A 1951 Willys Jeep parked outside The Ranch in Aquebogue. (Credit: Nicole Smith)
Driving along Main Road in Aquebogue, one can’t help but notice the green 1951 Willys Jeep sitting along the side of the road.
Rusting along the top with a faded Mobil logo painted on the side doors, the antique car gives passersby a glimpse as to what’s happening at the establishment behind it.
The Jeep, along with a 1962 Rambler that is currently on it’s way to the Aquebogue antique shop from California, is owner Robert Walsh’s favorite piece inside The Ranch, the antique shop and art gallery he opened last month.
“People come in every day asking about it,” Walsh said of the Jeep. (more…)
Mattituck Marketplace’s produce department features a new look. (Credit: Nicole Smith)
For those seeking fresh seafood, a prepared meal or prime-cut meats, the Mattituck Marketplace is now the perfect place to grab all three.
Following a four-month renovation project that is nearing completion, the supermarket has added new departments and expanded on the offerings of the former Waldbaum’s.
“The store didn’t carry products full-time and part-time residents of the [North Fork] wanted,” said Richard Grobman, president of Dan’s Supreme Supermarkets — the chain that owns Mattituck Marketplace. “Those people, the customers and the non-customers, want more of a selection in organic and specialty in all departments: meat, produce, dairy and groceries throughout the store.”
Local seafood restaurant Buoy One, which has locations in Riverhead and Westhampton, will run the fresh fish and seafood department, said Grobman said.
Cooking will be done in-store to create prepared foods for shoppers to bring home and serve.
“More and more people are looking for more leisure time,” he said. “They’re not wanting to spend time in the kitchen, they want more prepared food to buy and put on the table. And they want fresh fish instead of the usual supermarket items. So we try to give them what we thought they would want.”
Buoy One general manager Denyse Baggot said the entire menu will be available at the supermarket and will feature clambakes, sushi and shrimp cocktail. The company has recently begun bottling glazes, sauces and seasonings, which will also be sold there.
This Greenport home is located on Peconic Bay, but is still near the village’s downtown. (Credit: Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty)
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This 19th century home has the best of both worlds — easy access to the beach as well as a happening downtown.
Located on Peconic Bay, the property features 100 feet of bayfront land with a private bulkhead. Additionally, a private beach is just next door. Still, the Cove Circle house is also just a hop, skip and a jump from the restaurants and shops on Greenport’s bustling Front and Main streets.
“It’s really unique in the fact that it has that much bayfront in Greenport and you can still be relatively close to town,” listing agent Janet Markarian, of Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty, said. “It’s kind of an interesting combination.”
It makes a quiet evening in just as appealing as a night on the town. (more…)
This Orient home is on the market for $1,999,999. (Credit: Douglas Elliman Real Estate)[/captionThis contemporary home in Orient comes with the finest finishes and plenty more.
Located just steps from the Long Island Sound, the decks off all three floors of the house offer panoramic views of the water.
“There’s a spiral staircase to an observation deck on the third floor,” said listing agent Jill Dunbar, of Douglas Elliman Real Estate. “You can see Gardiner’s Island and everything. It’s amazing.” (more…)
Efren Perez Rodriguez, Eugenio De Los Santos and Arturo Perez Rodriguez inside their new restaurant Puerto Verde. (Credit: Nicole Smith)
When brothers Efren Perez Rodriguez, Arturo Perez Rodriguez and their brother-in-law, Eugenio De Los Santos, moved to America from Santiago Tetla, located in the Mexican state of Puebla more than 20 years ago, they began dreaming of one day opening their own family-run restaurant.
Over the years they have worked behind the scenes in kitchens at numerous restaurants, such as the now-closed Seafood Barge in Southold, Front Street Station in Greenport and Comfort Diner in Manhattan.
Now, after nearly two decades, their vision is becoming a reality. (more…)
A look at the sunny kitchen of this Greenport beach cottage which overlooks Pipe’s Cove. (Credit: Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty)
This beach cottage in Greenport is near a private beach — perfect for swimming, fishing or kayaking.
And a one-car garage, with doors in the front and back of the structure, make it easy for homeowners to haul in items from the beach, such as kayaks and paddleboards, and store them. Residents can also moor their boats off of the beach and use a dinghy to reach their vessel, said listing agent JoAnn Wind of Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty.
“The best feature is the waterfront with 100 feet of sandy beach,” Wind said. “It is very nice and overlooks Shelter Island and Greenport.”(more…)