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A Barge thrives in Brooklyn

A Barge thrives in Brooklyn

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Dave Sharps has the best seat in the house to view the Statue of Liberty, because he and his family live aboard a former barge on Pier 44 in Red Hook, Brooklyn. After searching for nearly 10 years, Sharps bought the barge in 1985 for just $1.00 from a dock builder in Edgewater, New Jersey. […]

September 2014 Featured Writer

September 2014 Featured Writer

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Bonnie Ellman is a freelance writer and photographer who received her Master’s degree in Modern Literature from Royal Holloway, University of London, and has been featured in The Long Island Jewish World, The Island Now, Newsday, and Natural History Magazine.

August 2014 Featured Writer

August 2014 Featured Writer

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Bonnie Ellman is a freelance writer and photographer who received her Master’s degree in Modern Literature from Royal Holloway, University of London, and has been featured in The Long Island Jewish World, The Island Now, Newsday, and Natural History Magazine.

Alley Pond

Alley Pond

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. Nudged to the side of Northern Boulevard and the Cross Island Parkway, bordering Douglaston and Bayside, it’s hard to imagine the slice of nature within the Alley Pond Environmental Center (APEC). This non-profit nature center owned by the City of New York is a tranquil haven set at the very end of Little Neck […]

Sand Castle on the Ocean Restaurant & Bar

Sand Castle on the Ocean Restaurant & Bar

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Located adjacent to the ocean beach, The Sand Castle on the Ocean is a fine dining establishment in Cherry Grove. Whether you want to grab a drink with friends, have a sandwich, or just lounge and schmooze, The Sand Castle is the place I’d choose. I was satisfied with the menu’s plate-pleasing diversity. There was […]

City Island

City Island

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Nestled in the heart of the Bronx,City Island is the perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle (and traffic!) of New York City. Bordered by the Long Island Sound on the south, Eastchester Bay on the west, and City Island Harbor on the east, City Island is a simple to reach retreat, as it’s located […]

Singles at Sea

Singles at Sea

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Boating is enjoyable whether you’re alone or in the company of others, but some don’t enjoy a solitary experience. They look for like-minded sea lovers who want to get together and make waves. Long Island Single Sailors Association (LISSA) is a boating singles group that has been around for 25 years. Its members, mainly from […]

Dynasty of Port Washington

Dynasty of Port Washington

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If you’re on the water and are hit by a wave of Chinese food cravings, you can satisfy it steps away from where you dock your boat. Located at the scenic Brewer Capri Marina, Dynasty offers a taste of China right on Port Washington’s quaint Inspiration Wharf. During one of my frequent visits, this time […]

Island Mermaid

Island Mermaid

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If you’re boating to Ocean Beach and want to quench your appetite (or thirst), make sure to check out The Island Mermaid. This casual restaurant serves up a varied menu, so whatever you’re craving, it’s bound to be here. (Besides the tasty food, the view and location are reasons enough to choose this spot for […]

Butler’s Flat Clam Shack

Butler’s Flat Clam Shack

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Hidden away on Port Washington’s scenic waterfront and nestled into the Capri Brewer Marina West, Butler’s Flat is a charming little eatery known for its delicious clams and savory seafood. However, that’s not all that awaits you when you dine dockside for lunch or dinner. The menu offers standard American fare, such as cheeseburgers and […]

Matthew’s Seafood House

Matthew’s Seafood House

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Drop into Matthew’s Seafood House in Ocean Beach on Fire Island when you’re looking for a dockside treat to enjoy just steps away from your boat. I’d heard the restaurant was rumored to have some of the best seafood on Fire Island, and I was delighted to find out that was a fact. Matthew’s offers […]

Crew Kitchen & Bar

Crew Kitchen & Bar

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The servers and support staff at Crew are very attentive and accommodating; everything (including bread) came out in a timely manner. Diners are immediately presented with the chef’s offering of duck confit in a delectable sauce (on the house), which is an enjoyable way to get started as you look over the extensive wine list […]