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2.5 stories high on hilltop location. 5 br, 6.5 bth home, wine cellar to the up/down laundry areas. Glorious landscaping surrounds the htd pool. Excl. #52475 Dir: 27 East, left on Lumber Ln, left on Scuttlehole, right on Brick Kiln Rd, right into the Fair Hills Sub-division (to end-house on right)
Refreshing French Country style cedar home of 4 brs, 3 bths with Sub Zero and Wolf appliances in a beautiful tile kitchen, formal dining room with ďŹ replace to the outdoor patio with waterfall koi pond a 4-season designed landscape and herb garden. There is a heated pool with pool house all near-by to the bay with winter water views. #61113 :HVWKDPSWRQ 2IČŠFH
New Cape Cod renovation, 2 blocks to Main Street, 5 blocks to ocean. TerriďŹ c mature landscaping, 4 brs, 3.5 bths. and gunite pool. Co-Excl. Web#HO152580. Dir: South on S. Main Street, left on Herrick #208. 6RXWKDPSWRQ2IČŠFH
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Newly-builtMediterranean-inspiredhomeofalmost4,000 sq.ft. 4 brs and bths, a professional kitchen with granite countertops, 3 ďŹ replaces and 20 ft. cathedral ceilings grace the interior. Outside professional landscaping surrounds a htd gunite pool with bluestone terrace, waterfall, top-of-the-line barbecue and outdoor ďŹ replace and separate pool house with basement. Excl. #62692 (DVW+DPSWRQ2IČŠFH
Traditional home features, open ďŹ‚oor plan, 4 brs, gourmet kitchen, pool, spa, and basketball court. Excl. Web#H55186. Dir. Rt. 24N, make right @ Red Creek Rd, about 1.5 miles make right on Hildreth, left on Red Creek Circle, house on right. 4XRJXH2IČŠFH
4,000 sq.ft. home on a pvt lot just shy of an acre. It offers 7 brs,6.5 bths living room with ďŹ replace, family room, sauna, wine cellar, guest quarters, separate professional ofďŹ ce,20 x40 igp., extensive decking and a 2 car garage. Web#H24017 Dir. Montauk Hwy to Springville, travel south on Springville Rd to King St., east on King Street to #34, drive down long driveway. Excl. #64448 +DPSWRQ %D\V 2IČŠFH
Historic house is close to ocean and Main Street. Beautiful backyard featuring a htd pool, mahogany deck and bluestone patio.5brsand3.5bths.Expandthepropertybybuyinganequally private, flag lot. Dir: Montauk Hwy East, left onto Toylesome Ln (by Getty Station), right onto Buell Ln. Excl. #246527. %ULGJHKDPSWRQ2IČŠFH
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6XQÇ§SP 0DOOR\'UÇ§ SouthamptonPinesMansion.Grandfoyerw/doubleďŹ‚oating staircase, grand rm w/fpl and wall to ceiling doors and windows. Grmt chefâ€™s kit. w/designer appliances. Amazing 6 br, 5 full bth, 4 half bth, each w/own character. Art/Photo Gallery, 9,600 sq. ft. of living space and 7,000 sq.ft. ďŹ n. bsmt. Built 2007. Excl. Web#H15791. Dir: Emmet to Malloy 4XRJXH2IČŠFH
Well constructed home, 3-4 brs, 2.5 bths, formal living room, den and large country kitchen. Just 1/10 of a mile from the Village. Excl. Web#H55690. Dir. Montauk Highway to Ponquogue Ave, South to Fanning Ave., East to 1st Cul-de-sac approx. 150 ft. on the north side of road. +DPSWRQ%D\V2IČŠFH
Southampton Pines. Built in 2005, 5 br Post Modern. Open kit., family room with wood burning fpl, large dining area and great room with cathedral ceilings, full ďŹ n. bsmnt with a game/play room, media room, extra bedroom and full bath. Large master suite, an ensuite guest room with full bath and 2 other brs with a full bath between. #61418 :HVWKDPSWRQ2IČŠFH
This quaint ranch is located on a great street with the bay at the end, could be 2-3 bedroom is a perfect weekend retreat. Living room with wood burning ďŹ replace, above ground pool and deck & full basement. #62808 :HVWKDPSWRQ2IČŠFH
6DWÇ§SP &RUEHWW'ULYHÇ§ Southampton Pines custom built French Manor/ Colonial. Below market value! Complete with an indoor htd endless pool in the basement. 2-story marble foyer with cathedral ceiling, 4 br, 2.5 bth, large eik kit., great room, formal DR, LR, and parlor/study, master br on second ďŹ‚oor. Second ďŹ‚oor bath w/ Jacuzzi tub. On 1 acre. 2-car gar. at street level with additional parking spaces. #63708 :HVWKDPSWRQ2IČŠFH
6DW 6XQÇ§DPSP +LJKODQG5RDGÇ§ 5br, 3bth home on a private .85 acres ďŹ lled with mature landscaping and room for tennis. Totally turnkey. New heating and central air system, new kit and updated bths and htd pool. Excl. Web#HO153375. Dir: West on Hill St into Montauk Hwy, right on Sugarloaf, left on Highland. 6RXWKDPSWRQ2IČŠFH
6DW 6XQÇ§SP 2OG7RZQ&URVVLQJÇ§ Village home minutes from ocean. 4 brs, 2.5 bths, living room, 2 ďŹ replaces, formal DR, den overlooking large deck on beautifully landscaped yard, bsmnt and 2-car gar. Excl. Web#H55772. Dir: Main St, left on Meeting House Lane, right on Little Plains Rd, left on Old Town Crossing. 6RXWKDPSWRQ2IČŠFH
6DW 6XQÇ§SP :HVW+LOOV&RXUWÇ§ New 6,150 sq. ft. home. 5 brs, 5 bths, 2 half bths, 1st ďŹ‚oor master suite, gourmet kit., formal DR, htd gunite pool with spa. Co-Excl. Web#HO156273. Dir: East on Montauk Hwy, left on DeerďŹ eld Rd., left on Middle Line Hwy, right on Southampton Hills Ct., left on West Hills Ct. 6RXWKDPSWRQ2IČŠFH
6XQÇ§SP 6RXWKDPSWRQ+LOOV&WÇ§ Dir: Montauk Highway East, left on DeerďŹ eld Road, left on Roses Grove, right on Middle Line, left on Shinnecock Hills Court. %ULGJHKDPSWRQ2IČŠFH
6DW 6XQÇ§DPSP /LWWOH3ODLQV5RDGÇ§ Cedar cottage 3 blocks from ocean features 3 brs and 2 bths on sunny lot. Room for expansion and pool. Excl. Web#H15378. Dir: East on Hampton Rd, right on Little Plains. 6RXWKDPSWRQ2IČŠFH
6DWÇ§SP /D\WRQ$YHQXHÇ§ Traditional home and separate cottage on 0.5 acres. Mature landscaping and htd gunite pool, 5brs and 4bths. Co-Excl. Web#H55583. Dir: East on Hampton Rd., left on Elm St., left on Layton Ave. 6RXWKDPSWRQ2IČŠFH
6DWÇ§DPSP 1RUWK0DJHH6WUHHWÇ§ 4,200 sq. ft. post modern with cathedral ceiling family room, spacious LR and DR, 5 brs, 4 bths, EIK, deck and patio, bonus room over gar. with separate entrance and permit in place for pool. Excl. #52933. Dir: County Rd. #39, north on North Magee St. to #340. 6RXWKDPSWRQ2IČŠFH
6DW 6XQÇ§SP (OP6WUHHWÇ§ 2 brs, 2 bths, LR, kit., fin. bsmnt w/hot tub and gar. Attic could be converted to 2 brs. In the heart of the village and priced to sell. Excl. Web#H51238. Dir: East on Hampton Rd, left on Elm St. 6RXWKDPSWRQ 2IČŠFH
6XQÇ§SP 6FULPVKDZ'UÇ§&DOOIRU5HQWDO,QIR Just remodeled 2 ďŹ‚oor Traditional home with master br on the 1st ďŹ‚oor, plus 3 brs, 3.5 bths, large living room, separate dining room, open kitchen. Finished basement. Heated pool, landscaped gardens, community beach, tennis, basketball, and volleyball courts. #248498. Dir: Noyac Rd East, left on Whalebone Ldg. Rd. then ďŹ rst right on Scrinshaw Dr # 4 on the right. (DVW+DPSWRQ2IČŠFH
WAINSCOTT 6DWÇ§SP 6D\UHÇ V3DWKÇ§3ULFH8SRQ5HTXHVW Rambling 1.25 acre property with stone walled paths, pond, bridge and towering trees. Classic weekend retreat escape by farms and the ocean that includes 5 brs, 5 bths and more. (4) buildings on the C of O. A very special property. Excl. #48173. Dir: Montauk Hwy East, right on Sayreâ€™s Path. %ULGJHKDPSWRQ2IČŠFH
WATERMILL 6DWÇ§SP %D\$YHQXHÇ§ 2 story Traditional just completed and featuring 6 brs, 4.5 bths, central air, 4 ďŹ replaces and garage. 1.3 acres ďŹ lled with bluestone walkways, a patio and mahogany decking around a heated pool. Close to Hayground Cove-Mecox Bay and easy access to ocean beaches. Excl. F62542. Dir: Montauk Highway East to right on Bay Avenue. %ULGJHKDPSWRQ2IČŠFH
6DWÇ§SP 6WHSKHQ+DOVH\3DWKÇ§ On 1.2 acres of lush landscaping. South of the highway, 1.5 miles to Flying Point Beach and closer still to Mecox Bay. 5 brs, 4.5 bths, central air and ďŹ replace. Secluded overlooking a reserve. Co-Excl. Dir: Montauk Hwy to Cobb Rd, right onto West Cobb Rd, right onto Stephen Halsey Path. #33809 %ULGJHKDPSWRQ2IČŠFH
6XQÇ§SP 1R\DF3DWKÇ§ On more than 1.6 acres offering farm views. 5br, 4.5bth home with chefâ€™s kit., formal DR, ofďŹ ce, gym, wine cellar and multi-level decking. Pool with spa, brick patios, covered porch and har-tru tennis. Excl. #34298 Dir: Montauk Hwy East, left on Scuttlehole Rd, left on Narrow Ln (across from Head of Pond) to Noyac Path. %ULGJHKDPSWRQ2IČŠFH
6DWÇ§SP 1DURG%RXOHYDUGÇ§ South of the highway. 2-story traditional 1 street over from Calf Creek & Mecox Bay. Renovated with 5brs, 4bths, country kit., sitting room, 3 fpls, gunite pool and more. Pvt community dock w/deeded boat access. Excl. #62539. Dir: 27 East to Montauk Hwy, right on Mecox, right on Narod Blvd. %ULGJHKDPSWRQ2IČŠFH
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How To Buy A New High Efficiency Heating and/or Cooling System At Our Cost. Yes, it’s absolutely true you can actually replace your old (and probably very inefficient)warm air furnace and add-on or replace an air conditioning system at the same time AT OUR COST! Let Me Explain. This winter got off to a rather mild start and slowed our equipment sales. To make matters worse, the months of January, February, and March are normally slow anyway, but this year there are usually slow. So, I decided to create a buying incentive to hopefully drive enough business so they I can keep my entire staff busy until things pick up as they usually do in the spring. How I Created a Win-Win Scenario I went to one of my manufacturers and made a purchase commitment of 47 heating and cooling systems. And because of the time of year and them being slow if their contractors are slow, I was able to buy them at drastically reduced prices. By putting this furnace and air conditioner package together and guaranteeing the manufacturer the volume to offset the price difference, I was able to buy both the furnace and air conditioner for less than I would normally pay at any other time of the year! Plus, this before the typical price increase they usually pass along at the beginning of every year. So, if you buy one of these premium systems, I am giving you the complete system AT OUR COST. If you would like to be one of the 47 homeowners to get a new heating and cooling system at the best price I would ever dream of selling one for (and with no money down), give Tina a call right now at 631-727-2760 and she will explain how you can take advantage of this amazing offer. So Here’s The Deal… > FREE comfort survey & energy analysis of your home – A $295.00 value > Buy a new heating OR cooling system and get 12% off (our profit) our everyday printed price and a UV Germicidal Light (a $795.00 value) installed for half price – You save $397.50. OR… > Purchase a complete heating AND cooling system and get 12% off. Also, get the Ultra Violet Germicidal Light PLUS a high efficiency air cleaner (a $595.00 value), both for half price – You save $695.00! > Two (2) years of FREE preventative maintenance – Up to $400.00 value > FREE ten (10) years parts and labor no repair cost warranty – an $895.00 value. > Up to $1,000.00 in rebates for Lennox. > No money down and no payments or interest for twelve (12) months with approved credit.
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Jack and Jackie
Couples Through History with the Most Famous Love Affairs in the Hamptons By Dan Rattiner Next Thursday is St. Valentine’s Day. In honor and appreciation for all the love and affection that goes around on that day, we hereby present our list of the Hamptons’ most special couples, from then and now. We hope you enjoy meeting and learning a little bit about them. And if you feel that you and your other half should be on this list, well, you probably should be. There is nothing better in life than being in love and in a happy relationship. Send flowers. Joshua and Goody Garlick In 1657, Elizabeth Gardiner, daughter of John Gardiner, the chief citizen of East Hampton, grew very sick and had to take to her bed. As she worsened, people came to visit her and try to cheer her up, or, since there were no medications to speak of back then, let her know she was loved and pay their last respects. One woman who visited was Goody Garlick. As Goody stood at the foot of the bed, Elizabeth, who was just 18,
woke up from her delirium and pointed to her. “It is she who has cast this spell on me,” Elizabeth shouted. The next day she died. Goody was charged with the crime of being a witch. She was taken to a courtroom in Hartford, Connecticut and tried. But there was no real evidence to convict her, and so she was acquitted. Nevertheless, after returning to East Hampton, she was shunned. She turned
John Tyler and Julia Gardiner John Tyler, President of the United States, was widowed while in office in 1842. Three months later, he was invited aboard a new warship, the Princeton, for its maiden voyage on the Chesapeake. Also invited were David Gardiner, a resident of East Hampton, and the Secretary of the Treasury for President Tyler. Gardiner brought his 17-year-old daughter Julia along, and during the voyage, the Captain ordered the big gun fired. A group of people gathered on deck not far from this gun. But the gun misfired and, instead exploded, sending shrapnel everywhere. One piece hit David Gardiner. Sailors carried him below and laid him on a bed in a stateroom. His daughter followed. As she stood there weeping while her father expired, the President himself came down the stairs. It was only natural that he put his arm around this frightened young girl. From that day forth, they were inseparable. Soon they were married, not at Julia’s East Hampton home, but at the White House itself. The marriage of John and Julia Tyler was the only marriage ever to take place at the White House, before or since.
This couple, one the most famous actress in America & the other the best playwright, spent the summer of 1950 in Amagansett.
Dan Rattiner is the founder of Dan’s Papers. His memoir, In the Hamptons: Fifty Years With Farmers, Fishermen, Artists, Billionaires and Celebrities will be published by Harmony Books this May.
to her husband, Joshua, a respected farmer in the village, and said she didn’t know what to do. We will leave this place, he said. And he spoke to John Gardiner, who arranged to have them live out on Gardiner’s Island where they subsequently lived out the rest of their lives. It was the sacrifice made by Joshua, to make his wife comfortable, that is the reason they lead this list.
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A bevy of journalists with homes in the Hamptons will be honored this weekend in Harlem at the Broadcast Legends event at the Apollo Theatre. Among them are Maurice Dubois, Lynne White, Pat Battle, Soledad O’Brien and Lori Stokes, along with Marian Etoile Watson, Greg Gumble and more. Dana Tyler will emcee the event. * * * Washington, D.C. debutante Alexandra Wentworth and her husband George Stephanopolous, ABC’s Washington chief correspondant, have sold their East Hampton estate for $2.5 million, which is over $.5 million more than they bought it for in 2005. The political power couple will surely still be seen on the Hamptons social circuit this summer. * * * Following in daddy’s theatrical footprints is Eliana Lane, daughter of Mr. Broadway, producer Stewart Lane of East Hampton. Eliana is the assistant director of the soon to open Off Broadway musical Bathsheba, which also features young Southampton actor Emanuel Sylvano as King Solomon in this retelling of the great Biblical epic of David and Bathsheba. The show will run at the 411 Theater on 43rd Street in Manhattan. * * * A classic Montauk mansion, symmetrical and waterfront, designed by Tom Gessler, has just sold for $21.5 million to art collector and media entrepeneur Adam Lindemann, who is the husband of Amalia Dayan, granddaughter of the late Israeli politician Moshe Dayan. The couple can list Paul Simon and J.Crew CEO Mickey Drexler amongst their neighbors. * * * Hudson City Bancorp, Inc., the holding company for the East End’s own independently started Hudson City Savings Bank, reported that total assets for 2007 were a record high for Hudson City at $44.42 billion. Forbes recently named Hudson City “The Best Managed Bank” of 2007. * * * A six-bedroom oceanfront contemporary on Meadow Lane designed by Norman Jaffe — bringing the eighties back — has been listed at $1 million, for a mere summer rental. The 6,500 square foot, four-acre home is listed with Sotheby’s. * * * Sag Harbor’s E.L. Doctorow was recently honored with the 2007 Chicago Tribune Literary Prize. The acclaimed author of World’s Fair and Ragtime does much of his uniquely styled writing at the quiet, cozy home on John Street that he shares with his wife, Helen. Doctorow isn’t the first Sag Harbor resident/writer. John Steinbeck and James Fenimore Cooper both had homes in Sag Harbor. * * * (continued on page 72)
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Announcing the Upcoming Show Tours Lineup… “Grease” – Wed., Feb. 13th - $200 pp. ; Wed., Feb. 20th $190 pp. – This musical captures the rock ‘n’ roll spirit of the 1950s. The score includes the songs “Summer Nights,” “Beauty School Dropout,” “Look at Me, I’m Sandra Dee” and “We Go Together.” In addition to the smash songs the new revival will include “You’re the One That I Want,” “Hopelessly Devoted to You” and “Sandy”. Liberty Science Center – Wed., Feb. 20th – $64 pp. Adults, $61 pp. Children 12 & Under – Be amazed by what you find. Explore skyscrapers, perform wind tunnel tests on a building of your own design, spray a wall with electronic graffiti, learn how germs can leap from person to person across the globe, watch a film in the nation’s largest IMAX® Dome Theater. American Museum Of Natural History – Sat., Feb. 23rd $69 pp. Adults & $59 pp. Children 2-12 and Sun., Apr. 20th $70 pp. Adults & $55 pp. Children 2-12 – This itinerary fills your day at the museum. Sit back, enjoy the ride and get ready for a lot of fun! Package includes: Admission to the museum, Hayden Planetarium space show at the Rose Center for Earth & Space, an IMAX Film, the Water and Butterfly exhibits, some free time and deluxe round-trip transportation. Lunch is on your own at the museum. Philadelphia Flower Show – Sun., Mar. 2nd and Sat., Mar. 8th & – $80 pp. “Jazz It Up” is the theme this year. You will enter the show through a floating entryway of musically inspired topiary. Floral chandeliers will light the way through a series of spectacularly designed rooms that will feature ingenious uses of plants, flowers and home décor. Don’t forget your walking shoes – you’ll have 10 acres to cover. Quilter’s Heritage Celebration – 2-Day Tour, Fri.-Sat., Mar. 28th – 29th – $272 pp./do. Join us for the 21st Annual Quilters’ Heritage Celebration tour. This year’s theme is “Twist on Tradition”. This special event for quilters and quilt enthusiasts features more than 500 quilts on exhibit, classes from nationally and internationally-known teachers, special functions and quilt merchants. The Red Lion Inn – Stockbridge, MA – 3-Day Tour, Sun.-Tues., April 6th-8th, $389 pp/do. This tour is designed for your leisure, allowing you plenty of free time to discover some of the wonders of the Berkshires or just unwind in its wonder. The Red Lion Inn was established as a stage coach stop in 1773 and rebuilt in 1897. It is one of the few remaining American inns in continuous use since the 18th century and is a charter member of Historic Hotels of America. Each room is individually decorated and The Red Lion Inn is a smoke-free establishment.
“South Pacific” Broadway Revival – Wed., Apr. 9th, Sat., May 3rd & Apr. 16th, May 21st $199 pp. South Pacific concerns the lives of U.S. military men, nurses and the residents of the Polynesian island they occupy during World War II. Score includes: "In Love With a Wonderful Guy", "Nothing Like a Dame", "Cockeyed Optimist", "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Out of My Hair", "Some Enchanted Evening", "Younger Than Springtime", and more. Directed by Barlett Sher. Kelli O'Hara will star as Ensign Nellie Forbush and Paulo Szot will make his Broadway debut as Emile de Becque. National Cherry Blossom Festival – Washington, D.C. – 3-Day Tour, Fri.–Sun., Apr. 11th-13th – $440 pp./do. The 2008 festival marks the 96th celebration of the original gift of the 3,000 cherry trees from the city of Tokyo to the people of Washington, DC in 1912. Come and enjoy the spirit of the season with Hampton Jitney Tours. Virginia Beach/2008 Virginia Int’l. Tattoo – 4-Day Tour, Thurs.-Sun., Apr. 17th-20th – $675 pp./do. Last year was a huge success! This tour also has a lot more to offer, such as a Harbor Cruise, Doumar’s Famous Ice Cream, a Norfolk Naval Base tour, the Virginia Aquarium, sightseeing tours, and, of course, the largest most exciting Tattoo in the United States. What is a Tattoo? –They are ceremonial performances of military music by massed bands. Each Tattoo is different and influenced by the culture of the country in which they are presented. Most now include civilian entertainment and emphasize the inclusion of performers from nations outside of the host nation. You will have the time of your life!
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Julia bore the President seven children. After Tyler left office, they retired together, and in 1862 he died. Julia outlived him by nearly thirty years, and she had a wonderful life both in East Hampton and Washington, DC. Carl and Jane Fisher One of the wealthiest men in America during the 1920s was Carl Fisher of Indianapolis. An adventurer, he held the world automobile speed record for one mile when in his early twenties. He developed the sealed headlamp. He built the Indianapolis Speedway and he persuaded the government to build the first paved highway connecting New York with San Francisco. It was called the Lincoln Highway. He also bought and developed Miami Beach, and he bought and then developed Montauk until the crash of ‘29 wiped him out. In 1922, Carl Fisher, in his late forties, met and married Jane Watts. She was 15 years old at the time. And though you may find this shocking and not fit for this column, I should say the marriage lasted and thrived. When Fisher developed Montauk from 1926 to 1928, building the Montauk Manor, the Montauk Yacht Club, a raceway (now Fairview Avenue), both churches, the Montauk Golf Course, a surf club and boardwalk, a polo field, the layout of downtown and many of the buildings, and Montauk Harbor for the fishing boats by blasting open Lake Montauk, he also built a giant sevenstory office building in downtown Montauk, and way up on the top, at the request of Jane, a penthouse apartment for them so they could
look out at all their holdings. Arthur Miller and Marilyn Monroe Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner This couple, one the most famous actress in In 1945 in Greenwich Village, pretty Lee America and the other the best playwright, Krasner got it into her head to marry the spent the summer of 1950 in a cottage in stormy and difficult Jackson Pollock. Both of Amagansett. them were painters. They were very happy together that summer In 1947, after Pollock had some and there are wonderful pictures initial success, art gallery owner taken of them here. Marilyn is glowPeggy Guggenheim, believing him to ing. But as sometimes happens, even be a great talent, offered to rent the back then, the two very separate lives couple a house in East Hampton for of these two very separate people two years and pay all expenses in broke them apart years later, and exchange for whatever paintings ended in divorce just as Marilyn’s Pollock might produce. Much of the earlier marriage to Joe DiMaggio did. reason was because Pollock was so There are people here today who difficult and paranoid that it was have fond memories of this couple’s felt the country air would be good for summer in the Hamptons. George him. He also drank a great deal. Miller, who owned the Miller General Marilyn and Arthur The good part of the marriage lastStore in Springs, once told me of a time ed until 1956 when, after an argument, Lee that he and some friends went to their cottage thought it would be a good idea to get away to fix a flat tire on their car. The couple’s sumfrom him for a while. His work had made him mer here is one of the legends of the very rich by then, and they had bought the Hamptons. house, but Pollock was still unhappy. While Jack and Jackie Kennedy Lee was away, he took up with a young girl in Jackie Bouvier, the daughter of a millionaire her twenties, and one day, while driving her known as Jack “Blackjack” Bouvier, summered and a girlfriend around town, sped off the road, in East Hampton from the time she was born hit a tree and killed himself and one of the two until her marriage in 1953 to a young Senator women. from Massachusetts named Jack Kennedy. She Lee lived another thirty years, painting in loved sailing, horseback riding and going off on the house they both had loved. When she died, adventures with her sister Lee. a trust created by her to save their house was In 1960, when Jack won the White House, accepted by Stony Brook University. The house Jackie, a stunning woman and still young at is a historic site today and is open by appoint- 35, won the hearts of America for her grace, ment. (continued on page 26 )
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Looking Closely Hillary & Barack Debate with One Another in Regular & Hi-Def TV By Dan Rattiner I watched the Clinton-Obama debate on television at my home the other night. I have DirecTV, so I get CNN on two different channels, one that is regular TV and one that is HiDef. I started out on the regular TV channel. Obama made some strong points about Iraq and his opposition of the war from the beginning. Clinton made points about health care and her long-term involvement with it. The two candidates are both smart, and they sparred gently with one another, I thought. It seemed, to me, to be a tossup about who was the better choice at that point.
But then some friends of mine came over to watch, and one suggested we watch all this in Hi-Def, so I hit the remote. One thing about Hi-Def is that it is so clear and sharp you really get to see everything up close and personal. From this point on, all I could think about as these two continued to debate was the physical characteristics of the candidates that I never noticed before. We were looking at people under bright lights who were not Hollywood types. They were politicians and they had flaws. It was like at dinner when somebody has a piece of spinach in their teeth. Obama has a prominent vein, actually two of
them, on the left side of his forehead. He also has several black moles. And I thought he did not shave his neck as closely as he shaved his cheeks. Maybe it was fear of getting a razor cut — wouldn’t that have been something. So he apparently went gently with the razor down there. One of my guests pointed out the vein also. We talked about it. Other than that he is quite charming. Hillary has apparently had some sort of facelift. There are now dimples on her cheeks, but they are not where most people have dimples. The dimples are in the crease of her face (continued on the next page)
THEGIANTSWINIT!THEGIANTSWINIT! THEGIANTSWINIT! By Dan Rattiner At the beginning of November, I wrote an article in this newspaper about the pathetic condition of the sports teams in the city of New York. Three games had gone by in professional football and both the Jets and the Giants had lost all three. In basketball, the hopeless New York Knicks were getting clobbered every other day by every team that came into Madison Square Garden, from the Detroit Pistons to the Secaucus Mudcats. And the New York Mets baseball team, which led the National League for months, suddenly collapsed and embarked on a record-breaking
series of losses that resulted in their not even making the playoffs. Meanwhile, up in Boston, the traditional rival of New York, everything was breaking their way. The Red Sox won the pennant. The Boston Celtics were in their own league in basketball — at one point they had 24 wins and 3 losses — and then there were the New England Patriots. Having made three Super Bowls in the last five years, they were moving now undefeated with quarterback Tom Brady at the helm, and truly becoming a legendary team for the ages. Boston is sports crazy. And I have friends
there. Never in my lifetime had there been an occasion when in every sport our archrivals were at the top of the heap and New York couldn’t punch its way out of a paper bag. But there it was. Thus it is that I am sitting here at 7 a.m. on Monday at the beach in East Hampton with my laptop to report that yesterday, Super Bowl Sunday, was probably the greatest day of my life. I’m sure you saw it, or at least heard about it. The New York Giants, having lost their first three games, struggled for much of the football (continued on the next page)
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season, but then embarked on an extraordinary series of wins that, only at the very last moment, raised them up enough so they could make the playoffs as a wildcard. Wildcards rarely get past the first round of the playoffs. In forty-three years of the National Football League, only once has a wildcard won the Super Bowl. As for the New England Patriots, they had marched along victoriously all season, developing the astounding record of eighteen wins and no defeats. In the forty-three years of the NFL, only once â€” the Miami Dolphins thirty years ago â€” has a team gone undefeated for the entire season. Now the Patriots were one game away from doing so. And in the Super
Bowl, they would play the New York Giants, a team they had beaten twice during the regular season and somehow had wobbled into the arena. In Las Vegas, the odds makers said to bet on the Giants. They wouldnâ€™t win the game, but they would lose by less of a margin than the spread. During the season, I had become a Giants fan now and forevermore. I love watching sports, but prior to this, I have simply enjoyed rooting for whoever was the underdog. I liked the idea of a team with fewer skills that might rise up, and with a mighty effort, triumph. Sometimes it would happen. Most of the time it didnâ€™t.
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The game that converted me permanently to the Giants was the second game against the New England Patriots. It was the second to last game of the regular season. The prior week, the Giants had won a game that guaranteed them a spot at the bottom of the playoff round. Meanwhile, the New England Patriots were fourteen wins and no defeats (continued on page 29)
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where her cheek meets her mouth line. She also seemed to have a rash on the left side of her neck. â€œItâ€™s not a facelift,â€? said one of my female friends. â€œI think it is Botox. And I think thatâ€™s what gave her a rash.â€? Someone got up and found a magazine on the coffee table that had a picture of her taken about three weeks ago. She had no dimple there then. She was also not smiling. And her cheek was smooth. Now she is smiling even when she is not smiling. â€œItâ€™s a permanent smile,â€? somebody said. â€œWell I like it,â€? somebody else said. â€œWell I donâ€™t. She looks like the Joker in Batman.â€? â€œItâ€™s a BENEVOLENT smile,â€? a third person said. â€œAnd sheâ€™s cute.â€? The four of us were there on that couch. We speak freely with one another. â€œWe shouldnâ€™t be talking about Hillary like this,â€? somebody said. â€œSheâ€™s a woman. Women take offense to this kind of conversation.â€? â€œWell isnâ€™t THAT sexist.â€? â€œI also think whoever put her makeup on, made her up so sheâ€™d look good under lights and at a distance. There must be a thousand people in this theatre theyâ€™re in. But there are ten million watching on TV. And here itâ€™s close up and personal. Especially in Hi-Def.â€? â€œFire that makeup lady.â€? Somebody made a comment about the Nixon-Kennedy debate, and how Nixon was so sweaty and thatâ€™s why he lost the election. Oddly, nobody spoke about Obamaâ€™s ears. On the screen, they were talking about tax cuts or something. I really I have no idea. How did it all turn out, anyway? â€˘
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Trouble in Armenia Turkey, Russia, Germany, Azerbaijan, Macedonia and Kazakhstan By Dan Rattiner At 6 a.m. the other day, we were getting into a taxicab for the 45-minute ride to John F. Kennedy Airport. The cab driver, a burly fellow of about 50 years old, seemed to be of foreign extraction. It occurred to me that he might have been from one of those tiny countries that developed where Yugoslavia used to be, or maybe from another tiny country in the Balkans. “Armenia,” he said, when I asked him. At 6 a.m., for the life of me, I could not bring up Dan Rattiner is the founder of Dan’s Papers. His memoir, In the Hamptons: Fifty Years With Farmers, Fishermen, Artists, Billionaires and Celebrities will be published by Harmony Books this May.
from memory exactly where Armenia was. I KNOW where Armenia is. But not then. “Where’s Armenia?” “It’s between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea,” he said. Aha, I thought. Of course. What came to mind was a small war that’s been sputtering around Armenia for about ten years, between the Armenians and their neighbors, the Azerbaijans. The Armenians are Christian. The Azerbaijans are Muslim. Between them they take up the few hundred miles that separate the Black from the Caspian Sea. But this fellow was in America. I wondered about it. “Is that war still going on with the Azerbaijans?” I asked.
“Of course,” he said. “It will always be war.” “Why is that?” “It has to do with the Turks,” he said. “You know the Turks were not always in Turkey. It used to be occupied by the Greeks.” “I knew that.” “So the Turks swooped in from western Russia. And they’re where they are now. But a little pocket of them never got to Turkey, but instead settled on the western shore of the Black Sea next to us. Then they discovered oil just to the south of us. And everybody wanted it. The English and French came to make deals with us. But the Germans allied with the Turks and built pipelines through where the Azerbaijan Turks were next to us. Everybody was afraid somebody (continued on page 31)
A CALL TO ARMS ABOUT UNDERGROUND LIPA WIRES By Dan Rattiner Well, the decision has come down from on high from the Long Island Power Authority, and what they have narrowed it down to is that for four of the six miles of the route through Water Mill and Scuttlehole, they will put the power lines underground, but for the last two miles, they will put them on poles above ground unless the residents of the area involved, Scuttlehole, agree to pay up to $850 a year extra for the next thirty years. The final decision about all this will take place on February 21. Meanwhile, the people will have to decide.
Putting the wires underground is a wonderful solution, if the residents opt for it, or if the residents along the way can persuade others to opt and pay for it, and it would mean that not only these residents but future residents will continue to enjoy these sylvan views of the farms and fields forevermore. And we commend LIPA for putting it out there as what they would do. I should say this debate about where to put the wires scared the daylights out of most of us, because we discovered that some of the various routes under consideration went above ground on tall poles across people’s lawns, over rooftops and through virgin wood-
lands. Allowing public involvement at the very beginning had been made necessary by, it turned out, new rules mandated by the State. There’d be no waiting until the last minute when the choices would be narrowed down to two or three. LIPA was required to have the general public look at all the maps showing the various options, about forty possibilities, only one of which was underground. It was “not in my backyard” gone wild for a month. Another interesting discovery made as we went through this terrifying process was that the power company, like the water company (continued on page 30)
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