A New York Times story in the Real Estate section on Sunday profiled the village of Bellport.
“Owning property in Bellport Village confers extraordinary privileges,” the report says. “In summer, residents and their guests can ride the Whalehouse Point ferry to an exclusive beach on Fire Island called Ho-Hum.”
The village, according to the story, owns a freshwater bay called Peat Hole. The bay is found by taking a path through the woods and used by ice-skaters in the winter.
Living in the village is painted as quaint and quiet, the opposite of the reputation of the Hamptons further east on the South Shore.