12/22/16 1:24pm
All pictures by Monique Singh-Roy

All pictures by Monique Singh-Roy

While Shelter Island sits near the end of the North Fork, don’t ever lump them together.

The displays here on the ‘Rock’ are as unique as its residents. While much of the North Fork is decorated with bright lights and color, Shelter Island décor is more natural, rustic and individualistic.

Here’s a look at 10 Shelter Island holiday displays you don’t want to miss. (more…)

04/28/16 6:03am
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Credit: Alexandra Binder, courtesy photo

Mother’s Day is fast approaching. So what kind of gift will tell the mom in your life just how much you love her?

Well, if she loves Shelter Island, how about a necklace created with beads made from North and South Ferry receipts?

Certainly original … decidedly local. (more…)

12/24/15 2:30pm
All of North Ferry's vessels are decorated with Christmas greenery (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

All of North Ferry’s vessels are decorated with Christmas greenery (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

Christmas on Shelter Island is a quiet time of year.  The crowds are long gone and many shops, restaurants and hotels have shut for the season.

But left to celebrate are the year-round residents, business owners, town officials and public servants who have made the beautiful town looks festive and homey for the season. (more…)

08/25/15 2:36pm
Many parts of Shelter Island are easily accessible to pedestrians (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

Many parts of Shelter Island are easily accessible to pedestrians
(Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

Most people who have never visited Shelter Island assume they need a car to traverse the island. But that is not entirely true. (more…)

08/15/15 6:00am
A vintage billboard for the New Prospect Hotel (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

A vintage billboard for the New Prospect Hotel
(Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

It hangs quietly on the wall inside the Shelter Island Historical Society’s barn, an advertisement for a lost period of the Island’s past.

The now faded billboard is a vintage ad for The New Prospect Hotel, once the biggest hotel establishment on the island. With 160 rooms, it was the destination for many visiting the East End of Long Island. (more…)