Category: New York

North Fork Oysters & Greenport Brew

(This article first appeared in the September 13, 2017 issue of The Independent Newspaper)   “Drink and eat local,” John Liegey, co-founder of Greenport Harbor Brewing, echoed over the phone. I’m on a three-way call with him and Ian Wile, owner of Little Creek Oyster Farm & Market. The two first met approximately five years

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Life on the Escar-go!

(This article first appeared in the September 6, 2017 issue of The Independent Newspaper)   Taylor Knapp calls himself “head snail wrangler” — an amusing image, since snails are not known for their speed. But when you live on a farm with 15,000 mollusks and are pioneering the way as the East Coast’s only snail

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Simple Vodka: A Cocktail to End Hunger

(This article first appeared in the August 23, 2017 issue of The Independent Newspaper)   You’re at the bar debating what to drink. Absolut, Kettle, Grey Goose, Tito’s. Now there’s an even easier vodka choice. Simple. A vodka name you can feel proud to order. The company aims beyond satisfying its customers with a mission

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A Crazy Jewish Family

(This article first appeared in the July 12, 2017 issue of The Independent Newspaper)   Things are getting “crazy Jewish” at the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton this Friday. Kate Siegel and her mother, Kim Friedman, are the social media sensational mother-daughter team, with over 814,000 followers on Instagram, behind @CrazyJewishMom. They will be discussing Siegel’s

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Pelush: Join The Refauxlution

(This article first appeared in the June 28, 2017 issue of The Independent Newspaper)   Recently featuring some faux fur coats at Southampton Animal Shelter’s Catwalk for Canines, Anna Tagliabue is the future of fashion. Launched in February of 2014, Pelush NYC is a PETA-approved vegan, 100-percent cruelty free line of faux fur designs. “I

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Daily Fitness: Cool Zone Cryo

(This article first appeared in the June 7, 2017 issue of The Independent Newspaper)   The coolest way to burn calories and speed up your metabolism has arrived in Water Mill. Cool Zone Cryo, located on 760 Montauk Highway, is a whole-body and facial rejuvenation cryotherapy facility. With a grand opening over Memorial Day weekend,

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de Kooning & Friends: A Tribute to the Past

(This article first appeared in the May 3, 2017 issue of The Independent Newspaper)   Mary Montes, a rural New Jersey native, grew up enamored with the New York art scene with countless memories visiting with her uncle. A New York artist during the mid-late 20th century, her uncle would paint a visual image, detailing

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What Lies Within Us

(This article first appeared in the April 26, 2017 issue of The Independent Newspaper) If a single image boasts a thousand words, than artist Asia Lee is a photographic novelist. Her upcoming exhibit “What Lies Within Us” will run at the White Room Gallery in Bridgehampton this Friday through May 3 with an opening reception

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Replacing Something Old With Something New

(This article originally appeared in the February 8, 2017 issue of The Independent Newspaper)   Weddings can call to mind such timeless moments and elegant couples as Queen Victoria’s marriage to Prince Albert in 1840, Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier III in 1956, or Lady Diana’s nuptials to Prince Charles in 1981. Though we can’t

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The Scarlet Letter Comes Alive at Bay Street

(This article first appeared in the November 16, 2016 issue of The Independent Newspaper)   Whether or not you’ve actually read Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, chances are you’ve heard of it. Perhaps it was on a reading list back in grade school that you eagerly passed on after noticing it was originally published in

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