05/25/16 7:34am
A Shelter Island view from the 'Kissing Rock.' (Credit: Charity Robey)

A Shelter Island view from the ‘Kissing Rock.’ (Credit: Charity Robey)

Shelter Island is more than a charming, boring version of the Hamptons, a bucolic identity that travel writers have stuck on it. The island has welcomed visitors for two centuries with a contrariness that comes with being able to roll up the gangplanks every night and let the rest of the world go to hell. There’s a lot here, especially for people willing to bike or float, and a long summer day is enough time to get a taste.  (more…)

01/12/16 6:02am
The Smith-Taylor cabin on Taylor's Island. (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

The Smith-Taylor cabin on Taylor’s Island. (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

There’s a piece of hidden history located on a small strip of land off Shelter Island.

On it lies the historic Smith-Taylor log cabin, which is accessible by boat and is undergoing a major restoration project that hit a significant milestone this past fall. (more…)