The Riverhead Main Street Historic District, which is roughly east and west Main Streets., Griffing, Roanoke, Maple, and Peconic Aves. have recently joined a prestigious group of places in America after the Director of the National Park Service announced that it is officially on the National Register of Historic Places.
With a scenic waterfront along the Peconic River, between the forks of Long Island’s East End, Riverhead is a hub of courthouses, amiable restaurants, new and old hotels, and historic buildings, as well as a hub for future mom-and pop-stores.
“The town is reinventing itself,” said Chris Kempner, Riverhead Town’s Community Development Director, in a phone interview. “It’s totally a new paradigm down here…Riverhead is defining itself now with its own personality.”