Main street in the small whaling hamlet of Cold Spring Harbor, LI, is a great place to shop or stroll during the holiday season. It is not crowded.The shops are chock full of wonderful things and the merchants are accommodating and friendly. One of my favorite shops is "My favorite place," where you can buy one of a kind vintage items for very inexpensive prices. I got something super special for a friend for $10.00. And The Gourmet Whaler is the place to eat if you visit. I talked to the owner, chef who grew up in Cold Spring Harbor and when I asked him how his business was doing, he told me, "I basically bought myself a job." Small town atmosphere and lots of fun is what you will find here. There is something for everyone. Also check out Sweetie pies for coffee, soup, muffins or quiche.. No one will rush you around in this LI, NY town! December 15-2013 Thank you for viewing.