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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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  • Go Away With ... Marcus Samuelsson

    Go Away With ... Marcus Samuelsson
    Born in Ethiopia and raised in Sweden by his adoptive family, Chef Marcus Samuelsson currently resides in the United States with his wife, model Gate Maya Haile. Samuelsson, a TV personality and "Top Chef Masters" champion, owns three restaurants, Red Rooster Harlem and Ginny's Supper Club in New York and Norda in Gothenburg, Sweden. His latest project is his memoir, "Yes, Chef" (Random House, $27).
  • Mystery Monster Washes Up On New York Beach

    Mystery Monster Washes Up On New York Beach
    NEW YORK -- A rotting carcass spotted beneath the Brooklyn Bridge has sparked rumors of an East River Monster. The discovery is reminiscent of the so-called "Montauk Monster," an unidentified creature that allegedly washed up on a beach near the business...

    Mystery Creature Washes Ashore in Seal Beach

    Mystery Creature Washes Ashore in Seal Beach
    SEAL BEACH, Calif. (KTLA) -- An unidentified creature was discovered Wednesday by a woman taking her daily walk along the shore in Seal Beach. Karen Summers says she animal corpse didn't look like anything she had ever witnessed. She called officials...

    Gov. Cuomo: Lowe's to Distribute Over 22,000 Thanksgiving Meals to Sandy Victims

    Gov. Cuomo: Lowe's to Distribute Over 22,000 Thanksgiving Meals to Sandy Victims
    Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that Lowe’s will be distributing more than 22,000 traditional, family-style Thanksgiving meals from Boston Market to families in the hardest hit communities of Hurricane Sandy. These heat-and-serve dinners...

    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...