11/17/17 6:02am

Sam Sifton inside his Greenport kitchen. (Credit: Madison Fender)

Despite the excellent farm-to-table restaurant scene on the North Fork, Thanksgiving Tradition (that’s with a capital T) still dictates that we put our own feast on the table. New York Times Cooking founding editor and part-time Greenporter Sam Sifton offers his expert tips for the perfect North Fork tradition. (more…)

11/08/17 6:00am

Hannah Fox and Lucia Davis, co-founders of The Art Bus Project. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

The Art Bus Project, the Greenport-based non-profit mobile gallery which aims to bring art to the masses, will host its first North Fork exhibit during a fundraiser later this month.

The event, dubbed “Chew on This,” will feature the chewing gum portraits (works made from actual used chewing gum) of Bronx-based artist Dan Cruz, drinks, firepits, a photo booth, giveaways and raffles. (more…)

11/06/17 6:02am

Victoria Collett and Nick Nicolino inside their store, The ClearingHouse in Greenport. The pair announced that they will soon close the business. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

The ClearingHouse consignment store in Greenport is closing, and all Italian Bombay chests and English-style wormwood bookcases must go.

The First Street store, known for its high-end secondhand home furnishings at rock bottom prices, will close sometime by the end of the year, according to its owners, Nick Nicolino and Victoria Collett. The pair announced the closure in September, but have yet to set a final day.

Collett and Nicolino opened a Greenport location, an offshoot of their business which was located in Southampton at the time, on Main Street in 2006. They quickly outgrew that space and soon moved to their current 7,000-square-foot, two-story storefront, garnering a loyal following on the East End along the way.

“We are a very unusual store,” Nicolino said. “It blew people’s minds to come here and see all this stuff.” (more…)

10/30/17 6:00am

Construction at The Menhaden in Greenport began Monday, nearly two years after the new hotel was first proposed for the corner of Front and Third streets.

The three-story building, which overlooks Mitchell Park, will include 16 hotel rooms, a 49-seat restaurant and retail space, said Kristen Pennessi of Front & Third LLC, the company behind the proposal.

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10/28/17 12:43pm

A unicorn walks in Greenport’s March of the Goblins and Hounds Halloween parade. (Credit: Madison Fender)

Kids in costumes an dressed-up dogs made their way through Greenport Village on Saturday for the annual March of the Goblins and Hounds parade.

The march began at Floyd Memorial Library and ended at Mitchell Park. The event was sponsored by the Greenport BID in partnership with Floyd Memorial Library, Greenport Village and the Greenport Parent Teacher Organization.

See the photos from contributing northforker photographer Madison Fender below. (more…)