02/01/19 4:12pm

Thomas McCloskey of Douglas Elliman Real Estate at one of his property listings. (Credit: Rachel Siford)

The North Fork has become a favorite spot for second-home buyers and the perfect escape for those needing a break from city life. To the surprise of many, it’s also the home of second careers for aspiring real estate agents who take lessons from their past to transform their lives. (more…)

08/23/16 10:30am
(Credit: David Benthal)

(Credit: David Benthal)

Don’t even think about frowning or complaining in Rosemary Martilotta’s yoga class. You won’t get away with it.

“Big smile. Happiest day of your life,” she says at each class. “Breathe, breathe, breathe.”

The 68-year-old Cutchogue mother of five began practicing yoga at age 40, during a particularly stressful stage in her life and at a time when yoga wasn’t nearly as mainstream as it is today.

“I thought it would be a bunch of hippies,” Martilotta said. “But I had to do something to relieve the stress.”

She signed up for a class at a Cutchogue church and hoped for the best. (more…)