One early morning last week, Justin San Andres heard banging outside his home on Sound Avenue just east of the state Hallock State Park Preserve in Northville.
When he stepped outside later that day, he spotted a few signs posted on wooden stakes in the ground on the Mudd Vineyard property. READ
Verderber’s Nursery acquired 45 acres of land off Sound Avenue in Northville that will be used to plant nursery stock, including a variety of native plants that are already plentiful on the property. READ
Space for both tent and RV camping. An equestrian center. Picnic areas. Restored tennis courts. A store selling firewood and ice.
These are all potential components of the North Fork Preserve under A conceptual site plan discussed at a public meeting Thursday held by the committee responsible for the planning of the 311-acre park, which was bought largely by Suffolk County from private hands in 2012. READ
What’s the plan for Hallock State Park, the 314-acre property north of Sound Avenue in Northville that was purchased by New York State from KeySpan Energy for $16 million more than 15 years ago?
It will be a passive recreation park, with extensive trails, a visitor’s center, and some picnic tables, according to Greg Greene and Nancy Lenz of Cashing Associates, which is working on the plan for the state. There also will be limited horse riding on the site, which is already occurring. READ
Hallockville Museum Farm in Riverhead. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)
The Hallockville homestead is celebrating its 250th anniversary this year and the museum farm there is hosting a day of celebration July 18. (more…)
A Suffolk County committee is seeking public feedback on a proposal for what has been dubbed as the county’s “last great park.”
URT owner John Catsimitedes
United Riverhead Terminal owner John Catsimatidis and vice chair Nelson Happy said there are several large projects they are considering in Riverhead Town, but they also said “a pro business environment is very helpful” for those projects to move forward. (more…)