03/28/14 8:00am
ipsky Construction carpenters William Kaspereit and John Kern began the restoration work on the Big Duck Ranch barn Tuesday morning. (Barbaraellen Koch photo)

ipsky Construction carpenters William Kaspereit and John Kern began the restoration work on the Big Duck Ranch barn Tuesday morning. (Barbaraellen Koch photo)

A new museum on the grounds of Flanders’ Big Duck is soon to take flight.

After years of preparation, construction work began this week at the historic tourist attraction’s property on a barn that will house a museum devoted to Long Island’s place in duck-rearing history.  (more…)

07/10/12 7:01pm

SAMANTHA BRIX PHOTO | Bari on the Castello Di Borghese tour.

Three writers were given a day to tour the North Fork in three very different ways:

1 a trip from NYC

2 a guys’ day out

3 a family outing

Here’s part one of our series:

They say you can’t put a price on love, but I’m not so sure that’s true.

I am heart-stoppingly, mind-racingly, head-over-heels in love with Long Island Wine Country, but it sure ain’t free. So we decided to put a price on this love affair.

My assignment was to see just how much four 20- and 30-somethings from New York City could do in one day on the North Fork with only $500 at their disposal. (more…)