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Northport (New York)

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Northport (New York)

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Northport is a village on the North Shore of Long Island in New York. It is located in Suffolk County.


Northport was originally inhabited by the Matinecocks, one of 13 Native American tribes residing on Long Island. The land that Northport sits on, known as Opcathontyche at the time, was sold to three englishmen in 1656. Farming began on the land around the harbor and the area of became know as Great Cow Harbor. In the 19th century, shipbuilding began, which brought much growth to the city. By the 1830s, the city became known as Northport.

Get in[edit]

By car: There are many ways to enter Long Island.

From North: The most common route is taking I-95 South to the Throgs Neck Bridge. From the Throgs Neck Bridge, take the Cross Island Parkway heading South, then take the exit for I-495/Long Island Expressway. From the LIE, take exit 53, then drive 3/4 mile down Deer Park Road, take a left at Elwood Road and drive about 3.5 miles until you come to Fort Salonga Road/Rt. 25A.

From South: Take I-95 North towards towards the Goethals Bridge. Take the Goethals Bridge to I-278/Staten Island Expressway. Take I-278 through Staten Island to the Verrazano Bridge. Getting off the Verrazano Bridge, take the Belt Parkway heading east. Take the Belt to the Southern State Parkway. Stay on the Southern State Parkway, then get off at the Sagtikos Parkway exit. Take the Sagtikos until it turns into the Sunken Meadow Parkway. Get off at Exit 3W/Pulaski Road. Take Pulaski Road all the way to Larkfield Road. Take a right on Larkfield Road and drive straight down to Rt. 25A/ Fort Salonga Road.

By train: From NYC, take the Long Island Rail Road[15] out of Penn Station going to Huntington. Take the transfer from Huntington, which will bring you directly to Northport train station located on Larkfield Road.

Get around[edit]

Northport does not offer much public transportation. Huntington Area Rapid Transit [16] and Suffolk County Transit offer some service. [17] Aside from a few buses, the best way to get around town is by car. Although, biking and walking are not bad alternatives. Everything is within a few miles walking distance.

See[edit][add listing]

Northport contains various attractions for visitors, as well as normal residents. The main attraction of Northport is Northport Village located in the downtown area. The village, which is located on Main Street stemming from Rt. 25A to the Northport Harbor, is lined with popular stores, bars, and restaurants. At the end of Main Street is the Northport Harbor, where many boats are moored at Seymour's Boatyard. With the park and the dock, Northport Harbor is an extremely scenic and beautiful place to relax and socialize.

Do[edit][add listing]

On a nice summer day, head down to Crab Meadow Beach located at the end of Waterside Rd. off of Rt. 25A. Great little beach to lay out and relax, or even bring the kids. When the weather isn't cooperating, see a musical at the John W. Engeman Theatre[18] on Main Street. Also, enjoy shopping on Main Street at the fine boutiques and shops.

Many historic homes line the streets of Northport Village. A short easy walk along Bayview Ave will allow views from the sidewalk of many beautiful Victorian and Circa homes as well as views of the harbor, the village park, and Northport Bay.

Part of the Village Park at the foot of Main Street, was the turn around for the trolley that ran up Main Street to connect with the railroad. Tracks are still visible, but only those who have visited all the pubs in one night are able to hear the trolley whistle.

During the summer, on Saturdays, there is a Farmer's Market in Cow Harbor Park. Visitors can buy local organic produce, seafood, baked goods, and ornamental plants and herbs. Later in the summer, there's fruit from local orchards. It's not unusual to hear live music as well.

Buy[edit][add listing]

  • Hipsters, 166 Main Street, Northport, NY, (631) 757-3190, [1]. A small clothing store for middle and high school girls. Very neat fashion that girls love.  edit
  • The Jewelry Collection, 75 Main Street, Northport, NY, (631) 754-1116, [2]. A privately owned jewelry shop with an excellent selection of jewelry for women.  edit
  • Harbor Trading, 50 Main Street, Northport, NY, (631) 754-1653, [3]. A very popular candy and novelty shop. Harbor Trading is the most well known shop in town, especially by kids and teenagers.  edit

  • Einstein's Attic, 155 Main Street, Northport, NY, (631) 261-7564, [4]. A small toy shop on Main Street. It has everything from Legos to Kinects. Great little shop for children.  edit
  • Flower Basket, 6 Laurel Avenue, Northport, NY, [5]. A friendly flower shop located right in town on Main Street.  edit

Eat[edit][add listing]

The variety of restaurants in Northport allow for a good night out no matter the choice of food.

  • Benkei, 16 Woodbine Ave, Northport, NY, (631) 262-7100. A small, quiet Japanese restaurant located in Northport village. Benkei has great service and fantastic food. The price is consistent with most Japanese restaurants, but the food is worth every penny.  edit

  • Sweet Mamas Good Kitchen, 9 Alsace Place, Northport, NY, (631) 757-2095, [6]. Sweet Mamas has taken over the breakfast duties of Northport. This 1950's style diner is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, with breakfast being the main attraction. The staff is friendly and the food is perfect the "most important meal of the day." Known for their signature breakfast dish, "The Little Mama"( 2 eggs, 2 pancakes, choice of bacon, sausage, or ham with toast and home fries), and "The Big Daddy"( 2 eggs, 2 pancakes, 2 slices of french toast, bacon, sausage and home fries), Sweet Mamas packs a serious punch in their menu and is the go-to breakfast diner.  edit

  • Maroni Cuisine, 18 Woodbine Avenue, Northport, NY, (631) 757-4500. Maroni Cuisine is a small italian restaurant in downtown Northport. It has excellent food, along with great service and decor. The menu is quite pricey, but Maroni's makes up for it with fantastic entrees and appetizers.  edit
  • Main Street Cafe, 47 Main Street, Northport, NY, (631) 754-5533. A small restaurant and bar with lots of history and great food. Burgers at the Main Street Cafe are to be taken very seriously, as they pack a punch. With seafood appetizers, such as steamers and fried calamari, Main Street Cafe is a nice place to bring the family or just a friend to enjoy a nice meal on the town.  edit
  • Lic's Ice Cream, 74 Main Street, Northport, NY, (631) 757-9099. A small ice cream parlor serving Hershey's Ice Cream.  edit

Drink[edit][add listing]

  • The Lark, 93 Larkfield Road, E. Northport, NY, (631) 262-9700, [7]. The Lark is a local bar located in East Northport. It is very popular among the young adults in town. It is geared for the younger crowd, but offers great food with beer on tap.  edit
  • Napper Tandy's Irish Pub, 229 Laurel Avenue, Northport, NY, (631) 757-4141, [8]. Napper Tandy's, or "Napper's", as it is known around Northport, is by far the most popular bar in town. Whether it is showing football games, baseball games, UFC fights, or just having a normal weekend night, Napper's is always crowded. With every beer possible on tap and great food,especially the wings, Napper's is the place to be.  edit
  • Changing Times, 526B Larkfield Road, E. Northport, NY, (631) 368-3255, [9]. Changing Times is a very popular bar in East Northport known for great specials and excellent buffalo wings. With a variety of beers on tap, Changing Times is packed during most sporting events, especially football on Sundays.  edit
  • Skipper's Pub, 34 Main Street, Northport, NY, (631) 261-3589, [10]. A popular bar with a seafood theme. Being at the end of Main Street near the water makes Skippers a great place to drink and eat.  edit
  • Gunther's Pub, 84 Main Street, Northport, NY, (631) 754-9659. Gunther's is a typical American style bar with beer on tap and finger foods to go with it. Very popular among people in their 20s.  edit

Get Out[edit]

For a nice night out, the best choice is always downtown on Main Street. With the selection of bars and restaurants, it is an eventful place on weekend nights. The John W. Engeman Theatre[19] is also very popular downtown to see a nice musical production. After that, Lic's Ice Cream is a great place for a scoop of Hershey's Ice Cream. Take a walk down the pier to relax or sit in the park and listen to music in the cabana.

Sleep[edit][add listing]

Northport does not have any hotels or motels directly in town, but the surrounding cities offer plenty of places to stay, including:

  • Oheka Castle Hotel & Estate, 135 West Gate Drive, Huntington, NY (20 minute drive by car), (631) 659-1400, [11]. Oheka Castle Hotel is a beautiful hotel in Huntington, NY. The hotel is the top floor of the castle and the rooms are fantastic. It is very close to Northport and is an extremely comfortable place to stay. $250.  edit
  • Huntington Country Inn, 270 W Jericho Tpke, Huntington Station, NY (20 minute drive by car), (800) 739-5777, [12]. A nice and affordable motel located in a nice area, very close to Northport. $79.  edit
  • Hampton Inn, 680 Commack Road, Commack, NY (16 minute drive by car), (631) 462-5700, [13]. A nice hotel located right off the Long Island Expressway. It is only 16 minutes away from Northport by car and is known for great service and cleanliness. $119.  edit


The Village of Northport can be contacted at:

PO Box 1143 East Northport State 11731 USA [20]

  • Huntington Town Hall, 100 Main Street, Huntington, NY, (631) 351-3206, [14].  edit

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