08/16/17 5:59am
lobster roll

Architectural Digest says Southold Fish Market is not exaggerating when it says it has the “best lobster roll.” (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Another day, another major media outlet highlights all this little corner of the world has to offer.

In a recent Architectural Digest piece titled “How to Enjoy A Perfect Weekend in New York’s North Fork,” the monthly magazine celebrating design offers an itinerary for making the most of a trip to the NoFo, particularly Greenport.

“Long Island’s South Fork has cemented its status as New York’s summer party destination, but the North Fork offers a peaceful antidote to all of the posturing,” writes AD’s Jennifer Fernandez.

That’s a good way to put it. (more…)

07/31/17 4:38pm

From left, friends Summer Yuan, Jing Chen, Sophia Lu and Joy Zhang visiting Lavender By the Bay in 2014. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo)

In 2014, the East Marion lavender farm Lavender By the Bay suddenly found itself attracting hundreds, if not thousands, of tourists to the tiny hamlet every weekend.

Three years later, busloads of visitors still descend on the 17-acre farm when the plants are in bloom. They pose in the purple fields and snap selfies for Instagram.

Now the sustained uptick in visitors has caught the attention of the Wall Street Journal, which explored this quirky story this week. An article titled “Purple Craze: The Lavender of Long Island Attracts Mystery Crowds,” was printed on the paper’s front page on Monday. (more…)

07/17/17 6:00am

The steps near the Horton Point Lighthouse, one of our favorite North Fork scenes. (Credit: Sascha Rosin)

The red hot North Fork real estate market once again caught the attention of the New York Times real estate section in a recent piece entitled “The North Fork Has a New Name: NOFO.

The story, which appeared online July 14 and in print July 16, summarizes the appeal of the North Fork for all the usual reasons (proximity to beaches, fresh produce, etc.) It also notes that home prices here are rising, but still about half what they are on the South Fork. The median home price on the North Fork is $487,500 compared to about $1 million on the South Fork, according to Judi Desiderio, chief executive of Town & Country Real Estate. (more…)

06/13/17 6:03am

The June 2017 cover of northforker magazine. Photo by David Benthal, graphics by Eric Hod.

Editor’s note: The June 2017 edition of northforker magazine is out. You can find it at variety of Long Island wineries, restaurants and newsstands.

To our readers,

In this issue’s “Summer Sips,” consulting editor Jane Lear calls growing your own herbs one of “life’s most inexpensive luxuries.”

I’d love to get that saying engraved on a plaque and hang it in my garden. (more…)

06/12/17 3:12pm
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A visit to Goodfood. is kind of like being in Brooklyn, says Eater NY. (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

Wait, so I’m confused. Is the North Fork unhip? Or is it the new Brooklyn?

Today an article proclaiming that the North Fork is becoming the Brooklyn of Long Island appears on the Eater NY website. Ironically, this comes on the heels of the NoFo being labeled “unhip and unhappening” in the pre-fall 2017 collections edition of the Bergdorf Goodman catalogue.

“We’d heard that city exiles were transforming this laid-back region into an alt-version of Brooklyn and wanted to see if there was any truth to the rumor,” said Eater writer Robert Sietsema. (more…)

06/12/17 6:01am

Harbor Books in Sag Harbor. (Credit: BJ Gamboa)

It’s just about summertime on the East End.

Get your toes in the sand or throw yourself into a hammock while you unplug and read a book.

Forget the two-day drone drop. Hop in your convertible or pedal your beach cruiser down to one of these local havens and meet your fellow bibliophiles.

Here are three places to pick up some summer reading while you visit the East End.

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