06/16/17 4:11pm
Bootleggers Alley, Shelter Island

Town Landing at Bootleggers Alley. (Credit: Ambrose Clancy)

In addition to all the attention Shelter Island has been receiving lately from the likes of Coastal Living and other magazines and blogs, now it looks like the Wall Street Journal has officially discovered it too, thanks to a piece that ran on June 15 entitled “Home Buyers flock to Shelter Island” (paywall).

The article begins by touting the fact it takes just five minutes to travel by ferry from the Hamptons to Shelter Island, which it bills as an 8,000 acre island offering “a rich history, scant traffic and gentler prices.” (more…)

06/12/17 2:05pm

Black Cat Books on Shelter Island. (Credit: BJ Gamboa)

It’s just about summertime on the East End.

Get your toes in the sand or throw yourself into a hammock while you unplug and read a book.

Forget the two-day drone drop. Hop in your convertible or pedal your beach cruiser down to one of these local havens and meet your fellow bibliophiles.

Here are three places to pick up some summer reading while you visit the East End.

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05/16/17 6:01am

ThePerfectStorm

It was October 30, 1991 and just off the Atlantic coast a hurricane, a high pressure ridge, and a trough of low pressure were coalescing into a nor’easter of epic proportions that meteorologists were calling the storm of the century. 

Here on the East End, the weather was clear and breezy. John Spillane was a pararescueman (known as a P.J.) of the Air National Guard 106th Rescue Wing stationed at Gabreski Airport in Westhampton Beach. That morning, he took part in a local helicopter search for a fisherman who had been swept off a rock near Point Judith, Rhode Island.  (more…)

04/26/17 6:03am
Shelter Island was recently named one of the top 20 places to live by the coast by Coastal Living magazine. (Credit: Katelyn Knapp)

Shelter Island was recently named one of the top 20 places to live by the coast by Coastal Living magazine. (Credit: Katelyn Knapp)

Well, it’s official! Shelter Island has been named one of the top 20 places to live by the coast.

The title was bestowed upon our little corner of the universe by the esteemed editors at Coastal Living magazine, and Shelter Island shares the honor with 19 other enjoyable seaside destinations, both in the United States and abroad. (more…)

01/04/17 11:02am
The view from Orient Beach State Park. (Credit: Krysten Massa, file photo)

The view from Orient Beach State Park. (Credit: Krysten Massa, file photo)

Anyone who can’t visit Orient but still wants to get a taste of it can do so thanks to this week’s edition of The New Yorker.

Featured in the Jan. 2, 2017, issue is a poem by Jonathan Galassi entitled “Orient Epithalamion,” which describes the end of the busy season in the small hamlet. (more…)

12/21/16 6:04am
SALT Waterfront Bar & Grill on Shelter Island. (Credit: Randee Daddona)

SALT Waterfront Bar & Grill on Shelter Island. (Credit: Randee Daddona)

From the down home flavor of the Shelter Island Pharmacy to the upscale, yet laid back vibe at SALT, we pride ourselves on telling our readers about the fun places to eat and play on Shelter Island.

And we look forward to bringing you all the best Island happenings in 2017.

These were our most-read Shelter Island stories of the year. (more…)