05/30/17 6:02am
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…)

03/31/17 6:15am

Although John Venduras lives in Connecticut, his face is familiar to many who live on the North Fork. They meet in the middle of Long Island Sound aboard the Cross Sound Ferry.

For some passengers, the 80-minute ride between Orient Point and New London, Conn. — offering views of Plum Island and Fishers Island — is a perfect opportunity to relax with a cocktail.

Enter Mr. Venduras, one of 10 of bartenders who serve up drinks aboard Cross Sound Ferry’s fleet of vessels. (more…)

03/24/17 6:05am
The historic Latham-Beebe house in Orient. (Credit: courtesy)

The historic Latham-Beebe house in Orient. (Credit: Douglas Elliman Real Estate courtesy)

Built over 160 years ago, one of the newest houses on the market has one of the oldest stories to tell.

The former Orient home of Daniel Terry Latham was built on Main Road house using materials brought over from New London. Conn. When his relative Emma Latham married Oscar Beebe in 1899, he gave the house to them. (more…)

03/03/17 6:02am
Lloyd Ziff in front of a wall of photos at his home in Orient Point. (Credit: Lloyd Ziff)

Lloyd Ziff in front of a wall of photos at his home in Orient Point. (Credit: Lloyd Ziff)

Lloyd Ziff didn’t consider himself a professional photographer until 1999, at which point he said he “decided take his photographs out from under the bed.”

Although the Orient Point resident, 74, had years ago taken an array of now-famous pictures of singer Patti Smith and photographers Robert Mapplethorpe and Annie Leibovitz, he didn’t feel ready to share more of his work with the world until last year, when he published two books: “New York: Photographs: 1967-2014” and “Los Angeles: Photographs: 1967-2014.” He’ll discuss both during an illustrated lecture at Floyd Memorial Library in Greenport at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 5. (more…)

01/03/17 6:03am
The view from Orient Beach State Park. (Credit: Krysten Massa, file photo)

The view from Orient Beach State Park. (Credit: Krysten Massa, file photo)

Anyone who can’t visit Orient but still wants to get a taste of it can do so thanks to this week’s edition of The New Yorker.

Featured in the Jan. 2, 2017, issue is a poem by Jonathan Galassi entitled “Orient Epithalamion,” which describes the end of the busy season in the small hamlet. (more…)