04/27/17 6:05am
The restaurant at the Sound View hotel will soon open with a Manhattan chef at the helm. (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy, inset — courtesy photo)

The restaurant at the Sound View hotel will soon open with a Manhattan chef at the helm. (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy, inset — courtesy photo)

A New York City-based chef and the co-owner of a highly rated West Village restaurant will operate a Soundfront restaurant in Greenport this summer.

Galen Zamarra, chef and partner at Mas (Farmhouse), will oversee food and drink at the Sound View hotel including the soon-to-open restaurant The Halyard. A June opening is expected. (more…)

04/27/17 6:03am
This home located on Bridle Lane in Cutchogue has been listed for $2,199,000. (Credit: Century 21 Albertson Realty courtesy)

This home located on Bridle Lane in Cutchogue has been listed for $2,199,000. (Credit: Century 21 Albertson Realty courtesy)

Here are 37 North Fork open houses scheduled for this weekend, ranging in price from $149,000 to $2,199,000. The property prices are listed in ascending order. (more…)

04/27/17 6:02am

Art has been a part of Kelly Franké’s life for as long as she can remember.

Her father was an illustrator who worked from their Babylon home and Franké, now a Greenport resident, recalled building a makeshift fort under his desk where she would sketch while he worked.

It inspired her to pursue her own career in art. (more…)

04/26/17 6:02am
Paolo inside his Southold home. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Paolo inside his Southold home. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

A concert series focused on beautiful music enhanced by scenic settings is returning to the East End.

The Rites of Spring Music Festival features classical and contemporary musical concerts complemented by the beauty and history of their natural settings. Wine and food tastings will be provided at the events.

“The idea is to offer a multi-sensory experience,” said pianist and event organizer Paolo Bartolani. “To enjoy classical music, but in a different way.” (more…)

04/26/17 6:01am
Little Creek Oyster Farm and Market in Greenport recently landed on a Zagat list of six restaurants worth the drive from New York City. (Credit: Little Creek Oysters, courtesy)

Little Creek Oyster Farm and Market in Greenport recently landed on a Zagat list of six restaurants worth the drive from New York City. (Credit: Little Creek Oysters, courtesy)

Little Creek Oysters in Greenport is worth the drive for day-tripping city dwellers.

So says Zagat in a post titled “Day Trip: 6 Restaurants Worth the Drive from NYC” published on April 14. (more…)

04/26/17 5:58am

It’s been more than 40 years since Alex and Louisa Hargrave planted Long Island’s first commercial grapes and much has changed in the year’s since. (For example, you probably won’t see Paumanok Vineyards founder Charles Massoud wearing bell bottoms.)

But what has remained is a love and commitment to our unique terroir and growing grapes in the sometimes-challenging, always-rewarding maritime climate.

If these phtos leave you feeling a little nostalgic, we highly recommend picking up Louisa Hargrave’s memoir “The Vineyard” (available here) for a more in-depth account of local wine history.

Enjoy looking back on Long Island Wine Country’s past. All photos courtesy of the vineyards. (more…)

04/25/17 6:03am
Some of the images on display in the show. (Credit: Courtesy photo)

Some of the images on display in the show. (Credit: Courtesy photo)

It’s part art exhibit and part call to action.

A new show focused on building a community committed to protecting our marine environment is coming to the East End.

Sea Something, Save Something will open at Castello di Borghese Vineyard in Cutchogue on Saturday, April 29. A reception will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. (more…)