Category: Long Island

Youngs Farm

When I was a child, my father would take me driving along the Gold Coast of Long Island to gather leaves on many a crisp, fall afternoon. We’d get out of the car at random leaf clusters along the road in Roslyn, Glen Cove, the Brookvilles, and picked the brightest colors in full form. He

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Sail Away Coffee x NoFoDoCo

Sheltering from the chaos ensuing outside of my front door, coffee and food have become my new favorite antisocial activities. While everyone else is stocking up on toilet paper and hand sanitizer, I’m making my way for the 30 oz coffee grinds and packets of chocolate. We all have our pandemic priorities. It turns out,

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They’re Dancing In The Streets

Quarantine parties are now in, literally. But DJ CHEF is making celebrating seem a lot less isolated. When quarantining first began in March, Marc Weiss, “DJ CHEF”, got a call for milestone 40th “birthday rodeo” in East Islip. From there, he joined in on a birthday shoutout parade in Long Beach, a community effort to lift

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The Float Place

Floatation therapy, or sensory deprivation tanks, have taken off in popularity since I first wrote about my experience in 2018. The concept began in the 1950s when two Drs, Dr. Jay Shurley and Dr. John Lilly, were at the National Institute of Mental Health. They became curious how the human mind would react to the

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Learning From The Ground Up

This article first appeared in The Independent Newspaper. Read more about #EverythingEastEnd here   Imagine a school where students aid in the harvesting and cooking of the very food that they, and the faculty, eat. A place where within 12 minutes, the entire lunch kitchen and dining room are cleaned. This is the food philosophy

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Let’s Taco Bout Mattitaco

This article first appeared in The Independent Newspaper. Read more about #EverythingEastEnd here You’ve seen him on the road, literally. Justin Schwartz is the master chef that runs the On The Road food truck (formerly Noah’s On The Road). Then, he opened up a brick-and-mortar location, Mattitaco, that has become the go-to spot in Mattituck.

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All Aboard The Brew Crew

This article first appeared in The Independent Newspaper. Read more about #EverythingEastEnd here The nine women who run Brew Crew Cycles span three family generations. Raised a toast to their fifth year in business this year. Brew Crew Cycles is Long Island’s exclusive brew tour and bike experience, located in the town of Riverhead. During

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North Fork Brewing Co.

This article first appeared in The Independent Newspaper. Read more about #EverythingEastEnd here Downtown Riverhead is the ultimate watering hole for zythophiles, those who particularly enjoy a cold pint, with several craft breweries within walking distance of each other (or should we say, stumbling distance?). Fairly new to the brew crew, undoubtedly making its mark,

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