By day, Patchogue NY has bustling downtown scene with unique shops, food, desserts, and coffee. By night, it’s variety of bars attracts crowds that line up around the block, waiting for their turn to enjoy live music or a game night with good food and good friends. Just outside the downtown area, it’s a working-class neighborhood filled with with fishing nets and crab cages. The town I’m from on the south shore of Long Island is living art, filled with color and ever changing. It’s been 12 years since I moved away, but it still feels like home.
Patchogue has become a largely self-contained community since becoming incorporated in 1893, thanks to the natural riverfront and harbor. There is so much more to it than I could ever capture but I wanted to share with you a little bit of what gives Patchogue its unique personality.