Category: Long Island

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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Meet Your Winemaker: Long Island Wines

The following is a collection of articles I pitched & published to The Independent Newspaper in May of 2018.  Read more about #EverythingEastEnd here ANTHONY NAPPA: RAPHAEL WINERY Long Island Wine Country’s North Fork is a magical, six-mile viticultural area. Unlike several famed wine regions throughout the world, the aquatic surroundings of the North Fork

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Fare Pairs

The following is a collection of articles I pitched & published in The Independent Newspaper in April of 2018. Read more about #EverythingEastEnd here ALMOND Almond Restaurant in Bridgehampton hosted a Spring Chicken N’ Beer Dinner, in collaboration with Iacono Farms and Port Jefferson Brewing Co. The six-course meal was be prepared by Executive Chef

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Train Like A Navy SEAL

I did it on my own, but I wasn’t alone. I completed the challenge to prove I could. I did it to inspire others. A few weeks ago, I wrote about the Long Island debut of Bonefrog, the world’s only obstacle course race owned and operated by the United States Navy Sea, Air, and Land

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Hill Street Boxing

I’ve got a new addiction. It’s Hill Street Boxing. If you’ve driven down Route 27 in Southampton, in a parking lot across from the Blackman building you’ve likely seen a forever parked Hill Street Boxing van, but the actual studio is next to the village movie theater. Walking in once to Avery Crocker’s Boxing Bootcamp

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Daily Fitness: Hamptons Float

Floatation Therapy, also known as sensory deprivation tanks, are typically perceived one of two ways: a blissful escape or a claustrophobic nightmare. Immersing oneself into an 8 x 4 foot space of salt water, with the option of no light or sound? It can sound jarring at first. However, despite how you choose to mentally

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Hanging Out In The Shed

Long Island is spreading its culinary wings with Huntington’s new go-to dining spot, The Shed Restaurant. Talk a walk down New Street in the village and you’ll find yourself stumbling across Instagrammable street art, opened wings begging for a photograph, as a greeting to the deliciousness of what’s ahead.   The location, that is a

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Daily Fitness: Eco FOODFitness

The article first appeared in The Independent Newspaper   Renee McCormack is a local East Hampton resident who, like myself, prides her lifestyle on the ability to balance fitness and food, inspiring her company, FOODfitness. Upon meeting at a local Starbucks, we instantly connected. Trying samples of peanut butter, Nutella, protein balls was otherworldly. Who

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