05/15/19 6:00am

Claudio’s in Greenport operated under a new ownership group for the first time in 2018. It will reopen for the season Memorial Day weekend. (Credit: Krysten Massa)

When dining at Claudio’s Restaurant this summer, guests may want to consider asking for a seat upstairs. The space, usually an afterthought for people who headed straight to the neighboring clam bar, has been renovated to include a wine room with waterfront views, lounge area and full-service bar.  (more…)

05/05/19 5:55am
Chef Bruno Oliveira sits at the bar at Konoba in Huntington. (Credit: Cyndi Zaweski)

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Chef Bruno Oliveira has carved out a slice of his American dream, with a little Croatian flavoring. Oliveira teamed up with Daniel Pedisich, his one-time boss at wine bar Bin 56, to open Konoba Craft Kitchen & Tasting Lounge in Huntington Village in February. 

The eatery with a focus on Croatian and Mediterranean dishes, located in Hush Bistro’s old digs on Gerard Street, is a half-mile down the street from old Bin 56, but a long way from where Oliveria started.

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03/17/19 6:00am

The historic grounds at the Sands Point Preserve. (Courtesy: Sands Point Preserve Conservancy)

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Hustle, bustle and traffic can feel like they define life for Long Islanders — especially for those who commute to New York City during the week. It’s nice to slowdown, stop and smell the roses. As the weather warms, explore Long Island by foot. From harbors and shorelines to gardens and Gold Coast mansions, these are Long Island’s greatest walks. (more…)

03/14/19 5:00am

Katie Peters photographed at The Orient Country Store by David Benthal.

Katie Peters has always led an active lifestyle. Growing up in Orient, she said, it sometimes felt like being outside was the only thing to do. 

“We felt like we were locked at the end of the world, but looking back it was pretty good,” she recalled.

She loved to run, jump and climb with her two brothers and two sisters — she’s the middle child — and she fell in love with soccer at an early age.  (more…)

02/10/19 6:00am

Harborfront Park has a walking trail perfect for taking in the scenery. (Credit: Cyndi Zaweski)

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There’s something intrinsically romantic about downtown Port Jefferson. The charming Main Street is lined with brick exterior storefronts and the harbor sparkles even on the coldest of winter days. Sneak away with your significant other and explore all the seaside village has to offer this Valentine’s Day.

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01/13/19 6:00am

The Shed Bowl. (Credit: The Shed)

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Eating healthier and losing weight is consistently one of the most popular New Year’s resolutions. Though brown bagging and meal prep are common ways to ensure top nutrition, healthier restaurants on Long Island allow diners to enjoy a guilt-free meal without the hassle of cooking. These spots don’t limit your choices to standard greens and grilled chicken with dressing on the side, either. Expect creative twists on good-for-you dishes that will make healthy eating convenient and delicious. (more…)