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6XQ ǧ DPSP 3DUULVK3RQG&RXUWǧ Brand new 5BR, 4.5B traditional w/ great room, den, library, FDR and more. 1.4 acres of lush landscaping surrounds the htd gunite pool. Excl. F#62298 | Web#H35715. Dir: Rt. 27 east, right on Tuckahoe Rd., left on Parrish Pond Court. %ULGJHKDPSWRQ 2IȊFH 6DW ǧ DPSP 6KRUH 5RDG ǧ Open water views of North Sea Creek from charming 1935 traditional w/ 4BR, 1.5B & fpl. Town permits for 6x20ft. ﬂoating dock w/ catwalk. Excl. F#63022 | Web#H54254. Dir: Mtk Hwy east to N.Sea Rd to Noyac Rd,left on Shore. 4XRJXH2IȊFH 6DW 6XQ ǧSP 6KLQQHFRFN+LOOV5Gǧ 3BR, 2B, fpl, granite kitchen, ﬁn. bsmt and garage. Pool & hot tub surrounded by landscaping. F#66649 | Web#H14649. Excl. Dir: CR-39, south on Greenﬁeld, right on Shinnecock Hills Rd. 6RXWKDPSWRQ2IȊFH
6DWǧDP 0HFR[5RDGǧ Traditional-style featuring expert details & lots of amenities. 6BR, 6B, 2 half-baths. 2 kitchen areas:Indoor w/fpl, screen porch & stone patio. Outdoor w/BBQ & fridge. 20x40 gunite pool. Bordered by reserve. Excl. F#57953 | Web#H0157953. Dir: Rte27 east, right on Mecox %ULGJHKDPSWRQ 2IȊFH 6DWǧSP 'HHUȊHOG5Gǧ Traditional home set on 2.7 acres of lush landscaping surrounding 20x50 gunite pool. Interior amenites include 6BR, 6.5B, library, media room, 4 fpls and master suite w/jacuzzi. Exclusive. F#62675 | Web#H53740. %ULGJHKDPSWRQ 2IȊFH 6DWǧSP 0LOO )DUP /DQH ǧ Gambrel style 5BR, 4.5B home designed for gracious living w/ vaulted ceilings, double height windows, great room, prof. kitchen, family room, htd gunite pool and so much more. Excl. F#60420 | Web#H35711. Dir: Rt. 27, left on David White’s Ln, bear right on 7 Ponds Rd, right on Upper 7 Ponds Rd, right on Mill Farm. %ULGJHKDPSWRQ 2IȊFH
6DW 6XQ ǧ SP 'XQH5Gǧ Newly constructed condominium complex. Ten oversized bayfront units, each a fresh interpretation of the Hamptons shingled beach home. Excl. F#61222 | Web#H55783 :HVWKDPSWRQ2IȊFH
6XQǧSPǧ .HQQH\V 5G 6RXWKROG 4BR, 3BA home on shy 1 acre with custom details throughout. Triple crown molding, chair rails, hardwood ﬂooring, gorgeous gourmet kitchen with bay windowed breakfast nook, spalike baths, full walk-out basement and option for gunite pool. Web# 2098018 F#66940 0DWWLWXFN 2IȊFH 6XQǧSP :DNH5RELQ/Q$TXHERJXHǧ Luxurious home overlooking LI National Golf Course with gourmet EIK, great room with fpl, ﬁrst ﬂoor master w/ whirlpool, patio with hot tub. HOA community with pool, tennis and more! Web# 2095969 6RXWKROG2IȊFH 6DWǧSPǧ &HQWHU 6W :DWHUVLGH 7HUUDFH -DPHVSRUW 4BR, 2B, 100% redone in and out. Not a thing to do but decorate and enjoy. Plus a seperate 2BR apartment. Private sandy bay beach! :HE 0DWWLWXFN2IȊFH 6DWǧDPSP 0DLQ%D\YLHZ5G6RXWKROGǧ “Double Cape Cod” style home w/private guest cottage, loaded with charm. Gorgeous 1.4 acres, close to beaches. Web# 2077369 6RXWKROG2IȊFH 6XQǧSP -DFNVRQ/DQGLQJ0DWWLWXFNǧ Wonderful 2250 sq.ft. contemporary cape, 3+ Bedrooms, 2 Bath, living room , playroom, and family room. Updated country kitchen, baths and mechanical systems. Fenced backyard & deeded rights to inlet. Web# 2052868 0DWWLWXFN2IȊFH
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Announcing the Upcoming Show Tours Lineup… A Day at the Beach: Enjoy Westhampton’s Cupsogue Beach with shuttle service to the village where you can shop or just explore. You’ll see mansions line the dunes along the scenic route to this lovely beach and park. The white sand beach has three lifeguard stations for supervised swimming, a restaurant and bar at their pavillion, a boardwalk with tables, clean restrooms and indoor and outdoor showers and changing rooms. Enjoy lunch on your own either at the beach or in the village at one of their many restaurants. Depart from Manhattan on Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays. $69 pp.
Autumn in the Pocono Mountains – 2-Day Tour – Sat.-Sun., Sept. 27th-28th – $405 pp./do. – Fall is breathtaking in the Pocono Mountains. We are pleased to offer you this wonderful tour filled with exciting things to do, great scenery and fine food. Take two trolley tours, see Bushkill Falls, the “Niagara of Pennsylvania”, see a performance of “Morning’s At Seven”, go on the Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour, visit the Pennsylvania Anthracite Heritage Museum and more.
The Bronx Zoo – Sat., Aug. 23rd – Adults $65 pp. Children $55 pp. – Take a walk on the wild side at the world’s greatest zoo! See the Congo Gorilla Forest, and over 4,000 animals. Included are your General Admission, Wild Asia Monorail, Skyfari Cable Car one-way, Children’s Zoo, Congo Gorilla Forest, Butterfly Garden, Bug Carousel and unlimited zoo shuttle.
Lake George/Adirondack Fall Foliage – 3-Day Tour – Sun.–Tues., Oct. 5th-7th – $365 pp./do. – Come with Hampton Jitney to discover the Adirondacks. Beautiful Lake George is the setting, and your hotel is right on the Lake. Dine overlooking the lake at Club Hamilton, take a 1-hour narrated cruise on the “Queen of American Lakes”, see the 100 mile view from atop Prospect Mountain, tour Lake Placid and much more.
Pennsylvania – National Quilt Extravaganza 2-Day Tour – Fri.-Sat. Sept. 5th-6th – $279 pp./do. – This is the east coast’s largest, most prominent textile arts event all under one roof. Over 200 vendor booths featuring everything for quilt, fiber, wearable and textile artists; workshops, lectures and demonstrations are presented by leading instructors; the finest collection of quilts, garments and wall hangings and a quilt competition with prize money.
The Outer Banks of North Carolina – 4-Day Tour – Mon.-Thurs., Oct. 13th-16th $599 pp./do. – The Outer Banks is a string of sandy barrier islands that bow out into the Atlantic Ocean and cup the shoreline. Prepare yourselves for a wonderful trip filled with a lot of sightseeing – see the many lighthouses, go to a wildlife refuge, take a ferry ride, visit quaint villages, the Wright Brothers National Memorial, an Elizabethan Garden and more.
Brimfield Antique Show – Sat., Sept. 6th - $81 pp. – Affectionately known as the “Brimfield Flea Markets” is the oldest, largest and best-known outdoor show of its kind. This show began in the 1950’s with 67 dealers and now has over 6,000 dealers from all over the country. The motorcoach will travel via the Cross Sound Ferry.
Mohonk Mountain House Resort (A Historic Landmark) – Tues., Oct. 14th (Hot & Cold Buffet Lunch included) – $115 pp. – Enjoy the top of the Shawangunk Ridge and surrounding Lake Mohonk. You’ll see thousands of acres of unspoiled scenery, including beautiful rock formations and 128 gazebos overlooking the mountains. The only structure on the virtually untouched land is the sprawling landmarked Victorian Mohonk Mountain House. You’ll also have a carriage ride around the grounds.
“The Big E” (Eastern States Exposition) – West Springfield, MA – Sat., Sept. 13th – $70 pp. – YOU ARE IN FOR A FUN-FILLED DAY! The Big E is New England’s autumn tradition and one of the largest fairs in North America. This New England extravaganza has free top name entertainment, major exhibits, The Big E Super Circus, the Avenue of States, dazzling thrill shows, agriculture, animals, rides, shopping, crafts, a daily parade plus a Mardi Gras parade and foods from around the world. Boothbay Harbor Maine 4-Day Tour – Sun.-Wed., Sept. 14th-17th - $565 pp./do. – Don’t miss your chance to experience the beautiful panorama of Maine as Hampton Jitney returns for another enchanting visit. You will come to understand why Boothbay Harbor, Maine is among our favorite tours for refreshing your souls. Atlantic City Overnight – Tropicana Resort & Casino – Sun.-Mon., Sept. 14th-15th $150 pp/do. – Feeling lucky? Bring along your good fortune as you head out for a fun excursion with Hampton Jitney Tours. You may wish to indulge in the Casino, enjoy a revue show, relax on the beach or stroll along the boardwalk. Whatever your decision, you’re in for a great time! The Culinary Institute of America French Cuisine Lunch at the Escoffier Restaurant and Vanderbilt Mansion Tour – Wed., Sept. 17 - $99 pp. - Visit this beautiful campus in Hyde Park, NY and experience a wonderful meal, have time to peruse the grounds and maybe take home some incredibly delicious bakery items (very nice gift shop, too). Then you will have a tour of the Vanderbilt Mansion. Restaurant Dress Code: Business casual attire is preferred – collared shirt for men and dress or nice slacks outfit for women – no jeans or sneakers, please). (Note: See “Also Available” for another Culinary Institute Tour in November)
Also Available: The Big E – Sat., 09/20 “Boeing-Boeing” Show Tour – Sat., 10/4 “Lion King” Show Tour – Wed., 10/15 Tour of Grand Central Terminal & High Tea at the Waldorf – Thurs., 10/16 Fall Tour of the Hamptons – Thurs., 10/16 West Point, Purple Heart Hall of Honor and Champagne Brunch – Sun., 10/19 Vermont 3-Day Tour including Simon Pearce Glass Blowers – Sun.-Tues., 10/19-10/21 Fall Foliage in New Hampshire 4-Day Tour – Sun.-Wed., 10/19-10/22 Red Lion Inn - Stockbridge, MA – 3-Day Tour – Sun.-Tues., 11/9-11/11 “Wicked” Show Tour – Wed., 11/19 Culinary Institute Italian Lunch/Brotherhood Winery Tour & Tasting – Thurs., 11/20
SHOW TOURS INCLUDE –
Lunch or dinner (unless otherwise indicated), a Hampton Jitney professional driver, tour escort and deluxe round-trip transportation. Call for complete package details.
To Book A Show Tour Call: 631-283-4600 or 212-362-8400 Extension 343 to reach our Southampton office; Or dial 631-477-2862 to reach our Greenport office. We also offer trips to Foxwoods Resort Casino, customized tours and charters for any group and more.
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for the most complete list and details of all Hampton Jitney tours and shows.
North Fork pick-up and drop-off locations are as follows: Greenport, Southold, Cutchogue, Mattituck, Jamesport, Aquebogue, Riverhead, Farmingville, Melville Marriott.
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South Fork pick-up and drop-off locations are as follows: East Hampton, Bridgehampton, Southampton, Westhampton, Farmingville, Huntington.
Show tour reservations are accepted only with payment at the time of booking: credit card by phone, cash or check at HJ reservation desk in the Omni lobby. Credit card sales are processed at the time of the reservation. Cancellations will be accepted on a conditional basis – we will attempt to resell the seats, but do not guarantee to do so; if not resold, the customer is still obligated to pay for the non-sold/non-cancelable parts of the package. Any change, refund or cancellation will incur a $15 per person service charge.
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Hampton Jitney Summer Schedule
Westbound READ DOWN
AM LIGHT PM BOLD
5:15 6:25 5:25 6:35
7:05 8:35 10:20 12:20 2:20 7:20 8:45 10:30 12:30 2:30
8:15 10:15 12:15 2:15 3:15 8:20 10:20 12:20 2:20 3:20 8:30 10:30 12:30 2:30 3:30 8:40 10:40 12:40 2:40 3:40
To The Hamptons Eastbound
7:15 8:30 10:15
7:20 8:35 10:20
6:00 6:30 6:10 6:40
7:30 8:45 10:30 7:40 8:55 10:40
9:20 10:35 12:20 9:30 10:45 12:30
AM LIGHT PM BOLD
D E PA RT I N G
Manhattan / 86th St.
7 Days 7 Days 7 Days 7 Days 8:30 9:30 11:30 1:30
Mon thru Sat 3:30
Fri Only 4:30
7 Days 7 Days 5:30 6:30
Manhattan / 40th St.
11:15 11:45 11:20 11:50
Sun SH• W Only Sun 7 Days 7 Days Fri 7 Days 7 Days 7 Days 7 Days 7 Days Only 9:30 — 11:00 11:30 12:30 1:30 — — 3:15 9:35 — — 11:35 12:35 1:35 — — 3:20
10:00 11:00 11:30 12:00 1:00 10:05 11:05 — 12:05 1:05
9:15 10:00 11:00 — 10:05 11:05
Sag Harbor Bridgehampton
— 10:00 — — — 1:00 10:00 10:15 11:15 11:45 12:15 1:15
4:00 4:30 I 5:00 4:35 —
— 10:00 — 9:30 10:15 11:15
10:05 10:20 11:20 11:50 12:20 1:20
9:35 10:20 11:20
6:25 7:00• 6:55 7:25•
10:15 10:30 11:30 12:00• 12:30 1:30 — 10:55 — — 12:55 1:55
5:30 5:45• 6:30 — — 6:55
9:45 10:30 11:30 — 10:55 11:55
Airport Connection 5:35 Midtown Manhattan 5:45
10:20 11:20 12:05 12:20 1:20
10:00 10:30 11:30 12:15 12:30 1:30
9:30 10:00 10:45 11:45 12:30 1:30
Fri Sat & B.I. Ferry Mon
6:35 6:40 7:00
7:35 7:40 8:00
8:05 8:10 8:30
8:35 8:40 9:00
9:05 9:35 10:05 10:35 11:35 12:35 1:05 9:10 9:40 10:10 10:40 11:40 12:40 1:10 9:30 10:00 10:30 11:00 12:00 1:00 1:30
1:35 2:05 1:40 2:10 2:00 2:30
2:35 3:05 2:40 3:10 3:00 3:30
3:35 3:40 4:00
4:05 4:10 4:30
9:50 10:20 10:50 11:20 12:20 1:20 1:50
8:25 9:30 — 10:30 — 11:30 — — 9:00 10:00 10:30 11:00 11:30 12:00 12:30 1:00
9:05 10:05 10:35 11:05 11:35 12:05 12:35 1:05
2:05 3:05 3:35
4:05 4:35 5:25‡ 6:05‡ 6:25‡ 6:50 7:15‡ 7:35
Bridgehampton Sag Harbor Wainscott
9:15 10:15 10:45 11:15 — 12:15 12:45 1:15 — — — 11:20 11:50 — — —
2:15 3:15 3:45 2:20 — —
2:20 3:20 3:50
4:15 4:45 5:35‡ 6:15‡ 6:35‡ 7:00 7:25‡ — 4:20 — — — 6:40‡ — — 7:50 4:20 4:50 5:40‡ — 6:40‡ 7:05 7:30‡ —
East Hampton Amagansett Napeague
8:30 8:40 8:55
9:30 10:30 11:00 11:30 12:00 12:30 1:00 9:40 10:40 11:10 11:40 12:10 12:40 1:10 9:55 10:55 — 11:55 — 12:55 —
1:30 1:40 —
2:30 3:30 4:00 2:40 3:40 4:10 2:55 3:55 —
4:30 5:00 5:50‡ 6:30‡ 6:50‡ 7:15 7:40‡ 4:40 5:10 6:00‡ 6:40‡ 7:00‡ 7:25 7:50‡ 4:55 — 6:15‡ — 7:15‡ — 8:00‡
— — —
9:00 10:00 11:00 11:30 12:00 12:30 1:00
6:20‡ 7:00‡ 7:20‡
1:30 2:30 — 2:00 3:00 3:30
B. Heights B. Heights Park Slope Park Slope Park Slope
8:30 8:35 8:45 8:50 8:55
Park Slope Park Slope Boerum Hill B. Heights
Only 5:30 5:35 5:45 6:00
Manorville Southampton Water Mill Bridgehampton Wainscott East Hampton Amagansett Napeague Montauk
Tanger Outlet Riverhead Aquebogue Jamesport Laurel Mattituck Cutchogue Peconic Southold Greenport
8:00 8:05 8:10 8:15 8:20 8:25 8:35 8:40 8:45 8:55
Ambassador Class Service
Enjoy the ultimate in comfort – a full size coach with only half the seats! Spacious captain’s chairs and plush carpeting, Up to 17” leg room, FREE wireless internet service, Outlets for your electronics, Enhanced complimentary beverages and snacks, Personalized host service.
The “Bonacker” Non-stop service to and from NYC and East Hampton, available Eastbound Friday & Westbound Sunday.
Mid/Uptown drop offs are 3rd & 39th, 42nd, 51st, 61st, 67th, 72nd, 79th & 85th.
These trips do not include Sag Harbor on Thurs. & Fri. (Eastbound) and Sun. (Westbound).
These trips arrive approximately 20 minutes earlier on Sat. and Sun.
These trips drop off on the Westside. Mid/Uptown Westside drop offs are: 86th St. & Central Park West, 86th St. & Broadway, 79th St. & Broadway, 72nd St. & Broadway, and 64th St. & Broadway.
This Lower Manhattan trip drops off on the Westside. Drop offs are on 6th Avenue at the following cross streets: Bleeker St., 14th, 23rd & 32nd at the MTA stops. Montauk Line- These trips guarantee Sag Harbor passengers will never be required to transfer prior to their arrival. Westhampton Line- These trips guarantee WH Line passengers will not transfer on the days noted above.
This trip will not go to Napeague and Montauk on Tues. and Wed.
BLOCK ISLAND FERRY CONNECTION - Ask about our convenient DIRECT service to and from midtown Manhattan/ Queens & Viking Ferry in Montauk. Departs Fri. Sat., Sun. & Mon. See trips with the above for departure times. Call or view our website for further details. To contact Viking Ferry: www.vikingfleet.com 631.668.5700.
Airport Connections. Hampton Jitney airport connection stops are convenient to JFK, LaGuardia and Islip/MacArthur airports. Detailed information is located in the Westbound and Eastbound notes section on the other side.
These trips may no longer be available on certain days after Wed., Sept. 3.
This trip will not go to Manorville on Fridays.
ARRIVAL TIMES ARE ESTIMATES AND CAN VARY DUE TO WEATHER, TRAFFIC CONDITIONS, ROAD CONSTRUCTION AND DAY OF WEEK. HAMPTON JITNEY IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR DELAYS BEYOND OUR CONTROL.
Thurs Thurs Mon Sun & & thru Fri & Sat Only 7 Days Fri 7 Days Fri 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 11:00
5:05 5:35 5:10 5:40 5:30 6:00 —
6:05 6:10 6:30
6:35 7:05 6:40 7:10 7:00 7:30
7:35 7:40 8:00
8:05 8:35 8:10 8:40 8:30 9:00
9:05 9:35 11:05 9:10 9:40 11:10 9:30 10:00 11:30
9:50 10:20 11:50
8:35 — 9:35 10:00 — 11:00 11:30 1:00 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30 11:00 11:30 12:00 1:30
9:05 9:35 10:05 10:35 11:05 11:35 12:05 1:35
8:15 — 8:20
8:45 9:15 — — 10:45 11:15 11:45 12:15 1:45 — 9:20I 9:50 10:20 — — 11:50 — — — 9:20 — — 10:50 — 11:50 12:20 1:50
7:50 8:30 9:00 9:30 — 8:00 8:40 9:10 9:40 — 8:10 8:55N — 9:55 — 8:20 9:00N — 10:00 —
10:30 11:00 11:35 12:00 12:30 2:00 10:40 11:10 11:45 12:10 12:40 2:10 — — — 12:25 — 2:25
Fri PM — — — — — 12:15 12:40
LW Sun PM 6:20 6:30 6:35 6:45 6:50 7:00 7:25
Mon AM 5:00 5:10 5:15 5:20 5:25 5:30 5:55
AM LIGHT PM BOLD
Amagansett East Hampton Wainscott Bridgehampton Watermill Southampton Manorville Lower Manhattan
To The Hamptons MONTAUK LINE (from Lower Manhattan)
Eastbound READ DOWN
AM LIGHT PM BOLD
ALL LUGGAGE: Must have ID tag. HJ liability maximum $250. All checked luggage and packages are subject to search. RESERVATIONS Reservations are required to guarantee a seat. Please call if you must change or cancel a reservation; please do not double book. “No shows” may be charged full fare. TICKETS AND PAYMENT Payment on board may be by cash, ticket, credit card; or by check if you are an Express Club member and have your membership card with you. American Express, Visa, MasterCard and Discover cards may be used for payment only if the credit card is on board with the passenger. Open (unreserved) tickets, including Value Pack ticket books, can be purchased at the Omni desk in Southampton, through our accounting office or online. Trip availability is subject to change — always call or refer to our website to confirm schedule. DOWNTOWN MANHATTAN SERVICE: Introducing Hampton Jitney Service to and from Lower Manhattan on Friday, Sunday & Monday.
Battery Park City South End Avenue & Albany Across from Gristedes Financial District - Water St. & Broad St. - Southeast corner of Water St. and Broad St., in front of Chase Bank South Street Seaport Pearl St. & Fulton St. - East Side of Pearl Street, in front of Wendy’s
Peter Cooper Village 1st Ave. & 23rd St. - East Side of 1st Ave. (between 23rd & 24th), in front of Board of Education Building 4:55
CELL PHONE POLICY: All phones must be turned off. Urgent calls only; limited to a total of 3 minutes.
To Lower Manhattan MONTAUK LINE
HAMPTON JITNEY RIDER ALERT
Select trips have letters or symbols above them. The following defines the codes.
D E PA R T I N G
8:30 8:35 8:45 8:50 8:55
NORTH Fri FORK LINE PM
4:10 4:15 4:25 4:30 4:35
Wed Mon I Thur thru N thru Sat 7 Days Sat 7 Days & Fri 5:00 5:30 6:00 6:30 7:00
3:30 — 4:50‡ — 5:50‡ — 6:45‡M — 4:00 4:30 5:20‡ 6:00‡ 6:20‡ 6:45 7:10‡ 7:30
Fri READ DOWN PM AM LIGHT PM BOLD Only Park Slope - 4th Avenue & 9th Street 5:30 Park Slope - 4th Avenue & Union Street 5:35 Boerum Hill - Atlantic Avenue & 3rd Avenue 5:45 B. Heights -Tillary St. between 6:00 Cadman Plaza East & West 7:50 8:15 8:20 8:30 8:35 8:45 8:55 9:10 9:15
D E PA R T I N G
B. Heights - Cadman Pl. & Clark St. B. Heights - Court St. & Joralemon St. Park Slope - Union St. & 4th Ave. Park Slope - Prospect Park W. & 2nd St. Park Slope - 9th St. & 4th Ave.
5:00 5:05 5:20 5:30 5:40 5:50 6:05 6:15 6:40
D E PA R T I N G ARRIVING
— — — — — — — 2:00 —
4:35 5:05 4:40 5:10 5:00 5:30
Montauk Napeague Amagansett East Hampton Wainscott Bridgehampton Water Mill Southampton Manorville
Greenport Southold Peconic Cutchogue Mattituck Laurel Jamesport Aquebogue Riverhead Tanger Outlet
Sun READ DOWN Mon Sun ‡ Mon Wed Connection B.I. Ferry Sat Connection Sat thru ‡ Sun & ‡ Fri & thru Fri Fri Tues & thru AM LIGHT PM BOLD Fri Only Fri Only 7 Days Sat 7 Days Only 7 Days Sat 7 Days 7 Days 7 Days Fri 7 Days Only 7 Days Fri 7 Days Only Sat Manhattan / 86th St. 5:30 6:30 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30 11:30 12:30 1:00 1:30 2:00 2:30 3:00 3:30 4:00 4:30 5:00
Sun PM Only 5:40 5:50 5:55 6:00 6:05 6:10 6:15 6:20 6:25 6:30
9:50 10:35 11:35 12:20 1:20
5:35 5:40 6:00
NORTH FORK LINE
READ DOWN AM LIGHT PM BOLD
Sun PM Only
Fri PM Only
To Brooklyn BROOKLYN SERVICE To East End BROOKLYN SERVICE To East End (Eastbound) To Brooklyn (Westbound) MONTAUK LINE
Sat, Sun Sun & Mon Only 9:30 10:30 9:35 10:35
10:50 11:20 11:50 12:50 1:50
Manhattan / 69th St. Manhattan / 59th St. Manhattan / 40th St. Airport Connection
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Weather Terror Experts are Wrong. It’s Not Hurricanes, it’s Lightning &Tornadoes By Dan Rattiner Earlier this year, the Colorado State University hurricane forecast team — from safely up on high ground — issued its predictions for this year’s hurricane season on the East Coast. They said that it would be “above average,” with about eight hurricanes scheduled to go through this area, of which four would be major hurricanes. They’ve been totally wrong every year for the last five years, but since we haven’t had any hurricanes, they say we are due for a big season. I beg to differ. My prediction — and I am an amateur who is simply observing the facts as I see them — is that no hurricanes will make landfall on the East Coast this year at all. During the last five years, how many major hurricanes have hit here? None. How about along the coastline of the Gulf of Mexico. Maybe a hundred? What is wrong with Colorado? It used to be the other way around. Just one or two in the Gulf of Mexico. And the rest along the eastern seaboard. It’s quite apparent that all the hurricanes that form in the Atlantic get sucked in under the big Florida peninsula to rattle around there until they hit something. We’ve had New Orleans. We’ve had Honduras. We’ve had Texas. It’s like when you have a casement window and a fly is on the screen. If you raise the window, Dan Rattiner is the founder of Dan's Papers. His memoir, In the Hamptons: Fifty Years With Farmers, Fishermen, Artists, Billionaires and Celebrities is currently available wherever books are sold. It makes a great gift for houseguests.
SURVIVE By Dan Rattiner Keeping yourself safe, or as safe as possible, from lightning, thunder and tornadoes is a whole lot different from keeping yourself safe from hurricanes. So here’s what you need to do. THUNDER No worries. Count slowly to 10, and each number you count between the lightning and thunder will be one more mile that you are from it. If you can count to 20 for that interval, your hearing is far better than mine. Unless you’re a dog, thunder can’t hurt you. TORNADOES The best place to sit out a tornado is in a reinforced concrete underground shelter. Next best is a basement, preferably a concrete basement, and preferably in a small room in a concrete basement where debris is least likely to fall on you. Sit under a heavy object such as a strong table, lean forward and clasp your hands together over the back of your head. Tornadoes almost always come from the southwest, so try to get yourself in the northeastern part of your basement. The worst place to be in a tornado is in your car. If you see or hear one coming, pull off the road, get out of the car and lie flat in a small ditch. Mobile homes are no good either. If you have time, get out of them and into another place as described above. If you are in a building that does not have a basement, follow the above procedures on the (continued on page 24)
the fly gets caught up between the two windowpanes. After a while it hits something. Finally it dies. That’s what Florida is doing for us folks in the Northeast these days. Oh, we’ve had a few hurricanes form up in the Atlantic north of Florida that would be capable of making landfall here. But they don’t. They go charging up parallel to the coast and, about a thousand miles out at sea, disappointed at not having hit anything, they peter out. Is this a passing phenomenon? I don’t think so. I think this is a whole change in the weather patterns caused by global warming. The ice packs are breaking up in the Arctic. They’re breaking off the shelf in the Antarctic. Why not a modest change in hurricane direction? The real problem that has now sprung up here, at least in the Northeast, are these vicious thunder and lightning storms. The skies darken, all hell breaks loose — with the last one we even had hailstones — and 15 minutes later it is all over. We’ve had at least six in the last eight weeks, at least two of which seem to have been accompanied by tornadoes. One was on Monday. Lightning has struck houses and melted electric appliances. In East Moriches, a lightning bolt came through the chimney and melted all the linoleum tiles in someone’s basement after ruining all the appliances. We’ve had people killed standing under trees. We’ve had second-degree burns on people on golf courses. We need a National Lightning and Thunder Institute, not a university hurricane forecast team. Maybe they can build one in Vancouver for those of us on the East Coast. (continued on page 24)
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lowest floor. Hallways are best. Tornadoes can come at anytime, anyplace — just listen for a strong wind or whine or whooshing sound. And move fast. Never try to outrun a tornado. LIGHTNING Unfortunately, there is no best place to be during a lightning storm. It hits anywhere. The idea is that wherever you are, you should try to be clear of the mechanism that conducts the lightning down from the top of the structure into the ground. Staying in homes or buildings with metal piping, electrical wiring or metal gutters and metal lightning rods on the roof is your best bet to survive a lightning strike. Lightning will travel through the electrical, phone, plumbing and radio/TV reception systems, metal wires or
bars in concrete floors and walls. Don’t be near any of that. Most importantly, do not be on a corded phone during a lightning storm. Stay away from glass doors and windows, washers, dryers, stoves and concrete walls or floors that might have steel reinforcing bars in them. Do not wash dishes, do laundry, take a shower or wash your hands. You are not safe in a barn or shed. And though a car will conduct a lightning strike into the ground via the rubber in the tires, you are probably too close to the glass and metal of the structure of it. HURRICANE CABLES During the long Depression of the 1930s, there were a lot of Public Works projects for the unemployed. One of them, after the terrible lesson of the
Hurricane of 1938, was the installation of thousands and thousands of steel hurricane cables here in the Hamptons that went from bolts on the foundation of a house up and across the roof, over the shingles and then back down to be bolted to the foundation of the house on the other side. These cables were intended to keep people’s homes from flying away during a hurricane. They were never tested, and never really given a fair chance to work, because three years later, when America went to war against Japan and Germany, and the government realized that steel and aluminum were in short supply, they had almost all of these cables, as a further Works project, unbolted and taken down to be donated to the war effort. If your house was built prior to 1942, check to see if the cables are still installed. If they are, have them removed. Tornadoes have much higher winds than hurricanes, and these cables were intended to keep houses from being blown off their foundations sideways by a hurricane. Tornadoes, on the other hand, lift things straight up, and with their greater sudden force can cause both your house and basement to go flying away as a single unit. You are advised to go to a basement when a tornado comes. But do not go to your basement if it has hurricane cables. Instead, run to the basement of a neighbor’s • house.
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I have to say I much prefer the hurricanes we used to have. At least you knew they were coming and what strength they were and what to expect. There was time to leave the area if you wanted to. With the lightning bolts it’s just every man for himself and no place to hide. It’s totally random. It’s enough to make you believe in God. They’re his will, these lightning bolts. They hit the good and the bad without distinction. He has his reasons. And also they hit boats, telephone poles, trees and tall buildings. We need some help here. •
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Raid at Sagg Dispersing 1,000 Happy, Chanting, Dancing People from Sagg Beach By Dan Rattiner The police raided Sagg Main Beach last Monday evening, on August 4. They rounded up about 500 people who were doing absolutely nothing other than playing music, singing and dancing as they have done every Monday night for years, and in violation of all their First Amendment rights and other civil rights, gave them tickets, hauled them off in buses and otherwise abused them, although, to be fair, no billyclubs and tear gas were involved. This is what people who called me at Dan’s Papers the next day said happened. On the other hand, here is what the police reported happened. Fifteen hundred people, drinking beer and wine, singing and dancing to bongo music and otherwise causing a very loud
and frightening commotion, were told by police officers to disperse because they were parking illegally, blocking access and egress and in violation of the Sagaponack civil assembly laws that say if more than 50 people assemble in one spot then they had to have purchased a permit to do so ahead of time and that would cost $100. No arrests were made. Nobody got ticketed. Everybody left, although a few gave the police an argument. “What are you going to do when you get to 51 people next Monday night?” somebody asked after being explained the law. “Close down the beach?” “I’ll be back next Monday drumming here,” said Richard Siegler, the founder of a Brazilian drumming group. “I just dare them to lay a hand
on me and say I have to stop drumming.” Every Monday there is drumming and celebrating the sunset down at Sagg Main Beach. Sometimes 10 people come. Sometimes 50 people come. If you happened to be nearby on Monday nights for the last few years — and there were people having barbecues, surfcasting, walking and strolling along, collecting seashells and clamming in Sagg Pond — you know this story. I was down there, too, on Monday nights quite often, by myself, sitting in a beach chair writing stories for this newspaper, watching the sun set. I would wave to the drummers. It was all right with me. Jay Schneiderman was one of the drummers, a friend of mine and a regular on the beach on (continued on the next page)
CLEANING LADY FROM OHIO HITS THE HAMPTONS By Dan Rattiner On the weekend of August 15-17, a professional cleaning lady from a small town in Ohio will be visiting the Hamptons and making the rounds to try to figure out what the Hamptons, as we know it, is all about. We need to be nice to her. She is 26-year-old Kate Bellamy from Batavia, Ohio, a town of 1,600 people. She’s almost never been out of the state of Ohio, and she certainly has no idea what the Hamptons is. So it’s our job to explain it to her. Kate Bellamy is coming here for the weekend, all expenses paid by Dennis Lynch, a New York City filmmaker with a house in East
Hampton who, along with his award-winning team, is making a full-length documentary about the Hamptons and me and my life in this place. He’s been following me around from event to event since April. And of course he’s been going off to other events, to get the flavor of this place. Every once in a while, I’ve heard him say, “I wonder what somebody from Boise, Idaho would make of all of this.” After a while, that changed to Duluth, Minnesota, and now it has emerged full-blown as young cleaning lady Kate Bellamy from Batavia, Ohio. Dennis got her by asking a
friend, one of his clients at USA Today, Gannett, to help him out by coming up with a suitable candidate. Welcome, Kate. I met Dennis Lynch last autumn when I was writing a story on my laptop for Dan’s Papers on Sagg Main Beach, and this handsome man in his late thirties came over to introduce himself. He told me that he was looking to try his hand at making a documentary about somebody, and he thought he had found his target. “Who?” I asked. “You,” he said. “You’re the King of the Hamptons.” (continued on page 45))
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Monday nights. He plays the bongos. He’s also our County Legislator. Before that he was the East Hampton Town Supervisor. He’s a nice guy. “You ought to come join us,” he often told me. But no, I preferred them in the background, a nice thumping accompaniment to my writing. As the sun would set, it would make me think of savages and cavemen and other primitive people. Meanwhile, I’d enjoy the smell of burgers cooking over grills as people had beach parties nearby. And I’d enjoy the surfers, and I’d enjoy the surfcasters who often came down after six in their pickup trucks to throw lines in the ocean for stripers and blues. It was a nice scene. Remember the famous saying from Yogi Berra? Nobody goes there anymore because it’s too crowded? That is pretty much what happened to
drumming at Sagg on a Monday night. It got mobbed. I think everybody involved with the drumming meant well. But the word had gotten out. Way out. On the second Monday in July of this year there were maybe 100 people down there. On the third Monday in July there were 200. And now there was some Brazilian drumming group that had hooked up with Jay & Company. And the drumming went on and on. It no longer just went on at sunset. Sunset now meant “light the torches.” And now the event had a name. Samba Boom. You see where this is going. On the third Monday in July, I went down there to write and watch the sunset and from one end to the other it looked like the big top at the
Cole Brothers Circus to the Stars. I turned around and went out on Peter’s Pond Beach, the dirt-road beach to the east. I could still hear them, three miles away, from down there. And I still enjoyed it. Though I did think that others, between here and there, might not. On the third Wednesday in July we had our regular editorial meeting for the following week’s issue of Dan’s Papers. “Have you seen what is going on down at Sagg?” somebody asked. “We ought to write a story about it.” “If we write a story about it,” I said, “there will be a thousand people down there next Monday night. That will be the end of it.” So we didn’t write about it. The fourth Monday in July I didn’t go down there at all. But I had a pretty good idea of what went on. Incidentally, by this time, snow fencing had been set up at the entrances to the beach by environmentalists, announcing that piping plovers were nesting on the beach there, so please be careful, and please be quiet. They are an endangered species. They are probably an endangered species with a permanent ringing in their ears today. The thing is that if the drumming people wanted to do this on one particular Monday night during the summer, as a single event, with 300 or 400 people, or even a thousand people, I bet it wouldn’t be a problem, if they were done by 9 p.m. But every Monday night? Once a summer between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. on a Sunday afternoon, Dan’s Papers has a big kite fly on Sagg Beach. Sometimes we get 500 people. And we have fun. But that’s it. And in recent years, as with everybody, we have to get a permit to do this. This year the kite fly is August 17. There’s just too damn many people in the world is what it is, if you ask me. When I was born there were two billion. Now we’ve got six billion. And it’s just a little more than half a century later. It’s true we have to put them somewhere, but (continued on page 44)
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What’s a Woman? Olympic Officials Try to Find Out – Genetically, Physically, Hormonally By Dan Rattiner One of the little-known stories about the 2008 Summer Olympics is the continuing attempts in Beijing to tell the men from the women. You don’t want men competing as women. And the honor of entire countries is at stake. So it is very important. But would it surprise you to know that nobody has ever accurately been able to do this? Well, they keep trying. And in Beijing, just as in Sydney and in Athens before, there is a big lab set up to test the female athletes. It is staffed by endocrinologists, gynecologists, geneticists and even psychologists. Yet even with all that, even with what we now know,
even with our going to the moon and back, nobody knows for sure if they are getting it right. The Olympics, as you know, are nearly 3,000 years old. And up until 1956, nobody thought it was an issue. The men competed in the men’s events. The women competed in the women’s events. And that was that. But in 1955, a German named Hermann Ratjen announced that in the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, where Hitler was anticipating so much success, he was enlisted by the Nazis to enter the women’s high jump as Dora Ratjen. He didn’t win. But he finished fourth. The Olympic committee was astonished
when Hermann Ratjen made his confession. They scrambled to the archives to look at the pictures and films of the Berlin Olympics. And there he was, Dora Ratjen. And there was no doubt about it when they put the pictures of Dora and Hermann side by side. She was him. In the 1960s, with the Cold War raging between the Soviet Empire and the United States, a determined effort was made by the Olympic Committee in Rome to see that this would never happen again. Soviet women looked much too muscular for that committee. And so they studied the matter the old-fashioned way. The committee had all the female (continued on the next page)
SAG HARBOR: MAD AS HELL, NOT GONNA TAKE IT By Tiffany Razzano Just as Sag Harbor’s site plan review moratorium is set to expire by September, with a flurry of potential development, as well as some that are already underway, the village could see a lot of changes in the coming year. “I would say the village is looking at a perfect storm coming in from all directions,” said April Gornik, a board member for Save Sag Harbor. “This is usually a relatively sleepy little town.” Last week, Gerald Mallow, owner of the Sag Harbor Cinema, announced the theater is up for sale. In the meantime, Bay Street Theater could possibly be looking for a new home and the Sag
Harbor Inn has announced that it hopes to expand its property with 75 more rooms, a restaurant and 20 moderately priced apartments. This is on top of the recently completed Waterside Condos – which aren’t selling – and the condos currently being constructed on West Water Street by developers Michael Maidan and Emil Talel and their proposal for condos on Ferry Road. Gornik says she’s optimistic the Cinema will remain as it is: a village icon and arthouse theater that plays foreign and independent flicks not available elsewhere on the East End - and that the idea for a consortium of private patrons
to come together and take over the theater is already out there. “We very much want the cinema to remain,” she said. “It’s been receiving quite a large outpouring of interest and support from the community.” The biggest problem, she says, is the potential for more condos coming into the village, referring to the proposed Ferry Road project, since it’s too late to do anything about West Water Street Condos and Waterside Condos. There are a number of potential problems that could come from the project, including environmental concerns from sewage and water runoff, and taking (continued on page 48))
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athletes strip naked and pass before a panel of doctors to prove they were women. And they did. And they all passed. This practice continued in 1964 at Tokyo. But in the late 1960s, when the Women’s Movement flourished in democracies around the world, it was decided to replace the nude walk with something else. For 1968 in Mexico City, the doctors and the Olympic Committee announced they could tell a man from a woman by examining an individual’s chromosomes. Scrapings were made
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Duck! As Home Density Increases, a Push for More Hunting By Alison Caporimo We’ve all seen them — bright-eyed, downy dappled creatures skipping through fields. They are the Bambis, the not-quite reindeer, the almost-horses of the Hamptons wildlife scene. Deer are everywhere, but perhaps not for long. The East Hampton Town Board is considering whether to allow hunting on some additional town-owned lands. The types of hunting considered for these designated areas will include bow and arrow as well shotgun, and big game is one of the main targets. Of course, on the East End, big game doesn’t mean lions and tigers and bears — it refers to our
caramel-colored friends. And while their disappearance may mean a decrease in nibbled-off flower buds, there will be an increase in gunshots wracking the pristine East Hampton air. There is a large population of deer in the Hamptons, a problem that new hunting privileges will not necessarily remedy. The proposal involves the expansion of hunting to eight properties, totaling about 180 new acres of land, in Amagansett and the Northwest. And according to Larry Penny, the Director of the East Hampton Natural Resource Department, the proposal may not achieve one of its goals, which is thinning the herd. “I don’t know if it’s going to limit the number of deer,” said Penny.
“Deer fertility is based on the availability of food. If food preserves are low, [the females] generally have a single fawn.” Homeowners can help limit the deer’s food supply by spraying their plants with some undesirable flavors. Fish oils and coyote urine are two options that many furious horticulturists are using on their expensive, eaten flowers. These disgusting substances, however, can only go so far. While their pungent smells and tastes are unfavorable, the deer will eat through them in order to survive. According to Bill Crain, President of the East Hampton Group for Wildlife, hunting isn’t the (continued on the next page)
AMAGANSETT MARKET REOPENS, TO HAPPINESS By Victoria L. Cooper Va-va bread! Since the grand re-opening of the Amagansett Farmer’s Market on Saturday, August 2, now operated by Eli Zabar, business is a boom. Take a stroll down to the market on a Saturday morning and you’ll see throngs of people, some who come by bike, others who walk and those who come by Jitney or car and park along Montauk Highway among the migrating monarch butterflies. Inside the screened-in porch area are some of the most delicious breads this side of the Midtown tunnel. Croissants, muffins, scones, raisin pecan twists, almond covered crullers
and pastries from beyond. There’s an area for bagel toasting and decorating (cream cheese, jelly) and coffee pouring and milking. Unless you’re buying from the farm stand (and sometimes even then if it’s not marked “local”), you can’t be sure whether that peach comes from Guatemala, the New Jersey Turnpike or somewhere along the Mexican border. But at the Amagansett Farmer’s Market you can see exactly where the food came from – Pike’s Farm, Schmitt Farms, Anderson Farms, Brieremere Farms. Store Manager Chu Brown explained, “ We put where the local produce is from because it’s the farms that deserve the
credit. I’ve had some of the sweetest watermelon since I’ve been here. Everybody needs a piece.” On the opening, Brown added, “We’re still setting up and learning about our customers. It’s a real farm here and different from the city. There are many more insects and we have to protect the food. Everybody seems to be pleased and welcoming.” Matt Shea, the cheese-meat-beverage-dairy man, operated the various stations at the market and explained that “business is great. People are really knowledgeable about cheese, and they know what they’re talking about.” (continued on page 48)
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only option for thinning the herd. “We have a proposal for deer contraception,” said Crain, “and we’re trying to get the East Hampton town board to approve it.” Erwin Liu, Crain explains, works at the University of California, Davis, known for its prestigious veterinary school, and has invented a contraceptive vaccine for deer. Once the doe is vaccinated, she will not reproduce for two to three years. “The vaccination has been used on deer in Fire Island and Gaithersburg, Maryland and has been successful,” Crain said. So what is more effective, hunting or contraception? “I think it’s a terrible idea to expand hunting,” Crain said, “There’s really no evidence that it reduces deer population.” If anything, it causes a spike in the deer community. Since a doe’s reproductive cycle depends on the amount of food available to her, a decrease in deer due to hunting means less competition for food. With more food available, the deer will reproduce more offspring. While deer contraception sounds like a far better option, it comes with a price. “The contraceptive proposal that we submitted would cost $69,000,” said Crain. Despite the cost, the results would pay off. “Many residents want this to be tried out,” Crain said. Penny is also curious about this contraceptive phenomenon. “I would like to see someday some kind of birth control for deer,” he said. Crain and Penny, while on different ends of the legislative spectrum, share more beliefs than one. “Animals have feelings,” Penny said, a statement that Crain, who founded the East Hampton Group for Wildlife almost four years ago, agrees with. “Animals feel pain and they suffer,” Crain said, “They warn each other and are very protective of their young. Deer make incredible mothers.” So why do people hunt? First of all, there are families on the East End that have hunted for generations — it’s a culture. But this isn’t your father’s Hamptons. The East End of one or two generations ago could still be called “country.” With an increase in homes and population density, the area has become a bucolic suburbia. A shotgun here makes about as much sense as a shotgun in Westchester. Aside from culture, another argument for hunting put forth by hunters and residents is lying on the side of the road in the morning. Most drivers on the East End have either been in a deer-related car accident or known someone who has. But this too can be prevented by a new invention that has proven to be very effective. Strieter-Lite roadside reflectors create a wall of light across the road when cars and trucks approach the reflectors at night. Perceiving this illusion, which is only visible to deer, the animals are reluctant to cross the road, hence fewer deer-car collisions. Rather than relying on a media blitz to convince the public of the reflector’s effectiveness, The East Hampton Group for Wildlife decided to take matters into their own hands and conduct a pilot study. The group — with the help of Ron Delsener and the East Hampton Fence Company, who donated money to purchase the (continued on page 36)
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“War is Over”
Shine On John Lennon’s Eclectic Art on View and on Sale in Southampton By Debbie Tuma Although the artwork of John Lennon has been touring the country for the past 15 years, with Legacy Fine Art Productions and Yoko Ono, the show had yet to arrive in the Hamptons — until now. From August 22-24, Yoko Ono and the Southampton Inn will present “Come Together, A Look Into John’s Life Through His Artwork.” For three days, more than 100 pieces of Lennon’s artwork created between 1968 and 1980 will be on display, featuring hand-signed pieces as well as limited-edition prints. There will be serigraphs, lithographs, copper etchings and aqua tints of Lennon’s drawings.
Since they were not published until after his untimely death in 1980, the majority of them are signed by Yoko Ono, with a small number of the controversial “Bag-One” series signed by Lennon. This ever-changing exhibit has been one of the highest attended art showings in America for the past 15 years, and in keeping with Lennon’s benevolent spirit, has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for charities throughout the world. Rudy Siegel, a producer of the “Come Together” show, said, “We know that the Hamptons is the epicenter of the summer activity, but in our experience, it’s been tim-
ing. We wanted to come in the high season, but have never been able to get the availability or right place — until now, at the Southampton Inn.” He said he’s hoping all the “Lennonheads and Beatles freaks” will come out to the show. Yoko Ono said she rarely attends her husband’s shows on the road, “because there are too many of them.” But she said although she doesn’t expect to be in the Hamptons, she’ll “be there in spirit.” “I have been out there several times in the past,” she recalled. “John and I used to rent a house in Montauk, during the late 1970s, and (continued on the next page)
WORKFORCE HOUSING: PUT IT IN OR PAY UP By Ian Stark Governor David A. Paterson signed the Long Island Workforce Housing (WFH) Act Wednesday, designed to boost the region’s supply of affordable homes. Sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos (R-Rockville Centre) and Assemblyman Robert Sweeney (DLindenhurst), the legislation (entitled Assembly Bill 9881-A/Senate Bill 6823-A) provides developers applying to build five or more residential units with “density bonuses” of at least 10%, or other incentives, in exchange for setting aside at least 10% of units of “affordable workforce housing” — defined as housing for individuals or families at or below 130% of Long Island’s median
income. However, if builders choose not to construct the required affordable housing, a payment to the Long Island Housing Partnership is necessary for each non-affordable unit — a fee that must be equal to two times the localized median income for a family of four on Long Island. (In cases where the fee exceeds the appraised value of the space, the fee equals the appraised value of the lot.) The WFH Act has received bipartisan support — it was sponsored by every member of the Long Island delegation from both major parties — yet there are some in the greater community who feel there is more to add before the legislation can be considered complete in its ability to guar-
antee reasonably priced living quarters. One partial critic is County Executive Steve Levy, who does feel that while the WFH Act will result in the construction 100 to 200 new units of housing yearly, he needs to push a second proposal that would establish requirements concerning how much housing belongs in any given community, and to create further building incentives from the government. In a statement to the press, Levy explained why he feels there are still shortcomings: “The bill is good conceptually, and it is a good message that we’re sending, though we must remember that most towns have already imple(continued on page 50)
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we’d come out there with our Montauk.” son, Sean. We liked Montauk She remembered visiting because it was less commerwith her friends Mick and cial, and we loved going to the Bianca Jagger, when they beach.” were married back then, and (Coincidentally, I remember also Andy Warhol, Peter when Lennon and Ono ate at Beard and Dick Cavett, who Gosman’s restaurant that all lived in Montauk. Ono summer in Montauk — I waitalso recalled visiting her ed on them as a college stufriend and fellow artist Robert Wilson during the dent, and had to keep all the “Self-Portrait” 1990s, at some of his sumother waiters from bothering mer parties at the Water Mill Center. them during dinner.) Of her late husband’s upcoming art show in Ono laughed when I asked her about eating at Montauk restaurants. “We may have eaten Southampton, Ono said, “I think his art is at a few, but we were mostly macrobiotic,” she similar to his songs — it communicates said. “We also did some artwork out in directly with the people.”
Lennon and Ono drawing in their NYC apartment
Although both Ono and Lennon included social themes in their art, she said, “John’s theme was mostly about peace and love — he wanted to convey the message that the family and love is important, and translates into world peace.” She also recalled how her family used to gather in their kitchen, which was set up with a couch, TV and stereo — the gathering place in their apartment at the Dakota in New York. “John used to sit at the kitchen table and teach Sean how to draw, and he made many drawings for him,” she said. Some of those drawings, done during the last two years of Lennon’s life, entitled, “Real Love,” are in the upcoming show. They include animal-oriented children’s drawings of crabs, ducks, fish, frogs and pigeons. Other works in the show include some of the controversial “Bag-One” suite signed by Lennon in 1970, which were 14 drawings that he gave to Ono as a wedding gift. During the early ‘70s these pieces toured the world, and seven of them were considered so erotic that the police raided the exhibit in Chicago, London and Toronto. “We’ll have some of these for viewing and for sale in this upcoming show in Southampton,” said Siegel. Also in this show are selected new releases of Lennon’s work, including his most recent release, “United We Stand,” a simple sketch of Lennon’s and Ono’s faces together, encircled in a heart. There is also “Land of Milk and (continued on page 34)
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What Polo? Come Now, Do We Really Need All Those Horses? Alison Caporimo Even though the rain washed out the polo field at the Bridgehampton Polo Club two weeks ago, the “show” went on. With Jimmy Choo heels sinking into the mud, scantily clad ladies walked the grass as if it were a red carpet. And with a DJ spinning the latest hits in a nearby booth and waiters doling out glasses of champagne, the glamorous guests seemed to have forgotten that there were pastures filled with manure about 100 feet away. About 200 attendees turned up to enjoy the ‘cancelled’ polo match,
with one thing on their minds: partying. “It would be great if we could get more people to focus on the game,” said John Gruen of Gruen Eyes, who has teamed up with TagHeuer for their new eyewear collection. But judging by the floating UFO-sized hats and fitted peacock dresses, polo is not the only reason to visit Two Trees Stables on a Saturday afternoon. “It’s an opportunity to wear something from the closet that you wouldn’t normally wear,” said Joan Gruen. And wear they shall. With the hopes of being spotted by polo regulars like Steven
Spielberg, Aretha Franklin and Paris Hilton, guests dare to be different. “The people who attend this event are on the evolution of style,” said Cragin Brown, a representative for Strategic Group and event organizer. And it’s not all about indulging in your closet — it’s also about adding to it. With vendors like Ralph Lauren, Gruen Eyes and Mercedes Benz flaunting their merchandise, you can exit onto Hayground Road with a new set of threads, specs and wheels. Brown said that, “For a lot of people, the party and (continued on page 42)
On the Edge: HOW COOL IS CUIL? GOOGLE TO FIND OUT By Victoria L. Cooper Can Google be out-Googled? The search engine turned active verb may have competition. Cuil, pronounced “cool,” is not only an old Irish word for knowledge but the latest search engine that promises to reach more pages on the Web than ever before. According to their “About Us” section, the site gets to “three times as many as Google and 10 times as many as Microsoft.” How cool is Cuil, and how does it stand next to the search-engine giant, Google? Some key differences between the two are not just in the content they dredge up from back alleys of the Internet but in the way the infor-
mation is presented. Cuil presents search results across three columns (now with the option of two), with a few small images drawn from the sites. It also searches semantically by related concepts, inter-relationships and a website’s coherency. On the other hand, Google presents items in a list form and crawls the Web on many, many different computers for key content tags and attributes. The major point of contention is the fact that Cuil claims to search over 120 billion pages on just 140 servers. They believe that this method will decrease the cost of running servers — less is more. Just like a car, the only way to rate perform-
ance is to take it for a test drive. Here are some common Hamptons searches on Cuil. Search #1: Montauk Monster Out of the 11 listings on the first page, nine concern Montauk fishing. “Come to Montauk for the 18-pound, monster bluefish.” Not exactly the update I was looking for. The search also includes the Wikipedia page for the Montauk Project (the series of government projects conducted for the purpose of developing psychological warfare). This listing didn’t even have the word “monster” in the article at all. Search #2: Swimming in the Hamptons (continued on page 49)
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Honey,” a print of a New York City skyline, which debuted in SoHo last December, and “Come Together,” a whimsical drawing done in the early ‘60s of people waving balloons, which appeared in Lennon’s book, In His Own Write. There will be 300 prints of each for sale in this exhibit. For Beatles lovers, there will be limited-edition prints of 20 different song lyrics, including “Revolution,” “Day Tripper” and “Instant Karma.” “Some people have a greater connection with the lyrics, because that’s what they grew up with,” said Siegel. “It’s amazing to see how he wrote out the songs, how he edited them, in
his life as a song writer.” In Lennon’s giving spirit, and as with other exhibits, there will be money raised at this show to benefit the Human Resources of the Hamptons, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping those in need, without discrimination, including those who face poverty, hunger, illness or homelessness. A $2 donation is suggested at the door. Dede Gotthelf, owner of the Southampton Inn, said she is thrilled to host this exciting show of Lennon’s work. “John was my favorite Beatle because he was intellectual and socially conscious. I loved
him in college, and I almost bought one of his drawings at a show on Jobs Lane during the early ‘70s. But back then, I needed the money for college, so now, I am going to finally purchase a piece of John Lennon’s artwork, at my inn,” she said. “I am also happy to be donating some money to one of our local charities, because I want to give back to our community.” The “Come Together” show will take place on August 22, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., August 23, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., and August 24, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information, e-mail Lennonartwork@aol.com
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Who’s Here By Debbie Tuma It’s hard to say where she’s been seen more — in the media for her recent divorce, or as a spokeswoman rallying for numerous Hamptons charities close to her heart. And what this says about this supermodel and mom is that there is a genuine, optimistic nature behind that famous smile. “My life right now is about enjoying time each day with my kids, and about always looking for the bright side and being grateful for what I have,” said Brinkley, who lives in Sag Harbor. Despite her heartbreaks in love, including her much-publicized recent divorce from architect Peter Cook, Brinkley has remained active in the public eye for the causes she believes in, from heart disease prevention, to helping children with disabilities, to helping animals, to stopping global warming, to opposing a nuclear plant in her neighborhood. “One of the things that helps me the most is giving back,” she said. “This opportunity is my most cherished possession, and I do it for things I care about, like health and helping children. As a mother of three, I feel for any parents going through problems with their kids.” On June 21, just days before her divorce trial began, Brinkley kept her promise to appear at the annual “Have A Heart Gala” for the American Heart Association, and she spoke with the media under a tent in Water Mill, with her daughter Alexa Ray Joel by her side. Dodging questions about her impending divorce, Brinkley, 54, appeared ever the poised, warm and smiling symbol of strong and successful woman. She talked about how her own mother was affected by heart disease, how she promotes health and fitness, and how she wants to help educate women about the importance of exercise and diet. Her daughter, Alexa, told the crowd, “My mom has always been there for me, my brother Jack and my sister Sailor, and I want to be there for her right now.” And after her divorce was finalized, when many people thought she would be hiding from the press, Brinkley was once again out in public, as a spokeswoman for the Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Yeshiva University, which held a “Wild, Wild West Carnival” in Water Mill on August 2. Looking radiant in a white summer dress, cowgirl hat, boots and glimmering silver jewelry, Brinkley was no stranger to the horse crowd, having been a passionate rider most of her life.
Christie Brinkley Supermodel About 20 years ago, during her marriage to Billy Joel, Brinkley was a regular at the Deep Hollow Ranch in Montauk, where she took riding lessons and also rode in the horse shows there. She and Joel attended many of these events during their marriage.
“This is my sixth year doing this for Einstein College, and today I wore my ‘hoedown dress,’” laughed Brinkley. She added that she still has a horse, and that she may take up riding again in Montauk. “But right now, I have been getting into a new way of relaxing, by taking up surfing, with my son Jack,” she explained. “I have decided to slow my life down and get away from the crowds, so we have taken up surfing in Montauk, as well as kayaking in the coves and inlets all around here.” She said they also tried the new rage of stand-up paddling on the surfboard. “When I was 13, I was a surfer girl in Malibu, California,” she said. “I used to play the Beach Boys songs over and over on my phonograph. Now I’ve dusted off my surfboard, and I am hitting the waves out in the Hamptons.” Brinkley is also active with her own design company. “I have several designs that are about to come out that I can’t say right now, but one of them is a new line of bedding, which is earth-friendly and organic, while still being stylish,” she said. “I have been into the green movement for a long time, and I try and incorporate as much green living into my life as possible. I drive hybrid cars, I installed water limits on all my showers, I let my lawn go natural, and I use only soy candles at night.” Besides launching her own bedding line, Brinkley has also been promoting the TOTAL GYM, and attributing her great body to its constant use. She has been a supermodel far longer than most other models, still posing for magazines in her 50s. Originally named Christie Lee Hudson, she was first discovered at a local post office in Paris by Errol Sawyer, an African-American photographer from New York City. The son of playwright Robert Earl Sawyer, he discovered Brinkley in 1973, and subsequently introduced her to John Casablancas of Elite Model Management. Casablancas hesitated at first, thinking Brinkley’s look was “too American.” But based on his confidence in Sawyer’s taste, he sent her on several test shoots, and soon she was catapulted into the big-time. In 1976, Brinkley signed a contract with Cover Girl Cosmetics, which was renewed for 20 years. A few years after the contract was terminated, they signed her again in 2005 to advertise mature skin products. Throughout her long and lucrative career, Brinkley has graced the covers of numerous women’s and fashion magazines, including three
“When I was 13, I was a surfer girl in Malibu, California ... Now I’ve dusted off my surfboard, and I’m hitting the waves out in the Hamptons.” At the Einstein event, Brinkley was helping to raise money for the college’s Children’s Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center (CERC), which is seeking a cure for autism and other developmental disorders, and which services 8,000 kids.
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reflectors used in the study — installed reflectors on 0.6 miles of Stephen Hands Path, directly east of Rt. 114, last January. Between January 17 and June 30, 2008, no deer-related collisions occurred on the test site, compared to nine collisions on the 2.8 miles of the rest of the road and the 250 deer collisions in the Town each year. In addition to wandering or darting into streets and roads, the deer also frequent the East Hampton Airport’s runways and tarmacs. This summer, a jet struck a deer during lift off, causing concern for airport officials. To
nuisance permit to hunt deer on its property. Obviously, with reflectors and contraception methods, there are painless ways to reduce the risk that deer pose to humans on the road, as opposed to hunting, which can be painful for both deer and humans. Or, as Crain put it, “People cannot take a walk in peace with shotguns firing away.”
decrease the number of deer at the airport, the town’s Natural Resources Department has received seven exclusive “nuisancehunt” tags for deer from the State Department of Natural Resources and the town is applying for more. These licenses allow hunting of deer on airport property. East Hampton Indoor Tennis has also received a
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consecutive issues of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issues. In addition to modeling, she has designed clothing patterns for Simplicity Patterns, and appeared on several TV shows, from the “Today Show,” in a four-part set of beauty tips, to her own series, “Living in the ‘90s With Christie Brinkley,” a daily half-hour show that aired in 1992 on CNN. Brinkley also played the “Red Ferrari Girl” in the 1983 movie, National
Lampoon’s Vacation. She has been married four times — to artist Jean-Francois Allaux (1973-1981), musician Billy Joel (1985-1994), real estate developer Richard Taubman (1994-1995) and architect Peter Cook (1996-2006). In the Hamptons, Brinkley is visibly active in local environmental groups, including Standing For Truth About Radiation (STAR), an antinuclear group that tried to close down the
Millstone Nuclear Plant in Connecticut. She is also a member of the Committee to Save Sag Harbor, which is trying to preserve the character of that village from future development. “My daughter Alexa and I want to keep our hometown from being lost to big box stores,” said Brinkley. “I am proud to say Alexa will be singing at a benefit for this group on August 30 at Collette’s Antique Barn in Bridgehampton. We love living in this special place.”
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round of golf then cost $2.50 on weekdays and $3.50 on weekends. In another attempt to make Montauk the “Miami of the North,” Fisher hired Miami Beach Bay Shore Golf Club head pro Glen Adams to be the course’s first manager. The rest is pure tradition and history. Over the years many fathers, sons, mothers and daughters have teed off together during their summer vacations. In preparation for this article I found my way to the first tee to experience the tradition of golfing Montauk Downs in August. Heather Lyons at the sign-in counter told me it was a busy day and that over 350 golfers were still on the course at 5 p.m. She told me that in recent years Jack Nicholson, Darryl Strawberry, Morgan Freeman and Keith Hernandez have walked up to her at this public course to buy a starting ticket. Montauk Downs was a public course until 1978 when it became part of a state park that now has a pool, tennis courts and driving range. Kevin Smith is the present pro and runs a top-notch golf shop that also offers lessons. There is a free putting green right behind the awardwinning clubhouse, which replaced the “Colonial Revival Style” clubhouse that originally graced the entrance to the course in the 1920s. Back in 1968, Rees Jones assisted his father, legendary golf course designer Robert Trent Jones, in a redesign of the entire course. Now, 40 years later, Rees Jones is playing a pivotal role again by making changes and lengthening Montauk Downs to adjust to the high-tech equipment that makes hitting the ball straighter and farther possible. But the magic of Montauk Downs is its location — close to the ocean, and perched up on the highest grounds. Voted one of the top public courses in the world, Montauk Downs is also a walk through time. As I played the front nine, deer casually walked along with me, as did an occasional turkey. The sounds of the birds echoing through the trees that line the fairways are distinctive and timeless. The variations of the green colors the different lengths of grass have on fairways, roughs and putting surfaces is a mesmerizing sight, just like when you first enter Yankee Stadium and see that manicured ball field. The divots, the puddles, the holes and the sand traps are part of every golf course worldwide, no matter how well maintained. This year the course is very green due to the ample rain. As difficult and challenging as this course is, the mother of Dan’s Papers founder Dan Rattiner played this course regularly right up into her 90s. The daughter of Montauk Marine Basin owner Carl Darenberg, Courtney, (who now works in the pro shop along with helping her pro husband, Eric, teach) played it daily as a child. To watch Courtney and Eric play the course on which they met as pre-teens and that they have mastered as married adults is what traditions are all about. In fact, over the years (continued on page 41)
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Two Women, Two Stories, One Red Leather Diary By T.J. Clemente On her way to work one morning, 23-year-old New York Times journalist Lily Koppel noticed a dumpster filled with debris that included ornate, vintage ocean steamer trunks. Climbing up into the dumpster, Koppel found amazing clothing of yesteryear and an old red leather diary dated from 1929 through 1935. Unaware of what she actually found, Koppel explored the contents of some of the other trunks, and went to work. Over time, the saga of The Red Leather Diary burst into perhaps the most important event of Koppel’s life. She began to read the beautiful prose, meticulously written by hand by a 14year-old girl, Florence Wolfson. As a shocking twist, Koppel learned that, in 1929, Wolfson lived in the same building that Koppel was living in some 75 years later. Wolfson was a girl on the verge of womanhood in a strangely modern way, although it was an older time. The diary covers about five years, without missing a day, and then stops abruptly. Reading the details and prose, Koppel develops an
unquenchable thirst to find out as much about Florence Wolfson as possible, using all the tools a 21st-century Times journalist has at her disposal — along with some luck, unusual events and instinct. Koppel’s passionate search goes on until Wolfson is located, alive, living in affluent Westport, Connecticut. The handwritten little red leather diary is reunited with the owner who made the daily entries. The emotions, questions, power of dreams and aspirations of the soul, heart and mind of a woman coming of age can then be re-examined by the very woman who experienced them 75 years earlier. Both Koppel and Wolfson relive what Wolfson thought about at the time, and juxtapose it against what actually happened over the course of her long, wonderful lifetime. The Chicago-raised Lily Koppel will bring the magic she uncovered to retell this story at a book signing at St. Ann’s Church as part of the Bridgehampton Library’s “Fridays at Five” series on August 22. (The reading is $15 and open to the public.) In a detailed narrative Koppel, a NYU graduate who spent a year at Oxford in England, will again weave through the language of a young woman with eyes wide open. With a voice that is in turn both meas-
ured and mesmerizing, Koppel will relive her own moments of discovery that changed her life, and recount the actions she took to bring this artifact back to life. Having heard Koppel speak in East Hampton, I was not truly prepared for the drama and historical significance of the work. From the first lines that she read from the book I was hooked into two truly fantastic stories. The significance of two women — two authors as it were — coming of age 75 years apart, in two different worlds yet in the same building, is a provocative starting place. Koppel and Wolfson have appeared on “Good Morning America,” “Today” and other popular shows. Reviews of the book, now in its third
hardcover printing, have been stellar. The New York Times called it “lovable.” Hearing Koppel tell of the moments when she travels to Westport and first speaks with Wolfson is powerful. At the Bridgehampton Library, the public will be able to experience what happens when chance, curiosity, determination and inspiration combine to create from words written in the past in private into a riveting, relevant book for today. The fairy tale aspects of this serendipitous adventure coupled with the glamour of the age in a time and a life are quite compelling, very unusual and not to be missed. For more information about her reading and signing on August 22, call 631-5370015.
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The Numbers Are In — and They’re Screaming according to Town & Country. That’s 57 homes totaling sales of $40,786,000 in 2007, compared to 21 homes sold in 2008 for $13,341,000. In Mattituck, using the Town & Country numbers, going against the trend of the North Fork, the median home price fell 22.3% from $592,000 to $460,000. Bizarrely, in Southold Village, although the second-quarter sales of homes fell 32.5% from 40 (2007) to 27 (2008), the median price actually jumped up 9.35%, going from $535,000 to $585,000. Not so for Orient where second-quarter sales were down 25%, from 32 homes to 24 homes with the median price falling 17.7%, from $527,000 (2007) to $436,500 (2008). The same sort of activity was reported by Town & Country in Riverhead, where second-quarter sales were down 28.85%, from last year’s 57 homes (2007) to 37 homes (2008). In Riverhead the median price dropped only 5.06%, from $360,670 (2007) to 350,000 (2008). Town & Country figures are not as positive as the Prudential Douglas Elliman-financed Miller Samuel Real Estate Appraisers report on the North Fork, with their median price for homes actually dropping 6.25% from the same secondperiod number from 2007. What is mind-boggling is that the total sales volume reported by Town & Country in the second quarter of 2008 on the North Fork is down 42.26% from gross sales in 2007, dropping from $128,472,903 to $74,252,875. So what does this mean? With lower prices on
the North Fork there is more activity, and homes are either holding their value or slightly gaining some. On the South Fork, because the big median number is nearly double that of the North Fork, using the Miller Samuel numbers $970,000 to $605,000, and mortgage guidelines are tougher, the charming North Fork is becoming more attractive because it is more affordable. Samesized homes on same-sized land are less expensive. One interesting fact revealed in Town & Country’s numbers is that the number of sales of $1 million to $1.99 million homes dropped from 17 to six in the second quarter of 2008. That is a drop of 64.71%. There were no sales in the range of $2 million to $3.49 million in the second quarter, whereas there were three in 2007. That’s a 100% drop. Yet there was one reported sale in the $3.5 million to $5 million range in the first quarters of both 2007 and 2008. Prudential’s Hamptons regional director reportedly summed things up by saying, “There’s plenty of people looking, there’s plenty of activity, but they’re not serious about buying. It’s eerie — there are people out here with lots of money, but they’re not spending it.” As Professor Carrington said years ago at the George Washington University Business School concerning down markets, “Never try to catch a falling knife. Let it hit the ground, stop and then safely pick it up.”
By T.J. Clemente Wise men say facts and figures don’t lie, but numbers can be misleading — and when it comes to the real estate market these days, who can argue? With daily stories about the damage the prime mortgage mess has done to financial markets and the real estate industry, the facts and figures are ugly. In the Hamptons the median price has dropped from $1,100,000 to $970,000. However, one bright spot seems to be on the North Fork of Long Island. The Miller Samuel Real Estate Appraisers claim the North Fork median price for home sales is up 17.8% from the previous quarter, and 13.1% from last year. Town & Country Real Estate specifically mentions Jamesport, where sales (25 homes) in the second quarter this year match up evenly with the 25 of last year, with an actual median price increase from $429,510 (2007) to $445,000 (2008). The Miller Samuel report commissioned by Prudential Douglas Elliman had one bright spot for the Hamptons, noting that the median, although down from the previous year by 11.8%, actually rose from the previous quarter of 2008 by some 9.9%, going from $882,500 to $970,000 (but down from $1,100,000 in 2007). Looking closely at Town & Country’s numbers, sales on the North Fork outside of Jamesport were down in the second quarter of 2008 versus the same period of 2007. Worst is Mattituck, with second-quarter sales down a whopping 63.16%
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The 60th Annual Artists-Writers Softball Game is Saturday By Dan Rattiner The 60th Annual Artist-Writers Softball game will be held in East Hampton this Saturday afternoon at 3 p.m. This is the longest continuously running sports event in the Hamptons, and if you’d like to come watch it, you’ll find it at the appointed hour on the sandlot baseball diamond behind the Waldbaum’s Market on Newtown Lane in East Hampton. There is a small admission charge, with the funds going to charity, and with it, you can be part of history. The game was first held in Wilfred Zogbaum’s backyard in Springs in 1948 with Willem de Kooning, Barney Rosset and other artists and writers in attendance. A picnic accompanied it. It was decided that it would become an annual affair after that. Sometime later, after the Spanish American War and some other conflicts, the site of the game was moved to the ball field in the center of town in East Hampton, and it has been played there ever since. It has been accompanied over the years by rhubarbs, arguments, giant homeruns, professional female basketball players, actresses and actors, dogs wandering out on the field, presidents and presidential candidates, former mayors of New York, boxing contender Gerry Cooney, billionaires, movie stars, other nefarious sorts and even, for several years, the soccer legend, Pele. Playing in it last year were Christie Brinkley, Laurie Singer, Mort Zuckerman, Alec Baldwin, Donny Deutsch, Mike Lupica, Richard Weise, Tom Clohessy, Bill Collage, B. Smith and hosts of others. Sports commentator Burt Sugar provided the commentary over a loudspeaker system. The final score was Writers 13, Artists 8. The late Roy Scheider, who for many years was the pitcher for the Artists, will be remembered prior to the game.
Also to be honored will be the memories of the 11 soldiers from this community who have given their lives in the recent wars in the Middle East. Their families, at the invitation of Congressman Tim Bishop, will be in attendance. This writer, along with a mystery guest, will again umpire the game, and prior to that, at 11 a.m. at the Lodge Restaurant on Race Lane, will read a chapter about the game from his recently published Random House memoir, In the Hamptons: My Fifty Years With Farmers, Fishermen, Artists, Billionaires and Celebrities. All are welcome to that, free of charge.
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there have been weddings right on the course. So having a beer after the round in the clubhouse, or smoking a nervous cigarette before tying the knot are daily occurrences at Montauk Downs. Golf balls flying through the air and landing everywhere is what golf is all about. The great Tiger Woods launches shots that sometimes land behind trees, and I bring that up because that is where most of my shots end up. Standing on a putting surface and lining up a birdie or par, only to see the ball sail by the hole and land 10 feet away is all part of the tradition of golf, and the tradition of Montauk Downs. Waiting to tee off I heard a young golfer sitting in the cart with his dad waiting to tee off ask, “Dad, is Grandpa playing with us tomorrow?” Yet another summer family vacation in Montauk, with family rounds of golf at Montauk Downs. For more information about Montauk Downs, call 631-668-5000.
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the atmosphere are more important to them than the polo.â€? A fact confirmed when many guests, upon being asked about their stance on the sport, replied with, â€œTo be honest, I donâ€™t really know anything about polo.â€? Standing in the middle of a horse field with Nacho Figueras, possibly the best polo player in the world today, standing a few feet away, one cannot help but see the irony. So, for those who donâ€™t know anything about polo and those who sit in the bleachers to root for a favorite team, here is some information about the current polo season. There are seven polo teams competing in the Mercedes-Benz polo challenge: White Birch, Black Watch, Equuleus, Mansour, Pony Express, Heathcote and Jumerirah Culu Culu. White Birch, after winning all three of their games, nailed their spot in the finals, which took place on August 13. The Black Watch team competed against Mansour this past Monday. There was some concern that newcomer Mansour might upset Black Watchâ€™s success. However, this concern was thwarted once Black Watch won the semi-finals and secured their position in the finals against White Birch. While the season has showcased a good deal of exciting games, it has also exposed some new talent. Facundo Pieres and Mariano Aguerre have displayed intimidating skill along with Nick Roldan of Pony Express. Adam Snow of Mansour and Lucas Monteverde of Heathcote Farm have also exploded onto the polo field. And, of course, Figueras continues to amaze spectators and fellow players alike with his skills on the polo field. â€œPolo played at this level educates the people who come to the game,â€? said Figueras, acknowledging that maybe people should keep their eyes more on the ball than that shiny new Mercedes. But with the 114-acre Two Tress Farm recently placed on the market for $95 million, there is some concern that the Bridgehampton Polo Club will lose its home base. David Walentas, the current owner of the farm, received approval from the Southampton Town Planning Board to subdivide the property into 19 lots. If Walentas follows through with his subdivision, the town will not allow public polo matches at the farm site. The property consists of two houses, an eight-unit apartment building, two indoor riding arenas, three barns, two polo fields and a tennis court. Tim Davis, a senior managing director at the Corcoran Groupâ€™s Southampton office, said that Walentas is not planning on completing the subdivision and does not want to sell the lots individually. As a frequent competitor at the matches held at the farm, Walentas wants to keep the polo field active. However, comparing mallet with wallet, he has left polo fans wondering which will prevail. For fans of polo, no more games would be upsetting. But the many who attend for other reasons will be happy to see the show go on, with or without the ponies.
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THE HAMPTON SYNAGOGUE CELEBRATING
THE HAMPTON SYNAGOGUE 18TH ANNIVERSARY
RABBI MARC SCHNEIER 25 YEARS IN THE RABBINATE
SHABBAT NACHAMU AUGUST 15-16 Services conducted by Rabbi Marc Schneier and Cantor Dudu Fisher accompanied by The New York Synagogue Choir Izchak Haimov, Conductor We welcome Rabbi Michael Melchior Chairman, Knesset Education, Culture and Sports Committee; Chief Rabbi of Norway Fri, Aug 15
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here? Come on. Iâ€™m here. We donâ€™t need anybody else now that Iâ€™m here. But who pays attention to me anyway? You wouldnâ€™t expect to see 500 people marching up Fifth Avenue drumming, singing and dancing, would you? Not without a permit. And an argument made at the scene to the police â€” that this was impromptu and it just happened that all these people showed up so who is it that would sign a permit application â€” really is besides the point. A thousand people (cutting the difference in half) is a thousand people. And if they make a lot of noise or block access, thatâ€™s it. That Monday, the cars for the drummers and their friends completely filled the 200-car lot at Sagg Main and then spilled over onto Sagg Main Street for a half a mile and completely down and around the dead-end road of Sandune Court. Had emergency vehicles been needed to get through they would have not been able to, according to the fire marshal, who also showed up. And so that was that. The police tried to be nice about it. It was nice they let it go on for as long as they did. But what could you do. Hereâ€™s a thought. On earlier evenings at Sagg Main, I bet there were as many as 300 people out on the beach enjoying perhaps 10 different activities. Should no more than 50 be allowed without a permit? No. Itâ€™s no more than 50 in any one group. There could be six permits for the beach, each for a different crowd of 50. So others can have fun, too. Personally, I love fun. And I think that what
UPDATE This past Monday, August 11, the drummers were back, and so were the police. The police helped the people park, and when the lot was full, politely turned the rest away. They were a big help, the police. And they did the right thing. Want to go August 18? Get there early.
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ought to be done is that this whole lot of drumming should be divided up into groups of up to 49 people. Sagg Main is just one among hundreds of beaches up and down the Hamptons. Going east from Sagg Main is Fowlerâ€™s Beach, then Peterâ€™s Pond Beach, then Town Line Beach, then Beach Lane Beach in Wainscott, and so forth and so on. To the west we have Sagg Inlet West Beach, then Ocean Road Beach, then Mecox Beach, then Cameron Beach, and so forth and so on. What everybody should do on a Monday night at 5:30 p.m. is assemble at the Bridgehampton High School parking lot. There should be wooden poles with the names of the beaches within 10 miles in each direction on them, and people should assemble, up to the required 49, under each of the signs, and then they should all head off to those beaches. Before summer is out, we could have 2,000 people at 40 different beaches, all with torches and drums and beer and bonfire makers, and at most 49 to a beach and boy, could this place rock. Legally. Iâ€™d come. And I do believe, God would â€˘ hear us.
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And so, beginning in April, the spring, he began following me around with his camera. You may have seen him or one of his associates â€” several of whom have awards, including Emmys â€” filming me at various events and readings. Iâ€™ve been reading from my memoir, In the Hamptons, in locations all over the Hamptons, from the shores of ponds in Bridgehampton to the grounds of the Montauk Lighthouse, and heâ€™s been along sometimes. Heâ€™s also accompanied me to an editorial meeting at Danâ€™s Papers.
Billy Joel with filmmaker Dennis Lynch
And then heâ€™s interviewed numerous wellknown figures in the Hamptons I know including Pat Malloy, who talked to him about the yachting community, Billy Joel, who talked to him about the fishing community, Mercedes Ruehl, who talked to him about the arts, Alec
Baldwin, who talked about fundraisers and parties, John Roland, who gave him the skinny on Westhampton Beach, and Chuck Scarborough, who talked about the traffic. Other interviews were done with Kim Cattrall, Christie Brinkley and others. Heâ€™s also interviewed or gone working with some locals, including, last week, the mayor of Sag Harbor, who gave him a tour of that town. His intention is to capture the full range of the Hamptons, not just the â€œEntertainment Tonightâ€? version. Heâ€™s calling the film, which will be full-length and presented at film festivals, The King of the Hamptons. All together, so far, I think heâ€™s filmed more than 100 hours of stuff. The weekend of August 15-17, Kate Bellamy will be with me sometimes and not with me sometimes, but all the time with Dennis, as we all get through that weekend with the finale of Bridgehampton Polo, various fundraisers, The Artists-Writers Softball Game and several other events. Kate will also be treated to a tour of Pat Malloyâ€™s 193-foot yacht, the â€œIntuition II.â€? Sheâ€™ll attend a Guild Hall dance performance on Further Lane, take a ride over the Hamptons in a helicopter courtesy of Liberty Helicopters, shop on Main Street, get a massage at the Spa at Gurneyâ€™s Inn, be a guest First Base Umpire at the Artist-Writers Softball game for a half-inning on Saturday afternoon, where she will be introduced by sports commentator Bert Sugar, go for a spin in a Ferrari courtesy of Manhattan Motorcars Hamptons, have Happy Hour at Cyrilâ€™s in
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Napeague, eat dinner at Nick & Toniâ€™s and attend the Rock the Farm concert at Johnâ€™s Lane Farm in East Hampton late Saturday night. On Sunday, sheâ€™ll go sunbathing at Two Mile Beach, take a dip in Dennisâ€™ pool to celebrate his upcoming birthday, and then fly off to Ohio â€” but not before answering the question, â€œSo, what did you think of the Hamptons?â€? on film. Dennis has not been wrong yet about anything. And what Kate takes back to her hometown from all of this, I guess weâ€™ll find out when King of the Hamptons premieres next year. Anyway, hereâ€™s her picture. So if you see her, and you see a camera-person or a man with a hat with her, just smile and wave. Then just sign the release and you, too, can be one of the loyal subjects in the King of the Hamptons documentary.
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Letâ€™s Go Fly a Kite at the Danâ€™s Papers Kite Fly, Aug. 17 By Jaime Felber Itâ€™s that time of the year, when the beaches are crowded, the snack-truck offerings are expensive, and the yearâ€™s social calendar highlight takes place. Which means itâ€™s also time for Danâ€™s Papers annual kite fly on Sunday, August 17. Sponsored by Southampton Town Parks and Recreation Department, the event will take place on Sagg Main Beach, from 5-7 p.m. This event brings out the elite of the social kite-flying world, and blessedly there are no dress codes nor particular rules. All that is needed is an open mind, a good spirit and a smile. Ohâ€Śand a kite. A Southampton Town beach permit is not required for the festivities, since parking restrictions will be temporarily suspended for the event. In addition, the facilities will remain open later in the afternoon to make for a more comfortable experience. At the kite fly, children are the center of attention, and also provide the entertainment and inspiration. During the first hour this year there will be plenty of live entertainment, including jugglers, face painters, caricaturists and a surprise guest appearance â€” a little something for everyone. While recent weeks have brought tempestuous thunderstorms that postponed many big nights out here, we at Danâ€™s Papers have no fear. It has been rumored that our intrepid founder, Dan Rattiner, has abilities King Canute could
only wish for, and good weather with favorable winds is expected. (Of course, should the weather not adhere to our schedule, it wouldnâ€™t be right to let all the hard work and talent go to waste, so in the event of rain, kites will still be judged and sampled on the ground.) At 6 p.m. a bullhorn will sound, announcing the beginning of the rigorous Olympicstandard judging selection. The panel of judges, hand-picked and overseen by Rattiner, will comb the beach, leaving no kite untested. Eighteen categories will be judged: Best Nautical Kite, Funniest Kite, Highest Flying Kite, Longest Tailed Kite, Most Beautiful Kite, Most Geometric Kite, Most Exotic Kite, Most Futuristic Kite, Most Graceful Kite, Most Natural Kite, Most Newsworthy Kite, Oldest Kite Flyer, Youngest Kite Flyer, Scariest Kite, Tiniest Kite, Ugliest Kite, Best Colored Kite, Funkiest Kite, Lowest Flying Kite and Best Homemade Kite. After about a half-hour of deliberating, judges will invite all participants to the judging station, where the winners will be announced and prizes awarded. The winners will also see their names in print in the following weekâ€™s issue.Win or lose, at the end of the day the important part is just getting out there with your kite and your kids, and experiencing the joy that comes from flying it higher and higher, while keeping it from crashing into anyone elseâ€™s craft.
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With Gina Glickman ßThe Jonas Brothers created complete pandemonium when they performed live at the “Summer @ Ross” event series in East Hampton this past Saturday! Little Miss Sunshine star Abigail Breslin and several celebrity moms including Kelly Ripa, Christie Brinkley, Christy Turlington and Dina Lohan escorted their kiddies to the big event. Ripa, the fashionably perky talk show host, was stunned to see the scene of screaming girls. “I have been to a lot of concerts, but I have never seen anything as extraordinary as this,” she said. Dina Lohan caravanned an entourage of friends and her youngest son, Cody, and daughter, Ali. “We brought several of their friends here today and they were very excited,” said Lohan. The Jonas Brothers are just like the new Beatles to these children, it’s adorable. It’s a wonderful cause and that’s really why we are here.”
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There’s been lots of speculation that the Amagansett Farmer’s Market is going to wind up being “another Citarella” as many beachgoers this past weekend discussed, yet it seems that the vision Zabar has for his three-year contract with the Peconic Land Trust and East Hampton Town is to a provide the community with all the great, delicious foods from the East End. Zabar also discussed the prospect of a nightly market where farmers from the greater New York area can bring their wares. There’s also been talk of a much coveted oyster bar opening but Brown explained, “we’re focusing on breads and pastries right now, we hope to
and go. It’s public knowlhave oysters if not this edge that Zabar’s is not season, next.” cheap, but many believe Comparing Zabar’s to that neither was the the “old” Amagansett market under the Farmers Market, forStruks, and that — then merly owned by Pat as now — you are paying Struk, there are many for the freshest and best changes so far. of the best around town. Although both provide Question is, will Eli’s fresh items, Zabar’s doesn’t carry as many Manhattan stores see Eli Zabar flowers or meats. But more local Amagansett Zabar’s does come full of prepared food items produce, Brown said, “ I hope so. Everybody in like sandwiches and other snacks to grab up New York City needs to try this watermelon.” Richard Lewin
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away even more beachfront from the community. “[The developers have] shown an interest in largesse in helping the community. It would help the community if they donated it as public beach front,” Gornik said. “Wouldn’t that be spectacular? A three-story condo would completely block the view of the harbor. It would deleteriously change the nature of the harborfront.” She added, “People are saying, ‘Isn’t it so odd they’re pushing to do Ferry Road when Waterside hasn’t even completely sold?’” But don’t think the residents of Sag Harbor are going to idly sit back and let the village be overrun by new development – remember, Save Sag Harbor, a group of about 1,500 residents, started because they wanted to keep CVS and other big box stores out of the village. The recent
site plan review moratorium, which was extended in March for six months, has served a purpose for the village. During that time, the village board, with much public input, has been mulling over potential Zoning Code changes, revising the code so that it would better protect the character of the village. Public hearings on the legislation will begin soon and the board will likely adopt the changes into law by the time the moratorium has ended. All of these proposed developments would face the new Zoning Code. Southampton Town will also conduct a Sag Harbor Gateway Study, aimed at saving the stretch of Bridgehampton Turnpike that leads in Sag Harbor’s downtown from overdevelopment. The area will likely be rezoned to a com-
bination of hamlet office/residential zoning, with one development district. Already, Suffolk County is considering purchasing two parcels totaling 10.3 acres within the Long Pond Greenbelt area for preservation. Meanwhile, Save Sag Harbor continues to work to keep chain stores out of the quaint village. They’ve started a “Shop Locally” campaign, encouraging residents to shop at and support local mom and pop shops rather than run to a nearby town. “It’s not just about keeping formula-based retail (chain and big box stores) out,” Gornik said. “It’s about making sure the mom and pop stores are thriving. The question is, do we want to go the way of every other town or village in America? Do we want to turn into an extended mall or retain our character?”
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Brawl at Publick House, Bouncer Dies By Alison Caporimo An altercation with a drunken partier at the Southampton Publick House in the early hours of Thursday morning resulted in the death of Andrew Reister, a bouncer for the restaurant/bar. Reister, a 40-year-old Hampton Bays native, was working his usual night shift at the Publick House on August 6 when Anthony Oddone began drawing attention. The incident reportedly began when Reister asked Oddone to stop dancing on a table. Oddone, of Farmingdale, attacked Reister, put him in a head-lock, according to witnesses, and choked him until he fell unconscious.
Many patrons tried to stop the fight and even administer CPR to a suffocated Reister. When Southampton Village Police showed up, Reister was still unconscious. Southampton Village Police arrested Oddone, as he attempted to flee the scene in a taxi, at 1:15 a.m. Oddone was charged with assault in the first degree, a felony, and was held on $500,000 bail. As for Reister, his wife and two children stayed at his bedside at Stony Brook Medical Center since early Thursday morning. Reister, who suffered severe brain damage from the altercation and was put on life support, died at 11:08 a.m.
Saturday morning. Having worked worked as a corrections officer in the sheriff’s office since April 1994, Reister was a dedicated law enforcer and worker. He also helped inmates in the Rehabilitation Unit, where he assisted in their preparation to reenter society after jail time. Oddone is now charged with murder in the second degree, which commonly draws a sentence from 25 years to life in prison. He is currently being held at Rikers Island Correctional Facility. The alleged murder is the first to occur in Southampton Village since 1988.
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which, in the realm of search engines, is a drop of water in an ocean of expenses. On launch day, Cuil attempted to handle 50 million queries, which was far more than they expected. Patterson was quoted saying that the pattern of searches wasn’t what they expected. “People were looking for their names a lot,” she said. When you search yourself, the engine tries to guess what you are about to search. So I got the very predictable Victoria’s Secret. No, not today, I thought. When I typed in my full name, the results I garnered were nothing of interest, not even a historical site about Queen Victoria. The Cuil team still has a lot of work to do and until they shape up and give the people what they want, I’ll be Googling all my friends and coworkers.
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No results. Leave your trunks at home. Search #3: Hamptons Restaurants Zagat. Zagat. Zagat. Not one local publication or website pops up on the first page. No reviews. Just links that bring you to the Zagat: Hamptons Restaurants guide book (2006-08), and then a few links to STREETWISE Maps…for Southampton and East Hampton. If you relied on this search for dinner, you’d still have no idea where to eat tonight. Search #4: Hamptons Nightlife Come on. How can you mess this one up? I was brought to clubplanet.com, New York Magazine and some tourism website based out of Hawaii. Nothing about the Pink Elephant, the Steven Talkhouse, or even the most talked about nightspot this summer, Surf Lodge in Montauk. See Dan’s Nightlife Calendar on page 117 for the real scoop. Cuil was officially launched on Monday, July 28 by two Google alumni, Anna Patterson and her husband, Tom Costello. Patterson and Costello founded a search engine in the late ‘90s called Xift. Patterson then wrote a search engine used by the Internet Archives, which was sold to Google, where she then began to operate one of their engineering groups focused on ranking (the part of the search engine that picks which 10 links should appear when you search). The idea for Cuil came about when Patterson returned from maternity leave and decided that Google had become too large. The new company has other former Google employees, including Louis Monier, a former chief technology officer at AltaVista (a pioneer
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lower (such as Flanders and Hampton Bays), and in effect do nothing to keep the next generation of homeowners from leaving for a lower cost of living elsewhere. Additionally, while Kabot has no criticism for the Long Island Housing Partnership itself, she feels that the Southampton Housing Authority or other groups such as Habitat for Humanity would provide greater local control over the collected monies. Since the act’s passage, Kabot has said that she would be working with State Assemblyman Fred Thiele in creating localized amendments to the law. However, while Thiele has stated that he will assist in some respects, he also offered some intense disagreement with the Southampton Town Supervisor’s stance and criticisms of the WFH Act. He believes that the East End’s towns and village leaders have been well aware of this legislation for years, and that “a diligent elected town official interested in affordable housing would have this bill on his or her radar screen.” “Supervisor Kabot has stated that the developer can choose whatever option it wants to satisfy the requirement [regarding construction of the affordable housing]. That is erroneous,” said Thiele. “It is the local government that makes that determination. The statute says, ‘such local government shall require of the applicant.’ There is nothing that gives that choice to the developer. Thus, the issues involving the fee will never come into play since the local government can always say no to the use of a fee if it is not the best option.”
But Thiele does see room for changes as well, adding that while towns can always require developers to build affordable housing when deemed necessary, he does believe that the fee option needs revision, stating, “In my opinion, the fee should always equal the appraised value of the additional lots resulting from the density bonus. This would insure that there is no windfall to developers.” Other amendments Thiele would like to see include the ability of local governments to work with other not-for-profit housing groups in addition to the Long Island Housing Partnership — an area where he does agree with the supervisor’s goals. He also plans to recommend a provision that confirms the right of local governments to impose additional affordable housing requirements over and above the state law, and furthermore to expand the flexibility for districts in how they can use the collected money for down payment assistance. While he personally feels the “fee option” is not viable under the WFH Act, he believes the option has come about with the hope of encouraging the building of affordable housing, rather than to inspire payment not to. Thiele feels strongly that this law can be administered without any of the negative consequences that Kabot has predicted, and added, “I should point out that if local governments had met their responsibility to provide affordable housing opportunities, the legislation would not be necessary. Few local governments have a good track record on this issue.”
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