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OPEN HOUSES THIS WEEKEND Saturday, September 13 t h & Sunday, September 14 th BRIDGEHAMPTON 6DWÇ§SP )DLU+LOOV/DQHÇ§ New and unique 5BR, 6.5B hilltop traditional w/ den, great room, 3 fpls, family room, chefâ€™s kit. w/ dumb waiter, FDR, LR, screen porch, gunite pool & more. F#52475 | Web#H0152475. Dir: Rt. 27E. in BH, left onto Butter Ln, right on Scuttle Hole Rd, left on Brick Kiln Rd., right on Fair Hills. %ULGJHKDPSWRQ 2IČŠFH 6DWÇ§SP /XPEHU/QÇ§ Village home w/ guest cottage & htd pool on over an acre. Built in 1920, upgraded w/ many modern conveniences while retaining its integrity and charm. Features 4BR, parlor, new addtâ€™l LR, FDR, EIK, library, ofďŹ ce and 4 working fpls. The newly added guest cottage has 2 BRs, bath and garage. Excl. F#63284 | Web#H54721. Dir: Mtk Hwy east, left on BH-Sag Harbor Tpk (by monument) bear left on Lumber. /RUL%DUEDULD %ULGJHKDPSWRQ 2IČŠFH 6DWÇ§SP /XPEHU/QÇ§ Breathtaking sunsets from this charming 2-story, income-producing, traditional situated atop .81 lovely acres. Spacious interiors, 4BR, 2B and 2 masonry fpls plus a 1BR cottage. Room for expansion, pool and more. F#58497 | Web#H0158497. Dir: Montauk Highway East, left at light onto Lumber Lane. %ULGJHKDPSWRQ 2IČŠFH
CENTERMORICHES 6DWÇ§SP %D\ 6WUHHW Ç§ Boaterâ€™s heaven w/ 83ft. bulkead on Orchard Neck Creek. Totally renovated w/ 3BR, 1.5B, new kitchen & high ceilings. Enjoy the sunsets as you relax on your deck in your private hot tub. Excl. F#66662 | Web#H14806. Dir: Mtk Hwy to Bellview South, right on Lauralee, right on Bay. 4XRJXH2IČŠFH
EASTHAMPTON 6XQÇ§SP :KLWH3LQH5RDGÇ§ 2-story, 5,000sq.ft. trad. on 2 landscaped acres. Boasting 6BR, 6 marble baths, chefâ€™s kit., FDR, home theater, wine storage, ďŹ n. bsmt, gym, 2 fpls, CAC. Mahogany decks, stone patios, gunite pool, 2-car garage. F#60902 | Web#H51786 %ULGJHKDPSWRQ 2IČŠFH 6DWÇ§SP -DVRQV/DQHÇ§ Traditional, 5 BR, 5.5B home on .92 acre. 4,400 sq.ft., 2-story home includes 2-car gar., htd pool, chefâ€™s kitchen, 2 fpls, den, study, great room, ďŹ n. bsmt. F#47390. Dir: Mont. Hwy east, left on Stephen Handâ€™s Path, go across Route 114, left on Old Northwest Road, left on Jasonâ€™s Lane. %ULGJHKDPSWRQ 2IČŠFH
EASTQUOGUE 6XQ Ç§ SP 0DOOR\'ULYHÇ§ Southampton Pines mansion boasting grand foyer w/double ďŹ‚oating staircase, fpl. Gourmet kitchen, 6BR, 5 full baths, 4 half baths. Excl. F#62890 | Web#H15791. Dir. Emmet to Malloy. 4XRJXH2IČŠFH
6DW 6XQÇ§DPSP :KDOHURFNÇ§ Redesigned 1970â€™s modern beach house is on a one acre parcel in a peaceful, wooded setting with heated pool. Three bedrooms and three baths. F#67296. Dir: Hands Creek to Elybrook. 6DJ+DUERU2IČŠFH 6DW Ç§ SP $P\Ç V 3DWK Ç§ Traditional home on .50 acre w/ 4BR, 2.5B, full bsmt, LR w/ slider to deck and backyard. Excl. F#66321 | Web#H47510. Dir: Montauk Hwy to East End Ave, to Amyâ€™s Path. 4XRJXH2IČŠFH
REMSENBERG 6XQ Ç§ SP 1LG]\Q$YHÇ§ Spacious traditional, SOH offers custom features, hardwood ďŹ‚oors throughout, wood cabinets in the EIK, LR w/ fpl, FDR, and half bath on the main level. F#67085 | Web#H30126 :HVWKDPSWRQ2IČŠFH
SAG HARBOR 6DWÇ§SP %DUFOD\'ULYHÇ§ Located in North Haven, newly constructed 6,500sf. shingled traditional with waterviews. 6BR, 6B and 2 half baths. Excl. Dir: Ferry Rd., left on Sunset Beach, right on Barclay. Gate Code 9999. F#56006 | Web#H0156006. 6RXWKDPSWRQ2IČŠFH 6DWÇ§DPSP )HUU\5GÇ§ New home priced to sell. 5BR, 5.5B, gourmet kitchen, 5 fpls, dining, living, media, and family rooms, on 1.5 acres, 4-car garage, gunite pool with spa. Dir. Half mile from Sag Harbor Village bridge. Excl. F#64000 | Web#H10791 6DJ+DUERU2IČŠFH 6DW Ç§ SP 0DLQ6WÇ§ 3BR,3.5Bvintage-stylehomew/FDR,fpl,hardwood floors and pool. Excl. F#65418 | Web#H32553 6DJ+DUERU2IČŠFH 6DWÇ§SP -HUPDLQ$YHÇ§ Historic village home fully renovated w/attention to detail. 3,800sf. w/ 5BR, 5B on meticulously landscaped acre. Great care was taken to maintain the historic details while bringing it into the 21st century. F#61110 | Web#H34458. 6DJ+DUERU2IČŠFH 6DWÇ§SP 1RUWK+DUERUÇ§ Contemporary w/ 3BR, 2B, FDR, great room, 2 fpls, den, ofďŹ ce, family room and bsmt. Excl. F#63168 | Web#H36516. Dir. Ferry Rd to Fresh Pond to North Harbor. 6DJ+DUERU2IČŠFH 6DWÇ§SP 0DSOH6WÇ§ Charming cottage with tremendous potential located in waterfront community 1 block from the bay and minutes from Sag Harbor Village. Dir: Noyac Rd to Birch St (near Cromers deli), go the end to the corner of Noyac Ave and Maple St. Excl. F#66816 | Web#H24101 6DJ+DUERU2IČŠFH
SAGAPONACK 6DWÇ§SP 6DJJ5GÇ§ Brand new estate overlooks Poxabogue Pond to the sunset. Features 6+BR, spacious LR, gourmet EIK w/ attached family room, FDR, studio space. Fin. bsmt w/ separate servants quarters, media room and gym. Lush rolling lawn surrounds the 60ft. gunite pool with double waterfall, Jacuzzi and pool house. Htd 3-car garage. Excl. F#58952 | Web#H0158952. Dir: Montauk Hwy E., left on Sagg Rd. /RUL%DUEDULD %ULGJHKDPSWRQ 2IČŠFH 6DWÇ§DPSP 0RQWDXN +Z\ Ç§ Exquisite barn-style home w/ 3BR, 3.5B set on 3.89 acres full of perennial gardens, pond and meticulous landscaping, all surrounding a htd gunite pool. Built in the 1740â€™s and totally updated w/ GHA heating, CAC and separate guest cottage w/ sleeping loft, full bath and kitchenette. Dir: Montauk Hwy east, 1/4 mile past monument, gated entrance on right. %ULGJHKDPSWRQ 2IČŠFH
SOUTHAMPTON 6DW Ç§ DPSP 2OG)RUW/DQHÇ§ Waterfront with spectacular 180 degree bay view. Pristine, 6BR, 4.5B, traditional home sits on .44 acres, 300ft. bulkhead, a slip for 36ft. boat and pool overlooking the bay. Excl. Dir: West on Old Montauk Hwy, left on Old Fort Ln. 6RXWKDPSWRQ2IČŠFH 6DWÇ§SP 3DUULVK3RQG5RDGÇ§ Brand new 5BR, 4.5B traditional w/ spacious great room, den, library, family room, FDR, 3 fpls, htd gunite pool, 3-car garage, 6,000sf. of living space on 1.4 acres. F#62298 | Web#H35715. Dir: Rt. 27 east, right on Tuckahoe Rd., left on Parrish Pond Court. %ULGJHKDPSWRQ 2IČŠFH 6DW Ç§ SP Ç§ 6XQ Ç§ DP SP 3RZHOO$YHÇ§ Village charmer w/ 4BR, 4.5B, media room and meditation room. Kit. w/new appl. connects to sunroom oerlooking backyard and gunite solar htd pool. Master w/ sitting room and private deck w/ sunset views. Excl. F#60995 | Web#H13768 %ULGJHKDPSWRQ 2IČŠFH 6XQÇ§SP 1RUWK0DLQ6WUHHWÇ§ Classic colonial-revival home on .5 acre w/ 4BR, 4B, chefâ€™s kitchen, FDR w/butlerâ€™s pantry, LR, and great room w/fpl. Old-world details, 3 covered porches, gunite pool, landscaping. F#62057 | Web#H53967. Dir: County Rd 39 east make right on North Main St. %ULGJHKDPSWRQ 2IČŠFH 6XQÇ§DPSP 1RUWK0DLQ6WUHHWÇ§ Restored circa 1845, legal 2-family in SH Village w/ gardens, landscaping & new driveway. Each ďŹ‚oor has 2BRs, bath, LR and kitchen. Room for small pool. Zoned for light commercial, perfect for ofďŹ ce. F# 49523 | Web#H0149523. Dir: County Rd 39 east make right on North Main St. %ULGJHKDPSWRQ 2IČŠFH
6DWÇ§DPSP :RROH\V'ULYHÇ§ 2BR, 2B country cottage w/ sleeping loft, fpl, htd gunite pool, beautifully landscaped grounds and community tennis and marina. Excl. Dir: Noyac Rd, left on Scotts Landing Rd., ďŹ rst right on Wooleys Dr. F#56980 | Web#H0156980. 6RXWKDPSWRQ2IČŠFH 6DW 6XQ Ç§SP 6KLQQHFRFN+LOOV5GÇ§ 3BR, 2B, ďŹ replace, granite kitchen, ďŹ nished basement and garage. Pool and hot tub surrounded by beautiful landscaping. Excl. F#66649 | Web#H14649. Dir: CR39, south on GreenďŹ eld, right on Shinnecock Hills Rd. 6RXWKDPSWRQ2IČŠFH
6DWÇ§SP 0LOO)DUP/QÇ§ Appreciate Hamptons living in this gambrelstyle, 5BR, 4.5B home. Designed for gracious living with vaulted ceilings, double-height windows,
kitchen, family room, 3 ďŹ replaces, patios & heated, gunite pool. F#60420 | Web#H35711. Dir: Rt. 27, left on David Whiteâ€™s Ln, bear right on 7 Ponds Rd, right on Upper 7 Ponds Rd, right on Mill Farm. %ULGJHKDPSWRQ 2IČŠFH 6DWÇ§DPSP 1DURG%OYGÇ§
6DW Ç§ SP .QROO5RDGÇ§ Close to beaches, traditional w/ 3BR, 2.5B, great room w/ fpl, hardwood ďŹ‚oors, full bsmt, 2-car gar. pool and deck. Excl. F#60760 | Web#H30690. Dir: W. on Mtk Hwy, south on Knoll 6RXWKDPSWRQ2IČŠFH 6XQÇ§SP .QROO5RDGÇ§ Recently constructed, 3BR, 2B traditional in waterfront community just 5 minutes from SH Village. Open and airy with fpl and ďŹ n. bsmt. Excl. Dir: Noyac Rd., right on Cove Rd/Southampton Cove, right on Knoll. F#47099 | Web#H31198. 6RXWKDPSWRQ2IČŠFH
Renovated, shingled traditional-style home in top waterfront community. 5BR, 4B, 3 ďŹ replaces, modernized kitchen, light-ďŹ‚ooded FDR, sitting & living rooms. Landscaping, gunite pool. F#62539. Dir: 27 East to Mtk Hwy, right on Mecox, right on Narod Blvd. %ULGJHKDPSWRQ 2IČŠFH 6DWÇ§DPSP +HDG2I3RQG5GÇ§ Exceptional property surrounded by 63 acre reserve. Minutes to Watermill and Southampton Village. Excl. F#66581 | Web#H33779 Dir: Scuttle Hole Rd, go West on Head Of Pond. Driveway on
6DWÇ§DPSP 6KRUH5RDGÇ§ Open water views of North Sea Creek from charming 1935 traditional w/ 4BR, 1.5B and fpl. Town permits for 6x20â€™ ďŹ‚oating dock w/ catwalk. Excl. F#63022 | Web#H54254. Dir: Mtk Hwy east to N.Sea Rd to Noyac Rd left on Shore. 4XRJXH2IČŠFH
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WESTHAMPTON 6XQÇ§SP 'XQH5G<DUGDUP8QLWÇ§ 2BR, 2B oceanfront condo provides convenience and ease for a relaxing getaway. The airy open
6DWÇ§SP 1RUWK0DJHH6WÇ§ Just outside SH Village, in the Tuckahoe School district is this extraordinary development opportunity. On .75 acre w/ room for house & pool, on a lane w/ million dollar homes awaits the discerning developer. Co-Excl. F#62003 | Web#H33782 6DJ+DUERU2IČŠFH
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NORTHFORK 6XQÇ§SP :DNH5RELQ/Q$TXHERJXHÇ§ 3.5B home with vaulted ceilings, CAC, CVAC, gas ďŹ replace, sunroom off master suite, butlers pantry, hardwood ďŹ‚oors throughout. Furnishings included. Web#*1024077 0DWWLWXFN2IČŠFH 6DWÇ§SP :LOORZ7HUUDFH/Q2ULHQWÇ§ Bayfront, nearly new 3,600sf, 4BR, 4Bth, gourmet kitchen, master suite with terrace, LR, ďŹ replace, family room, full bsmt, attached 2-car garage & sunsets galore. Web#2110944 0DWWLWXFN2IČŠFH
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Announcing the Upcoming Show Tours Lineup… “Boeing-Boeing” Show Tour – Sat., Oct. 4th – $165 pp. This non-stop comedy by Marc Camoletti was a big hit on the West End in London. Boeing-Boeing is about an architect living in Paris, who has been successfully juggling three flight attendant fiancées with his housekeeper reluctantly playing romantic air traffic controller as they fly in and out of his swank bachelor pad. But when an old school pal visits, things get rather turbulent. Schedules change, flights are delayed and chaos ensues in this whirl of mayhem and matchmaking.
The Red Lion Inn – Stockbridge, MA – 3-Day Tour – Sun.-Tues., Nov. 9th-11th - $389 pp./do. – Discover some of the wonders of the Berkshires and/or take the opportunity to visit and have a tour of Hancock Shaker Village, stroll through the village of Stockbridge, unwind at the Inn, and stop at the Norman Rockwell Museum. The Red Lion Inn is one of the few remaining American inns in continuous use since the 18th century and is a charter member of Historic Hotels of America. This tour is intended for your relaxation, so come unwind with us on this pleasurable excursion.
Lake George – Stay at ‘Surfside on the Lake’ in the Adirondacks – 3-Day Fall Foliage 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.
“Wicked” – Wed., Nov. 19th – $199 pp. – If you think you know the two iconic witches from Oz — the Wicked Witch (Elphaba) and the Good Witch (Glinda) — think again. Wicked takes a revisionist look at an American icon of evil and discovers how the young Elphaba, a passionate, committed young woman from Oz, becomes the Wicked Witch of the West. Her character is contrasted with that of her school roommate Glinda, who grows up to be the Good Witch. Orchestra show tickets.
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.
The Culinary Institute of America – Italian Cuisine Lunch at the Ristorante Caterina de’ Medici and Brotherhood Winery Tasting and Tour – Thurs., Nov. 20th – $99 pp. - The Culinary Institute’s Italian restaurant is in a magnificent Tuscan Villa setting. You will have plenty of time on your own to browse the gift shops and/or grounds of the CIA, then you will travel to the Brotherhood Winery for a tour and tasting. This winery has been in continuous operation in the picturesque village of Washingtonville, NY. It is the oldest winery in the United States. You will have an opportunity to enjoy their gift shop, as well.
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 Hamptons! – A Fully Guided 1-Day Tour – Thurs., Oct. 16th - $145 pp. from NYC and $99 pp. from Southampton – See the beautiful seascapes and diverse group of towns, each with its own flavor. Delight in the stunning landscape and some of the best beaches in the world while you get an insight into some of the rich history of this magnificent area of New York State. Attraction admissions/tours and dinner are included in this tour. West Point and Purple Heart Hall of Honor Tours and Champagne Brunch at the Hotel Thayer – Sun., Oct. 19th – $119 pp. This is a beautiful time to visit the Hudson River Valley. First, enjoy an all you can eat Champagne Brunch at Hotel Thayer, set on a hilltop overlooking the majestic Hudson River. Next you will have some free time at The West Point Military Academy Visitor’s Center before your tour of the Academy. Then travel a short distance for a special tour of the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor commemorating the extraordinary sacrifices of America’s servicemen and servicewomen who were killed or wounded in combat. Middlebury Inn, Vermont and the Simon Pearce Glass Blowers – 3-Day Tour - Sun.-Tues., Oct. 19th-21st – $539 pp./do. – Vermont’s beauty and the Middlebury Inn’s warm hospitality make the right combination for this trip. You will visit museums, have many shopping opportunities, discover new things, sample some delicious ice cream, view magnificent scenery and be amazed by the Simon Pearce glass blowers and potters at work. You will also have the opportunity to eat at Simon Pearce Restaurant at the Mill.
Christmas at The Greenbrier® - 4-Day Tour – Sun.–Wed., Dec. 7th-10th - $979 pp./do. – West Virginia’s Greenbrier Resort, and National Historic Landmark in the Allegheny Mountains, is consistently ranked as one of the best resorts in the world. Experience its luxury, charm, elegance, history and tradition. The fireplaces are crackling and there are miles of garland and an abundance of poinsettias in their lobbies. Rejuvenate, rekindle and relax your winter blues away. Be awed by its beauty and relish in the impeccable service you will receive, including their traditional Afternoon Tea. Take in a movie in their own theatre, go bowling, go swimming in their indoor pool, or go shopping (there are over thirty shops). Call for the full itinerary, as this experience will last a lifetime. Vermont Christmas – 3-Day Tour – Tues.–Thurs., Dec. 16th-18th-$425 pp./do. – Relish the time before the start of your holidays in a relaxing atmosphere. Vermont is the perfect place to prepare for the holidays. Save your money for some very unique gifts as you will have ample shopping opportunities among the many wonderful activities.
Also Available: Bally’s Atlantic City Overnight – Sun.-Mon, 11/2-11/3 A Sports Fan’s 1-Day Tour – Sat., 11/15 Irving Berlin's "White Christmas" The Musical - Wed., 11/19 & Wed., 12/17 Holiday Shopping Tour with Sarah Gardner– Fri., 11/21 Radio City Music Hall – Christmas Spectacular – 12/9,11,16 & 18 – 12/11 & 14 HOLIDAY BRASS: New York Philharmonic – Principal Brass Quintet & the Canadian Brass – A New York tradition at Avery Fisher Hall – Sun., 12/14 “1964: The Tribute” at Carnegie Hall (famed Beatles concert re-creation) – Sat., 1/10
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.
Through our online website reservation and Value Pack order system, Hampton Jitney is open 24 hours a day for information & reservations. Make your travel reservations quickly and accurately, then place a secure order for your Value Pack Ticket Book.
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Uh Oh Why You Need to PayAttention to the Hurricane Talk Here By Dan Rattiner Since about half the population on eastern Long Island is under the age of 30, it might be useful to explain what all the fuss is about hurricanes. We haven’t had a big one hit in 23 years, so about half the population has never experienced one that they remember very well. The truth is that prior to Hurricane Gloria in 1985 (our last major one) we had hurricanes of one sort or another hit here or quite near here about every five years. Since then, we’ve had three small hurricanes, all in the ‘90s. None since. And though I’ve made fun of our lack of hurricanes in the past — can’t get us yah yah yah-yah yah — it’s really a serious matter. Thus I can give you a brief survey of the largest hurricanes to hit here in the 20th century, and I will now do so. I have none to tell you about in the 21st century. But you don’t need a group of scientists in white lab coats to tell you we’re going to have one, one of these days. The worst disaster to ever befall Long Island was the hurricane of 1938. It’s considered one of the greatest American disasters of all time.
Several hundred people died here on eastern Long Island, downtown Westhampton Beach was flooded, the Montauk fishing village was destroyed (they rebuilt it four miles away in a more sheltered location) and thousands of homes were washed away. It hit with tremendous force on the barrier beach of Westhampton. And the reason it did was not because of its winds — they were clocked at only 112 miles an hour just outside the eye — but because unlike
counter-clockwise as all Atlantic hurricanes do, its eastern arm roared through at 112 miles an hour, plus the 60 mile an hour forward speed. In other words, from Westhampton to Montauk, it was going close to 200 miles an hour. It hit at high tide. The storm surge was tremendous, some say 20 feet. There is no record of how long the place was without power. But anecdotal evidence suggests that it was more than a month before utilities were restored, and in some cases it was a year or even never. I moved here in 1956, when I was 16. My dad bought the drugstore in Montauk, so Mom and we kids followed. There was Hurricane Carol in 1954. The eye went over Westhampton Beach on August 31. Wind speeds clocked at 100 miles an hour. There was a storm surge of eight to 12 feet. For me, the major evidence of this hurricane in 1956 was a modern Surfside Drive oceanfront home high on a cliff that had its airplane-wing roof completely blown off. There was no crime tape around it. I remember, in 1956, on a sunny day, walking through and seeing all the walls still standing. It was like a dollhouse with the roof off. You could see pictures on the walls and broken furniture. This was two years later. On September 12, 1960, Hurricane Donna hit
We haven’t had a big one hit in 23 years, so half the population has never experienced one.
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.
any other hurricane ever recorded, it hit here passing through at 60 miles an hour, which was about four times faster than any had come through before or since. It took only seven hours for it to get from North Carolina to here and so took everybody completely by surprise. (And weather forecasting was in its infancy. They actually lost track of where it was for a time.) It came and went suddenly. And since it swirled
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“The Real Housewives of New York City” cast members Jill Zarin, Bethenny Frankel, Ramona Singer and Countess LuAnn de Lesseps celebrated the end of the summer in Water Mill at Angostura’s Labor Day party. Celebrity hair stylist Francky L’Official, model Teddy John, Kristian Laliberte, Salvatore Strazzullo and twin models Jodie and Diane Fanelli were among the guests enjoying poolside refreshments. After the party, Frank Lucas Jr. performed his new hit, “Let’s Go,” at La Playa to cap off the celebratory evening. * * * Due to last weekend’s storm, the opening of “Autumn Light” at Chrysalis Gallery for Dan’s Papers cover artist Daniel Pollera was postponed, and will take place this Saturday, September 13, from 6 to 9 p.m. Chrysalis Gallery is located on Main Street in Southampton. * * * A little thing like the threat of Hurricane Gustav and evacuation of New Orleans didn’t stop BeKind founder and Hamptons resident Frances Hayward and CBS’ “Greatest American Dog” star Wendy Diamond and her little dog, Lucky, from promoting a very important cause. The animal advocates traveled south to unveil the first pet memorial at the Municipal Chambers at City Hall and attend a benefit luncheon. The statue serves as a tribute to all the animals that lost their lives during Hurricane Katrina. Councilwoman Stacy Head, Hayward, Diamond and Jeff Dorson, the head of the Humane Society of LA, joined more than 150 animal rescuers, first responders, local dignitaries and directors of animal charity foundations and humane societies for the presentation and lunch that followed at the Astor Crowne Hotel in the French Quarter. During the ceremonies, Hayward was presented with the Key to the City for her heroic efforts following Katrina. * * * Filming began on the South Fork this week for “Royal Pains,” a new NBC/Universal television show about a New York City doctor who tires of city life and vacations in the Hamptons. Crews were shooting on Main Street and Meadow Lane in Southampton, and Surfside Drive in Bridgehampton. Depending on the show’s success, local residents may be seeing much more of the cast and crew, as most of the episodes will take place on the East End. Should “Royal Pains” cause you any pain due to parking issues and other disturbances, call Stephen Hartman of the show’s locations department at 718-389-9700. * * * Hamptonite Calvin Klein celebrated his company’s 40th anniversary last weekend in New York City. The party was held in a John Pawson-designed temporary structure on 10th (continued on page 37)
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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‡
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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
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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
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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
See Dan’s North Fork Section for our North Fork Line Run!
Manhattan / 69th St. Manhattan / 59th St.
W W 7 Days Sun SH•Only B.I. Ferry Connection Thurs & W P.U. at Ferry W Fri 6:20 PM W I Sun & (Westside W Sun & Sun & Sun 7 Days Mon NOT avail.) 7 Days Mon Only Only 7 Days Mon 3:45 — 4:45 5:30 6:30 7:00 7:45 — 3:50 — 4:50 5:35 6:35 7:05 7:50 —
To The Hamptons
Sun Only 9:30
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the East End at 104 miles an hour. I was in college away from home. I had a wooden sailboat tied to a post in Lake Montauk. My mom sent me a photo showing the remains of it sitting on the Star Island beach with a telephone pole across it. End of sailboat. Two huge storms hit between 1970 and 1990 causing power to go out on average for five days for the first and, scandalously 12 days for the second. The power company was caught completely unprepared with both. You’d see utility trucks from Scranton, Pennsylvania and Buffalo, New York here helping out. The first was Hurricane Belle in 1976. It hit on August 9 around Bay Shore, but was losing steam when it hit. Top winds were just 80 miles an hour. Nevertheless, more than half a million people were without power on Long Island. In East Hampton, I rode out the storm with my girlfriend and 10 other people inside a new home owned and built by painter Abraham Rattner (no relation) on Egypt Lane. Windows were boarded up. We were in there six days without power, water or anything. The town was a mess of fallen trees. It was awful. The one in 1985 was Hurricane Gloria, which blasted across Fire Island near Nassau County on September 27. Top wind speed was 86 miles an hour when it got here. But three-quarters of a million people on Long Island were without power for an average of 12 days. I was living with my wife and four kids in a big house on a hill overlooking Three Mile Harbor for that one. Many boats were tied to their slips with basketweaves of ropes that held them up and out of
the water. We boarded up the western face of the house. This hurricane was not a big blow, though there were trees down and houses damaged, and at high tide the harbor was over the sidewalk by a foot or two. But no power came back on for two weeks. Awful. And that’s been it. Hurricane Bob blew in on August 19, 1991, with the eye passing off the coast of Montauk and with winds of 101 miles an hour. And though again there was no power for four days for 400,000 people on Long Island, it didn’t seem to do as much damage as Gloria. We had remnants of Hurricane Floyd come over Nassau County at 45 miles an hour in 1999, but that wouldn’t count here. Up island the power was out for half a million people for four days, though. Since then, there have been lots of hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico, and a few in South Carolina. Florida has been slapped silly by hurricanes, sometimes by the same one passing over the state and then back again. Hurricane Andrew devastated Homestead, Florida. Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans. But there was no real problem here. This weekend, we got the remnants of Hanna. Winds of about 40 miles an hour blew through. There were torrential rains. And since it was, at most, just a tropical storm by the time it got here, just consider it a warning. Dr. Stephen Leatherman, who fancies himself “Dr. Beach” and knows a great deal about these things, has listed Long Island, whose length sits directly in the path of storms charging up the Atlantic from the south, just as a bat waits for a
baseball, is ranked #8 in the country as the place most likely to be hit by a hurricane. For several years now, Councilwoman Nancy Graboski in Southampton has produced a guidebook of what to do when a hurricane comes, and though some have made fun of it — duck, get food, flashlights, batteries and water and candles, leave the area, etc. — there are some very valuable things in it you might never have thought of. Besides the food and water, prepare a “Go Bag” ahead of time. Put in it a crank radio, changes of clothing, protective gloves, extra cell phone batteries, toys for the kids, money, written instructions on how to turn OFF electricity, gas and water (for emergency crews if needed), and, in plastic, valuable family documents such as wills, marriage certificates, certificates of occupancy, insurance policies (!!), passports and recent tax returns. Appoint a designated family member outside the area — maybe in New York City or Pennsylvania — to act as a central contact point for all family members in this area. Give that person cell phone numbers and e-mail addresses of everybody. You all have to stay in touch. And make sure everybody here knows how to reach the designated family member. Here are some important emergency numbers: LIPA 800-490-0025, Hurricane Center 631-924-0517, Pet Safe 516-676-0808, Red Cross 631-924-6700. Local TV news sources: News 12, Plum TV, LTV and WVVH. Radio: WLNG FM, and WINS and WCBS AM. The full brochure can be found at liprepares.org.
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President McKinley, third from left, leaving TR’s tent
TR in Montauk
TR and Sarah Remarkable Parallels Between Teddy Roosevelt & Sarah Palin By Dan Rattiner The sudden rise of Sarah Palin to become the vice presidential candidate for the Republican Party has parallels in many ways to the rise of Teddy Roosevelt, a man whose roots are here on Long Island. Roosevelt made his home in Oyster Bay. And in the summer of 1898, as the head of the Rough Riders, President William McKinley met with him in Montauk to discuss, among other things, his political future. He was just two months shy of 40 at that time. Sarah Palin, at the time of her nomination, was 44. And within a year, he would be nominated to become vice president. The parallel is confined to the sudden rise of
these two people, of course. It does not necessarily continue on from this point. Teddy Roosevelt, as you know, became one of the greatest presidents of the United States. Sarah Palin’s future is a question mark. Teddy Roosevelt, an outdoorsman, three years before being offered the vice presidency, was 38, working in Washington as an obscure bureaucrat, with the job title of Assistant Secretary of the Navy. Sarah Palin, an outdoorswoman, was 38 and a housewife and mother, having just completed two terms as the mayor of the small town of Wasilla — 7,000 people — in Alaska. She was born and raised in that town.
Roosevelt, as it happened, turned the whole Department of the Navy upside down during his three years as the Assistant Secretary of the Navy. Under President McKinley, war clouds had begun to gather. Revolutionaries in Cuba wanted to become independent of Spain, and they had appealed to the United States to help them. The United States had just completed the building of a big modern Navy with steel ships. Everyone believed the Spanish, with their old wooden ships, would be no match for the Americans should the two forces clash. The problem was that the Secretary of the (continued on next page)
THREE BLACK SUBURBANS ALL IN A ROW By Dan Rattiner I wonder if anybody has an answer to this question. Late Monday morning of Labor Day weekend, I was out on an isolated ocean beach writing on my laptop when an interesting thing happened. A shiny new black Suburban with those dark frosted windows appeared at the entrance to the beach, changed into fourwheel drive, and slowly made its way out past me and down the beach, finally coming to a halt about a hundred yards away facing the water. From this black Suburban, about 10 people got out. You can fit a whole lot of people in
these Suburbans as you know. In any case, the people carried out beach umbrellas, Styrofoam coolers, beach blankets, folding chairs and inflatables and sort of deployed themselves at the front of the Suburban. About half of them were children. All were in bathing suits. Five minutes later, a second black Suburban came out onto the beach, drove past me and parked right next to the first, facing the beach. Then a third black Suburban came out and did the same thing. Two of these three had shiny black storage pods on the luggage racks on their roofs. Other than that they all were identical, as near as I could see.
From these last two Suburbans more adults and children in bathing suits came out to join up with those who arrived ahead of them. Kites went up, barbecue grills came out. They apparently expected to be there for some time. And they all proceeded to have a fine old time. The whole scene, except for the Suburbans, appeared completely normal. Sandcastles were built. Three of the children on Styrofoam body boards, who looked between eight and 11, began skimming along the slick caused by the surf as it rolled up the beach and then back out. Adults carried squealing children (continued on page 38)
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Navy during the McKinley Administration, a man named John D. Long, was a political appointment with few positive attributes and little interest in doing his job as Secretary of the Navy. Basically, his assistant, Theodore Roosevelt, began running the department when he arrived. In 1898, after the Maine, a Naval vessel that McKinley ordered to Cuba on a peace mission, blew up in the harbor there, McKinley declared war on Cuba. Roosevelt spoke to McKinley. The Spanish fleet at that time was in Manila Harbor in the Philippines, another Spanish colony. Roosevelt said, “Why not order me to send our fleet there, surprise the Spanish and just sink their entire fleet?” McKinley ordered it done and it was.
The American Navy sank 8 Spanish galleons without a single loss. Roosevelt felt that with the Spanish navy obliterated, there was little left to do in the Department of the Navy, and so he resigned his post to go off to participate in the war. He put together a Regiment of 2,000 men — a combination of rough cowboys from the west and personal friends of his from prep school and Harvard — and this regiment, in Cuba, fought two actions, one charging up Kettle Hill, and another charging up San Juan Hill to help defeat the Spanish. In late July of 1898, just one year and six months after his appointment as Assistant Secretary of the Navy, he arrived back from Cuba with his fellow Rough
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Riders, as the press had called them, to spend a month on the deserted hills of Montauk, New York, recuperating with the rest of the U. S. Army — 32,000 men — from the war. He was just 39 years old. And a war hero. President McKinley visited Roosevelt in Montauk, and urged him to run for Governor of New York. This was in August of 1898. In November, just after he turned 40, he was elected Governor of New York as a Republican, and in January of 1899 moved to the Governor’s Mansion in Albany. At that time, the state of New York was considered very corrupt. Roosevelt hit the ground running, fired as many bad people as he could lay his hands on, created reforms, and so upset the powers behind the scenes in Albany that just six months later, at a famous meeting in a smoke filled room at the Republican convention, they persuaded President McKinley, then running for reelection, to take 40-year-old Governor Roosevelt as his vice-presidential candidate. They wanted Roosevelt out of New York. Vice presidents, back then, just sat on their hands and did nothing. They were kicking him upstairs. A year and a half later, in Buffalo at a PanAmerican Exposition, President McKinley was assassinated. Theodore Roosevelt, age 42, was then sworn in as president, the youngest man to ever attain that office. A recent article in The New York Times described how Sarah Palin, as mayor of Wasilla, also turned the place upside-down. In 1996, she ran against a long-standing mayor and defeated him. She was 32 at the time, local born and raised, and very pretty. She was runner-up in the Miss Alaska contest in 1985. In any case, running for mayor, she campaigned as a pro-lifer, an abortion opponent, a term limits proponent, a hunting advocate — she wanted indiscriminate hunting for bears and wolves — and she wanted the arctic opened wide for oil exploration. She was also a born-again Christian with a passion for guns. She was a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association. The sitting mayor, who hadn’t campaigned as anything except running the town correctly, was a professional public administrator with a degree in that from the University of Oregon. (continued on page 30)
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Alert! Alert! If You See People Praying in their Homes in WHB, Call the Police By Dan Rattiner Four times during the past two months a woman named Irene Barrett has called the Westhampton Beach police to complain that there are Jewish people going to a house at 112 Jessup Lane in Westhampton Beach to pray to God. She says this makes it a synagogue, and that synagogues in that neighborhood are illegal. Barrett does not live in Westhampton Beach. She lives on Notamiset Road in Quiogue. But for those who share Barrett’s perspective about Jews getting together to pray in a residential zone, it is good that she raises her voice against such behavior, even if it is four miles away, to point out these goings-on to the police there. Barrett was quoted as saying to a reporter from The Southampton Press that in that neighborhood, praying and holding services is against the law.
The police did not respond to the first three of Barrett’s phone calls because, having checked with their chief, they concluded that praying to God is not necessarily a bad thing and doing it in one’s home has an aspect of “a man’s home is his castle.” Also, since Barrett lives four miles away and was not calling her own police but the Westhampton Beach police where this Jessup Lane house is located, they would just note the phone call and then leave it be. Nevertheless, when her fourth complaint was filed, the police dispatched Village Building Inspector Paul Houlihan to stake out surveillance of 112 Jessup Lane. Therefore, on two consecutive Saturday mornings in August, which is to the Jewish people what Sunday mornings are to the Christian folk, Houlihan, in an unmarked car, went down to the suspected home to observe
the suspects from inside his car parked on the street a few hundred yards away. He kept the house under surveillance from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on those Saturdays. What he found was astonishing. There WERE people in there praying. He noted how many of them there were, which, at various times, was as few as 10 and as many as 20, and he wrote down this information and other information, such as that they were wearing yamulkahs. Coming out of the house at one point, a man looked up, apparently to heaven. Houlihan reported his findings to the authorities he works for at Village Hall. But he took no further action. “There was no mob outside,” he said after his first visit. “It was hard to distinguish that and other houses in the Hamptons having guests.” After his second visit, he said, “There (continued on next page)
INDICTED QUOGUE MAYOR PLANS TO STAY ON By Ian Stark Following a federal indictment on charges of illegal earnings through securities fraud, Quogue Village Mayor George Motz has since pleaded not guilty. According to the press release from Robert Nardoza of the United States Attorney’s Office in Brooklyn: “GEORGE M. MOTZ, the president, CEO and Chairman of the Executive Committee of Melhado, Flynn & Associates (“MFA”), a broker-dealer and investment advisor registered with the former National Association of Securities Dealers, was arrested [August 28th] and charged by indictment with securities
fraud and altering documents to obstruct a United States Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) examination. The defendant is scheduled to be arraigned at 1:30 this afternoon before United States Magistrate Judge A. Kathleen Tomlinson, at the U.S. Courthouse, in Central Islip, New York.” It continues: “The charges in the indictment are merely allegations, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.” The mayor has since surrendered to federal authorities, and then was released on $500,000 bond. The official accusation arrived last week,
charging that Motz “cherry-picked” profitable accounts for Melhado, Flynn & Associates, the Manhattan-based investment firm of which he is president and CEO. The charges imply he has been involved in illegal activity since 2003, and claims he has altered documents attempted to evade an investigation by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The mayor has since announced publicly that he has done nothing wrong and will not resign his position in Quogue. (In an e-mail request from Dan’s Papers to discuss his situation, Motz respectfully declined comment at (continued on page 35)
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is not a lot of activity there. There have been websites that talk about this. But it’s low-key enough. There are no outward signs — no parking problems, noise, debris. It’s hard for me to classify it as a synagogue.” A subsequent investigation has determined that the home in question has been rented by a Rabbi Eli Popack, a Jewish person who emigrated here from Capetown, South Africa. He is currently employed by a company called Map International in Manhattan where he has a job in the electronic financial infrastructure field. A search through records has determined that he has rented the house as a vacation home for five summers. The first
summer no praying was reported there. But now there is, according to Barrett and her vigorous and repeated complaints. The home is where Jessup Lane and Dune Road meet up which is a district Residential Type 3 Zone. The rabbi has people in his house praying to God and wearing yalmukas not only on Saturday morning, but also on Friday night and Sunday morning. Further investigation has determined that this summer, in July, the people inside this home were seen to be blessing a scroll of some sort, which surveillance devices have determined was a “torah,” or book of laws. It came from another country to get here. That coun-
try is believed to be Israel. At one ceremony, it was determined that this “torah” was written in longhand by other Jewish people. Don’t ask how that was found out. Other members of a local anti-Semitic group — I am not supposed to give the name of this organization — say that there is a little-known website they have uncovered, which can be viewed at beachminyan.org, which Jewish people and some of their hangers-on know about. A “minyan” is a small group, but it has to include more than 10 men so God pays attention. A “chabad” is the next step up, where the prayer is in conformance to the traditions of a particular sect. Above that, even larger still, is what they call a “synagogue,” which is a place to pray, and similar to, well, a church, in Christianity. This newspaper has received printed copies of pages from this alleged beachminyon.org site, which say that “Beach Minyan is a place for social, religious, educational, cultural and family events and where people seek guidance and advice for whatever issue life presents. The Beach Minyan is available and accessible to every single Jewish man, woman and child.” Apparently there is no limit to the number of people that would be permitted to pray at this “private home.” Rabbi Popack was asked by a reporter about what goes on in his house, and after saying he didn’t want to talk about it because of accusations of so called anti-Semitism in town, he agreed to say a few words. He said that there are Jewish people who live on Dune Road who would like to go to the services at the Hampton Synagogue in downtown Westhampton Beach but cannot because according to the Orthodox Jewish law they ascribe to, they cannot do work on the Sabbath and they are not allowed to operate electrical devices or drive a car or even sit in a car being driven by others on that day. A walk of two miles each way is just too far to walk, particularly if they want to go to prayers on Friday night, Saturday morning and Sunday morning. Some of them have family members in baby carriages or wheelchairs. And so, when they want to pray, they come pray at his house. He noted that there were people gathering at a different house on Dune Road for several years to pray — apparently this shocking behavior had gone on without Barrett’s knowledge — but that his house was more centrally located to those of this faith, and so this year they have decided to pray in his living room so everybody who comes to it walks about the same distance. A meeting of the authorities was held in Westhampton Beach Village Hall to discuss these developments. After the meeting, Building Inspector Houlihan said, “Small groups of people, regardless of their religious background, are allowed to gather inside private homes in all areas of the village.” Has anyone looked into what sort of behavior goes on at the Quiogue home of Irene Barrett?
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Giant in the Mist Leatherback Turtle Washes Up in Georgica; Balloons Blow By By Susan M. Galardi Saturday morning was balmy and hazy, with a heavy mist in the air. Two rain showers had swept through the area Friday night, and the East End was in an anxious limbo, bracing for the soon-to-arrive vestiges of Tropical Storm Hanna. It was a good day for an adventure. The Tuesday before, we needed a picture of the Georgica jetties for an article in the paper about a recent court ruling absolving the county of responsibility for erosion at the Ireland property allegedly caused by these jetties. I had discovered an obscure path to Georgica beach — at the end of West End Road, beyond all the Dead End and “Private” signs. On this misty
day, it seemed like the perfect place of mystery to show my partner and our son. We stopped by Georgica Beach proper first. The crashing surf made conversation levels rise to a scream even in the parking lot. Seeing the double, triple waves on the beach, I said “Oh my God.” “Yep,” said a voice. A couple, sitting just at the entrance, was watching the spectacle from a safe distance. The scene on the beach was ominous. Visibility was maybe 50 feet. The water was coming all the way up to the dunes — just about to the fence. About a dozen people were on the beach. Our son joined in a game of tag with a father and son, splashing though the intermittent puddles made by the waves. We
decided to walk west, in search of treasure. But there was not much on the beach. Other than seaweed and driftwood, we saw only a blue plastic shovel with no handle, and a clear, heart-shaped helium balloon edged in pink. After just a few minutes we came upon a party of two women and a man of a certain age. One of the women, with the handsome face of old money — high cheek bones, silver hair, gleaming steely eyes made even more blue by her cobalt and white blouse — approached us slowly with her arms outstretched. “If you have the energy, about 50 yards before the third jetty there is an enormous leatherback (continued on page 28)
1,000,000 GAL. ‘TREATED’ WATER in BAY, EVERY DAY By T.J. Clemente With cleanup at the Sag Harbor Manufactured Gas Plant site (MGP) about to start September 22, Dan’s Papers took a close look at a N.Y. State Department of Health (DoH) report of the contaminates in the water below the site which are to be treated and then released into the harbor. Up to 750,000 to 1,000,000 gallons per day will pass through a long, well marked pipe into Sag Harbor’s outer cove area near the breakwater. The pipe will end about 600 feet east of the North Haven’s southeastern shore at the inlet that leads into Sag Harbor Bay.
The word “tar” is used throughout the report, but deeper into the document, it is explained that the tar is actually more like motor oil. The report actually states that a component of “some MGP tars” is in fact ferricferro-cyanide. What was most alarming was the following line: “While not dangerous in its bound form, certain conditions can release free cyanide, causing an exposure and risk both for humans and the environment.” Since the overall plan laid out in the August 2008 Fact Sheet released by the DoH calls for the contaminants to meet state limits before discharge into the harbor, the questions are: What is the estab-
lished “safe limit” for toxic waste byproducts released into a harbor? How do they make the decision of how much poison is OK? Also in the MPG tar are traces of BTEX compounds — benzene, toluene, ethlbenzene and ylenes — all of which are soluble in water. Although Renata Ockerby of the DoH assured me that the levels released would be within state limits, it was unclear what constitutes accepted levels for release of cyanide and the other Btex compounds. Also, there was no evidence of tests done to read the current levels of the toxins already in Sag Harbor Cove nor (continued on next page)
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what effect this will have on the wildlife (fish) in those waters — even at accepted minimal levels. With a million gallons a day being poured into the harbor perhaps a closer look would be prudent. And perhaps that investigation should be headed up by sources other than the state officials who have set the guidelines for hundreds of these cleanups in upstate locations, for example, where the water in the Hudson River was destroyed by General Electric Co., and is still not cleaned up. The question isn’t about Ockerby’s integrity, but her scope — it is important to know what is being tested for and what is not. With the use of foams, and other “engineering controls” to control the release of contami-
nants in vapor form as well as dust, this project hinges on the mantra of “acceptable levels.” What is an acceptable level? After all, we’re talking about the center of one of the jewels of the East End, Sag Harbor (not to mention, the pristine community of North Haven) — not Bayonne, New Jersey. Although there has been a lot of openness to this process, there has also been some tap dancing around a few controversial aspects. Two paid consultants at the last public meeting at Pierson Middle-High School were actually monitoring all comments made to me by the representatives there. In fact, they “edited” those comments, layering the answers with vagaries and legalese. The poorly attended meeting showed either a lack of concern or interest, or an inordinately high
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Most anyone in business has their busy and slow times. The heating and air-conditioning industry is no different, and fluctuates dramatically with season and weather. Like now the fall weather is too mild for either A/C or heating. This is literally how it works. When we get to peak hot or cold seasons two things happen 1) our sales and service staff have more work than we can handle. 2) The demand is so high; there is no reason to discount the price.
level of satisfaction with the competency of our New York State health officials in dealing with multi-billion dollar international businesses with lobbyists who, with a rule change here and there, can save a few dollars. By going to sagharbormgpsite.com, one will find more than a few alarming aspects to this project. Perhaps there is no failsafe way to totally clean up toxic waste. Perhaps something is better than doing nothing, but make no mistake about it, the procedures to be followed — the process used at hundreds of sites — was negotiated with the goal of getting results without ruining companies. The fact that the State DoH will be monitoring the air around the site is a warning that this isn’t just another landfill project. There must be hugely dangerous elements; otherwise the extreme measures being taken with tents, plastic bags, foams and other twilight zone clean-up procedures would not be in effect, and the effort wouldn’t be so heavily monitored.
Paddlers for Humanity will hold their fourth annual 18-mile open ocean paddle from Montauk to Block Island. The event is scheduled for September 13, weather permitting, or September 14. The Open Ocean Paddle is open to kayakers and other paddle enthusiasts, each of whom must raise a minimum of $3,000 to participate. The event begins at 7:00 a.m. and will take approximately five hours Paddlers for Humanity, founded in 2005, raises funds and awareness for worthy, nonprofit organizations that focus on community, education or health. The funds raised this year will benefit East Hampton’s Children’s Learning Center of the East End (tclcee.org), International Surgical Mission Support, (ismission.org), Miracle House (miraclehouse.org), and PRASAD (prasad.org). Please contact email@example.com to set up your personal fundraising page.
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The late Jessie Burke, far right
Season of Tragedy 2008: An Unusual Year of Unusual Crimes on the East End By Debbie Tuma Over the past year, there has been an inordinate number of murders and suicides on the East End. It began last March with the tragic murder/suicide of an elderly couple, the Smiths of East Hampton, in their home on Cooper Lane. In June, there was the murder/suicide of a Polish caretaker couple in Westhampton Beach, who lived in a cottage on the grounds of Len Conway’s estate. The husband killed his wife, burned down the cottage, and later hanged himself in the garage. His wife was rescued from the burning cottage by fire officials, but she died a few days later at Stony Brook University Hospital. The morning of August 18, there was another murder/suicide at the Cedar Trail home in
East Hampton of Lester and Georgiana Stockel, both 64. The wife was found alive buy unconscious from a gunshot wound to the head. Next to her was the body of Lester, also with with a gunshot wound to the head, holding a 9 mm semi-automatic pistol. Georgiana died soon after arriving at Stony Brook University Hospital. Next was the tragic story of Andrew Reister, a 40-year-old corrections officer who moonlighted as a bouncer at the Publick House in Southampton. On August 6, after asking patron Anthony Oddone to stop dancing on a table, the men had an altercation in which Oddone choked Reister, who became unconscious and died a few days later at Stony Brook. Both men had only good reputations in the community.
And just last week, there was a murder-suicide of a young couple in Peconic. According to Det. Lt. Fitzpatrick of Suffolk County Homicide, their landlord had asked them to vacate the premises by August 31, and when they didn’t move out by the stated date, police were called. They found the gas jets had been turned on, and the man and woman were both dead as a result of gunshot wounds. But of all these tragic murders, perhaps the most upsetting was the August 30 murder in North Haven, for two reasons. It was the first murder in this tiny village in many decades, and the victim, Jessie Burke, was allegedly the oldest murder victim in the state: She was 100 years old. Her body was discovered at about 1 p.m. in (continued on next page)
On the Edge: WE’RE ALL CONNECTED, KIND OF ... By Victoria L. Cooper There are some developments in technology that make me say, “Well, I guess they’ve thought of everything.” Skype was one. How can you be oceans apart and face-to-face at the same time? I’m sure Einstein left that chapter out of his Theory of Relativity. I had a similar response to the iPhone. Who knew you could play that old wooden labyrinth game on your mobile, moving ball to hole with a shake of hand and touch of finger? Every now
and then I feel more a part of the world thanks to the web, and although it’s nothing like hiking Mt. Marcy in the fall to watch the colors of the Adirondack trees glow, it’s a valid connection. Social scientists have a name for it — they call it ambient awareness. They say that the incessant online contact is very much like being physically near someone and catching their vibe (mood, body language, sighs, smiles). While these contacts are like tiny snapshots of a moment, the images coalesce
over time into a modern-day pointillist portrait of the people you know (and even the ones you don’t know that well). But what would talking about this hyper-world be without a mention of tech-oligarch Google? Looks like the people that work at the Googleplex, albeit with all their workspace advantages (gym, sand volleyball court, swimming pools, dinosaur skeletons), have been working hard. Last week they (continued on page 36)
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the North Haven home that she shared with her daughter, Jean Burke, 76. She had been shot once in the head. Jean Burke, a long-time resident of North Haven, who ran for Mayor of this tiny village in the 1990s, told police that she had left the house for about an hour to go shopping. When she returned, she said she found her mother dead in the recliner, and called the police. “At about 12:46 p.m., her daughter Jean, a retired parole officer, called the Southampton Police Department, saying something was wrong with her mother,” recalled Detective Lt. Jack Fitzpatrick, commanding officer of the Suffolk County Homicide Squad. “It didn’t appear that there was any forced entry, and nothing was stolen from the house.” No weapon was found near the body, ruling out suicide. He said, contrary to other reports, the police “didn’t take the daughter in for questioning, they just rode her around in the police car, away from the scene, to ask her some questions, and brought her back to the house.” Fitzpatrick said since the crime, his department has been conducting a major investigation. He wouldn’t discuss suspects or evidence. Jean Burke’s lawyer, Colin Astarita, of Southampton, described his client as “distraught” about the incident. He added that her whole family is “shocked,” and that they are aiding police in any possible ways they can. Last Tuesday morning, September 2, Jean Burke and her sister, Judy Schiavoni, of Sag Harbor, were leaving their mother’s house to
get in the car and drive away, when various reporters approached them. They refused to discuss the case. “We’re too upset to talk now, so please leave our property,” Schiavoni said, as she guarded her sister from the press. They got in the car, as Schiavoni drove and Burke pulled the seatbelt across her face to avoid photos. According to reports, Burke was staying at her sister’s house intermittently. News of this crime shocked the bucolic neighborhood of the beautiful street where the Burkes live. Neighbors found it hard to believe anything like it could happen on their quiet street. Deborah Rossow, who lives around the corner, said it made her feel uneasy. “I feel sad for the family, and we hope the police find out what happened,” she said. “It’s so rare to hear of a homicide in this area. We hope they get the person, and find out what happened.” Dorothy Zaykoski, of the Sag Harbor Historical Society, who wrote two historical books with her son, North Haven Village Historian Joe Zaykowski, said, “I’ve lived in Sag Harbor for 70 years, and this is the first murder I ever heard of in North Haven.” Jessie Burke had many friends at two clubs where she was a member — the Southampton Olde Towne Garden Club, and the bridge club at the Bridgehampton Nutrition Center. Even at age 100, she was described by her friends as “very lucid, and a good bridge player.” Lillian Vishno, a long-time friend and fellow
bridge club member, said Jessie Burke was called, “Daisy” by her friends. “She was an important part of our bridge club, where she served as a hostess, and brought her famous homemade blueberry muffins,” she recalled. “In honor of her 100th birthday on August 7, we went to Daisy’s house and brought her a birthday cake and balloons. She was so excited, and her daughters Jean and Judy were cooking dinner.” Vishno said Jessie Burke was raised by her grandparents in Scotland, and was a “feisty, wonderful lady ... a very special woman whom everyone respected and loved.” Pat Bauer Murphy, a member of the Southampton Olde Towne Garden Club, said, “I knew Daisy well, but I haven’t seen her in recent years. She is an honorary member of our club, where she was an active participant in flower shows for over 25 years.” Fred Stelle, a former North Haven Village Trustee, called the murder “a tragedy,” adding, “We live in a village where we pride ourselves on being secure. Who knows what the motivation was? We trust and know each other, and to find that this could happen here is depressing.” He remembered Jean Burke as an activist in the village who tried to save the deer from the hunters. “She was outspoken and a no-nonsense type woman. It must be really upsetting to her,” he said. Suffolk County Homicide is asking anyone with any information on this murder to call CRIME STOPPERS at 1-800-220-TIPS.
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Who’s Here By David Lion Rattiner You might know him as the guy who throws wild parties at his 15,000 square foot castle in Water Mill, but there is more, a lot more, to the man behind “Mr. Mitzvah” and “Sir Ivan” than meets the eye. The true story of Ivan Wilzig is that of a man who, in the face of enormous family and social pressure, opts to follow his dream. Born into wealth as the son of German Holocaust survivor Siegbert Wilzig, Ivan found his place in the role of singer/performer promoting peace. His father spent more than a year and a half at Auschwitz, beginning at the age of 17. “Fifty-nine of my relatives were murdered by the Nazis,” Ivan said in a recent interview. “One week my father survived by eating nothing but dandelions on a death march through Czechoslovakia. He was a survivor of two extermination camps in World War II. On the very last week of the war he was liberated by the American army in Mauthausen, Austria. At that point, at the age of 19, he weighed 90 pounds and had pneumonia. Just days before his liberation, his brother was murdered. After my father was nursed back to health he worked with the American counter intelligence and helped to arrest the brother of Hitler’s propaganda master Gerbil. He then came to America with $150 in his pocket and took over the two most antiSemitic businesses in America: building a banking and oil business.” Sir Ivan, influenced deeply by his father’s story, graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and later, the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. He spent the following 20 years working for The Trust Company of New Jersey, which eventually was sold to North Fork Bank (which is now Capital One). His father was the chairman of the board for The Trust Company of New Jersey. “While working at the bank I was more of a creative person and headed up business development and the marketing department, as well as public relations.” This was during the early ‘80s, at which time Ivan was negotiating leases and planning grand openings — he called that the fun part. “At the grand openings I got to throw a party, which is something I’m very good at, so they say,” he said with a laugh. Ivan would hire big sports celebrities to stand out in front of the bank and sign autographs to draw attention to the business. He also called upon soap opera stars to attend the openings. “Every opening would have a theme
Sir Ivan Singer for the party and I would get dressed up. If it were a pirate theme, I’d dress up as a pirate. We would have floats; it was a fully catered affair. It wasn’t your boring wine and cheese opening, this was more like a wedding or bar mitzvah.”
about my passion for singing, but really wanted me to keep it as a hobby. He was worried that he had created this empire out of the ashes of Auschwitz and I was going to end up singing for pennies on the street.” Ivan finally pulled the trigger in 2000, deciding to give up his banking career and pursue his dream of becoming a singer. Using his marketing ability and talent, he released his first song, “Imagine,” which was an electronic dance version of the John Lennon classic. Tom Silverman of Tommyboy record label was behind it, and the single made the Billboard charts. “I told my father that I made it to Billboard and had to explain to him that it was the Wall Street Journal of the music world to win him over.” All of Sir Ivan’s songs revolve around peace, acceptance, kindness to others and tolerance. “All of my songs have to do with peace because of my family’s history in Nazi Germany.” Ivan speaks decisively and passionately about philanthropy and giving. “I created the Peaceman Foundation, which gives proceeds from the sales of my records to charity. That’s the kind of family I come from, a family of character and philanthropy.” His new record, “I Am Peaceman,” is described by Ivan as rocktronica, which is guitar rock fused with electronic dance beats. It’s a full album that Sir Ivan expects to be signed by next month. “All of my songs on my new album are from the ‘60s and have the universal message of peace, love, civil rights, environmental rights and a call to end injustice.” In celebration of the album, he plans on throwing his best party to date. “My next party will be next summer and will be the mother of them all. It is going to be called Castlestock for the ‘I Am Peaceman Party’ and it is going to be the culmination of my life’s dream.” Ivan’s party will of course be at his castle, which was built by him and his brother. “We wanted to build a house that would remind us of all the movies that we saw when I was a kid. That was where my name Sir Ivan came from.” His estate has been featured on many television networks, and when it came time for Ivan to get his stage name, Sir Ivan was an easy choice. In his new career, Ivan dedicates his time to working on his music and promoting peace. “A lot of people might think of me as this wild man, but you should never judge a book by its cover,” he said. “You should read the book.”
“I had to put on my suit and limit my artistic pursuits for the bank...My father worried that I was going to end up singing for pennies on the street.” Gaining a lot of attention and a lot of business for the bank allowed Ivan to enjoy success. But his passion was music and, without his father’s knowledge, he was taking singing lessons. “I had to put on my suit and limit my artistic pursuits for the bank. My father knew
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turtle. It’s dead, but it would be an incredible experience for him,” she said, pointing to our son. “You have about an hour before high tide.” Since we weren’t even at the first jetty, we decided to drive. I knew the perfect way to get close to the third jetty: the secret path. We ran back to the beach entrance and set off, down Apaquogue, then following West End to a gate flanked by two enormous yet whimsical statues of dogs — one scratching his ear. We scampered through the narrow, heavily forested path over the dune, coming out on the top, overlooking the raging sea, then ran down the dune. A huge black mound about mid-beach was barely visible in the mist. Two figures stood
nearby. We rushed toward it, our feet sinking a few inches into what felt like quicksand. The waves continued to blanket the beach intermittently, sending water across the sand to the edge of the dune as we sloshed along. The turtle was at least five feet long, about four feet wide and two feet high — small for a leatherback, which is the largest and heaviest of all living turtles. They can get up to seven feet long, and 600-1600 pounds. In 1988, a 2,016pounder washed up in Harlech Bay in Wales — it drowned after becoming entangled in fishermen’s line. For this and other reasons, the leatherback has been on the endangered species list since 1970.
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The turtle at Georgica was facing east. The fins had deteriorated down to the bone and skin and flesh were gone from the face, which looked as though it had been chopped off. People began to gather, marveling over the animal. We postulated with a woman dressed mostly in white, about how the turtle ended up there. More people came. A father with a girl and a boy, examining its leathery skin. “I heard the police say it’s about 500 pounds,” said the woman in white. “I think probably 300.” “No, at least 500,” said the father. “Do you think the seagulls got it?” asked the girl, warily. Another child wondered if it had been attacked. On Tuesday, I spoke with Rob DiGiovanni, Riverhead Foundation Director and Senior Biologist. They had sent someone out to investigate. “The turtle was a female, probably 600800 pounds,” he said. “There was no obvious trauma, but it was severely deomposed — the GI track wasn’t in tact. It probably died of old age (they live to 80 years or more), disease, or ingested debris.” Leatherbacks really have no predators, so once they pass the egg/hatchling stage and make it out to sea, adult leatherbacks are pretty much in the clear — of natural predators at least. They breed in the Caribbean, climbing onshore in Florida and other places to lay eggs (the turtles exist in at least three of the five oceans of the world). It’s after they lay their eggs that the trouble begins for these creatures, which have been around in some form since the Cretaceous period. (Leatherbacks are among the first true sea turtles that evolved over 110 million years ago.) Eggs in the nest are vulnerable to several predators, the most devastating of which are humans. Harvesting of leatherback eggs, particularly in Asia, is the main reason for the animal’s decline. In Malaysia, the eggs are considered a delicacy and the turtle is almost extinct. Once the young or adult Atlantic leatherback is in the water, it follows its main source of food — jellyfish — across the ocean. With the proliferation of jellyfish so close to shore this season, maybe the leatherback came in too close, and had a fatal encounter with a vessel. In fact, leatherbacks frequently get caught by default by commercial fishing boats. An average of 1,500 mature females were accidentally caught each year during the 1990s. And of course, chemical and physicalpollution can be fatal to leatherbacks. Because they go after jellyfish, they also end up eating things that look like jellyfish. Like helium balloons — probably even heart-shaped ones edged in pink — which cause intestinal blockage and death. More people had gathered around the Georgica Giant. Some were saddened by the sight. Others had gone into intellectual mode. But the tide was coming in, and with every strong wave the carcass was rocked and the smell of decay filled the air. We said goodbye to the woman in white. “I hope this doesn’t mean we’re going to have a rough winter,” she said. “Usually something like this is a bad omen.” We headed back to the secret path, having had enough adventure for the day.
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Builders Are Offered Therapy, But Prefer Contracts said. Sharp has a working relationship with Bill Chaleff of Chaleff and Rogers, a company that keeps busy because they specialize in the niche market of building “green homes,” which, due to the oil prices, is still a hot area. He says that that speculative market had a lot of workers building 10,000-square-foot homes, but that has all but stopped, with many foreign workers going back home. “It’s that bad. A 10,000-square-foot home has a lot of workers,” said Sharp. “Those speculative builders had a lot of sub-contractors who are now without
work.” Sharp, a builder for 10 years, sees no end in sight for the slump in the speculative home building market, and says the market for unsold finished homes is currently flooded. With the entire country attuned to the daily twists and turns of the mortgage crisis, the end never seems to be in sight. However, if you are well financed this may actually be a good time to build your dream home — the skilled workers are available, at the right price. A correction has happened. Common sense has returned to the market.
By T.J. Clemente With housing starts at record lows and the real estate market suffering, how’s the building business faring? Many aren’t saying, but local builders Ed Bulgin and Tim Sharp went on record to give Dan’s Papers some industry insider perspective. Bulgin, of Bulgin & Associates in Southampton, gave a rare glimpse into his world of building “ultra high-end homes” here on the East End. By “ultra high-end,” Bulgin means homes that cost $15 million and up.
Bulgin said his company has around 10-15 projects going most of the time and will continue to do so into the next two years. “They are all in different states,” he explained. Some take years to go through the whole process of building permits, design and then completion. Bulgin, who has been building on the East End for 30 years, founded Bulgin & Associates about 25 years ago. A competitor said, “They have all the best big projects.” Bulgin is one builder who doesn’t need the therapy the National Builders Association is reportedly suggesting for and offering to builders caught in the housing slump, which is critical in some parts of the nation. In fact he claims the “market conditions” have enabled him to hire better-quality help and, in effect, is making the present work go smoother. “The speculative market is perhaps hurting,” he said. “That’s the market where the builder goes in without a client (buyer). The present conditions will lead to a change for the better. This is a market correction, a return to quality work.” What Bulgin is implying is that when things were red-hot there were some unqualified builders getting on-the-job experience at the cost of unknowing clients. While he was never in this situation, he saw others being affected by it. He “staggers” his projects so that his workers can all do their jobs in a timely manner. Bulgin also says he sees more hesitation in the $5-10 million range, causing a slowdown in that bracket. While admitting there are always “wild cards” in building, meaning permits being held up or not granted, and clients changing their minds, things can and do happen. He added that his business is mostly residential, with only some minor commercial projects for select clients. Tim Sharp, a builder based in East Hampton, concurred with much of what Bulgin 1046552
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When Sarah Palin came in, she immediately fired several members of the small town’s long-time bureaucracy. In a town of this size, smaller than Southampton or East Hampton Village, this is not done. But she did it. She fired the museum director, the public works director, the city planner, the police chief and the town librarian. Many of these firings were controversial. For example, she wanted certain library books banned from the shelves of the town library. When the librarian resisted, she fired her, but then had to re-hire her after the village protested. Her next order was to forbid persons in the village’s employ from talking to the press
without her permission. This sort of edict had never happened in this town before. It really amazed the publisher and editor of the town newspaper, Victoria Neagle. But Sarah Palin was good for Wasilla. She lowered taxes. She got a public works project involving sidewalks and streets off the ground, she built an indoor hockey rink for the kids. She re-organized the police department. In 1997, when her first term was up, she ran again against the long time former mayor and this time beat him in a landslide. In 2002, as she was leaving office to go back to private life, she learned that her stepmother-in-law, with the same last name as hers, would be running for mayor. Sarah Palin
endorsed her opponent. The opponent won. From 2002 to 2006, Palin was an appointed commissioner on the Alaska Oil and Gas Commission, holding the position of ethics officer. In 2004, she resigned in protest, because two other commissioners were on the take and not forced to resign. Subsequently, they were both fired. And one was fined $20,000. She ran for Lieutenant Governor. She lost. She bought an interest in a car wash, but failed to note it in her income tax. She became a hockey mom. Palin ran for governor in 2006 at the urging of Republican Party leaders in the state. She won, and if she didn’t turn the state upsidedown, it might have been because she was there just a year and a half before being picked by McCain to be his running mate. During her brief time in that office, she opposed gun control, actively pursued corruption in the state and was looking for earmarked funds in Washington to allow drilling on more public lands (something McCain opposes). She endorsed hunting wolves from helicopters. Maybe, like Roosevelt, she was too controversial for the powers that be. Maybe they kicked her upstairs to get her out of Alaska. Who knows. If there are many similarities between Sarah Palin and Theodore Roosevelt, their upbringing is not one of them. Roosevelt was brought up in New York City in wealthy circumstances. His father was a philanthropist. He went to prep school and Harvard, where he got a degree in public service and foreign service. He was one of four New York Police Commissioners before going off to become the Assistant Secretary of the Navy, he had gotten an appointment as one of the four New York City Police Commissioners of that time. And years later, when his presidency was done and the smoke had cleared, he became the first and only president to ever get a prize for peace — the Nobel Peace Prize — for negotiating a peace between Russia and Japan in the Russo-Japanese war. He received a prize for war, too — the Medal of Honor, for charging up San Juan Hill. Sarah Palin graduated from high school and, after marrying Todd Palin, an oil worker, went off to college. She attended Hawaii Pacific College for one year, then North Idaho College and finally got a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Comunications from the University of Idaho. She knows very little about foreign affairs and is the first to tell you so. And she has been very involved with family life and family squabbles. As governor, she’s been accused of arranging for the firing of both the Commissioner of Public Safety and the State Police Commissioner because they would not see to the firing of a Palin family member — a state trooper. This state trooper, who was married to her sister but was in the process of divorcing her, had, with his gun on his hip, publicly threatened to shoot their father. Palin gave an excellent speech at the Republican National Convention. It remains to be seen, however, if she can convince the American people she’s got the goods for high office.
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