07/05/17 6:11am
Robyn Coval

Robyn Coval and Lori Balter outside their new store Bowery Fork in Laurel. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

A pair of Manhattan restaurant supply industry veterans (and best friends) have opened a restaurant and kitchen supply store in Laurel.

Bowery Fork, a 1,000-square-foot storefront offering National Sanitation Federation-approved cooking equipment and bargain prices on kitchenware, opened its doors Memorial Day weekend.

“We are restaurant-centric and home friendly,” said co-owner Robyn Coval, who also owns the store Bowery Kitchen located in the enclosed urban food court Chelsea Market. Her partner in the new venture is Lori Balter, whose family has owned restaurant wholesale supplier Balter Sales Company for nearly a century. (more…)

10/02/16 11:23am
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Marianne and Wayne Hallock, owners of Hallock’s Cider Mill, have created a gnome tree on their property, which is located next to the bakery and farm stand. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Marianne and Wayne Hallock, owners of Hallock’s Cider Mill in Laurel, reside next door to the farm stand and bakery in an old North Fork farmhouse built in 1860.

After one heavy snowstorm last February, the top of a beautiful old maple tree — some 40 plus feet tall — was ripped off. While Wayne was trying to figure out how to cut the tree down, Marianne had other ideas.

She took to the internet and found some inspiration on Pinterest. (more…)

04/05/16 6:02am

1497-peconic-bay-blvd-image-9The perfect beach house is waiting for you on Peconic Bay Boulevard in Laurel.

Set on a private road and surrounded by nearly three quarters of an acre of land, this property offers plenty of quiet privacy and a beautiful beach.

“This house is going to go very quickly,” said real estate agent Kristy Naddell of Douglas Elliman. “We have had so much activity on it.” (more…)