06/22/17 5:22pm

Long Island’s most legendary singer/songwriter was spotted in Greenport today.

Heather Suter, a co-owner of hot sauce and cigar store Greenport Fire, said a Billy Joel music video was playing on a television inside the store when she noticed the real life Piano Man across the street along with his wife, Alexis Roderick, and the couple’s daughter Della Rose. The trio were enjoying a treat from nearby Sandpiper Ice Cream, she said.

He later popped into Suter’s store and commented that she had “great music” playing.

“He was awesome,” Suter said. “He was very gentlemanly and very sweet.” (more…)

06/20/17 6:01am

Sugar kelp, one of the most widely cultivated seaweeds in the world, could be a viable Long Island crop. (Credit: Courtesy)

It’s a nutritious and sustainable crop taken from our local waters, but you’ve likely never tasted it.

It’s kelp, and this ingredient will be featured at a tasting dinner prepared by chef Noah Schwartz at noah’s on Friday, June 23. A portion of proceeds will benefit Cornell Cooperative Extension Marine Program. (more…)

06/16/17 1:35pm

Chef Frank DeCarlo inside his new restaurant, Barba Bianca, in Greenport. (Credit: Zu/Courtesy photo).

Underutilized North Fork seafood like whelk, eel and mantis shrimp — what is sometimes called trash or junk fish —  will be the star of the show at the new Barba Bianca restaurant in Greenport.

The approximately 80-seat restaurant, located directly over the water on Preston’s Wharf, officially opened for aperitivo and dinner on Thursday evening.

Don’t expect chicken parmesan or meatballs at this Italian eatery. Chef Frank DeCarlo, who owns the restaurant along with his wife Dulcinea Benson, is well-known for his wood-burning rustic Italian restaurant Peasant, located in the NoLiTa section of Manhattan. He hopes to bring that style of cooking — minus the wood oven — to Greenport.

“As far as Italian food goes, everybody has an idea that they can just cook Italian food — that it’s easy. But there are many layers of Italian food,” he said. “The dishes we do [at Peasant] are not only centuries old, but they are historically correct and regional. They are very off-the-beaten-path dishes.” (more…)

06/06/17 6:01am

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…)

06/05/17 5:59am

A scene from Dances in the Park in Greenport. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder, file photo)

The lineup for this summer’s series of Dances in the Park has been announced and approved by the Greenport Village Board. The popular village concert series will present a different act in Mitchell Park each Monday night during the summer months.

The concerts start at 7:30 p.m. and there is no cost to attend.

Remember to bring a blanket and some chairs.

This year’s lineup is as follows: (more…)

05/31/17 9:57am

Claudio’s in Greenport was featured during a recent ABC 7 travel segment. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

ABC 7 Eyewitness News thinks the North Fork might be the perfect place for you to explore this summer.

The NoFo was recently featured on the news program during a travel segment that aired on May 27.

“From the beaches to the vineyards to its historic towns, what’s not to love on Long Island’s North Fork,” asks ABC 7 reporter and anchor Sandra Bookman. (more…)