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!# 73 Scotline Dr, Sagaponack | $2,395,000 This 3,700 sf 5 bedroom Traditional on 1.5 acres. Heated pool, screened sun porch, 2-car garage. Great deal. Web# H44660. Lori Barbaria 516.702.5649 email@example.com
!# 16 Ranch Court, Sagaponack | $1,485,000 Spacious 4-bedroom, 2.5-bath home on 1.1 acres. Heated pool with water slide, basketball court and expansive lawn. Minutes to the ocean and villages. Web# H42639. Cynthia Barrett 631.537.6069
!# 92 Northwest Landing Road, East Hampton $1,250,000 | On a waterside lane with 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, new kitchen, steam shower, Jacuzzi, sauna, boat and beach access. Web# H45995. Lori Barbaria 516.702.5649 | firstname.lastname@example.org
!# 11 Shorewood Dr., East Hampton $775,000 | A sharp Contemporary with 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths, large living room area with ďŹ replace. Web# H42680. Lori MacGarva 631.267.7374
!# 153 Ponquogue Ave, Hampton Bays $669,000 | Updated 4-bedroom, 3-bath Victorian with separate 700 sf cottage and nearly 300 sf work shed, both legal. Web# H44678. Kathleen Warner 631.723.4326
!# 165B Springville Rd, Hampton Bays $449,900 | Features 5 bedrooms and 2 baths. New stainless steel appliances, new baths, wood ďŹ‚oors, and deck, 2-car garage. Web# H46877. Bryan Whalen 631.723.4329
!# 1 Hildreth Road, Hampton Bays $399,000 | Cape with 4 bedrooms, family room, eat-in kitchen, living room with ďŹ replace,sunroom. Web# H0156070. Adriana Jurcev 631.723.4125
!# 36 Washington Heights Ave. S, Hampton Bays $279,000 | On a cul-de-sac with updated kitchen and baths, top-of-the-line heating system. Web# H10153. Constance Porto 631.723.4324
Bridgehampton South | $12,000,000 | A sensational 5-bedroom, 5.5-bath home with screening room, gym, wine cellar, Har Tru tennis court, heated Gunite pool. Just across the dune to the ocean. Web# H18314. Paul Brennan 631.537.4144
Southampton | $2,975,000 | Impeccably maintained 3-bedroom, 4.5-bath home with gourmet kitchen and heated Gunite pool. Web# H062203. Christina Dorn 631.204.2741
Southampton | $2,450,000 | Village location, this 4-bedroom, 3.5 bath home features open kitchen and deck overlooking heated pool. Web# H18587. Richard Doyle 631.204.2719
East Hampton | $1,995,000 | Crisp and clean beach house. Enjoy this charming home with waterside pool and dock. Web# H44903. Bonny Aarons 516.383.0333 | Janette Goodstein 516.380.7341
Quogue | $1,700,000 | A 2.2-acre waterfront lot. Build your dream house with room for pool, tennis and guest house. Web# H1818. Sylvia Dorfberger 631.288.6244
Westhampton | $599,999 | This 3-bedroom, 3-bath condo offers large eat-in kitchen, formal dining and liing room, with freplace. Clubhouse, gym, pool, tennis. Web# H33949. Daniel Whooley 631.288.6244
East Hampton | $699,000 | This 4-bedroom, 2.5-bath home features a heated salt water pool, .91 acre and ďŹ nished basement. Web# H30006. Linda Mallinson Kristin Kinney 631.668.6565
PUT THE POWER OF ELLIMAN EXPERTISE, ANSWERS AND ACCESS TO THE REGIONâ€™S LARGEST SELECTION OF PROPERTIES TO WORK FOR YOU. ASKELLIMAN.COM ASKELLIMAN.COM ÂŠ 2012 BRER AfďŹ liates Inc. an independently owned and operated broker member of BRER AfďŹ liates Inc. Prudential, the Prudential logo and the Rock symbol are registered service marks of Prudential Financial, Inc. and its related entities, registered in many jurisdictions worldwide. Used under license with no other afďŹ liation with Prudential. Equal Housing Opportunity. All material presented herein is intended for information purposes only. While, this information is believed to be correct, it is represented subject to errors, omissions, changes or withdrawal without notice. All property information, including, but not limited to square footage, room count, number of bedrooms and the school district in property listings are deemed reliable, but should be veriďŹ ed by your own attorney, architect or zoning expert.
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FROM COTTAGES TO CASTLES - CONSIDER NORTH SHORE’S GOLD COAST Wonderful estates, building lots, and waterfront properties are available. Brick manor home with pool, greenhouse, 3-car garage reduced to $1,295,000 overlooking 150 acre golf course, Web# 2488782 or 14-acre horse farm with indoor ring also in 7-lot subdivision process $6,650,000. Web# 2434226. Call for information on Gold Coast Estates. Barbara Brundige, Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker 516.624.9000 .x209 | 516.242.7878
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Love Lane Kitchen John Nordin Mattituck
Plaza Cafe Doug Gulija Southampton
1770 House Matt Birnstill East Hampton
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VOLUME LII NUMBER 16
This issue is dedicated to J.C Barrientos
JULY 6, 2012
61 Looking for Jackson
by Dan Rattiner A 17-year-old cabana boy sees a man splashing in the ocean on a rough day calling for help. It’s a swim at your own risk beach. Does he go for help? Or does he swim out and save him? Hint: His quick thinking makes him a hero.
by Dan Rattiner Jackson Pollock died in a car crash in 1956. On the fifth anniversary of his death, this reporter went up into the wilds of Springs to seek out Bonackers and see what Pollock really was like. Here is the story of my encounters.
65 Terror in the Hamptons
69 Plovers, No. Ospreys, Yes.
by David Lion Rattiner Why is the Sag Harbor Pharmacy selling Mace? Are there really dangers in the Hamptons? Maybe. Maybe not. People can be pretty pushy. Here are other means of defending yourself.
by Dan Rattiner We give piping plovers great privileges. So they have priority where they nest on the beaches, thus blocking our access. Let’s forget about saving plovers. Let’s save the Osprey. They live high atop telephone poles.
53 South O’ the Highway
61 Miracle on Main Street in Sag Harbor Last Saturday
77 A Big Hole to Fill on Jobs Lane
89 Jennifer Lopez
by Robert Sforza What to do when the Parrish leaves Southampton Village?
by Judy S. Kinghoffer Entertainer
by Dan Rattiner
by Dan Rattiner Miracles can be small, and they can be large. They can appear when you least expect it.
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65 A Modest Proposal
81 Call For Your Ride Home
Your route to where the beautiful people play.
by Susan Saiter A man sat next to a pretty stranger on the Jitney. He stages a unique marriage proposal.
by Laura Sighnolfi Hamptons services that allow you to focus on the fun, not the stress
by Elise Pearlman East End Classic Boat Society and the Artists Alliance of East Hampton to host annual art fair
All the latest Hamptons celebrity news.
55 Hamptons Subway
58 Police Blotter by David Lion Rattiner All the news that’s not fit to print on the East End. Featuring Shelter Island.
69 Top Chefs Meet by Eric Feil East End chefs plan their strategy for Dan’s Taste of Two Forks
71 Mr. Sneiv Tries to Plan a Block Party
91 Maritime Art Show
83 The Allure of 50s Diners
94 July Benefits and Galas Come to the Hamptons
by Dan Rattiner Children of celebrities are drawn to opening 50s diners
by Susan Saiter A roundup of upcoming charitable events
95 On the Market, Historic Village Latch Inn a Hamptons Icon
84 Beach Art
by Mr. Sneiv ...But something goes awry
by Debbie Slevin An entry in the Dan’s Papers $6,000 Literary Prize competition
75 Fight the Fees
by Robert Sforza Rise up and don’t go to these county beaches
by Dan Koontz Director and Producer
87 D.A. Pennebaker
by Kelly Laffey The time is right for a developer to add another story to the Southampton Inn’s repertoire
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96 Mining Black Gold in Southampton by David Lion Rattiner Finding Cherry Coke, anywhere, is like finding black gold dr. gadget
97 The Perks of littleBits Starter Kit
by Matthew Apfel A toy to entertain kids of all ages? sheltered islander
98 The Art of Petanque by Sally Flynn Petanque (and delicious French food) comes to Shelter Island
Read about Dan’s Taste of Two Forks chefs on page 69
Dan ’s taste of two fork s 69 Top Chefs Meet
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131 Meet the Chef: Chris
99 Ty Wenzel
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135 Restaurant Review: Lobster Roll
100 News Briefs
101 News Briefs Continued
Dan’s weekly update from around the East End –Tyreef Benston, 26 –Rev. Charles E. Hopson, 59 –Bloomberg: Let’s Be Frank –Wine Country Comes to Shelter Island –Sag Harbor School Board Reorganizes –Farm Fresh Food Market Opens
–Find Local Produce at Whole Foods –Zagat Names Top 10 Hamptons Restaurants –Zipcar Zooms into the Hamptons –East Hampton Resident Wins Riding Scholarship –Frances Alenikoff, 92 –Moth Named After Sag Harbor Man
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102 Dan’s Goes To...
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106 The Circus is in Town
111 Theatre Review: The Rat
by Arianna Johnson Celebrate a Brazilian Carnaval on the North Fork
by Kate Maier The real life circus that is Montauk
Genevieve Horsburgh At the Gateway Playhouse
107 Montauk South O’ the Highway
The End’s latest celebrity news
108 Living the Simple Life by Kate Maier Introducing one of Montauk’s most famous residents: Cheech
105 North Fork Calendar
Pack is Back
112 Persistance of Pollock by Marion Wolberg Weiss Exhibit at The Springs’ PollockKrasner House by the book
114 Oheka Castle
109 Yoga at the Surf Lodge
by Joan Baum Oheka Castle by Joan Cergul and Ellen Scheffer
Katy Perry: Part of Me opens Friday
by Laura Sighnolfi Upbeat yoga by the sea
115 Two New Films Feature
110 Montauk Calendar
by Robert Ottone Alec Baldwin and Bob Balaban hit the silver screen...again
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117 Mini Book Review by Joan Baum Hump Day by Jason Heftner
117 Art Events
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129 Kidsâ€™ Calendar
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122 Hamptons Styles
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155 Wish I Had Been Able
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â€œServing Long Island for Over 50 Yearsâ€?
by Caroline Kaleda What to do when youâ€™re a Hamptons teen?
by Name Witheld Not my house, maybe yours?
120 More Fourth of July
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129 What about the Teens?
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128 The Lohans
157 The Value of Home Resoration: Priceless
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159 South Oâ€™ the Highway Real estate edition
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134 Moose Smoothies
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137 Guide to Local Flavors simple art of cooking
132 Cocktails and Canapes by Silvia Lehrer Guacomole Maya; Crostini with Garlic and Tomato; Herbed Cheese Mold with Fresh Grapes; Tapenade
35 Luxury Liner 139 Service Directory 152 Classifieds
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Oh those crabby Hamptons neighbors.
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START HERE 5.
really starting where you’re supposed to start.
POLLOCK Jackson Pollock was born 100 years ago this day
He peed in Peggy Guggenheim’s Fireplace at a party in a. 1916 b. 1942 c. 1943 d. 1944
Lifeguards won’t go out to do a rescue without...
*See Page 61
a. a styrofoam torpedo b. sneakers c. an american express card d. a victim See Page 59
Have they ever Stolen your mail? Snubbed your block party? Played Ding Dong Ditch? Eaten your homegrown veggies? Where is Vulgar anyway? See Page 95
Buildings to get to Sag Harbor by designed Because it was there Stanford White Because he wanted to hear the
a. The Village Latch Inn, Southampton joke The home arch in Washington Park, New York tob. go to watch Square tv c. The Boston Public Library holes are full length and how d. Rosecliff, Newport,and RI putt? many are pitch e The rebuilt Rotunda at the University of Virginia
TREADMILL POWER 8.
Putting Americans Back to Work Here’s my million dollar idea. Equip the 50 million treadmills in America with generators that can convert the power from the running into electricity. Then have the electricity sent through wires to the electric company. This idea came to me yesterday when a man on the radio said “now all you use is a remote, but back in our day we had to get up and change the channels.” I thought his next thought would be about why we’re fat, but it wasn’t. Nevertheless, it did made me think of treadmill power. The rest of the world can make things on an assembly line for a dollar a day. Americans can provide the electricity to power their machinery.
What fine dining establishment on the North Fork boasts an art gallery, underwent two renovations due to fire and is rumored to be haunted?
a. Luce + Hawkins S b. A Touch of Venice ee Page 136 c. Jamesport Manor Inn d. Orient by the Sea
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MIRACLE ON MAIN ST. SAG HARBOR
What famous actress is credited for naming “The Rat Pack,” the group consisting of Frank Sinatra and friends?
See Page 111
Carrying Mace Will Help You
1. Defend Yourself 2. Provide cover while you shoplift 3. Fend off Mosquitos 4. Smell Great See Page 65
A man came to sit next to this pretty stranger on the Hampton Jitney. Now he wants to propose marriage to her. Where do you think he wants to do that?
a. The windmill at Long Wharf was declared a national religious shrine b. The American Hotel c. That They Could Fit Everything In A parking space See Page 61
See Page 65
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THE BEST IS ALWAYS WORTH WAITING FOR...
101 /Exhibit | Miami Abby M. Taylor Fine Art LLC | Greenwich Allan Stone Gallery | New York Anita Shapolsky Gallery | New York Antoine Helwaser Gallery | New York Arcature Fine Art | Palm Beach Art Nouveau | Miami, Maracaibo Ascaso Gallery | Miami Caldwell Snyder Gallery | San Francisco Consultores de Arte S.A. | Miami Contessa Gallery | Cleveland Cynthia Corbett Gallery | London
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De Buck Gallery | New York Dean Project | New York Denise Bibro Fine Art | New York Dillon Gallery | New York Dorfman Projects | New York Edelman Arts & ArtAssure | New York The Elkon Gallery, Inc. | New York Erik Thomsen | New York Galerie Andreas Binder | Munich Galerie Forsblom | Helsinki Galerie Terminus | Munich Gallery Nine5 | New York Gallery Valentine | East Hampton Hackelbury Fine Art | London Hexton Modern and Contemporary | Northbrook Hollis Taggart Galleries | New York
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KM Fine Arts | Chicago Leila Heller Gallery | New York Mindy Solomon Gallery | St. Petersburg McNeill Art Group | Southampton Nikola Rukaj Gallery | Toronto Now Contemporary Art | Miami Robert Klein Gallery | Boston Scott White Contemporary Art | La Jolla Unix | London Villa del Arte Galleries | Barcelona, Amsterdam Vincent Vallarino Fine Art | New York Waterhouse & Dodd | London, New York Westwood Gallery | New York Witzenhausen Gallery | Amsterdam Woolff Gallery | London Fair Highlights include the premiere of ‘HEAARTBEAT’ a documentary on renowned artist John Chamberlain with two intimate screenings to beneﬁt: The Ross School’s Chamberlain-Fairweather Scholarship Fund for the Arts
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Congratulations, Alec Baldwin! The Amagansett resident wed yoga instructor Hilaria Thomas at St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral in New York last weekend. Guests included Tina Fey, Stephen and Billy Baldwin, Woody Allen and wife Soon Yi, Robert Kennedy Jr. Alec & Hilaria and Hamptons neighbors Mariska Hargitay and Lorne Michaels. After a six-year absence, Alec Baldwin will return to Broadway in Lyle Kessler’s Orphans. In Orphans, two down-on-their-luck brothers are living in a rundown Philadelphia row house. Treat, the eldest, supports his damaged younger sibling with petty thievery. One night, he kidnaps a rich older man, Harold, played by Baldwin who turns out to have his own motives. “I have dreamed for a long time of doing this play with this director,” Baldwin said in a statement released with the announcement. Orphans will be directed by Daniel Sullivan (“The Columnist”) and produced by Frederick Zollo and Robert Cole (“Once”); it will play at a Shubert Theater, dates to be announced in the spring. While thousands enjoyed the fireworks displays over the weekend, dozens of East Enders were treated to seeing actor/director Bob Balaban, wearing a nifty little straw hat, food shopping in Wainscott on Sunday.
Our thoughts are with the friends and family of East Hampton’s Nora Ephron, who passed away from leukemia last week. Among her many writing accomplishments are films When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle and You’ve Got Mail, and two popular essay collections: I Feel Bad About My Neck and I Remember Nothing.
Aviva Drescher, star of “The Real Housewives of New York City,” and ex-husband Harry Dubin reportedly got into a heated scuffle over child support last weekend. The provocation? Sandwiches at The Golden Pear in Southampton. Dorothy Lichtenstein may be making a big move soon: from Gin Lane to Meeting House Lane in Southampton. The widow of pop artist Roy Lichtenstein already has a home in mind, and has even had it inspected by an engineer.
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“Along with the New York Subway System, Hamptons Subway is the only underground transit system in the State of New York.”
The H amptons Subway Newsletter By DAn rattiner
Week of July 6-12, 2012 Riders this week: 19,999 Rider miles this week: 199,998
DOWN IN THE TUBE Fashion designer Nicole Miller was seen on the Hampton Subway last Monday morning between Water Mill and Bridgehampton, apparently on her way to a rehearsal for the Dan’s Taste of Two Forks event July 14.
TVs ON THE SUBWAY The attempt to provide electronic entertainment instead of the live music from the troubadours who until now wandered the subway cars has ended in failure. Frank Whipple, the Hampton Subway’s new marketing director had ordered the change. The electronic entertainment consisted of old non-flat screen TVs which he got cheap and had mounted on brackets high up on each subway car tuned
to FOX NEWS which he also apparently got free. Unfortunately, few people watched the TVs, because the noise from the subway was so loud you couldn’t hear what the anchors and sportscasters were saying. The next day, Whipple had all the channels changed to HBO, which resulted in a chaos of riders missing their stops hoping to see the ends of the movies and then scrambling off to cross the platforms to go the other way. All the TVs were therefore taken down and put in our Montauk warehouse for future sale.
COMMISSIONER ASPINALL’S MESSAGE I will be at the Dan’s Taste of Two Forks event on Saturday July 14 at Sayre Park in Bridgehampton, as part of the early VIP group. It’s not that I want to go. But I have to go to keep an eye on our competition for next year. Also, I am going to be seated next to Chef JeanGeorges Vogerichten, the host of the event, or so Frank Whipple, my marketing director, said just before I fired him.
NOT QUITE Hampton Subway was most disappointed this week when it seemed that we were on the verge of setting two new world records—the number of riders who use the service weekly, and the number of rider miles traveled by all the riders weekly. No week has ever had a total of 2,000 riders and 20,000 miles before. When it was apparent that we were on the verge of a new record, Security Chief Max Bellows was sent down to our busiest station, Southampton, to see if he couldn’t persuade someone who did not intend to use the subway on that last day to do so. But when he pushed someone on, the fellow jumped right back off. Bellows also ordered subway doors not opened at that station for a half hour as the trains came in and left, so people would have to stay on until Hampton Bays. But when other people heard about this they got off a station early. So it was not to be.
TOKEN BOOTH SACKED Last Wednesday morning at 8:15 a.m., during the rush hour, the computer that allows our token booth operator at Amagansett to sell new subway cards broke down, so certain people heading to work were not able to do so. The token booth was pushed over on its side with Maybelle Edison, the operator in it. She was slightly injured but was told to take the day off even after protesting that she need not do so but then did so. Good Samaritan straphangers righted the toll booth and token booth operator manager Henry Attenborough took her place.
TASTE OF ONE SUBWAY A BIG HIT The big food event Taste of One Subway held last Friday at the urging of our Commissioner to upstage the upcoming Dan’s Taste of Two Forks at Sayre Park in Bridgehampton on Saturday July 14 at 6:30 p.m. VIP and 7:30 Regular was a big hit. Our event was intended to be catered by 17 chefs and 38 wineries on all the subway platforms simultaneously, however, the “suits” from the Subway restaurant chain reminded Hampton Subway at the very last minute that because they hold the exclusive food franchise rights to the platforms, all food would be provided by them. So attendees feasted on Turkey and Cheese sandwiches, meatball heroes, yogurt and salad. A chef identified as Monsieur Henri d’Ouberge Avignon, who said he was the Chef who was supposed to be featured at the event, got arrested. He threw pate and caviar at the people behind the Subway counter on the Southampton platform, causing them to falter in attempting to complete their duties to the crowd there. 17524
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Book Signing at C Wonder Southampton Celebrating the launch of “Mermaids & Martinis: Turn Your Party Into A Memory” by Hillary Pereira. Book signing, sweets and treats. Photographs by Tom Kochie
Miguel Olmo, Brittni Weiner, & Samantha Miano
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A large collection of original paintings. drawings, photographs and memorabilia made by your favorite rock stars, is being displayed and sold at the Jedediah Hawkins Inn in Jamesport. Photographs by Kait Gorman.
Tulla Booth held a festive opening “Gallery Favorites Summer 2012” featuring new work by Lynn Gessaman, John Margaritis, Blair Seagram, Bob Tabor and Stephen Wilkes. Photographs by Barry Gordin
Scott Segelbaum, director of the show
Anthony, the radio host for Long Island’s 92.9/96.9 WEHM, admiring some Bob Dylan pieces
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“Big and Tall” at Bay Street
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Bruce Vilanch and Judy Gold kept a packed house at Bay Street Theatre laughing for almost 2 hours and hosted an after show party in the theater lobby with fireworks exploding in the background. Photographs by Barry Gordin.
Guild Hall hosted a reception for architect Maziar Behroz along with artists and patrons at The Arc House in East Hampton. Photographs by Barry Gordin.
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Jean Carlos Barrientos holding his county proclamation last week.
Amagansett Big Surf, a Man Drowning Far Off and the 17 Year Old Who Saved Him By Dan Rattiner
n East Hampton High School junior, Jean Carlos Barrientos, known as J.C., is working this summer as a cabana boy at the Driftwood Motel in Napeague. He is probably the most celebrated cabana boy at any resort or club anywhere on eastern Long Island. On Sunday afternoon, June 3, he saved a man from drowning in the ocean in the most dramatic and remarkable way possible. Where Barrientos works, there are no ocean lifeguards. In fact, along the whole row of beach resorts in Napeague, there are lifeguards for the swimming pools, but none for the ocean. The responsibility for this lies with the Town, which does not have an “official” ocean beach with lifeguards from Kirk Park Beach in Montauk to the Atlantic Avenue Beach in Amagansett 11 miles away. At these resorts, which are between these two, it’s swim at your own risk, something that as a result of what happened that day might lead to some new thinking. On that day, however, the thinking was done by 17 year old J.C. Barrientos. A wooden plank boardwalk runs along the face of the Driftwood where it faces the ocean, and Barrientos was, at 3 p.m. that day, walking along it. Then he thought he heard something. A
man crying, crying for help, out in the sea. He looked. There was a man splashing frantically way off shore. He was a good 200 yards out. Something would have to be done. Immediately. The sea was very rough that day. What should he do? As it happened, J.C. knew exactly what to do. Two years earlier, as a high school freshman, he had taken a summer job at the Amagansett Beach Association as a beach boy. While there, he very closely followed the free lifeguard training program he and the other kids were given by John Ryan Sr., the chairman of the East Hampton water safety committee and a lifeguard trainer. At the end of the program, young J.C. had taken the rigorous physical test in the ocean that prospective lifeguards have to take. Although too young to be eligible to become a lifeguard, he passed it. “Come back in two years and take it again for real,” Ryan told those who passed back then. J.C., as it turned out, could not wait. Some of the cabana boys carry pocket walkietalkie radio to stay in touch with everyone. J.C. looked again out to the drowning man where the man’s splashing was getting slower and slower, so he shouted to a nearby cabana boy with a radio to call Arianna at the front desk and tell her to call 911. And also (Continued on next page)
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Saved (Continued from previous page) to call Perry Halburd, the resort’s supervisor, and tell him to come quick. Then J.C. was off and running down the beach. The waves were big. He was scared. But he knew not to go in without a float. He grabbed two as he went past the locker where they are kept—one an inflatable, and the other a red styrofoam torpedo, and ran down to the surfline and pulled the cord that was suppose to automatically blow up the inflatable. It didn’t. So he threw it off to the side and raced in with the torpedo strapped around him, diving into the waves and swimming as fast as he could to get to the drowning man. When he got to him, he saw he was face down in the water not moving. He reached in under the man’s arms and got him in a cross-chest carry, then lifted his head out of the water and headed back to shore with him. The man seemed dead. He hoped he wasn’t. On his way in, at a sandbar about 30 yards off shore, J.C. met Halburd splashing along, coming out. Together now, the two of them half dragged and half carried the motionless man up onto the sand and laid him down on his back. He looked gone. Eyes rolled back. Face blue. Halburd also thought he was dead. But he started CPR. At this point, running over, was the man’s girlfriend, and she was hysterical. Halburd continued on. There was no pulse. It was only a few minutes later that the first of the professional help arrived, responding to Arianna Clarke’s 911 call. Randy Hoffman, an EMT technician and captain of the Amagansett
Fire Department’s ambulance squad, was carrying down the beach a portable EKG machine with paddles and a defibrillator and a bag/valve oxygen delivery machine. He attached the defibrillator, attached the mask that pushes oxygen into the man’s nose and mouth and took over the CPR. He got a pulse. He waited for some heart rhythm so he could hit the defibrillator, but it was too sporadic. Moments later, there were more professionals arriving, some from the East Hampton Volunteer Ocean Rescue Squad and with their help, they got the man up the beach and into the ambulance and off to the hospital. On the way, the heartbeat became regular and Nicola Devito, from Brooklyn, woke up. Now he began talking. He wanted to know what was going on? What happened? The Driftwood? He was not a guest there. He would make it. It was J.C.’s immediate actions that saved this man’s life. When John Ryan Sr. heard about it—he was interviewed by reporters from the Star and from Patch—he told them that on that day the ocean was so rough that his town lifeguards had to struggle to make their daily morning swim from Indian Wells Beach to Atlantic Beach. He also pointed out how J.C.’s specific actions, taken within seconds, calling 911 and the manager, allowed for the rest of the rescue to unfold on a just in time basis. “I’m convinced that if he didn’t have the presence of mind to take that torpedo out with him—you don’t make rescues like this by
yourself—one of them would have died,” said Ryan, according to the East Hampton Star. J.C., of course, said he owed everything to Ryan. He was scared, yes, but he knew what to do because of him.
hree days after the rescue, at an athletic awards ceremony held before 600 students and parents in the High School auditorium, J.C., along with other members of the school’s soccer team, were honored for having won the County Championship. (J.C. was one of the stars of the team.) And then, after that team sat down, J.C. was called up alone, at which time six members of the East Hampton Volunteer Ocean Rescue Squad came out onto the stage to explain what he had done and shake his hand in appreciation. The audience gave him a standing ovation and his parents, Emma Barrientos, who works at the Bridgehampton National Bank, and her husband Julio Barrientos, who owns his own landscaping company, could not have been more proud. Three weeks after that, J.C. and his mother went to the Suffolk County Legislature in Riverhead to receive a second award, this time from the County. County Legislator Jay Schneiderman presented it, a framed proclamation from the County about his heroism. Though all of the county awards are given out in the beginning of the session, it was asked that people from East Hampton High School who were being honored could go first. J.C. had a test later in the day and wanted more time to study for it.
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Looking for Jackson Five Years After Pollock Died a Young Reporter Looked for Him By Dan Rattiner
On the occasion of the 100th year anniversary of Jackson Pollockâ€™s birth, we reprint this chapter about him from Dan Rattinerâ€™s memoir, In the Hamptons, published by Random House.The third of his three memoirs Still in the Hamptons debuts on July 15.
ackson Pollock died in a massive car crash on August 11, 1956. It took place on a curve heading north on Springs-Fireplace Road in East Hampton. And it happened because Pollock was drunk. He was also angry. Angry at the two young lovelies half his age in the convertible car with him because they wanted to go to a party and he did not. His wife was in Paris at the time. â€œYou want to go to this party?â€? he asked. â€œHow about this?â€? And he stepped on the gas, his blue
Oldsmobile issuing a big puff of blue smoke, then surging forward to 60 miles an hour, then to 70, then to eighty. The girls screamed as Pollock failed to make the turn. The car skidded, slid off the road into the woods, bounced off a tree, and rolled over several times. When the police found the wreckage, they found Pollock still in the driverâ€™s seat, decapitated. One of the young women was also dead. The second had been thrown from the car and was injured, but recovered. She wrote a book about Pollock. The world-famous painter, the founder of drip painting, was in love with her, she said. She loved him too, she said, and Jackson Pollock would for the rest of her life. He would be divorcing his wife, he had told her. He hated his wife. And she was away in Paris, anyway. On the occasion of the fifth anniversary of
Pollockâ€™s death in 1961, articles appeared in other newspapers. He had been a nasty drunk, a conflicted, paranoid, confused man. There had been rumors that he had picked bar fights with the locals and had from time to time wrecked bars. Could it have been true? The following summer, after thinking about it for almost a year, I decided to find out and then write what I found in my newspaper in Montauk. I would drive the 16 miles from Montauk to East Hampton, then go to one of the bars he went to, and ask people about him. On my way there, I began to question whether I could really do this. Would people want to talk about him? Perhaps they would pick a fight with me. I was, after all, just a college boy, and someone clearly who did not grow up in this place. I was also a mommaâ€™s boy, still living at home. What did I know (Continued on page 62)
Miracle on Main Street in Sag Harbor Last Saturday Night By Dan Rattiner
y wife Chris and I spent last Saturday at a bay beach in East Hampton, then, at 5 p.m., headed out to an opening at the Monika Olko Gallery in Sag Harbor to look at some paintings. Our plan was, after that, to have an early dinner at the American Hotel at 6 p.m., then end the evening back in East Hampton at Guild Hall to see a performance of Murray Schiscalâ€™s LUV. Neither of us had any idea of what lay ahead.
As we drove into Sag Harbor on Route 114, it was immediately apparent that this was not usual. Usual in Sag Harbor late on a Saturday meant hordes of strollers up and down Main Street with lots of traffic and lots of cars. We were prepared for that. But this was not usual. We drove around, in massive traffic jams, looking for a place to park. There wasnâ€™t any. It was, we realized, a great getting ready for the fireworks that would take place that evening. We saw people with blankets and beach chairs
and flashlights. Some were carrying coolers. It was wall to wall cars. â€œUh oh,â€? I said. We thought about what to do. Go home? We decided on this: I would drive down Main Streetâ€”we hadnâ€™t even been on Main Street yetâ€”and when we got in front of the Monika Olko Gallery, Chris would hop in and go inside. Iâ€™d go around the block, just one block, which we estimated would take 20 minutes. Weâ€™d stay in (Continued on page 64) touch by cellphone.
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ell, it was one o’clock in the afternoon. It wasn’t likely that anybody was drunk. Yet. And maybe there wouldn’t be anybody there. In my convertible with the top down, I turned onto Springs-Fireplace Road, came to a curve in the road, then another curve in the road. Which was Pollock’s curve in the road? As I approached another one, I saw there was indeed a woods adjacent to it. I actually looked for flattened foliage and broken tree trunks. None there. And none there at the next turn. What house did Pollock live in anyway? I knew it was along here somewhere but I didn’t know where. Perhaps I could go knock on the door
and speak to his wife, Lee Krasner, now back from Paris. I could ask her how she felt about Pollock dying like that. What a joke. I’d really go to some stranger’s door and ask them how they felt about some great personal tragedy in their life? Other reporters did that. Disgusting. I would never do that. Not for my paper. I made a left on Fort Pond Boulevard and began to look for a tavern named Jungle Pete’s, which I had read somewhere was one of Pollock’s hangouts. The road here was straight but very narrow, with small fishermen’s homes on either side, set in the heavy foliage that marked that area. About a half mile down, I came to it. It was the only commercial establishment on the street. Set in, well, the Jungle. There were about 10 vehicles parked in
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front of the place. All of them were trucks of one sort or another. Pickup trucks, vans, trucks with camping rigs on them, trucks with fishing poles in them. I pulled in with my tailfinned convertible, all chrome and buffed steel. I turned off the engine. Through the open windows, I could hear conversation inside, lots of people talking, sometimes at the same time, sometimes with voices raised. There was the sound of a pinball machine. A jukebox playing music. I set the brake and got out. I was very aware of how out of place this looked—a shiny new car with tail fins and the top down (so I could experience what Pollock and the girls must have experienced). And so I got back in the car and pressed the button that put the top up. It groaned, came up, and then I got out again and locked the car.
climbed the two steps to the entry door of Jungle Pete’s, hesitated, took a deep breath, and went into a smoky barroom. Immediately conversation stopped, then slowly started up again. I took a few steps forward and went to the bar and I looked around. Rough, weathered men in work shirts were drinking beer. There were a few women. I ordered a tap beer, the bartender poured it, brought it over. And people pretended not to notice me. After a fashion, I tried to strike up a conversation with the man sitting immediately to my left. “Hi.” Nothing. I tried the man on my right. “Jackson Pollock used to drink here?” I asked. “Sure did, bub,” he said, not looking at me. “I’m writing this new newspaper in Montauk,” I said, “and I was wondering what he was like.” “He was like? He was like anybody else.” There was an edge in his voice. Over at the other side of the bar, two men began talking loudly. One was getting red in the face. The bartender walked over. “All right, all right,” he said. “Some people say he drank too much,” I said. “He drank too much. We all drink too much.” He turned his stool to face me. He was about 50, his face lined from being in the sun. “Don’t care to talk about him. Or anybody else for that matter.” Down at the other end of the bar, it was clear to me that everybody was talking about everybody else for that matter. At this point, for the first time, I noticed a certain common accent to the speech in this bar. It was kind of hard and flat, sort of like a Boston accent, but faster and sometimes almost unintelligible. And there were odd words and phrases thrown in here and there. “Bub.” And “Yes, yes,” repeated twice like that. The man next to me spoke again. “He was a good man,” he said. “We all liked him. Smart. I wouldn’t want to say anything bad about him. anybody want to say anything about Jackson Pollock? good or bad?” he shouted over the din. Nobody replied. On the other side of me, the man took his beer, got up from his stool, and walked across the room. Perhaps it was deliberate, perhaps not. I’d been there long enough. I took a few more sips of my beer, noticed that I really did not like it, paid, and walked out, closing the screen door quietly behind me. Standing at my car (Continued on page 66)
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No one gives you more buses to and from the Hamptons than Hampton Jitney. We run an average of fifty buses a day, and if you do the math, that makes it 350 buses a week and 18,500 buses a year. Thats a lot of buses, a lot of people, and lots of times. And we run like clockwork. Thatâ€™s what legends are made of.
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Miracle (Continued from page 61) Then when I came back around, she’d come eye could see in front of the American Hotel. out, I’d get out, she’d get in and then she would Cars filled every spot. About halfway down was drive around the block while I went in. the gallery. I figured it would be at least five We drove across minutes to get down to Union Street to the gallery. We moved Madison Street, turned along. We drove across Union Street to right and there, laid Then this miracle out in front of us was Madison Street, turned right and happened. It did not a Main Street that was there, laid out in front of us was a appear to be a miracle beyond belief. It was at first. What it was a sea of cars in full Main Street that was beyond belief. was the tail lights on gridlock. After five this diagonally parked minutes I merged into red Mercedes blinking it. At about one minute intervals, the cars would on. Somebody, in a parking space ahead of us, move a few feet. was going to be backing out. There were about 20 cars parked diagonally We moved a few feet. In the road just behind on our side of the street down to as far as the this Mercedes was this red car which was
two cars in front of us. I did figure, from my knowledge of geometry, that the red car would let the Mercedes back out and then take the spot. But apparently, they were just a few feet too far down to do that. Also, this white car directly in front of us, was not going to let them do that. This was their spot. The clock ticked on. The red car moved forward, and I was about to move forward to the back bumper of the white car when the white car began to back up. Apparently, it needed a few more feet to let the Mercedes out. And it was there. I hadn’t yet pulled up. A few moments after that, the Mercedes did indeed back out into this open space provided. Then the lights on the Mercedes went off, and the Mercedes moved forward, with certainly
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Terror in the Hamptons Although Mace is Popular in Pocketbooks, Some Look for Alternatives
By DAVID LION Rattiner
ecently, the Sag Harbor Pharmacy has been selling purse-sized canisters of pepper spray. The product is produced by the well known brand Mace and has been flying off of the shelves according to Barry Marcus, as reported on 27east.com. Marcus is the co-owner of the Sag Harbor Pharmacy. The news is not surprising, considering how dangerous the Hamptons can be. You never know when a hedge fund guy might cut in front of you in line while getting coffee in the morning and you’ll need to mace him. We’ve all heard stories of the sheer terror that can take place while walking the dangerous beaches of the Hamptons in midday. On occasion, there is that
chance that a hoodlum will steal your bathing suit. And Heaven forbid you should be amongst the unlucky who need to break out some pepper spray on Shelter Island when some bath salt enraged deer tries to attack you. You need to be prepared out here. That’s why we here at Dan’s Papers have compiled a list of weapons that you can carry for self-defense, which are all legal and could undoubtedly save your life. Hipster Camouflage, designed by So Last Week Inc. Let’s face reality folks, nobody is going to rob or attack a hipster. Our first choice for good offense is the ultimate defense. Every criminal knows that hipsters are poor targets to rob, because, well…they are all broke and don’t
work, that’s kind of the point of being a hipster. And even though you’re in your 30s, fear not. That’s kind of the new thing these days for hipsters. So you don’t have to worry about the fully functioning anti-thief system designed by So Last Week Inc. making you look ridiculously stupid. You’ll only look a little stupid. The hipster camouflage has it all: skinny jeans, plaid shirt, rimmed eyeglasses; it even comes with a crappy bicycle if you buy the elite package. The whole thing will only run you $799, a small price to pay for security. Screaming Lessons, by that MILF’s Daughter You know those kids who scream at the top of their lungs in public spaces and then this woman in the Hamptons who is drop dead gorgeous and is (Continued on next page)
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o one has ever been more nervous than Billy Davis, 27, was last Saturday, as he waited on Montauk Hwy. in Sagaponack for the Hampton Jitney from East Hampton to come. He tried to relax on a sunny bench in front of the Wolffer Wine Stand. No Jitney yet. He pulled his cell phone out from his shorts pocket. No messages. Checked the time: 4 p.m. Any minute now, well, no, probably more like 4:15.
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His fingers drummed the bench, he dabbed at his brow, shiny not only from the jitters but from the near-90 degree heat. He stood up and ambled inside, where the shop was already bustling with wine customers. Pacing among the cases and display bottles, he peered out into the parking lot. Back outside. Kicking pebbles in the parking lot, he’d look up to see lots of cars crunching their way in, but no familiar tall green bus. Back inside. Back outside. Finally, a text message that
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that can easily be carried in your purse. The directions on the back read, “Break open plastic bag with fingers and take a palm-sized amount of “hand of sand” product. Proceed to throw product at attacker’s face. For more effective use, repeat as necessary.” According to the company’s website, all of the sand that is used in “hand of sand” has been specifically inspected and approved for government use. Hand of Sand retails for $58 in exclusive retailers. Pit Bull Adoption A pit bull in the Hamptons is like walking down the street with a machine gun. Even though most of these dogs are docile and loveable, they scare the living crap out of the wealthy in the Hamptons, and most specifically, potentially dangerous attackers. Best of all, you
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Pollock (Continued from page 62) was another man, looking in the window. He stood up as he saw me coming. “Finest kine,” he said. “A real beauty. You buy this?” “My dad bought it for me. I did something good. He liked it. So he bought it for me.” “Probably get a lot of girls with this rig,” he continued. I wondered what he wanted. “Sometimes,” I said. “I live in Montauk. You from here?” “Obviously.” “Yeah.” “My dad owns the drugstore in Montauk now.” “What brings you up here?” “I run the new newspaper in the town in the summertime. People have been writing about the fifth anniversary of Pollock’s death. I’m trying to find out more about him so I can write a story.” “Well, people don’t like to talk about him.” “So it would seem.” “He got famous and all. And most of the time, he was really a very nice man. But then he’d get drunk. Pretty bad when he got drunk. Nasty. He’d break things. Then he’d pass out. So we’d take him home. Next day he’d be fine. We got used to him. I wouldn’t want you to say anything bad about him.” He paused. “Well, I will tell you one thing,” he said. He looked around to see that we were alone. “Once I went over his house looking for him. He wasn’t in the house. So I went to the studio knockin’ on the door. Jackson? Jackson? The knockin’ jus’ opened the door, all by itself. So I walked in and right away realized I’d just walked across a big painting on the floor. Filled the whole room, almost. Paint was stickin’ to my shoes. Uh-oh. The next day I told him what happened. And he said, ‘I saw it. Looked good. Worked it into the painting.’ ” “Can I write about that?” He hesitated. “No,” he said. “Okay. I won’t. I promise, I won’t.” I unlocked the car, got in, and started it up. Then I thought of one last thing. “You know the spot where Pollock crashed?” “Yeah. But you don’t really want to write about that either. People be here, strangers, tourists, all lookin’ around. Ghoulish. Nobody want that. We kinda keep to ourselves.” “Yeah.” “Drive careful,” he said. And he went inside. I didn’t write a word about Jackson Pollock for years and years.
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More than 150 guests attended the Childrenâ€™s Museum of the East End event honoring Lucy Muhlfeld Kazickas, one of the museumâ€™s â€œfounding mothersâ€? and owner of Lucyâ€™s Whey cheese shop in East Hampton. Kazickas thanked other â€œfounding mothers,â€? including Bea Alda, Lucy Kazickas Beatrice Alda, Marguerite Gautieri, Jorie Latham and more for their determination in bringing a childrenâ€™s museum to Bridgehampton. Star hairstylist and colorist Marc Zowine has brought his magic to the laidback Fay Teller Salon in Bridgehampton. He will work in the Hamptons Thursdays and Fridays and spend the rest of the week at his exclusive salon in the city (by appointment only, of course).Â He told SouthO, â€œMy cottage is only 100 feet away from the salon. Now thatâ€™s dreamy!â€? On August 4 and 5, the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team (WWAST) is playing two games. The first in Sag Harbor and the second in Center Moriches, against a team made up of celebrities and professional athletes. The odds donâ€™t look good for the celebsâ€” the WWAST almost always wins! The teamâ€™s mission is â€œto raise awareness, through exhibition and celebrity softball games, of the sacrifices and resilience of our military, and highlight their ability to rise above any challenge.â€? The team is supported entirely by donations from David Van Sleet, who is also the head coach. For over 30 years Van Sleet has worked in prosthetics for the Department of Veterans Affairs. His goal is â€œto show other amputees and the general population that these athletes, through extensive rehabilitation and training, are able to express their desires and perform the sport they loved.â€?
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Plovers, No. Osprey, Yes Save the Osprey, Not the Piping Plovers. We’ll Get Our Beaches Back. By Dan Rattiner
here are more than 1,900 species on the endangered list. They range from American bison down to the tiniest of insects. All of these species just stand there, noticing that there are just a few others like them around, and they quiver in the sad anticipation of their demise. Any one of these species could have been chosen by the U. S. Government as the poster child species for what we are doing to this planet. Any one of these species could have been selected to be the one that we would lavish our affections on, following up with a
broad mandate demanding their protection. One would have thought we might have raised to such an elevation the cute and cuddly Chinese Giant Panda. Or it might have been, for reasons of high drama, the Great White Shark, which is also endangered. Or it might have been the Prairie Buffalo, also on the list. But oh no. The United States, in its infinite wisdom, chose to raise to this esteemed height this awkward, boring-looking, skittery little shorebird called the Piping Plover. About 20 years ago, this country passed laws that made it a crime for which you could go to jail to upset, injure, intrude upon or cause the
death of a Piping Plover. Where Piping Plovers are, you are supposed to be not. Thus we embarked on this bizarre arrangement where we not only are required to live and let live, we are also required to move away if one of these skittery little birds gets lost and decides to set up a nest on your lawn. People speak about piping plovers in hushed tones. To even startle a piping plover is a crime. You can’t even yell at somebody and pound your fist on the table if a piping plover might be skittering about just outside your window. You never know when the Piping Plover Police will come, even in the
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Top Chefs Meet, Plan Strategy for Taste of Two Forks By eric feil
eing inside the chefs’ meeting for Dan’s Taste of Two Forks is not unlike being inside the clubhouse at the All-Star Game, chefs whites replacing pinstripes on the backs of the biggest stars in the game. With the preliminary talks of tables and arrival times and other such details in the books, a cheer goes up from the gathering of top East End chefs and restaurateurs inside the Plaza Café in Southampton on this hot summer morning. Anticipation for the second annual Dan’s Taste of Two Forks on July 14 officially hits fever pitch. “It’s going to be a great night—it is a who’s who of food on the East End,” says Chef David
Diaz of Beaumarchais East Hampton, who will be joining fellow first-timers like Jeff Trujillo and Dee Muma of Dark Horse in Riverhead, and Southampton Social Club’s Scott Kampf, as part of that select company under the big tent at Sayre Park this year. “I’m looking forward to being with other chefs and restaurants in the Hamptons and seeing what they’re doing.” He need not wait. Just look around the room. There’s Keith Luce of Luce & Hawkins with a glass of vino, talking about the importance of the event’s charitable beneficiary, Have a Heart Community Trust. Sam McCleland of Beacon is over there at that table, chatting with co-owner and restaurateur David Loewenberg. The air of culinary camaraderie and creativity is palpable.
Yes, the same excitement that drew last year’s sell-out crowd of food-loving guests (we’ll try to steer clear of the term foodie for at least the next paragraph) is at work amongst the very men and women creating the dishes that will have everyone “oohing” and “aaahing” and “yummmming.” Those dishes are a big topic of conversation and expectation here this morning. Isao Yoshimura from Banzai Burger on the Napeague stretch in Amagansett, who’ll be preparing tuna as well as a vegetable roll using local produce, is excited to show people that sushi and burgers pair perfectly together (just in case you had your doubts). “Lobster is my specialty,” says 75 Main’s Victor Pastuizaca, and he promises both (Continued on page 73)
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Plover (Continued from previous page) middle of the night, to haul you away. The piping plovers are so protected that for the last five years in a row the annual Fourth of July Fireworks at Main Beach in East Hampton, which before that had been held every year for more than half a century, were cancelled, not because crowds might trample or injure the piping plover birds, but because the loud noise of the fireworks going off—KABAM, WHOOSH KABOOM, WHIZZZZZZ—might hurt their little ears. That first year, a pair of piping plovers set up a nest in the dunes 50 yards to the east of Main Beach. A fenced off area was set up so you couldn’t go in there. Signs reading KEEP OUT were posted. None of this is even close to where the fireworks were to have been held. What a strange choice our government has
made. Thirty years ago, artists came to our beaches with their oils and set up easels and canvases to make these marvelous landscapes of nature. Today, they can still do that. But they have to ignore the stakes and wires and snowfences and signs that block off all human access to about half the dunes. And they have to fend off these very aggressive Piping Plovers. I submit that today, people going to the beach who were not here 30 years ago simply think that all these stakes and wires and snowfences and signs are just the way it is here. Well, it is. And it’s because of the piping plovers. I took my little dog down to the beach in East Hampton for a run the other day after 6 pm. You can do that after six. It’s sunset time. You run your dog.
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Where I took my dog was to a 100-foot gap between KEEP OUT signs and wires and stakes marking the dreaded nests of the piping plovers. We were there for less than five minutes. Just two minutes after we arrived, huge swarms of piping plovers went on the attack, swooping in on us, circling around and swooping again, sometimes brushing their wings against our faces as we just stood there—forget about going for a run. After a time, we gave up and ran back toward our car—let me revise that—got chased back to our car. This is an infestation of piping plovers. There are thousands of them. Tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands. And it just increases. Every year there are more and more piping plovers. If you go out where the plovers are in the morning before nine to walk your dog, you meet up with them when they are mean and hungry. They skitter along the water’s edge looking for bugs and sea life. They skitter back up the beach when the waves come in, skitter back down the beach when the waves come out. They think you want their breakfast. You go at dusk and they think you’re after their eggs. Nice people, these birds. I’ve been told by the environmental police that patrol the beaches to keep the birds safe that they too are now pecked at and flown at by the swarms of piping plovers. I’ve seen a few policemen out there with bicycle helmets. It’s not pretty. Even five years ago and certainly 10, this was not a problem. Three weeks ago there was a news item that down at Dune Beach in Southampton Village, somebody—they did not know who but they were investigating—had crawled in under the wire and had “buried” a piping plover nest. Four eggs were smothered. The police would round up these people. Suspects would be beaten into confessions. Prison terms would be long. There was some talk about whether this was deliberate or an accident. The man who found the half buried nest said it had to have been deliberate. Who would do such a thing? The way the sand was scooped out and then folded over, well, they had considered it might have been a fox or a dog or something, but then why would they go to the trouble of “burying” the nest? And why, if they dug with their paws, were there no sprays of sand all around. No, it had to be a human, a human with a very troubled mind. They would find him. Couldn’t have been a “her.” Women would never do this sort of thing. A few days later, I read about problems in Napeague with giant Ospreys. These are stunningly beautiful birds. They are graceful and gigantic. They have wingspans of six feet and you can sometimes see them gliding majestically, floating, actually, through the air looking for fish—which they grab with their claws to bring home to their babies in their nests. It is noted that the giant Ospreys are still on the Special Concern List, and that they barely survived as a species 50 years ago when DDT was sprayed on the wetlands in these parts to kill the mosquitoes before people knew how deadly that was. Subsequently, DDT was banned. Now they use a new chemical. And the Ospreys survive, although there still are only a couple hundred of them on the East End, living high up in trees, or (Continued on page 82)
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Mr. Sneiv Tries to Plan a Block Party for his Neighbors
know for a fact that there is a division between various groups of peoples of the Hamptons. If it’s not the locals vs. visitors, it’s those who want to keep the East End as it is, in opposition to those who want to see it become a smaller version of Manhattan. Discord is everywhere. There is even a disconnect between the hard working local fisherman and the Department of Environmental Conservation. I have been contemplating this situation ever since I started watching the new History Channel Mini-Series, “Hatfields & McCoys.” Anyone who doesn’t know the premise will find that it is centered around a bitter blood feud between families on the West Virginia and Kentucky borders in the year after the Civil War. I believe that some people actually enjoy conflict. “Hatfields & McCoys” was the highest rated ad supported, non-sporting cable series in the history of cable television. It averaged about 14 million viewers per episode. That is a lot of potential troublemakers in my opinion. And I bet some of them live right here in the Hamptons. Now I’m not suggesting our lack of harmony is as bad as that of the Hatfields and McCoys, but it is still present nonetheless. Do we need to wait until bullets start flying to do something about the situation? On my street there are 27 homes. Sadly, of those, I only know two of my neighbors. This does not breed a sense of community. There was a time when we could walk to the beach and leave our front doors open and our cars unlocked because we knew our neighbors would keep an eye out. Those days are long gone. So Mr. Sneiv, as always when there is a problem that needs solving, recently decided to do something about the situation. My solution would be to hold a “Sneiv Block Party.” I would host a party just for the people on my street. This would surely bring us all closer. This would also set the ball rolling for bringing unity to every street in the Hamptons. Others would follow and there would no longer be this chasm between the various classes and peoples. My first order of business was to contact the area’s premiere Party Planner. Her services are well known throughout the East End. When we met, she made it a point to inform me that she is an “Event Stylist ” and not a party planner. I thought that it was only going to go downhill from there, but when she found out that I was the famous Mr. Sneiv, of Dan’s Papers, she was very excited. It seems that she is an avid reader of the Paper and in fact, bases her post event success rating on whether or not the event ends up as a mention in the Paper. She shared my enthusiasm for bringing the people together with a block party. She inquired as to how much I was considering spending for such an event. I responded, “$10,000.” That is when I found out the difference between a Party Planner and an Event Stylist. Fifty thousand dollars would be the budget, her fee would be an additional $7,500, and I would also have to guarantee a positive review in the Paper. I was not prepared for that kind of expense, and I have zero influence at the Paper. I was just about to say “No, thanks” when she started in on the details. They included a
raised stage in the front yard, where I would be seated in a beautiful “kinglike” chair, holding a bejeweled microphone and reading excerpts of my writings from Dan’s Papers to the crowd. I reached for my checkbook! The planning continued and we had settled on all the details including theme, decorations, food, signature beverages and everything else that goes along with putting together an event of this magnitude. The date would be the second Saturday in July. The last item on the agenda was to discuss the invitations. “We don’t need invitations,” I said. “I want you to go door to door and invite people. That is what this is all about. If they are absentee, you can call them from our association telephone
list.” The Stylist was not prepared for this type of process, but agreed to it anyhow. She indicated that she would wait until the weekend, when more people were apt to be home and then start the process. Two weeks went by and I had not heard from the Stylist. I checked my account and she had cashed the check. When she finally answered the phone, she indicated that she had indeed been working on the event but needed to sit down with me and discuss what had transpired since we had first met. She suggested we meet over drinks. After the second martini, she informed me, “Mr. Sneiv, we have a problem”. She then proceeded to pull out a folder that had 27 separate paper (Continued on page 80)
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Fight the Fees. Rise Up & Don’t Go to These County Beaches By robert sforza
any local residents, beachgoers and legislators are angered over the county’s new $4 per-car parking fee at two East End beaches. Last week, the county enacted what they call a new “twilight” parking fee at Smith Point County Park in Shirley and Cupsogue Beach County Park in Westhampton Dunes, despite the disapproval of several East End legislators. Suffolk County Legislator Jay Schneiderman (I-Montauk), who has been a county legislator since November 2003, does not agree with the new charge. “I have reached out to the administration and requested that the new fee not be imposed,” Schneiderman stated in a press release. Schneiderman served two terms as East Hampton Town Supervisor and is described as having a highly effective management style. He passed four consecutive tax cuts to the citizens of East Hampton, and garnered the highest municipal bond rating in New York State. County Executive Steve Bellone introduced the new fees at the last minute, and county legislators quickly approved the new measure. There is now a $4 parking fee for persons coming to Cupsogue, Meshutt and Smith Point County beaches after 5 p.m. Due to the efforts of Schneiderman and Jim Dougherty, Shelter Island supervisor and chair of the East End Supervisors and Mayors Association, the county withdrew the fee for Meshutt Beach in Hampton Bays. Dougherty voiced his opposition to the fee by stating, “This fee is an unfair, regressive penalty imposed on the ordinary citizen,” in a press release last week. He said that the new fees fall disproportionately on the East End, and pointed out that “Many visitors and residents use the beaches after hours and it is unfortunate that only beaches in eastern Suffolk County are being targeted.” Not coincidently, all lawmakers who opposed the new fee are from districts located east of William Floyd Parkway. Many East End residents also feel the new cost is targeting eastern residents unfairly, believing the imposition of the new fees so close to July 4 was no coincidence. “East End legislators’ offices have been inundated with calls from residents who are not happy with the new fee,” informs Jakki O’Neil a spokeswoman for Schneiderman. “As of now there is no word on what will happen with this fee down the road.” County Executive Steve Bellone does not believe this new cost targets the East End unfairly, reminding residents that changes are occurring all over the county. Suffolk County is hoping to climb out of an estimated $530-million budget hole. The plan is to shave off $90,000 through Labor Day via the new parking fee. Bellone, who initiated the bill, immediately signed the resolution into law, which passed by a 12-5 vote. Dougherty believes that this dusk parking fee will have an unintended effect, hurting some local business owners. “This fee will certainly impose financial burdens on business owners who operate concessions; parking fees may deter families and young people from
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Bellone, on the other hand, doesn’t view the $4 fee as stringent or severe, but rather just another means for the county to reduce its $500 million deficit. In fact, according to the Suffolk County Parks Commissioner Greg Dawson, Bellone didn’t need legislation to enact a parking fee after 5 p.m. as daytime parking hours extend till 8 p.m. Bellone just wanted a more reasonable cost than $8 or $15 for nonresidents. “When you offer something for free, and then take it away, people are going to be upset,” Schneiderman commented in the release. Incidentally, county attendants will be collecting this fee this weekend, so twilight beachgoers beware.
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On the Ferry that Connects Sag Harbor & Greenport Our captain, John Scourakis, ordered that the boat be untied from its moorings, and we were underway. We moved slowly past the breakwater, as smaller craft (natives trying to sell us their wares?) plied the untroubled water about us. Once we reached the open water, Captain Scourakis throttled up and the John Keith gathered speed. On the port side, the seaside mansions of North Haven flew past, while to the starboard the wilds of Shelter Island suggested deeper mysteries. Being, as we are, people who prefer solid ground beneath our feet to the uncertainties of seafaring, not to mention the fact that we can’t afford a boat, my wife and I had never seen our surrounding area from the water. Imagine our surprise to find the shore so riddled with inlets and slender spits of land jutting out! One day, I might have to look at a map to confirm what my eyes were telling me. And then, just like that, we arrived in Greenport. A journey that I had estimated would take between two to three days had, in fact, taken only 45 minutes. Captain Scourakis throttled down and carefully maneuvered the John Keith to dock at Mitchell Park. After the boat was safely tied to the moorings, the Captain gave the all clear to disembark, but we hesitated. Were we temporarily overcome by our fears of this foreign place, with its strange habits and customs? Or was it just that the last trip back to Sag Harbor was leaving in 15 minutes, and we couldn’t rely on getting a drink at Claudio’s quickly enough? In the end, we did de-boat (no dignitaries were there to receive us, in case you were wondering), and in the brief time we had managed to wrap ourselves around two slices of cold pizza.
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hus nourished, we climbed back aboard the John Keith, which was promptly underway at 8 p.m. for the sunset return trip to dear old Sag. This time, the wife and I stayed below decks, having been made somewhat weary by the winds on our journey over. Here the noise of the engines is more present, but the enclosed space is air-conditioned and the seats comfortably padded. Future adventurers might arrange to stay longer in Greenport, and they will probably be looking for things to occupy their time. Not having a car with you has its advantages and disadvantages. Chief advantage: you can drink. Chief disadvantage: you don’t have a car to drive to the fabulous wineries that offer the best drinking. Peconic Water Jitney is aware of this conundrum, and they are working to set up connections with shuttle services that will whisk passengers to nearby vineyards. They are also in talks to arrange for wine tastings onboard the boat itself. Hmmm…I think I hear the call of the sea! The Peconic Water Jitney is running now through the end of the summer, and you can visit them online at www.peconicjitney.com for schedules and to make reservations, which are recommended. The fare is $11 one way, $20 for round trip.
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Mayor Epley Will Soon Need to Fill a Big Spot on Jobs Lane By robert sforza
drive down Jobs Lane in lovely Southampton Village will soon look quite different. The old Rogers Memorial Library on the corner of Jobs Lane and Main Street will shortly become vacant. Meanwhile, next door, they are soon going to be building an open-air, tentlike pavilion toward the back of the Parrish Art Museum property. The pavilion should be completed by summer 2013. These are the latest of changes coming to the historic village. Construction on the new semi-permanent pavilion cannot begin until the Parrish Art Museum vacates the grounds and moves to its new location in Water Mill, which it is set to do by year’s end. But Southampton Village Mayor Mark Epley isn’t waiting till then to make plans for the property’s future.
“The hardest thing is trying to protect the historic aspects of the Village...while planning for the future,” says Mayor Epley. “What the village is trying to do—the master plan—is to set zoning requirements and architectural guidelines in place to preserve the historic culture of Southampton Village,” said Epley in a phone interview last week. Mayor Epley acknowledges the magnitude of losing the Parrish Art Museum, which has been a focal point in the village for over a century. “We have a hole now in the middle of Southampton Village, and it is my job to fill it. The property cannot stay dormant,” says Epley. Twelve years ago, the Parrish Art Museum bought the now 119-year-old library building from the Rogers Memorial Library, which left its location on Jobs Lane to relocate to its current building on Windmill Lane. Since Epley became mayor seven years ago, he has tried his best to keep the Parrish Art Museum on Jobs Lane. But in July 2010, the Parrish broke ground on its new Water Mill location. “I was left with no choice,” comments Epley. “I offered them the best offer I could to keep them there, and now they’re gone.” Meanwhile, Jonathan S. Sobel of Sagaponack and Manhattan recently purchased the building at 11 Jobs Lane (the original home of the Rogers Memorial Library) for $2.87 million with a plan to restore it. But the building does not yet have a future tenant. “The village cannot afford to have a vacant building,” says Epley, who understands the difficult undertaking of restoring the building, which hasn’t been restored since the 1970s. The new pavilion, which will help fill the void at 25 Jobs Lane, will ease Southampton Village’s latest transition. Mayor Epley believes the openair pavilion will create a new cultural hot spot and keep foot traffic in the village buzzing. The soon-to-be vacated art museum building will be converted into a new Southampton Center for the Arts. “We have to be proactive, not all change is bad,” informs Epley. “There’s change that develops new opportunities.”
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The old Rogers Library on Jobs Lane, Southampton
The pavilion will not just be a summer attraction. Plans for the new exhibition area include an ice skating rink in the winter as well as the Farmers Market on Sunday mornings. “25 Jobs Lane is going to be a more actively used facility. It is an invaluable resource for Southampton Village,” said Epley. With an increasing number of vacant windows lining Jobs Lane, Epley is trying different measures to keep the historic village thriving. “We are trying new ways to attract people, especially now since mom and pop stores can’t afford the rent,” says the mayor. “The hardest thing is trying to protect the historic aspects of the Village of Southampton while planning for the future,” reflects Epley.
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appropriate place to propose. He came up with an idea, a plan to whisk her away in a romantic manner, not on a white horse, not in a pumpkinturned-carriage, but on a Hampton Jitney.
cut outs of houses in it. Each house had an address and a name that corresponded with that address. On the back of each paper cut out was her handwritten notes: House 122: Declined. Husband is a banker on Wall Street. Wonâ€™t attend any public functions until after Occupy Wall Street is over. House 124: Declined. Is in a legal dispute over trees that are growing into yard of House 126. House 126. Declined. Wonâ€™t take a chance of that â€œBastard next door showing up.â€? House 119: Declined. States the neighbors donâ€™t like them because their dog barks on occasion. Dog tried to bite me while at the door. House 128: Declined. Doesnâ€™t like Mr. Sneiv and thinks his writing is nothing more than â€œdribble.â€? House 121: Declined. Is too embarrassed to attend because their son was recently arrested for stealing canoe from House 123. House 123: Declined. Doesnâ€™t want to socialize with a â€œstreet of thieves.â€? House 125: Declined. Rents his house out through a realtor in summer months. Has no idea who will be there that specific week. House 127: Declined. Maid answered doorâ€” No Speak English. House 129: Declined. Would reconsider if Beyonce was going to be performing? House 131: Declined: Celebrity owner in drug and alcohol treatment. No discharge date set. House 133: Mr. Sneivâ€™s House. Your girlfriend answered the door. Said she did not want to be part of another one of your crazy ideas. As I read the notes on the back of each
ood idea, he thought, anything but a clichĂŠâ€” but a jam-packed bus full of tired type A New Yorkers? Shouldnâ€™t the transportation be one thing, the setting another? He wrote a letter to Geoffrey Lynch, president of the Hampton Jitney, asking if he would be a co-conspirator. Lynch happily agreed. His plan solidified. â€œI would make it so Dawn would head out to East Hampton by herself and stay with her family on a Friday night this summer. I would say I have to work late and would meet her on Saturday evening. On the Saturday, after seemingly arriving in Bridgehampton on the Jitney, I would tell Dawn that I would drive and pick her up at her East Hampton house to go to dinner. She will be shocked and surprised when a Hampton Jitney rolls in. The Jitney Captain will get out, say her name, and invite her on to the bus saying that sheâ€™s been requested. Dawn will walk onto the bus and take a seatâ€Śexcited and curiousâ€Śand alone. The Jitney wonâ€™t go very far. It will just take Dawn to the Wolffer Wine Stand on Route 27. When Dawn gets out at the vineyard, I will be there to take her hand, walk her to a scenic area, and ask her to marry me. And voila, end of the story of love that began on the Long Island Expressway. Or actually, this is just Chapter One, because an engagement is just a beginning.
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