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Saturday, September 27 th & Sunday, September 28 th AMAGANSETT 6DWวงDPSP 0DLGVWRQH'ULYHวง 3BR, 2BAs, plus of๏ฌce/loft. The htd pool & pool house is ensconsed by plantings and a private outdoor shower. F#62614 | Web#H53562 $PDJDQVHWW 2IศFH )UL6DW 6XQวงSP &OLII'ULYHวง 3BR, 2BA contemporary abuts a 2.5 acre reserve. Completely renovated and expanded. F#66499 | Web#H10379 $PDJDQVHWW 2IศFH 6DWวงSP +DZNV1HVW5Gวง Scenic water views on 2 lushly wooded acres. 4BRs, 2+BAs modern. Views of Napeague and Gardiners Bays, and the ocean. Excl. F#66860. Dir: 27E. past the Amagansett train station. Turn left onto Abrahams Landing and left onto Hawkโs Nest Ln. (DVW+DPSWRQ2IศFH 6DWวงSP 6FULPVKDZ/DQHวง Open & bright contemp. 3BR, 2BA, full bsmt on 1.3 acresjustashortdistancetoocean&Amagansett Village. Excl. F#62175 | Web#H45375 (DVW+DPSWRQ2IศFH
BRIDGEHAMPTON 6DWวงSP )DLU+LOOV/DQHวง New5BR,6+bathhilltoptrad.w/den,greatroom,3 fpls,familyroom,chefโskit.,FDR,screenedporch, gunite pool. Excl. F#52475 | Web#H0152475. Dir: Rt.27E, left on Butter, right on Scuttle Hole, left on Brick Kiln, right on Fair Hills Ln. %ULGJHKDPSWRQ 2IศFH 6DWวงSP 6FXWWOHKROH5Gวง Attractive 4BR, 3.5BA traditional-style on 1 acre features family room, den, fpl, FDR, 2-car gar., bsmt & pool. Excl. F#248393 | Web#H39461. Dir: North on Lumber to end, right on Scuttlehole, 1st house on left. Sign says 1887. 6DJ+DUERU2IศFH 6DWวงSP /XPEHU/DQHวง 4BRs and 4 fpls and totally updated with modern conveniences including central air. The guest cottage has 2BRs and full bath. Oversized gunite pool, hedged with gardens on one immaculately landscaped acre. Excl. F#63284 | Web#H54724. Dir: Mtk Hwy east, left on BH-Sag Harbor Tpk (by monument) bear left on Lumber. /RUL%DUEDULD %ULGJHKDPSWRQ 2IศFH
CENTERMORICHES 6DWวงSP %D\ 6WUHHW วง 83ft.bulkheadonOrchardNeckCreek.Renovated with 3BR, 1.5BA, new kit. Enjoy spectacular sunsets from your deck or in your hot tub. Dir. Mtk Hwy to Bellview S., right on Lauralee, right on Bay. Excl. F#66662 | Web#H14806. 4XRJXH2IศFH
6DW 6XQวงSP 0LOH+DUERU+RJ&UHHN5Gวง 3BR, 3BA. This 2-story includes den and full basement. Family room, hardwood ๏ฌooring, and fpl. Formal DR. 2-car garage. Excl. F#65716 | Web#H36971. Dir: Mtk Hwy E., south on Three Mile Harbor Rd, turns into Three Mile Harbor/ Hog Creek Rd, driveway on left just before East Hampton Point Marina. %ULGJHKDPSWRQ 2IศFH
6DWวงSP :KLWH3LQH5RDGวง 5,000sq.ft. trad. on 2 acres. 6BR, 6BAs, chefโs kit., FDR, theater, ๏ฌn. bsmt, gym, 2 fpls. Gunite pool. Web#H51786. Dir: Mtk Hwy E., left on Stephen Handโs Path, left at fork onto Old NW Rd, about 2 miles to White Pine Rd. %ULGJHKDPSWRQ 2IศFH 6DWวงDPSP )HWORFN'ULYHวง Renovated 3,300 sq.ft. Contemp. w/4BRs, 3BAs. Dir: Mtk Hwy E., left on Rte 114, left on Harness Ln, 3rd right on Fetlock Dr to #23. Excl. Web#H54731. (DVW +DPSWRQ 2IIFH 6DW 6XQวงDPSP :KDOH5RFNวง Redesigned 1,700 sq.ft. home on 1 acre. Open loft-like space, 2 guest BR, mstr ste and BA. Htd saltwater gunite pool. Co-Excl. Web#H41792. 6DJ+DUERU2IศFH 6DWวงSP 7KUHH0LOH+DUERUวง Contemp. w/4BR, 3BA, LR & dining area all overlooking the harbor. Master offers water views. Large kit. Excl. Web#H0155695 (DVW+DPSWRQ2IศFH 6DWวงDPSP 5XQQ\PHDGH'ULYHวง Borders 30 acre reserve, short distance to bay. 3BR, 2BA, fpl. Shy .5 acre w/pool. Excl. Web#H0154854. Dir: Mtk Hwy E., bare left onto 3 Mile Harbor, left on Isle of Wight, left onto Runnymeade. %ULGJHKDPSWRQ 2IศFH 6DWวงSP )RXUWK6WUHHWวง 3BR, 2BA, hardwood ๏ฌoors, vaulted ceilings. Open ๏ฌoor plan with light ๏ฌlled dining area, LR w/ WB stove and kit. Excl. F#60154 | Web#H55856 (DVW+DPSWRQ2IศFH
EASTPORT 6DW วง DPSP (QFRUH%OYGวง Fabulous condo. Built w/ many upgrades. Must be seen to appreciate the pvt location on the preserves. F#67348 | Web#H46815 :HVWKDPSWRQ2IศFH
EASTQUOGUE 6DWวงSP 0DOOR\'ULYHวง Southampton Pines mansion boasting grand foyer w/double ๏ฌoating staircase, fpl. Grmt kit., 6BR, 5 full baths, 4 half baths. Excl. F#62890 | Web#H15791. Dir. Emmet to Malloy 4XRJXH2IศFH 6XQวงSP 2OG&RXQWU\5Gวง Open ๏ฌoor plan, cathedral ceilings, and a loft area. 2BRs, 2BAs, kit., wood๏ฌoors, fpl. Room for expansion. F#53849 | Web#H0153849. +DPSWRQ%D\V2IศFH
HAMPTONBAYS 6XQวงSP :DVKLQJWRQ'ULYHวง Newly renovated bayfront home, on a deep water lagoon in a pvt community. Htd gunite pool and spa. 5BR, 3BA. F#47776 | Web#H0147776 :HVWKDPSWRQ2IศFH 6DW วง SP 2FHDQYLHZ5RDGวง Custom built home on pvt ๏ฌag lot with deeded access for swimming/boating on Shinnecock Bay. Open living area with chefโs kit., fpl, cathedral ceilings. Web#H49469 :HVWKDPSWRQ2IศFH
6DW วง SP /\QQ$YHQXHวง 4BR, 3BA, kit. FDR w/fpl, patio w/Koi pond, 4-season landscape & herb garden. Web#H52651. :HVWKDPSWRQ2IศFH 6DWวงSP &ROXPELQH$YHQXHวง WB stove in LR, DR, ๏ฌn. bsmt, Spacious yard w/ deck & room for pool. Dir. Squiretown to The Trail to Columbine. Excl. Web#H43362. +DPSWRQ%D\V2IศFH 6DWวงSP +XFNOHEHUU\/DQHวง Close to bay and ocean from 2BR, 1.5BA, SOH home w/htd porch, full bsmt, 1-car gar. On .32 acre. F#61091|Web#H52025.Dir.MtkHwytoPonquogue Ave, left on Bay Ave E., right on Huckleberry. +DPSWRQ%D\V2IศFH
6DWวงSP %ULFN.LOQ5RDGวง 6BR, 2+BA on 10 acres. Inviting farmhouse offering many extras. Excl. Web#H0158141. Dir: Mtk Hwy east, left onto Sag Harbor Tpk, left at light onto Brick Kiln Rd, house on left. %ULGJHKDPSWRQ 2IศFH
QUOGUE 6XQ วง SP 4XRJXH6WUHHWวง Trad. circa 1900, currently undergoing renovation. 7BR, 7BA, 4 sep. living areas, 3 w/ fpls. F#65499 | Web#H33693 :HVWKDPSWRQ2IศFH
REMSENBERG 6DW วง SP 1LG]\Q$YHQXHวง Trad. SOH. Spacious home features hardwood ๏ฌoors,EIK,LRw/fpl,Frenchdoorleadingoutside, FDR and half bath. F#67085 | Web#H30126 :HVWKDPSWRQ2IศFH
6XQวงSP 6FHQLF/DNH'Uวง Condo offers open ๏ฌoor plan. 2 BRs, 2 BAs, eatin kit. and dining area, LR with fpl, full bsmnt, gar., and pond view. Web#H21717. Dir: Rte 58 to Ostrander Ave., travel North to Saddle Lakes, to #139 Scenic Lake Dr. +DPSWRQ%D\V
6DW 6XQวงSP 6DJJ5RDGวง 6+ BRs, spacious LR, EIK w/att. family rm, FDR plus studio space. Fin. bsmnt, media room and gym. Htd pool w/waterfall and spa. Pool hse. Excl. Web#H0158952. Mtk Hwy E., left on Sagg Rd. /RUL%DUEDULD %ULGJHKDPSWRQ 2IศFH
SAG HARBOR 6DWวงDPSP )HUU\5RDGวง New home w/ 5BR, 5.5BA, grmt kit., 5 fpls, dining, living, media, and family rooms on 1.5 acres, 4-car gar., gunite pool w/spa. Excl. F#64000 | Web#H10791. Dir: Ferry Rd, 1/2 mile from bridge. 6DJ+DUERU2IศFH
SOUTHAMPTON 6DW วง DPSP 2OG)RUW/DQHวง Waterfront w/bay view. 6BR, 4.5BA trad. on .44 acre, 300ft. bulkhead & pool. Excl. Dir: West on Old Mtk Hwy, left on Old Fort Ln. Web#H35924. 6RXWKDPSWRQ2IศFH
6DW 6XQ วง DPSP 3DUULVK3RQG/DQHวง 6BR, 8.5BA, FDR & LR, grmt kit., fpls, covered patio andgunitepool/spaon2pvtacres.Excl.Web#H52820. Dir: West on Hill St., right on St. Andrews. 6RXWKDPSWRQ2IศFH
6XQวงSP 0LOO)DUP/DQHวง 5BR, 4.5BA, 3 fpls & htd pool. Excl. Web#H35711. Dir: Rt.27, left on David Whiteโs Ln, right on 7 Ponds Rd, right on Upper 7 Ponds Rd, right on Mill Farm Ln. %ULGJHKDPSWRQ 2IศFH
6DWวงSP 3DUULVK3RQG&RXUWวง Brand new 5BR, 4.5BA trad. Great room, den, lib., family room, FDR, 3 fpls, htd gunite pool. 6,000sf. on 1.4 acres. Excl. F#62298 | Web#H35715. Dir: Rt. 27E, right on Tuckahoe, left on Parrish Pond Ct. %ULGJHKDPSWRQ 2IศFH
6DWวงDPSP 1DURG%RXOHYDUGวง Renovated trad.-style in waterfront community w/ 5BR, 4BA, 3 fpls, modern kit., FDR, LR. Gunite pool. Excl. Web#H53472. Dir: Rt.27E., right on Mecox Rd, right on Narod. %ULGJHKDPSWRQ 2IศFH
6DWวงSP 1RUWK0DLQ6WUHHWวง Classic colonial-revival on .5 acre w/4BR, 4BA, chefโs kit., FDR, LR, and grt room w/fpl. Oldworld details, gunite pool. Web#H53967. Dir: County Rd 39 east make right on North Main St. %ULGJHKDPSWRQ 2IศFH
6DWวงDPSP /RZHU6HYHQ3RQGV5Gวง 4BR, 3.5BA, fpl, FDR media room, ๏ฌn. bsmt and pool. Excl. Web#H0150225. Dir: CR39E., left onto David Whiteโs Ln; bare right on 7 Ponds Rd, road splits again stay in middle. 1st house on left. 6DJ+DUERU2IศFH
6DWวง 6XQวงDPSP 3RZHOO$YHQXHวง 4BRs, 4.5BAs w/gunite htd pool. Excl. Web#H13768. Dir: 27W., left onto N.Main, under LIRR bridge, turn left, 3rd house on right. %ULGJHKDPSWRQ 2IศFH
6DWวงSP 6FXWWOH+ROH5RDGวง Too many business choices to list! Excl. Web#H31768. Dir: Mtk Hwy to Scuttle Hole. 6DJ+DUERU2IศFH
6XQ วง SP 6HERQDF5RDGวง ThisstuccohomelieswithinamileofShinnecock, Southampton, National and Sebonack golf clubs. F#61300 | Web#H23660 :HVWKDPSWRQ2IศFH 6DWวงDPSP 1RUWK0DLQ6WUHHWวง Restored circa 1845, legal 2-family in Village. Each ๏ฌoor has 2BRs, bath, LR and kit. Room for small pool. Zoned for light commercial. Web#H0149523. Dir: County Rd 39E, right on North Main St. %ULGJHKDPSWRQ 2IศFH 6XQ วง SP +XEEDUG/DQHXQLWวง Townhouse community. 3BR, 2.5BA, LR w/ fpl, dining area, EIK, new CAC and patio. Complex offers many amenities. Excl. Web#H46195. CR39W, left on Hubbard, right into Hamptons Club II. 6RXWKDPSWRQ2IศFH 6DWวงDPSP 6KRUH5RDGวง Water views from 1935 trad. with 4BR, 1.5BA and fpl. Dir. Montauk Hwy. E. to N.Sea Rd to Noyac Rd left on Shore. Excl. Web#H54254 4XRJXH2IศFH 6DWวงSP 1RUWK0DJHH6WUHHWวง Just outside the village. On .75 acre lot w/ room for house and pool. Excl. Web#H33782. Dir: Rte27 head North on Magee Street, continue straight through ๏ฌrst intersection on N.Magee 6DJ +DUERU 2IศFH
WATERMILL 6DW 6XQวงSP 0HFR[5RDGวง Trad.-stylejustbuilt.6BR,6BA,2half-baths,4fpls. Prof. kit. w/fplc. Fin. bsmt, gunite pool bordered by reserve. Co-Excl. Web#H0157953. Dir: Rt.27E., right onto Mecox Rd., Milk Pail on your left. %ULGJHKDPSWRQ 2IศFH 6XQวงSP 'HHUศHOG5RDGวง 6BR, 3/4BA. on 2.7 acres surrounding the gunite pool. Lib., media room, 4 fpls & master suite. Tennis permit in place. Borders 2 reserves. Excl. Web#H53740. Dir: Rt.27 E., left on Deer๏ฌeld. %ULGJHKDPSWRQ 2IศFH
6DWวงSP 6FXWWOH+ROH5RDGวง 2BR, 1BA ranch offers a business & residential opportunity. Excl. Web#H54489. Dir: Mtk Hwy North. House on left before the RR tracks 6DJ+DUERU2IศFH
WESTHAMPTON 6XQ วง SP -DJJHU/DQHวง 6,000sq.ft. w/6BR, 6.5BA, FLR w/fpl, FDR, kit., apartment with 2BR, 1BA. 2-story carriage house. Tennis & htd pool. Web#H0145763 :HVWKDPSWRQ2IศFH 6DW 6XQ วง SP 'XQH5RDGวง Newly constructed condo complex. Magni๏ฌcent views. 10 bayfront townhouse units. Web#H55783 :HVWKDPSWRQ2IศFH 6DW วง SP 6WLOOZDWHU/DQHวง Spacious contemp. 4,400+sf. on 3-levels w/ mahogany decks. Designed by Jay Sears w/ 5BR, 4.5BA. Web#H54424 :HVWKDPSWRQ2IศFH 6DW 6XQ วง SP :RRGODQG$YHQXHวง Mainhouseis3+BRtrad.Carriagehousefeatures 2 separate, 2BR legal apts. Web#H31471 :HVWKDPSWRQ2IศFH 6XQวงSP &ORYHU*UDVV&RXUWวง 2-story, 4BR, 2.5B home on .70 acre on a culde-sac. Den, FDR, fpl and pool. Dir. Mtk Hwy to Clover Grass Ct. Excl. F#64774 4XRJXH2IศFH
6DWวงSP :LOORZ7HUUDFH/Q2ULHQWวง Bayfront, nearly new 3,600 sq.ft. 4BR, 4BA, grmt kit., master BR suite, LR, fpl, family room, full bsmnt, att. 2-car gar. Web#2110944. 0DWWLWXFN2IศFH 6DWวงSP :$SROOR'ULYH$TXHERJXHวง 4BR, 2BA custom cape, eat-in kit., FDR, LR, updated baths & ๏ฌn. bsmnt. New oil burner, hot water heater, new roof and att. gar. Web#2108729 0DWWLWXFN2IศFH
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Announcing the Upcoming Show Tours Lineup… “Boeing-Boeing” – Sat., Oct. 4th - $169 pp. – Winner of Two 2008 Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Play. This 1960's farce about a bachelor who tries to juggle his romances with three stewardesses is, by all accounts, light escapist fun of the highest order. There's not much plot to relate - doors slam, stewardesses flounce and pout, and Christine Baranski plays the much put-upon chambermaid. 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. 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 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. 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. Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas” The Musical - Wed. Nov. 19th and Wed., Dec. 17th $199 pp. – The classic holiday film comes to the Broadway stage. Described as “a new musical stage reinvention of the beloved classic film,” the musical tells the story of two showbiz buddies who put on a show in a picturesque Vermont inn, and find their perfect mates in the bargain. Many Irving Berlin classics are showcased in the new musical, including “Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep,” “I Love a Piano,” “Sisters,” “How Deep is the Ocean” and the unforgettable title song, “White Christmas.”
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. Christmas at The Greenbrier® - 4-Day Tour – Sun.–Wed., Dec. 7th-10th - $979 pp./do. – West Virginia’s Greenbrier Resort, a 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 as you enjoy impeccable service. Call for the full itinerary, as this experience will last a lifetime. Radio City Music Hall – Christmas Spectacular – Dec., 9th $156 pp., Dec., 11th $156 pp., Dec.,16th $156 pp., Dec., 18th $166 pp. and Dec. 11th $140 pp. & 14th $159 pp. - Let the Rockettes take you on a thrilling ‘tour of Manhattan’ at the height of the holiday season. You will be thrilled whether or not you have ever seen this extravagant event. Hampton Jitney is pleased to escort you on this Christmas time adventure. Always exciting – always great! New York Philharmonic Presents - HOLIDAY BRASS at Avery Fisher Hall (3 p.m. performance) – Sun., Dec. 14th - $140 pp. – A New York tradition! The Philharmonic’s Principal Brass and the Canadian Brass present their annual Holiday classic, filled with wit, virtuosity, and the glorious music of the season. Comprising the principal brass players of the New York Philharmonic and the virtuosos of the Canadian Brass, you will surely be delighted. Lunch is included at Seppi’s restaurant. 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 Holiday Shopping Tour with Sarah Gardner– Fri., 11/21 Christmas In Victorian Cape May – 3-Day Tour – Mon.-Wed., 12/1–12/3 Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas” The Musical - Wed., 12/17 “1964: The Tribute” at Carnegie Hall (Re-creation of a Beatle’s concert) – Sat., 1/10 Turning Stone Resort & Casino Overnight – Sun.-Mon., 1/18-1/19
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 Or dial extensions 328 and 329 to reach our Greenport office.
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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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The Thin White Line From HB to Montauk, What’s the Message? Give Us a Sign. By Dan Rattiner There was a report last week that persons unknown had removed nearly 30 protest signs that had been placed in strategic locations in Bridgehampton near to a former farm that has just been approved to become a subdivision. The signs had three different messages. Ten read STOP OVERDEVELOPMENT. Ten read SAVE ENDANGERED SPECIES. And 10 read PRESERVE OUR ENVIRONMENT. These signs had been put up by the owners of homes in the adjacent Hampton Farms sub-development, who got together and ponied up about $700 to create the 30 signs. Apparently, they felt enough was enough, and since they got their housing development, they wanted the barn door locked behind them. In any case, the 30 signs are gone. Poof. Vanished in one night by a perp or some perps or many perps going by in cars and picking these signs off trees and telephone poles and squirreling them into the backseats before driving off. The signs stood one-and-a-half feet high by two-feet wide. You may have seen them
if you were up on Scuttlehole Road or the Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike recently. But not now. Who done it? It’s a mystery. Some swear it was either William Koral or Dennis Suskind, who are the developers promoting the new 37lot Vintage Vines subdivision now before the town board. (Vintage Vines. Hampton Farms. Why do developments get named for what they
this strategy. Or maybe it was someone from the highway department who thought that placing one in front of a big yellow sign that read NO RIGHT TURN was so dumb he’d just take them all down. Or maybe it was somebody from a beautification project, or an anti-littering project. Maybe it was a right-wing Republican up to no good. It does bring to mind another mystery on our streets and sidewalks, which is — who the hell was it that drip-painted a thin white line all the way from Hampton Bays to the front door of the seven-story Montauk Residential Tower on the plaza in the center of downtown Montauk? The line is a wavy little thing, as if it had been dripped from the bottom of a bottle that was attached to the side of a bicycle as it got pedaled along. Where there are sidewalks, it is on the sidewalks, and where there aren’t it crosses the street or goes down the street alongside the gutter, moving smartly along. It’s about an eighth of an inch thick, and has the consistency of taffy, but the strength of a highway department white line. It will be
This is a lot of paint. It extends 30 miles...This could not have been a one-man job. But who did it?
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destroy? Who knows.) But those who know these two developers say they cannot imagine either of these two gentlemen — honorable men both — stooping to such shenanigans. Maybe it’s a mole, suggested someone to this reporter. What kind of mole? A mole inside the Hampton Farms Homeowners Association who attended the meeting and did not agree with
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South O’ the Highway
(and the North too)
East Hampton resident Barry Sonnenfeld’s Bull Path Productions, Inc. has been seen shooting scenes across the South Fork for a new HBO series. The show, “Surburban Shootout,” is a dark comedy about homicidal housewives based on a British series. Crews were taping on Main Street in Amagansett and Gerard Drive in Springs, and are scheduled to film in Southampton by shooting’s end on September 26. Bull Path Productions is reportedly paying around $21,000 for police assistance, and thousands more for a variety of town permits and application fees. * * * Hamptonite Martha Stewart is cutting costs — by cutting employees. According to a behind-the-scenes scoop, Stewart has recently let go Eva Scrivo, her longtime hair and makeup specialist; Sheraton Kalouria, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia broadcast president; and one of the show’s directors. Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia chairman Charles Koppelman denies these firings, and claims recent departures were due to various company changes, and not based on performance. * * * In more Martha Stewart news, the goddess of domesticity is launching another show. A lighthearted departure from anything she’s done before, “Whatever, Martha!” will give fans new perspective into the Stewart family and lifestyle. The show will be run by Stewart’s daughter and occasional business collaborator, Alexis. * * * Fashion week is winding down, but Palm Restaurants across the nation are ramping up a huge charitable promotion with Dress For Success Worldwide, an organization devoted to promoting the economic independence of women by providing professional attire, a support network and career development skills to help them succeed in work and life. In an effort unheard of for the restaurant industry, from now until the end of October 10% of the proceeds from any item on the seasonally inspired Fall For Success Menu ordered at any of the Palm’s 26 locations — including our very own, in East Hampton — will go to the organization. * * * London Jewelers will be having a watch fair on Saturday, October 18, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Participating brands showing brand-new, never-seen-before products include Audemars Piguet, Baume & Mercier, Breitling, Bvlgari, Carl F. Bucherer, Cartier, Chanel, Chopard, David Yurman, Harry Winston, Hublot, Montblanc, Omega, Piaget, Tag Heuer, Van Cleef & Arpels and more.
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Hampton Jitney Fall 2008 Schedule
AM LIGHT PM BOLD
W Sept./Oct. W Sun Sat & Sun Sun Only Nov./Dec. Only 7:15 8:30 10:15
10:20 12:20 2:20
10:30 12:30 2:30 10:40 12:40 2:40
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Airport Connection 7:05 7:20 Manhattan
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W Sun Only 4:45 4:50
W Sun Only 9:30 9:35
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Airport Connection 6:35 Midtown Manhattan 6:45
10:35 11:35 10:45 11:45
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Manhattan / 86th St. Manhattan / 69th St.
Fri & Sat 7:30 7:35
7 Days 8:30 8:35
Sat Only Sept./Oct. 9:00 9:05
Manhattan / 59th St.
Manhattan / 40th St.
Airport Connection 8:20
Fri & Sat 5:00 5:05
Fri & Sat 5:00 5:05
N 7 Days 5:30 5:35 5:40
7 Days 11:30 11:35
Sun thru Fri Sept./Oct. Sun, Mon & Fri 7 Days Nov./Dec. 7 Days 12:30 1:00 1:30 12:35 1:05 1:35
Mon thru Sat 9:30 9:35
Mon thru Sat 10:00 10:05
7 Days 10:30 10:35
Fri Only ‡ Sept. thru Nov. 7 Days 3:00 3:30 3:05 3:35
Sun thru Thurs 4:30 4:35
Mon thru Fri 6:00 6:05
Fri Only Sept./Oct. 7 Days 7:30 8:00 7:35 8:05
Mon thru Sat 9:00 9:05
Manhattan / 69th St. Manhattan / 59th St.
Manhattan / 40th St. Airport Connection
11:45 11:50 12:00
Southampton Water Mill
Sag Harbor Wainscott
East Hampton Amagansett Napeague
10:30 10:40 10:55
11:30 11:40 11:55
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See Dan’s North Fork Section for our North Fork Line Run!
7 Days 2:30 2:35
To Brooklyn BROOKLYN SERVICE To East End BROOKLYN SERVICE To East End (Eastbound) To Brooklyn (Westbound)
8:30 — 8:35 8:45 8:50 8:55
B. Heights B. Heights B. Heights Park Slope Park Slope Park Slope
8:30 — 8:35 8:45 8:50 8:55
NORTH Fri FORK LINE PM 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
Select trips have letters or symbols above them. The following defines the codes.
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 Fri. (Eastbound) and Sun. (Westbound).
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. These trips guarantee Sag Harbor passengers will never be required to transfer prior to their arrival. This trip will not go to Napeague and Montauk on Tues. and Wed.
These trips arrive approximately 20 minutes earlier on Sat. and Sun. BLOCK ISLAND FERRY CONNECTION - For the convenience of our passengers living near Montauk Harbor or traveling from Block Island, HJ picks up at the Viking Ferry dock on Sunday & Monday at 6:20 p.m. Viking dock is located at 462 Westlake Drive. For more information regarding the Block Island Connection contact www.vikingfleet.com or 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 our website, by calling Hampton Jitney or by referring to our printed schedule.
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.
7:50 8:15 8:20 8:30 8:35 8:45 8:55 9:10 9:15
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Sun & Fri 7 Days 9:30 11:00 9:35 11:05 11:10
Mon AM 5:00 5:10 5:15 5:20 5:25 5:30 5:55
Amagansett East Hampton Wainscott Bridgehampton Watermill Southampton Manorville Lower Manhattan
To The Hamptons MONTAUK LINE (from Lower Manhattan)
Eastbound READ DOWN
HAMPTON JITNEY RIDER ALERT
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. BROOKLYN & LOWER MANHATTAN SERVICE: Weekend Service to and from Brooklyn and Lower Manhattan continues this fall. MEADOWLANDS SERVICE: Once again HJ offers direct roundtrip service to Jets/Giants home games.
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 Manorville Southampton Watermill Bridgehampton Wainscott
4:55 6:45 7:10 7:15 7:25 7:30
East Hampton Amagansett
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.
AM LIGHT PM BOLD
Battery Park City South End Avenue & Albany Across from Gristedes
CELL PHONE POLICY: All phones must be turned off. Urgent calls only; limited to a total of 3 minutes.
Fri PM — — — — — 12:15 12:40
LW Sun PM 6:20 6:30 6:35 6:45 6:50 7:00 7:25
D E PA R T I N G
4:10 — 4:15 4:25 4:30 4:35
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
Fri Only 7:00 7:05
To Lower Manhattan MONTAUK LINE
B. Heights - Cadman Pl. & Clark St. B. Heights - Tillary 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.
MONTAUK LINE DEPARTING
5:00 5:05 5:20 5:30 5:40 5:50 6:05 6:15 6:40
Greenport Southold Peconic Cutchogue Mattituck Laurel Jamesport Aquebogue Riverhead Tanger Outlet
Sun PM Only 5:40 5:50 5:55 6:00 6:05 6:10 6:15 6:20 6:25 6:30
Montauk Napeague Amagansett East Hampton Wainscott Bridgehampton Water Mill Southampton Manorville
NORTH FORK LINE
D E PA R T I N G
READ DOWN AM LIGHT PM BOLD
Sun PM Only
Fri PM Only
I 7 Days 6:30 6:35
W Sun Only 3:15 3:20
W Sat Sun & B.I. Ferry Connection Mon W P.U. at Ferry 6:20 PM Sept./Oct. Sun Sun & Sat & Sun Only 7 Days Mon Only Nov./Dec. Sept./Oct. 5:30 6:30 7:45 — 5:35 6:35 7:50 —
D E PA R T I N G
Mon thru Sat 9:00
7 Days — —
W 7 Days
7 Days 6:30
Sun thru Fri — —
7 Days 1:30 1:35
Sun & Mon Sept./Oct. I Sun Only 7 Days Nov./Dec. 3:45 — 3:50 —
D E PA R T I N G
7 Days 5:30
7 Days 12:30 12:35
To The Hamptons
D E PA RT I N G ARRIV.
7 Days 3:30
East Hampton Wainscott
7 Days 1:30
Sun thru Fri Sept./Oct. Fri Sun, Mon Only & Fri Sept. thru Nov./Dec. 7 Days 7 Days Nov. 7 Days — 9:30 — 11:30 — 9:35 — 11:35
Manhattan / 86th St.
7 Days 11:30
thru Fri W SH,MA• Mon Sat Only Only 7 Days Sept./Oct. 7 Days 7 Days — 6:30 — 7:30 — — 6:35 — 7:35 —
Fri thru Mon 8:30
AM LIGHT PM BOLD
Mon thru Sat 9:30
Sun thru Fri. SH,MA• Mon Fri & Only thru Sat Sat Sat 4:30 — 4:35 —
To The Hamptons Eastbound
MONTAUK LINE A AT Mon
D E PA RT I N G
Sat, Sun & Mon
Mon Fri thru thru Sun & Fri 7 Days 7 Days 7Days 7 Days Mon 7 Days Mon 7 Days 5:00 6:10 8:15 10:15 12:15 2:15 3:15 4:45 6:15
D E PA R T I N G
To Manhattan Westbound
Effective Thurs., Sept. 18 through Wed., Jan. 7, 2009
Lower Manhattan Westbound MTA Bus Stop Drop-off Locations: • • • • •
2nd Ave. & 34th St. • North Side of Water St. 2nd Ave. & 22nd St. & Broad St. 2nd Ave. & 14th St. • State St. & Battery Place 2nd Ave. & 9th St. (Bowling Green Subway West Side of Allen St. & Station) E. Houston St. • Church St. & Cortlandt • West Side of Pearl St. & St. (Connection to Path Fulton St. Trains to N.J.) • South End Avenue
PARKING PERMITS - HJ PASSENGERS WHO ARE PARKING VEHICLES IN SOUTHAMPTON OR MANORVILLE MUST DISPLAY PARKING PERMITS ISSUED BY A HJ REPRESENTATIVE. NO OVERNIGHT PARKING IS PERMITTED IN MANORVILLE. PARKING IS NOT PERMITTED IN THE HAMPTON BAYS PLAZA PARKING LOT. 1195199
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painter who worked and lived in these parts. An employee of a local hardware store said he knew for a fact it was paint. An environmentalist said that the white line should be checked to make sure it was not radioactive. Maybe it was a nut. But why is there no message anywhere about this? It’s really weird. We have the media. It lacks a message. There’s no anonymous phone call saying that this white line signifies man’s disregard for global warming, or is a protest against the white-bread presidential campaign of John McCain or is intended to unify people all over the world. Nothing. I guess nothing is the message. Then last week, I was on Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn walking along, on my way to meet somebody at a bakery café, and there it was again. The white line. Going right down the sidewalk. This is SERIOUS. Who knows how far this white line goes?
And so I’ve been on the lookout. Two days ago, I came upon a man in street clothes who was using a little wheeled device that you see highway department people using when they mean to paint a line in the street. He was painting the street. I asked him about it. “I work for the highway department,” he said. He was making little elbow markings that would show locations for surveyors. And he was using orange paint. “Where’s your hard hat? Where’s your highway department vest?” “It’s a hot day.” Today, in Wainscott, I saw a slender man with a full beard and a hammer, standing next to a car parked by the side of the road, banging an orange wooden sign to a telephone pole. The sign read EVERY 22 SECONDS SOMEONE DIES OF HUNGER. I thought — this is it. I asked, “Are you the guy who painted the long white line down the sidewalk through the Hamptons?” “No,” he said. “I’ve been wondering who did that, too.” He got the orange sign up and stepped back to admire his work. I had bad news for him. “No one dies of hunger,” I said. “People die of malnutrition. It’s factually inaccurate.” He blinked but didn’t say anything. Then, without saying another word, he got into his car, where I suspected he had hundreds of other such badly thought out signs, and drove off. •
there for years, I suspect, unless there is some sustained effort to remove it. (It doesn’t pull off. I tried.) You’ll find it on County Road 39. You’ll find it on the sidewalk on the north side of the highway going through Water Mill and Bridgehampton. It’s on the north side in East Hampton and Amagansett, and it goes out to Napeague to Montauk. And where were the police when this somebody was doing this? This is a lot of paint. It extends 30 miles. Given the thickness and the size of it, it would have to come from a container that got replaced or refilled at least every quartermile. This could not have been a one-man job. But who did it? A reporter for one of our local newspapers went out and asked people who would have seen it — if it ran in front of their store, for example — who they thought did this and why. Oddly, the answers seemed to come from the point of view of whomever got asked. A librarian in East Hampton suggested that it must have been done by someone with a lot of time on their hands. A village police officer wondered if the reporter was referring to the one that went from one end of the village to the other – that was as far as he knew because that was as far as he went. A kid thought it was gum until he tried to pick it up. The owner of an art gallery noted that the appearance of the line coincided with the birthday of Jackson Pollock, the famous drip
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The Safe Haven We Worry About Hurricanes, Europe Enjoys the Good Life By Dan Rattiner Have you ever noticed that Europe never gets hit with any hurricanes? Here on the East Coast we spend the whole summer and fall worrying about whether one of these monsters is going to come across the Atlantic to Long Island. We see devastation in Florida, South Carolina, Galveston and New Orleans from these hurricanes. Europe just goes about its business. Come to think of it, Europe never seems to get hit with anything. Have you noticed this? I’m no expert but I’m pretty up on the news. Here along the East Coast we have hurricanes. In the
Midwest they have tornados and floods. On the West Coast they have earthquakes and forest fires. And when there are disasters in the rest of the world, they’re STILL not in Europe. Volcanoes explode in Sumatra. Tsunamis crash into Thailand. There are earthquakes in China and the Middle East. Bangladesh gets walloped with just about everything, and there are typhoons in Australia and the Philippines. Meanwhile, Europe just stands there, cunningly wedged between Africa and Asia, and gets nothing. Why can’t we get the hurricanes, which form up over Africa and barrel across the
Atlantic to the west, to form in the Caribbean, charge across the Atlantic the other way and wallop Lisbon, Dublin or the northwest coast of Scotland? Never happens. Oh, I know my theory about Europe is not quite perfect. There are a few volcanoes in Italy and Greece that sometimes get worrisome. But if you think about it, Greece and Italy hang down off the underbelly of Europe like udders hang down under a cow, so they are the exception. That’s not really Europe. And of course the Rhine does overflow from time to time. Big deal. By the way, I can PROVE this theory. What (continued on next page)
SWANS SULKING, CHUCKLING, TELLING JOKES, etc. By Dan Rattiner On many ponds in the Hamptons these days, magnificent white swan couples are paddling around, leading anywhere between one and eight of their cygnets, teaching them the ropes and showing them the sights. The couples are mated to one another. And every spring they fly up from the southland to the particular pond in the Hamptons that they call their summer home where the female lays her eggs, sits on them for a month, hatches them and then, with her mate, monitors their growing up until finally, in late fall, they fly south. At the present time, the children are teenagers, almost as big as their parents, not white, but a soft gray color. They know who is running the place, and who their siblings are.
The other day, I once again drove alongside Town Pond in East Hampton on my way home from Bridgehampton and observed the two parents and three teenagers that make their home there. As far as I can see — and I pass them usually twice every day — the five swans have never left that pond for any reason whatsoever. They glide around. And they seem to have conversations with one another about not doing this or not doing that. There’s a lot of trust. A lot of schooling. A lot of obedience. This time, as I passed, I saw all five of them over on the far side of the pond where a family of four humans was standing motionlessly on the shore, taking pictures and otherwise relating peacefully with the swans. I drove around the pond and parked a respectful distance from
this interspecies encounter, and walked over. “Shhhh!” the human mother said to me. I stopped. “We are talking to them. I think they understand us.” There was a lot of cooing on the part of the humans, but no sounds at all on the part of the swans. These are mute swans, after all. Nevertheless, there DID seem to be something going on here. The swans were quite attentive. They seemed alert but relaxed. They did not feel the need to stay in any particular formation. Maybe they WERE listening to what was being said, although with all the hoots and squeaks, I couldn’t understand any of it. As I left the pond, I thought, what must it be like to be a teenage swan and every single day and every single night be alone with just your (continued on next page)
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happens when there’s a tornado or an earthquake or a hurricane? Things get knocked down and flattened. Now, where is it in the world that things that are very old are still standing? That’s right. Nothing matches the antiquities of Europe. Oh, we used to have antiquities here and there — the Gardens of Babylon, the Lighthouse of Alexandria and so forth and so on, but you know, there was the whatever it was that came through and knocked them down. So we just have these few columns lying in the dirt and these line drawings. But that’s it. I was watching Steven Spielberg’s movie, Deep Impact, on TV last night. There’s a scene in it that was filmed out in Amagansett as this giant meteor heads toward earth. It might hit
anywhere, right? But this scientist and his daughter stand on the sand and look at the meteor as it is coming into the earth’s atmosphere, and swallow hard. Is it headed for Paris? London? Berlin? Oh no. It doesn’t take but a minute or two to get through the atmosphere. Wham. It hits 50 miles off Napeague, and the resulting tidal wave kills everybody in the Hamptons, and half of everybody up and down the East Coast from Cape Cod to North Carolina. It knocks down skyscrapers in Manhattan and turns over the Statue of Liberty. But by the time the big wave gets to Bordeaux, France, it’s just a little onefoot-high ripple. “Sacre bleu,” says a Frenchman, stepping back, so as not to get his footsies wet. •
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parents, sleeping when they slept, eating when they ate, swimming in a line when they told you to and staying still when that was what was indicated? Wouldn’t you think they’d get a bit antsy about this? There’s a whole world outside. They can fly. Maybe I haven’t seen them do it, but there is little doubt that these days in September they surely can do it if they want to. Wouldn’t it be nice if ALL teenagers behaved like this — listening to their parents, showing them respect, doing what they say, not running off, not getting into car accidents or other sorts of trouble? These were my thoughts as I drove home. Later that evening, as the sun was setting across Three Mile Harbor from where I live, I was able to look out the windows at the swan family that is in residence at this end of that harbor. We are blessed with a swan family with, count ‘em, six teenagers. And there they were, of course, just offshore the boats, gliding along in a neat little line behind — what was this? — just one white swan. Just one white swan? What had happened? Had that son-of-a-bitch run off with a floozy? Had he died? Had he — well, what else could it be? I soon found out. As the sun set further and further, I saw him way off to the right, in some weeds, maybe a hundred yards away. He was looking for something. Food, perhaps. I don’t know. But the interesting thing was that though I saw him pad around way over there, for as long as I watched, which was about a half-hour, he never left, never came back to his family. And what I concluded was that there had been a fight. I don’t know who started it. Maybe him. Maybe her. And he was over there either because she told him to get out or because he said he was getting out. And he was messing around over there for a while until his feelings passed and he felt like returning home or he got a sign from her that he was welcome back home. I never did find out. The sun set. Darkness fell. Whatever it was, during that night, they worked it out. Because in the morning, there they were, together again, the male proudly leading the way, the wife happily close behind and the six teenagers all in a row, beaks to tailfeathers, gliding silently along as if nothing at all had ever happened. •
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Dan Explains it All What Happened on Wall St. When it Went out of Whack By Dan Rattiner A Republican is driving down a dark street at night when he sees a woman alongside a car on the side of the road. The car has a flat. He looks at his watch. If he stops, he will be late for his date at the club. He drives on. A Democrat is driving down a dark street at night when he sees a woman alongside a car on the side of the road. The car has a flat. He pulls over, whips out his cell phone and soon has five other people there fixing the problem. In short order, they break the car’s axle. Thus do Democrats differ from Republicans. And as the years go by, the pendulum swings from unfettered economic promiscuity to
bureaucratic hell. When George Bush came into office in 2000 he spent the beginning of his administration firing Democratic regulators and either not replacing them or replacing them with people from the business being regulated. The result was a whole lot more freedom in the free market system than had been before. Tightly regulated systems, in the extreme, can lead to stagnation. Unregulated free market systems in the extreme, can lead to catastrophe. Our current catastrophe happened because of a great Ponzi scheme. If you can’t financially qualify to own a house, we’ll sell it to you anyway. Just start paying us the serious money in
three years. And if you don’t have it then, why, just sell the house for a profit. This worked fine as long as prices for homes kept going up and up, which they did for years because 10 million unqualified homeowners came into the market to create a demand that exceeded supply. It was like that other Ponzi scheme, the chain letter. Send $10 within two days and in two weeks you will receive $100 back. You know it can’t go on forever. But you figure maybe you can sneak in and get yours before it comes undone. There are no laws against chain letters, because in the end, when people get what they (continued on page 32)
AND WHAT HAPPENED IN EH, IN BLACK & WHITE By T.J. Clemente Tucked away in his corner office down the hall from the East Hampton Supervisor’s office, Nicholas Lynn, or “Nick” as he prefers to be called, toils away on his laptop. As the newly hired financial consultant for East Hampton, Nick Lynn believes that his role is to “remain independent,” and make sure the present situation “won’t happen again” by changing processes and putting in controls. He also mentioned the need for more visibility into how expenditures occur. What he is referring to, of course, is the town’s $9-10 million financial hole. In the Supervisor’s office, Lynn Ryan was at
no loss for words when asked how the town got into its current mess. Explaining that the town paid its bills “as they came in,” in a timely manner, there was no way to get a handle on how the process was going, due to the fact that town revenues largely come in semi-annually from collected taxes on January 10 and June 10. On top of that, the facts and figures of both bills paid and expenditures lag in time of almost an entire year, and in other cases even longer. With the increase of delinquent tax payments by both residents and mortgage companies, collected revenue started to drop a few years back. Yet, Nick Lynn’s graphs (which he presented to me)
showed that spending for municipal workers benefits alone grew by over 23%. The lion’s share of the increases was the town’s self insured employee health plan, which was becoming “out of control.” While major health plans have leverage with doctors, dictating what they will pay for, the town simply paid the invoices submitted by the doctors for all procedures. (Perhaps down the road it should be investigated whether there was fraud by some doctors and medical facilities by comparing what they charged the town as opposed to what they received for the same procedures from the (continued on page 27)
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Farm Save #50 Warner Nursery Adds to 9,334 Acres of Preserved Farmland By Susan Galardi In Baiting Hollow, just a few miles west of Riverhead, another slice of Long Island’s way of life has been preserved. Development rights to the 58-acre Warner Nursery property on Sound Avenue were purchased by the county and the Town of Riverhead. Long Island, once an area dominated by farming and fishing industries, fell into a long period of heavy development after WWII, with wide and long swaths of commercial sprawl, and dense residential bedroom communities clustered over what had been forested areas and farmland. Eventually, the cry could be heard across the land, “Just what we need,
another development.” To stave off a development stampede, Suffolk County created the Farmland Preservation Program in 1977. The goal was to save not only the bucolic vistas that South Fork residents prize, but actual working farms by purchasing development and/or agricultural rights from the farmers themselves, thus avoiding their sale to developers. Purchase of Development Rights (PDR) allows the owners to continue to farm the land themselves or lease it, prevents any type of non-agricultural structures to be built or placed on the property, and assures that the property can never be used for any other purpose but farming. Since the program
began, Suffolk has amassed development rights to 9,334 acres of farmland. More than 5,300 acres of that are in Riverhead. In other East End towns, 227 acres of farmland have been preserved in East Hampton, 154 in Southhold, 71.25 in Southampton, and 50 in Shelter Island. Some have criticized the program as favoring points north and west, rather than the South Fork, but there are valid reasons for that focus. “One of the main goals of the program is to make the agricultural industry more viable by insuring that you still have active farms on the (continued on next page)
FARTHER EAST, A CRY AGAINST DEVELOPMENT By Debbie Tuma There’s a big debate going on in the Riverhead area about a proposal to develop a scenic and bucolic portion of Sound Avenue on the North Fork. Residents and civic groups say they fear losing the historic corridor of Sound Avenue, a rural, tree-lined road running through the beautiful vineyards, to strip malls, and seeing it become another Route 58. A few developers have proposed plans for commercial projects along Sound Avenue. In 2003, Ken Barra of EMB Enterprises proposed a 24,000-square-foot complex with retail stores and a restaurant on a 4.1-acre parcel at the
northeast corner of Park Road and Sound Avenue. Also that year, Ed Broidery of Boom Development proposed a 22,100-square-foot retail center on 14 acres on the northwest corner of the same intersection. At that time, Riverhead Town did a Comprehensive Study that concluded that there was no reason to have commercial zoning along this portion of Sound Avenue, outside downtown Riverhead and Route 58, in order to preserve the rural character of this NYS Historic Corridor. But that same year, when the town board adopted its Master Plan, concerned citizens brought to their attention that
the zoning was left commercial, which was “inconsistent” with the Comprehensive Study. In 2004, the board rewrote its Master Plan, changing the zoning from commercial to residential along this area in question. They rezoned four properties on the intersection of Sound Avenue and Reeves Park, and subsequently, the town was hit with lawsuits from EMB Enterprises, Boom Development and R & K Precision Autoworks, which has an existing repair shop on the south side of Sound Avenue. All three challenged the rezoning. In 2007, New York State Supreme Court (continued on page 34)
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island. You have a critical mass in Riverhead and Southhold, where there is a greater amount of active farms,” said Carrie Meek Gallagher, Commissioner of Environment and Energy for Suffolk County. Gallagher pointed out that, for a farm to be considered, it has to have been active within the last two year, not one that has been left fallow. Gallagher pointed to obvious reasons why fewer farms have been saved in the Hamptons. “There’s much more development on the South Fork, and the land is more expensive,” she said. “Also, we’re seeing competition between the Farmland Program and individuals who will pay a higher price for development.” It can be argued that much if not most of the farmland on the South Fork is valued more for aesthetics than practicality. After all, homes with farm vistas are advertised like properties with water views, both commanding higher prices. But with the Farmland Preservation Program looking for a greater bang for the buck and for maintaining an industry, the South Fork has had to rely on other means for preserving its gentleman farmer character. Enter the Community Preservation Fund, which has been used to preserve land and structures at 100% of the cost, as well as being a part of many joint ventures on the South Fork among the town, county, and state. According to Scott Wilson, Director of Land Acquisitions for the Town of East Hampton, “The only farmland purchase of development rights that I am familiar with as a partnership [with the county] is Damiecki on Long Lane [near Route 114 in East Hampton]. That was around 30 acres for $3.5 million.” Wilson recalled that the cost breakdown was “probably 50/50,” between county and town. Beyond that, the county’s program has not been directed toward the preservation of farms in the Hamptons very often. “The Town of East Hampton has very little farmland in comparison with other townships, and therefore we receive very little…a proportionate share of funding for this purpose,” wrote Wilson in an e-mail to Dan’s Paper. “However, the county has helped us acquire a number of projects in the last two to three years ... Off the top of my head, Dodge, Filippelli, Ross School, Weisz, Amsterdam Beach, with Boys Harbor and Cavett in the works. That’s around 350 acres in partnership for open space.” Gallagher clarified that the Boys Harbor parcel was funded through the county’s Multifaceted Preservation Program, and Cavett was a three-way split, among the county, state and town. The cost of the Warner property development rights was $5.2 million, split 70/30 between Suffolk County and the Town of Riverhead. The purchase adds up to a total of 563 contiguous acres of farmland in the Riverhead area. The Nursery, which will continue to be used by the family as a tree and nursery stock farm, is the 188th parcel added to the roster since the program began 40 years ago. It is also the 50th preserved in the county
under the watch of County Executive Steve Levy, whom we salute with the rallying cry, “Just what we need, another farm.”
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Paying Attention Bpeace Benefit Screening Supports Afghan Women in Business By Debbie Tuma “We believe more jobs means less violence, and we also believe in helping people to help themselves.” These are the words of Toni Maloney of Water Mill, chairwoman of the organization Bpeace, which she founded in 2002, just after 9/11 shook the world. Bpeace (Business Council For Peace) is an international non-profit network of business people who volunteer to help women in conflict and post-conflict countries build sustainable businesses. “Several of us got together to launch a volunteer organization of business professionals, who could use our business skills to help women entrepreneurs in post-conflict coun-
tries expand their business and create employment. Those jobs will help create more peaceful communities,” said Maloney. The female entrepreneurs that Bpeace assists employ nearly 1,800 people who support more than 12,000 Afghan and Rwandan family members. On September 27 at Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor, there will be a benefit for Bpeace’s effort to help Afghan women improve their lives and their war-torn country. It is a screening of the documentary Thread, the inspirational story of five remarkable Afghan women who are taking control of their lives and their futures, and in the process are helping to rebuild their devastated country. A Three
Graces production, created by filmmaker Laurie Chock, this film captures the true story of how these courageous women risked the potential dangers of kidnapping and defection to take a long journey to New York City, where they took an intensive three-week businesstraining program at the Fashion Institute of Technology (F.I.T.). There, they learned about the fashion industry, in order to take these skills to their own country to open up small businesses — unheard of in Afghanistan. The 10 women were brought to the city by Bpeace in 2005, and the movie documents their travels. (continued on page 36)
FLOOD ZONES REMAPPED. YOU IN? By T.J. Clemente With Hurricane Ike having done about $8 billion of damage recently, one had to wonder about the affect that price tag would have on insurance policies for homes in the Hamptons. Home insurance is affected by distance from the water, with most companies only covering homes 2,500 feet from tidal water like oceans, bays and the great lakes. After Katrina, Allstate quit Suffolk County because of the risk and losses it had during that disaster. However, just a few months ago, new rates and conventional policies became available for homes just 250 feet from tidal water. Flood insurance is valuable and needed coverage in Suffolk County. Here, flood insurance is guaranteed up to $250,000 and written by FEMA (Federal Emergency Management
Agency). However FEMA has three categories for homes. The least expensive and desirable rating is called “X” FLOOD; its premium is around $388 for the $250,000 of flood insurance. The next category is “A” FLOOD, defined by hazard elevation and proximity to designated flood areas. The least desirable category is “V” FLOOD, which is for actual negative elevation (like New Orleans); that same $250,000 of coverage can cost thousands of dollars. There are umbrella policies available with $250,000 deductibles, meaning you need a FEMA policy for the first $250,000. Just this month, FEMA rewrote the flood maps for the east end of Long Island, with homes in the Village of East Hampton and Sagaponack being adversely affected. With the new mapping
raising flood levels from a peak of 13 to 17 feet in those areas, the effects have yet to be calculated. Local firms had no “official” comment on the recent actions. In a survey, it was noted that Chubb, Fireman’s and AIG Private Client will insure homes close to tidal waters as part of a package deal with other high-end properties to spread the risk. A spokesperson at the Amaden Gay Agencies, an East Hampton firm offering insurance since 1890, said that, as of now, there are no changes in rates due to Hurricane Ike nor the FEMA map changes. But the representative added that it could change, so homeowners should call their agents and review their coverage. Barbara Lynch of FEMA released data (continued on page 34)
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Honoring the Artist: Doug Zider This week’s cover artist, Doug Zider, is a “man for all seasons.” Not only is he a graphic designer for NBC-TV, but he is also a maritime artist. We have the distinct feeling that Zider could do anything, in fact, that he puts his mind to, so potent is his enthusiasm for life. Q: You’ve been at NBC for a long time. How do you react to the changes over the years? A: First, it’s a pleasure to work with people who were there in the beginning when TV was black and white. I miss the old equipment we used to work with, however. I’m a steak and potato man; I don’t like pushing buttons like we do now. I like to feel something in my hands. Q: Actually, I know what you mean. When I majored in TV production at New York University I had to push around these huge TV cameras. But awkward as they were, I loved it. How about the sets for T V programs now? How have they changed? A: We have virtual sets. We put the talent before green screens; it’s not real. Q: What new technology do you expect in the future? A: Well, we have HD now which gives us higher resolution and raises the standards. In years to come, we’ll have more interaction and holigrams. But you know, no matter what production values we have, we will still need writers who can write a good comedy script, for example.
Q: Your own art is also important to you. I know you commute to New York and then come home and often paint. Tell me about what kinds of things you have been doing, practical things like sizes and media? A: I paint small, and I paint big. Of course, the stuff that’s bigger has less detail and can be more abstract. I also concentrate on originals; you have to have a volume of work, to continue to produce work, but I did create lithographs about 10 years ago. Now I do prints and mostly originals. Q: How about the cover, “Big Sky?” How does that relate to your work? A: It’s really Montana although I usually do local scenes. But it looks so much like Long Island. A man commissioned me to do it as a wedding present, and I asked if the scene had water in it. When he said,”Yes,” I said I could do it. Painting water is my thing because, as you know, I’m a coastal maritime artist. People like to bring my local scenes with them when they move from the area;
they feel secure with having familiar things around them. Q: Speaking of familiar things, you do a lot of collecting of local objects. A: Yes, I pick up shells and stones. It’s amazing what the heavens can create. I also like to collect things that aren’t local, like coins from the Civil War. Q: Why the Civil War? A: We were brought up to believe that war was only in a foreign land. But the Civil War was about masses of men, brother against brother, on our own soil. It was the saddest war we ever had. I thank God everyday that we live where we do. – Marion Wolberg Weiss Mr. Zider’s works will be on view starting Nov. 8 at Allison Corey Fine Arts in Great Neck. His website is dougzider.com
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By Debbie Tuma At the age of 26, Dan Bailey, of Sag Harbor, has traveled solo around the world and driven across practically the entire continent of Africa. In addition to being a world traveler, Bailey is also a singer/songwriter, composer, drummer, break dancer, African dancer, photographer, graphic designer, clothing designer, curator, surfer, skater, snowboarder and pranic healer, who practices yoga and Reiki, and who is an aficionado of fine cooking and wines. “I see myself as a modern-day Renaissance man, because I enjoy doing a lot of different things,” said Bailey, claiming he is “never bored.” Undoubtedly, Bailey’s eclectic upbringing in East Quogue inspired many creative abilities and interest in other cultures. His parents, Andrew and Susan Bailey, were born in England, and raised in South Africa. While he was growing up, Andrew was a musician/producer and drummer in bands, including “Deja Voodoo,” an African-voodoo group. Susan is a massage therapist and long-time professional dancer, who performed jazz, ballet, and modern dance on New York stages, and who has been teaching African dancing for years in the Hamptons. Bailey’s godfather happens to be the worldfamous master African drummer, Baba Olatungi, who started teaching Bailey African drumming as a child, when Bailey attended his workshops at Omega Institute. “My parents were great friends with Baba, who is also the Ambassador for Peace from Nigeria,” said Bailey. “Growing up, I was always around a lot of music, with my family playing and performing. I started teaching drumming when I was 13.” After Bailey graduated from Westhampton Beach High School at age 19, something happened that changed his life’s direction. It was 2001, and he was out surfing without a care in the world — but then he returned from the Montauk beach to hear the tragic news about 9/11. “It was so horrible to me that this could happen, and yet instead of staying at home, like many people did, I had a desire to travel around the world and see the different cultures first-hand,” he said. “So I bought an ‘around the world’ ticket on several different airlines, and I mapped out my trip, deciding to go west.” A few months later, Bailey drove to California, and then flew to Hawaii for surfing and skating. He then spent about three months in New Zealand, where he worked on an organic farm, and did a five-day trek, including rock-climbing. “I made money by playing my guitar in the street, and I also recorded an album in New
Dan Bailey, Drummer
During this tour, he spent much time in Ghana, where he went to learn the art of African drumming and dancing. “I was in a small fishing village called Kokrobite, and I asked the people to take me to the best drum teacher. They took me to a man named Oko,” he said. Bailey studied with Oko every day, and spent five weeks in Ghana. When he eventually returned to the U.S., he arranged for the students at the Ross School in East Hampton, where he taught drumming, to go over to Ghana and study with Oko. This past summer, the Ross School brought Oko here to teach African drumming and dance. “While on this tour of Africa, I also wrote many of the songs on my new CD, Rise Wild Stepper,” said Bailey, who also designed the album cover with a drawing of a lion, from his trip. “These songs are about going on a spiritual journey.” The CD features a Caribbean style of fresh, original sounds. Bailey also started his own independent record label, Idris Records. His diverse musical styles include reggae, blues, ska, Latin, jazz, world, bossanova, folk, rock, tribal, African, and Indian. His band has opened for the Wailers, Culture, Maxi Priest, Inner Circle and others. Bailey recently held his record release party at the Kramoris Gallery in Sag Harbor, which is also displaying his African photos. He has two more albums of African drumming coming out this fall, and has been teaching African drumming at numerous places, including the Ross School, Hayground School, the Country School, the Montessori School, Bridgehampton School and Westhampton Beach High School. For several years, Bailey has been teaching African drumming and dance classes on Thursday nights at the Water Mill Community House. And one of the most popular events he has been involved with is the popular Monday night drumming sessions at Sagg Main Beach in Sagaponack, where his African drum group follows the Samba Boom group. “I started to play with Richie Siegler of Samba Boom last winter, and I had this vision of an African Samba super-group,” Bailey said. “We play every Monday from 6 p.m. till 9 p.m.” Bailey and Living Rhythm will be playing African drum music at the Surf Lodge in Montauk on September 27, at 5 p.m. There will also be an African drum and dance demo, plus an African art show at the Quogue Library on September 28 at 3 p.m. And the beat goes on. “I am now planning to have a drumming festival in the Hamptons next summer, called Summer Drummer,” said Bailey. For more information, visit danbaileymusic.com.
“I was in a small fishing village called Kokrobite, and I asked the people to take me to the best drum teacher. They took me to Oko.” Zealand,” said Bailey. In Australia, Bailey learned his next feat: fire dancing. “We were in the magical Byron Bay, and there was this amazing fire show,” he recalled. These dancers were spinning sticks with fire on each end, so they looked like streaks and circles of fire, and I had to learn how to do it.” Bailey then went on to Bali where he surfed and did yoga, and traveled to South Africa, where he met his mother in Capetown and Johannesburg, and surfed in the famous spot of Jeffries Bay. He then got the opportunity to join a group on an adventurous overland tour of Africa, traveling thousands of miles over a month and a half, and going from Capetown to Kenya, through the countries of Zimbabwe, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia and many others.
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revenues. “Who could have forecasted the county mortgage transfer tax payment to the town going down 48% this year?” she asked. Opponents, of course, will have none of this —
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