Finding Tiny Town: Area's historic homes feeling the effects of time
At one point, there were 60 homes of doll-sized proportions in North Merrick. Residents say perhaps a half-dozen original ones remain, although they have been altered. The rest were torn down and replaced with larger residences.
How to care for Amaryllis and paperwhites
Here is part one of my recommended best practices for caring for the botanical gifts of the season.
Tiny Town homes echo 1800s religious revival
A longtime resident talks about life in North Merrick's Tiny Town, which started as a Methodist summer camp.
Distracting robins from holly berries, and more
DEAR JESSICA: We have holly trees with red berries in our yard. Our problem is that the robins are eating ...
What LI millennial homebuyers are looking for
The long expected wave of millennials, eagerly anticipated by real estate agents and builders for years, is finally reaching the Long Island housing market. And they’re turning out to be choosy, family- and community-oriented and buyer-savvy.
January calendar of gardening chores
Get these done during the month, and your future self will thank you.
Add Pantone's color of the year to your home, wardrobe
You'll need something old, something new and definitely something blue for 2020.
How to maintain prayer plants, butterfly bushes, more
DEAR JESSICA: My partner and I have had this supermarket-bought prayer plant in our living room for about 21/2 years. ...
Houses of brick: Solid, efficient and timeless
Other than an occasional power wash to remove moss or dirt, particularly for light-colored bricks, there's very little maintenance for brick and stone, says builder Vince Calvosa.
LI designers decorate rooms for charity
Woodmere native Iris Dankner created the event in 2008 as a fundraiser for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.