A small white cottage with a gravel parking lot houses this Hamptons institution. You will have to wait for a parking spot ( and often just to get into the lot ) and the queue snakes outside the door, but the reward is the freshest fish around. What you buy was inside the fish ten minutes before, the single small room containing not only the sales area but the preparation areas as well.
Offerings include live lobsters, fresh fillets, shellfish, and shrimp. A call before coming and the shellfish will be opened for you and special orders similarly prepared. The service staff is, given the hectic atmosphere, remarkably cheerful and accomodating.
If one has the way to cook or grill the fish, this is the best you can get. No prepared meals.
What to pay: This is the Hamptons, be serious.
Roosevelt field mall is likely to have any store you need. It's in the prime location of Garden City which is near both the 495 highway and the northern state. It caters to just about any shopper as it has cheap to expensive stores. It has all the stores you can think of from Macy's to Banana Republic to J Crew to Tourneau to smaller specialty stores like the NY Mets store. It's highly accessible and there are a lot to eat in the area.
The store is shaped in a long rectangular fashion with halls extending from the sides like tenticles. The food court is also huge. It has at least 15 eateries ranging from Johnny Rockets to japanese and greek cuisines. Right next door to the mall, you have a movie theater and other restaurant options as well such as Grand Lux, Houstons and Legal Seafood. It is a must-go if you are looking to shop or kill a few hours just browsing.
The location also has some history to it. Back in the 20's the land Roosevelt Field Mall sits on served as an airfield where aviators such as Amelia Earhart and. Charles Lindbergh launched some of their most famous flights.
I poked in an antique shop, health food store, gift shop...there is plenty to keep you busy for a while. They have a Starbucks on this street as well. If you have time before taking the ferry to Fire Island...wander the little shops of Greenport.
This is one of those little shops with not so perfect old stuff sold cheap. I love poking around in a place like this. They are actually becoming a thing of the past. So many people want perfect collectibles and antiques...to display and never use. I use all my old stuff. Live with old linens and bowls and furniture...doesn't matter if it's imperfect...so am I !
I found another bowl...I love bowls. . . and a 4 cup tin with handle.
All sorts of things here. Lots of home goods, reproductions, antiques, cards, soaps, and furniture. I found an iron scarecrow which is now stationed outside our front door...all dressed for Halloween. I poked for quite a while here. Loved the old truck out front. Plenty of fun stuff.
I really liked the way they displayed things in old cabinets inside their kitchen areas. Very creative arrangements.
This store has one room after another of clothing for all seasons and occasions. I couldn't believe the assortment and volume when I kept poking around until I was lost in a maze of rooms. She must bring designer clothes from NYC cause there were lots of unusual items not found in the average small shop in a strip of stores.
I found her cause she's 2 doors over from a Starbucks Coffee Cafe. I was in search of my usual fix of Iced Coffee when I found her.
Worth a stop to check out her sale items.
Actually this little shop had quite an interesting assortment. There were women's clothes and jewelry...household items....soaps and toiletries...a few linens...some antiques and prints...just anything she felt like putting together to create a very eclectic mix. I found a great old box to hold books and magazines beside my reading chair. Also picked up some specialty soaps as gifts.
What to buy: Soaps, clothing, vintage linens, jewelry, antiques, dishware, household items