New York State's Governor Cuomo is being cautious about re-opening businesses, schools and other entities. While the number of coronavirus cases continue to drop, we are following guidelines that include a cessation of new construction projects and are wearing masks in public where social distancing is not possible.
Workers are required to wear masks, too, but many landscapers use the masks as props and don't follow the guidelines.
These photos were taken around the neighborhood this morning:
We're all concerned about coronavirus and many are taking steps to practice "social distancing" and even self-quarantining.
It's a perfect opportunity to chill at home, contact friends via email, phone, texting or social media, binge watch your favorite shows and read.
We've been catching up on our east end history and wanted to share some intel on Mulford House, built by John Henry Mulford in 1680 and located at 10 James Lane in East Hampton, NY.
Mulford House remains largely unchanged and is found on the site of the Mulford Farm. The home is a picture perfect snapshot of New England architecture of the time. One of the earliest inhabitants is Samuel Mulford (1644-1725). Samuel was a political reformer who argued against "taxation without representation" and was a member of the Colonial Assembly. His trade was whaling.
The activist traveled to London in both 1704 and 1725 to protect and lobby for fair treatment of whalesmen on the East End of Long Island. He said the tax on their work was unfair. After his protests and speeches, reforms were enacted.
The Mulford Farm is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The East Hampton Historical Society offers tours of Mulford Farm.
Call 631-324-6850 for more information.
Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in the Hamptons is a big tradition. Parades and festivities to enjoy the Irish holiday abound. The holiday falls on Tuesday, March 17, but activities on the Twin Forks are held are different days to allow celebrants to participate in more than one event.
One of the shortest parades in history takes play on Saturday, March 14. It’s the 12th Annual AmO'Gansett St. Patrick's Day Parade featuring this year's grand marshals, the East Hampton Volunteer Ocean Rescue Squad. Come on out and cheer on these amazing lifesavers. The parade steps off on Main Street at noon.
Prior to the parade, from 8 to 9:30 a.m., there will be a beach cleanup from Indian Wells Beach to Atlantic Avenue Beach. The facebook page for the event is: https://www.facebook.com/events/amagansett-chamber-of-commerce/amogansett-parade-beach-clean-up/658942951517247/
The 2020 Westhampton Beach St. Patrick's Day Parade takes place on Saturday, March 14 at noon. The grand marshal is Preston Jankowski and the theme is “Love Local.” Check https://whbstpats.com
or details on the route, as it will be changed this year due to construction on Main St.
The parade on Route 25 takes place from 2 to 6 pm. Sponsored by the Cutchogue Fire Department and the New Suffolk Chamber of Commerce, the festivities begin at the Traffic Light on Cox Lane, down Route 25, to the center of Cutchogue Village.
For more details: 631-734-5959 or visit www.northforkchamberofcommerce.org.
Hampton Bays/March 21
The 16th Annual Hampton Bays Hiberians St. Patrick's Day parade kicks off on Saturday, March 21 at 11 a.m.
The parade is judged, and prizes are awarded to the Best Float, Best Band and Best Marching Group. This year $1,000 prize for best entrant will be donated to the winner's charity of choice; there will also be a $500 prize for runner up, organizers said.
"So have some fun, get creative and enter your group into the parade! Let's keep this tradition going in Hampton Bays," organizer said.
The grand marshal is Michael P. Quinlan, active in the Hampton Bays Hibernians and the Ancient Order of Hibernians where he was "Man of the Year" in 2015. He is also a member of the Knights of Columbus 7023 and Southampton Elks Lodge 1574.
One of the East End’s biggest parades is in on Montauk. This year is the 58th St. Patrick’s Day Parade that kicks off at noon on Edgemere Road and then turns on to Main Street. Master of Ceremonies Rick White will greet paraders at the IGA on Main Street.
The parade, organizers proudly add, is Long Island’s second largest St. Patrick's Day (the largest is in Center Moriches on March 15 from 2 to 4 pm on Main Street.) The grand marshal is Charlie Morici Sr.
Starting at 10 a.m. on the green, the Montauk Chamber of Commerce will be serving hot soup in St. Patrick's Day Parade souvenir mugs. "Montauk's finest soups are made and donated by local restaurants," organizers added. For more info, contact the Montauk Friends of Erin: http://www.montaukfriendsoferin.org/contact.html
Indian Wells Tavern, a favorite pub for locals in Amagansett, has announced it is closing.
In their Facebook statement, Indian Wells announced:
“After 12 incredible years, Saturday, February 29th will be our final night of business. The restaurant has been sold and new owners will be launching a new restaurant. We wish the new owners the best and look forward to supporting them upon opening. We are incredibly thankful to all of our staff, customers and friends who have supported us over the years. You can visit us at either of our Bostwick’s locations this spring, Bostwick’s Chowder House or Bostwick’s on the Harbor.”
The Tavern has been a preferred gathering place for sports events, celebrations and parties throughout its tenure on Main Street.
Highway Restaurant & Bar in East Hampton announced the acquisition of the restaurant space. Highway Restaurant & Bar is a member of the TOMS Hospitality portfolio, that includes Manhattan’s Eleven Madison Park, Loring Place, Charlie Bird, and Shuko.
The new owners say they plan to refresh the décor but plan is to keep the tavern style. The menu will “honor many local favorites and will be executed with fresh ingredients and the high standards of cuisine for which Highway is known. Patrons will still be able to watch their favorite teams on the bar televisions, have a pre-Talkhouse cocktail they have always loved, or enjoy a delicious and easy meal at the bar or in the dining room.”
Plans are to open in early summer 2020.
Calling all autophiles. This is a unique opportunity to own a commercial, custom-built auto park facility in the Village of East Hampton. Unique commercial opportunity. Patricia Wadzinski Associate Broker, Senior Global Real Estate Advisor
of Sotheby’s International in East Hampton can provide more information on the beautiful space built in 2011 and located at 8 Fresno Place. $2,750,000.00
Some of the many features include:
-Capacity for 12-14 cars
-3 CHI Overhead carriage garage door lifts
-Custom built-in cabinetry with washer/dryer
-Polished concrete flooring
-State of the art office with wine/beverage bar, safe, half bath
-Professionally landscaped one-quarter acre (approx..) site with gated entry
Before spring arrives and things start heating up in the Hamptons, take a leisurely drive along Dune Road. Running from Hampton Bays In Southampton to Westhampton, the drive features massive modern homes on both the ocean and bay side, beautiful dunes and access to beaches along the way.
Celebrities including Adam Sandler and "Real Housewives of New Jersey" Jackie Goldschneider have homes there. New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning, soap opera star Susan Lucci, and magazine editor Tina Brown have all resided on Dune Road. Be careful: the speed limit is 30 mph and enforced.