Town Demolishes “Super Storm Sandy” House 224

On November 12th, Councilman Neil Foley was on hand for the demolition of a “Super Storm Sandy” house at 2 South Breeze Drive in Patchogue. The house, located on property along the Great South Bay, experienced significant damage during the powerful storm that hit Long Island on October 29, 2012. Approximately 100,000 residences on Long Island were severely damaged, including 2,000 that were rendered uninhabitable. The demolition debris was later carted away and the property will be left in its natural state.

Councilman Foley said, “The south shore of Brookhaven was impacted hard by Super Storm Sandy and we are still recovering seven years after that catastrophic event. I thank the Town of Brookhaven Law Department for their efforts to finally rid the neighborhood of this eyesore.”

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Anchor Real Estate Celebrates Grand Opening 76

Anchor Real Estate of Long Island, Inc. celebrated its Official Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Wednesday, November 20th. Owner Gina Ferraro was welcomed to the community by members of The Patchogue Greater Chamber of Commerce.

Attendees were treated to beverages and light snacks and a Holiday Market with items available from vendors such as handmade market co., One Hope Wine, Stella & Dot and Pampered Chef.

Anchor Real Estate of Long Island, Inc. is located at 83. E Main Street in Patchogue.

Here are a few photos highlighting the event.

Best of LI 2019 Pick Your Own Tree 541

Holidays are about tradition.  Decorating a Christmas tree is a favorite holiday tradition in many of our homes.  Why not make selecting your tree as much of a tradition as decorating it?  Bundle up and head to a local Long Island Tree farm to cut down your own tree this Christmas season.

Before you go, here are a few things that you should know:

  • What type of tree do you want?  Here are the 4 most common and their characteristics:
    • Douglas Fir -The most popular and versatile Christmas Tree, which we have the most of and grow very full;

    • Blue Spruce -Beautiful blue tinted tree with very strong branches for heavy ornaments, but spiny. Some are blue green while others are more straight blue;

    • Norway Spruce -Similar to blue spruce with strong branches and sharp needles but have beautiful dark green needles. Slightly less sharp than Blue Spruce;

    • White Pine -Strong branches, more “bushy” looking trees with very long needles.

  • If you are looking for a Blue Spruce or and White Pine, make sure to go early in the season as they tend to sell out early.
  • While some places provide handsaws and rope, not all provide both.  Make sure you know what is provided or pack both just in case.
  • Dress appropriately. These farms are all open fields and wind tends to make them much chillier than other areas. Make sure little ones are bundled up.
  • Not all places take credit or debit cards. Call Ahead or bring cash just in case.


Matt’s Christmas Tree Farm

Matt’s offers the following species: Norway, blue and white spruces, balsam and concolor firs. They provide you with everything you need to choose and cut the perfect tree. Bow saws, and netting are available.  Matt’s also offers trailer rides back with your tree and loading assistance.  Candy canes are given to each child.    Live trees in either pots or burlap balls available of  you may also choose to have a tree dug from the fields (weather permitting). Leashed dogs welcome. Cost: $12-$17 per foot.

WHERE 305 Weeks Avenue, Manorville

WHEN Open every day from the day after Thanksgiving to Christmas Eve. except Tuesdays,  8:00 am to 4:30 pm

INFO (631) 875-1465

Mike’s Christmas Tree Farm

Mike’s Christmas Tree Farm is a family-owned business with thousands of trees to choose from. Cutting your own tree at Mike’s Christmas Tree Farm is a wonderful way to enhance your family’s holiday experience.  Mikes carries a good selection of Norway Spruce, White Spruce, Colorado Blue Spruce and others. Saws are provided, balled and burlapped trees are also available.  All Christmas Trees (except Blue Spruce) $13 per foot, Blue Spruce $17 per foot.

WHEN Open Every Day from Day After Thanksgiving to Christmas Eve from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

WHERE 323 Weeks Avenue, Manorville, NY  

INFO (631) 874-355;


Carter Choose & Cut Christmas Tree Farm

Have some old-fashioned holiday fun cutting your own fresh Christmas tree.  Carters has a variety of trees to select from including Scotch Pine, White Spruce, Blue Spruce, and Norway Spruce. Trees range in height from 3 to 9 feet tall.  Bring your own hand saw, or borrow one of theirs (no chainsaws permitted).  Pre-tagging is available, starting November 16 (trees must be paid for in full on the day of selection)  Tree wrapping is provided for most  trees. Be sure to bring a sturdy rope to fasten your tree to your vehicle.

WHEN Open Saturdays and Sundays, November 16th until December 22nd,  from 9 am – 4:30 pm

WHERE 123 North Country Road, Miller Place

INFO (631) 331-4699


Lewins Farms Baiting Hollow Nursery

Lewins offers 4 varieties of trees: Douglas Fir ,Blue Spruce, Norway Spruce and White Pine. Customers are permitted to bring their own saws or can rent one for a $5 deposit. Tractor rides are available out to the field and back to the front. Customers can also walk straight out to field and carry their trees back themselves. Trees wrapping is provided as well as the rope/twine for tying to cars. Securing the trees to the cars is the responsibility of the customer. Pre-cut trees and “live” balled trees are available at the front of Entrance.

WHEN Field Opens Friday after Thanksgiving, weather permitting, Open everyday but Tuesday for 2019 season, from 9 am to 4 pm

WHERE Located on Fresh Pond Avenue in Calverton / Baiting Hollow

INFO (631) 929-4327;


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