The following was first published on The Foggiest Idea on August 8, 2017. New York City, which consumes almost a billion gallons a day of fresh water, has turned its thirsty gaze to Long Island’s beleaguered aquifers to quench its needs as it closes an upstate reservoir for overdue repairs to the aqueduct system starting in 2020 and expected to last a year or two.
The following reported piece was published in the 2017 July/August print and online edition of Long Island Pulse Magazine. You can read the original piece here. Long Island’s luxury real estate market is currently favoring more modest abodes over mega-sized, mega-priced mansions—a trend that is following suit nationally. These changing dynamics are not necessarily a sign of market weakness, but instead a reflection of shifting seller/buyer preferences.
It’s not a secret that in the Hamptons, it can take awhile to get things done. Long Island’s East End is a region known for its luxury housing and rural seclusion — not for the willingness of its many municipalities to approve projects and keep them moving. Still, the creation of a business district in Westhampton Beach is making strides, attracting everything from local bakeries to film production.
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Selecting a term
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