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Long Island’s North Fork Is Eating Into the Hamptons’ Tony Terrain

By Jackie Caradonio | October 1, 2021 | published on Bloomberg


Today, locals call the area, which stretches 30 miles from Riverhead to Orient Point, “the Brooklyn of East End.” It’s more creative and less fussy than the Hamptons but no less attractive. These days, it’s approaching it in expense. In 2005 the median home price on the North Fork was $451,000; now it’s $780,000. Local broker Sheri Winter Parker confesses she has had a hard time finding any inventory under $2 million. “We were doing well before, but Covid took it to another level,” says Parker, who’s lived in the area for 21 years.

To her point, not a single restaurant in boutique-lined Greenport shuttered because of the pandemic. In fact, more opened to meet the demand of urban defectors, including the famed bistro Demarchelier, which relocated from Manhattan’s Upper East Side in November. Duryea’s, Montauk’s purveyor of choice for lobster rolls, expanded to Orient Point in 2020.

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