Category: Long Island

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 Food

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

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

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Lifes A Beach

This article first appeared in The Independent Newspaper. Read more about #EverythingEastEnd here Less than a quarter-mile away from the Francis S. Gabreski Airport in Westhampton, and under 10 minutes from Main Street, sits a blonde waiting to be greeted. I’m talking about the Beach Blonde Ale from Westhampton Beach Brewing Company on tap alongside

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Four Farm Fresh: Long Island Grown

The following is a series of articles I pitched & published for The Independent Newspaper in September of 2018. Read more about #EverythingEastEnd here Farm land as far as the eye can see. That was once the beauty and bounty of Long Island’s East End. Despite supermarket takeovers, farming is still a prominent profession for

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Unmatchable Spirit

This article first appeared in The Independent Newspaper. Read more about #EverythingEastEnd here   Once a whaling village, Greenport has been making a splash in the beverage industry. For beer, there’s the Greenport Harbor Brewing Company and now, for spirits, there’s a new kid on the block, Matchbook Distilling Co. The team behind this “bespoke

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