12/02/16 6:00am
12/02/2016 6:00 AM

In 2010, Marisa Striano left her life in Port Washington behind to move to the North Fork and start a new journey.

Shortly before, Ms. Striano, whose busy career included jobs with the Manhattan fashion label Escada and the construction company Unity Electric, realized she’d lost touch with herself. Her then-husband encouraged her to discover her passion — and it didn’t take long for her to find it with horses.


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(Credit: The Corcoran Group)

An indoor horse riding ring has been proposed for this Matttitucke estate. (Credit: The Corcoran Group)

Two weeks after an advertisement for an indoor riding academy in Mattituck created a stir at a Southold Town Planning Board meeting, a site plan application for a different indoor riding facility in the hamlet is now before the board. And this one could eventually be surrounded by a number of custom built homes. (more…)

12/02/11 8:00pm
12/02/2011 8:00 PM

A riding academy proposed for an Ackerly Pond Road, Southold farm has cleared several hurdles in the town’s review process.
The town’s Zoning Board of Appeals has granted the two variances needed for the project to proceed.
Next up is town Planning Board review.
Brian Glenn and Lucille Sullivan intend to buy the 10-acre horse farm, which includes a small house and three barns, from William Bergrath and build a 14,400-square-foot indoor arena and a 5,200-square-foot barn.
During it’s Nov. 17 meeting the ZBA granted the variances on the conditions that the property owners live in the farmhouse and do not rent it to others. They’re also prohibited from holding horse shows, rodeos, weddings, car shows or other large events, and must also install secure fencing to keep horses from escaping.
The riding academy application rankled three neighbors who share a common driveway with the  farm. They had asked for a separate access to the farm and for covenants and restrictions on the property to ensure that no  large events can take place there. Mr. Glenn and Ms. Sullivan have incorporated another driveway into  their site plan.
The ZBA also requires two barns that were built without permits be removed or relocated to conforming locations on the property and legalized with certificates of occupancy and that certificates of occupancy must be obtained for all existing and proposed structures.