06/27/15 8:00am
06/27/2015 8:00 AM
The Grove, built in 1850, is one of seven houses featured in Saturday's 'Historic Gems of New Suffolk' house tour, an event organized by the New Suffolk Waterfront Fund. (Credit: Jon Schusteritsch courtesy photo)

The Grove, built in 1850, is one of seven houses featured in Saturday’s ‘Historic Gems of New Suffolk’ house tour, an event organized by the New Suffolk Waterfront Fund. (Credit: Jon Schusteritsch courtesy photo)

Long before the fictional Jay Gatsby discovered Long Island’s charms, droves of Victorian-era visitors spent summers enjoying the tranquility of New Suffolk.

Since then, more than 100 years have passed — but many of the hamlet’s picturesque 19th-century homes remain. And at the end of the month, the public is invited to tour seven of them.

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06/09/15 9:27am
06/09/2015 9:27 AM
A redesigned couch table. (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

A redesigned couch table. (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

A wooden table so dark it’s nearly black stands in the corner of a Mattituck shop.

The table’s body and legs are very thick but still classic looking -— sort of in the British colonial style. At about two feet by three feet, it’s not very wide, but it’s nearly four feet high, making its use and origins quite the mystery.

But this table with an unknown past will soon be reborn as something else.  (more…)

06/03/15 11:51am
06/03/2015 11:51 AM
Riverhead jazz guitarist Matt Marshak with some of the pieces he helped inspire for Rhythm & Home, a new furniture line. (Courtesy photo)

Riverhead jazz guitarist Matt Marshak with some of the pieces he helped inspire for Rhythm & Home, a new furniture line. (Courtesy photo)

How does a musician become a collaborator on a furniture line? For Riverhead jazz guitar player Matt Marshak, it started when the president of a furniture company happened to catch one of his shows.

Now, a new 70-piece collection is available under the name Rhythm & Home.

Read more about Mr. Marshak’s venture at northforker.com.