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Perched on spectacular property in NW Woods, this 3 bedroom, 3 bath dramatic contemporary enjoys deeded mooring and beach rights on Three Mile Harbor. Features include soaring ceilings, new heated pool, expansive decking and balconies.Close to town. Excl. F#58393 | Web#H0158393.
A charming 2 bedroom, 1 bath ranch in a wonderful neighborhood, located south of the highway. This movein condition home features eat-in kitchen, hardwood ďŹ‚ooring, basement, town water. Convenient to beaches, town, and transportation. Right style, right comforts, right price! F#67601 | Web#H14343.
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Tucked away down a quiet lane with the most amazing access to Shinnecock views is this 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home offering living room with stone ďŹ replace, kitchen with easy access to a four season sunroom great for dining. F#72156 | Web#H22300. Dir: Take Rampasture Road to Hampton Harbor Rd make left then right towards Bay turn left at Last Lane, (private rd)
Modern 1-level with every amenity possible crafted by published designer. Double master bedrooms - 4 bedroom, 4 baths. Beautiful gunite pool/spa. Spacious living quarters with large screen televisions and satellite radio throughout. All set on rustic Butter Lane acre with big sky views. Dir: Mtk Hwy turn north on Butter Lane. Excl. F#64586 | Web#H10170.
Canalfront location with great water views situated on .60 of an acre. This ranch-style home with breezeway and attached 1-car garage has 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, living room/dining area and water views. F#72276 | Web#H27863. Dir: Ponquogue Ave to Shinnecock Rd turn Left/East to Gardners Ln, right till you see 21B Down Long Driveway
Just count the extras in this new 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath condo commanding a bay view. Features exercise rooms, basement and kitchen appliances included. Warm and cheerful ďŹ replace, central air. Community swimming pool. F#70384 | Web#H44425.
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6DWÇ§30 /\QQ$YHQXHÇ§ Lots of light and air in this great ranch boasting open living room with sky lights, ďŹ replace and sliding doors that lead to a great back yard and patio. Formal dining room and eat in kitchen. Hardwood ďŹ‚oors. Master with bath, 2 more bedrooms and bath. Finished basement. F#70666 | Web#H40722. Dir: Montauk Hwy to Ponquogue Ave. Left onto Argonne East, Right onto Lynn.
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Immaculate 3 bedroom, 2 bath expanded cedar-shake ranch on .38 acres at the end of a cul-de-sac your new home! the house offers pristine wood ďŹ‚oors, cac, a den, full basement with outside entrance, belgium block lined driveway as well as manicured landscaping, a deck off the backyard. F#71771 | Web#H52186. Wakeman to Palo Alto, left on third court that being Easterly Court.
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6XQÇ§30 3DUULVK3RQG&RXUW:HVWÇ§ Brand new 6,000sf. traditional with 5 bedroom, 4.5 bath, spacious great room, den, library, family room, formal dining room and 3 ďŹ replaces. Set on 1.4 acres with heated gunite pool and 3-car garage. Exclusive. F#62298 | Web#H35715.
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Newly renovated and features hardwood ďŹ‚oors, top-ofthe line appliances, master suite with 2 full baths, with 3 heads and Jacuzzi, all bedrooms en-suite, and ďŹ replace. 5 full baths, ofďŹ ce with coffered ceilings, built-in sound system. Co-Exclusive. F#45573 | Web#H0145573.
6DWÇ§30 6XQÇ§30 2OG)LVK&RYH5RDGÇ§ Located on a shy one acre, this is a spacious home with a light and airy ambience. The living room has a cathedral ceiling with skylights which open to a second ďŹ‚oor balcony-like space - enhancing the open feel. Adjacent to the living room is a large eat-in kitchen. Excl. F#57736 | Web#H0157736.
REMSENBURG 6XQÇ§30 1LG]\Q$YHQXHÇ§ Spacious 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath home features hardwood ďŹ‚oors throughout, eat-in kitchen, formal dining room, livingroom with ďŹ replace, French door leading to multi patioâ€™s. Pristine Landscaping, and room for pool. F#67085 | Web#H30126. Dir: South Country Road or Montauk Hwy to Nidzyn
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Authentic modernism built originally in 1971 designed by Henri Gueron, architect, and lovingly restored keeping the original integrity intact. Light ďŹ lled in a private setting down a long drive off the road this 3 bedroom home has a main ďŹ‚oor master. Excl. F#69907 | Web#H31417.
Custom built 3,700sf. traditional set on 1.5 acres and located just minutes from the pristine beaches of Sagaponack. This warm and welcoming home boasts 5 bedrooms, 4 baths and a professionally outďŹ tted kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances. Exclusive. F#71014 | Web#H44660.
6DWÇ§30 3XODVNL6WUHHWÇ§ Circa 1930â€™s cottage renovated and expanded, maintaining the character of the era. Four large bedrooms, 3 baths, living room, formal dining room, expansive kitchen/great room. Covered rear porch, heated gunite pool, garage. Desirable village location. Exclusive. F#55036 | Web#H0155036.
WATERMILL 6XQÇ§30 0HFR[5RDGÇ§ Traditional-style south of the highway home with expert details & amenities. Includes 6 bedrooms, 6.5 baths, 4 ďŹ replaces, professional kitchen with ďŹ replace, adjacent screened-in porch & stone patio. Finished basement. 20x40 gunite pool. 2-car garage. Bordered by reserve. Co-Exclusive. F#57953 | Web#H0157953.
WESTHAMPTONBEACH 6DWÇ§30 6WLOOZDWHUV/DQHÇ§ Wonderful, quiet location in the village of Westhampton Beach. Featuring 4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths of contemporary living, circular drive, large and open kitchen and living area. Windows of glass that lead to the expansive, 2-tiered deck, pool and poolhouse. F#51380 | Web#H0151380.
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NEW CONSTRUCTION EAST HAMPTON NEWHOMESSTARTINGAT Now is the time to make your move while these homes are still available for customization. Most homes include oak hardwood ďŹ‚oors, mahogany entryways, lots of storage and room for pool. It couldnâ€™t be easier to have a brand new home without the hassle. In the kitchen you will be given a choice of granite countertops and top-of-theline cabinetry. In the bathrooms you will ďŹ nd white subway tiles and in many a giant jacuzzi tub! If you purchase now you can also select your bathroom vanity style. Throughout the home you can choose your own palette of paint colors for further customization. This is an opportunity you canâ€™t miss! All of these homes are in East Hampton about a half mile to the town and bay. 1: Ranch, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths. F#53050 2: Colonial with wrap around porch 4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths. F#53054 3: Cape 4 bedrooms, 3 baths. F#53056 4: Nantucket, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths. F#52555 5: Colonial 4 bedrooms, 3 baths. F#69851 6: Colonial 4 bedrooms, 3 baths. F#69902
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Honoring the Artist: Harriet Sawyer This week’s cover image by Harriet Sawyer is one we aren’t likely to recognize. Its point-ofview from a high angle is off-center. The abstract designs distort the image even more, we don’t know for sure where the figure is standing nor what that figure is doing. The image possesses archetypical connotations; its lack of a specific place and time may mean the past or the future, life or death. Whatever the message, however, the image is intriguing and arresting. So, too, are Sawyer’s other works, which often bear a resemblance to this cover, called “Afternoon.” For example, there’s Sawyer’s “Moonlight Swim” where a nude man lies on the rocks; “The Awakening” recalls a similar setting, but the subjects are members of the monkey family. Is there a connection between the two pieces, the idea of evolution? The barren land, the striking timelessness and the archetypical figures are consistent. Q: Tell us about your “Gibson Beach” and why it’s important to you. It looks like the perspective is from a bird’s-eye-view. A: “Gibson Beach” is in Sagaponack, in a very isolated area. I started to love the deep shadows of the late afternoon here when I painted that. Q: In addition to your attention to formal elements such as shadows, are there psychological aspects in your work? A: The last work I did for an exhibit at the Hampton Roads Gallery was seven feet high. I realized the woman I painted was my alter ego. (It was partly figurative and partly abstract.) The last painting became the first painting in terms of themes. I went back to the beginning. It was a cathartic experience. Q: Speaking of “first paintings,” how did you
get started in art? A: I was painting when I was five years old. My grandmother would say, “There’s an artist.” I remember when I was in the sixth or seventh grade, I walked in with a nude I had done. They threw me out. I also painted the walls of my house when I was young. My parents let me do it. Q: How adventurous. So, how about your art training as an adventure? A: I went to Queen’s College and to the Fashion Institute of Technology (F.I.T.). After art school, I had to earn money, so when I was offered a job in textiles I took it. I wound up opening my own textile company. Q: You’ve said you’ve been on an amazing journey. Some of this journey had to do with design. A: I was honored by F.I.T. with a 50th Year Alumni Award, and I was designing and producing fabrics for my company. I even designed and built a home. My husband, Richard Demato, and I renovated a home and gardens on an island in Connecticut, too. From 1985 to the 1990s, we worked together on another textile company as well. Q: You and Richard also recently opened an art gallery in Sag Harbor. A: Yes. He researches and finds amazing artists. It’s his passion. Q: Passion for art is obviously very important to you. How so? A: I want to wake up when I’m 80 and look back on life and know I had a passion. I wouldn’t trade my life for anything. Art is something that calls you. But I think it’s a blessing and a curse. More a blessing. —Marion Wolberg Weiss Harriet Sawyer’s work can be seen on the website: rjdgallery.com
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Beach Lane NBC’s Sitcom about Funky Hamptons Newspaper Proceeds By Dan Rattiner As you may know, NBC has approved the pilot of what will be a new TV series called “Beach Lane.” It is to be the adventures of a wealthy but irresponsible young Manhattan heir who decides to buy a floundering Hamptons newspaper called Beach Lane to turn it around. Or maybe he buys it for the same reason that Citizen Kane bought his newspaper 100 years ago in New York City. “I think it would be fun to run a newspaper.” Kane said. This wealthy, but clueless, millionaire doesn’t run it himself of course. Instead, he hires a friend, a successful award-winning novelist,who also doesn’t have a clue about how to run a newspaper, to be the editor. It’s a great idea. But it’s not new. I’ve always loved running a newspaper. Shortly after I began running this newspaper many years ago, I myself wrote a treatment for a TV show about running a newspaper. I have it around here somewhere. I’m a pack rat. I think it might be in a filing cabinet that says “Ideas 1967-1975.” I’ll have a look and report back next week. Apparently, my son David, who works at the paper, has also written a treatment about the life and times of running a resort newspaper. And about two years ago, after the collapse of a onetime competitor of Dan’s Papers known as The Improper Hamptonian, one of the editors sent me a proposed TV treatment about running that newspaper. It’s pretty hilarious stuff. But it’s one thing to write a treatment like this. And it’s quite another to do something with it. NBC’s effort is first class. It is being produced
by Marci Klein and Lorne Michaels, the producer of “Saturday Night Live” and “30 Rock.” (Michaels has lived out here for almost as long as I have.) It’s starring Matthew Broderick as the award-winning novelist who takes on the job of editing the thing. (Broderick’s credits include Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, War Games and Inspector Gadget and, on Broadway, The Producers). He has also lived out here for many
Henry Zebrowski, and also Kristen Johnston, who is now to playing the step-sister of the millionaire, she played an alien in “Third Rock from the Sun”. NBC has also announced, since the show must go on, that they are currently interviewing three other actors for the part of the millionaire. They are Michael McMillan, John Forest and Nick Thune, none of whom in any way resemble the disorganization of Patton Oswalt. So perhaps NBC is re-thinking this role. Thune is a comedian, lesser known than Oswalt. He had the role of “Correspondent” on “The Jay Leno Show.” McMillan is a more traditional actor. He’s had a recurring role on “True Blood” and has appeared in Hills Have Eyes II and Imagine That. Forest has had appearances on “House” and “Without a Trace”. All are TVbased performers. (As we goto press, we’ve learned that NBC has cast Thune as the Millionaire.) Many bloggers have commented that “Beach Lane” seems to be a spin-off of some of the hijinx and hilarity that have surrounded Dan’s Papers during the last 50 years. Maybe so. A location manager from NBC visited our offices last month wondering whether our establishment would be a good fit as the location for “Beach Lane.” David took him on a tour. The Dan’s Papers building occupies a two-story former private home located on Montauk Highway in Bridgehampton. It has a garret and it has a basement. We’ve been here 38 years. Apparently, the effort fizzled. My guess is that in today’s world this rich pub-
Bloggers have commented that“Beach Lane” seems to be a spin-off of Dan’s Papers hijinx... years. As far as the young millionaire owner, NBC cast the hilarious young Patton Oswalt, a rumpled, sloppy, ill mannered and slightly overweight comedian whose fans are clamoring for HBO to give him an hour long special, which he greatly deserves. What a coup that is! Or might have been. Apparently, after a first round table reading of the script, (written by Simon Kinberg—another first rate talent), either NBC decided Oswalt was not who they wanted, or Oswalt decided this character was not who he wanted, so it was announced that Oswalt would not be the star— but would consider a lesser part in the production. Others in the cast include Aimee Garcia and
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Incredible Attempt to Swim from Montauk to Manhattan First published in Dan’s Papers Montauk Pioneer, Late July 1965 By Dan Rattiner In the late spring of 1962, a rumor circulated around Montauk that an experienced endurance swimmer—a woman—was in training at the Atlantic Terrace Motel. She’s going to try to swim from Montauk to Manhattan the rumor went, and she holds all kinds of endurance swimming records. Montauk to Manhattan! That’s a distance of 125 miles. The English Channel is only 14 miles across, and the world’s distance swimming record—made off the coast of California—why that’s only 31 miles. Still, the rumors persisted, she’s an expert. Swam 55 miles downstream in the Ohio River, and she’s seriously capable of just such a superhuman feat as a swim from Montauk to Manhattan. At the Atlantic Terrace, the long distance swimmer Britt Sullivan was a speck in the ocean swimming around in a rowboat. A few tourists watched her from the beach through field glasses. She was training, just finishing, and would be
back at the motel shortly. I stood with a guest at the motel and watched her swim slowly around. “She may be a long distance swimmer, but she doesn’t act like one,” the guest said. “She isn’t in the water more than an hour or two a day, no more than most of the guests here. Otherwise, she just sits around and has fun.” He pointed to two fellows playing shuffleboard nearby. “That’s her training crew.” The guest indicated her hotel room, a beautiful suite overlooking the ocean, and I went to the deck and knocked on the door. No answer. Through the floor to ceiling window I could see that the place was a mess; newspapers scattered on the floor, liquor bottles around. Quite an accomplishment considering that the rooms were cleaned daily. Then, Sullivan was walking up the beach to the motel. A big, healthy woman, chunky. Wearing a regulation Olympic green bathing suit and smoking a cigarette from a long holder even though she was soaking wet. She came to
her room, I introduced myself and had my first good look at her. An intense dark woman, late 20s, short light brown hair that held to her head like a bathing cap, cold humorless grey eyes, deeply tanned face from the sun and sea. Sullivan poured herself a drink. “Why are you making this swim?” I asked. “Publicity and money,” Sullivan said bluntly. “I come from the Midwest, a town in Nebraska, and all my life I’ve wanted to make it big. I’ve had nothing else. My parents were divorced when I was a kid, my marriage didn’t work out. I know it sounds hard to come right out and say it, but it’s true. Publicity and money.” Sullivan removed the cigarette from her holder, replaced it with another and lit it. “I’ve developed a water survival method that I use to keep going in the water, too. After I make this swim, I’ll write a book about this method, and maybe this will do some good in the world.” Sullivan’s plan was to swim 20 miles a day, stay awake 170 consecutive hours, and arrive at Coney Island on July 7. She would need all the (continued on page 22)
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Balancing Budgets Cutting,LayingOff,Consolidating,RejiggeringinE.Hampton By Dan Rattiner East Hampton Town held an online auction last week to get rid of some old junk that’s been hanging around town hall, the police station, the highway department and the marine patrol grounds. It was a sad business selling all this crap. Some items sold for $10 while old junked cars went for $100, but it was a sign of the times, and a notice that the new Town Supervisor, Bill Wilkinson, means to scrape up every dime that he can find. You could buy a 1994 Mercury Topaz for $110. You could buy a 2001 Kawasaki JT 900B3 Jet Ski for $1000. You could buy a Clark Forklift for $25. You could buy a pile of insulated scrap wire for $25. There was a Boston Whaler for $25 and even an old 1967 Pierson 24 ft fiberglass boat up for sale for $25. Maybe it would even float.
“We have to find every last bit of money to save here at Town Hall,” he told me. “I want the corporate culture here to think this way.” “Well, I hope you don’t sell the Duck,” I said. The Duck is an amphibious vehicle that goes through water and also drives on the roads. The town has had one for 30 years. It’s an old military vehicle. “I haven’t seen the Duck.” “It was right out there behind Town Hall in the field,” I said. “Well, its not there now.” “Check around,” I said. “It’s somewhere. Santa Claus arrives on it coming in across the harbor every year.” Wilkinson has a rough job on his hands, running the Town of East Hampton. The prior administration, headed by Bill McGintee, spent money like a drunken sailor.
“When McGintee came into office in 2003, the town was operating with an annual surplus of $10 million,” Wilkinson said. “When he left office, the town was running a $30 million deficit. The 2010 budget, which I inherited, continues to run a $30 million deficit.” I told Wilkinson I didn’t understand where he got the courage to run for office to close this deficit. It’s a $30 million deficit on a $73 million budget. “I’ve spent my entire business career balancing budgets that got out of whack. I was in charge of personnel worldwide for Disney for many years. I know how to do this.” “Better you than me,” I said. “I’d really rather be out playing golf. But (continued on page 20)
THE TEA PARTY AND THE TEA PARTY By Dan Rattiner Tea Party rallies were held around the country on April 15, Income Tax Day. One of them was on the steps of the County Center in Hauppague. Another, here on eastern Long Island, was held in the waterside parking lot behind the stores on East Main Street in Riverhead. Several hundred people attended the one in Riverhead, I am told. The Tea Party, as I’m sure you know, has been created as a 21st century incarnation of the Tea Party held in Boston during the colo-
nial era to one night protest the tax on tea being demanded by the King of England. Boxes of tea were thrown into the harbor. The current day Tea Party (TEA stands for Taxed Enough Already, get it?) is a corruption of what happened in Boston in 1773. That earlier tea party protested taxation without representation. All the money for the tea tax was going to England. They wouldn’t mind if here in America they had representation in Parliament to help decide what should or should not be taxed. They’d
have happily paid it. (Samuel “Fish Hook” Mulford of East Hampton went to England in 1704 to protest the heavy tax on whale oil. Warned about pickpockets in London, he had fishhooks sewn into his pockets and thus protected his money.) The current Tea Party wants no new taxes whatsoever. No matter who pays it. They hate Obama and they say they won’t stop until the Republican Party comes around to (continued on page 32)
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Photo left: From Filmmakers of the Hamptons Festival, 1975: Top-Peter Stone, George Silano, Robert Aurrthur, David Opatoshu, Bran Ferren; bottom-Eli Wallach, Anne Jackson, Dina Merrill, Cliff Robertson. Top right photo: Silano with Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward; At right-with John Glenn.
By Susan M. Galardi Before the glitz, glamour and crowds of the Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF), there was the understated, informal Filmmakers of the Hamptons Festival. Starting in 1968, the week-long event at Guild Hall in East Hampton featured movie stars and behind-the-scenes filmmakers from the East End, presenting their works. In August of 1975, that group included the late author/Quiogue resident Budd Schulberg, writer/producer Robert Alan Aurthur, (All that Jazz) actress/East Hampton resident Dina Merrill and actor David Opatoshu—all discussing and presenting the live TV drama, “What Makes Sammy Run,” based Schulberg’s book. Peter Stone (The Taking of Pelham 123) of Amagansett and Eli Wallach of East Hampton showed film clips in their discussion of “Why Does Crime Pay?” Cliff Robertson, who lived on Highway Behind the Pond, was featured in “An Evening with Cliff Robertson.” East Hampton’s George Plimpton and writer/director Edmond Levy hosted a program of short films. Right in the middle of the event was the presentation of the 1972 film, The Last American Hero, starring a 21-year old Jeff Bridges, and filmed by North Haven resident/award winning cinematographer George Silano. They say you can never see yourself completely as others see you. The image in the mirror is not you after all, it is an image of you. The closest you can get to that realistic vision is someone else capturing you—someone who knows how to get out of the way and leave nothing between your image and the viewer. That quest has been George Silano’s lifework—capturing the human image on film for national television news, documentaries and feature films. In the 1960s, Silano filmed the newsmakers and moments, including JFK’s famous
George Silano, Cinematographer “Ask not what your country can do for you” inaugural speech. In 1962, he filmed John Glenn the day after his return from orbiting the Earth—the first American to do so. Sitting at a table cluttered with photographs and clippings in his humble home with a king’s view of Sag Harbor Bay (speaking of unobstructed views), Silano leafed though piles of incredible photos that doc-
‘In feature film, everything you see on the screen is there to create emotion.’ umented milestones in American History, his fingers gently curved as though he’d just put down a still camera after hours of shooting. The transparency that Silano strove to master in his early documentaries worked both ways: The footage he shot exposed not only its subjects but its creator. “You have nowhere to hide as a cameraman,” he said. “You get jobs because people saw your footage. Producers hired people who could bring home the bacon. There were no second chances, you had to get it the first time.” Silano’s career was built on one-shot opportunities and a love of photography and filmmaking. As a teenager from Flushing, he built a darkroom out of cardboard in the basement of his family home where he developed film from a little folding camera. But it was 1951, Korean War time, and Silano was drafted. Testing at Ft.
Monmouth put him on track for radio school, but in a one-shot effort, he managed to have his fate changed to still photography. At the school, Silano had another singular opportunity— landing the sole opening in film school. From the service, Silano went to New York, learning from film greats like Jerome Kern and Robert Wise as they shot West Side Story; and Marlon Brando and Elie Kazan during the filming of On the Waterfront. “I was working on a TV show at the West Side Studios where we had a taxi on a sound stage. Elie Kazan was filming On the Waterfront and needed a taxi for the famous, ‘I could’ve been a contender’ scene.” Silano filmed news and documentaries— notably, a 16-part ABC series in the ‘60s call “The World’s Girls,” revealing the life of women in countries from Japan to Sweden. “In ‘62 we got clearance to film ‘Soviet Women.’ Jim Hagerty, who had been Press Secretary for Eisenhower, ended up working for ABC and had the contacts. That’s how we got in,” he said. In Sweden, Silano filmed the first woman ordained as a minister. In France? “If you want to know about French women who do you talk to? We got Simone de Beauvoir and Simone Signoret.” Silano also shot biographies that lead to exploratory meetings with Paul Newman for a segment to be called “Actor in a Hurry.” It also led him to Bette Davis. “I was supposed to film her at the Plaza Hotel for a biography before she went to a luncheon,” he said. “She agreed to me filming her coming out of the elevator, through the Palm Court and into the limo. At the restaurant she asked me to sit next to her. For two hours I sat thigh to thigh with Bette Davis. She invited me back to the hotel—she was a nympho, you know. I was naïïve, and married. I didn’t go.” (continued on page 22)
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Charles Addams TheMan,theMyth,theHouse,theCartoons&theBroadwayShow By Dan Rattiner Charles Addams, the great cartoonist, lived for the last 20 years of his life in a sun-bathed ranch house on Cedar Point Lane in Sagaponack. There he sketched cartoons of the macabre and peculiar group of related people that supposedly lived together very happily, for the most part, in an old bat-infested Victorian mansion somewhere in the back of Charles’ imagination. Charles drew this family on a drawing board in the study of this house. He lived there with his third wife Tee who later became a great benefactor of Animal Rescue Foundation, the animal rescue facility in Wainscott. Meanwhile, in that imaginary house, Addams drew Uncle Fester, Morticia, Gomez, Pugsley, Wednesday and Thing and they went about their business in this house happily with only one caveat: Everything horrible was good, everything good was bad and everything terrifying was a treat. Addams’ creations, published as cartoons mostly in The New Yorker, soon became the subject for two films, one book, three TV shows and, most recently, a Broadway show starring Nathan Lane and Bebe Neuwirth that opened last week. Addams himself was a rather quiet man with
an amused expression and a very quick wit. He loved dogs and art, antique cars and Tee, and he loved fun. He was seen out and about in this community for all the years he was here, almost always accompanied by his beloved bride. I did not know Tee and Charles Addams except in passing, but art gallery owner Elaine Benson, who with her fourth and last husband Joe Kaufman, was a good friend of Tee and Charles, and she told me the following story. “The four of us were down at Sagg Main Beach for the afternoon sunbathing,” Elaine told me. “Sometime during the conversation, Joe heard Charles mention the name of one of his earlier wives. Joe had also been married to this woman. “My Joe seemed rather agitated about this situation, and though he didn’t say anything right away, at one point, when Charles wandered down to the edge of the ocean to watch the surf, Joe bounded after him. They talked for a minute away from Tee and me. Then they came back. Later, after we came back home, I asked Joe what they had been talking about, although I thought I already knew.” “What did Joe say?” I asked Elaine. “He said he had told Charles that he had been
married to that same woman and he wondered what Charles thought of her. Charles replied ‘Which Barbara?’ Apparently there was more than one Barbara. Joe had nothing further to say. Then the two of them came back to the blanket. And that was the end of it.” So much for the wit and wisdom of Charles Addams. As I write this, it is Wednesday, April 14. And I am, frankly, dreading what is going to happen tomorrow night. Occasionally, my wife surprises me by securing a couple of Broadway show tickets. Ten days ago, a week before The Addams Family: A New Musical opened, she secured two tickets to it. Tomorrow night we are supposed to see it. The show opened Friday and was reviewed in all the papers Saturday morning. The critics, almost every one of them, completely savaged it. “Imagine if you dare, the agonies of the talented people trapped inside the collapsing tomb called ‘The Addams Family,” The New York Times’ Ben Brantley wrote, “It stars a shamefully squandered Nathan Lane and Bebe Neuwirth— and must feel like going to a Halloween party in (continued on page 30)
LIPA SUBSTATION ON TURNPIKE MEETS LIZARD By Dan Rattiner Regular readers may recall a huge fight that took place in the Hamptons two years ago, when citizens loudly objected to some proposed high tension wires that would travel down Deerfield Road in Water Mill and Scuttlehole Road in Bridgehampton on metal poles 60 feet above the street. They would link the main Long Island Power Authority generators in Southampton to a newly planned electric substation on the Sag Harbor Turnpike. In the end, after declaring there was no other way to deal with increasing East End
power needs, LIPA gave up on overhead wires and arranged to have these wires run underground the entire distance. There would be a substantial cost, of course. And the residents living along the sides of those roads would have to bear it as an amount added to their real estate tax bill every year for the next thirty years. That’s just the price you had to pay for progress. Workmen dug ditches and installed the underground wiring during the following months. All that remained after that was to build the substation and hook everything up. But now it turns out that the newly planned
substation is, for environmental reasons, in the wrong place. It might never get built. And if it doesn’t, these underground wires will be wires to nowhere. This is no joke. Environmentalists have been saying all along that the site chosen for the substation—a former farm now overgrown into a woods—is home to a special endangered species of salamander. LIPA pressed ahead anyway. Last week, guess what? Investigators from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation found some of these salamanders. And they (continued on page 30)
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this has to be done.” I recalled that years ago, the budget at East Hampton was half that of Southampton, which made sense because East Hampton was half the size. “Now, both towns have budgets of about $75 million,” I said. “And East Hampton is still half the size of Southampton.” We talked a bit about the new Town Hall, which is nearing completion on the front lawn of the old Town Hall. During the election campaign, Wilkinson vowed he would never move into it. It had been ordered by McGintee. The cost would be $6.5 million. Wilkinson thought it a terrible expense and just one of those many things that McGintee was going nuts spending money on.
“Well, I’ve come around in my thinking,” Wilkinson said. “It’s done, or nearly done. And it is quite wonderful and historic. We expect to move in in June or July.” The new Town Hall is an assemblage of seven historic 17th and 18th century wood shingle buildings, gathered up from around the town and towed to their property by Adelaide de Menil and her husband Ted Carpenter in the 1970s. Now, 40 years later, she’s donated them and paid to have them moved to the town for a new town hall. Architect Robert A.M. Stern designed how they could be arranged on the lawn there. “You know, there’s been no budget for furniture for these buildings,” Wilkinson told me. “I don’t know what they were thinking. You
can’t just move in there with old metal desks from the old building. Also, they need that old furniture in the old building for the clerks and other offices that will occupy it. So I got this idea. We are going to build, out of scrap wood and at no extra charge, old wooden tables with sawhorse affairs under them for desks. They will be fully functional. But they will fit right in with the old buildings themselves.” Wilkinson has now been in office about 100 days. He’s let go a good percentage of the staff, consolidated jobs, even consolidated departments. He put the Marine Patrol under the auspices of the Town Police. “If we are going to have departments with guns, I want one man who knows and is responsible for all of the guns. The Marine Patrol will be moving over to Police Headquarters. It will be another savings.” “You’re only in office for two years,” I said. “Can you really balance the budget in just one term?” “I think I can come pretty close. In any case, I can set the templates on how to proceed in the future. You know, the big problem here was not all the different checkbooks we had— I’m consolidating 23 departments into 12— the problem was that everybody used the money in each checkbook for just whatever. Imagine you have buckets with money in them to run your home. You have one bucket for insurance, you have another for the mortgage, you have another for the kids and another for the utilities bills. Then one of your kids comes in and needs something so you just go to the nearest bucket and take the money from that. Chaos ensues. “One of my biggest concerns when I came into office was being sure we had the money set aside to finish the new Town Hall. I asked the old administration. Oh yes, they said, we’ve bonded the project. The State gave us $6.5 million. And so everything is taken care of. “I said yes, but exactly how much of that $6.5 million remains in the account. They said it’s all taken care of. We’re right on budget. I said, yes, but what I’m asking is how much of that $6.5 million remains. They didn’t get it. So I looked. There was NO money remaining in the account. It had been used for all sorts of other things. Amazing. “But I’ve got Len Bernard sorting things out now. We’re getting all the money back to where it should be. And we’ll be able to keep track of it from here.” “Well, as a taxpayer of the town,” I said, “I am sure glad you are here doing this. You know, I live in a house I bought on Three Mile Harbor Road many years ago. I have a photo of it from back then on the wall in our den, together with the price being asked for it and what I paid and what the town taxes were on the house.” “What were they?” “$550. I know that was a long time ago.” “And what are your taxes now?” “Are you sure you want to know?” “Yes.” “Just under $10,000.”
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Two East End Murder Trials, Same Outcome By Dan Rattiner There seemed little doubt about the There were developments in two facts. Conroy’s fingerprints were on murder cases pending this past week the murder weapon. He was covered on the East End. One was the sentencwith Marcelo Lucero’s blood when ing of Anthony Oddone, 27 who was caught later. Afterwards he confessed convicted of getting into a fight and to the murder. He virtually bragged subsequently choking to death Andrew about it. He was, however, talking to a Reister, 40, at the Southampton Suffolk County Police officer—a Publick House a year and a half ago. Andrew Reister friend, supposedly. The Suffolk County There had been a lot of drinking going Police are currently being investigated on. A jury decided three weeks ago that Oddone for failing to even document hate crimes in this was guilty only of manslaughter. He had no part of Suffolk County, a place filled with race intention of killing Reister but did enough to do crimes. so anyway. He faced between 8 and 25 years in At the trial, though Conroy recanted his conjail. On Friday, the judge sentenced Oddone to fession. He said he had not stabbed Lucero, but 22 years. He declared “This was not a bar fight. only held the knife after the man who did stab This was a defenseless man. The defendant Lucero, one of the other six, handed it to him. must be punished, and in the court’s mind, he He named that other person, who, of course, must be punished to the maximum.” denied this. He also said the tattoo of a swastiThen four days later, a jury announced their verdict in the case of Jeffrey Conroy, 19, who as a high school senior in 2009 was convicted of going out with a knife and six friends one Saturday night looking for “Mexicans” and bragging he would not only beat one up but stab one. At this high school—PatchogueMedford—Conroy often was part of a group of white boys who for years would go out to beat CARETAKING & CONCIERGE SPECIALISTS up Hispanics just for fun. Mostly the Hispanics would run away after the beatings. This one, an Simplify your weekends – let us handle Ecuadorian, Conroy stabbed to death. The choice the jury faced was either first the details, so you can relax and enjoy. degree pre-mediated murder, murder without pre-meditation which is second degree murder, or manslaughter—he meant harm but the killing just happened anyway—as it was ruled with Oddone.
ka on his ankle was just a joke. Other testimony at the trial was that Conroy had told his friends that night he’d stab a Mexican. The others went along to watch. At the trial, it was learned from forensic experts that Conroy stabbed not once, but twice. Conroy stabbed the chest of Lucero, but the knife hit a rib and went sideways, not entering the chest cavity. Conroy pulled it halfway out and stabbed again and the same thing happened. But this second stab severed an artery. After Conroy pulled out the knife the second time, Lucero, trailing blood, staggered over 100 yards down the block before he collapsed from blood loss. He died an hour later in the hospital. Why all this matters is because of the decision rendered by the jury. It is clear as day, to me anyway, that Conroy intended to kill (continued on page 35)
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Silano’s documentary work repeat a take.” ultimately led him to the Which brought Silano to the lucrative world of TV commerFilmmakers of the Hamptons cials which earned him CLIO Festival in ’75. But an opporand Art Directors Club tunity a decade later estabawards. He also shot industrilished him, literally, as a ‘local’ als, working with a camerac i n e m a t o g r a p h e r. man who specialized in car Writer/director Alan Alda’s races. That work paved the production manager hired way for the racing movie, Last Silano as a cameraman for Sweet Liberty in 1986, starring American Hero. George Silano Michael Caine, Alda, Michelle “We screen tested male actors doing a challenging, five-minute scene— Pfeiffer and Lillian Gish. “The entire production was filmed in and the character making a recording in a booth to send to his mother,” said Silano. “Jeff Bridges got around Sag Harbor for the authentic atmosphere the part. During filming, there was never a time of America in the 19th century,” said Silano. “A when director Lamont Johnson had to ask him to large, open field was needed for some battle
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scenes and North Haven provided the perfect location. Production headquarters was at the Palatine Retreat building in North Haven Point.” Silano had never worked with Alda before, and found him to be “very special” and impressive. “I never saw him frown or be irritated during the entire three month production,” he said. “One day, he asked me to do some close-up beauty shots of Michelle. The day was sunny and I had some crewmembers construct a “butterfly”—a frame of white, translucent cloth, placed over an actor to create nice, soft light with no shadows. “As for Michael Caine, he was very professional and continually smoked expensive cigars during the long waits during scene preparation.” Silano spoke of the challenges of filming features as opposed to documentaries. “In a feature film, the cinematographer’s job is to enhance the director’s vision in terms of creating emotion. Everything you see on the screen is there to create emotion,” he said. “The cameraman establishes mood with the lighting, the use of a lens. “In a documentary you have no control over the action,” he continued. “You have to have a sense of anticipation and instinct to know when to hit the button. I did a documentary about Brazil in 1964. As we were on the road, I saw a little girl playing by a stream. I stopped the cars, got out and set up my camera. I watched for a while, then I had an instinct to push the button and start filming. The little girl picked up a leaf, put it in the stream, and watched it float away. I don’t know what made me stop there, what made me hit the button and capture that moment.” Silano added that, doing that kind of work back then, you had to have the chops to ace the shot the first time. “Working in film, you didn’t know what you had,” said Silano, “You shot the footage, sent it back. By the time it was screened you were somewhere else. You had one shot,” he said his eyes registering an intensity of a camera lens shooting at point blank range. “And it better kill.”
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water survival methods she could get. “We’ve had to put the project off a few days,” she said. “We wanted to be out of here on the 27th of June so we could get to Coney Island for the Fourth of July festivities. But there hasn’t been any publicity. We had a guy who promised that when we got to Montauk, there’d be displays, fireworks, banquets, parades, everything. But now we’re even having trouble getting the escort boat. But in any case, we’re leaving on the first of July, even if the crew has to come in a row boat.” “I certainly don’t want to swim all my life,” she says, “I just want to prove this water survival method.” —New York Mirror 6/28/62 “This is a one drive effort. There’s no way of building towards a seven day swim. A little rest beforehand goes a long way.” —Newsday 6/23/62 “I’m not a great swimmer, maybe above average, but you take Helen Chadwick who swims a mile in 27 minutes. That’s fantastic. She keeps that up for 13 hours. I swim a mile an hour, but with my method, I can keep it up indefinitely.” —New York Mirror 6/28/62
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Southampton Minister’s School in Haiti Reopens By Aline Reynolds With grit and hope, the people of Haiti are picking up the pieces of their ravaged country and trying to get back to normal. Recently, schools in the Port-au-Prince region began opening their doors, three months after the earthquake. Of the some 4,000 schools affected by the quake, only a few hundred held classes last week. Reverend Don Havrilla of Southampton, who runs a Mission School in Haiti, is now stepping in when Haitian children most need him. In 1982, Havrilla and his wife, Eileen, founded Mission Reach Out Haiti, an organization dedicated to educating Haiti youths. The Mission School, run by the Southampton Full Gospel Church, holds classes for students in grades pre-k through 9 and is situated just outside Léogane, which was almost completely destroyed by the January quake. Around Port-au-Prince, Mission School supervisors are using radio, megaphones and portable loud speakers to announce their reopening. Meanwhile, Mission School staff members are going door to door to students’ families in the six nearby communities. “People have a sense of community down there,” Havrilla said. “They sit outside and talk.” Up to 600 students showed up for the school’s one-month reintroduction program that began in early March and ended just before Easter weekend. “Most of it took place in outside tents,” eliminating students’ fear of entering buildings, Havrilla said. The program also involved games, music and art for the students, a stepping-stone to resuming a full schedule of classes. After a disappointing first-week turnout of only 400 kids, the Mission School welcomed 700 of its 1400 students on Monday, after being closed last week due to severe flooding. On a recent trip to Haiti, Havrilla had six of the school’s eight buildings examined by Haitian-American civil engineer Fritz PierreLouis, who found them structurally sound. “It’s a start,” Havrilla said. “We’re in better shape than other schools that were completely destroyed and have no classroom space.” The school will soon begin reconstructing its two damaged buildings with cement block, reinforced steel and corrugated sheet metal. Mission Reach Out Haiti has collected $45,000 of the $250,000 required for these and other renovations. A host of East End churches and community groups, including the Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church and Riverhead’s Living Water Full Gospel Church, have made donations ranging from $300 to $1,000. Permanent use of exterior classroom space is not a viable solution. Rather than ask for more tents, school administrators are urging people back into the buildings. “We’re trying to get parents and children to come to meetings so that we can reassure them that these buildings are safe,” Havrilla said. Continuing classes indefinitely in outdoor facilities, Havrilla explained, would only make the children anxious. “How long do you keep them in there?” Havrilla said. “Sooner or later,
they have to get back into buildings and overcome the psychological fear.” In the summer, temperatures soar to 120 degrees, making tents uncomfortable. Though there is no air conditioning in the buildings, “they are better ventilated than tents and don’t absorb as much heat,” Havrilla said. The post-earthquake situation is gradually improving, but health threats persist. Two million Haitians are finding refuge in a tent or tarp, according to an April 5 NBC Nightly News report. And though more and more Haitains have cloth roofs over their heads, they now face the harsh rainy season, known to cause severe flooding. Pooling water can spread cholera and
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The Sheltered Islander We’ve all gotten through another tax season and moved even further into the land of, “Does ANYONE know what the IRS is really doing? And how do they come up with all these rules?” For me, figuring out taxes is like trying to nail Jell-O to a wall. I got different results from TurboTax and TaxAct, why? Who knows? Did you know that the IRS is the only federal agency that does not conduct outside audits? They audit themselves, and they always get a passing grade. At the very least, then, I think there should be some new deductions. Here’s my wish list: Medical injuries incurred while trying to free products made in China from some form of plastic that not even your ginsu knife will cut. As you hacksaw, tear, curse, pry with a butter knife and anything else in sight before you eventually slice your hand. Any rebate that never comes (Epson is the worst offender in my book). The final bill for any utility that we terminated and they failed to get us our final refund/settlement within 30 days of termination. If the utilities are going to be so strict about timely payments, then how about we get timely refunds or we get to deduct the last bill? I don’t suppose anyone will agree with me on this, but I frequently baby sit a toddler. I think I should be able to deduct the duct tape that I use to strap her to the chain link fence at the park for 15 minutes so I can have a drink and perhaps, take a Xanax, or grind a little up for her bottle.
It’s definitely a work-related expense along with any treats I have to get her from the IGA or Fedi’s. On very rare occasion, usually in summer, someone (always a tourist), will cut ahead in the ferry line. I think any front-end damage to your vehicle should be tax deductible as you push that car out of the line. And no charges should be filed against the ferry worker who pulls the driver from the car and beats him while slowly and clearly explaining that unless you have a medical emergency, you wait in line. Not even President Clinton, had he chosen to live on Shelter Island, would be allowed to cut the line. I understand from the old-timers that when Frank Sinatra visited, he couldn’t cut the line either. Here are three universal truths: The sun rises in the east, it sets in the west, and you don’t cut the ferry line on Shelter Island. Someone on some talk show suggested that the government should tax overweight people to help pay for health care, while thin people get a deduction for being height/weight proportionate. Okay, then we tax all the alcoholics, smokers and people who aggravate us, resulting in a need for anti-anxiety meds. Parents of teenagers should get a free pass until those creeps are 18 and can be legally pushed out of the nest. I agree I should buy extra airline seats (well, in my case, I guess I’d have to buy the whole row), but please, if you tax my derriere, the weight of my asset alone will put me up two tax brackets. These are just a few ideas. I have a whole year to cook up more.
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malaria, according to Dr. James Giugliano of Southampton Hospital. “They become breeding grounds for mosquitoes, causing an outbreak of malaria,” he said. In late January, Giugliano joined forces with doctors and nurses assembled by Island Impact Ministries. The group treated 1,200 patients suffering from gangrene, malnutrition and other serious conditions within a week. The Mission School was feeding several hundred community members per day with a limited supply of foods from the Bureau of Nutritional Development (BND), part of the United Nations’ World Food Programme. “Food is very valuable—you always have to be guarded with it,” Havrilla said. Now, its focus is to feed the students. The School is considering keeping its doors open through the summer, but for now the goal is to usher in more students and revamp the grounds. The compound’s four surrounding security walls were rebuilt last week. The school will soon install a front gate and reconstruct its two damaged buildings. “I think things will work out,” Havrilla concluded. “It’s such a traumatic event, it’s just going to take some time.”
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By Dan Rattiner Week of April 23-29, 2010 Riders this week: 6,412 Rider miles this week: 80,001 DOWN IN THE TUBE The location managers from the new NBC sitcom “Beach Lane,” starring Matthew Broderick were down in the subway last Wednesday looking to see if Hampton Subway would be a good location for filming scenes for the show. We said no, and ushered them back up the escalator. ELECTION WON BY ASPINALL! The voting for the election of the new Hampton Subway Commissioner took place last Wednesday. On one side was our present commissioner Bill Aspinall who promised to freeze rider prices for the foreseeable future and to personally shake the hand of anyone who would vote for him. On the other side was the challenger, Agnes Gretch-Bakersfield from Midland, Texas who ran on a platform of fiscal responsibility. She would raise rates, cut services and fire staff to make sure that the perennially unbalanced budget is finally balanced and that our children and children’s children would not have to pay for our sins. In the end, Commissioner Aspinall beat Ms. Gretch-Bakersfield handily, garnering 485 votes out of the 486 cast. (The one for Ms. Gretch-Bakersfield was, it is believed, hers.) In his victory speech, he said he would make good on his pledge to shake the hand of everyone who voted for him. He would be available every Wednesday morning at 9 a.m. standing on the front steps of the Hampton Subway HQ building in Hampton Bays and he would shake as many hands as showed up. It would not be this Wednesday however, because he would be in Bermuda for the week and he couldn’t do it the following Wednesday either because he would be in Key West. But after that, he’d be there, schedule permitting and if it isn’t raining. Wednesdays at 9 a.m.
Big and Small Questions from Stony Brook
You’re all world-class soloists. Why spend your lives attached to three other guys? Maybe we could have had solo careers—who knows? But we really come alive as a group. We enjoy the camaraderie for the most part, and sometimes four heads and four hearts are better than one. Beethoven wrote exactly one violin concerto and no viola or cello concerti. We have an embarrassment of riches with his 16 string quartet masterpieces!
When you come home, why not relax with your families, rather than spending hours teaching? The four of us have had amazing teachers like Mstislav Rostropovich, Oscar Shumsky, Lillian Fuchs, Robert Mann, Felix Galimir, Rafael Druian, and Nathan Milstein. Now we’re determined to pass along their knowledge. Another secret? We also learn more about music through our teaching. So it’s a win-win-win situation.
Why do classical musicians get all dolled up to play concerts? Don’t you own street clothes? I guess we feel that by our dressing formally the audience focuses on the music and not on what we’re wearing. We also respect the audience enough to get dressed up. And dressing up makes it more of an event.
What happens when one of you gets sick or injured? Can you just hire a sub? First of all, we never, ever, replace one of us for a performance, and pass that off as the Emerson Quartet. Only the four of us are the Emerson Quartet. In a pinch, we can add a pianist, but invariably our sick colleague will insist on playing the concert. (You’d be amazed at how very few concerts we’ve cancelled over the years.)
If you could change one thing in the world of music, what would that be?
The Emerson String Quartet Four world-applauded performers are happiest playing and teaching at their longtime home: Stony Brook University. Pictured, left to right are Philip Setzer, violin; David Finckel, cello; Eugene Drucker, violin; and Lawrence Dutton, viola.
That’s easy. We’d encourage better music education in the schools. Isn’t it awful that the Arts are the first courses to get killed? For young people, an understanding of classical music and the chance to play it are some of the most positive experiences they can have. That’s why we are so committed to teaching and working with students at Stony Brook.
What are your favorite and least favorite places to play? For our 30th anniversary we played nine concerts in Carnegie Hall. That was a great experience—a real high point. Our least favorite? Any stage that isn’t sold out (joke)! And we don’t much care for outdoor concerts.
Is one of you the designated jokester? I guess that role is passed around pretty much equally. Someone has to keep it light. We take the music and our playing seriously, but not ourselves. Too much.
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SUBWAY EXTENSION MAKES LANDFALL After nearly two years of trying, the extension of the Hampton Subway from Sag Harbor has finally arrived on the shoreline of Connecticut. Interested parties can climb a long ladder down deep into the earth to arrive at the subway tunnel under the ferry stop at New London. At the present time, there is no station at New London. Indeed, the tunnel has only one destination in mind, and that is the Foxwood Gambling Casino deep in the woods of southeastern Connecticut where gamblers from Long Island will soon come by subway to play the numbers or watch the entertainment at this great resort. The tunnel should arrive in the parking garage of the resort sometime this fall. The first Long Islander to set foot in Connecticut was Al McConnell, a blue-collar
worker from Manorville. He had been in Sag Harbor in the morning, aboard the little trolley that takes people out to the workplace. Then, at 3 p.m., covered with soot and dirt, he arrived in his high boots and miner’s helmet in the dank tunnel under the ferry dock, which he had to be told was up there since he was not allowed up there. A microphone from a Mystic radio station was lowered down to him, though. “It’s good to be on Connecticut soil,” he said. “It’s one step through
COMMISSIONER ASPINALL’S MESSAGE A Long Islander has landed on Connecticut soil, well, actually under Connecticut soil. This is a great day for the Hampton Subway and for all East Enders. As I promised, this subway from Sag Harbor will only have one stop in Connecticut and that will be at Foxwoods. Also, those going there will have to show a ticket stub issued here on Long Island, to conductors in Foxwoods in order take the subway back home. No passengers will be allowed coming to Sag Harbor from Connecticut without the return ticket. This spur is just for East Enders to Foxwoods and back. I keep my promises.
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lisher would rent a big mansion down near the beach and, illegally, have a staff publish his newspaper out of it. That’s what I would do anyway. One episode could be how they deal with a challenge from the Town about operating a business out of a home. Makes sense to me. In any case, we have for all these years had such fun running a cockeyed newspaper called Dan’s and we continue to have it. I’ve been thinking in recent years about some of the wilder episodes we’ve been through, and in 2008, I wrote a best-selling Random House memoir called In the Hamptons: My Fifty Years with Farmers, Fishermen, Artists, Billionaires and Celebrities. That book appears in paperback next month in all bookstores and on amazon.com. A second memoir called In the Hamptons Too:
Further Encounters with Farmers, Fishermen, Artists, Billionaires and Celebrities appears June 1. It’s more of these wild stories. The first memoir covers the years 1960 to 2008. The second memoir covers the years 1960 to 2010. In the last few issues of this newspaper, we’ve published from our archives old, crazy stories about The Great Ecuadorian Eel that came to terrify the Hamptons during the winters of 1991 and 1992, about the raw meat program (by helicopter) to keep the Man Eating Sharks away from the swimmers every day while the movie Jaws was in the local theatres. In an upcoming issue, we intend to publish the much talked about story warning the public to stay home while the lions let loose in North Haven to deal with the massive deer population had their way
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on that peninsula. Big whoppers such as this do not, by themselves, a TV series make, however. Here are a few memories, none of which made it into either of the books, that might flesh out a TV series. I recall sitting in my second floor office late one afternoon looking out into the back parking lot and noticing my very efficient art director walking out to her car carrying in her arms 10 loose rolls of toilet paper bearing the markings of the ones I had just bought for the bathrooms in the building. What exactly does one do about that? I recall a pre-dawn drive at five in the morning, done at the request of the police, taking one of our delivery vans up to the Long Island Expressway where the huge Mayflower Moving van filled with that week’s newspapers coming fresh from our printer in Long Island City had skidded sideways and then slid over onto its side and unceremoniously left a trail—or smear—of all 70,000 pounds of bundled newspapers on the road. As the sun rose, I found myself knee deep in what I had written, over and over and over. Before we had our offices in Bridgehampton, Dan’s Papers occupied, for four years, the front half of a large carriage house located at the back of the Gay Real Estate Agency next to the East Hampton Post Office. For two years, the back half of this building was occupied by Harry Van Tassel, a furniture maker who used power saws and routers all day, sometimes billowing up clouds of dust behind the door that led to his half, building tables and desks and chairs. He’d appear occasionally, puffs of white emitting from his clothing and wearing a gas mask over his face. On one occasion, using his big industrial power vaccum cleaner, he chased down, at our request, a big bumblebee that was annoying the hell out of us. “Foop” it went, into the vac, when he caught up with it. Then, after 30 seconds, it revived in there, banged around further, and then settled down once again to await developments. For the final two years there, the back half of the carriage house was occupied by painter Michael Wright who, on numerous occasions, painted models posing nude for hours and hours. Hmmmm. His subjects would walk through our half to get to his half wearing bathrobes. We were conjuring up headlines and captions. I wish NBC all the luck in the world with “Beach Lane.” It’s going to be good for TV, for NBC, for the Hamptons, for Dan’s Papers and for me. This is 50 years since I founded this newspaper. We’ll have a big party at the Bridgehampton Community House on July 4 to celebrate that and to celebrate In the Hamptons Too. We’ll have another party on August 21 at Hampton Hall in Southampton, as an art auction to celebrate the artists who have graced our covers for 20 of the first 50 years of Dan’s Papers. And then there is the hour and a half documentary, largely about Dan’s Papers, called King of the Hamptons, filmed and edited by Dennis Lynch (he also stars in it), that will make its appearance this year. It stars Christie Brinkley, Billy Joel, Alec Baldwin, Chevy Chase, Kim Cattrall, Ed Burns, Chuck Scarborough and even Sir Ivan. I went to a private screening of it two nights ago. Catch it when it comes out.
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Mercedes Benz Dealership Bucks the Trend
By T.J. Clemente In the last year, at 575 County Road 39A (on the north side), a big, beautiful building has been elegantly rising, defiant to the trends of the plight of commercial property values across the country. Just recently, the brand Mercedes Benz was affixed to the structure that at first seemed like a luxury building in Dubai. Mercedes Benz is leading the comeback in automotive sales. In fact Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) reported February sales of 15,385 vehicles, an 8.4% improvement over February 2009 and a 24% increase on a year-to-date basis (14,870 passenger cars, light trucks and 515 Sprinter vans are included in this total). On a year-to-date basis (end of February), the company sold 30,543 new vehicles, up 24% when compared to the same time last year, with the U.S.A. recording 442 sales in February 2010—a nearly 60% increase over January 2010. With this positive information as a back drop, Gary Gentile, General Manager of Mercedes Benz of Southampton and a local Long Island fellow (born and raised in Port Jefferson), said he is excited to be able to hopefully move into the new 19,000 square foot facility by the end of May. “It will be great to showcase the product properly,” he said. In a discussion with John Burns, the dealership’s “Principle” owner, the talk centered on how spacious and customer friendly the new facility is going to be. Burns explained that the latest state of the art computers will be in every service station with the goal being to give the Mercedes Benz owner the elite service the best designed cars in the world deserve. The showroom will have space for nine new Mercedes Benz cars with ample room to let the potential buyer view the car in an atmosphere worthy of the investment of safety one will be paying good money to attain. In the height of the season, over 100 new cars will be in inventory for the potential buyer to pick from. Burns explains that this number fluctuates by the seasons but he said the value of the product has always sold the car, even during down economies. The positive sales number nationwide proves that the consumer flocks to quality when making extensive purchases no matter the economic conditions. Also new will be the state of the art waiting lounges for the service customers and family of the buyer are being taken to the next level. Burns said the customer lounge will include extensive luxury furniture with ample seating capacity, High Definition televisions with cable access, along with Wi-Fi for those who always bring their laptops with them. He was very happy that Mercedes Benz of Southampton will be able to provide the comforts too long ignored at other dealerships. The long-range plan is to use the present location of Mercedes Benz of Southampton on Hampton Road as a hub for the marketing of pre-owned cars. The beauty of the Mercedes Benz is that if well maintained they hold their value, safety and comfort for the owner indefinitely. But the buzz is on the opening of the new facility in time for the 2010 season in the Hamptons this summer. The polo matches, the Hamptons Classic, the parades, the art openings and simple drives
to favorite beaches are always just that much more fun in a state of the art Mercedes Benz. If
one is within his means, is there no better way to protect the family then with a car engineered like no other car in the world? “I am thrilled to be able to provide such a facility for our customers,” is how John Burns simply put it. Gary Gentile the G.M., expects the opening to be smooth and special with both men inviting all to come by, kick a few tires and see the new facility as well as the new cars. I have always learned something new about automobiles every time I went into a dealership that had new cars on display. The exact date will be announced, but by late May the newest Mercedes Benz dealership perhaps in the nation will be showing off its new state of the art facility.
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a strait-jacket or a suit of armor. Sure, you make a flashy (if obvious) first impression. But then you’re stuck in the darn thing for the rest of the night, and it’s really, really uncomfortable. Why you can barely move, and a strangled voice inside you keeps gasping ‘H-e-e-lp! Get me out of here!” “A dull meal,” wrote John Lahr of The New Yorker magazine. “If ‘The Addams Family’ bears witness to anything, it’s to a peculiar habit of most Broadway producers: give them a mile and they’ll take an inch.” “Sadly, neither Lane nor his similarly dependable co-star Bebe Neuwirth—a dry, stunning Morticia in a low-cut gown and long black wig— is given much to work with here.” wrote Elsa Gardner of USA Today. And here’s one more. “The hackneyed plot might have been serviceable if there enough
funny jokes in the mix,” wrote Frank Scheck of the Hollywood Reporter. On Saturday afternoon, my wife and I were waiting for the Hampton Jitney between Third and Lexington at 86th Street, and in the gutter, crumpled up, was the front page of a morning newspaper called NY Metro. A headline above the masthead read “Addams Family The Worst.” “Even the trash in the street is slamming this production,” I said. “Do we have to go?” “Yes,” she said. “On the other hand, maybe the show will close by then. If it does that, I’ll get my money back.” “You sure?” “Maybe.” Well, we can always walk out, I suppose. Meanwhile, regardless of whether the show remains open, the home of Tee and Charles
Addams in Sagaponack, now a museum, will be open to the public for the first time on the day we are seeing the Broadway show. This will have happened by the time you read this. The home, lovingly restored as the real Addams Family lived in it in the 1970s and 1980s, is filled with Addams memorabilia including a pet cemetery outside where their dogs are buried, a stuffed mongoose, stuffed birds in cages, many drawings by Addams and a nude painting of Wednesday in nothing but stockings and boots in one of the bathrooms. The house is available for tours from 9 to 5 between April 15 and June 15, and then again from September 15 to November 15, with tours given by H. Kevin Miserocchi and Robert Klosowicz, who are the curators of what is now known as the Tee & Charles Addams Foundation. To learn more, go to addamsfoundation.org.
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have put a halt to the project. The demand to cease and desist is in a letter written on April 13 to LIPA’s Senior Vice President of Operations Michael D. Hervey by Kevin Kispert, a NYSDEC Project Manager. Copies of the letter were sent to National Grid, to the DEC Review Team, to some consultants at a firm called AKRF that did the inspection and to Monique Brechter, LIPA’s Director of Environmental Affairs. It reads like a shot across the bow, similar in tone to letters fired off to cease and desist the annual fireworks display at Main Beach on July 4 in East Hampton, because of endangered piping plover birds nesting. Those letters have gone out for each of the last six years and there have been no July 4 fireworks for six years. “The occurrence of Eastern Tiger Salamader (Ambystoma tigrinum) on or adjacent to the proposed project has been documented,” the letter reads. The salamanders live in a wetland approximately 340 feet from the proposed substation. The entire area that is to be cleared for the new LIPA project consists of quality non-breeding habitat (mature upland) for this species. The site could also have individual salamanders inhabiting the immediate area during construction, which could result in the death of these subterranean animals. All of these actions would result in a ‘take’ (decimation) of a listed species. “Article 11 and case law support the Department’s authority to exercise its permit jurisdiction where a ‘take’ will occur, even AFTER the SEQRA review has been completed. “This Department is currently holding the License to Collect and Possess application pending until this matter is finalized.” In other words, not one mini volt of electricity is to pass through those underground wires until they find another location for the substation. Sag Harbor, get out your candles and kerosene lanterns. The endangered Eastern Tiger Salamander strikes again.
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Twentysomething…By David Lion Rattiner Goldman The only word that was on my mind last weekend was the word “Goldman.” The news that Goldman Sachs was being charged with fraud by the S.E.C. sent a shockwave through my spine, mainly because I have some hard earned money in GS stock. How could this be? I thought. But there it was, headline after headline in every major publication, the news that Goldman was being charged with fraud. There goes my portfolio, I thought. And I was having such a fun year in the market. To sum up it up, Goldman is being accused of selling mortgage bonds to foreign investors and falsely marketing them by stating that they were hand selected by an independent manager with experience in Residential Mortgage Backed Securities (RMBS) and synthetic collateralized debt obligations (CDOs, or in other words, mortgage bonds). But in reality these mortgage bonds were hand picked by Paulson and Co., the largest hedge fund in the world, as CDOs that were most likely to go bad. On top of this, Paulson and Co. had a vested interest in selecting the worst possible CDOs, because the firm then bought Credit Default Swaps (which basically is like shorting stock but with mortgages—e.g., you make money when the value goes down) effectively earning Paulson a lot of money as the CDOs went south and also earning the firm the street credit for being a major player on Wall Street to call the mortgage bubble. Paulson called the mortgage crash, bet against mortgages and made a billion dollars as a result. Goldman created the tools for Paulson to do this and lost money for its investors. It’s complicated, but when you think about it, Goldman had no motivation to do anything fraudulent, as they ultimately lost in these deals. So why did they market bad products to investors? They simply didn’t realize at the time, like everybody else except for Paulson and a few other now famous investors (read Vanity Fair’s article on Michael Burry—amazing), that mortgages were going to crash so badly. What sucks for Goldman now, if anything sucks for them since they have so much money, is that they have to choose between the lesser of two evils: looking dumb or looking fraudulent. They definitely, legally and technically, screwed up by marketing to investors that the CDOs selected were by an “independent manager” when in reality it was by Paulson, which had a vested interest in selecting the worst possible ones. But more than anything, they just screwed up in creating an investment that in hindsight was bad, although Goldman nor any other financial firm ever wants to admit that. Goldman as a firm had no financial motivation to put in the words, “independent manager” because they ultimately lost money for themselves and their clients who bought the products. So again, why did Goldman not disclose that Paulson selected the mortgages and that it was shorting them? The one person who had the motivation to keep Paulson’s name off the investments was the guy who was working with that company on the Goldman side. He was happy to put together a financial product for such a large hedge fund and was even happier to sell those
products to Paulson to bet against. The bigger the deals, the bigger the bonus check for this guy, and Paulson was a big fish. He is 31 year-old Fabrice Tourre, who is making headlines for calling himself “The Fabulous Fab” and is looking more and more like the fall guy on this fiasco because he was the one who created the products for Goldman investors to buy and Paulson to short. He should’ve been able to clearly see the conflict of interest. My guess is that guys like him have so much pressure to put deals together and collect fees, he didn’t step back and see the conflict of interest. If he did see it, he didn’t think anybody would notice, because at the time he never thought that the losses on them would be so dramatic.
And so, after all of this, what does this have to do with my Goldman stock? Well, my prediction is that Tourre will get the boot, but I don’t feel sorry for him because he’s got a ton of money. He may also do some jail time. Goldman will get fined, but it won’t destroy their business in any way. They’ll continue to be a money-making machine and long term, the stock will do well. And while some investors may stray from Goldman, the big ones will stay, because other than this incident, Goldman’s reputation is astounding in the investing business. And so, in conclusion, after all of this thought, I have made my decision on what I will do with my current shares of Goldman Sachs. I shall do nothing.
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their way of thinking. As far as their being like that Revolutionary War Tea Party, well, as Sarah Palin would say, “Whatever.” The truth is that not a whole lot separates the Republicans and the Democrats when they come into power. It’s true that the Democrats lean toward helping the poor at the expense of the rich. And it’s true that the Republicans think we ought to help the rich so the money can trickle down to the poor. But it’s a matter of degrees. Beginning right after World War II, President Truman, a Democrat, put in more federal departments and bureaucracies, continuing the trend started by President Franklin Roosevelt. By 1952, when Truman left office, the total percentage of the Gross Domestic Product going to Washington was 25%. Then Dwight Eisenhower, a Republican came into office and he cut away some of the fat and some of the other programs. By the time he was done the percentage of GDP going to government was down to 20%. I bring this figure up from so long ago because since that time, through Kennedy and Nixon and Carter and right up to the present day, that percentage of our GDP has gone up to 25% when the Democrats have been in power, and then back down to 20% when the Republicans have been in power. Under George W. Bush, this percentage dropped to a new post-war low, however. When Bush got there, Clinton was running the government with 25% of the GDP. Bush, in his eight years, dropped it down to 18%.
You can make a good case that with so little funding there were too few bureaucratic shoes on the ground regulating the economy and the environment and a whole lot of other things. I read the other day about a regulatory government agency that was so understaffed during the Bush years, that it simply gave a stamp of approval to whatever it was they were supposed to be regulating. It was a relatively harmless agency. They were empowered to examine new products and issue “Energy Star” stickers to all those newly manufactured products it found to be “green” or sustainable. Someone alerted a Congressman that the outfit was so understaffed that they had been forced to change their mission from examining new products to just giving an “energy star” pat on the back to whoever applied. After all, if they applied, they must be “green,” right? As a test, the Congressman had a friend send in an application which consisted of an electric space heater with a feather duster attached to the front with a piece of Velcro. Bingo. It got the “Energy Star” sticker. The point is that yes, the Democrats have a bigger government than do the Republicans. And yes, they get this largely from higher tax rates on the rich. But it is only 5%. Even five percentage points, however, is a hell of a lot of money. On a Gross Domestic Product of $20 trillion, this is more than one trillion extra dollars going to Washington
every year than otherwise. To put that in perspective, the Republicans were screaming that the new health plan will cost an extra $1 trillion every TEN years. To put it in further perspective, most of the nations of Europe operate with about 40% of GDP going to government. The big shift in how money earned by individual Americans got taxed came in the Reagan years. Before Reagan, the top tax bracket was 83%. After Reagan, it was 38%. The rich—this high tax rate applies only to income above a certain size—suddenly had a big windfall. And they did trickle down some of it, but not all. Here in the Hamptons, until the Reagan years, a playing field among the various factions in this community seemed equally divided as far as clout was concerned between the artists, the locals, the fishermen, the ad people, the garment people, the tourists, the celebrities and the bankers. After Reagan, with all this new money in need of being managed, one group became wealthy beyond all proportion to the others. Nationally, the percentage of all wages paid to bankers rose from 3% of the nation’s total prior to Reagan to nearly 10% today. That is an amazing change. One dollar paid out of every $10 for work done in America goes to bankers. The bankers of course became dominant. They are dominant here in the Hamptons today because of this, and because (continued on page 35)
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Jules Feiffer: Backing into Forward
regards this late career as one of the many instances in which he has happened upon a good thing, “backed into forward.” Most recently he illustrated the book Which Puppy, written by his eldest daughter Kate Feiffer. Rare is the book that differentiates between “red and hot pink”. Backing into Forward is also something of a social history of American Communism. Feiffer was not called to testify during the McCarthy Witchhunt Trials, but many of his friends and colleagues were. Feiffer shares what he planned to say, had he been called before the committee and asked if he was or ever had been a member of the Communist Party: “Yes, Mr.
Chairman, I was a member of the Communist Party. And you, sir, were the head of my cell.” Feiffer served in the army during the Korean War years. His antics while in uniform provide some of the most hilarious moments in the book. He and his buddy Harry Hamburg (his real name) were able to skip all of Basic Training by instead painting garish designs on their superiors’ helmet liners. War is hell, sometimes they had to substitute shellac for lacquer. Feiffer’s experiences in the service inspired his first satire, Munro, a book of cartoons for adults about a four-year-old boy who is accidentally inducted into the army. The military refuses to admit their mistake, holding Munro up as a “model soldier.” It took Feiffer six years to find a publisher. The animated version of the book won the 1961 Oscar. It was the Vietnam Conflict that made Feiffer a hero. In 1961 he was one of the very first to travel to colleges to speak out against sending Americans to die in Vietnam. He has continued to rail against violence and injustice through his cartoons, books, plays, screen plays – with humor. His other main topic has been the foibles and folly of the war between the sexes. (continued on page 35)
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By Stacy Dermont Pulitzer-winning cartoonist and Stony Brook Southampton professor, Jules Feiffer, released his long-awaited memoir Backing Into Forward last month, published by Doubleday. When you read a good memoir you identify with the teller and root for his or her success. When you are reading a great memoir, you become the teller. Even when Jules Feiffer was an unemployed 24 year old virgin flirting with alcoholism, I was delighted to be Jules Feiffer. In addition to 440 pages of witty and soul-baring text, this book contains the requisite family photos, including a shot titled “Bar mitzvah boy” that depicts Feiffer holding the Torah as if it is a smelly cheese. There are also, naturally, cartoons and drawings and comics. Feiffer uses these illustrations to underscore what aspects of American society he was lampooning when. For over 60 years no one has been safe from his pen, but he points out that, unlike Mad magazine, he did take sides. Feiffer is best known for his self-titled comic strip “Feiffer” which ran for 42 years, from 1956 to 1998, in The Village Voice. The strip was syndicated in over 100 newspapers worldwide. Feiffer also enjoys a following of young readers as fatherhood has led him to writing and illustrating childrens books. He
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Q1 Numbers are IN, and They’re GOOD By T.J. Clemente, with David Rattiner The ever-conflicting reports on housing starts, home prices, home sales and new low mortgage rates are always a bit confusing. While Congress grapples with ways to jump start the economy and with unemployment flirting nationally with that dramatic 10% figure, one had to take pause with the report that Corcoran Group had just set a new rental record in the Hamptons. “Sandcastle,” a 31,000 square-foot cottage in Bridgehampton, rented for a mere $500,000 for the first two weeks of July, translating to about $35,000 a day. Holy Commission! And at the heels of that event, the 2010 First Quarter numbers are in from Corcoran Group and Town & Country Real Estate. All things considered, it’s not so shabby. Corcoran’s report stated that the Hamptons experienced a significant 124% increase in residential unit sales in the Q1 versus the same period a year ago; a 46% increase in median home price and a 155% increase in sales volume. The report states, “Inventory continues to increase as positive market conditions convince sellers that the time is right to list.” Comparing Q1 2010 with Q1 2009, showed that in Amagansett, activity was up with 19 homes selling in the first quarter as opposed only 7 in 2009—an increase of 171%. The median price dropped by 59%, from $3.1M to $1.58M. An insider said the figures were misleading. “It means a larger cross section of homes are selling, not just the trophies. It’s is a great development.” In fact the overall Hamptons 2010 Q1 sales
were up 124%, with 466 sales (from Westhampton/Quogue including Shelter Island all the way out to Montauk). And how’s this for a positive turn of numbers—in Wainscott, Q1 sales were up 2,600%, with 27 in 2010 compared to ONE the year before. The least increase was in Montauk, at a respectable 44% increase (23 this year compared to 16 in ’09). On the North Fork, there were 108 sales, as opposed to must 61 in 2009. On the South Fork the median price rose a healthy 46% to $950,000 from $650,000 Q1, 2009. On the North Fork the increase was a more modest 8%, with the 2010 Q1 median at $439,000 from $405,000 in 2009. The residential luxury market is defined as the top 10% of all residential sales made. On the South Fork the increase in median price in the luxury market was up a healthy 10%, with the median sale number at $5.8 million. Total sales of vacant land on the South Fork, regardless of zoning, was up 200% with the number at $75.7 million. On the North Fork, vacant land sales were down by 15% to an anemic total of $180,000. Oddly, luxury home sales on the North Fork were up 83% in total sales but down 30% in median sales during that period. The commercial property situation, perhaps mirroring the nation as a whole, was not as positive according to the Corcoran Group’s numbers. On the South Fork the sales were down 89% to only a gross Q1 total of $4.515 million (in Q1 of 2009 the total sales number was $42.396 million). On the North Fork there were ZERO sales
of commercial properties as opposed to $3.25 million in Q1 of ‘09. The Corcoran Group Q1 report concludes, “Steadily increasing sales volume in the first quarter shows encouraging signs of the improving market as we enter 2010.” Town & Country’s quarterly report this week was also a testimony that all signs are positive in real estate. All 11 markets monitored by Town & Country saw increases in the number of home sales. The sleepy village of Shelter Island was the leading story, with a 1300% increase in the number of home sales, from 1 home sale to 14 home sales. In all Hamptons Markets combined, the number of home sales according to T&C rose 175% from 106 in 2009 to 292 in 2010. Also encouraging, this is a higher number than 2008 of the same quarter of 287—post crash. Total home sales volume increased 251% from $153.6M in 2009 to $539M in 2010. On the North Fork, more positive news was reported by Town & Country. The firm reported an increased in sales appointments, O&A’s and contracts. All four North Fork Markets show significant gains in the number of home sales except Orient, which remained unchanged with 9 homes sold. In Mattituck, the greatest increase was shown with a 64% increase of 18 homes sold compared to 11 in 2009. Looking at all North Fork markets combined, the number of homes sold increased a total of 26% while the home sales volume increased 28% and the median home sales price rose 15.5%.
EVERYTHING OVER A MILLION Sales Reported as of 04/16/2010 REMSENBURG
Atlel Holdings LLC to John & Sharon Larkin, 34 Club Lane, 1,995,000
Frank Gallipoli to Adam Schwartz, 8 Holden Court, 9,000,000
Michael & Marvin Cane to Terry Jacobs, 3 Pony Ramble, 1,578,000
Daniel Hedges II LLC to George Gavalas, Daniels Way, 4,500,000
Vista Center Associates Ltd to Charlotte L Beers, 148 Georgica Road, 4,737,000
Linda & David Dakers to 183 Daniels Lane LLC, 183 Daniels Lane, 4,250,000
Barry A Bistrian to CBP Family LLC, 137 Newtown Lane, 1,450,000
Elise Orenstein to Michael & Anne Prokop, 44 Whipporwill Lane, 1,100,000
MONTAUK Arthur Rosenberg to Eva R Kaplan, 475 Old Montauk Hwy., 1,500,000
Wolffer Estate Holding II LLC to CW Legacy LLC, Sunrise Highway, 1,100,000
Richard Fullam to David Smail, 22 Scrimshaw Drive, 1,520,000
Estate of Fred Howard to Joyce & Gilbert Beldengreen, 17 Elishas Path, 2,100,000
Thomas Ryan to Terence & Jennifer O'Grady, 1918 Montauk Hwy., 820,000
James & Kathleen Caridi to Gary & Judith Clare, 4 Forecastle Ln., 785,000
Annette Frezer to Sawgrass Properties Inc, 125 Meadows East, 850,000
Beatrice R Marcks to Keith & Amanda Carter, 79 Jessup Avenue, 721,000
Bischoff Family Trust to Shannon Goldman, 2650 Nassau Point Road, 628,000
Joseph J Snellenburg to Aurora Loan Services, 57 Bay View Drive West, 596,392
Connie Anne Phillipps to Rosemary A Clemens, 26 Spring Lane, 800,000
Estate of Alfred R Angliss to Cornelia T Dodge, 28 Gann Road, 727,500 Joan Hollenbeck to Sara DeLuca, 2 Captains Walk, 570,000
EAST MARION Thomas & Patricia Clarke to Gordon J Haas, 275 Marina Lane, 592,500
Henry Blachly to County of Suffolk, Sunrise Highway, 656,400
HAMPTON BAYS Harriet F Slovin Trust to Frank & Palma Cardillo, 4 Percy Place, 510,000
Marion & Robert Rodgers to Joseph Johnson, 10 Gull Road, 650,000
SAGAPONACK Sagaponack Woods LLC to Farrell Building Co Inc, 3 Sagaponack Court, 725,000
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of the fact that Wall Street happens to be in New York City. I don’t mean to suggest even for a minute that Wall Street was responsible for the huge crash this country took two years ago. It’s just that when a great proportion of the nation’s wealth comes into the hands of a few smart people who can find creative and legal ways around certain regulations and can survive scrutiny because there are not enough shoes on the ground in the regulatory agencies to notice, it exacerbates everything. Think Bernie Madoff. How we will find our way back to normalcy from here I do not know. There may be a new normalcy. But it was refreshing to learn the other day of some very wealthy people who have now created a new organization called “Tax Me More.” They will not mind seeing the percentage of GDP rising from 20% to 25% for the government as they help out the least able among us in this hard time. They will not run away to Switzerland or Italy to hoard their riches now threatened. They will, as Gates and Buffet have done, give what they don’t need back. “If you have $40 million in income in a year, and you might be taxed an extra $4 million to help everyone get through this,” one of these TTM people said, “I’m all for it.” We need Wall Street. And the morality there is Make Money No Matter What. But we need to regulate it or Dog Eat Dog means they eat one another until the only one left standing is, um, Goldman Sachs.
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Lucero. He did succeed at that, in my opinion, though he did a poor job of it. But the jury, composed of 10 whites, one Hispanic and one Black, gave Conroy the benefit of the doubt. The knife hadn’t entered the chest cavity. Therefore, although this was indeed a hate crime, it was just manslaughter! Conroy faces the same 8 to 25 years in jail that Oddone faced. If the judge is lenient, Conroy could be back on the street in 5 years. Everybody seems to think this is perfectly okay. Rev. Dwight Wolter, pastor of a church in Patchogue said after the verdict, “This says, if you think you’re going to get away with this kind of stuff, you’re going to be seriously wrong.” The Mayor of Patchogue, Paul Pontieri said, “This is not going to be tolerated in this community.” Prosecutor Megan O’Donnell was not so sure. She said, “With the evidence in this case, it could have gone either way.” Defense attorney William Keahon said, “Sometimes young men and women are convicted of crimes they did not commit.” He vowed to appeal. And Joselo Lucero, the brother of the victim, said, very weirdly in my opinion, “The hunting season is over, at least for now. We are Spanish, but are not animals.” People hunting “Mexicans,” according to Lucero’s brother, will stop for a while, perhaps for one year or for five, then resume? What a thing to say!
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I studied with Feiffer at Southampton College about 10 years ago. As cynical and dark as the students were all trying to be, we inevitably took turns saying, “That Jules is a real jewel,”, followed by a sigh and a solemn pause. At that time the students and faculty were impressed that a man in his early 70’s “still had it.” I was floored to read that this intelligent, talented man suffered from a learning disability. That he scraped by in grade school and never went to college was a revelation. His family had very low expectations for their only son— though his father sometimes taunted that Feiffer would only be a really successful cartoonist when his work ran in The New York Times. The New York Times did not run comics, not until 1998, when Feiffer became its one and only resident cartoonist. Nowadays our culture is starting to recognize that differently-abled people are exactly that, that they have gifts that neurotypical people lack. Feiffer says that the comics of his youth “transported me out of real life into a totally impossible fantasy reality that I bought as a metaphor for my future”. Then he made that fantastic future happen for himself and his readers. Feiffer titled his class at Southampton College is “Humor and Truth.” Now he’s written the book on those subjects. If you’ve ever rooted for an underdog, or been an underdog yourself or if you’ve ever picked on an underdog, you will revel in the humor and truth of this book.
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With temperatures rising, daffodils and forsythia blooming and grass greening you may be thinking of baring more skin. But after a long, snowy winter and a soggy March your skin might be looking and feeling shriveled and pasty. To go for the bronze consider Elizabeth Arden’s New Pure Finish Mineral Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15, ($30), and their New Pure Finish Mineral Bronzing Powder available in Medium ($35). Whether you’re trying Arden for the first time, or taking a second look at the company who is celebrating its 100th anniversary there are products that will not only get you bronze, but do so with a soft, subtle, natural glow. To get your bronze, first brighten and even out your skin tone with Pure Finish Mineral Tinted Moisturizer. It’s available in four shades: fair, light, medium, and deep, so you can get the perfect match for your skin tone. The moisturizer is ideal to use alone or under a blush, or a mineral powder. But if you want to really go for the bronze use the bronzing powder over the moisturizer. After applying the tinted moisturizer, grind just the right amount of bronzer from the dispenser to get the freshest amount of product needed to give your skin a glow. The bronzing powder is oil-free, fragrance free, talc-free, and comes with its own mini folding kabuki brush. After sweeping the brush into the product shake off the excess onto a tissue, then brush the bronzer on to your
cheeks, forehead, and bridge of your nose, and even your décolletage and shoulders for a total sun-kissed effect. To compliment the look try one of Arden’s new Ceramide Cream Blush in Nectar, Pink, Honey and Plum. This luxuriously soft cream blush glides on effortlessly and blends evenly, bringing a naturallooking glow. Cream blush can often be hard to use leaving the skin blotchy, but the formulation of this blush with the Ceramide makes it foolproof and really gives the skin a dewy, fresh look. After applying the bronzer use a small amount of the blush on the apples of the cheek, and blend toward the temple, but not on to the temple. But even with this advanced formulation the secret to cream blush is using less rather
than more. Apply with your fingers dabbing the product into the skin. You may also want to try two of Arden’s primers. The Advanced Eye-fix Primer truly prevents fading and streaking of eye shadow and eyeliner. Many eye primers just add another layer of makeup. This product is different. It is lightweight and invisible, and great for the warmer weather ahead to prevent smudging. Apply to clean lids and wait at least 30 seconds before applying any eye makeup. Also try The Advanced Lip Fix Cream. Like the eye primer this is best applied at least 30 seconds to a minute before applying any other lip product. Some lipprimers are greasy and will cause lipstick or gloss to coagulate. The formulation of this product is perfect and keeps lips smooth while sealing in moisture and extending lipstick wear. You can use the primer alone, or under lipstick or lip-gloss. Also, it’s ideal to wear under a lip-liner pencil. Apply the primer, wait, and then apply pencil all over the lips. This will give a matte-finish without the drying effects of a matte lipstick. For a gloss that completes your bronze kissed skin, try one of the Arden gold tone lip-glosses in shades like Rosegold, Golden Pearl, or Mandarin Shine. It might be the 100th anniversary of Elizabeth Arden but with products like these you’ll feel and look fresh and youthful, and ready for the warm sunny days ahead.
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Do you think spring is agency on the East End. really here? I know it is… Store hours are 11 a.m. to 6 but don’t plant yet, the rule p.m. For info: 631-329-4398. of thumb says right after Look for men and Mother’s Day, it works. So women’s cashmere on sale while we are waiting to at J. Crew, 14 Main Street, plant, let’s shop! East Hampton. In the mix Main Street are some good basic knits Sweets/Ben & Jerry’s that will make you look just Main Street, Westhampton smashing for any occasion. Beach is offering their new IN MONTAUK, @ items for spring. In the GOSSMAN’S DOCK: candy department, ‘Barbi Spring has arrived in The Retreate Boutique Giant Pez’ has just arrived. Montauk. The shops are The Ben and Jerry’s scoop shop is offering three coming to life, getting ready for the summer crowds. new 2010 flavors, Milk & Cookies, Peanut Brittle Homeport, The Main Room is bringing in a new and Chocolate Chip. So when you’re strolling stop collection of pictures and an expanded furniture by and say hi to Kenny Schnabel. Call 631-288-5753 line that captures the spirit of Montauk. for more info and store hours. Additionally the growing line of jewelry brings in The Carpet Man, 633 County Road 39A, new designers such as Caroline Pate. The Garden Southampton is having its “First Ever Trunk Sale” has lots of decorative flowers turning the side room from April 23 - May 3, 9 a.m., featuring hundreds of into a mock flower market, mixed with great garden antique hand-knotted rugs on sale for up to 40% off. pieces, fun country kitchen items and accessories. Look for from 10% to 40% off on all remnants, stock, The White Room offers a great range of house wares carpet rolls, lino and wood floors in stock, free delivand pictures that capture a vintage Montauk feelery from Westhampton to Montauk. For info: 631ing. 283-0885. Pier Group - update your wardrobe, this is one of The Retreat Boutique, the thrift shop that’s the best men’s clothing store on the East End where been so successful in the Bridgehampton Commons you’ll find a terrific mix from Polo to Tommy this past year, has moved to a new location in a Bahama and True Grit in fabrics that are comfy, much larger space, opposite TJ Maxx. As always, durable and stylish. Capt. Kid has added a pirate’s there are incredible bargains in furniture, furnishcove to the back of the shop for kids of all ages. They ings, housewares, silverware, men and women’s have brought back some great dress-up pieces and clothing, handbags, jewelry, accessories and more. continues to carry an overall line of kids clothing, All proceeds go to the shelter and programs sponkites, water toys, board and beach games, trains, sored by The Retreat, the only domestic violence planes and automobiles. Fish City/I Love
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The Amazing Longhouse Reserve to Open May 1
I attended the wildly popular bamboo workshop at Longhouse Reserve in East Hampton last week. In just one hour, the fabulous speaker, David Flanagan, gave us an overview of many different types of Japanese and Chinese bamboo fencing styles with instructions on how to make them. He then rounded up the overflowing crowd in the Longhouse gallery and took them outside to make a fence of our own. To say that people were actively engaged would be an understatement. Jeff Negron brought his bamboo splitting tools that resemble apple slicers and helped the crowd understand the process in a little greater detail – he’d been building about 400’ of bamboo fences all winter at Bridge Trust Gardens in Bridgehampton. The fruits of his labors can be seen along the length of Mitchell Lane. During the practical part of the workshop, Flanagan made it look easy, and with a happy group of participants, the fence quickly took shape amidst sawing, splitting and stacking bamboo – some cut from Longhouse grounds, some large bamboo bought for the occasion. Jim Zajac took a finely toothed saw in hand and cut angles at the ends of the fence posts for a more elegant look, several ladies split bamboo lengthwise and all took part in securing and knot tying. But I confess that I allowed the others to have the fun while I slipped off to take a sneak peak at the gardens, which are opening up on May 1. Armed with a new camera, I found ample things to marvel at and photograph. I was particularly taken with the blue glass reeds against the large pink magnolia in full flower, but I urge you to go and find your own favorite
view, which may depend on the season or the weather. I love the beginning of spring when plants start to emerge from the ground and are deep red or resemble squirrel paws before they flush out and become leafy and green. The delicacy of the new red maple leaves dangling from the branch amazes me more than the abundant bold flowers of the magnolias. Watching things unfurl and unfold are easy to do in this large and varied garden. Jack Larsen and his staff are experimenting as always with new materials and ideas – feel free to go have a look and borrow some of their techniques. They also make changes in the garden as it grows, culling out old ideas and replacing them with the
new. Oaks were felled in one section allowing more sunlight to reach into the garden below. A rhododendron allee was added under the white pines that lead away from the elephant balancing on his trunk. I found multi colored crushed glass around the rhubarb which Bonifacio, the head gardener, tells me is to keep the slugs away. I have seen similar tumbled mixtures touted as mulch in trade shows but this glass has a slight edge left on it to keep the slimy marauders away from the tender young shoots. This would work with hostas too, but you would definitely need some gloves while cultivating. The remainder of a wine making process (crushed grapes, seeds and skins) has been laid down as a mulch in some areas with no ground cover. Under the cinnamon colored stems of the crepe myrtle or surrounding the bold blue of Brunneras and Pulmonarias, this almost black mulch makes these colors pop out very strongly. I like the contrast and boldness of it, but there may be an attraction to bees inherent in the grape’s sweetness that not all will care for. Opening day is just the beginning of events and art works of interest at Longhouse. Permanent collection artwork is always being re-organized within the garden, new bronze and ceramic sculptures will grace the grounds for the May first celebration. The well received “On and Off the Ground” container show follows in June for its third year. Throughout this coming season Long House Reserve offers guided walks around the garden, lectures on ceramics and tours to other gardens all of which is open to the general public. But judging by the bamboo workshop it may be best to make your plans in advance.
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So you want to buy an awesome boat? Well, there is a business in Aquebogue known as Larry’s Lighthouse Marina that can cover you should you want to buy one of the most technologically and critically acclaimed power boats on the market that just came out this year. The marina is an official dealer for EdgeWater boats, one of the best powerboat brands in the world, and the company is introducing an all-new model known as the 335 Express. EdgeWater officially entered the wide-beam 30-plus express cabin boat market with the new model. Designed to run and perform with twin engines only, the 335 Express can be equipped with twin Yamaha F-350 four-stroke outboards for reliable, fuel-efficient power. Through a combination of advanced technology and thoughtful design, the new 335EX is EdgeWater’s most versatile and comfortable model they have ever produced
according to a letter issued by the company. The cabin on this boat sleeps six people comfortably, and offers a stand-up head, plenty of storage space and all of the goodies that have made this company so famous and so well liked. Larry’s Lighthouse Marina is extremely proud to be offering such a boat to people on Long Island, and is an exclusive dealer to do so, offering everything for the boats and mechanics who specialize with the brand. The marina is known for feeling like a resort, and has been run by Alex Galasso of the Galasso family, the family who has run it for two generations. The big difference between EdgeWater and other boats is that they are built with a technology known as Single Piece Infusion construction. The 335 EX’s unsinkable deep-V hull utilizes reliable Yamaha power to safely extend its range well beyond any comparable express. The fiberglass on these models are
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AUTO&Marine By David Lion Rattiner When Mark Wahlberg, Ed Burns and Patrick Dempsey need to get their cars ready for the summer, they call Ryan Pilla at Car Doctor World off Scuttle Hole Road in Water Mill. Pilla and automobiles are one in the same. They are his passion, his life’s work and his business. At Car Doctor World, he has created a shop that is truly first class, with every detail customized and thought about, right down to the couch made out of a classic Corvette in his waiting lounge. He’s so into cars and so knowledgeable about them, that when you are around him, you can’t help but fall back in love with your vehicle. After my interview with him, I found myself checking the oil on my Pontiac Vibe and vacuuming the interior. Pilla’s shop, although no more expensive than your average dealer’s shop, offers an experience and a service that is remarkable. If you get your oil changed at the Car Doctor, you can sit down in an amazing auto-themed lounge, at a brand new bar, complete with leather covered, red stools, and have an espresso and watch television on the flat screen television while you wait. As I sat in the lounge area talking with him, I was amazed, as everybody else is that goes through it. It’s like the Walt Disney World of auto lounges. Everything in the lounge area is made from an exotic car part or car oriented. He made a 57 Corvette and a 65 Cobra, signed by Shelby Cobra, into a couch. Across the walls are incredible wall wraps created by a company called Garage Wall Wraps with old school racing photos that wrap around. There are photos of the old Bridgehampton racing days, Porsche races and others as well as a European fireplace that adds to the flavor of it all. “Basically we’re trying to make this an amazing place for cars, but also a fun place. People can come here and get their car worked on, but they can also enjoy the full luxury motor sports experience, no matter what kind of car they have.” “Our clients are more involved than other shops. I encourage clients to look under the hood with me so they can see how everything works and how it can be repaired or improved. We really involve the customer in the experience of caring about their vehicle,” Pilla told me. While touring his auto shop, he explained how he got into cars, which are very much in his blood. “My Dad was a test driver for Jaguar in the 60s. I was the guy that was basically picked up from school in a different car every day because my Dad was a car nut. He owned a lot of different dealerships, including Ferrari and Lotus, so it was always funny growing up, everybody would wonder what kind of car Mr. Pilla would be showing up in. He was my mentor, my car guy and my soccer coach. When I was a kid I just always wanted to make things go faster, I can remember when we first got a lawnmower, my first thought was I got to make this thing go faster. By the age of thirteen I was building racing engines and never looked back.” We walked back into his parking lot where he showed me several cars he was working on. Among
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them was a Jeep Wranger with a soft top that he customized so the soft top could come off like a convertible, instead of having to unzip everything. Another car was a Lamborghini that looked like a Batmobile. And another car was an old Buick Roadmaster (yes he’s not just a luxury car guy) that he was converting into a beach vehicle.
He then took me through a trailer filled with racecars, all of which are used for clients who want to race them on a racetrack, complete with instant helmet communication and speeds of over 150 miles per hour. He calls this side of his business “Turn Key Drive USA,” a customer can literally spend the day as a racecar driver. Very, very, very, cool. Besides his local customers, Car Doctor World preps show cars for Las Vegas events and other events all over the United States. Every week a car is delivered to Pilla to be worked on. Last year, Bugatti called him to prep their cars for a show in East Hampton, Bugatti vehicles are worth over a million dollars. But whether you have a Ferrari or a Ford Focus, you will get treated the same way, with the prices at Car Doctor World the same as any other auto shop. As I spent my time there, it was hard not to imagine the shop as its own reality television show. When I ran that by Pilla he laughed, “I’ve certainly thought about it.” I left the shop, but not after having a nail removed from a tire on my car. While waiting, I checked the websites garagewallwraps.com (the company that did the amazing picture walls in his shop) and turnkeydriveusa.com to check out some of the racing videos of Pilla and his customers. Car Doctor World is easy to recommend. For more information you can call Car Doctor World at 631537-1548 or visit cardoctorworld.com. They are located in Water Mill off of Scuttle Hole Road.
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Some friends of mine in New Jersey send their sons to the local Catholic school. Last year, one of the boys was preparing for his First Communion. The school arranges for the children to have a one-on-one meetings with the church pastor who administers the sacrament. The parents agreed to the meeting, as long as the Dad could sit quietly in the office. Why? He didn’t want his son alone with a priest. With new developments and accusations against the Vatican and Pope Benedict XVI for reinstating a priest who was a confirmed pedophile while the pope was a cardinal in Germany, among other events, it’s understandable that parents are being hyper protective of their children. I recently wrote in this column about being specific with children about the “safe” people in their lives – that even if they know the deliveryman’s first name, they do not know HIM and shouldn’t get in his car. But pedophiles complicate that situation for many reasons. About 50% of child victimizers in state prisons reported having a relationship with the victim as a friend, acquaintance or relative. Only 14% reported the victim to have been a stranger. (Sadly, a third had committed the crime against their own child.) The church scandal adds another layer of complication. How do you teach children to respect authority – particularly religious authority, men in the service of God and goodness – while explaining why you must chaperone their meetings with the priest? The Vatican has provided explanations and excuses – most of which have been unsatisfactory to most Catholics until last Sunday when the pope met with
Protect Kids by Knowing the Facts
victims in Malta and promised to protect children moving forward. Others within the church have twisted the facts about the abuses, as well as tried to distract the public from the real issues by spreading inaccurate information about pedophilia and sexual abuse of children. While Christians believe that we are all children of God, some might say the Vatican has done a poor job of protecting its own children. So, as in any situation, the onus is on us as parents to keep our children safe. Supplying them with age-appropriate information is the place to start. But first we have to educate ourselves with the facts and truth about this horrible topic. Following is some current information, based on studies and professionals in the field. First, the definition of a pedophile is an adult who is sexually attracted to children. Pedophilia is not about the victim’s gender – it’s about age. “The biggest misunderstanding is that pedophilia and homosexuality are one and the same,” said James Hord, a psychologist who treats sexually abused children. “Pedophiles are attracted to children, not to men nor women. A man attracted to other adult males is a homosexual. A man sexually attracted to male children is a pedophile.” Gregory M. Herek, a Doctor of Psychology at the University of California Davis, provides this insight: “Many child molesters are not really capable of a mature sexual relationship with an adult.” Other misinformation has been that a priest’s very vows make him “prone” to pedophilia. One psychologist specializing in the topic said, “Celibacy isn’t the
reason priests prey on children. Sexual attraction to children and sexual gratification from children, are the reasons.” Here are some general characteristics of pedophiles: The overwhelming majority are male, masculine, more religious than average, over 30, and in careers allowing them greater access to children. They tend to have few friends their own age group. They are usually family men; no criminal record. Even though they often have difficulty with interpersonal relationships, 50% get married. They often date or marry women with children that are the age of his preferred victims. Female pedophilia, very rare, is usually a result of partnering with an adult male pedophile. Pedophiles prefer child-like activities and hobbies to adult oriented activities. Pedophiles will often refer to children in pure terms with words like innocent, heavenly, angelic or divine. They often seek out shy, handicapped or withdrawn children, or those from troubled or underprivileged homes, lavishing them with attention/gifts. Pedophiles are diligent about stalking their targets, and patient in the development of relationships. Sexual activity between pedophiles and their victims are rarely forced. The following websites provide details on the profile and practices of pedophiles, as well as child safety information: cpiu.us; mental-health-matters.com, suite101.com, and mayoclinic.org. (search: profile of a pedophile on all sites).
Kid’s Calendar FRIDAY, APRIL 23 BALLET: THE 3 SISTERS AND THE MAGIC DOLL SHOP - 7:30, Presented by the Hampton Ballet Theatre Shcool. John Drew Theatre, Guild Hall, 158 Main St., East Hampton. $20/adults, $15/children under 12. for Info, 631237-4810; or email HBTS07@optonline.net. PLAY GROUP – 9:30 a.m. Goat on a Boat Puppet Theatre, East Union St., Sag Harbor 631-725-4193 goatonaboat.org KIDS KNEAD CHALLAH – Challah bread-making, songs, Kiddush juice-making, and raffle. 5:30 p.m. Free. Chabad of Southampton, 214 Hill St. 631-287-2249 MONTAUK PLAYHOUSE – Youth program for grades 9 through 12. 7 to 9 p.m., located at 240 Edgemere Street, Mtk. 631-668-1124. montaukplayhouse.org SATURDAY, APRIL 24 BALLET: THE 3 SISTERS AND THE MAGIC DOLL SHOP - 7:30; See Friday listing for information. NATIONAL DAY OF PUPPETRY PARADE – 11a.m., Goat on a Boat Theatre. See Fri. PlayGroup for contact info. CHILDREN’S ART WORKSHOP – for ages 6-12, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. $20. Golden Eagle, 14 Gingerbread Lane, E. Hampton. For info: 631-324-0603 goldeneagle.com HOOPS FOR HISTORY- 6:30p.m., East End All Stars vs. Harlem Magicmakers half time show, gift raffle, Southampton High School, 141 Narrow Lane, Southampton, $10/$12, 631-287-4923. MONTAUK PLAYHOUSE – Skills and drills basketball 10:30 - 11 a.m. for grades K-1; and 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for grades 2-3. Youth sports night 6 - 7:30 p.m. for grades 3 and 4; and 7:30 - 9 p.m. for grades 5 to 8. 240 Edgemere Street, Montauk 631-668-1124 montaukplayhouse.org MOVIE NIGHT AT THE ROSS SCHOOL – Pizza, popcorn and refreshments served. $25 per child. 18 Goodfriend Drive, East Hampton. 631-329-0050 haygroundschool.org SUNDAY, APRIL 25 BALLET: THE 3 SISTERS AND THE MAGIC DOLL SHOP - 2:00; See Friday listing for information. EAST END YOUTH FELLOWSHIP – 6:30p.m. to 8:30p.m. every Sunday at different Sag Harbor locations.
631-725-4155 cbchamptons.com NAME THE BABY PENGUIN CONTEST – Vote for your choice of “Baby”, “Pam” or “Pebbles”. Many prizes awarded to entrants. The winning name will be announced at the Mothers Day Brunch on May 9, Atlantis Marine World. atlantismarineworld.com, 631-208-9200 ext. H2O MONDAY, APRIL 26 PLAY GROUP – see April 23 CHESS FOR BEGINNERS – 3:15 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. for children 5-9, Ross Lower School, 739 Butter Lane, Bridgehampton. Through June 7, 2010. 631-907-5555. ross.org MARTIAL ARTS – 3:30p.m., ages 4-6, Mondays and/or Wednesdays through June, Ross Lower School, 739 Butter Lane, Bridgehampton, ross.org KAMADEVA ‘KIDYASA’ YOGA – 3:45 - 4:45 p.m. for children 6 to 10 at Kama Deva Yoga, 66 Newtown Lane, 2 Floor, East Hampton. $18 drop-in/ $120 for 10 class card 631-604-1382 kamadevayoga.com AFTER SCHOOL TODDLER PROGRAMS – Registration required: call 631-283-2118, ext. 30. The Parrish Art Museum, 25 Jobs Lane in Southampton. TUESDAY, APRIL 27 PRESCHOOL YOGA – 1:30p.m. Goat on a Boat Puppet Theatre, See Fri. PlayGroup for contact info. CLAY NATURE & RECYCLING ART – 3:20p.m., ages 6-9, through June 8, Ross Lower School, 739 Butter Lane, Bridgehampton, ross.org “TUESDAY WITH TEENS” – 4 - 5p.m. Ages 11 and up. Rogers Memorial Library, 91 Coopers Farm Road, Southampton 631-283-0774 myrml.org ART OF LIFE CHILDREN’S CLASSES – 4 to 5 p.m. every Tue./Wed./Thu. Amy’s Ark Studio and Farm, 10 Hollow Lane, Westhampton 631 288-3587 WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28 TUMBLE TOTS – for ages 11/2 -31/2, Quogue Library, 90 Quogue St., Quogue through April 28, 631-653-4224 quoguelibrary.com YOGA – 6-7p.m. ages 11 & up, Rogers Memorial Library, 91 Cooper Farm Road, SH. 631-283-0774 myrml.org
ART OF LIFE CLASSES – see April 27 THURSDAY, APRIL 29 PLAY GROUP – see April 26 MATH MYSTERIES WITH MITCH – for children 8 and up, 2p.m. Hampton Library, 2478 Montauk Highway, Bridgehampton. Register at 631-537-0015 hamptonlibrary.org POETRY CAFÉ – 6:30p.m., Hayground School, 151 Mitchell Lane, Bridgehampton, haygroundschool.org RHYME TIME – 10a.m. for ages 1-3, Hampton Library, 2478 Montauk Highway, Bridgehampton, through Aril 29, 631-537-0015, hamptonlibrary.org FOUNDATIONS I & II – 3:30p.m. to 5 p.m. for grades 9-12, through June 30, Registration required. L’atelier 5 Art Studio, 1391 North Sea Road, Southampton, 631-259-3898. latelier5.wordpress.com FRIDAY, APRIL 30 TOT ART – 10:30 a.m. Goat on a Boat Puppet Theatre, East Union St., Sag Harbor 631-725-4193 goatonaboat.org “PIXIE PLAY” 10:30 – 11:30a.m. for ages 1 1/2 to 4 1/2 years and their caregivers, Quogue Library, 90 Quogue Street, Quogue. 631-653-4224, quoguelibrary.org KEYBOARD FOR BEGINNERS – for first and second graders, Ross Lower School, 739 Butter Lane, Bridgehampton through May 21, 631-907-5555 ross.org ONGOING CMEE – Children’s Museum of the East End. Interactive exhibits, arts and science-based programs, workshops, special events. 376 Bridge/Sag Turnpike, Bridgehampton. $7 for non-members/members free. 631-537-8250 .
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Food / Dining
Simple Art of Cooking Silvia Lehrer
Sustainably Delicious In Sustainably Delicious: Making the World a Better Place, One Recipe at a Time, Rodale, 2010, with foreword by Nell Newman; chef, best-selling author, restaurateur and Wholesome Wave Foundation founder Michel Nischan celebrates the growing interest in local, sustainable and organically grown foods. To introduce the reader, Nischan offers sage advice expanding on the sustainable theme— “Sustainable You” takes you on a personal journey of sustainability, to diversify your food selections and to get to know local farmers and support them. In “Sustainable Shopping” Nischan shares his delight in the growth of farmers markets and farm stands, and how to supplement our forays to the supermarket to make the right choices. “The Sustainable Kitchen” contains valuable information on sensible habits such as recycling, composting, cutting down on paper products by using cloth napkins and towels, cleaning counters with natural products such as vinegar or lemon juice, running a full dishwasher, and even how to keep your refrigerator in good running order. In “The Sustainable Family” Nischan writes, “In my experience, when my kids help in the garden or the kitchen, they are far more inclined to try new foods and unfamiliar dishes.” This is a fine concept for working together and to live more sustainably as a family. In “The Sustainable Community,” Nischan delights in hav-
ing friends and neighbors prepare farm-to-table dishes and having a kind of old-fashioned block party, giving everyone, adults and kids alike a sense of community. Finally there is “The Sustainable Pantry,” wherein he champions cooking ahead, and if possible with another member of the family, to prepare your own ‘convenience foods’ or “large quantities of stock to freeze for soups, braises and sauces.” Nischan presents over 100 mouthwatering recipes covering an amazing number of savory breakfast dishes, appetizers and soups, a salad with quince pear and goat cheese that I can’t wait to try in season, the delectable fish, poultry and meat dishes along with stunning color photography throughout this handsome book. SPICY EGGPLANT Chef Nischan especially likes this dish served alongside meat and poultry. Makes about 2 quarts 3 red, yellow and orange bell peppers, seeded, membranes discarded 1 jalapeno chili pepper, seeded (wear plastic gloves when handling 1 hot red cherry pepper, seeded (wear plastic gloves when handling) 1 large tomato, halved 1 red onion
1 Black Beauty eggplant 1 small white Asian eggplant 1/4 cup olive oil 2 cups chopped kale, 2 large leaves, ribs trimmed Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper Finely grated zest and juice of 1 lemon Julienne the bell peppers, chili pepper and cherry pepper. Cut the tomato halves into 1/2 cubes. Slice the onion into 1/4”thick slices. Peel and cube the eggplant into large cubes, about 1 1/2”wide. Peel and slice the Asian eggplant into rounds. Heat the oil in a large skillet or wide, deep pot over medium heat Add the onion and eggplant. Cook for 5 minutes, tossing 2 or 3 times to coal well with oil. Add the kale. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Increase the heat to medium-high. Cover and cook for 8 to 10 minutes, or until the eggplant begins to brown. Add the peppers, tomato, lemon zest, and lemon juice. Cook for 2 to 4 minutes longer, or until the flavors blend and the mixture is fragrant. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve immediately. BEEF SHORT RIB-POT ROAST “You accomplish two things when you make a pot roast,” writes chef Nischan. “First, the aroma and taste of the dish alone take you happily home, regard(continued on next page)
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less of where you eat it. Second you are cooking a secondary cut of meat, which is good for the planet.” Serves 6 2 boneless beef short ribs, about 1 pound each Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper 2 tablespoons grape seed oil 2 cups diced carrots (3 - 4 carrots) 2 cups diced celery (3 - 4 ribs) 2 cups diced yellow onion (large onion) 2 cups diced parsnips (3 - 4 parsnips) 2 quarts beef stock, preferably homemade 1 cup diced tomato, fresh or canned, drained Let meat come to room temperature. Sprinkle all sides with salt and pepper. Preheat oven to 300°F. Heat the oil in a large flameproof baking pan over medium heat. When hot, sear the meat on one side for 2 to 3 minutes, or until nicely browned. Turn and sear all sides of the roast until nicely browned. Take your time when doing so. Remove the meat and set aside. Add the carrots, celery, onion and parsnips and cook, stirring for 5 to 8 minutes, or until the vegetables are lightly browned. Transfer the cooked vegetables to a holding plate. Add the stock and tomato. Stir well. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Return the roast to the baking pan, turn it in the liquid and cover. Roast for 1 1/2 hours. Add the vegetables to the pan. Continue to cook for 30 to 45 minutes or until the meat is tender and cooked through. Remove meat from pan. Let it rest for about 30 minutes. Slice the meat. Serve with the vegetables and pan juices spooned over. Note: You may substitute chuck roast or eye round. Recipes reprinted and (adapted) from Michel Nischan’s Sustainably Delicious, Rodale Books, 2010.
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Arts & Entertainment Bay Street Dedicates The Annie & Eli 2nd Stage much as you can,” said Davis. “This space gives us the flexibility to present different kinds of theater. There’s always that balance you need to attain between mainstream and more experimental or developmental works. This concept allows us to reach for that balance.” The Annie & Eli 2nd Stage, named for the
Eli Wallach, Anne Jackson By Susan M. Galardi It’s wonderful when a plan comes together, or when a dream comes to life. Both are happening for Bay Street Theater co-Creative Directors Sybil Christopher and Murphy Davis with the dedication of a 99-seat theater, The Annie & Eli 2nd Stage. Their idea, which came to mind in 1994, was to have a smaller space for the off-season, to produce works in development, new works and plays that are outside the realm of the theater’s more mainstream Mainstage productions in the summer. The 2nd Stage will in effect expand Bay Street’s offerings. “When you’re producing, you want to produce as
Hamptons royalty of theater and long time residents, Eli Wallach and Anne Jackson, is not a new space, per se – it’s an adjustment to the main theater. “We’ll transform the 299 theater into a 99 seat venue,” explained Davis. “In reducing it, we’ve changed the feeling of the interior space, focusing on 99 seats in the center.” The venture also compensates for the fact that, “we really don’t’ have a ‘season’ anymore,” according to Davis. “We’re adjusting the size of space for a wider theatre going population – full time residents and year-round weekenders.” The space will house the popular workshops sponsored by the Lucille Lortel Foundation, created to present projects in development. The vision became viable through recent concessions granted by the Actors Equity Association to allow Bay Street Theatre to provide high quality productions at a more economical cost to both the theater and its patrons. “The program will be a combination of workshops and new pieces,” said Davis. “We’ll allow artists to work on a play in the theatre, and do one perform-
ances. The inaugural production, scheduled for October 16, is a musical version of Lanford Wilson’s straight play, Balm in Gilead. “Ideally, we’re shooting for two productions in the fall, two in the spring,” said Davis. But before that, there is a great wave of fanfare. On Lauren Bacall Saturday night, May 1, Bay Street is hosting a special event to dedicate the new theatrical venue to its namesakes: Eli Wallach and Anne Jackson. It will be a star-studded evening of performances and tributes to honor the great theatrical couple, starting with a wine reception at 6:30 in the Bay Street lobby. The show begins at 7:30 with tributes and performances by friends and colleagues of Wallach and Jackson. Actors Zoe Caldwell, Brian Murray, and Peter Riegert will perform live in scenes from celebrated works that originally featured Jackson and Wallach, including This Property is Condemned, Major Barbara and Luv. The likes of Lauren Bacall, Patricia Neal, Joe Pintauro, Murray Schisgal and (continued on next page)
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Arts & Entertainment
theater review/gordin & christiano
Theatre Review: The Addams Family mansion, set in Central Park, Mal From audience reaction, the new (Terrence Mann) asks, “What is this musical The Addams Family, based some kind of theme park?” on the beloved cartoon characters The book, by Marshall Brickman created by Charles Addams for the and Rick Elice, the team for Jersey New Yorker magazine in 1938, is destined to be a long running Boys, borrows many moments smash hit. At the start of the overdirectly from the cartoons, but the ture, spectators clap and snap story is little more than a series of along with Vic Mizzy’s familiar Vaudeville song and dance theme song from the cult classic TV vignettes strung together on the show. thin romantic plot line. However, Then the red velvet curtains the witty tale gives every member open revealing an eye-popping of the stellar cast a moment to scene – the entire perverse clan in shine. Uncle Fester is a delicately a ghoulish graveyard setting under demented stand out as an evocative a glowing moon. The laughter sentimentalist in love with the begins before a single word is spomoon. His delivery of the lovely, ken. The opening number “When “The Moon and Mea,” is a highlight You’re an Addams,” sung by the of the evening. Grandma (an outrafamily with a chorus line of ancesgeous Jackie Hoffman) is an overLane, Neuwirth tral ghosts emerging from their the-top, loony tune acid head from crypt, is a gleefully flashy start. Woodstock. Lurch (a perfectly zany The production, directed and designed by Phelim Zachary James) is tall, darkly cool and introspective McDermott and Julian Crouch, the wizards behind and Pugsley (Adam Riegler) makes a nice impression. Shockheaded Peter, looks divinely macabre. They’ve But Alice Beineke (Carolee Carmello) is a scene stealassembled a top notch cast headed by Nathan Lane ing riot at the dinner party with her rendition of and Bebe Neuwirth, as Gomez and Morticia, the “Waiting,” part of the smashing first act finale. heads of The Addams Family. The choreography by Sergio Trujillo is fine and The story has their 18 year old daughter, gives Bebe Neuwirth a moment to lift her skirt and Wednesday (a dynamic Krysta Rodriquez) hopelessly show off her legs (she certainly looks marvelous as in love with a sweet, square Lucas Beineke (a solid Morticia) in a tango with Nathan Lane “Live Before Wesley Taylor) from a respectable Ohio family. The We Die.” plot line follows a familiar theme from the TV show – The spirited score by composer/lyricist Andrew ordinary people entering the bizarre Addams world, Lippa (The Wild Party) encompasses many styles, disturbed by what they find. Wednesday wants her with a couple of terrific numbers like “Full parents to “act normal” for just one night to make a Disclosure” and “Crazier Than You,” a deliciously good impression on Lucas’ parents by hosting a dinamusing duet. The emphasis is on love conquers all – ner party. When Gomez and Morticia discover that a refreshing dichotomy to the family’s sinister surWednesday plans to marry Lucas, they wonder face. Lippa’s stylish lyrics underline the juxtaposition “where did we go wrong?” The tone shifts as they adding an unexpected heartwarming appeal. begrudgingly attempt to show their “loving” side. But Special kudos to the ingenious puppeteer Basil t this is The Addams Family, so we know nothing will Twist, who created The Squid, a central character go smoothly. When the Beineke Family arrives at the here, as well as an oversized iguana, a Venus flytrap
Art Commentary by Marion Wolberg Weiss
and an amusing animated curtain tassel. But Lane is the star of the evening. He’s in excellent voice and makes the most of his every moment on stage. One could say Lane is “one in a million,” and his performance is easily worth more than a million. The Addams Family. Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, 205 West 46 St. 1-800-982-2787 or theaddamsfamilymusical.com Patrick Christiano is the artistic director of SivaRoad Productions and a member of the 2009/2010 Drama Desk nominating committee.
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Betsy von Furstenberg will present personal dedications and tributes live on the Bay Street stage. Throughout the night, pre-recorded readings and messages from Barbara Cook, Harvey Keitel, Mike Nichols, Al Pacino, Kate Winslet and others will be played. Everyone at Bay Street is thrilled with the decision to dedicate the theater to the incredible couple. Zoe Caldwell “They’ve been great friends and supporters since 1992 – great cheerleaders for the theater,” said Davis. “They’re such a part of the fabric out here –generous spirits in the theater as well as general community. We wanted to honor them.” Bay Street Theatre Dedication of The Annie and Eli 2nd Stage. Saturday, May 1, 6:30 p.m.Tickets: $150. (A limited number of $500 premium tickets are also available, which will include dinner with the stars at The American Hotel following the performance.)For tickets or info, go to baystreet.org, call the Box Office at 631-725-9500 or visit the theater on the Long Wharf, Sag Harbor.
Group Show at Pamela Williams
Group shows can be problemher own admission. To put it atic for a gallery and its artists. simply, things are a little “off” in At times, there are just too their work, even if it’s obvious. many people to display; thus the Consider Waller’s overstuffed gallery seems crowded. Artists chair that’s on a tilt, Suter’s may also feel that they are not reflections of hidden objects and given proper presentation when Robbins’ multiple images feathey must share space. None of turing a movie screen in his this exists, however, with the drive-in theatre. (The movie current show at Amagansett’s patrons’ cars are also facing Pamela Williams Gallery. backwards.) Moreover, the Ken Robbins, David Suter, Ilie dynamics of reality vs. fantasy Wacs and Charles Waller all can also mark these images as “own” their territory, both litersurreal. Certainly Suter’s paintally and figuratively; due ings can fit this particular respect is given each of them, theme as well. thanks to gallery owner Pamela While these elements can David Suter, "Fate" Williams’ arrangement of their evoke a surrealistic atmosphere work. What’s still a problem is what element consuggesting a lack of balance, there are aspects pronects them. Oddly enough, finding that chord is a viding repetition, duplication, or completeness: a welcomed challenge for this critic. It’s what a critic presence of balance. Often balance and imbalance should do, although many do not because it’s risky. exist simultaneously. We could be wrong, and many times we are. Robbins’ “The Infinite Regress of Reality and Throwing caution to the wind in this case, howevEntertainment” is a good example where the repetier, we try and find a common style and/or theme. tion of cars reflected in a mirror is repeated several First, it’s apparent that Williams is attracted to the times, each frame-within-a–frame getting smaller. Surrealism in pieces by Robbins, Suter and Waller, by There is both distortion and balance at the same
time. Suter’s “List” reflects a face on the underside of a boat; a mirror is also used here to complete an image like in Robbins’ work. Suter’s “Fate” mirrors a baby in a carriage as well, thus finishing the artist’s intention. His “Tunnel” reveals a train coming toward the viewer via a mirror. Waller’s pieces show balance and completeness as well as imbalance. For example, there’s his “Eau de Vie” featuring two equal parts of a heart. Even so, samples of stamps surround the heart, at once fragmented yet similarly shaped. “Love Letters” shows balanced stacks of letters, but they are arranged at different angles. Wacs’ work doesn’t possess the same similarities, yet some of the images are disconcerting, such as “Paris” where the forms do not represent typical Parisian icons. They are abstract, to be sure, whimsical and intriguing. Perhaps they signify “streams of consciousness” for the artist, each image bringing back a memory of that magical city. Better yet, perhaps the shapes convey the feelings evoked by Paris and not literal places, people or things. – Marion Wolberg Weiss The current show will be on view at Pamela Williams Gallery until May 2. Call 631-267-7817.
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Arts & Entertainment
Art Openings & Galleries OPENINGS AND EVENTS
OPENING SHOW AT SALON XAVIER - 4/24 – 6 to 8 p.m., Salon Xavier in Sag Harbor presents artist Dave Olsen. Located at 1A Bay Street. ANNUAL GUILD HALL ARTIST MEMBERS EXHIBIITION OPENING RECEPTION – 4/24 – 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Opening reception with awards Judge Benjamin Genocchio, the art critic for the New York Times. 158 Main Street, East Hampton. 631-324-0806. GALLERIES ANN MADONIA PAINTING GALLERY & FINE ANTIQUES – 36 Jobs Lane, Southampton. Daily 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 631-283-1878. ANNYX – 150 Main St., Sag Harbor. 631-725-9064. ART & SOUL GALLERY – 495 Montauk Highway, Eastport. 631-325-1504. Artsoulgallery.com. ARTHUR T. KALAHER FINE ART – 28E Job’s La., Southampton. Open daily 10 a.m.-6 p.m. or by appointment. 631-204-0383. BENSON-KEYES ARTS – Open by appointment. email@example.com. 917-509-1379. BERNARD GOLDBERG FINE ARTS, LLC – 4 Newtown La., East Hampton. BERNARD SPRING STEEL – Watercolors and sculptures. Open Sat. and Sun. 1-4 p.m. 7760 Main Bayview Rd., Southold. 631-765-9509. BIRNHAM WOOD GALLERIES – Open daily 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. 52 Park Pl., East Hampton. 631-324-6010. Birnhamwoodart.com. BOLTAX GALLERY –Fri.-Mon. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 21 North Ferry Rd., Shelter Island. 631-749-4062. BRAVURA ART AND OBJECTS GALLERY – American, European, tribal, Murano glass, jewelry, textiles, home furnishings and eclectic objects. Open by appointment. 261 N. Main St., Southampton. 631-3773355. firstname.lastname@example.org CANIO’S GALLERY–290 Main St., Sag Harbor. 631725-4926. CECILY’S LOVE LANE GALLERY – Showing a variety of local artists. 80 Love Ln., Mattituck. 631-2988610. CHRYSALIS GALLERY - Original Fine Art Local Regional & International Artists. Thursday-Monday 10-
5:30pm, 2 Main Street, Southampton (631)-287-1883, email@example.com. New Arrivals Join us for some Holiday Cheer Saturdays & Sundays 1-5 p.m. THE CRAZY MONKEY GALLERY – Thurs. thru Sun. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 136 Main St., Amagansett. 631267-3627. D’AMICO INSTITUTE – Former residence of Victor D’Amico, founding director of Education at the Museum of Modern Art. Early modernist furnishings and found objects on display. By appointment. Lazy Point, Amagansett. 631-267-3172. DESHUK-RIVERS STUDIO – Visit artist Daria Deshuk for one-on-one tours. Paintings, photographs and works on paper. 141 Maple Ln., Bridgehampton. 631-237-4511. Deshukriversgallery.com. GALERIE BELAGE –8 Moniebogue La., Westhampton Beach. 631-288-5082. LEVITAS CENTER FOR THE ARTS –Southampton Cultural Center, Pond La. Weekdays 124 p.m., Weekends 12-6 p.m. 631-283-6419. MARK BORGHI FINE ART – Mix of mid-century modern works and new acquisitions. 2462 Main St., Bridgehampton. 631-537-7245. MICHAEL PEREZ POP ART GALLERY – Featuring original works by artist/gallery owner Michael Perez. 59 Main St., Southampton. 631-2592424. Michaelperez-artist.com. MOSQUITO HAWK GALLERY – 24 N Ferry Rd., Shelter Island. 631-905-4998. PARASKEVAS GALLERY – Showing Michael Paraskevas’ work and children’s book illustrations from Maggie and the Ferocious Beast and other books published with his mother, Betty. Open by appointment. 83 Main St., Westhampton Beach. 631-287-1665. THE PARRISH ART MUSEUM –Mon.-Sat. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sun. 1 to 5 p.m. Job Ln., Southampton. 631283-2118. POLLOCK KRASNER HOUSE & STUDY CENTER – 830 Springs Fireplace Rd., East Hampton. 631324-4929. L’ORANGERIE FINE ART GALLERY – Sat. 12 - 6 p.m. Sun. 1 – 5 p.m. and by appointment. 633 First Street, Greenport. 631-477-2633. firstname.lastname@example.org. RATIO GALLERY-MIHstudio – 10 Bell St., Bellport. 631-286-4020. Ratiogallery.com.
RICAHRD J. DEMATO FINE ARTS GALLERY – 90 Main Street, Sag Harbor. 631-725-1161. ROMANY KRAMORIS GALLERY – 41 Main St., Sag Harbor. 631-725-2499. SIRENS’ SONG GALLERY – Fri.-Mon. 12:30 to 6 p.m. 516 Main Street, Greenport. sirensongallery.com. 631-477-1021. SPANIERMAN GALLERY AT EAST HAMPTON – 68 Newtown Lane, East Hampton. 631-329-9530. SURFACE LIBRARY – New works created “in-situ” (on-site) by resident atelier artists, potter Bob Bachler and painter James Kennedy. 845 Springs Fireplace Rd., East Hampton. Thurs – Sun. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 631-2919061. SYLVESTER & CO. – “Best of 2009” art show that will continue until March 3, 2010. Viewing is open to the public. The art featured is by many local, international and NCY artists including Eric Buechel, Perry Burns, Elizabeth Dow, David Geiser, James Kennedy, Doug Kuntz, Dennis Lawrence, Jim Napierala, Matthew Satz, Lynda Sylvester, Bijou LeTord and Gavin Zeigler. 154 Main St., Amagansett. Tim@sylvesterathome.com. 631267-9777. TERRENCE JOYCE GALLERY – 114 Main St., Greenport. 631-477-0700. TULLA BOOTH GALLERY –Artists by Daniel Jones, Burt Glinn, Karine Laval, Christine Matthai, Susan Pear Meisel, Blair Seagram. 66 Main St., Sag Harbor. Thurs.-Mon. 12:30-7 p.m. 631-725-3100. Tullaboothgallery.com. WISH ROCK STUDIO – Fine art and frame shop. Open Thurs.-Sun. from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 17 Grand Ave., Shelter Island Heights. 631-749-5200. VERED GALLERY – 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. 68 Park Pl., East Hampton. 631-324-3303.
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MOVIES Schedule for the week of Friday, April 23 to Thursday, April 29. Movie schedules are subject to change. Always call to confirm shows and times. HAMPTON ARTS (+) Date Night (PG13) – Fri., 5:30, 7:30, Sat, Sun 4:30, 6:30, 8:30 Mon-Thur, 7 The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (R) – Fri., 5, 8, Sat, Sun, 5, 8, Mon-Thurs., 7 SAG HARBOR CINEMA (+) (631-725-0010) The Ghost Writer – 6 all week Chloe – 4 all week A Prophet – 8:20 all week UA EAST HAMPTON (+) (631-324-0448) The Losers (PG13) – Mon, Tue, 4, 6:45, Wed, Thurs, Fri., 4, 6:45, 10, Sat, 1, 4, 6:45, 10, Sun., 1, 4, 6:45 Oceans (PG) – Mon., Tues, 2:50, 5, 7:15 Wed, Thurs, Fri., 2:50, 5, 7:15, 9:45 Sat., 12:30, 2:50, 5, 7:15, 9:45, Sun.,
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12:30, 2:50, Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (NR) – Mon., Tues, 2, 6 Wed, Thurs, Fri., 2, 6, 9:15, Sat., 2, 6, 9:15 Sun., 2, 6, 9:15 Date Night (PG13) – Mon., Tues, 4:30, 7, Wed, Thurs., Fri., 4:30, 7, 9:30 Sat., 1:30, 4:30, 7, 9:30 Sun., 1:30, 4:30, 7 The Joneses (R) – Mon, Tue, 4:15, 7:30, Wed, Thurs, Fri., 4:15, 7:30, 10:10 Sat., 1:15, 4:15, 7:30, 10:10 Sun., 1:15, 4:15, 7:30 How To Train Your Dragon (PG) – Mon, Tue, 12:45, 3:50, 6:30 Wed, Thurs, Fri., 12:45, 3:50, 6:30, 9, Sat., 12:45, 3:50, 6:30, 9 Sun., 12:45, 3:50, 6:30 UA HAMPTON BAYS (+) (631-728-8535) Diary of a Wimpy Kid (PG) – Fri, 12:20, 4:40, 7:30, 9:50 Sat, Sun 12:20, 4:40, 7:30, 9:50 Mon-Thur, 4:40, 7:30 How To Train Your Dragon (PG) – Fri, 4:30, 7:20, 9:40 Sat, Sun 12:50, 4:30, 7:20, 9:40 Mon-Thur, 4:30, 7:20 Kick Ass (R) – Fri, 4:20, 7:40, 10:20 Sat, Sun 12:40, 4:20, 7:40, 10:20 Mon-Thur, 4:20, 7:40 Clash Of The Titans (PG13) – Fri, 4, 7, 10 Sat, Sun 1, 4, 7, 10 Mon-Thur, 4, 7 Why Did I Get Married II (PG13) – Fri, 4:10, 7:10, 10:10 Sat, Sun 12:30, 4:10, 7:10, 10:10 Mon-Thur, 4:10, 7:10 UA SOUTHAMPTON (+) (631-287-2774) Date Night (PG13) – Fri, 4:40, 7:40, 10, Sat, 1:20, 4:40, 7:40, 10, Sun, 1:20, 4:40, 7:40, Mon-Thur, 4:40, 7:40 Kick Ass (R) – Fri, 4, 7, 9:45, Sat, 1, 4, 7, 9:45, Sun, 1, 4, 7, Mon-Thur, 4, 7
Death At A Funeral (R) – Fri, 4:30, 7:30, 10:10, Sat, 1:30, 4:30, 7:30, 10:10, Sun, 1:30, 4:30, 7:30, Mon-Thur, 4:30, 7:30 The Losers (PG13) – Fri, 4:15, 7:15, 9:50, Sat, 1:10, 4:15, 7:15, 9:50 Sun, 1:10, 4:15, 7:15, Mon-Thur, 4:15, 7:15 MATTITUCK CINEMAS (Call 631-298-Show for times) How to Train Your Dragon (PG), Date Night (PG13), Kick Ass (R), Death at a Funeral (R), The Backup Plan (PG13), The Last Song (PG), Diary of a Wimpy Kid (PG13), The Losers PG13, Clash Of The Titans (PG13) The Montauk Movie (+) (631-668-2393) Closed for the season. Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center (+) (631-288-1500) The White Ribbon – April 23, 7:30, April 24, 7:30 p.m., April 25, 1, 4 Bay Street Theater (+) No Movie this week
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Over The Barrel... with Lenn Thompson
The local wine industry has an unfair reputation among some — a reputation that says the wines are overpriced and not good values. I hear this a lot, usually from people who don’t know what they are talking about, and I think it’s an unfortunate situation. Are there overpriced wines being made and sold on Long Island? Absolutely…… but the same is true for just about any wine region in the world. Have you been to Napa or Sonoma? Taken a look at Bordeaux prices? Truth is, many of Long Island’s best values don’t come in the price ranges most often associated with value. Value has a home in every price range and too get the best bang for your buck locally, you often have to spend $20-$40. It can be hard to find wines in the $15 range than that are worth buying. But they do exist, and it seems that there are more of them on the market today than there have been in recent years — whether it’s the industry’s reaction to the down economy or a function of more efficient operations. I picked up three newly released whites to taste side-by-side — all priced between $14 and $16 at
Finding Value the wineries (often less at shops). I recommend all three for the thirst-quenching quality they bring at the price point. Peconic Bay Winery’s NV Nautique Esprit de Blanc ($16), while labeled non-vintage, is technically from the 2009 vintage and is made with 65% Chardonnay, 27% Riesling 8% Pinot Grigio. Sweet lime curd, candied orange peel, pear and grapefruit zest mingle in a bright, extremely fresh nose. Medium bodied, the palate is alive with big, electric acidity that is mouth-watering in the extreme. Citrusy flavors — lime and orange — with a bit of tree fruit, stand up to the acidity. Paumanok Vineyards 2009 Festival Chardonnay ($15) features a percentage sauvignon blanc for the first time and it comes through as a ruby grapefruit note on the nose, along with ripe Meyer lemon. Dry, fruity and straightforward, the palate is lemon-grapefruity with a subtle note of banana candy on the midpalate. Zesty acidity makes this another lively choice for summer sipping, though a slightly pithy note at the end of the finish is a little bitter when the wine is over-chilled. The lowest-priced wine, Shinn Estate Vineyards 2009 Coalescense ($14) , was also my favorite of the trio for its subtle nuance and balance. A blend of chardonnay, sauvignon blanc, merlot blanc and riesling, the nose is citrusy like the others, but also delivers minerally seawater and herbaceous notes. Lithe on the palate, lime and grapefruit flavors lead the way and are accented by lemongrass and well-integrated juicy acidity. More of that saline minerality comes back again on the tangy, quinine finish. Looking and tasting around the East End, these are far from the only $15 wines worth checking out, but they are three of the best.
Mildew Busters has been in business since 1977 with locations on the South Fork, Shelter Island and in Mattituck. It is owned by Bill and Ben Smith who also involve their sons, Ben and Derrick in the business. They are in the housewashing and rfinishing business and of course, can take care of pretty much any mildew problem within the home. They have been in business for so long that their customers all feel like family, and they are known for shwoing up on time, doing a great job and have a very long list of customers who are extremely satisfied. Mildew Busters is proud of using non toxic cleaning materials as well as low pressure machines that insure no damage is ever done to your home while they are going through the cleaning process. They also offer basement waterproofing, which after this run of rain that we have been having, has kept the family run business extremely busy. Mildew Busters also provides cleaning and refinishing of exterior surfaces to any home on the East End. They are the East End’s Exterior Surface Specialist’s and specializes in cleaning and restoring the natural colors and beauty of cedar, exotic woods, stucco, brick, concrete and siding - extending the life of these surfaces and need for costly repairs. For over 30 years Mildew Bustershas been the #1 choice of thousands of homeowners and businesses on the North and South Forks and Shelter Island for house washing, pressure washing and refinishing of siding, decks, railings, roofs and waterproofing. They also can refinish teak furniture. If you are in need of any of these services provided by Mildew Busters, they can be reached by calling 631-495-6826.
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Rolling In Dough, Where The Pizza Place Comes To You Talk about personal pizza. A Greenport bartender turned- entrepreneur is offers unique pizza parties on wheels. From Riverhead to Orient, Montauk to Manhattan, and as far North as Westchester, pizza lovers are spicing up backyard parties with this novel idea. There’s a lot of buzz about the handcrafted gourmet pizza Matt Michel is pumping out of his fully restored, and renovated fire-engine-red 1943 International Harvester. Maybe you’ve seen it cruising to a gig on Route 48 on the North Fork. The “Rolling in Dough” does just that. It’s a fire truck converted into a fully operational portable pizza parlor. It cranks out the tastiest slices I’ve had yet on the North Fork, hands down. I think the woodoven on board, and the fresh local produce used to craft the pies, have a lot to do with it. This is something every pizza lover needs to see and experience. “Rolling in Dough” is gaining popularity fast. The business has been on the road for less than a year, and Matt says he’s already got dozens of parties
booked for this season. “We’re filling up fast, prom season; we pull right up for weddings, rehearsal dinners, wineries...” I dropped in on Matt last Sunday as he fine tuned some recipes with the “Rolling in Dough” truck after a gig the night before at the Castello di Borghese vineyard. I was still blocks away from the truck when I started to smell the wood-burning oven and the pizza cooking. The aroma filled the streets of Greenport Village. Matt wasn’t open for business, but several curious and hungry locals dropped by looking for a satisfying slice. I heard nothing but rave reviews. “This is great quality, the recipes are unique, it’s truly an artistic and artisan product,” said Noah Schwartz, a local restaurateur who stopped for a quick taste on his way to work at “Noah’s”. Here’s little more on “Rolling in Dough”. The truck was fully restored by Wheeler’s Garage in Southold, and Ted’s Auto Body in Peconic put on the eye-grabbing paint job. The truck has a retractable
awning, refrigeration and a freezer. It’s got a cappuccino machine that uses the finest beans Aldo’s has to offer. And for the non-java junkies, they offer tea from Greenport Tea Company. Oh, and I can’t forget gelato for dessert. The Valoriani pizza oven was shipped over all the way from Florence, Italy. “I make the best pizza in the world, well, aside from Florence, Italy.” Matt says his love for pizza is what drives him, as well as the Rollin in Dough truck. “As a kid I grew up a few doors down from a pizzeria and I would eat like the large pies myself every week”. The pizza party on wheels also rolls up with it’s own tunes. It’s got a sound system that lets you play anything you want off your i-Pod. “This year the focus is on the kids, we’re looking to do a lot more children’s birthday parties,” Matt told me. Kids become pizza makers, choose from 18 different toppings, and craft their own pizza from dough, to perfectly done personal pies. His customers are always pleasantly surprised.
North Fork Events
SATURDAY, APRIL 24 MUSIC FOR STAR GAZING – 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. At the Custer Observatory. A live performance of works inspired by the heavens and written by acclaimed Long Island composer, Thomas Mangano, who pays tribute to the quest for cosmic discovery and to the science fiction that helped pioneer space exploration over the past 50 years. Main Bayview Road, Southold. 631-765-2626. BIRDS AND BOTANY – With the Peconic Land Trust at the Wolf Preserve. Meet noted Ornithologist John Turner and Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Marine Botanist Steve Schott for a morning exploration of the trails and wetlands. 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. $5 per person. 631-283-3195. ART AUCTION BENEFIT FOR THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY - A special art auction, featuring the works of both living and past artists of eastern Long Island, is being sponsored by the Southold Historical Society. The auction will feature works by a number of local painters, photographers, and artisans. The event will benefit both the society as well as many of the living artists participating in the event. 6:30 p.m. Clovis Point Windery, Jamesport. 631765-5500. THE ART OF BLENDING - White Wine Blending Session, with winemaker Les Howard, 1:00-3:30 p.m. Join winemaker Les Howard for a behind the scenes tour of the Pindar winemaking facility. Learn about the different white varietals grown in our region and enjoy samples. Discussion on different white blending techniques. Guests will then break into groups and create their own White Blend. $25pp includes production facility tour, blending session, and full tasting with cheese & crackers in the Pindar tasting room. Space is limited. 631-734-6200. SEX, WINE AND CHOCOLATE – Wine tasting with chocolate hosted by a relationship coach and sex educator at Macari Vineyards. 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. 150 Bergen Avenue, Mattituck. 631-298-0100. HAMPTONS HOME AND GARDEN SHOW - The
annual Hamptons Home and Garden Show, which is the only home improvement show held on eastern Long Island, will open at Tanger Outlet Center in Riverhead, on April 23 to 25. Admission is $10 at the door or $5 E-tickets are available online at www.hhgshow.com (until April 25) or call 631-283-5505. All attendees also will receive an exclusive gift, a Tanger Outlets Coupon Book filled with over $1,300 in savings coupons immediately redeemable in 109 Tanger stores and 14 local area ‘deals and steals’. SUNDAY, APRIL 25 HAMPTONS HOME AND GARDEN SHOW - The annual Hamptons Home and Garden Show, which is the only home improvement show held on eastern Long Island, will open at Tanger Outlet Center in Riverhead, on April 23 to 25. Admission is $10 at the door or $5 E-tickets are available online at www.hhgshow.com (until April 25) or call 631-283-5505. All attendees also will receive an exclusive gift, a Tanger Outlets Coupon Book filled with over $1,300 in savings coupons immediately redeemable in 109 Tanger stores and 14 local area ‘deals and steals’. ONGOING EVENTS SOUP KITCHEN - Community supper, free soup kitchen for those in need, 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays at St. Agnes Roman Catholic Church parish hall, located on Sixth Street in Greenport. For more info., call 631-7652981. WEIGHT LOSS - The second Tuesday of every month, Dr. Russ L’HommeDieu, a physical therapist, holds a free weight management lecture and discussion session for people battling weight loss problems. The discussion is moderated by Dr. Russ, who has himself upheld a 200pound weight loss. Space is limited. For more info., contact New Life in Progress at 888-446-7764. HEALTHY COOKING MADE QUICK & EASY - The second Friday of every month, a Quick and Easy Healthy Cooking demonstration is being offered. The demo will be performed by Dr. Russ L’HommeDieu, DPT; a certified Wellness Coach who has himself maintained a 200-pound weight loss for the last four years. This would be a great place to gain insight on how to cook and eat healthier. Dr. Russ will be offering some GREAT ideas on how to cook healthy food for the whole week when you’re pressed for time. He will also be discussing the health benefits of including whole grains in your diet. If you eat, you don’t want to miss this! Space is limited. Reservations are required. There is a small materials fee. Call 888-446-7764 right away to reserve your spot! REIKI CIRCLES - Reiki Circles Monday Nights at the Grace Episcopal Church on the last Monday of every month. Meetings are held at the Peconic Bay Medical Center. For more info., contact Ellen J. McCabe at (631) 727-2072. SKATEBOARDING - Great skate park in Greenport offering ramps and a half pipe. For hours and other info.,
call 631-477-2385. INDIAN MUSEUM - In Southold, open 1:30 p.m.- 4:30 p.m. on Sundays. For more info., call 631-765-5577. CUSTER OBSERVATORY - Weather permitting, Custer staff will be on site to assist visitors in observing the night sky and in using their telescopes. Open from sunset until midnight in Southold. For more info., call 631765-2626. MEDITATION - Buddhist meditations, 7 p.m. on Monday evenings at the First Presbyterian Church on Main Street in Southold. For more info., call 631-949-1377.
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FRIDAY, APRIL 23 HAMPTONS HOME AND GARDEN SHOW - The annual Hamptons Home and Garden Show, which is the only home improvement show held on eastern Long Island, will open at Tanger Outlet Center in Riverhead, on April 23 to 25. Admission is $10 at the door or $5 E-tickets are available online at www.hhgshow.com (until April 25) or call 631-283-5505. All attendees also will receive an exclusive gift, a Tanger Outlets Coupon Book filled with over $1,300 in savings coupons immediately redeemable in 109 Tanger stores and 14 local area ‘deals and steals’. ONCE UPON A MATTRESS - Bishop McGann-Mercy Diocesan High School Theatre Company proudly presents “Once Upon a Mattress.” All shows are at 7:30 p.m. in the McGann-Mercy High School Auditorium. Tickets are $8.00 for general admission and $5.00 for seniors. McGannMercy High School, 1225 Ostrander Avenue, Riverhead. 631-727-5900. Runs all weekend.
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Day By Day COMING UP Upcoming events can be seen in the following sections:
Art Events – pg. 49 Kids’ Events – pg. 44 Movies – pg. 49
Hamptons Ballet Theater School’s “Three Sisters & the Magic Doll” See Kid Calendar, Page THURSDAY, APRIL 22 LATIN DANCE WORKOUT CLASS – 7p.m. for 5 weeks, Firm Fitness, 295 Montauk Highway, Speonk, 631325-9600 thefirmfit.com THURSDAY NIGHT JAM SESSION – 7 to 9p.m., Bay Burger presents live jazz, Free. 1742 Sag HarborBridgehampton Turnpike, Sag Harbor 631-899-3915, bayburger.org JIM TURNER OPEN MIC NIGHT – 9 p.m., Blue Sky Restaurant, Sag Harbor. No Cover. 631-725-1810 blueskysagharbor.com FRIDAY, APRIL 23 HAMPTONS HOME & GARDEN SHOW - today Noon6, tomorrow and Sun. 10-6, Tanger North Parking Lot, Riverhead hhgshow.com CANDLELIGHT AT WOLFFER – 5-8p.m. Live music, wine, mulled wine, cheese platters available. No cover charge for music. 139 Sagg Road, Sagaponack. 631-5375106. wolffer.com RELAY FOR LIFE – Fri., April 23, 6p.m., SYS, Southampton, Benefits American Cancer Society, register at relayforlife.org/southforkny REPUBLICAN COCKTAIL RECEPTION – 6-8p.m., to Re-Elect Sen. Kenneth P. LaValle, Rugosa, 290 Montauk Hwy., Wainscott, $100, ehnygop.com WINE DINNER - 7:30p.m., The Living Room, 207 Main St., East Hampton, $85, 631-324-5440. LIVE COMEDY- 7:30p.m., Ladakins Restaurant, 714 Montauk Hwy., Moriches, $40 includes dinner, reservations 631-878-1919, ladakinsrestaurant.com DJ KARO – at Blue Sky Restaurant, 63 Main Street, Sag Harbor. No Cover. 9:30 p.m. 631-725-1810 blueskysagharbor.com SATURDAY, APRIL 24 INDOOR FARMERS MARKET – Every Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 103 Main Street, Westhampton Beach. Area farm produce and prepared foods. 631-288-4722 EARTH DAY CELEBRATION – 10a.m4p.m., Indian Island County Park, Riverhead, 631-854-4980, southamptontrails.org BRUNCH WITH THE HISTORY BUNCH – 11a.m., Hampton Maid, 259 Montauk Highway, Hampton Bays, $20, 631-728-0887 hamptonbayshistoricalsociety.org BRIDGEHAMPTON WALKING TOUR – 11a.m., meet at Corwith Homestead, 2368 Montauk Highway, led by Ann Sandford, Free. 631-537-1088, bridgehamptonhistoricalsciety.org CULINARY DEMO –12-2 p.m. Loaves & Fishes Cookshop, 2422 Montauk Hwy, Bridgehampton. 631-5376066 landfcookshop.com LOOKING AT AFRICA – 7p.m. Discussion with Lawrence Martin, Avram Theater, Stony Brook Southampton, 239 Montauk Highway, Southampton, stonybrook.edu SHENOLE LATIMER QUARTET – 7p.m., Southampton Cultural Center, 25 Pond Lane, Southampton, $15, 631-287-4377, scc-arts.org DJ MATT COSS – Blue Sky Restaurant, 63 Main Street, Sag Harbor. No Cover. 9:30 p.m. 631-725-1810 blueskysagharbor.com SUNDAY, APRIL 25 LONG POND HIKE – 10a.m. – Noon weather permitting, meet at Mashashimet Park, Sag Harbor, 631-725-4237,
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SUNDAY, APRIL 23 RELAY FOR LIFE – Fri., April 23, 6p.m., SYS, Southampton, Benefits American Cancer Society, register at relayforlife.org/southforkny
southamptontrails.org HEALTH DISCUSSION – 5p.m., Gurney’s Inn, 290 Old Montauk Highway, Montauk. Free. 516-527-8593 ARCHITECTURE PRESENTATION – 3:30p.m., Joseph Giovannini, Parrish Art Museum, Jobs Lane, Southampton, , MONDAY, APRIL 26 RESTORATIVE YOGA FOR CANCER PATIENTS – 5:15 p.m. to 7 p.m. for those living with cancer and survivors, registration required. Living Well Yoga and Fitness, 83 South Elmwood Ave., Montauk 516-380-5422 livingwellyogaandfitness.com TOBACCO CESSATION CLASS – 6p.m. on Mondays through May 24, Rogers Memorial Library, 91 Coopers Farm Road, Southampton register at 631-283-0774 ext. 523 myrml.org TUESDAY, APRIL 27 MAT PILATES – 6:30 p.m., Quogue Library, Quogue. 631-653-4224 ext 4 to register, $7 fee. quoguelibrary.org JODY CARLSON JAZZ TRIO –7-10p.m., Pierre’s Restaurant, 2468 Montauk Highway, Bridgehampton 631537-5110 pierresbridgehampton.com WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28 ADULT LEARNING – Meditation for Beginners 6p.m., Belly Dancing 6:45–8:15p.m. through May 19, Ross School, 631-907-5555, ross.org/community MIND/BODY/WELLNESS – for cancer patients 4:30p.m. – 6:30p.m., Southampton Hospital through June 2, 631-726-8800 to schedule evaluation, email@example.com WRITERS SPEAK – Three emerging poets, 7p.m., Duke Lecture Hall, Stonybrook Southampton, Southampton, Free, 631-632-5030 stonybrook.edu JOHNNY B OPEN MIC NIGHT – 9 p.m.–midnight. Sign up at 8 p.m. Quogue East Pub, 530 Montauk Hwy, East Quogue. 631-653-6677 THURSDAY, APRIL 29 BASKET MAKING – 6p.m., Southampton Historical Museum, 17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton, 631-2832494, southamptonhistoricalmuseum.org LATIN DANCE WORKOUT CLASS – see April 22 listing THURSDAY NIGHT JAM SESSION – See April 22 listing JIM TURNER OPEN MIC NIGHT – See April 22 listing. FRIDAY, APRIL 30 DINNER AND A MOVIE – 3-course dinner at The American Hotel, Sag Harbor plus popcorn and admission to The Picture Show at Bay Street Theater, $25. Reservations 631-725-3535 americanhotel.com THE PICTURE SHOW AT BAY STREET THEATER – Hitchcock Night – Notorious, 8p.m., $5. 1 Long Wharf. Sag Harbor. 631-725-9500 baystreet.org LEVON HELM – live concert, 8p.m., Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, $95-$145, 631-288-1500, whbpac.org ONGOING MONTAUK PLAYHOUSE – Weekly schedule of adult badminton, men’s basketball, yoga, open gym etc.. 631-6681124 for full schedule. FITNESS WITH FIDO – Saturdays. Free group walk for people and their dogs. 10 a.m., weather permitting. Dogs must be leashed. 631-325-0200 ext 118. bideawee.org 118 Old Country Rd., Westhampton. MINDFULNESS GUIDED MEDITATION CLASS – . Free. Sundays, 8:30 a.m. Mandala Ayurvedic Healing Arts, Amagansett Square. 631-267-6144.
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By T.J. Clemente On April 24-25, at the historic Ashawagh Hall in Springs East Hampton master artist Michael McDowell will once again present his most recent work in a solo show titled “Looking Forward,” curated by the renowned Haim Mizrahi. This is a rare opportunity to see a large collection of McDowell’s work in one place. McDowell is a very private painter who was never focused on selling his work. Throughout the years he has been commissioned on both coasts to create paintings for knowledgeable art collectors. The California-schooled artist was influenced by the San Francisco Bay Area figurative painters such as Paul Wonner, Wayne Thiebaud and Richard Diebenkorn. A review of the artist who has been painting in the Hamptons for the last 30 years, read, “McDowell has been influenced by the brilliant light, shapes and forms that are the essence of the area. He is an oil painter who some have called a genius with color, using the full spectrum of light.” McDowell has said, “In nature, light is color and in painting color makes light.” “Looking Forward,” Ashawagh Hall, Saturday, April 24, 4-10 p.m.; Sunday, April 25, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. No admission; refreshments. For info: 631-3246620.
Auditions for Cabaret at SH Cultural Center Center Stage at the Southampton Cultural Center will hold open auditions for performances of John Kander and Fred Ebb’s Tony-award winning CABARET on Sunday, May 16 at 2:00 PM and Monday, May 17 at 6:00 PM in Southampton Cultural Center’s Levitas Center. Auditions begin promptly. Late arrivals will be seen at the discretion of the director(s). Michael Disher directs and choreographs. Robert Peterson musically directs. Performances will begin on July 22, 2010 and run through August 8, 2010. The 1987 revival script and score will be performed. Every role is being cast. No one under 18 years of age will be auditioned. Rehearsals will begin in May, immediately following the auditions. Weekend availability required. Not all performers are required to be at all rehearsals. Ensemble rehearsals are mandatory. Rehearsals will be held over Fourth of July weekend. This is an open call. Please arrive at the designated start time(s): Sunday, May 16: 2:00 - 3:30: Vocal Auditions and Script Readings for Sally, Clifford, Ernst, Fraulein Schneider and Herr Schultz. 3:30 – 6:00: Vocal and Dance Auditions for Sally, EmCee, Kit Kat Boys and Girls Monday, May 17: 6:00 – 7:00: Vocal Auditions and Script Readings for Sally, Clifford, Ernst, Fraulein Schneider and Herr Schultz. 7:00 – 9:30: Vocal and Dance Auditions for Sally, EmCee, Kit Kat Boys and Girls Please bring 32 measures (sheet music) of a show tune suited to the role for which you are auditioning. Dance shoes and dance clothing are also required. Performance dates begin July 22 and continue through August 8, 2010. For further information, call Southampton Cultural Center at (631) 287-4377 or e-mail Michael Disher at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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SERIOUS CONCERNS Dear Dan, Having had the misfortune of having my private well contaminated with petrochemicals from leaking underground gasoline storage tanks, it was disappointing to learn that Governor David Paterson’s budget would cut state responses to oil spills by more than half and reduce inspections of chemical and petroleum storage tanks. Taking into consideration that the aquifers beneath Long Island are our sole source of drinking water, allowing these cuts will jeopardize the health of all residents. Contaminated water has always been a serious concern on Long Island, and many believe it is to blame for the disproportionate number of people being diagnosed with various forms of cancer. Left unattended, the toxic chemicals at these sites will continue to contaminate the soil and some might possibly reach deep underground aquifers that supply drinking water to residents. Jason E. Hill Ridge, N.Y. Via e-mail This should not have been cut from the budget. -DR
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HILARIOUS Dear Dan, Just read Susan Galardi’s hysterical article, “The Symbol of Maturity, and No More Fun.” Absolutely hilarious. Lynn Scanlon, Publisher East Hampton Via email WHALE Dear Dan This is a photo about community. A community that was ready to aid the whale that stranded itself in the shallows of a calm sea on a Tuesday morning. Had we been called upon we would have amazed you.We would have rallied surfers, divers, airplanes, fishing boats and men and woman of the East End. There would have been ropes and chains and megaphones. A whale strap flown in from New Jersey. Grinding engines, calculations and swearing that would have made a galley mistress blush. In the end maybe even a good old fashioned heave-ho. In this version you would have witnessed organization that I dare say only Montauk Captains are capable of. A lot of us would have just plain stayed out of the way but been there, behind the yellow tape, to show our support. We would have pulled that whale back out to sea. It was Tuesday remember and it was very much alive, moaning and thrashing in the surf. After all the commotion and effort it still may have died before our eyes, providing a bounty to the creatures below instead of being buried in a Western Suffolk landfill amongst decaying garbage bags and refuse. It also might have swum right back up onto that shore and beached himself again at which point the naysayers could have pointed right at my face and laughed as loud and clearly as they wanted. I don’t care. Because I would have tried. And maybe, just maybe, I would have sat at The Dock later that night drinking the best beer of my life, trying to describe the feeling of watching that whale swim away. Instead here we stand today. Our human whale is a small representation of what many people on the East End feel in their hearts. A moment lost. We may never see another live whale on our
The Human Whale beaches in this lifetime. It’s rare. Dolphins, however, get trapped in our shallow coves every few years. There is still work to be done. New challenges to be met. Wounds to be healed. So let it be known, to whomever this may apply to, that there is a part of this community waiting with open arms to be called upon should our dear East End need us. Nothing more and nothing less. Wishing you a beautiful spring, Nancy Atlas Facebook users if you are interested in getting involved join East End Stranded Ocean Life Rescue formed by Jamie Gregor. But none of the people in charge did a thing that first day. -DR EARTH Dear Dan, This week marks the 40th anniversary of Earth Day. A day we pledge to conserve Earth’s natural re-sources for future generations. We already know about recycling, changing light
bulbs, adjusting the thermostat, and reducing our driving habits. This year, we can best observe Earth Day by switching to a plant-based diet. A recent study in WorldWatch magazine found that production of meat and dairy products may account for fully half of worldwide greenhouse gas emissions. Moreover, such production contributes more pollutants to our water supplies than all other human activities combined. It is causing global shortages of drinking water. It is the driving force in global deforestation and wildlife habitat destruction. This Thursday, let’s celebrate Earth Day and every day by replacing meat and dairy products in our diet with healthful, ecofriendly foods like fresh fruits and vegetables, legumes, whole grains, and nuts. Those opting for a more gradual transition will find ample soy and grain-based meat and dairy analogs in your local supermarket. Additional information is available at www.greenyourdiet.org. Sincerely, Brody Warden Calverton, NY Via e-mail But vegetables absorb carbon dioxide? -DR
PURPLE SKIES Dear Dan, Purpling Skies Are Peace in a young girl’s eyes – Thanks to Dan’s Cover Artist Diana Daino 4/16/2010 issue Paula Timpson Via e-mail
Police Blotter Gangsta at 49 A 49-year-old man was arrested in East Hampton after police pulled him over for driving 80 miles per hour in a 50 miles per hour zone. When police questioned the man, they asked about his car, which matched a description of a car that was involved in a theft in Montauk. As they investigated further, they learned that the man was in fact the person who stole items out of a store in Montauk, and they arrested him. Bed Knobs and Metal Broomsticks In Quogue, police arrested a man after he swung a metal broomstick in a threatening manner during a domestic dispute. Dead Deer A dead deer head was discovered in East Hampton. No, it wasn’t the East Hampton mafia sending some kind of a message to a Bonacker, the deer head was found on the side of the road. Bad Woman A 27-year-old woman was pulled over after police observed her cutting another driver off of the road while driving in Westhampton. Police approached the driver, who was a woman and had been drinking. The passenger in the vehicle was another young woman, who had also been drinking. In the backseat of the car however, were two children, ages 5 and 7, the children of
the passenger. The driver and the passenger of the vehicle were both arrested, one for DWI and the other for endangering the welfare of a child. Trouble A business in Westhampton was broken into and two other businesses in the area were vandalized. The business that was broken into reported that about $100 in cash was stolen from the business. A pizza place in Westhampton also reported that a rock was thrown through its window shattering it, this happened to a deli as well in the area. Police were able to get surveillance footage of the incident and are looking for a white male in his late teens or early 20s. He was seen on the camera wearing a green-hooded sweatshirt and jeans. Stolen A woman in with a house in Water Mill reported to police that somebody stole approximately $35,500 worth of jewelry, clothing and cash from the master bedroom of her home. Shelter Island You can’t burn in a barrel on Shelter Island. A man was issued a warning when the Shelter Island Fire Department was called to put out a small fire inside of a barrel that spread to a pile of sticks. By David Lion Rattiner
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