06/08/14 10:09am
06/08/2014 10:09 AM
Laurel, 2168 Main Road (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Laurel, 2168 Main Road (Credit: Vera Chinese)

The postman’s unofficial creed — “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night” — applies just as much to postal patrons in the North Fork’s small hamlets as it does to postal employees themselves.

The facilities are veritable meetinghouses where residents travel not only to pick up and send mail, but to converse with neighbors and gossip about town goings-on — no matter the weather outside. “Post offices are a hub of these little communities,” said local historian Richard Wines.

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05/31/14 10:04am
05/31/2014 10:04 AM
Library Hall, pictured in 1905, stood across from the Mattituck train station, at the corner of Westphalia Avenue and Pike Street. (Credit: Mattituck-Laurel Library)

Library Hall, pictured in 1905, stood across from the Mattituck train station, at the corner of Westphalia Avenue and Pike Street. (Credit: Mattituck-Laurel Library)

For 58 years, Library Hall in Mattituck was a hub of activity, a beacon that drew the community and held great personal significance for the scores of residents who spent time there. (more…)

05/22/14 6:00pm
05/22/2014 6:00 PM
Douglas Elliman will open a second North Fork location at the former Lloyd's Realty in Greenport. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Douglas Elliman will open a second North Fork location at the former Lloyd’s Realty in Greenport. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Real estate powerhouse Douglas Elliman is expanding its North Fork presence with a second office in downtown Greenport.

The firm has acquired the former Lloyd’s Realty on Front Street in Greenport and former owner Kathy Lloyd Rosenbaum and her team will be among the new location’s agents.

Read more about the acquisition on northforker.com