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"Montauk - The End,'' proclaims the bumper sticker, a sentiment that captures the delight people find in the ocean-kissed shores and rolling green hills of Long Island's most way-out community. Three-hundred-eighty-four years after Dutch explorer Adrian Block landed there, Montauk as it was survives more or less intact. Though it is a magnet for tourism and a world-class fishing mecca, better than half its 10,000 acres remain as public lands.
Photo: A postcard view of Montauk's most recognized symbol; the lighthouse began working in 1796, six years after George Washington signed the order to build it. (The Montauk Point Lighthouse Museum)
"Montauk - The End,'' proclaims the bumper sticker, a sentiment that captures the delight people find in the ocean-kissed shores and rolling green hills of Long Island's most way-out community. Three-hundred-eighty-four years after Dutch explorer Adrian Block landed there, Montauk as it was survives more or less intact. Though it is a magnet for tourism and a world-class fishing mecca, better than half its 10,000 acres remain as public lands.
Photo: A postcard view of Montauk's most recognized symbol; the lighthouse began working in 1796, six years after George Washington signed the order to build it. (The Montauk Point Lighthouse Museum)
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  • Alice + Olivia hits the road in an Airstream pop-up shop this summer

     
    Contemporary brand Alice + Olivia is going mobile this summer — touring the Southern states in a revamped Airstream mobile home that will double as a pop-up shop and makeover wagon. The roving fashion camper, which will tote stylists and...
  • When hotels go wrong, “Hotel Impossible” puts things right

     
    Anthony Melchiorri doesn’t mess around when it comes to hotels. He’s been all over the world and worked in the hotel industry for more than 20 years, and after all of that time, he knows how to spot what’s wrong with a hotel from the...

    Hike, bike and eat your fill of clams on Block Island

    Hike, bike and eat your fill of clams on Block Island
    I am standing atop Clay Head, a 70-foot-high bluff, looking over miles and miles of open ocean on a clear summer morning. It is an ideal way to greet a day that will include hiking, biking, birding, skimming stones and eating my weight in fried clams. And...

    Really, why stop at sushi?

    Really, why stop at sushi?
    SEVEN years ago, when chefs Mario Batali and David Pasternack opened their New York restaurant Esca, they introduced Manhattan to what they called "crudo" -- Italian-style sliced raw fish. It was inspired by the carpaccio di pesce (sometimes referred to...

    It's Back! The 'Montauk Monster' Conspiracy Lives On...

    It's Back! The 'Montauk Monster' Conspiracy Lives On...
    Surrounded by water, Montauk comes to life in the summer. The quaint village hasn't changed much over the years, but there is something different in the air. Montauk is back on the radar of conspiracy theorists, ever since something strange washed up on...