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100 steps to beach and water views from living room, dining area, open kitchen and spacious decks.Thisexemplaryweekendgetawaywastotally renovatedin2005.Ashingledbeachhouse,itoffers 3 bedrooms, 2 baths plus a den on the first level. The second story is the open plan living/entertaining center of this house. Cherry floors, mahogany decks, vaulted ceilings, and a pool plus spa set in a private lawn area are but a few of the details which make this home inviting and special. Exclusive. #60096. Dir: Stephen Hands Path to Alewive Brook to Old House Landing Road, to Bianco which is the last house on the right before Gardners Bay.
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Newly-constructed Traditional home, close to the village, sits at the end of a cul-de-sac and borders a reserve. 2,800 sq.ft. includes 4brs, 2.5bths, 2 fireplaces, modern EIK, living room and formal dining room. Rear stone patio overlooks the gunite pool. Exclusive. #58843. Dir: Left on Bridge-Sag Harbor Tpk., right on Woodruff Ln, right on Tansey Ln.
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Beautifully maintained home sitting on a full acre surrounded by reserves on 2 sides. 4brs, 2.5bths, large country kitchen, cozy dining area, open living room with stone FP, finished basement, AC, new filter and liner in pool that is surrounded by lots of decking. New furnace, hot water heater and water filtration system. Dir: Head North on Hands Creek, Shorewood is on your left. #62651
Peaceful ranch on Quiet Street, featuring 3 bedrooms, 1 bath & partial finished basement. Exclusive #61157. Dir. Wakeman or Lynn to Woodridge.
SOUTHAMPTON 2SHQ+RXVHวง6DW$XJวงSP &OXE'ULYHวง Enter into the secluded driveway past the large naturally landscaped pond up to this excellently maintained piece of paradise. Enjoy the tranquility that this 1.2 acre property has to offer. The house offers large rooms, an open floor plan as well as beautiful exotic rosewood hard floors. Separate guest quarters can be used for entertaining or can be used as a first floor master suite. Exclusive. 62595. Dir. Route 24 to Pleasure Drive.
Waterfront Cottage fronting the Peconic deep waters. 2 BR, great room with stone fireplace, dining area on shy landscaped half acre. Exclusive. #62591 Dir. 24 to Evergreen Ave. to Meadow Brook.
HAMPTON BAYS 3,500 sq. ft. Traditional on a secluded .75 acres. Chefโskitchen,hardwoodfloors,heatedgunitepool, family room, living room, den, 4brs and 2.5bths. 2-car garage and an expansive sundeck. #60789
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5br, 3.5bth, 2-story Traditional, nestled on almost 2 acres of professionally landscaped grounds, with formal dining room, fireplace, and central air conditioning. Outdoor features include pool with waterfall and 2-car garage. #55241
This 4000+ Mediterranean-Inspired Luxury Vacation Home boasts 4brs and 4bths. Cathedral ceilings,afireplaceenthralledwithbluestone,atop of the line kitchen. There is also a 2-car garage and a finished basement with a fireplace. The heated infinity pool is surrounded by bluestone terracing and a waterfall. The builder has also added a guest house as a bonus. Youโll find this as the ONLY newly constructed Mediterranean Luxury Home in East Hampton for sale. Excl.
Waterfront estate on 1.9 acres is 3,900 sq. ft., 5 en suite brs, EIK, heated gunite pool and dock on Island Creek. Co-Exclusive #HO156813. Dir: North Sea Rd., left on Millstone Brook Rd., right on Island Creek Rd.
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Just completed, this breathtaking 5,500 sq. ft. home is located in a private community. Features 6 brs, 6.5 bths, professional kitchen and heated gunite pool/spa. Co-Exclusive #HO159196. Dir: East on Montauk Hwy, left on Deerfield Rd., left on Middle Line Hwy, right on Southampton Hills Ct., left on West Hills Ct.
Ranch style home featuring 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, wood floors, cedar deck, detached garage, and dock and beach rights. Exclusive #58907 Dir. Take Montauk Hwy make left south at Hallock Road follow to #9.
3 bedrooms, 2 baths, dining area with den, living room, & laundry room off kit. Exclusive #61217 Dir. Montauk Hwy to West Tiana Rd., left on RomanaDr.
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Lovely Ranch home situated on .60 acre site. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, fireplace, CAC, deck for outdoor dining and relaxing. A mile from ocean beach. Exclusive. #61541. Dir. Montauk Hwy. to Ponquogue, left on Argonne, right on Wakeman. 1st driveway on left. Flag lot house is beige ranch in back.
Bay front cottage with forever bay views. Quality renovation includes granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, hardwood floors and CAC. Exclusive. #61420. Dir. Montauk Highway south on Springville to Rampasture.
Brand new construction in East Hampton. Centered on a beautiful landscaped lot. Traditional 4 spacious brs, with 3bths. Full basement, as well as room for a pool. Must See, best deal in John Marshall school district. Excl. #62425
Four bedroom, 5 bath, 3 car garage and heated pool on shy acre in a cul-de-sac community. Exclusive. #53026. Dir. East County Road 39, left on North Sea Road right on Majors Path, left on BalcomieLane.
โBeach Houseโ with 3 brs, 3.5 bths, EIK and large deck has deeded private path and stairs to sandy Peconic Bay Beach. Exclusive #HO152951. Dir: West on CR #39 past Lobster Inn, bear right on NorthRoad,rightonOakhurstpastPeconicBeach Club, up and around to #23 on right.
Come see this live-in piece of art boasting 4 beds and 3 baths. Luscious landscaping and heated pool nestled in a highly desired area of the Northwest Woods. Exclusive. #46346. Dir: Take Stephen Hands Path to Old Northwest. Take a right on Midland Hwy and continue left onto Bay View Ave.
2-storygemwith4brs,3bths,centralair andfireplace. The1acregroundsarelushly landscaped around the pool. Exclusive. #62355. Dir: Three Mile harbor north to Springy Banks Road to Treescape Lane all the way to end.
Dir: Take Cedar Street to Hands Creek Rd. Take Hands Creek down a couple miles to Todd Dr., take a right on Todd. At the end of Todd, take a left on Diane Dr. #40 is on the left. #56358
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New4br,3.5bthtraditionalfeaturesafirstfloor master suite, professional kitchen and spacious great room with fireplace that opens to deck. Heated gunite pool and 2-car garage. Rare, double lot on a cul-de-sac is moments to village, shopping and beaches. Excl. # 61000.
Very private and beautifully landscaped, this 5-br, 3-bth home is located in Shinnecock Hills and situated on .75 acres with pool, gazebo and hot tub, intriguing stone work with separate servant/guest area. Exclusive #H52244. Dir: CR 39 or Montauk Hwy to Hill Station Rd. to Club Dr.
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Magnificent new 6,150 sq. ft. home has 5 brs, 5 bths, 2 half bths and features 1st floor master suite, gourmet kitchen, formal dining room, heated gunite pool with spa, outdoor shower and built-in grill. Co-Exclusive #HO156273. Dir: East on Montauk Hwy, left on Deerfield Rd., left on Middle Line Hwy, right on Southampton Hills Ct., left on West Hills Ct.
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Magnificent,newly-completed,2-story,Traditional home, set on 1.26, secluded, natural-landscaped acres. 5brs,6.5bths,4fireplaces, formalDR, great room, library, finished basement, stone patios and heated, gunite pool. Separate loft space over2-cargarage.Exclusive.#50747Dir: Lefton Deerfield Road, left on Middle Line Hwy, Right on Southampton Hills Court, left at end of cul-de-sac.
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This updated classic features LR, FDR, cookโs KIT, butlerโs pantry, 3 brs and 2.5 bths. Also offers pool house with AC, bth and KIT, heated pool and room for expansion. Exclusive #HO142538. Dir: East on HamptonRd.,leftonOsborne,houseonright.
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Tremendous, 2-story Traditional home borders 2 open reserves.5,400sq.ft. includes 6brss, 6.5bths, 2 fireplacess, gourmet EIK, dining, CAC, finished basement, 2-car garage, landscaping, stone patios, 20x40ft, gunite pool and spa. Exclusive. #53003. Dir: North on Deerfield Rd., Right on Head ofPondRd.,leftontoWhisperingFieldsCourt.
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This shy-acre lot is surrounded by farmland reservesandhorsepaddocks.Buildawonderful home with endless fieldviews. 2 miles from the VillageofWaterMill.Exclusive.#61539.Dir:North on Deerfield Rd., Right on Head of Pond Rd., left onto Whispering Fields Court.
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Hampton Jitney Gets The Show On The Road. Announcing the Upcoming Show Tours Lineup… BASEBALL GAMES New York Yankees vs. Baltimore Orioles Tues., Aug. 14th - 7:05 p.m. game - $101 pp. Other Yankees game dates: September 1, 18 & 23
NY Mets vs. LA Dodgers Sat., August 25th; 3:55 p.m. game - $86 pp. Other Mets game date: September 9
BASKETBALL GAME: New York Liberty vs. Chicago Sky at Madison Square Garden Sun., Aug. 19th - $60 pp. It’s an exciting event at Madison Square Garden if you’ve never seen these women play! Now is your chance. Game time: 4:00 P.M. Package includes: Game ticket (Section 306) and deluxe round-trip transportation. The Bronx Zoo “Zoo-Venture” Sat., Aug. 25th - $60 Adults $55 Children. There is no other zoo in the world that offers the diversity and superb viewing that assures a rewarding experience. Package Includes: General admission, round trip Zoo Shuttle, Bengali Express Monorail, Skyfari Cable Car (one-way), Children’s Zoo, World of Darkness, World of Reptiles, Jungle World, Congo Exhibit and Butterfly Exhibit. Saratoga Springs, NY – Racing at its Best Sun.-Tues., Aug. 26th-28th (three day tour) - $555 pp./do. Widely considered the most beautiful race track, Saratoga is the “Cadillac” of race tracks and home of the oldest continuous thoroughbred meet in North America. It will surround you with the splendor of a by-gone era. This tour also includes visits to three superb museums. Package includes: 2 nights hotel accommodations, 2 breakfast buffets, 1 lunch at the race track, 1 dinner at Longfellow’s restaurant, “At The Rail” tickets to the race track, all admissions including the Auto Museum, National Museum of Dance and National Museum of Racing, and deluxe round-trip transportation. Niagara Falls & Toronto – Mon.-Thurs., Sept. 10th-13th (four day tour) - $705 pp./do. Join us for an outstanding experience as we visit our northern neighbor in an attraction filled tour. This itinerary is wonderfully designed to offer you a fabulous time. Package includes: 3 nights hotel accommodations, 3 breakfast buffets, 2 dinners (1 in the Watermark Restaurant), “Oh Canada Eh” Dinner Show, Tour of Niagara area & Niagara-on-the-Lake, Maid of the Mist Boat Ride, Winery tour with sampling, Escorted day trip to Toronto, Toronto Harbor Cruise and Fallsview Casino. “The Big E” *Eastern States Exposition* West Springfield, Massachusetts Sat., Sept. 15th & Sept. 22nd $65 pp. A New England extravaganza! There’s no better place to enjoy the sights, sounds and taste tempting aromas of the fall season than at The Big E. Enjoy free top name entertainment, major exhibits, The Big E Super Circus, the Avenue of States, dazzling thrill shows, animals, rides, shopping, crafts, parades and foods from around the world. Package includes: Admission to the Big E Fair and deluxe round-trip transportation. A Special Night at the Philharmonic with John Williams Conducting Music from Harry Potter and Memoirs of a Geisha – Sat., Sept. 15th - $190 pp. John Williams, Conductor is one of the most popular and successful American orchestral
composers and renowned conductor of the modern age. He is the winner of 5 Academy Awards, 17 Grammys, 3 Golden Globes, 2 Emmys and 5 BAFTA Awards (British Academy of Film and Television Arts). Best known for his film scores and ceremonial music. Special Guest Host, Stanley Donen, famed Director and Choreographer. Package includes: Orchestra tickets, dinner, and deluxe round-trip transportation. King Tut and Historic Philadelphia, PA – Thurs. & Fri. – Sept. 20th21st (two day tour) - $330 pp./do. It has been almost 30 years since the golden artifacts of the boy-king last left their home in Egypt. Now Tutankhamun’s treasures are back, giving a new generation the chance to learn firsthand about the life and magic of this ancient monarch. Also visit Historic Philadelphia, the Betsy Ross House, Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell and other sites. Package includes: 1 night hotel, 1 full breakfast, 1 upscale dinner, attractions and touring as listed in the itinerary. “Curtains” (Musical) Wed., Sept. 26th - $190 pp. 2007 Tony Awards: David Hyde Pierce won for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical. An entertaining play within a play as well as a whodunit – a great big Broadway show with a killer twist! Package includes: Orchestra show ticket, lunch at a fine NYC restaurant and deluxe round-trip transportation. The Culinary Institute of America - Italian Cuisine Lunch - Tues., Oct. 2nd - $95 pp. Enjoy the beautiful grounds of the school and the Ristorante Caterina de’ Medici’s stupendous meal (boasting Italy’s authentic flavors in a magnificent Tuscan Villa setting). Also visit the wonderful Franklin Delano Roosevelt home and grounds. Tours included at both facilities. Package includes: All admissions and tours, and deluxe round-trip transportation. Charleston, Beaufort and Savannah Sat.-Fri., Oct. 13th-19th (seven day tour) $1,595 pp./do. You will see hundreds of preserved colonial and antebellum buildings and see the site of the opening battle of the American Civil War. Visit the Magnolia Plantation and gardens and enjoy a dinner cruise on Charleston Harbor. Stay at an award winning Inn that is within walking distance to the beautiful shops on River Street in Savannah. Of course, there is much more in store for you. Package includes: 6 nights hotel accommodations, 6 breakfasts, 6 dinners, all admissions and deluxe round-trip transportation.
Also Available: NY Renaissance Faire – Aug. 11th Gracie Mansion & United Nations – Sept. 12th Platzl Brauhaus Oktoberfest – Oct. 11th Atlantic City Overnight at the Tropicana Casino & Resort – Oct. 21st-22nd Christmas Tree Shop/Cracker Barrel Excursions – Nov. 3rd , Nov. 9th
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Evacuation Cancelled Unexpected News Ends EPA’s Plan to Rope Off Southampton By Dan Rattiner Southampton Village is breathing a little easier this morning. The planned evacuation of the downtown area has been cancelled. As everyone knows by now, the nest of a Piping Plover family was found in the grass next to one of the Revolutionary War cannons in Monument Square last week. These birds, which are almost always found nesting on the beach, are an endangered species that have never before ventured off the shoreline. Down at the beaches, plover nests are fenced off with snow fencing, the beaches are closed and enormous fines are inflicted on anyone who is found going within a thousand yards of these cute little shore birds. When the nest in Monument Square was found last Tuesday, an advance group of interns from the Environmental Protection Agency were choppered in to investigate the situation. They roped off Monument Square and were here for two days drawing maps and making measurements to indicate how much of downtown would have to be evacuated. It appeared it would be all of it. They closed off Monument Square with yellow crime tape. But they did nothing further. On Friday, Woody Forrest III, the head of the EPA, New York State region, was scheduled to
fly down from Albany to announce the evacuation. But a court appearance held that day — he is under indictment for supposedly embezzling funds from the EPA — was postponed until Monday morning, so he stayed there, planning to come down on Monday afternoon. On Monday afternoon, however, his Cavalier Jet ran into a flock of pigeons as it took off from Albany International and, crippled from the pigeons clogging the engine intakes, had to
SHOP DOWNTOWN SOUTHAMPTON THIS COULD BE YOUR LAST WEEK EVERYTHING IS 10% OFF Visit the Piping Plovers from Behind the Crime Tape Finally, Tuesday morning, Mr. Forrest arrived at East Hampton Airport where he was met by the Mayor of Southampton, the Director of the Southampton Chamber of Commerce and several local environmentalists, who then accompanied him by car to Monument Square. The Village held its collective breath on Tuesday evening while Mr. Forrest held further consultations. And then, at 10 a.m., Wednesday morning, he held a press conference in Agawam Park by the war memorial there, attended by more than one thousand people and broadcast live over all local TV and radio stations. “I will get right to the point,” he said. “There will be no evacuation of downtown Southampton. A close examination of these creatures — done from afar, by binoculars, of course — explains why they have made their nest in Southampton’s Monument Square. “They are not Piping Plovers. The Piping Plovers have a single black band around their
An emergency meeting of the Chamber of Commerce on Thursday resulted in a widely-announced, townwide 10% off sale. circle around to make an emergency landing from where it had taken off. And so he was only able to come down here today, Tuesday. In the meantime, people downtown, particularly the merchants and those in the Chamber of Commerce, were hysterical. An emergency meeting of the Chamber of Commerce on Thursday resulted in a widely-announced, townwide 10% off sale.
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On Friday, August 3, the Ferregut Gallery and the Southampton Inn will host 3-D: Dan, Dinner, and Dancing! The informal talk with Mr. Rattiner and four-star poolside BBQ is being held to honor Dan, whose pen and ink drawings are on display at the Southampton Inn. * * * The 1971 documentary, Blue Water, White Death, that inspired the movie Jaws was screened last weekend at the Woods Hole Film Festival in Cape Cod. The film, directed by the late Peter Gimbel, famous for his scuba diving expeditions off Long Island, debuts on DVD for the first time on July 31st. * * * Los Angeles actress and forever â€œFriendâ€? Jennifer Aniston was spotted searching for a Manhattan apartment to call her own. Perhaps sheâ€™ll be summering on the East End next year. * * * Last Saturdayâ€™s Super Saturday event, sponsored by InStyle Magazine and hosted by Kelly Ripa and Donna Karan, brought out some celebrity shoppers looking for deals on designer duds: Rachel Zoe, Elisabeth Hasselback, Lorraine Braco, Judith and Rudolph Giuliani, Mandy Moore, Tinsley Mortimer, Beth Ostrosky, Russell Simmons, Petra Nemcova, and Bernadette Peters were just a handful of the shoppers who helped raise about $3 million for the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund. * * * Long Islandâ€™s Lindsay Lohan fell off the horse and back on the bottle last week, charged with D.W.I. and possession of cocaine. Merrickâ€™s favorite little sister, Ali Lohan, issued the statement â€œLindsay will be fine, she is just going through a rough time right now.â€? But maybe any press really is good press â€” the troubled starlet is still set to be the September cover girl for both Maxim and Elle. * * * Southamptonâ€™s Paris Hilton can cross â€œreality starâ€? off her list of current gigs. The current season will be the final one for her show, â€œThe Simple Life.â€? Perhaps this lost job is the reason that Hilton has put her Hollywood Hills home on the market for $4.25 million, almost $3 million more than she bought it for. * * * Usher did not go through with his marriage to manager Tameka Foster, but he did party in the Hamptons anyway. The two were set to wed at L.A. Reidâ€™s East Hampton home on Saturday and even though the wedding was cancelled, the pre-wedding party at Southamptonâ€™s Stereo by the Shore on Friday night was not. Details on the cancelled nuptials have not yet been released, but both Usherâ€™s mother (and former manager) and his (continued on page 42)
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These women are not under the Tuscan sun, they’re under a photographer’s lights. They’re not eating fresh antipasti, it’s wax. Besides, models don’t actually eat.
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necks. These birds have two bands, one thick and quite visible, almost exactly like the ones on our Piping Plovers, but then a narrow one, barely visible, just next to the first one. “These are Pooping Plovers. They are native to Nigeria and have never before been seen here in America. In Nigeria, they are a filthy infestation. They thrive in downtown areas where they scavenge for garbage and trash. They breed all sorts of diseases. And they are a scourge on any community they claw their way into. They also bite. Usually, they are destroyed as soon as they are found. “So I should say, from the minute I end this speech until we wind things up here, you should keep your children away from Monument Square.” There was a rustling amidst the crowd as many people turned to look toward Monument Square, which is right across the street from Agawam Park. Why was this press conference being held in Agawam Park? There they were, two adults and three teenaged plovers, glaring with their little, beady red eyes right back at everybody. “I want to reassure everyone that, as near as we can tell, this is the only pair of Pooping Plovers that have made their way across the Atlantic to our shores. Of course, they could not get across on their own. So as soon as we were sure of what we had here, we made an immediate investigation of how they got here. And with the Village Police working with the FBI, the Department of Immigration, the State Police, the County Health Services, FEMA, the
CIA and the New York Longshoreman’s Organization in Brooklyn, we have learned that these two plovers came here aboard a large freighter loaded with 100,000 cases of Perrier that disembarked from Marseille nine days ago. The crew treated them as pets. Big mistake. Two of the crew members were hospitalized on Sunday when the unloading of all this Perrier Water in Brooklyn upset the birds, who then attacked the crew and flew off, apparently here to Southampton. “Immediately after the conclusion of this announcement, in addition to the fact we don’t want the children here, we will ask all of the adults to clear this area for one hour as we proceed to dispose of these despicable plovers and all the candy wrappers, potato chip wrappers, beer cans and the horrendously smelly bodily excretions — I have no idea how you people
could have allowed this — that, if left for a few more days could lead to the spread of disease. “Thank you all. I will take no questions. I am off to an important court case I must be at this afternoon in Albany. Good bye.” After the speech, citizens raced in every direction away from Agawam Park and Monument Square, some of them swimming across Lake Agawam to Meadow Lane. Soon thereafter, National Guard troops, who had apparently been mustering in the Southampton Cultural Center, appeared in the doorway of that building with flame throwers to advance cautiously upon Monument Square. After that, well, it is just too awful to describe, so I won’t. As a matter of fact, we were hustled away from the action and really can’t report on it at all. But we were told by the soldiers later that the Pooping Plovers were not harmed, particularly the babies and are, instead, being returned to Lagos, Nigeria, from whence they had come, before arriving in an empty freighter in Marseille to load up with the Perrier. They are to be dropped on that city by parachute. We have been told that no crewmen, longshoremen, bottles of Perrier or anybody else who might have been on that dock in Brooklyn has ever come to Southampton. Nor will they for at least six months. There is a report that a man flying a private Cessna a week ago saw them in the air over Farmingdale, Long Island on his way to JFK. After landing, he reportedly broke out in a rash. •
STORES... SHUT YOUR DOORS! Become a Stores...ShutYourDoors (SSYD) volunteer. It’s not cool to let the cool out! That’s the message our SSYD patrol volunteers will be communicating to retail stores from the Hamptons to Huntington to Woodbury to Great Neck this summer. In downtown shopping districts across Long Island, as many as 65% of merchants keep their doors wide open during the summer months, allowing their air conditioning to wastefully pump cool air right out the door. That wastes money for the merchant – as much as 25% of their summer electric costs. But it’s not just the merchant who pays. We all pay – in higher merchandise costs, higher energy costs to pay for electric system improvements, increased energy supply needs and worst of all, this wasteful use of energy results in greater amounts of pollutants being unnecessarily put into our air and environment! This summer – TELL THE STORES TO SHUT THEIR DOORS…it’ll save us all money and help preserve Long Island’s precious resources!
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Wrong Battle of the Revolutionary War Sign in Sagaponack is Over By Dan Rattiner This article is about character. My character. And so I have decided to confess. Two years ago, somebody told me that a beautiful, bronze historical plaque that sits on a metal pole on a street corner in the center of downtown Sagaponack was inaccurate. It described an incident that took place during the Revolutionary War where a British Major was involved in a vicious whipping with some American patriots at the Spider Leg Mill, which once existed on the spot. The plaque had the whipper and whippee mixed up. It was really the other way around. I went down and took a picture of this sign at the time and I published it in the paper and I wrote an article about the mix-up. The reason it was mixed up, I was told, was that an earlier sign that had been there had been stolen. And now, ten years after that happened, there was money available to replace it, but nobody could remember what it said and the people up in Albany could not find the folder that had the information about what it said. Eventually, they had found somebody in Sagaponack who said that they remembered it. He told them, they wrote it down and that’s what they put on the replacement sign. But
that person had remembered it wrong. And so the description on the plaque was exactly the opposite of what had happened. This new, wrong plaque that I wrote about was a very expensive and handsome bronze plaque indeed, painted black, with yellow raised lettering on it and the seal of the New York Historical Society. And I figured that if it took ten years to replace the one that got stolen, it would probably take another ten
concerns itself with about eight wars since the Revolution — and when the town hired repair people to do this job, they asked them to polish up the bronze plaques on it and to also polish up the bronze plaques on all of the historic markers nearby. Of course, that included the inaccurate one in Sagaponack. And so, I wrote the story again, noting they still hadn’t fixed it and it was still wrong. There it was, all shined up, but still wrong. And I took another picture of it and published it. It read, “Site of the Spider Legged Mill to Which Major Cochrane Tied William Russell During the Revolution and Ordered Him Whipped Until Bloodied.” After I wrote this second article, which was really written in the hopes of nudging along the powers that be to replace the errant plaque faster, I got a friendly letter to the editor from someone named Joseph R. Sahid of New York City, letting me know that the truth was that the evil Major DID whip the American patriot and by publishing the inaccurate information that it was really the other way around, I was perpetuating a myth. As I was pretty sure of my position on this, I thought that if I published this letter to the editor, it would only
Three months ago, a motorist drove into the war memorial monument at the crossroads in the center of downtown Bridgehampton a few miles away from that plaque. years to make a new, correct one. In any case, three months ago, a motorist drove into the war memorial monument at the crossroads in the center of downtown Bridgehampton a few miles away from that plaque. The monument was knocked askew, but the town felt it important to repair it right away. Many of the memorials on this monument were bronze plaques — the monument
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confuse people further. Now I would truly be perpetuating the myth. We get a lot of mail and we don’t have room to publish all of it anyway. But one week later, there was Mr. Sahid with a letter again, this time as part of a big packet that included several pages from a respected history book written in 1890 that proceeded to describe the whole incident from old newspaper records and the testimonies of the descendants of those who were there who said, essentially, the Major DID whip William Russell and would whip anybody and his whipping of William Russell was especially brutal and everybody was afraid of the Major and kept clear of him, including some of the other Redcoats, who sometimes said they wished he would just go away, which eventually, of course, he did. At this time, I had a decision to make. Do I publish this? Or do I not publish this? This historical material seemed very plausible. On the other hand, I would look like a fool if I published it. What I did when I got this was, frankly, put it in a pile of stuff on my desk to be decided upon later. It’s a good-sized pile. Usually if something sits there undecided upon for six months, I throw it out. So, time would tell. But the writer, Mr. Sahid, was not giving up. He wrote still a third letter. And this time, there was nothing friendly about it. “I have now brought you the historical proof that your account in the paper is wrong. And
you still do not publish it. I spoke to Justin DeMarco in your editorial department. He said he personally put the packet that contained all the proof on your desk. Why do you continue to perpetuate a historic inaccuracy like this?” I think it is fair to say, at this juncture, that what I am apologizing about is what happened next. I decided not to publish this chastising letter with all the historical data. There would be no room to publish the “proof” in the paper anyway. Besides, what sort of “proof” was this? I had heard what I had heard. And now, the so called proof sent was an account written in 1890, nearly one-hundred-and-twenty years after the event. Yes, it is possible that it was right and I was wrong. But, who really knew? Isn’t history revised all the time? Quite often,
it seems, new information is discovered to reverse a finding from years before. And that’s the truth. For a few days, I left this chastising letter on my desk NEXT to the pile of stuff to be decided upon later. And then I relented, sort of. I rummaged through the pile and found the SECOND letter — one of the nicer ones — and I ordered THAT published. It appeared in the July 20 issue of this paper. I wrote a comment after it that read, “I have heard it both ways. Your documents sent were in a history book written 100 years after the incident. Perhaps they are right. — DR.” Then I threw out the backup data from the second letter and the chastising third letter. I didn’t need to keep them around anymore. Earlier today, I was cleaning out my shoulder bag — I carry it around almost everywhere — and, down in the bottom, wrinkled and torn and stuck in a fold, I found a little piece of a news clipping that I had apparently put there two years ago. It was one of the original reports of the fact that the writing on this new sign was wrong. It had appeared in either the Press or the Star, there was no indication of which, and I had at the time ripped it out and put it in my bag, where it got carried around all this time. Here, two years later, it had turned up. “Where History Went Wrong in Sagaponack,” (continued on page 41) ADVERTISEMENT
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Fleeting Expletives The Fight Over Dirty Words Makes Its Way Through the Courts By Dan Rattiner My daughter and my two grandchildren, age 6 and 3, have been visiting us here in East Hampton this past week. The other morning, we all piled in my car, I turned the key in the ignition and on came the radio, satellite radio, tuned to the last station I had been listening to, which was an x-rated standup comedy station. The third word that came out of the speakers was the F word. Satellite Radio is, at the present time, free to use any words they want to, unlike regular radio, TV and the movies. “Best to turn that off,” my daughter said. I complied immediately, of course. “Oops,” I said.
It is quite amazing that, during the last ten years, all of our government agencies, with the full concurrence of the citizenry and the Film and Television Board, have been on a campaign to stamp out every utterance of any obscene language in the media. The reason I think it is amazing is because I was among those who, forty years ago, fought so hard to liberate foul language from the restrictions put on it just one generation before. Allowing people to say the F-word and the Sword and all the other words, we argued, is protected by the American constitution as part of our country’s promises of freedom of speech and freedom of artistic expression to its citizens. It
seemed so right at the time. And I guess it was. I wonder, today, as we clamp down once again on dirty words, where are all those millions of people, those hippies and liberals and constitutional lawyers and politicians and freedom marchers, today? Why aren’t they speaking up? Okay, they are a bit older, but they still have, um, freedom of speech. I guess. What’s the matter? Cat got your tongues? Frankly, I have changed too. Forty years ago, when I heard a dirty word, a thrill of triumph went through me. The prior generation lived in the 1940s and 1950s. Nobody ever said a dirty word. In the movies, married people even slept (continued on the next page)
SPITZER VS. BRUNO AND SILVER MADE SIMPLE By Dan Rattiner As far as I can figure out, here is what has just happened in Albany. It’s pretty sad. Last November, in a landslide, we elected our New York Attorney General, Eliot Spitzer, to be the governor of New York. Spitzer had made his reputation with no-holds-barred assaults on Wall Street misfeasance. That these assaults were brutal and mean-spirited had been a necessity. In a world where the weak fall by the wayside and the strong survive, it was effective. Why would such a hard-nosed person get elected as our governor? Because our state gov-
ernment needed to be cleaned up. For at least a generation, the State government has been held hostage by whomever is the Speaker of the Assembly and the Majority Leader of the Senate. You can elect whomever you want as a governor, a conservative or a liberal, with an agenda or without and he will get nothing done, unless he sits down with these two individuals and gets them to agree upon it. The two, of course, are pals, whoever they are. Because, if they work together, they can always get what they want. And, unlike the governors, they are there long term. The local districts that elect them
elect them again and again, because, in their positions, they are able to shower all sorts of largesse upon their constituency. So its two against one. And if the one doesn’t go along with the other two pretty soon, it’s bye-bye for him. He’ll come up for re-election as a do-nothing governor. It’s a stupid, un-democratic system. Basically, no matter what the people want, it comes down to what Joe Bruno and Sheldon Silver, the current leader and speaker want. It seems that, to a great degree, the various assemblymen and senators in Albany are, like (continued on page 47)
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in separate beds. It was a rule of the Film Board. You couldn’t show anybody in the same bed. People would kiss, the music would swell up and there would be a fade out. We thought it was terrible it ended at that. Lenny Bruce, on a stage in a New York club, said a dirty word and the Feds arrested him and threw him in jail. Everybody ran out into the streets in protest. Then, Clark Gable said, “I don’t give a damn” in the movie Gone With the Wind and everybody went nuts. Pretty soon, films were filled with people speaking dirty words. Books were written with dirty words. And it felt so GOOD. You’d lean out your window and at the top of your voice shout out one of them. And out on
the street, if anybody heard it, they’d shout back “right on,” which was one of the common phrases in those days. I always thought, back then, that these dirty words had a richness to them, providing meanings and nuances to thoughts that could not be expressed in the English language any other way. But now, with the crackdown, the richness and nuances just seem embarrassing. Try it. Particulary if you were one of those who fought so hard to make these words legal. Just try it right now. I’ll wait. See? What the heck has happened? Among the many casualties of this swing of the pendulum back to where it was half a century ago are movies made in the 1970s and 1980s. Some were just big, dumb car chase movies starring Burt Reynolds and overweight police officers, but others were simply magnificent. But they don’t appear on TV today, or if they do, they are full of bleeps. So they are essentially gone, all gone. All that effort, right down in the wash-your-mouth-out-with-soap dumpster. The latest news about the battle against bad words has come in a Federal Appeals Court, where there has been a trial concerning what is called by the participants “fleeting expletives.” These are sudden bad words said on live TV shows sort of by surprise, which are impossible to bleep out because they happen so fast. For example, Nicole Richie, getting an award on the Billboard Music Awards said such a word, apparently using it instead of the more old fashioned and ok word “shucks.” On the same show, the movie star Cher said the S word. Both were used by the prosecution in this case — the TV stations broadcasting these programs were protesting fines charged to them by the Film Board because that’s what the Film Board wanted to censor. The prosecution argued that “fleeting expletives” used by movie stars were no different
than “fleeting expletives’ used by certain politicians on C-Span. They gave the example of President Bush using the F word at a luncheon honoring Tony Blair that was on TV without anyone being fined. They gave another example of Vice President Cheney issuing such a forbidden phrase when speaking in the Senate in rebuttal to something that Senator Patrick Leahy had said. In the courtroom, the Vice President made a comment that was an obscene version of the phrase “get lost,” which everybody knows, after they think about it, must have been “go take a flying f—-.” The prosecution also argued that “fleeting expletives” were comments of frustration and anger different from other expletives that refer to “sexual or excretory organs and their activities,” which they reluctantly conceded, apparently, are, these days, inappropriate. Steven Spielberg’s film Saving Private Ryan came up during this trial. It was argued by the prosecution that the frequent use of “fleeting expletives” throughout the movie, allowed by the Film Board’s panel because they were historically accurate, understandable under the circumstances and an insult to our brave military veterans if not used, were thus a further example of the capricious nature of the Film Board’s rules. In the end, the court agreed with the prosecution. So, the Film Board’s rules were thrown out, or at least will be thrown out if this decision survives an appeal to the Supreme Court. I sometimes think that the tightening up on the use of obscenity has something to do with our being at war. The long-ago clamping down on bad words occurred during World War II. Now, we are clamping down again in what appears to be a war against religious extremists. You could also argue that a clampdown occurred during World War I, because the Roaring Twenties followed with all its liberalism. We tighten up and focus our thinking (continued on page 28)
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The Counterfeits Here a Sticker, There a Sticker, Everywhere a Beach Sticker By David Lion Rattiner When you think about illegal counterfeits, you think about money, you think about music or DVDs and you think about handbags and watches on Canal Street. Very rarely, however, do you think about beach passes. But here in the Hamptons, things are just getting plain weird. Everybody knows that if you want to head to the beach in Southampton, you need a resident or non-resident beach permit to park. If you don’t get one and decide to park anyway, then a fine of $175 hits your windshield. It is for this reason that parking stickers, especially for non-residents, are hard to come
by. They sell out quickly and every summer the Towns and Villages of East Hampton and Southampton employ a force of traffic cops to ticket cars and collect fines. This year, at least in Southampton, an illegal racket has sprung up involving counterfeit beach stickers that fool traffic cops. This has revealed a darker side to the Hamptons beach scene that involves naïïve tourists being taken advantage of by clever scam artists. Southampton Village Deputy Clerk Eileen Mascara was reportedly enjoying a nice day at Coopers Beach in Southampton when a beach attendant approached her with one of the counterfeit stickers, which Mascara believes
was made using a simple computer scanner. She reviewed the sticker and found it to be a definite counterfeit, noticing that the color was off and that it did not have a perforated ridge. When the owner of the car using the sticker was confronted, he swore that he thought it was legitimate, telling a story of how a man had approached him selling the sticker for $100, claiming that he was leaving for the rest of the summer and no longer needed it. The transaction was made and the man left feeling like he just won the lottery. Little did he know, he had been duped. (continued on the next page)
DAN’S PAPERS’ KITE FLY, AUGUST 5, SAGAPONACK By Jamie Felber In a world of who’s who, and see and be seen, of galas and fundraisers and charity bashes with red carpets and pink champagne, there is only one Hamptons’ event that must not be missed. Once again, Dan’s Papers brings you the annual kite fly. Sponsored by Southampton Town Park Department, this year’s event will be held August 5, from 5 to 7p.m. at Sagg Main Beach in Bridgehampton. The decorum for this year’s event is as follows: Leave your high heels and checkbook behind. No donations are being sought and
there are no valets to tip. The Southampton Town Parks Department has suspended all parking regulations for the evening, so not having a coveted and prized sticker for Sagg Main Beach‘s extensive parking lot is no excuse. To top it off, they have even kept all the facilities open, as well as supplying us with the finest lifeguards the Hamptons has to offer. All you are required to bring is a kite and a mentality to have some really good fun. At the kite fly, for the most part, the younger generation rules absolute, and I know I have some very fond memories of previous year’s (continued on page 38)
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In the past, East Hampton has had counterfeit problems as well. There was a rash of robberies involving beach stickers being peeled off from windshields of convertibles and then being resold on the black market. East Hampton and Southampton both recognized the problem and solved it by creating stickers that change color once they are pulled off of a car and re-stuck, which has deterred the thefts. However, the sought-after beach sticker is certainly a hot item, especially for the rich renters out here who rent homes for over $100,000 per month but can’t get a resident beach permit because all the non-resident stickers have sold out and they are not technically residents.
Southampton Mayor Mark Epley has said that he is interested in developing a new sticker next year that will make it harder for counterfeiters to reproduce them. East Hampton may do the same. After interviewing a parking attendant at Main Beach in East Hampton, who did not want to be identified, it had become clear that the stickers, for some people, have become more than just parking permits. For some, they are a symbol of prestige. “I was approached by this guy in a Mercedes who was furious that he couldn’t get into ‘parking lot 1’ at Main Beach. He told me he’d be willing to pay a thousand dollars to get a sticker. I started to laugh at the guy, telling him that he’d be better off just paying the
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parking tickets, but he was serious. He told me there was no way that he was going to drive around with just a ‘regular’ sticker.” There is no word yet on whether or not Southampton or East Hampton will do anything for the high-beach-sticker-rollers. Might not be a bad idea to create an extremely expensive, $50,000 “super” beach sticker, for the super rich, who can enjoy the added bonus of having a Gold Beach Sticker, the satisfaction of knowing that everybody else knows that you paid so much money for it and also the privilege to park anywhere, from Westhampton, to Montauk. You also can get the Super VIP Beach Sticker upgrade, maybe Platinum, which will allow you to park anywhere on the North Fork, too.
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when we are at war. I want to end this article by letting you know that somewhere in our archives here at Dan’s Papers, in the 1970s, there are issues of the paper that have ads for x-rated movies that were playing at the main movie theatres in Westhampton, Southampton and East Hampton. Go see Debbie Does Dallas. Go see Behind the Green Door. And we did. And at the time, it was the thing to do. Today, it would be ghastly. People would protest in the streets. I’d probably be one of them. And I have no idea why I would do this. •
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the summer, Super Saturday also boasts one of the longest lists of celebrity attendees. Guests who were milling around might have spotted special guest Kelly Ripa, Donna Karan, the designer hostess of the event, or InStyle Magazine’s Editor-in-Chief, Charla Lawhon, who also hosted the day’s festivities. Other guests included Russian heiress Anna Anisimova, Tichina Arnold, Fabiola Beracasa, Diem Brown, Lorraine Bracco, Christy Turlington Burns, Edie Falco, Bethenny Frankel, Judith and Rudy Giuliani, Shoshanna Lonstein Gruss (who had some of her famous swimsuits up for grabs), Dayle Haddon, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Clinton Kelly, Mandy
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THE UNBELIEVABLE CIVIC PROJECTS IN MONTAUK By T.J. Clemente A community defines itself by the way it spends its collective monies. And the hamlet of Montauk has been making bold statements lately. At the Annual Harbor Lights Gala, Gurneys’ CEO Paul Monte proclaimed, “Montauk is the little engine that could.” In the last few years, while some communities are scaling back libraries Montauk built a new one. When it was decided that the Montauk Public School needed more classroom space, it was provided. Even the new Catholic Church, a project that at first seemed overly ambitious — it was proposed as twice the size of the old
one — is now completed and in use every Sunday. And when it came time to make a decision on what to do an abandoned indoor tennis court and theater building known as The Playhouse, a bold decision was made to act responsibly for the long-term future of Montauk. It isn’t always that people can make these astonishingly civic-minded decisions in a small community and it is refreshing to see that Montauk could and did. The citizens of Montauk, by spending large sums of money on public projects, sends a strong message about how they feel about their community. The Annual Harbor Lights
Gala was, in fact, a gathering of those who have chosen to contribute personal money for the public good. Honoree Ellis French said that he is, “blessed to live and work in Montauk.” It seemed like everybody was nodding ‘yes.’ It was that spirit that made the gala event held last Saturday night again at Montauk Lake Club a success. The other honoree, Paul Monte, closed his remarks by saying how lucky he was to be born, raised and living “in this special community we call Montauk.” So, what is being done? A bold plan to resurrect the Playhouse and to expand the commu(continued on page 45)
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Lauren, Calvin Klein, Gucci, Vera Wang, Theory, Marc Jacobs, Hugo Boss, Diane Von Furstenberg, Michael Kors and Salvatore Ferragamo. At the accessories salon, sunglasses, shoes and other sundries from Coach, Fendi, Hogan, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Thomas Pink, See and Swarovski Eyewear showcased. Each of these designers had stars in the sale — whispered items shoppers coveted and traded throughout the show. When shoppers were tired, they could put their feet up and relax at the Fortunoff and Stirrings Summer Lounge and enjoy manicures and pedicures courtesy of Essie and Buff Spa under the Schick Intuition Plus Feet Treat Tent. There were also bars galore and plenty of volunteers to answer questions and help you find any bags you were too late to pick up. The only glitch in the process is that, instead of paying for items when you found them and carrying them with you, Super Saturday shoppers choose their goodies and then had their name written on a shopping bag, which they picked up later, once they paid for their items in full. But since the shops continued to sell until the six p.m. closing date, many vendors left before people could pick up their bags, leaving many shoppers clamoring at the Unclaimed Items tent long after the event was over. Luckily, there were plenty of volunteers who diligently searched for everyone’s bags and when they had to go home, anyone who didn’t receive their items wrote their names and what they purchased on a legal pad so their items could be sent to them after the event. I am still waiting for two bags with my fingers crossed… So, what did I end up with after it was all (continued on page 38)
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dmatthews@ross With the Super Rich on the Lacrosse Field at the Ross School By Justin DeMarco and Jessica Murray As we drove down Daniels Hole Road and saw the black and silver signs lining the roadside, we knew this marked the beginning of our Hampton Social experience. These chic signs were directing us to the parking field, across from the East Hampton Airport, bringing us one step closer to the exclusive concert featuring Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds. Thus we went through the first obstacle of making it through the maze that hid behind the Social gates, which would eventually bring us to our destination. There were two entrances through these gates. Since we are all VIPs at this event, we tried to make a statement by stepping through the entrance on the left, the entrance less traveled, if you will. Nonetheless, both entrances led to the same place, a path leading to the concert grounds, but for the celebrities there was a pit stop — an area of flashing cameras lights and media buzz. Being an editorial assistant and intern for Dan’s Papers, we bypassed this stop and continued down the corridor lined with orange and yellow drapes, bamboo shoots along the sides of the wall and an impressive display of sunflowers, until we saw the light and Social
attendants holding trays of champagne. We had arrived. As we took our first lap around the premises around 6:30 p.m., with trays of mini pizzas, martini glasses filled with sweets and phylowrapped something or others making their rounds, we met up with the American illusionist and stunt performer, David Blaine. We asked for a picture, but Blaine went beyond this request and wowed us with his first card
long couches, to further enhance the audiences comfort. There was also covered seating, in case the rain did decide to crash down. Just as difficult as deciding which type of seating you preferred was the decision of which bar to go to, as there was no shortage of those around. There were full bars outside of each tent, complete with top shelf liquors. Circling back to the other side of the venue, we saw adults revisiting their youth with plastic bags filled with pink and blue cotton candy in hand. There were the tall, skinny model-types enjoying the fried corn dogs. After thorough observation, the theme for the evening seemed to be casual comfort with added class. After being on our feet for a while and having the aroma of backyard barbecue wafting in the breeze, our stomachs began to grumble and we decided to dig into the Southern eats. In honor of Dave’s South African roots, Social brought in New York City chef Adam Perry Lang of Daisy Mae’s BBQ to give the guests a taste of Southern comfort. The choices were plentiful and we filled our plates with hearty coleslaw, mac n’ cheese, corn bread, pulled pork sandwiches, smothered beef ribs, chicken and beef fajitas, guacamole and salsa.
The fajita station was on our left, the caffeine bar (i.e. Nespresso) on our right, Dylan’s Candy Bar for our sweet tooth behind us and the real bar straight ahead. trick of the evening. We are still scratching our heads, trying to figure out how he pulled it off. After the magical encounter, we decided to continue our tour of the grounds. As we walked up to the stage, we noticed the rows of sleek black lounge chairs lining the lawn, only one of the various forms of seating for this event. Behind the lounge chairs were scattered tables and chairs and under the two large tents were
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Our table just happened to be in a prime 8:15 p.m., audience members had their feet location as well. The fajita station was on our moving, heads bobbing and hands clapping left, the caffeine bar (i.e. Nespresso) on our right up to the final sounds of the â€œAnts right, Dylanâ€™s Candy Bar for our sweet tooth Marchingâ€? encore. Both artists also got into the behind us and the real bar straight ahead. The â€œcasual comfortâ€? theme as Tim Reynolds sportfood was delicious and for a moment, it felt like ed a blue and yellow Star Wars tee while Dave weâ€™d traveled below the Mason-Dixon. Matthews wore his work boots, blue jeans and You would think that, after all this food, our a casual black button-down. The dynamic duo bellies would be bulging for the worked well in this intimate setting, remainder of the event, but the as they kept the house rocking while great thing about the venue was slipping in some comical dialogue that you had to get up and walk to here and there. As Matthews put it, get your food and drink, so at least â€œSmall talk is better than nothing.â€? we were burning some calories. As The audience took full advantage we finished our finger-lickinâ€™-good of the intimate setting, as they were food, we hesitated and foolishly within earshot of the performers. A wondered where the garbage was man to our left yelled out, â€œCongrats to throw out our food scraps and on the baby, Dave!â€? Dave Matthews drop our plates. We finally decided gave the man thumbs up in between to leave our human instincts aside sipping a drink from his mug. After and leave our plates on the table. being acknowledged by the GrammyAnd then it happened. Echoes of winning performer, the man turned the man of the evening, Dave to his friends and screamed as if he Matthews, could be heard over the had just won the lottery, â€œYou see speaker system throughout the that? Dave gave me the thumbs up! grounds. Everyone immediately Woo hoo! Dave!â€? A couple songs later, rushed to the stage and took after Matthews jammed out with advantage of the ample seating Reynolds to â€œCrazy,â€? a woman nearby options. Some even perched themshouted out, â€œThatâ€™s my wedding selves right in front of Matthews, song!â€? Clearly, the crowd was feeling sitting cross-legged on the lawn. the eveningâ€™s vibe. From the moment Dave The musical prowess of these two Matthews and Tim Reynolds musicians truly was a once in a lifestepped on stage and hit that first time experience. The performers David Blaine note of â€œOld Dirt Hillâ€? a little after were enjoying themselves just as
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much as the audience. They were exchanging smiles, jokes and just seemed to be having a good time playing great music. Matthews even took the opportunity to poke fun at his playing partner and longtime friend. When a fan yelled out â€œTim Reynolds is immortal!â€? Matthews began to chuckle and then explained to the crowd that he thought he heard someone shout, â€œTim Reynolds is in porno!â€? Clearly, these are two very different statements, but Matthews continued to ramble about the comment and the crowd, which included the likes of Adam Sandler, Rob Schneider, Chris Noth from â€œSex and the Cityâ€? and â€œLaw and Orderâ€? and â€œThe Sopranosâ€™â€? Edie Falco and Aida Turturro ate it up. After the concert finished, some guests stuck around and returned to the Hospitality Tent where mini sâ€™mores, key lime treats, blondies and fruit were being served. David Blaine even stuck around to perform some final tricks.
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