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The Macari winery at Mattituck, Long Island. (Credit: CBS 2)

Some ‘New York’ Wines May Be Made In Part From Out-Of-State Grapes

When you buy a bottle of wine, you think you are paying for vintages made in a specific region – but what are you really getting?

08/19/2014

Sun beats down on crops on Long Island (credit: CBS 2)

Heat Wave Could Damage Crops, Impact Prices For Local Produce

This has been an especially tough growing year. The spring growing season was stunted due to cool temperatures and rain, and now a week long unrelenting burst of humid heat is taxing fields and farm stands across the East End.

07/16/2013

Raphael Vineyard in Peconic, N.Y. (credit: Sophia Hall / WCBS 880)

One Tank Trips: Long Island’s North Fork Wine Country

The North Fork of Long Island is wine country and locals in the towns of Peconic and Southold say that if you spend the day there, your cares will wash away.

07/10/2013

Officials on Long Island's North Fork are no longer issuing permits for bike riders taking part in for-profit events. (Photo: CBS 2)

Big Event Bicycle Ban On Long Island’s North Fork Met With Mixed Opinions

A bicycle ban is drawing the ire of some Long Islanders. But many who live on the North Fork say they are sick of swarms of riders clogging their scenic East End roads.

06/14/2013

A sign welcoming people to Long Island wine country is seen on Jul 29, 2010 - Photo: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880

Long Island’s East End Named One Of World’s Best Wine Destinations

Long Island’s wine industry is getting some international attention this month, as it celebrates 40 years of growth.

01/13/2013

An aerial photo of Jones Beach after Sandy (credit: Twitter/Howard Glaser)

Jones Beach State Park Closed Until Further Notice; Boardwalk May Have To Be Replaced

Superstorm Sandy has substantially damaged historic Jones Beach State Park and swamped a beach at nearby Robert Moses State Park deep under roiling seawater.

11/03/2012

Pumpkin Crop

Perfect Growing Weather Has Made For Vastly Better Pumpkin Crop This Year

Pumpkin prices were way up and farmers were counting their losses at this time last year, but picture-perfect growing weather has provided a much sunnier outlook a year later.

CBS 2–10/15/2012