AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO Suggested one-hour parking spots would be against the fence and just past the gate as Route 114 curves down to Bridge Street.
A plan to create more one-hour parking spaces for Bridge Street businesses was met with approval by four Town Board members, skepticism from one and outright dismissal from a member of the audience.
Angelo Piccozzi, representing his family’s businesses on Bridge Street along with six others who petitioned the board to approve the new spaces, presented the idea at the Tuesday work session. Mr. Piccozzi outlined a plan that would create six one-hour parking spaces on the east side of Route 114 as it curves up the hill across from the gas station. (more…)
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Sweet ice cream and a sweeter smile at the Tuck Shop.
After 40 years running the Tuck Shop, the Sulahian family is ready to call it quits, but only if family matriarch Pat Sulahian can find the right buyer at the right price. (more…)
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Many Island real estate professionals are bullish about the market on Shelter Island.
But one calls it neither a buyers’ nor sellers’ market, but a “realistic” market. What Melina Wein of M Wein Realty Inc. sees is “a lot of fluid pieces,” not just here, but nationally and internationally, that have many buyers and sellers trying to figure out where the economy is going before they pull the trigger on a transaction. (more…)
ILLUSTRATION GETTY IMAGE/iStock | For many here, housing has become impossible
An idea being shopped by a local real estate broker could be a step toward creating affordable housing on Shelter Island.
Janalyn Travis-Messer outlined a proposal to the Community Housing Board at the end of March for constructing a two-unit structure — one three-bedroom unit and an attached one-bedroom unit that could provide affordable living spaces. (more…)
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Look for an upturn in the Shelter Island real estate market in the first quarter of 2016.
That’s the consensus from Island professionals who have weathered what most have termed a frustrating 2015.
Saunders’ Penelope Moore summed it up, saying she’s always looking at trends, and 2015 was “a very unusual year” compared to others. (more…)