Long Island is well known for the straw creations of the late Miss Ivy Simms, who established a small straw work factory in the Simms settlement. There, she and her staff produced finely made bags, baskets, hats and other articles. Today, there are still many people specializing in the art of straw plaiting. You can purchase one-of-a-kind straw pieces, such as dolls and Christmas ornaments. Also visit the little boutiques and stores scattered throughout the settlements for handicraft and other souvenir items.