12/02/16 10:15am
Christmas Cutchogue helicopter

Santa arrives by helicopter in Cutchogue. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder, file photo)

It may be the busiest time of year for Santa Claus, but he has managed to schedule some visits on the North Fork this holiday season. Get your wish list ready and head out to these locations to meet St. Nick!

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10/05/16 12:00pm

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It’s that time again.

Hamptons Coffee Co. is selling pumpkin pie coffee, Crooked Ladder Brewing Co. has “Outta My Vine” pumpkin beer on tap, and best of all, North Fork pumpkins are ready to be picked. And we have your guide on where to find them.

If you do visit the region this fall, we just ask that you remain courteous to the locals and obey all local traffic laws (though if you are a northforker reader you are by default awesome and will do that anyway.)

Remember to call the farms in advance to confirm hours and availability.

See you in those fields of orange!

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09/01/16 10:48pm
A young visitor at the Long Island Aquarium in Riverhead says hello to Miss Ruby, a rare yellow lobster being held by Danny Lee, executive chef at Burger & Lobster in New York City. (Credit: Paul Squire)

A young visitor at the Long Island Aquarium in Riverhead says hello to Miss Ruby, a rare yellow lobster being held by Danny Lee, executive chef at Burger & Lobster in New York City. (Credit: Paul Squire)

Danny Lee, executive chef at the Burger & Lobster restaurant in the Flatiron District in Manhattan, goes through thousands pounds of lobster each week. Normally the lobsters are tossed into holding tanks before the crustaceans are cooked up for customers.

But earlier this month,  Lee spotted one lobster that looked different than all the rest in a shipment from Canada. Standing out in the sea of greenish-brown creatures was an orange-blonde lobster. It almost looked like it had been already cooked.

“She was very obvious,” he said. “She was different.” (more…)

06/29/16 8:08am

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Summer is in full swing on the North Fork and there are plenty of things to keep you busy.

Whether seeking family friendly outings, foodie hot spots, fitness activities or relaxation-focused events, we have suggestions for each day this coming month.

Some of these suggestions are one-time events. Some repeat each week. Others can be done on any day or at any time. A few even require hopping on a ferry to Shelter Island.

We hope to see you around. (more…)

06/15/16 9:40am
Downtown Riverhead looking south. (Credit: Andrew LePre/ LePre Media)

A view from above downtown Riverhead, facing south. (Credit: Andrew LePre/ LePre Media)

Humorously nicknamed the “big city” by its more rural North Fork neighbors to the east, Riverhead is a hub of commerce, dining and leisure. And while it is perhaps best known for being home to Tanger Outlets and Splish Splash, the city’s Main Street is increasingly becoming a destination all its own.  (more…)

06/11/16 6:20am
Salt Air Farm is among the most unique properties on the North Fork. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Salt Air Farm is among the most unique properties on the North Fork. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

While its location on New Suffolk Road has made it visible to passersby for more than 200 years, the aptly named Salt Air Farm — a 125-acre Cutchogue property situated near Peconic Bay and two creeks — is remarkably sequestered. (more…)