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Long Island’s East End has a sustainable soul. Generations before it became a summer hotbed for city folk, the region was populated with farmers and fishermen who made their living off the land and sea. Today, many locals are passionate about maintaining the area’s agricultural roots. Here are seven ways to support their efforts to […]

Bedell Cellars Vineyard in Long Island

If you think Long Island is just a place where wealthy people spend their summers, we’ve got news for you. Long Island is full of world-class options for entertainment and dining year-round. It is also an ideal destination for people seeking outdoor activities. It is not a question of finding something to do on Long Island, it’s about spending […]

The North Fork - Giveaway Photo by BB

Editor’s Note: This giveaway has ended but we have exciting free trips in the works. The best way to be in the know is to sign-up for our newsletter.  We’re teaming up with our friends at Brooklyn Based to give away a jam-packed weekend in the North Fork, Long Island’s wine country. Not only do […]

North Fork tasting

Like a Local has just announced a new tour that will take New Yorkers out of town on a bus bound for a full day of adventure on the North Fork. In addition to tastings at three of Long Island’s top vineyards, the outing will include craft beer tastings, lunch at 1943 Pizza Bar, oyster shucking, farm visits, […]


Just when you thought getting out of town without a car couldn’t get any easier, the New York tourism board goes and launches the I Love New York Bus. The first ride, on board a Hampton Jitney, rolls out on October 18 to some of the North Fork’s top vineyards, wineries, breweries, and distilleries.

Block Island

When it comes to urban adventure, as far as we’re concerned, New York City is the best place to have one. And if you take a step further and go beyond the boroughs, as we’ve discovered over the past four years, there are endless car-free getaways to be had for all types of travelers. From […]

North Fork

We interviewed two chefs, Gerry Hayden and Claudia Fleming of The North Fork Table & Inn, and got some tips on how best to spend a fall weekend on Long Island—including where to pick apples and sip cider on the banks of the Peconic Bay. What is your idea of a perfect fall weekend in […]

North Fork

Less than three hours outside Manhattan lies one of those rare destinations with that special je ne sais quoi. Things just “happen” in the North Fork. Once, a passing driver rescued my walking party and delivered us to her favorite vineyard, where the owner proceeded to lend us his own bikes for the day. And […]

Storm King Art Center

When planning a date, the pressure is on to do something fun, creative and original. Dinner and a movie doesn’t cut it these days. Below are some unique New York ideas for shaking up the stuffy institution of dating. Nearby Go Island Hopping Pack a picnic and head to Governors Island for a romantic afternoon. […]