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New Hotel Set to Open in Greenport on Long Island’s North Fork

A new hotel-Bego Azair Hotel-may open any time now, at least that’s the word on the street in Greenport on Long Island’s North Fork. “Maybe July 1,” said a worker putting what looked to be the finishing touches on the shingled Victorian building when asked about the expected opening date. The renovated structure, located on [...]

Best Birthday Cake in NY Area? Greenport’s Butta’ Cakes Delivers Again

I loathe birthday cake—too sweet, to sticky-icky. But Butta’ Cake’s birthday cake is a thing of joy—no matter what age you’re turning. (See my review of Butta’ Cakes luscious cupcakes) For my hubby’s birthday, I ordered a chocolate cake with mocha icing. We’re big fans of the cupcakes from this small East End bakery located [...]

North Fork: Nello’s Owner to Open New Restaurant in Greenport

Is Greenport, on the North Fork of Long Island becoming unbearably gentrified?  You draw your own conclusions. But one sign of the times is the looming presence of a North Fork version of Nello, the Upper East Side boite that’s home to the rich and hoping-to-be-rich. The Greenport eatery is to be called Seaweed and [...]

North Fork, LI: Greenport Brewery Opens

Long Island beer lovers and visitors to the North Fork, take note: Greenport Harbor Brewing Company has opened for business. These are not suds for whimps; Greenport Harbor’s beer is very hoppy. But I especially loved the Summer Ale, which is light and fruity. Head Brewer DJ Swanson told me he injects honey into the [...]

Beer: New Brewery Set to Open in Greenport, LI

On the North Fork of Long Island, a new type of tasting experience is in the works—and it isn’t happening at the area’s vineyards. Beer drinkers, welcome to wine country. Final touches are being added to the Greenport Harbor Brewing Company, set to open in mid-June in the Long Island seaport village. On tap will [...]