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6DWวงSP )DLU+LOOV/DQHวง New 5BR, 6.5B hilltop trad. w/ den, great room, 3 fpls, family room, chefโs kit., FDR, LR, screened porch, gunite pool & more. F#52475 | Web#H0152475. Dir: Rt. 27E in BH, left on Butter, right on Scuttle Hole, left on Brick Kiln, right on Fair Hills. %ULGJHKDPSWRQ 2IศFH 6DWวงDPSP 6FXWWOHKROH 5RDGวง Jaw dropping views from this bright and airy trad. on 1 acre in wine country. 4BR, 3.5B, FLR w/ fpl, DR, master suite and htd gunite pool. Excl. F#248393 | Web#H39461 6DJ+DUERU2IศFH 6DWวงDPSP 0HDGRZV :HVW วง Unique 50โs modern renovation, new family room, kit., LR w/ a wall of windows, master suite w/ fpl and marble bath, FDR, 3 guest rooms 3 full baths, htd pool, pvt acre. Excl. F#60124 | Web#H14419. (DVW+DPSWRQ2IศFH
6DWวงDPSP )HWORFN'ULYHวง Renovated 3,300sf. contemp. w/ 4BR, 3B, plus sunroom. Excl. F#251004 | Web#H54731 Dir: Mtk Hwy E., left on Rte.114, left on Harness, right on Fetlock. (DVW+DPSWRQ2IศFH 6XQวงSP &RYH+ROORZ5RDGวง Charming cape on landscaped acre w/ grmt kit., LR w/ fpl, master suite w/oversized Jacuzzi, full, ๏ฌn. bsmt/playroom, CAC, 4BR, 3B and htd gunite pool. Excl. F#50521 | Web#H0150521 (DVW+DPSWRQ2IศFH 6DW 6XQวงDPSP 6FDOORS$YHQXHวง 2 blocks from beach & boat launch, is this modern home. On 2/3 of a pvt wooded acre w/3BR, 2B and ๏ฌn. bsmt. Excl. F#66654 | Web#H14967. Dir: Mtk Hwy E., left on Stephan Hands, left on Handโs Creek, left on Clamshell, left on Scallop. %ULGJHKDPSWRQ 2IศFH 6DWวงDPSP 5XQQ\PHDGH'ULYHวง Borders 30 acre reserve, short distance to bay and docking rights. 3BR, 2B, fpl, full bsmt and 1-car att. gar. Shy half acre w/ pool. F#54854 | Web#H0154854. Dir: Mtk Hwy E., left onto 3 Mile Harbor to end, left onto Isle of Wight, left onto Runnymeade. %ULGJHKDPSWRQ 2IศFH
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6DWวงSP 0DLQ6WUHHWวง Historical home completely renovated to the highest standard, including many restored original details includes 3BR, 3.5B, FDR, fpl, hardwood ๏ฌoors and pool. Excl. F#65418 | Web#H32553. 6DJ+DUERU2IศFH
6DW วง DPSP 2OG)RUW/DQHวง Waterfront w/180 degree bay view. 6BR, 4.5B trad. on .44 acres, 300ft. bulkhead, slip for 36ft. boat & pool. Excl. Dir: West on Old Mtk Hwy, left on Old Fort Ln. F#67206 | Web#H35924. 6RXWKDPSWRQ2IศFH
6DWวงSP &U\VWDO'ULYHวง Set back from the road, 3BR, 1B ranch that has room for pool. Dir: Springs Fpl Rd north, left on Abrahamโs Path, 1st left on High St, right on Crystal Dr. Excl. F#64626 | Web#H16830. 6DJ+DUERU2IศFH
6DWวงSP -HUPDLQ$YHQXHวง 5BR, 5.5 bath historic village home recently renovated. Landscaped acre w/ htd gunite pool, pool house w/full bath and kitchenette, wrap-around rear porch and det. gar. Short distance to village, bay and ocean beaches. F#61110 | Web#H34458. 6DJ +DUERU 2IศFH
6DWวงSP 3DUULVK3RQG&RXUW:HVWวง Brand new 5BR, 4.5B trad. w/ spacious great room, den, lib., family room, FDR, 3 fpls, htd gunite pool, 3-car gar. 6,000sf. of living space on 1.4 acres. Excl. F#62298 | Web#H35715. Dir: Rt. 27E, right on Tuckahoe, left on Parrish Pond Ct. %ULGJHKDPSWRQ2IศFH
6DWวงDPSP &OLII'ULYHวง Bay area, cottage-style home w/ 3BR, 3B, fpl, ๏ฌn. bsmt, exercise room, den, family room, 2-car garage. Excl. F#243109 | Web#H16081. 6DJ+DUERU2IศFH
6DWวงDPSP 7RZG3RLQW5RDGวง Waterfront beach cottage w/ dock, spectacular views and room for expansion. Overlooking North Sea Harbor and preserve. Excl. F#67103 | Web#H31154. Dir: East on Noyac Rd, left on Towd Point Rd. 6RXWKDPSWRQ2IศFH
6DWวงSP 2FHDQYLHZ5RDGวง 3-level custom built home on pvt ๏ฌag lot w/ deeded access for swimming & boating on Shinnecock Bay. Open living area w/ grmt kit., fpl and cathedral ceilings all on top ๏ฌoor. F#64930 | Web#H49469. :HVWKDPSWRQ2IศFH 6DWวงSP /\QQ$YHQXHวง Cedar home w/ 4BR, 3B, FDR w/ fpl, outdoor patio w/ waterfall Koi pond, a four season designed landscape and herb garden. F#61113 | Web#H52651. :HVWKDPSWRQ2IศFH 6XQวงSP 1RUZRRG5RDGวง 3BR and 2 newly-renovated baths. EIK & hardwood ๏ฌoors throughout. Semi-๏ฌnished bsmt with wet bar, closet, sunroom & overlooks fenced in yard. Room for pool on .50 acre. F#66900 | Web#H22930 +DPSWRQ%D\V2IศFH 6DW 6XQวงSP 5LYHUGDOH'ULYHวง 3BR ranch w/ hardwood ๏ฌoors, complete appliance package and basement. F#67494 | Web#H28929 +DPSWRQ%D\V2IศFH
6XQวงSP 4XRJXH6WUHHWวง Wonderful 3-story trad., circa 1900, is currently undergoing renovation to get this old school charmer in line with todayโs modern comforts and conveniences. 7BR, 7B, 4 separate living areas, 3 with fpls. F#65499 | Web#H33693. :HVWKDPSWRQ2IศFH
6DWวงSP 6RXWK&RXQWU\5Gวง 3,500sf. ranch, master suite, 3 Jr. bedroom suites, open ๏ฌoor plan w/ cathedral ceilings and fpl and grmt kit.. French doors in all bedrooms leading out to a 20x40 gunite pool. F#53693 | Web#H0153693 :HVWKDPSWRQ2IศFH 6XQวงDPSP 6KRUH5RDGวง 3BR, 2B ranch home featuring 1-car gar., full bsmt, family room, LR with wbf. Pool, plus extra lawn for expansion. Landscaped for privacy, up from the bay and the Yacht Club. F#62808 | Web#H23360. :HVWKDPSWRQ2IศFH
6XQวงSP 2OG0HHWLQJ+RXVH5Gวง Duplex-trad. 5BR, 2B, built in 1929 on a 1.2 acre parcel. Includes 10ft. ceilings, huge enclosed front porch, grand staircase built into the fpl. Includes a rustic 2BR, 1B cottage. F#65787 | Web#H17309 :HVWKDPSWRQ2IศFH
6DWวงDPSP )HUU\5RDGวง Magni๏ฌcent new home w/ 5BR, 5.5B, grmt kit., 5 fpls, dining, living, media and family rooms on 1.5 acres, 4-car garage, gunite pool with spa. F#640000 | Web #10791. Dir: over bridge, 1/2 mile. 6DJ+DUERU2IศFH
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6XQวงSP .RUDO'ULYHวง Custom built, 4BR, 3B, spacious veranda overlooking pvt grounds and htd pool. Excl. Dir: West on Mtk Hwy, left on Little Neck, right on Middle Pond to Koral Drive. F#65585 | Web#H34769. 6RXWKDPSWRQ2IศFH 6XQวงSP 6HERQDF5RDGวง Located in the Sebonac section, this handsome stucco home lies within a mile of Shinnecock, Southampton, National, and Sebonack golf clubs. F#61300 | Web#H23660 :HVWKDPSWRQ2IศFH
6DWวงDPSP 'LYLVLRQ 6WUHHW วง Village cottage in the heart of the historic district and a short distance to Main St. 3BR, 1B and det. artistโs studio with bath. Enclosed all-season front porch adjoins the LR w/ gas fpl, large EIK and separate DR, oversized mudroom/storage room. Co-Excl. F#63016 | Web#H54244. 6DJ +DUERU 2IศFH
6DWวงDPSP 1RUWK0DLQ6WUHHWวง Restored, c. 1845, legal, 2-family home, in the Village. Enhanced with gardens and landscaping. Each ๏ฌoor has 2 BRs, bath, LR, and kit. Room for small pool. Zoned for light commercial. F#49523 | Web#H0149523. %ULGJHKDPSWRQ2IศFH
6DWวงSP :DONHU$YHQXHวง In beach community, this turnkey ranch is around the corner from the pvt sandy beach. Completely renovated with 3BR, 2B, den, FLR and new kit. Set on .3 acre with room for pool. Excl. F#66676 | Web#H16071. 6DJ+DUERU2IศFH
6DW 6XQวงSP 6KLQQHFRFN+LOOV5RDGวง 3BR, 2B, fpl, granite kit., ๏ฌn. bsmt & garage. Pool & hot tub surrounded by beautiful landscaping. Excl. Dir: CR-39, south on Green๏ฌeld, right on Shinnecock Hills Rd. F#66649 | Web#H14649. 6RXWKDPSWRQ2IศFH
6XQวงSP 0DSOH6WUHHWวง Cottage with tremendous potential. Located in charming waterfront community 1 block from the bay and minutes from Sag Harbor Village. Excl. F#66816 | Web#H24101 Dir: Noyac Rd to Birch St and go the end to the corner of Noyac Ave. 6DJ+DUERU2IศFH
6XQวงSP +XEEDUG/DQH8QLWวง Townhouse community, 3BR, 2.5B, LR w/fpl, dining area, EIK, new CAC and patio. Complex includes 2 htd pools, Jacuzzi, 7 tennis courts & gym. Excl. F#66929 | Web#H46195. Dir: CR-39W, left on Hubbard, right into Hamptons Club II. 6RXWKDPSWRQ2IศFH
6XQวงSP 1RUWK0DJHH6WUHHWวง Just outside the village is this extraordinary development opportunity. On a .75 acre lot w/ room for a house and pool. Co-Excl. F#62003 | Web#H33782. 6DJ+DUERU2IศFH
6DWวงSP )DUP&RXUWวง With sweeping views of farm ๏ฌelds, this special home has been custom designed with no amenity overlooked. This is the 2008 Hamptons Designer Showhouse. Co-Excl. F#66461 | Web#H13099. (DVW+DPSWRQ2IศFH 6DWวงSP 6DJDSRQDFN5RDGวง Trad. on Sagg Pond w/5BR, 5.5B. FDR, LR, family room and custom kit., all with serene views. Brazilian cherry wood ๏ฌoors, 3 fpls, den, and ๏ฌrst ๏ฌoor master BR. 2 acre setting with 300ft. of frontage and access to Sagg Pond, htd gunite pool w/spa. F#58167 6DJ+DUERU2IศFH
6DWวงSP (OP6WUHHWวง Renovated Trad., 4,000sf, 6BR, 5B, lib., FDR, sunroom, grmt kit. w/fpl, htd gunite pool, pool house, gar. Excl. Dir: East on Hampton Rd, left on Elm St. F#251025 | Web#H061745. 6RXWKDPSWRQ2IศFH
6XQวงSP :HVWZRRG5RDGวง Post modern. The gracious home features 4BR, 3B, country kit., and fpl in both the LR and den. Excl. F#49021 | Web#H11648. (DVW+DPSWRQ2IศFH
6DWวงSP 0HFR[5RDGวง Brand new trad.-style home boasting expert details & amenities, 6BR, 6.5B, 4 fpls, prof. kit. w/fpl, adjacent screened-in porch & stone patio. Fin. bsmt, 20x40 gunite pool and 2-car garage. Bordered by reserve. Co-Excl. F#57953 | Web#H0157953. Dir: Rt.27E, right on Mecox Rd., Milk Pail on your left. %ULGJHKDPSWRQ2IศFH
6XQวงSP 'HHUศHOG5RDGวง 6BR, 6.5B trad. on 2.7 acres of lush landscaping surrounding gunite pool. Lib., media room, 4 fpls & master suite w/Jacuzzi. Tennis permit in place. Borders 2 reserves. Excl. F#62675 | Web#H53740. Dir: Rt.27 E., left on Deer๏ฌeld %ULGJHKDPSWRQ2IศFH 6DWวงDPSP 0LOO)DUP/DQHวง Gambrel-style home w/ 5BR, 4.5B. Vaulted ceilings, double-height windows, great room, prof. grade kit., family room, 3 fpls, patios & htd gunite pool. Excl. F#60420 | 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. %ULGJHKDPSWRQ2IศFH 6DWวงDPSP /RZHU6HYHQ3RQGV5Gวง Farmhouse sits majestically atop a beautiful hill on 1.4 acres with a sweeping lawn, circular drive, 4BR, 3B, fpl, htd pool and CAC. Room for tennis. Excl. F#31741 | Web#H0131741. 6DJ+DUERU2IศFH 6DWวงSP /RZHU6HYHQ3RQGV5Gวง Enjoy farm views from this custom renovated 4BR, 3.5B trad. This turn-key charmer offers chefโs kit., marble baths, fpl, FDR, ๏ฌn. bsmt, media room, pool and exquisite landscaping. Excl. F#50225 | Web#H0150225 6DJ+DUERU2IศFH
WESTHAMPTONBEACH 6DW 6XQวงSP ([FKDQJH3ODFHวง 5BR, 3.5B bayfront home. Panoramic water views abound! Bright open LR with fpl and dining area overlooking patio, lovely grounds, gunite pool, and Quantuck Bay beyond. F#67300 | Web#H42468. :HVWKDPSWRQ2IศFH 6XQวงSP -DJJHU/DQHวง 6,000sf. manor house w/ 6BR, 6.5B, formal LR , FDR, country kit., sunroom and library. Compound also features 2-story carriage house w/ BR and bath. Tennis, htd pool, stone patios, manicured grounds on 1.2 acres. F#45763 | Web#H0145763. :HVWKDPSWRQ2IศFH 6DW 6XQวงSP :RRGODQG$YHQXHวง Triplex-Rare village opportunity. Main house is a 1925 craftsman cedar shake shingle trad. 2-car gar., carriage house features 2 separate, 2BR legal apartments. The property has been in the original builders family for 80 years. F#65873 | Web#H31471. :HVWKDPSWRQ2IศFH
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Removing Names John Drew Theatre, the Parrish and Bay Street to be Affected
East Hampton Rules Vered, Balloons, Folding Chairs, Popcorn, SnoCones & Dog Poop
A Deliberate Look at EH’s Tentative Budget
Skyscraper to Nowhere 1/2 Mile High, 2 1/2 Times Taller than Empire State Bldg. to Open
In Sag Harbor, Let the “Big Dig” Begin
Ponderings Why Did the Fish Die? Can You Swim Underwater at Mill Pond?
Ocean “Crisis” Discussed at Stony Brook
Hampton Subway Newsletter
Who’s Here: Karen Arikian, HIFF Exec. Dir.
Politics and the Media The V.P. Debates: It’s Not What You Say, But How You Say It
Estate of Mind: Fallout of the Economy’s Dive: The Eyesore
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THE MOST COMPLETE COMING EVENTS GUIDE IN THE HAMPTONS This week’s coming events are in the following sections: Art Events – pg. 63 Day by Day – pg. 63 Kids’ Events – pg. 54 Movies – pg. 58
WEEKLY FEATURES Art Commentary Classified Daily Specials Dan’s North Fork Earthly Delights Err, A Parent
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This issue is dedicated to Emmy winner Alec Baldwin.
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Announcing the Upcoming Show Tours Lineup… 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.
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. 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!
FALL SPECIAL – 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.
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.
Christmas Tree Shop, Cracker Barrel, Yankee Candle and Julia’s Bakery - Sat,. Nov. 8th – $54 pp. – Have an early lunch (on your own) and do some shopping at Cracker Barrel, then visit the Christmas Tree Shop for bargains galore! Also at Christmas Tree Plaza is Yankee Candle, Julia’s Bakery and more. Holiday shopping couldn’t be easier.
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.
AS SEEN ON GOOD MORNING AMERICA: 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.
Sports Museum of America and More – Sat., Nov. 15th – $112 pp./Adult $96 pp./Children under 14 yrs. – In addition to this wonderful new museum exhibiting numerous sports in an exciting venue, you will enjoy lunch and game time at Dave and Buster’s and top it off with a trip to Madame Tussaud’s wax museum! Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas” The Musical - Wed., Nov. 19th and Wed., Dec. 17th $199 pp. and Wed., Dec. 17th – $208 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.”
Holiday Shopping Tour with Sarah Gardner in NYC – Fri., Nov. 21st – $120 pp. – Sarah has been the Editor-In-Chief of Fashion Update Magazine for the past 15 years, and a former columnist for the New York Post’s guide to New York’s “Savvy Shopper – Deals to Die For”. She also appears regularly on TV and was acclaimed “New York’s Queen of Bargains”. She and her team of stylists will take you on a three hour shopping tour to beat all with lunch included!
Our 3rd Annual excursion to “1964: The Tribute” at Carnegie Hall – Sat., Jan. 10th – $180 pp. – The finest Beatles tribute concert you’ll ever experience – The exceptional talent of these remarkable men will ensure a sensational concert experience. They are world renowned and dubbed “the best Beatles Tribute Show on earth” by Rolling Stone Magazine. You will have Prime Orchestra seats for this performance.
Turning Stone Resort & Casino – Overnight – Sun.–Mon., Jan. 18th - $165 pp./do. – Join Hampton Jitney as we venture to this award-winning resort and casino in New York’s scenic Mohawk Valley. Enjoy luxurious hotel accommodations, a world-class casino and so much more. You will receive a $10 Meal Voucher, $30 Free Play Coupon or Bingo Dollars and have a wonderful Breakfast Buffet included.
Also Available: Bally’s Atlantic City Overnight – Sun.-Mon., 11/2-11/3 Christmas In Victorian Cape May – 3-Day Tour – Mon.-Wed., 12/1–12/3 “Shrek” The Musical – Sat., 12/6 “The Nutcracker” Ballet – Sat. 12/20 “South Pacific” – Wed., 1/7 and Sat., 2/14 “Billy Elliot” The Musical – Wed., 1/21 “Jersey Boys” – Wed., 2/11
SHOW TOURS INCLUDE –
Lunch or dinner (unless otherwise indicated), a Hampton Jitney professional driver, tour escort and deluxe round-trip ransportation. 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.
We also offer trips to Foxwoods Resort Casino, customized tours and charters for any group and more.
Visit us online at
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.
Get the Best Price on Tickets with a Value Pack Ticket Book! Call, Stop in or Go Online to Purchase. • They never expire • Simple to purchase • Save time and money • Any rider can use - anytime
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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Blind Tasting at Le Bernardin - 2 April 2008 Publisher: Kathy Rae Managing Editor: Susan M. Galardi
2002 Lenz Old Vines Cabernet
2002 Château Latour
2001 Château Latour
2001 Lenz Old Vines Cabernet
Assistant to the Publisher Ellen Dioguardi Display & Web Sales Executives Annemarie Davin, Catherine Ellams, Karen Fitzpatrick, Jean Lynch, Tom W. Ratcliffe III, Jim Smith
Classified Advertising Manager Lori Berger Classified & Web Sales Executives Kathy Camarata, Steve Daniel,Sam Pierce, Joyce Pisarra, Christina Poulos, Patti Kraft, Richard Scalera
Graphic Designer/Classified Web Coordinator Frank Coppola
Associate Editor Victoria L. Cooper Web/North Fork Editor David Lion Rattiner Assistant Editor Tiffany Razzano Shopping Editor Maria Tennariello Wine Guide Editor Susan Whitney Simm
Production Manager Genevieve Salamone Art Director Kelly Merritt Graphic Designers Joel Rodney, Gustavo A. Gomez Business Manager Susan Weber Distribution Manager Thomas Swinimer
Web Specialist Matt Cross Webmaster Leif Neubauer Proofreader Bob Ankerson
Contributing Writers And Editors Janet Berg, Roy Bradbrook, Alan Braveman, Lance Brilliantine, Patrick Christiano, TJ Clemente, Rich Firstenberg, Sally Flynn, Bob Gelber, Barry Gordin, Steve Haweeli, Ken Kindler, Amanda Kludt, Ed Koch, Silvia Lehrer, Christian McLean, Betty Paraskevas, Jan Silver, David Stoll, Maria Tennariello, Debbie Tuma, Marion Wolberg Weiss, Emily J Weitz, Joan Zandell Contributing Artists And Photographers David Charney, Kimberly Goff, Barry Gordin, Christian McLean, Katlean de Monchy, Richard Lewin, Michael Paraskevas, Ginger Propper, Tom W. Ratcliffe III, Lisa Tamburini
Dan’s Advisory Board Theodore Kheel, Chairman, Richard Adler Ken Auletta, Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel Avery Corman, Frazer Dougherty, Dallas Ernst Audrey Flack, Billy Joel, John Roland, Mort Zuckerman
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October is New York Wine Month October is New York Wine Month – the perfect time for you to discover the new world of world-class wineries. Throughout the State, more than 300 ﬁne restaurants and wine shops are featuring New York wines from |over 90 wineries, including many of the 400 Gold Medal winners from national and international wine competitions in 2007. It’s the perfect time to taste the newly-released wines from the 2007 vintage, which was the best in over 15 years. New York now has over 230 wineries in the Long Island, Hudson Valley, Finger Lakes, Thousand Islands, Niagara Escarpment and Lake Erie regions as well as other parts of the State.
New York produces a broad range of wines to suit every taste and budget: dry, semi-dry and sweet; red, white and rose. A special new Web site www.newyorkwinemonth.com contains all the information you need to ﬁnd the restaurants and wine shops near you. And visit a winery this summer and fall to taste all of their products. You’ll be supporting your neighbors and boosting New York’s economy. We invite you to Uncork New York – and taste the excitement.
Participating Retail Stores
Grape Culture 248 Lake Avenue St. James (631) 862-4727
Jedediah Hawkins Inn 400 South Jamesport Avenue Jamesport (631) 722-2900
Seafood Barge 62980 Main Road Southold (631) 765-3010
La Cuveé 326 Front Street Greenport (631) 472-0066
The Old Mill Inn 5775 West Mill Rd Mattituck (631) 298-8080
The Plaza Café 61 Hill St Southampton (631) 283-9323
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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
8:45 10:30 8:55 10:40
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
Sag Harbor Bridgehampton
4:30 I 4:35
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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12:30 12:40 12:55
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Sun Only 9:30
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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
Westbound AM LIGHT PM BOLD
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. 1146316
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Removing Names John Drew Theatre, the Parrish and Bay Street to be Affected By Dan Rattiner One of the biggest problems created by the collapse of some of this country’s biggest businesses is stadium names. Just in the last week, for example, the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, where the 76ers and the Flyers play, has become a problem. Wachovia, the sixth largest bank in America, was swallowed up by CitiCorp. (Or maybe Wells Fargo.) The name Wachovia no longer exists. Meanwhile, the same problem is on the table at the WaMu Theatre in Madison Square Garden. Washington Mutual Savings Bank is now part of the Bank of America. What to do? Take the letters on the wall down and put up BofA and CitiCorp? Leave them up and hope they return? Here in the Hamptons, many of our cultural institutions have already been hit big time by these corporate naming problems. Guild Hall was in the process of renaming its John Drew Theatre the Fannie Mae Theatre. The Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center
(what a mouthful that was) was to become the Lehman Brothers Center. Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor was going to become the AIG Theatre and in Southampton, the Parrish Art Museum was about to be renamed the Merrill Lynch Museum. Serious money — tens of millions of dollars — had already been paid. (The checks bounced.) The big bronze or stainless steel letters had already been made up. (They have now been set aside to see if, in the future,
people in government that everyone wanted to remember. Or for the place where they were built. Yankee Stadium was Yankee Stadium. Fenway Park was Fenway Park. Giant Stadium was Giant Stadium. Who was Ebbetts? I did not know. And who was Shea? I am still not sure I know. But anyway, you could count on those things. But then, the owners of these stadiums decided that they could make big bucks by selling the naming rights to their properties. So you got the Ameriquest Stadium for the Texas Rangers football team, Enron Field in Houston, Fleet Garden in Boston, PSInet Stadium in Baltimore and the Great American Bank and the Adelphia Coliseum for the Tennessee Titans, all gone to a new name because every one of those companies either got swallowed up or went under — and the chairman of Adelphia even went to jail. Many stadiums even became serial bankrupters. In San Francisco, the ballpark where the baseball Giants play was first named PacBell Stadium, which went under, then SBC Stadium, which went under, and is now AT&T Stadium, with everybody’s fingers crossed. Meanwhile, on the other side of town, the foot-
The big bronze or stainless steel letters had already been made up. (They have now been set aside...)
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Hamptonite Billy Joel will be teaming up with Bruce Springsteen for a joint concert to benefit Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama. The joint concert will take place on October 16 at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. Ticket prices will range from $500 to $10,000. * * * Candace Bushnell launched her novel, One Fifth Avenue, with a party hosted by Vogue last week. About 250 women gathered in the garden of the Crescent Court Hotel in Dallas and bought up all 300 copies of the book. Event planners had to drive to a Barnes & Noble to pick up 50 more. * * * East Hampton’s Rory and Elie Tahari hosted a party for new members of the Council of Fashion designers of America on the roof of their SoHo triplex this week. Guests included Diane von Furstenberg, Donna Karan, Nicole Miller, Tory Burch, Jeremy Piven, Martha Stewart and Reed Krakoff. * * * It’s official! After months of speculation, Southampton’s Howard Stern and Beth Ostrosky tied the knot this week. The wedding took place at Le Cirque in New York City, and Mark Conseulos, the couple’s close friend and Kelly Ripa’s husband, officiated. Guests, including Donald Trump, Billy Joel and Barbara Walters, were asked to donate gifts to the Wildlife Rescue Center of the Hamptons. * * * East Hampton’s Jon Bon Jovi was one of the first guests at Peter Loftin’s 1116 Ocean last weekend, the swanky 120-seat restaurant located in the Ocean Drive, Miami Beach mansion where Gianni Versace was killed. Telecom tycoon Loftin paid $19 million for the property, and will also be renting out 10 rooms in the mansion at $5,000 per night. * * * Julie Andrews was honored this week at Cipriani 42nd Street at the National Arts Awards, along with Yoko Ono, Phil Ramone and Kehinde Wiley. Showing their support were Sean Lennon, Jeff Koons, Jeffrey Deitch and Danny Meyer. * * * Last Friday Gurney’s Inn hosted a dinner for 50 cadets comprising a West Point Triathlon Team. The cadets took seven of the top 10 spots and dominated the collegiate division competition. Gurney’s Inn treated these special young men and women, who were running through Montauk on Saturday, and could well be running through Iraq or Afghanistan next year. * * * Water Mill’s Robin Baker Leacock has produced and directed A Passion for Giving, a documentary focusing on philanthropy, chari(continued on page 33)
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East Hampton Rules Vered, Balloons, Folding Chairs, Popcorn, SnoCones & Dog Poop By Dan Rattiner After all the sturm und drang of the summer, with the police raids on all the stores, Ruth Kalb, of the Vered Gallery, being hauled off in handcuffs for giving away wine at her gallery opening, Dylan Lauren being told she could not give away snow cones and all the other things, everybody felt it would be a good idea for village officials and the police to get together with a bunch of the store owners to sort things out. The discussion about all this took place at a breakfast meeting at the Palm Restaurant on Main Street at 8:30 a.m. on a Tuesday. Present were about 20 downtown merchants, along with Marina Van and Larry Cantwell, who is the village manager. (In East Hampton Village, the village manager is sort of like the prime minister, while Paul Rickenbacker, the mayor, is sort of like the king.) Cantwell started things off by saying that he
wanted these merchants to have as much success with their businesses as they could, but that rules were rules and many of them had been created so the village could stay as beautiful as it is, since it had been once selected as America’s most beautiful village and, for example, putting a balloon out on the sign out front to let people know there was something special going on inside, which the Eileen Fisher Clothing Store on Newtown Lane wanted to put up, was just not going to be acceptable. “Once you have one balloon,” he said, “pretty soon you have hundreds of balloons everywhere and they couldn’t have that, so there is a rule against that.” In the back, a few people strained to look out the window of the Palm to see if there was a balloon on their sign, since it was special they were having their meeting there. There wasn’t. He talked about snow cones. And he talked
about popcorn, which reminded people of the popcorn popper that was shut down at Dylan’s Candy Bar and the SnoCone machine that was shut down at the Ralph Lauren Rugby Store, and he said that the rule of thumb was that if it required any preparation for the food, it was illegal. So you could give out things, such as free cider or crackers or cheese, but you couldn’t be making hamburgers or whomping up a free omelet for example. The distinction, apparently, was that you could serve cheese and crackers separately, for example, which is what he already noted, but if you actually spread the cheese on the crackers to make it crackers and cheese, then the police would have every right to swoop in to shut the joint down. People in the audience nodded that they (continued on page 22)
A DELIBERATE LOOK AT EH’S TENTATIVE BUDGET By T.J. Clemente While Prime Minister of Great Britain, Winston Churchill once addressed Parliament about a new budget, holding up an enormous document over three feet thick and saying “By its very weight it has insured that it will never be read.” That will not be the case of the many pages of the much anticipated 2009 Tentative Budget for the Town of East Hampton that Supervisor Bill McGintee released on September 30. After all the controversy about the huge shortfalls in 2008, with a deficit estimated to be between $8-
9 million, the cover sheet of the new document proclaims, “Total appropriations have been reduced by $7,900,000.” The document predicts $48,730,156.23 as the total amount to be raised by taxes. The new tax rate outside the village will be 18.756%; in the village the increase will be 28.743%. Yet homeowners outside of the village who were paying $5,000 in taxes in 2008 will see an increase of just $219.20. Even though the village rate seems higher, the increase for a home assessed at that same rate in the village will be $145.40. With the essentials itemized by each depart-
ment, many costs occurred in 2008 are projected as $00.00 for 2009. For example, $5,000 remains in the 2009 budget for fireworks in Montauk, the same as it was in 2008. But the Concert in the Park allocation of $5,000 that the Montauk Chamber of Commerce received in 2008 has been removed for 2009. Part of the new budget is a proposal to raise an additional $500,000 from three sources: fees at the landfill, fees at the justice court, and new fees for resident beach stickers. Also it is noted (continued on next page)
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that 15 town employees have been eliminated from the payroll, and three new entry level employees were added for another savings of $500,000. Another sobering line in the cover page sums up the spirit of how the budget was calculated: “These cost cutting measures have been offset by a greater reduction in revenues of $16,589,109 resulting from decreased mortgage tax, decreased funding in other areas and adjustments to accurately reflect our revenue sources.” What this means is the bad economy has cost the town over $16 million in revenues. So what are the cost cutting measures? The supervisor’s office pointed out cuts in programs like “Project Most,” which extends the day in East Hampton public schools. Lynn Ryan, McGintee’s chief aide, said it overlapped with another after-school day care program. Grants to non-profits were slashed from $45,000 to $15,000. Grants to PTAs and the local Chambers of Commerce were reduced noticeably. Ryan also believes savings will be gained through the departure of eight town police officers, who left the force of their own accord and are being replaced by eight at the entry level. Concerning the town’s employee health care cost, Ryan announced an agreement between the union and the town to remain connected to the Island Group Agency, with Alan Kaplan vowing to make the town’s health care saving equal to what it would be if the town had contracted with the Empire State Plan. Savings to
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the town are estimated conservatively at $1.5 million, up to perhaps $4 million. Reports of a Canadian Plan are out the window. The budget states Employee Benefits — which include workers compensation, social security, medicare, unemployment insurance, health
insurance, dental, optical and NYS Retirement — had the adopted 2008 budget number at $9,205,000 and the proposed 2009 budget number at $5,905,500. It was stressed that these were simply tentative proposals for spending that would be addressed in the open town board meetings. There will certainly be changes as board members weigh in on where they think cuts should and shouldn’t be made. However, it may be some comfort to know that the Fort Hill Cemetery budget has been cut from $46,800 in 2008 to $46,100 for 2009. The budget for other cemeteries that the Town’s Park Department maintains has been cut by 1/3 — from $6,100 to $4,100. One area where there is an increase is Senior/Handicapped Transportation, which went up from $408,144.60 in 2008 to $433,496.18 in 2009. Larry Penny’s Department of Natural Resources has a minuscule $136 cut after all the controversy, with a 2008 number of $571,837.50 as opposed to the proposed 2009 number being $517,701.99. This, with a reduction of salaries of just over $20,000. When the process is over, the actual total budget can range from just over $50 million to just under $70 million, depending on what the town board decides to adopt, add and somehow fund. A helpful proposal from the state was to raise the fine on all moving traffic violations an additional $50 to go directly to the towns. This will be welcomed income. The 2009 Budget process has begun. Everyone in town is watching.
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Skyscraper to Nowhere 1/2 Mile High, 2 1/2 Times Taller than Empire State Bldg. to Open By Dan Rattiner I read in the paper a while ago that some investors from Abu Dabi, UAE have bought the Chrysler Building in Manhattan. I thought it a rather fitting bookend to another event going on in Abu Dabi. Other investors from that country are this month topping off — or nearly topping off — the newest and tallest building in the world. The Burj, it is called, and it is being completed on the sands of Dubai. I say almost topping off because indeed those who are building it are, as we speak, scanning the horizon and looking at things over their shoulders to make sure that what they are building will not be challenged for perhaps the next 100 years.
The Burj is 162 stories tall and nearly half a mile high. And from the beginning, when they started building it last year, they kept it secret as to exactly how tall it would be when the construction stopped. They wanted to make sure nobody else would even come close, and if they saw somebody trying to do that, they’d just go up and up even farther. This was the same concept followed by Walter Chrysler back in 1930, when he was building his great skyscraper in Manhattan. The tallest building on record before he began construction of his building was the Woolworth Building, about 40 blocks to the south in the Wall Street area. It was 60 stories, 886 feet high, and had been the tallest building in the world for 20
years. Chrysler decided he would build his building 70 stories and 925 feet high. It was a very big deal and a great feather in your cap to build the tallest building in the world. But a few weeks after he broke ground, there was a challenge. Back downtown, a group of bankers started construction of what they would call the Bank of Manhattan Trust Building. The bankers announced that it would be 70 stories and 927 feet high, two feet higher than the Chrysler Building. When the bankers got to topping off at that height, they had the workmen put down their tools for a week to watch and see if the Chrysler building would stop at 925 feet. When it (continued on page 24)
IN SAG HARBOR, LET THE “BIG DIG” BEGIN By T.J. Clemente The Sag Harbor National Grid “Big Dig” has begun on Bridge Street, the site where the huge blue gas ball once loomed overhead. The adjacent former military barracks buildings, owned by George Schiavone, have been taken down and daily supplies — like the three huge blue pumps to remove the toxic tar-like substance below the site — have arrived. The site is littered with heavy equipment in preparation for the arrival of the enormous tent in which perhaps as many as 50 trucks a day will carry level 2 toxic waste out of Sag Harbor. This reporter received a couple of letters from
Sag Harbor resident Julie Moses, who is keeping a diligent eye on National Grid, a London based company. In one letter, Moses stated that, at a similar dig in Queens, N.Y. (Sunnyside Yard-Amtrak site) there was a “One day exposure” of similar “level #2 Hazard Waste.” That information was confirmed by another letter from State of New York Health Officials. In response, Sag Harbor Mayor Greg Ferraris said he was aware of this situation and that the town has taken action to insure the safety of its citizens. The Mayor stated that Village Board of Trustee member Ed Deyermond was
the town expert on the National Grid project. Deyermond was aware of Moses’ concerns, but seemed to not share her fears. He stated, “There is a CAMP or Community Air Monitoring Program in place at this site. National Grid (NG) uses an advanced air monitoring system to monitor dust & vapor emissions. There is a meteorological component as well as six fixed monitoring stations that communicate to a central computer area as well as a number of portable monitoring stations to be deployed as necessary or as needed.” Now what should happen if somehow a situ(continued on page 32)
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Ponderings Why Did Fish Die? Can You Swim Underwater at Mill Pond? By April Gonzales Mill Pond in Water Mill is where Mosey Muller used to swim and play under water tag as a kid — his family has lived on the edge of the pond for over 60 years. Sometimes the water was crystal clear. Other times a little murkier, with visibility of 5 or 6 feet. In the winter, Muller and his friends would ice skate on the pond and when they got thirsty, they’d chop a hole in the ice and take a drink. When Muller was in high school, his love of the pond led him to do a study of the watershed to determine factors that affect it. Today, along with a lot of other long time Water Mill residents, Muller is wondering why
so many fish died so suddenly at Mill Pond, and if it still safe to swim with your head under water. (Having heard that blue green algae can be toxic, he keeps his head above water when the pond is murky.) He has noticed that in recent years the algae blooms are happening faster, and that there are big swings in the quality of the water, which can go from being crystal clear to pea soup and back again. Muller’s high school report revealed that during rains an enormous amount of water laden with farm soil would rush down Deerfield Road and into the pond right at the sharp corner near his family’s home. A plume of soil would extend out into the pond. At that
time, in the upland area that makes up the Mill Pond watershed, he discovered washouts — ravines created by the rushing water in the farm soils that were up to five feet deep. There are fewer farms today, so better fertilizers combined with efforts to reduce pesticides have decreased their impact on the pond somewhat, but not completely. Last week’s storm rains created a latte-colored river flowing down Deerfield Road. There are 13 catch basins between the corner where the soil-laden water enters the pond and the intersection of Deerfield and Head of Pond Roads. Muller had questioned the storm (continued on page 34)
OCEAN “CRISIS” DISCUSSED AT STONEY BROOK By Debbie Tuma It shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone that the adage “there are plenty of fish in the sea,” is up for a challenge. But that sentiment was corroborated last Friday by Ellen Pikitch, the new Director of the Institute for Ocean Conservation Science at Stony Brook Southampton, who told an audience of about 100 people that in the past 50 years, many of our fish species are on the wane. During her lecture on the state of our oceans, Pikitch said, “Over the past decades, the stocks in our oceans have vastly declined. During the 1950s and ‘60s, the world fish catch was growing,
and then it gradually began to decline.” Pikitch held up a large world map highlighted with red blotches indicating areas rich in fish. “Back then, there were 11 tons of fish per square kilometer of ocean bottom,” she said. She then held up a map of the year 2000, with much less red. “One century later, our oceans have become depleted of fish,” she explained. “We fished down the marine food web, from larger to smaller fish, and of different species and sizes, until 90% of the big fish were gone. And it happened quickly, with a rapid decline in all the oceans of the world.”
One of the biggest impacts was Japanese long-line fishing, which started in the Western Pacific and became rampant throughout the world by 1956. One of the first fish that started to die out as a result was the orange roughie. “They caught so many of these fish in the nets that the nets would actually burst, and suddenly the catches in New Zealand started disappearing,” Pikitch said. She explained that this fish lives to be 150 years old, and “this species was clear-cut like a tree, by all the net fishermen.” (continued on page 34)
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understood. Some of them said they were glad they were all on the same page here. Free kernels of corn in a bag that you could take home and pop later were fine. Bags of popcorn store bought were fine. Just no popper, or at least no popper in the store. You might consider having a popper out back in your car with an extension cord powering it, and you could bring in the results of that to give away, but, well, you get the idea. The matter of Ruth Kalb and the Vered Gallery were talked about. Because of all the people pushing the envelope about what you could or couldn’t do, they had decided to enforce an ordinance that was never before enforced, actually two ordinances which said that if you wanted to serve wine and cheese at a gallery opening, you’d
need a one night liquor license that cost $36, and you’d need a public gathering permit that cost $50, all payable to the village, so that was a good thing and for those that had galleries there at the meeting, he was just reminding them. As far as Ms. Kalb was concerned, the trouble started when she refused to stop serving the wine when asked by police officers to do so and said instead they should come back later when the party was over – it was packed to the rafters with people – and they could talk about it but she was just too busy just at that time. Thus, the handcuffs. More discussion ensued about whether you could put a folding chair on your property. The matter came up as a question from Terry Ross, of the Spanierman Gallery on Newtown Lane, who wanted to know if it would be all right if, at an
art gallery opening with all the proper permits and all, could he put folding chairs out front with maybe a small table so people could sit and rest while the event was going on. Larry asked if it was on property he owned and Terry said it was and then Larry said it would be okay, “so long as it doesn’t block the flow of traffic on the sidewalk.” Other questions came up about flowers in pots out front – the anwer was no – and about having music playing – the answer was yes, but only if it was a recording. For some reason at this point, the meeting deteriorated into a discussion about dog poop. People who have dogs are allowed to walk them in the village even without a leash, so long as they clean up the dog poop. Yet, occasionally, they forget to do so, and certainly that was a matter for law enforcement, but a suggestion that was made that perhaps there be plastic bag dispensers on the corners, perhaps near the walk/don’t walk buttons on the lampposts, was not well received by those in attendance – dog poop dispensers in a seventeenth century colonial village? – but Mr. Cantwell politely said he would take it under advisement. There was then a discussion about leash laws for dogs and that there weren’t any in the village. At the present time, there are laws which say someone with a dog needs to have it “under his control” at all times, which meant that if you called the dog he would have to come. And if that meant it had to be reminded by a leash, so be it. (Not having a leash but getting the dog to come by voice command is akin to having a wireless computer printer. Or a TV remote. Come. Sit. Fetch. See? No leash.) There is a law, by the way, that says that dogs that are put into the back of pickup trucks by local bonackers – a thing that seems to be something that both the bonackers and the dogs, invariably black labs or golden retrievers – like. It was apparently passed at a time when some of the other locals, seeing the dogs jumping around happily back there while the bonackers drove them around, worried that they might fall out going around a turn, which hadn’t happened yet but then, by god it certainly could, and so after that you had to have a leash attached to keep the dog in, which could be why you don’t see such things very much anymore. The meeting adjourned after Cantwell suggested that if somebody wanted to propose a leash law he would surely take a look at it. Mrs. Van, meanwhile, said she’d like to talk to the mayor about having some sort of Fourth of July exception to the rules about balloons and bunting, such as the exception we have for the week or two before Christmas, when all the stores are festooned with holiday ornaments and garlands. As people were leaving, two people began to talk about a dog law that recently passed in Tel Aviv. All the dogs in that city have to have licenses, of course. But now one of them said they had heard that when you get the license you have to give a DNA sample of the dog to the city. And they keep that on file. Whenever anybody steps on dog poop and wants to do something about it, the police can match up the DNA and they know whom to fine. It could work.
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did, they triumphantly claimed the title. But Walter Chrysler had a surprise. While the Bank of Manhattan building was going up, he was secretly building, inside his building, a magnificent seven-story tower that had a needle on the top. It filled the inside of the final 10 stories of the Chrysler Building, and, after the bankers spent days and weeks crowing and chest thumping about having the world’s tallest building honors, Chrysler simply had his workmen push up his tower through the top of his “finished” Chrysler Building to reveal what he really had in mind when he had started. It went up in less than an hour and a half. And so, with this magnificent, gleaming, soaring art deco top, the Chrysler claimed the crown at 77 stories and 1,046 feet high.
Chrysler kept that crown, as you probably know, for only another year. The following year, developers built the Empire State Building even taller than the Chrysler Building. And so the reign of Chrysler ended. Today, the Burj keeps going up and up. At 2,257 feet high, it is nearly two and a half times the height of the Chrysler Building or the Empire State Building. It is half again taller than the Petronas building in Maylasia (1,483 feet) and the Taipei 101 building in Taiwan, (1,671 feet) and the Sears Tower in Chicago, (1,518 feet to the top of the radio masts) which, for the last 10 years, have one after the other had the honors of “the world’s tallest building.” The Burj even dwarfs all other buildings under construction, in the planning stages or even in
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