Whether it’s restaurants, housing or parking, it would be wise for Riverhead to look south to Patchogue as an example of a downtown to emulate.
Town officials have already said Patchogue has the blueprint for what they hope Riverhead is on track to achieve: a vibrant downtown that attracts people from across the island for its food and nightlife scene along the waterfront.
The Riverhead Town Board is considering a slew of changes to fix downtown’s parking problem — including making new developments that don’t meet the parking codes pay a fee. READ
A proposed art gallery with artist lofts in downtown Riverhead that has been in the works since 2001 is finally making moves toward construction. READ
Local residents expressed frustration Tuesday over changes to how Congressman Lee Zeldin’s staff meets with constituents at his office in Riverhead.
Downtown Riverhead is getting a half-million dollar boost from New York State by way of a grant to revitalize the area.
A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle on West Main Street in Riverhead Thursday night and sustained a serious head injury, according to New York State police. READ
Riverhead Business Improvement District Management Association officials are hoping to recommend 30-minute parking limits for certain spaces downtown.
The BIDMA discussed the issue of two-hour parking, and how that adversely impacts certain local businesses, at its Dec. 21 meeting.
Can Riverhead Town handle two St. Patrick’s Day parades?
One for the Road Event Services is proposing a St. Patrick’s Day parade in downtown Riverhead on Saturday, March 18. The Emerald Society has planned its fourth annual parade in Jamesport for March 25.