01/01/15 2:00pm
Dominic Antignano, Peconic Landing's arts curator, with an audio kiosk that's smaller than the ones planned for Greenport. (Credit: Cyndi Murray)

Dominic Antignano, Peconic Landing’s arts curator, with an audio kiosk that’s smaller than the ones planned for Greenport. (Credit: Cyndi Murray)

Hoping to expand their reach outside Peconic Landing’s walls and gardens, the Greenport lifecare facility’s residents and its arts curator, Dominic Antignano, are working on a project to bring artistic and informational audio booths to historic sites in Greenport Village.  (more…)

12/26/14 2:00pm
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…)

12/23/14 5:37pm
Brian Zimmerman inspects his barley crop on Twomey Avenue in Riverhead. (Credit: Cyndi Murray)

Brian Zimmerman inspects his barley crop on Twomey Avenue in Riverhead. (Credit: Cyndi Murray)

Already being hailed as a “fanatic idea” for the local craft beer industry, plans are in the works to bring Long Island’s first malted barley production facility to Riverhead by the summer.

In the coming months, the Brian Zimmerman is hoping to find a location in Riverhead where he could establish the Island’s first malt house, which is considered a missing component to the region’s emerging craft breweries and their goals of using all locally grown products.

Zimmerman, the owner of Z’ Barrel House, said the company is looking to grow and process its own barley, rye and wheat for area breweries by July.

And he’s already planted the seeds.

Read more at northforker.com.

12/10/14 8:00am
One of three kiosks that have popped up recently. This one in Southold. (Credit: Cyndi Murray)

A kiosk in Southold that will serve as a tourist guide won’t stay in its current location much longer. (Credit: Cyndi Murray)

Two three-sided structures have popped up around town in recent weeks and have many residents scratching their heads.

Standing seven feet tall, the black structures were installed across the street from the IGA in Southold, at the intersection of Main Road and Youngs Avenue, and in Mattituck, near Love Lane and Pike Street.  (more…)

12/05/14 8:00am
The wooden posts erected Sunday along New Suffolk Waterfront's property cuts off some land on which visitors to the hamlet's business district normally park to shop or eat. Now, if cars were to park in rows alongside one another, they'd be encroaching on First Street. (Credit: Cyndi Murray)

The wooden posts erected Sunday along New Suffolk Waterfront’s property cuts off some land on which visitors to the hamlet’s business district normally park to shop or eat. Now, if cars were to park in rows alongside one another, they’d be encroaching on First Street. (Credit: Cyndi Murray)

Weeks after the New Suffolk Waterfront Fund’s controversial plan to operate a commercial restaurant on its First Street property was approved by the Southold Town Planning Board, the nonprofit learned this week it will have to submit a revised site plan.

That’s because, on Sunday, the waterfront fund erected wooden posts marking the line of its First Street property in New Suffolk, directly across the street from Legends Restaurant.  (more…)

11/09/14 8:00am
Paul Stoutenburgh was honored on Saturday during a memorial service titled 'Focus on Paul.' (Cyndi Murray photo)

Paul Stoutenburgh was honored on Saturday during a memorial service titled ‘Focus on Paul.’ (Credit: Cyndi Murray)

Paul Stoutenburgh wore lots of hats.

Perhaps best known for his work pioneering conservationism on the North Fork, the celebrated environmentalist most valued his role as a husband, father and friend, his son, Roger Stoutenburgh, said during a memorial service held for his father Saturday.    (more…)

11/01/14 2:00pm
Pool.

Variances for projects such as a new pool may come with time limits in Southold Town under a proposed law.

If you’ve obtained a variance to build that new deck or swimming pool and you live in Southold Town, you might want to get going on that construction.

The Town Board is proposing a new law restricting the duration of Zoning Board of Appeals variance approvals, allowing applicants no more than six years to begin their projects after a variance is approved.  (more…)

10/23/14 10:00am
Greenport vacation homes currently listed on airbnb.com.

Greenport vacation homes currently listed on airbnb.com.

Although Greenport has long been a hot spot for vacation rentals, the increasing popularity of websites that allow homeowners to lease their properties on a short-term basis has residents and village officials concerned.

On Monday, the Village Board agreed to revisit its zoning code on short-term rentals amid the rising use of websites like Airbnb, which allow homeowners to lease their properties for a little as one night. The conversation was prompted by complaints from residents and village officials alike that the hotel-like operations are disrupting otherwise quiet neighborhoods. (more…)