17 Restaurants Where New Yorkers Can Make Up for Lost Time

Restaurants on the Rockaway Peninsula are generally divided into longstanding taverns lighted by neon beer logos where locals in baseball caps talk about boats, and scruffy new establishments where day trippers in board shorts talk about coffee grinders. Bar Marseille is something else, a vaguely Provençal date-night venue at the foot of a high-end apartment […]

Hamptons Home Sales Continue to Surge

New signed contracts for single-family homes in the Hamptons in August more than doubled from a year ago. In late March, Elizabeth Manko was in the midst of renovating her two-bedroom condo across from Lincoln Center when the pandemic shuttered Manhattan. “My apartment was literally pulled apart,” she recalled, and the sublease she was living […]

Are Surfer Cafes and Green Markets What a Working-Class Beach Neighborhood Needs?

Sleepy Arverne is attracting entrepreneurs from its neighbor to the west, Rockaway Beach. As gentrification there continues, the community adjusts to the spotlight. You will smell it before you see it. Goody’s, a 30-year-old West Indian restaurant known for its oxtail and jerk chicken, brims with locals, many of Caribbean descent with discerning palates. It […]

Resort Style Living for Graying Boomers

Developed as a place to raise a family, Long Island — like many other suburban areas that grew and thrived in post-World War II America — is graying. While new communities on the island were built for baby boomers back when they were babies, the latest wave of new development — country club-style living in […]

At Belmont, a Place to Keep the Workers’ Children Safe

Maria Flores and her husband, Marco Muñoz, finished work one recent afternoon and embarked on a short drive to pick up their son, Sebastian, at a nearby day care center in the Elmont section of Nassau County. Along the way, the couple passed an exercise track and rows of barns where their co-workers, mostly Hispanic […]

Trading Up Amid the Bulldozers

EVERY now and then when a new furnished model would open at Meadowbrook Pointe, an age-restricted condominium community of flats, town houses and villas in Westbury that will eventually have 720 units, Carol Uffer would stroll over from her two-bedroom villa within the complex to take a look. “I was not thinking about moving,” said […]

New Developments Include ‘Fifth Walls’ and Other Trimmings

THE fancy ceilings being built into new construction in these rough economic times would seem a counterintuitive touch. And yet, since the downturn a few years ago, embellishments like coffers, six-foot-wide foyer domes, barrel vaulted hallways, Gothic arches, and step and tray ceilings are increasingly being used to lure buyers, as the latest way to […]

Sitting Pretty by the Sea

QUEENS has suffered a greater drop in home sales over the last year than the other boroughs. Significantly more people are losing their houses to foreclosure there than in the rest of the city, data show — particularly in the southern section. But there is a bright spot, at least in Arverne: a 117-acre mixed-use […]

Converting Nest Eggs Into Condos

THERE was valet parking at a construction site in Westbury early this month, along with a band performing the standards under a white tent, cocktails and tables of hot pasta, filet mignon, smoked Norwegian salmon and coconut shrimp. The event was by invitation only, for hundreds of buyers, potential buyers and elected officials, to view […]

Demand for Residential Condos Remains Strong

THE residential condominium market continues to grow on Long Island and builders predict much more to come as buyers purchase units from architects’ plans or computer programs. Since the beginning of the year, the number of new condos being built “has significantly risen even from the boom of the past several years,” said Glen R. […]

In the Region/LI Demand Rising for Attached Condominiums

RENEWED demand for attached houses in condominium developments that offer shared recreational facilities and maintenance-free living is bringing increasing numbers of these developments on the market. Developers say that sales of such housing are being stoked both by young couples who want to own and build equity without the worries of such chores as snow […]