When I saw a headline that read “The Most Underrated Places to Go in 2017” I thought, “this listicle better have the North Fork on it or it is pure garbage.”
It turns out this article wan’t internet bunk after all. (more…)
As an aerial photographer, Bridget Elkin has a unique view of the North Fork. On a regular basis, the East Marion resident pilots a drone a few hundred feet above creeks, beaches, and rows of corn or vines, sharing the beauty she discovers with more than 9,000 Instagram followers at @northforkgrown.
But it’s not just from that rarely explored vantage point that Elkin fell in love with the place she’s called home for the past several years.
“Even just running an errand, I’m often stopped in my tracks and find myself needing to stop to take a photograph,” she said. “Photographers talk about the golden hour, but every hour on the North Fork is truly special.” (more…)
Is 2017 the year the North Fork will finally become the cool, must-go-to destination, overtaking her more affluent, star studded and perpetually traffic congested half sister, the South Fork? (more…)
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…)
Two great breakfast spots opened in Jamesport and Aquebogue this year, but we lost a Greek takeout joint and one of the area’s largest peach farms.
The openings and closing of North Fork businesses once again topped our list of the most-read stories of 2016, as did reports of celebrity sightings.
It was a year when moonshine came to the region, the super popular bar and restaurant Phil’s opened an eastern outpost and John Oliver riffed on Long Island wine. And we at northforker were here chronicling all those NoFo foodie and lifestyle happenings.
Read on for our recap of the most popular stories of 2016. (more…)
The North Fork of Long Island is located in eastern Suffolk County, New York. The 30-mile-long peninsula runs parallel with the Island’s lower prong, known as the South Fork or the Hamptons.
The North Fork begins east of Riverhead hamlet and ends at Orient Point. The term North Fork can also refer collectively to all of the hamlets and villages within the Town of Riverhead and the Town of Southold, both on the East End of Long Island. (more…)
My earliest memories are of playing with the neighborhood gang in the woods behind our house in Long Branch, N.J.
We were a mixed group: different ages, boys and girls. The older kids were the acknowledged leaders and the rest of us a ready and enthusiastic army of plebes. READ