01/19/17 6:00am

Elizabeth Sweigart spends her days surrounded by hundreds of items, each with its own story to tell. The 26-year-old said she’s always been drawn to old things, whether it be a vinyl record or antique piece of clothing.

It still shocks her, she said, that nearly four years ago she opened her own vintage shop in Greenport selling many of those items.

“It was pretty spontaneous,” Sweigart said. (more…)

08/31/15 9:51am
The Times Vintage in Greenport. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

The Times Vintage in Greenport. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Walking into a one-of-a-kind shop, where the items have been collected and displayed with the same care as a museum director curating an exhibit, can be an inspiring and whimsical experience.

From Greenport to Aquebogue, there are many unique, handmade and vintage items to give your space (or your wardrobe) personality and flare.

Here are our five favorites on the North Fork. (more…)

11/05/14 10:28am
Credit: @northforker1 Instagram.

Credit: @northforker1 Instagram

The best Instagram accounts, in our opinion, find beauty in the mundane and make the viewer see an every day scene in a new way. Here are five of our favorite feeds that celebrate life on the North Fork and all the charm and wonder it has to offer.

Be sure to give these accounts a follow, and while you are at it, go ahead and follow us too (@northforker1).

11/16/13 12:30pm
Untitled painting by Harald Olson.

Untitled painting by Harald Olson.

Shelter Islander Harald Olson will be the featured artist at an exhibit at The Times Vintage in Greenport. The opening reception on Saturday, November 16 from 6 to 8 p.m. will include an introduction by patron and fellow artist David Rankin. Harald’s paintings will be on display in the gallery space located in back of The Times Vintage. His contemporary abstract paintings are untitled because he prefers viewers to choose their own titles according to the images that surface when colors, shapes and patterns combine. (more…)

11/02/13 10:30am
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Photo by Cyndi Murray | Elizabeth Sweigart elected to keep the old Suffolk Times sign on her new shop’s Main Street building in Greenport.

With an artistic eye and an affinity for all things old-fashioned, Elizabeth Sweigart is breathing new life into the former Suffolk Times building in Greenport.

The 23-year-old and her father, Michael, have opened a vintage clothing shop in the Main Street building that housed the newspaper until 1988. Aptly named The Times Vintage, the shop offers antique jewelry, clothes, furniture, records and other items.  (more…)