closer to the water — as part of a waterfront development project. (Credit: Andrew Lepre)

Despite its age — well over 100 years old — and precarious locations near the bay in New Suffolk, the Galley Ho building (center) managed to survive the 1938 hurricane, the ‘Perfect Storm’ and, most recently, superstorm Sandy, among other weather events. It will soon be renovated, raised and moved for a fifth time — about 30 feet closer to the water — as part of a waterfront development project. (Credit: Andrew Lepre)

Its location has changed at least four times in less than a century, but one thing pretty much has stayed the same. Throughout its history, the building that’s become known locally as the Galley Ho has served the North Fork food industry in some capacity.

At least, when it wasn’t vacant, as it is today.

From the 1940s into the 21st century, it was a place where locals and visitors to New Suffolk could snack on seafood and have a drink. From the 19th century until before World War II, the simple rectangular structure was involved in the wholesale side of the food business — specifically, making oyster barrels. (more…)