The first day of fall this year is Sept. 22, but on the North Fork, the day that really signals that summer is over is Tumbleweed Tuesday — the day after Labor Day.
Tumbleweed Tuesday gets its name because after a flurry of activity all holiday weekend long, and all summer for that matter, the North Fork practically becomes a ghost town overnight.
Summer renters and second-home owners head back to the city. Many businesses and restaurants will go into hibernation until Memorial Day. And its possible to find a parking space on in Greenport again.
Some locals let out a sigh of relief when Tumbleweed Tuesday comes, but for others it only harkens boredom. For yearround business owners, it means the cash drawers won't open and close as often. For kids, it means its time to go back to school.
And some restaurants, like A Lure in Southold, will offer drink and menu specials for locals to celebrate taking back their homeland.
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