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Get to know East Moriches

East Moriches, which takes its name from an early Native American landowner, is a 5.6-square-mile hamlet in the town of Brookhaven. Sandwiched between Center Moriches and Eastport, East Moriches is bounded by Bernstein Boulevard to the west, Sunrise Highway/Route 27 to the north, Little Seatuck Creek to the east, and Moriches Bay to the south. East Moriches contains several peninsular landmasses; centrally located on the south coast is Atlantic Avenue, which unwinds straight down the verdant central peninsula, passing Atlantic Avenue Park before terminating at a marina. (An earlier turnoff for Eastview Avenue turns into a meandering route to a U.S. Coast Guard Station farther south on the peninsula.) Of course, the most sought-after homes and lots are on the water — Tuthill Cove and the wider Hart Cove — and prime waterfront residential lots with dock permits are being developed off Atlantic Avenue.
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Commerce & Culture

Moriches Bypass falls in the center of East Moriches, running east to west, and goods and services are located both north and south of this artery. There’s Buddha Beach Hot Yoga for the healthful and urbane-minded, Tate’s Bake Shop for the indulgent (loaves, brownies, blondies, and chocolate chip pie), and several nurseries and garden centers, including the Kawasaki Greenhouses, the Nursery at Bay Gardens, and Holly’s Garden Center. In terms of gastronomy, Coral Tapas is popular for sangria, tapas, and gorgeous bay views; Tony’s serves up a pan-Asian menu that includes Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese, hibachi, and sushi; and JR El Rodeo is the spot for quesadillas. Meanwhile, nearby Eastport beckons with Trumpets on the Bay.

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