the world according to . . .
BILL HEMMER AVENUE’s back-page column asks New York notables our version of the questionnaire made famous by Marcel Proust
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE/LEAST FAVORITE HAMPTONS CLICHÉ? “South of the Highway,” for both.
AT WHAT ADDRESS WOULD YOU LIKE TO LIVE? Joe Farrell’s Sandcastle. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PART OF THE HAMPTONS? My backyard. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE WATERING HOLE FOR LUNCH? FOR DINNER? My favorite brunch spot is Estia, the Corner Bar for football Sundays and the American Hotel for nostalgia. I also enjoy the Cuddy, the best new restaurant in Sag. WHAT NEWSPAPER COLUMN DO YOU READ FIRST IN THE MORNING? In the newspaper, Peggy Noonan. On the radio, Larry Kudlow. 160 | AVENUE ON THE BEACH • JUNE 2013
WHAT PART OF THE HAMPTONS LIFESTYLE CAN’T YOU LIVE WITHOUT? Getting away from the City’s concrete and steel. WHAT IS YOUR MOST MEMORABLE HAMPTONS MOMENT? Arriving on a Friday. WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE HAMPTONS SOUND? Silence. WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE HAMPTONS LOGO? The beach parking sticker. WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE WAY TO GET AROUND THE HAMPTONS? The back roads.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE VIRTUE? Honesty. WHAT’S YOUR MOTTO? Fair and Balanced.
t’s been a busy six months in news and Bill Hemmer has reported it all, from the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre to the Boston bombings. But now the Fox News anchor and co-host of America’s Newsroom has another destination in mind: With warm weather in sight, the Ohio native plans some well-deserved downtime at his Hamptons home. “Of all the towns up and down the East coast, I think Sag Harbor has its own identity . . . It is supremely unique and I feel very comfortable there,” he says. Here, Hemmer describes his lifestyle out East, far from the newsroom trenches.
WHAT’S YOUR GUILTY PLEASURE? A dirty water hot dog with mustard, available on any street corner in Midtown Manhattan. WHAT ARE YOU MOST PROUD OF? Circumnavigating the globe for nearly a year. IS THERE A BOOK THAT CHANGED YOUR LIFE? The Razor’s Edge, by Somerset Maugham. It left me with a lasting impression about what’s important in life. WHO WOULD PLAY YOU IN THE FILM ABOUT YOUR LIFE? I don’t think anyone would pay to see that movie. WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP? I really don’t want to grow up. Must I? ✦