Small Venues Attract Corporate Retreats Seeking More Productivity

By Frank S. Costanza

Mixing work and pleasure. The transformation of the corporate retreat means smaller, more intimate venues for meetings and social functions, on-site fine dining experiences, and lots and lots of amenities. Click below to learn more:

Casual interfaces and engaging interactions, in relaxing settings, can be the ideal location to boost communication in a corporate retreat. Courtesy: Mirbeau Inn & Spa Plymouth

Harrisburg Town Officials: Train Station Brings Benefits Now, And Down The Tracks

By Frank S. Costanza

The Harrisburg Town Council recently inked an unprecedented deal with the North Carolina Railroad, one in which the state-owned entity will spend up to $6 million to build a new passenger train station in the municipality. The work is expected to begin sometime next year, and take between 12 and 18 months go complete.

Click here to learn more: www.justoutsidetheloop.com/2019/08/26/town-officials-train-station-brings-benefits-now-and-down-the-tracks

The Harrisburg train station will be located just north of the Shell gas station on Route 49.

All Aboard!: A Lifelong Passion For Trains Inspires Collection

By Frank S. Costanza

John Scully has spent 15 years transforming the 3,000-square-foot basement of the East Hampton home he shares with his wife, Regina, into the ultimate train room. The financial investor also stars in “Still Plays With Trains,” a short documentary that explains the roots of his passion, and turns a deserving spotlight on his expansive—and impressive—collection.

Click below and enjoy!

Mr. Scully, the head of SPO Partners in California, at home in his train room.

Do You Call Yourself A ‘Local’? NOT So Fast …

By Frank S. Costanza

So, what’s your definition of “local,” East End peeps? Must you be able to trace your lineage back several generations? Must you be Native American? Must you have graduated from a local high school? Where do “part-time” locals stand in the fray?

Well. I’ve discovered, through some fearless and intrepid reporting, that everyone has a different opinion—though most have a good sense of humor about things. Read more by clicking on the link!

East Hampton Town Crier Hugh King reckons himself a “local.” Many would disagree. — The Press News Group

Alan Schnurman And Eric Feil Pen ‘I Can, I Will, I Must’

By Frank S. Costanza

Attorney. PBS producer. Real estate tycoon. And now co-author.

Alan Schnurman is the textbook definition of interesting. He’s teamed up with Eric Feil of Dan’s Hampton Media on a book that is both entertaining and educational—and it isn’t just for those debating whether they should begin investing in real estate. Check it out at:

Eric Feil and Alan Schnurman, co-authors of ‘I Can, I Will, I Must’ — Kyril Bromley, The Press News Group

Siblings Find Their Niche In World Of Fitness

By Frank S. Costanza

Looking for the Waldo brothers? Chances are you’ll find them in a gym on Long Island’s East End. When they are not pushing each other, Antoine and Antonio can usually be found encouraging others to get in shape. Read about their inspirational stories by clicking on the link below.

Antonio, left, and Antoine Waldo are making a name for themselves in the fitness world — The Press News Group

Magical Madoo: Garden Marks Silver Anniversary

By Frank S. Costanza

The Madoo Conservancy in Sagaponack inexplicably remains one of the South Fork’s best-kept secrets. Recently published in The Southampton Press and The East Hampton Press, my latest article turns a deserving spotlight on this hidden gem of a garden. Do yourself a favor and swing by for a visit.

The Madoo Conservancy in the spring — The Press News Group

A Kids Bucket List: 10 Things To Do On The East End Before They Turn 10

By Frank S. Costanza

The South Fork of Long Island is ripe for adventure, and these 10 destinations are must-visits if you’re a parent whose child is rapidly approaching double-digits. The accompanying sidebar offers three additional options on the nearby North Fork. Get going!

Fishing at Shinnecock Inlet jetty In Hampton Bays — Michael Dean Photo