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6DWÇ§SP %HDFK3OXPÇ§ Ocean views are surrounded by a national park-quality dunescape with extensive natural plantings to ensure your privacy. The 5,600sf. home includes 5BR, 5.5B and custom millwork and cabinetry. Amenities include a htd, chlorine free gunite pool (pool house/ bar area), 3 fpls and a 2-car garage. F#47613 | Web#H0147613. $PDJDQVHWW 2IČŠFH 6DWÇ§SP 0DLGVWRQHÇ§ 3 large BR and 2 well-appointed baths (plus an ofďŹ ce/loft). The htd pool is ensconsed by plantings and complimented by a poolhouse equipped with a private outdoor shower. Landscaping and irrigation around the rest of house. F#62614 | Web#H53562. $PDJDQVHWW 2IČŠFH 6DWÇ§SP 0DLGVWRQHÇ§ Lovely dunes contemporary on a spacious, corner landscaped lot. Bright & sunny, stress free beach house offers 3BR, 2B, plus 20x40 htd pool, one block to ocean access. F#65120 | Web#H29924. $PDJDQVHWW 2IČŠFH 6DWÇ§SP 0RQWDXN+LJKZD\Ç§ Beautiful ocean and bay views from this renovated contemporary beach house. 4BR, 3.5B, LR, new kitchen and multi-level decks with views. Excl. F#241167. Dir: Montauk Hwy (Rt 27) past Amagansett towards the Napeague Dunes. House on your right. (DVW +DPSWRQ 2IČŠFH
6DW 6XQÇ§SP )DLU+LOOV/DQHÇ§ New 5BR, 6.5B hilltop traditional w/den, great room, 3 fpls, family room, chefâ€™s kit., FDR, screened porch, gunite pool. Excl. F#52475 | Web#H0152475. Dir: Rt.27E, left on Butter, right on Scuttle Hole, left on Brick Kiln, right on Fair Hills Ln. %ULGJHKDPSWRQ 2IČŠFH
6XQÇ§SP 7KUHH0LOH+DUERU5RDGÇ§ Immaculate traditional w/ open ďŹ‚oor plan & stunning harbor views. 5,200sf, 5BR, 6.5B, full acre on a hill, gunite pool, chefâ€™s kitchen, 3 fpls, steam shower. Excl. F#57205 | Web#H0157205. Dir: Across from 3 Mile Harbor boat yard. (DVW+DPSWRQ2IČŠFH 6DWÇ§DPSP 6XQVHW/DQHÇ§ Outstanding village value, total renovation and expansion. Beautiful gourmet kitchen/family room, great room w/ stone fpl, 4BR including private master suite & full guest suite, 3.5B, private half acre w/ pool and potential pool house, CAC. F#49473 | Web#H0149473. Dir: Osborne Ln to Sunset. (DVW+DPSWRQ2IČŠFH 6DWÇ§DPSP +RUVH0HDGRZ/QÇ§ Fabulous 3,000 sq.ft. retreat. Located just outside the Village, steps to world class beaches, shops and restaurants. Home features 4 large BRs as well as a formal DR, family room, and a large LR with fpl, all with French doors leading outside. Breathtaking ďŹ eld views across the adjacent 17-acre preserve. Heated gunite pool, outdoor shower, irrigation system, security system, central air, and a 1-car gar. Excl. F#66059. Dir: From Rt 27, take Green Hollow Rd past the open ďŹ eld on the right to Horse Meadow Lane. (DVW+DPSWRQ2IČŠFH
6XQÇ§DPSP 6FDOORS$YHQXHÇ§ Just listed in the Hands Creek Association. Just 2 blocks from beach and boat launch, sits this modern home of a renowned photographer/artist. Set on 2/3 of an acre w/ 3BR, 2B and a ďŹ n. bsmt. Excl. F#66654 | Web#H14967. Dir: 27E. to Stephens Hands Path, left on Hands Creek, right on Clamshell, left on Scallop. %ULGJHKDPSWRQ2IČŠFH 6DWÇ§DPSP +HGJHV$YHQXHÇ§ Beautifully furnished, this 3BR, 2B home is located at the end of a cul-de-sac in a quiet neighborhood w/ reserves bordering the property on the other side. Excl. F#60934 | Web#H14866 (DVW+DPSWRQ2IČŠFH 6DWÇ§DPSP &HGDU'ULYHÇ§ Newly built post modern 4BR, 3B on a quiet street close to bay and marina. Open kitchen, granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. Bedroom w/ walkin closet, bath and laundry room on 1st ďŹ‚oor. CAC. Excl. F#65923 | Web#H40000. Dir: 3 Mile Harbor to Sycamore, right on Cedar. (DVW+DPSWRQ2IČŠFH 6DWÇ§SP *ODGH5RDGÇ§ Newly constructed post modern w/ 4BR, 3B situated on a quiet street close to bay and marina. Open kitchen. 1st ďŹ‚oor laundry room, BR and full bath. Excl. F#67480 | Web#H15937. Dir: 3 Mile Harbor, right on Woodbine, left on Glade. (DVW+DPSWRQ2IČŠFH 6DWÇ§DPSP +DUERU9LHZ/DQHÇ§ Gambrel-traditional style home with water views of the harbor hosting 3BR, 2.5B on private cul-de-sac w/ beautiful grounds. Excl. F#66315 | Web#H47497. Dir: North on 3 Mile Harbor Rd, left on Harbor View Ln, make last left before dead end, house on left. 6DJ+DUERU2IČŠFH 6DWÇ§SP 5RXWHÇ§ Located on cul-de-sac, this 2-story, 4BR, 2.5B traditional-style home features fpl, CAC. Excl. F#42998 | Web#H22965. Dir: Sag Harbor Tpk near Good Friend Dr, on left side, if going east. 6DJ+DUERU2IČŠFH 6DWÇ§SP +DUERU%OYGÇ§ 2-story contemp. w/ 3BR, 2B, open plan dining and living area w/ cathedral ceilings, CAC, oversized deck, lush garden surroundings, plus a separate artists studio and shed. Also features ramp for handicap accessibility. F#65152 | Web#H55942. $PDJDQVHWW 2IČŠFH
6DWÇ§DPSP (QFRUH%OYGÇ§ Only a few condos offer the privacy on the preserves in this exclusive 24-hour gated community of Encore Atlantic Shores. Must see. F#67348 | Web#H46815. Dir: Mtk Hwy to Eastport Manor Rd. Right onto CR 51. Right on Encore. Security will direct you. :HVWKDPSWRQ2IČŠFH
6XQÇ§SP :DVKLQJWRQ'ULYHÇ§ Dock your boat at this newly renovated bay front home, situated on a deepwater lagoon in a private bay front community. Custom quality throughout. F#47776 | Web#H0147776 :HVWKDPSWRQ2IČŠFH
6DWÇ§SP :KDOH5RFNÇ§ Redesigned 1,700sf. modern beach house in NW on 1 acre w/ L-shaped ďŹ‚oor plan consists of two wings. Open loft-like space with dining, living areas and fpl, 2 guest BR, master BR suite and luxuriant bath. Excl. F#67296 | Web#H41792 6DJ+DUERU2IČŠFH
6DWÇ§SP 2FHDQYLHZ5RDGÇ§ Three level custom built home on private ďŹ‚ag lot w/ deeded â€œSunrise Terraceâ€? access for swimming/boating on Shinnecock Bay. Bay to ocean views. F#64930 | Web#H49469 :HVWKDPSWRQ2IČŠFH
6DWÇ§SP 7KUHH0LOH+DUERUÇ§ This chic contemporary offers 4BR, 3B with LR and dining area all are overlooking the harbor. Master bedroom offers marble bath and breath taking water views. Sound system throughout the house. Excl. F#55695 | Web#H0155695 (DVW+DPSWRQ2IČŠFH
6XQÇ§SP 4XRJXH6WÇ§ 3-story trad., circa 1900, has been currently renovated to get this old school charmer in line with todayâ€™s modern comforts and conveniences. 7BR, 7B and 4 separate living areas with 3 ďŹ replaces. F#65499 | Web#H33693. :HVWKDPSWRQ2IČŠFH
6DWÇ§SP 1R\DF5RDGÇ§ Beautifully appointed 2-story traditonal home offering 5BR, 5.5B and space galore on 1.30 acres. Features 1st & 2nd ďŹ‚oor masters (both w/ fpl), formal dining room, ďŹ replace, and htd. gunite pool surrounded by brick patios. Excl. F#52422 | Web#H0152422 6DJ+DUERU2IČŠFH 6DWÇ§SP %D\YLHZ$YHQXHÇ§ Totally renovated 1892 Village classic offers front parlor w/fplc, dining room, 3 BRMS, 3.5 BA, top-of-the-line eat-in kitchen, heated pool and pool house w/full bath. Pretty gardens, rocking chair porch, rear deck. Excl. F#66708 | Web#H48056 6DJ+DUERU2IČŠFH 6DWÇ§SP 0DLQ6WUHHWÇ§ Cottage-style with scenic views of Otter Pond features full basement, hardwood ďŹ‚oors, Jacuzzi, ďŹ replace, a/c, separate 2-car garage, patio and room for pool. Excl. F#59191 | Web#H0159191. 6DJ+DUERU2IČŠFH
6DW Ç§ DPSP 2OG)RUW/DQHÇ§ Fabulous waterfront traditional with 180 degree bay views, 6BR, 4.5B on .44 acre. with 300ft. bulkhead, slip for 36ft. boat & pool. Excl. Dir: West on Old Montauk Hwy, left on Old Fort Lane. F#67206 | Web#H35924. 6RXWKDPSWRQ2IČŠFH 6DWÇ§DPSP +HUULFN5RDGÇ§ Cape cod renovation, 2 blocks to Main Street, 5 blocks to ocean. Substantial mature landscaping, 4BR, 3.5B, gunite pool. CoExcl. Dir: South on Main St., left on Herrick Rd. F#52580 | Web#H0152580. 6RXWKDPSWRQ2IČŠFH 6DWÇ§SP 3RVW/DQHÇ§ Mini compound with 2-story, 3BR, 3B cape and separate 1BR, 1B guest cottage, with heated pool on .36 of an acre. Just 2 blocks to the ocean and 2 blocks to the heart of village. F#67140 | Web#H39452. 6RXWKDPSWRQ2IČŠFH 6DW 6XQÇ§DPSP $TXD'ULYHÇ§ What a view! Fabulous, 4BR, 2B, waterfront cape with 2 seaside decks & staircase to water. Southern exposure, 180 degree bay and ocean views. Room for pool. Excl. F#67399 | Web#H49727. Dir: West on Hill St., left on Lenape. 6RXWKDPSWRQ2IČŠFH 6DW Ç§ SP /D\WRQ$YHQXHÇ§ Beautifully renovated village traditional home and separate cottage sited on .5 acres just 3 blocks from Main St. Mature landscaping, gunite pool, 5BR, 4B. Excl. F#60880 | Web#H55583. Dir: Hampton Rd., left on Elm, left on Layton. 6RXWKDPSWRQ2IČŠFH 6DWÇ§SP .RUDO'ULYHÇ§ Custom built, 4BR, 3B, spacious veranda overlooking private 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. 6RXWKDPSWRQ2IČŠFH 6XQÇ§SP 6HERQDF5RDGÇ§ Handsome 3,300 stucco home w/ 4BR, 3.5B, formal DR & LR, full basement, htd gunite pool. Located within a mile of Sebonac, Shinnecock, Southampton & National golf clubs. F#61300 | Web#H23660 :HVWKDPSWRQ2IČŠFH 6DW 6XQÇ§SP 6KLQQHFRFN+LOOV5RDGÇ§ 3BR, 2B, fpl, granite kit., ďŹ n. bsmt. & garage. Pool & hot tub surrounded by beautiful landscaping. Excl. F#66649 | Web#H14649. Dir: CR-39, south on GreenďŹ eld, right on Shinnecock Hills Rd. 6RXWKDPSWRQ2IČŠFH
6XQÇ§SP +XEEDUG/DQH8QLWÇ§ Townhouse w/ 3BR, 2.5B, LR w/fpl, dining area, EIK, new CAC and patio. Complex includes 2 htd pools, Jacuzzi, 7 tennis courts & gym. Exl. Dir: CR39W, left on Hubbard, right into Hamptons Club II. F#66929 | Web#H46195. Dir: CR-39 west, (pass SUNOCO gas station) Left on Hubbard, right into Hamptons Club II, (Unit-46) 6RXWKDPSWRQ 2IČŠFH 6DWÇ§SP /LWWOH1HFN5RDGXQLWÇ§ Arguably the best unit in Club on the Bay. What makes this unit so special is that your slip, with its 12-ft. beam, lies directly in front of your deck. You simply cannot live any closer to the water. F#43442 | Web#H0143442. :HVWKDPSWRQ2IČŠFH
WATERMILL 6DW 6XQÇ§SP 6WHSKHQ+DOVH\3DWKÇ§ Bright contemporary home, 1.2 acres, SOH, 1.5 miles to Flying Point Beach and close to Mecox Bay. Tennis court, heated gunite pool, and 3,300 sq. ft. of living space, 5 BRS, 4.5BAs, modern EIK, ďŹ n. bsmt. Excl. F#33809 | Web#H0133809. Dir: Montauk Highway to Cobb Road, right onto West Cobb Road, right onto Stephen Halsey Path %ULGJHKDPSWRQ2IČŠFH 6DW 6XQÇ§SP &RYH3RLQW&RXUWÇ§ Spacious, 3BR, 2.5B contemp. condo with fabulous master suite/ fpl and balcony with cove water views leading to Mecox Bay. Large deck opening to a manicured lawn, pool & tennis. Full bsmt, low taxes & mntnc. Excl. F#67150 | Web#H33495. Dir: East on Mtk Hwy, right on Bay Ave to Cove Point Ct. 6RXWKDPSWRQ2IČŠFH 6DWÇ§SP %ODQN/DQHÇ§ Many possibilities in this 3BR, 2B ranch ideally sited on .96 acres. This attractive home offers FDR, hardwood ďŹ‚oors plus fpl, private den, family room, bsmt. Excl. F#67047 | Web#H10091 6DJ+DUERU2IČŠFH
WESTHAMPTON 6XQÇ§SP -DJJHU/DQHÇ§ 6000sf. manor house w/ 6BR, 6.5B, FLR w/ fpl, FDR, country kitchen, sunroom, library, separate guest apt w/ 2BR, 1B and a third ďŹ‚oor playroom/media room. F#45763 | Web#H0145763. :HVWKDPSWRQ2IČŠFH
NORTHFORK 6XQÇ§SP 0DLQ5RDG&XWFKRJXHÇ§ Lovely 4BR, 5.5B cape which can be a single residence or quaint Bed & Breakfast. Woodburning/gas ďŹ replace, hardwood ďŹ‚oors, formal dining room, living room, gracious front porch and more. Web # 2118474 0DWWLWXFN2IČŠFH 6DWÇ§SP :LOORZ7HUUDFH/DQH2ULHQW Bayfront, nearly new 3,600 sf. home with 4BR, 4B, gourmet kitchen, master bedroom suite with terrace, living room, ďŹ replace, family room, full basement, attached 2-car garage & sunsets galore. Web#2110944 0DWWLWXFN2IČŠFH
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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.
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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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Announcing the Upcoming Tours Lineup… 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. Reminiscent of an old country store, you will find nostalgic gifts, classic children’s toys, candles, old-fashioned candies, housewares and more. Next, you will travel to 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.
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.
Don’t miss out on this wonderfully relaxing tour - 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.
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.
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.” Christmas In Victorian Cape May – 3-Day Tour – Mon.-Wed., Dec. 1st-3rd – $545.00 pp./do. Cape May attracts visitors from all over the world. It’s no wonder. The entire New Jersey seashore town is a National Historic Landmark. Christmas here is a magical time. The Victorian houses are all decked out in beautiful lights and the whole downtown historic area transforms almost magically. The warmth and joy of an old-fashioned holiday prevails. You will have tours (one on the Holly Trolley), adventures, a tea luncheon and a wine tasting, too! “Shrek” The Musical – Sat., Dec. 6th – $193 pp. – Joining Shrek on his journey from the swamp to the stage will be his wisecracking sidekick Donkey, Princess Fiona, Lord Farquaad and a chorus of everybody’s favorite fairytale creatures. With more layers than ever and a completely original new score, Shrek The Musical proves that there’s more to the story than meets the ears. 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 & Dec. 16th - $156 pp., and Dec., 18th - $166 pp. and Dec. 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!
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. Combine a wonderful dinner with Prime Orchestra seats for this performance and you are assured a fabulous evening. Turning Stone Resort & Casino – Overnight – Sun.–Mon., Jan. 18th-19th - $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. “Billy Elliot” The Musical – Wed., Jan. 21st– $202 pp. – See this smash hit musical direct from London, based on the hit film and featuring a score by Elton John! Billy Elliot is a funny, heart-warming and feel-good celebration of one young boy’s dream in a gripping tale of triumph over adversity. Based on the enormously popular film, this powerful new musical is the story of a boy who discovers he has a special talent for dance, while the boys all around him are more interested in boxing. “South Pacific” – Valentine’s Day Special – Sat., Feb. 14th - $226 pp. – Lincoln Center Theater presents this Rodgers & Hammerstein revival. Set during World War II, it tells the story of an American lieutenant and an American nurse and their relationships with some of the residents of the exotic islands where they find themselves stationed. The musical score is absolutely beautiful. Don’t miss this exciting musical.
To Make A Tour Reservation 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.
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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.
Bally’s Atlantic City Overnight – Sun.-Mon., 11/2-11/3 INCLUDE – Lunch or dinner (unless “The Nutcracker” Ballet – Sat. 12/20 otherwise indicated), a Hampton “13, A New Musical” – Sat., 2/21 Jitney professional driver, tour “The Lion King” – Wed., 2/25 escort and deluxe round-trip Philadelphia 2-Day Tour – Colonial Gossip & transportation. Call for Glorious Gardens – Sat.-Sun., 2/28-3/1 complete package details. Philadelphia Flower Show – Sun., 3/1 & Sat., 3/7 Billy Elliot / Jersey Boys Show Choice – Wed, 3/11
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South Fork pick-up and drop-off locations are as follows: East Hampton, Bridgehampton, Southampton, Westhampton, Farmingville, Huntington.
Show tour reservations are accepted only with payment at the time of booking: credit card by phone, cash or check at HJ reservation desk in the Omni lobby. Credit card sales are processed at the time of the reservation. Cancellations will be accepted on a conditional basis – we will attempt to resell the seats, but do not guarantee to do so; if not resold, the customer is still obligated to pay for the non-sold/non-cancelable parts of the package. Any change, refund or cancellation will incur a $15 per person service charge.
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Hampton Jitney Fall 2008 Schedule
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W Sept./Oct. W Sun Sat & Sun Sun Only Nov./Dec. Only 7:15 8:30 10:15
10:20 12:20 2:20
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8:45 10:30 8:55 10:40
Airport Connection 7:05 7:20 Manhattan
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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
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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AM LIGHT PM BOLD
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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LW Sun PM 6:20 6:30 6:35 6:45 6:50 7:00 7:25
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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 Only 7:00 7:05
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
I 7 Days 6:30 6:35
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
N 7 Days 5:30 5:35
W Sun Only 3:15 3:20
D E PA R T I N G
Mon thru Sat 9:00
7 Days — —
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 —
7 Days 6:30
Sun thru Fri — —
7 Days 1:30 1:35
W 7 Days
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. 1146310
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Unconstitutional? ABattle over Mothers with Baby Carriages in Westhampton Beach By Dan Rattiner A group that is opposed to the erection of an eruv in Westhampton Beach has hired a professor of law from Pennsylvania to write a letter to the Westhampton Beach Village Trustees, explaining to them in great detail why they should not give permission to the local synagogue in that town to erect an eruv. The letter, 18 pages long and written by Special Counsel Marci A. Hamilton of Washington Crossing, PA, and sent to Bruce Rosen, a lawyer from the firm of McCusker, Anselmi, Rosen and Carvelli of Florham Park, NJ, and then forwarded to each member of the Trustees, the Mayor and the Village Attorney individually as well as the Incorporated Village of Westhampton Beach on Wednesday October 7. It was created as an 18-page legal brief complete with footnotes and references to other cases, on behalf of an organization from the Westhampton area recently created, called the Alliance for the Separation of Church and State for the Greater Westhampton Area. (A reply by a lawyer in support of the eruv was sent October 19.) The letter in opposition is well reasoned, and suggests that the creation of an eruv in Westhampton would be a violation of the Constitution, which insists on a separation of
church and state in America. Eruvs are in hundreds of towns, villages and cities throughout the United States, and, physically, consist of a piece of string that runs along the tops of telephone poles confining a particular area, within which, Jews who practice their religion in an Orthodox manner can on the religious day of the week when they are supposed to do no work, nevertheless, “push and carry” wheelchairs, children and infants as
it is illegal to get a government body to approve a religious interpretation. And so, therefore, since there is now a request in for the Village to approve an eruv, a positive response by the Village would essentially be an illegal intrusion between church and state. This is a very interesting argument. And, according to Rabbi Schneier, of the Westhampton Beach Synagogue, it is true that such permission, according to Jewish law, has to be granted by a municipal authority. It can come from any authority that can shut down roads and dictate traffic control in any village, town, county or state. Governor David Paterson could approve this eruv. The argument may be interesting, but it is far fetched. There are plenty of examples of municipalities approving religious requests. Westhampton Beach approves menora lightings, the placement of creches, Blessing of the Fleet Ceremonies and St. Patrick Day parades. On its own it has Easter egg hunts and Christmas trees in villages and parks. The Supreme Court decision ruled that the creation of an eruv is a private matter involving two entities, which are a religious organi-
The basis of the argument is: It’s illegal to get a government body to approve religious interpretation. an exception. The reason they can do this is that rabbis have ruled that in special circumstances, inside the home, things such as carrying children or pushing cradles or pushing the elderly in wheelchairs, can be allowed if an eruv is created. The eruv “extends” the home to include all that is within its confines. The basis of the argument in this brief is that
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Amagansett’s Lorne Michaels and Alec Baldwin appeared in “Saturday Night Live’s” most-watched show since 1994 last weekend. Fourteen million viewers tuned in to see Alaskan governor and Republican vice-presidential hopeful Sarah Palin make her “SNL” debut. After mistaking her for Tina Fey in their skit together, Baldwin told Palin she was “way hotter” in person. * * * Michael and Betty Paraskevas and WVVH-TV have announced that “The Cheap Show” is now back on the air every Friday during the very popular, daily Morning Buzz Show. “The Cheap Show” will air three times on Fridays from now on. The Paraskevas team is also hard at work on this year’s very special “Cheap Show Christmas Special” that will be on WVVH in December. Stay tuned for details. * * * East Hampton’s Martha Stewart and Tory Burch attended the International Antique Show to benefit the Society of Memorial SloanKettering Cancer Center at the Park Avenue Armory in New York City last week. * * * Hamptonite Kelly Ripa will appear with Regis Philbin on an episode of “Brothers & Sisters” this season. They’ll play themselves when Kitty Walker (Calista Flockhart) goes on “Live with Regis and Kelly” to promote the book she wrote about her family’s secrets. * * * Hamptons resident Jon Bon Jovi, who threw a fundraising dinner for Barack Obama at his New Jersey home earlier this year, is none too happy with the McCain campaign for using his hit, “Who Says You Can’t Go Home,” during recent rallies in Middle America. * * * Despite the current economic crisis, Tommy Hilfiger is doing fine. Global sales of Tommy Hilfiger Group rose 30.5%, to $1.13 billion from $867.7 million, in the six-month period to September 30. Contributing to the growth was new business resulting from the purchase of two former licensees, Tommy Hilfiger Footwear Europe and Tommy Hilfiger Japan. * * * East Hampton’s Mariska Hargitay recently sold her eight-room duplex in the 1887 O’Neill Building in Manhattan for $8.15 million. The 4,900-square-foot apartment sale earned Hargitay a nice $1.15 million profit. * * * Rumor has it that Amagansett’s Paul McCartney has invited girlfriend and fellow Hamptonite Nancy Shevell to live with him in the East Sussex, England home he bought for his beloved first wife, Linda. * * * Amagansett super-couple Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick are keeping busy these days. Parker is executive pro(continued on page 31)
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By Debbie Tuma The Committee to Save Sag Harbor has been actively trying to make sure that the character of this unique village is being preserved, scrutinizing a number of proposed commercial buildings and other projects. One that causes them great concern is the proposed demolition of the Harborview Professional Building in Sag Harbor, next to the 7/11. Over the years, the large building has housed numerous medical/wellness businesses — chiropractors, dentists and women’s health professionals. At a meeting of the Sag Harbor Planning Board last week, members of the board discussed the “draft final scope” of the proposed
replacement of the Harborview Professional Building with a large apartment building consisting of 18 individually owned units. This proposed new building, on 1.406 acres, would be 43,040 square feet, have 36 parking spaces, an in-ground pool and an 18-slip dock (with one dock slip per apartment owner). This project is known as “One Ferry Road.” The owners of the proposed apartment complex, East End Ventures, LLC, have submitted an application to the Planning Board for an environmental review. This board adopted a positive declaration on the property last August. In September, they had a public scoping session where residents could raise con-
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cerns or issues. The well-attended meeting provided the Planning Board with a lot of questions and information from the public. “They wanted to address concerns in keeping with our waterfront Revitalization Plan,” said Rich Warren, of InterScience Research of Southampton, who is an advisor to the Planning Board. In last week’s meeting, Warren and the board discussed drainage control of the property, soil conditions, docks, dredging, debris control, waste disposal, and upland infrastructures. “During this final scoping session, which was not open to public comment, we finalized the scoping outline and are looking to adopt it on our October 28 meeting, where the board will make final changes and adopt this proposal, giving the applicant a framework for the environmental impact statement,” he explained. But Jeffrey Bragman, an East Hampton attorney who represents two citizens groups — Save Sag Harbor, which is also lobbying for a new zoning code, and Save Our Waterfront — said these groups have “many concerns” about One Ferry Road. “It’s dramatically oversized for the piece of land it’s on,” Bragman said. “At over 43,000 square feet, it’s a monster of a building, and we feel it’s in the wrong place. This is not sensitively planned, and it presents severe visual and aesthetic constraints.” Speaking on behalf of his groups, Bragman added, “This area is the gateway to Sag Harbor — it’s the jewel in the crown. And these people would prefer to see it preserved, at least in part.” He said the proposed new apartment complex “is mostly comprised of a building and parking—there’s a huge amount of parking spaces.” Bragman added that other concerns include traffic and impacts on the water. “In general, this is a very aggressive development, and we feel these concerns need to be addressed before we can proceed.”
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Sagaponack 11962 ”The Richest Zip Code in America” Falls Out of the Top 10. Why? By Dan Rattiner Two years ago, you may recall, the Village of Sagaponack announced itself as the wealthiest zip code in America. This was not a title that they themselves created. This was a title bestowed upon them by the editors of Forbes magazine, who, apparently, had looked over everybody’s income tax returns in America, or something, allocated them by zip code community, did some addition and some division, and came up with which communities had, on average, the wealthiest residents. They published a top 10. Number one was Sagaponack, #2 was Rancho Santa Fe in CA, #3 was Newport Beach, CA and so forth and so on.
Water Mill, NY, came in at #6. No other community here in the Hamptons or on Long Island or anywhere else in New York made it onto this list. 2006 was a banner year in the real estate market, and so a whole lot was made about the cushy neighbors you might find if you bought a home in Sagaponack. There was talk that Sagaponack should consider putting “wealthiest zip code in America” on its village stationery. But then there were those who said that being the wealthiest zip code in America was not something to be bandied about at all. The most beautiful village in America would be worth putting on stationery, or the oldest community in
America for sure. It did make good cocktail conversation, that Sagaponack was the wealthiest community in America, of course. There were those who lived elsewhere, East Hampton and Southampton came to mind, who thought maybe the fix was in when they did all the math. For the most part, however, everyone was pretty pleased to be living in or next to a community that had been declared the richest zip code in America. And they looked forward to 2007. The list in 2007 listed Alpine, NJ, as the richest zip code in America. Water Mill had held its spot as #6. And Amagansett, charging in appar(continued on next page)
INDIAN SMOKE SHOPS URGED TO PAY TAXES By Dan Rattiner Two of the wealthiest New Yorkers who come out to the Hamptons have, one after another, a year apart, filed lawsuits against East End Indian tribes who sell cigarettes without charging the taxes. The two men, both of whom are listed as billionaires by Forbes magazine, are John Catsimatidis, of Southampton, who filed his lawsuit against the Shinnecock tribe one year ago, and Michael Bloomberg, the mayor of New York City and a frequent attendee of the Hampton Classic Horse Show, who filed a total of eight different lawsuits against eight differ-
ent smoke shops located on the Poosepatuck Reservation in Mastic. Bloomberg acted in his capacity as Mayor of New York. It is to be a City lawsuit. These are the only two lawsuits that are currently on record as having been filed against the smoke shops on the reservations. Oddly, in another coincidence, these two men almost came to oppose one another when it came time for the last mayoral election. Bloomberg, the incumbent, was running again. Catsimatidis has been frequently mentioned as a possible candidate for mayor. But Catsimatidis withdrew, so the confrontation
never happened. As you may know, the Mayor is now moving ahead to hopefully run for a third term. He is perhaps the most popular Mayor in history. They might change the laws in the City so he can run for a third term. In any case, both lawsuits claim that the failure of the Indian tribes to collect the cigarette taxes proscribed by New York State and New York City law has deprived those entities of hundreds of millions of dollars. In Bloomberg’s lawsuit, he alleges a shortfall, since 2004, of $715 million, of which the city’s share would be $195 million. (continued on page 28)
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ently from out of nowhere, got the prize for #5. But there was no Sagaponack listed at all in the top 10. It had dropped completely out of sight. Now the 2008 list is out, and this time Alpine, NJ has dropped to #2, and Fisher’s Island, FlL, coming out of nowhere since it had not been on the list for either of the prior two years, was the new #1.
BREAKING NEWS EH Financial Consultant Fired In an unexpected development that is welcome news for some, Nicholas Lynn, the independent financial consultant hired by East Hampton Town was fired on Tuesday. The action came only two months after Lynn was hired to help weed through the ball of wax that is East Hampton’s finances. Lynn was released after an e-mail he wrote was “leaked.” In the e-mail, Lynn wrote about the “party” approach he felt was necessary to convince the Town Board and East Hampton residents of actions that must be taken, including spending cuts and increased taxes. In the e-mail, Lynn criticized Ray Gualtieri, East Hampton School District Superintendent, saying he “pissed off every feeder district,” and called the superintendent lazy and irresponsible. Lynn also outlined how the former Republican administration could be blamed for the Town’s dire fiscal situation.
As for Water Mill, it had climbed up a notch to #5. But now Wainscott was #8. And there was still no sign of either Amagansett or Sagaponack. I know a lot of people who feel, at this point, that the top 10 zip code list is just a whole lot of people on the take. A big check gets you on the top 10. An even bigger check gets you to #2 or #1. But then there are other people who think that this running around all over the place in the rankings of these towns and villages is just so bizarre that it might prove that this list is real. Who could possibly think that Forbes could get away with having villages move up or move down as if by whim or fancy like that without people getting suspicious? It is just so suspicious, it must be the truth. As a result of all this controversy, we here at Dan’s Papers thought – in keeping with our belief that a Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting is somewhere in the cards for this newspaper – that this needed to be looked into. We sent out a team of reporters. And we have learned the truth. The list of top 10 zip codes is completely on the up and up. And as soon as the new list comes out from the magazine, teams of realtors from the different communities spring into action. It’s a wild scene out there. Everybody is out to get the very wealthiest people out of where they are and over into another town. Signing fees are offered. There are bonuses, big dinners,
announcements of some of the moves, sometimes premature, sometimes not. The wealthy, for the most part, seem to like the attention. They’re usually passed over in the glossy magazine, boldfaced names columns by the celebrities. And the more attention they get, the more offers they get. One of them, who asked that I reveal his name (but I won’t) says he has moved so often in the last three years that his ranking in the 500 Richest Billionaires in America has gone from #282 to #74. As for Sagaponack, they voted at a secret meeting after the 2006 zip code listings came out, that they wouldn’t play the game. They would leave that to Water Mill, Wainscott and Amagansett. Indeed, one Sagaponacker told me that they were proud of their not-so- well-to-do residents, which they call, quaintly, “farmers.” Many of them are mere millionaires or less and are rarely called upon by anybody for anything, except maybe for an ear of corn or a potato. “We know that Sagaponack could win every year if it wanted to. But like college recruiting, we feel it is wrong to be making financial offers to the superwealthy who, in many other ways ,just don’t measure up to what it means to be a Sagaponacker,” he said. Exactly what he meant by that, I do not know. But if it makes people feel good not to participate in this competition, I’m all for it. People from all walks of life is what America is all about. Hooray for Sagaponack. What’s that knock at the door?
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Who Was That? You Certainly Come across Interesting People on Hampton Jitney By Dan Rattiner At 2 p.m. last Wednesday, I was standing on the north side of Montauk Highway, across from the Candy Kitchen in Bridgehampton, waiting for a Hampton Jitney. It was a warm September day. There were a dozen other people — 11 very well-dressed people and one rather small, shabbily dressed man — waiting there for the bus, and the bus came and everybody got on except me and him. I was, and apparently he was, waiting for the more expensive bus to the city, the Jitney Ambassador, that comes five minutes after the regular bus. I wondered about this guy. He stood no more
than 5’5”, had short reddish hair and hornrimmed glasses, and he stooped forward and squinted as he texted on a BlackBerry he held in front of him. And he was no fashion plate. The hem of a white t-shirt stuck out from beneath a striped sweater that was two sizes too small. He wore chino pants with many pockets and rips. He wore sneakers and no socks. A bum? A genius? He looked about 50. The Jitney came. He lifted up the battered duffel bag he’d brought with him, slung a small backpack on his shoulders, and, after me, climbed up and into the bus. There are luxuriously comfortable easy
chairs on the Jitney Ambassador. Also an attendant. He found a seat across the aisle and in front of me, texted some more, and then we were off. From where I sat, I could watch him. How would he spend the next two hours? He put the duffel bag under his seat, opened the backpack and took out a silver laptop. He opened it, pressed “on,” and it sprang to life. He spent the next two hours writing and then re-writing a script, maybe something for TV, a movie, or Broadway. The attendant came by and asked if he’d like something to drink or eat, and he looked up (continued on page 36)
OBAMA, PALIN, CHAGALL & ANTIHAMPTON.COM By Dan Rattiner Every few months, I empty my bag of stray thoughts, ideas and newspaper clippings. Here’s my autumn collection. The first involves the Presidential campaign, which is coming down the home stretch as you read this. It seems to me that McCain is going to have to pull a rabbit out of a hat to win the election for President of the United States on November 4. The big unveiling of this knockyour-socks-off maneuver will be in the November issue of Playboy hitting the stands this week. Check out the foldout. It’s been the best kept secret of the campaign. And it ain’t Joe the
Plumber. As far as Obama goes, watching him these past few months, I have noticed a very subtle change in his appearance since he won the nomination in July. It’s his ears. Have you noticed this? I’m told that every week he goes to see a doctor who, millimeter by millimeter, does a little work on them that’s so subtle that nobody would ever know that what they are seeing every Monday afternoon of each week is a slightly sleeker version of Obama than was there the Monday before. He will no longer have to be held down to keep him from flying off in a strong wind. Thus does he look less wet behind the ears, but more
Presidential. And the poll numbers keep going up. Check it out. * * * Everybody wants to have wind energy, but nobody wants the 100-foot tall steel windmills in their back yard. Neither do the people of Rhode Island. Last week, a company called Deep Water Wind, together with Governor Donald Carcieri, announced a plan to build an offshore wind farm that would cost $1.5 billion to generate 350 megawatts of energy, almost enough to handle all the needs of Providence, RI. (continued on next page)
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The site they have chosen for it is a spot in the ocean 20 miles off Montauk. “This is prime fishing ground,” said Bonnie Brady, executive director of the Long Island Commericial Fisherman’s Association. “I’m very, very suspicious.” * * * A North Haven man says he mistakenly donated a book of Chagall paintings inscribed to him by Marc Chagall to the Montauk Library in 2007. And he wants it back. The trouble is that the Montauk Library held a yard sale a month after this book and many others were donated, and the Chagall book was sold to a collector of old books named Bill Burton, of Sag Harbor, for $50. Dr. Sid Baker, the North Haven man, realized his mistake when he walked down Main Street, Sag Harbor past the Black Cat Bookstore and saw in the window his book up for sale for $1,500. It turned out that Burton had made a consignment deal with the owner of the bookstore, Michael Kinsey. Dr. Baker went into the store, showed Kinsey the inscription inside the front cover, which reads “Best Wishes to Sid Baker from Marc Chagall,” and said he wanted it back. Kinsey said he only had it on consignment, and after giving the matter some thought, decided to return the book to book dealer Burton so that he could figure out what to do about Dr. Baker’s claim. Burton talked to Dr. Baker and told him he’d sell him back his book for half the price he wanted to sell it for, which was $750. He said fair was
fair. Dr. Baker would not agree. He said it was his book, he had made a mistake in giving it to the library and it was his moral right to have it back.
Burton told him he was no longer willing to sell it for $750. Now it would have to be the full $1,500. I believe in finders keepers, said Burton. * * * A couple who lives in Mastic-Shirley, the blue collar village that lies just to the west of the most westerly Hampton, Westhampton Beach, has started a Web site to promote the charms of their community. They call it antihampton.com. Two days after the site went up, it was made fun of by Randy Spears, a prominent local disc jockey who works at the most powerful radio station on Long Island, WBLI. Spears did an imaginary interview with a couple who live in a trailer park in the community and who wanted to tell about their lives watching TV, eating pork and beans and shopping at WalMart. Spears quickly heard from the owners of the site, Shawn and Maureen Getchall, who demanded an apology, which Spears gave at a town meeting at the Mastic Firehouse a few days later. “We’d like people to be aware of how beautiful this area is,” said Maureen Getchall. “Come see the Smith Point County Park, the Shirley Beach on Grand Avenue and the Wertheim Natural Wildlife Refuge.” Shawn Getchall is a container designer, his wife is a graphic designer, and they have two children, Arik, 4 and Nora, 3. They also have a dog named Nugget. They enjoy kayaking, hiking and visiting the Manor at St. George, where Major Benjamin Tallmadge led East End Colonials against British Redcoats during the Revolution. •
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Millon Dollar Rent EH: Out with the Old, In with the New By T.J. Clemente The subtle drum of corporate America retail marching into the commercial buildings of East Hampton beats on. With a splash worthy of a tumbling whale, Rum Runner Home, a local purveyor of furniture and furnishings, is leaving East Hampton Village after over 20 years, due to the reality that the commercial real estate market in the Village is still strong — if not robust. Only eight years ago there were only five of the top 500 national brands on Main and Newtown. Now, there are close to 20, with more coming: Tommy Hilfiger is moving into the Coach store on Main Street, and Coach is expanding its presence on Newtown Lane. When Rum Runner, located at 14 Main Street, was presented with the option of paying new owner Bob Bretani $200 a square foot (in
essence grossing the new building owner over a $1 million a year) they turned it down. After a short fact finder low key bidding process, the 14 Main Street location was leased. The space is to be occupied on the ground floor by a new lowkey national retailer — word has it, more in the flavor of a J. Crew than Tiffany’s. When Rum Runner’s partner Regis Waleko was contacted by phone, he said he had no idea who the new tenant would be. Rum Runner is in the process of relocating to 330 Montauk Highway (Route 27) in Wainscott, just west of the Village. Why, even in this market, are commercial retail rentals strong in East Hampton? And why are they stronger in that Village than in Southampton or Sag Harbor? Hal Zwick, a commercial real estate specialist at Devlin McNiff, shared his thoughts. “The Village of East
Hampton has more of a year-round week-end population,” than Southampton, according to Zwick. He cited statistics that East Hampton does almost 50% more retail business than Southampton in the winter. Why? Zwick’s theory is the mantra of real estate: Location, location, location — of the movie theatres in the towns. East Hampton’s is centrally located. “In East Hampton you park right in the middle of town, whereas in Southampton the movie theater is on the edge of town and has its own parking lot,” said Zwick. Add to that the classic theory of supply and demand: it’s unlikely that any new commercial space will pop up within the Village. There is a premium that comes with owning commercial buildings, and that leads to higher selling prices and higher rents. Many (continued on next page)
IN MONTAUK: WHO OWNS “THE COVE”? By Debbie Tuma In Montauk, a group of angry residents wants its beach back. At a meeting of the East Hampton Town Board last Tuesday, Julie Brumm submitted a petition and letters on their behalf, signed by 750 Montauk citizens. They say they are being banned from this area, known as “The Cove,” by neighbor Peter Kalikow, former owner of the New York Post, who has a residence on the lake. In 1986, Kalikow purchased his lakefront home near the Montauk Yacht Club, and the locals continued to use the adjacent beach. In fact, that stretch had been used by local families
for generations. But last fall, Kalikow bought an additional three acres near this beach access area, and claimed he owned the underwater rights to “The Cove.” At that time, Kalikow put up “No Trespassing” signs, and even a snow fence along this 140-foot strip of beachfront, to keep the public off of what he claims is private property. But this summer, despite police warnings, some residents refused to leave. “Since I grew up learning to water ski on this lake, I still want to bring my children here, and every time I do, police chase us off,” said Lorraine DeRose, who lives nearby. “This area is
the best place for water skiing, since it is deep enough to take a boat, which needs to be 75 feet from the water skier.” Brumm, a coordinator for the group of residents, also told the board that there are only “about three or four places in Lake Montauk with access to recreational activities of clamming, boating and swimming.” “Clamming is part of our culture, and people have been shell fishing here for 50 years, as well as taking their families for recreation,” she said. “We hope the board will take some action, like condemning this property and buying it for pub(continued on next page)
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store owners, watching their leases tick down, know that they will not be able to pay the anticipated increases — it’s a bit of a nostalgic death watch. They are witnessing small town America Main Street transforming into a corporate America Main Street. Lee Beiler, owner of the now-closed Blue Parrot, who still holds the lease, noted this when he shut the Parrot down. Zwick sees more national retailers heading to Main Street in the future. In fact his prediction is that within the next five years, when the Bulova condo project and the condos on Bridge Street get on track, there will an acute rise in the number of national retailers into Sag Harbor, where the current $100 per square foot looks attractive compared to $200 in East
Hampton. While attesting to how wonderful the village of Southampton is, Zwick added that it may be too spread out and lacking in a strong year round week-end business to command East Hampton Village commercial rent prices. As for Rum Runner, one retailer said, “Rum Runner just doesn’t have the upscale merchandise to support that kind of rent. I hope they don’t whither on the vine and die out on Route 27.” So as the seasons change expect some musical chairs, with perhaps Ralph Lauren changing his line up — moving his children’s store (which reportedly did extremely well) to perhaps the Barn, and introducing a home furniture presence at the site of the children’s store. Sources close to that market say these changes are
being considered very seriously. So flying in the face of reports of the demise of American retail in this new economy of fear, that emotion isn’t part of the psyche of those renting on Main Street in East Hampton. Local shop owner Kelly Ann Smith says locals are shopping less in the village due to the presence of the large national corporate retailers, but statistics show that the visitors to the region seem to be walking into the flagship stores which, in effect, somehow increases the value of the national “brand.” As the merry-go-round goes on as some businesses leave when rents get too high, and others come in with enthusiasm, it proves that one man’s ceiling is indeed another man’s floor.
would take years to settle in court.” Marty McLaughlin, a Manhattan spokesman for Kalikow, said, “People keep thinking this is public property, but it’s private property — not a public beach. He has the right to his privacy, and he bought these additional acres for his grandchildren to use.” McLaughlin added that this summer, Kalikow agreed to allow the decades-old Montauk Triathlon (a benefit for prostate cancer) to take place. The event in the lake included about 500 swimmers. When the former owner sold this property to Kalikow, she told him she did so partly because the local people refused to stop using this beach, and continued to trespass here,” McLaughlin said. Velaine Pfund, another resident, asked the
board to look into “shared access” with Kalikow. McGintee said the board will begin research on the legal avenues of this property. “My personal opinion is that there should not be blockage of any beach access — I think they should be shared by everyone,” he said. East Hampton Town Councilwoman Julia Prince, of Montauk, said she spoke to Kalikow’s attorney, and that he doesn’t want to allow public access. “So the only way to proceed would be condemnation,” she said. The board, assisted by Town Attorney John Jilnicki, said they will continue to research the rights of this property. “At least by having these letters and petition, it gives us more credibility,” said McGintee.
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lic use, or putting it into your community preservation fund.” B.J. Wilson, another Montauk resident, added that, “I’ve used this beach my whole life and there was always access. He has no right to close it. We also maintain this beach by keeping it clean of garbage.” But East Hampton Town Supervisor Bill McGintee said the only way to acquire this property under the Town’s Community Preservation Fund (CPF) is if the owner is willing to sell. “I’d be happy to sit down with Mr. Kalikow and see if an arrangement can be made to use this property,” said McGintee. “But if he’s not willing to sell, the only way we could possess this property is through condemnation, which is the most expensive route, and
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Pipe Dreams A Rare Beach Find. Where’s it From? What’s it Worth? By Susan M. Galardi It was a picture perfect morning. The ocean was sparkling. The deep blue sky had not one cloud. Walking along with my partner, looking down at the gentle waves lapping the sand, I saw a delicate, long white object, the color and finish of a sun-bleached, sand-tossed clamshell. I scooped it up. A pipe. With a softly contoured bowl and elegant stem. An antique? A recent product of a local pottery studio? I carried it back to the car, threw it in my bag, and that was that. The next day, I brought it in to work to see if anyone could identify it. “Are you sure it’s not a dirty crack pipe?” asked Dan’s former Associate Editor Vicki Cooper. “Maybe it didn’t wash into shore. Maybe people
were smoking it last night and it got washed out.” “It’s a peace pipe,” said Dan Rattiner. “Maybe from the Shinnecocks.” “It looks like it’s made of bone – maybe carved out?” posited Art Director Kelly Merrit. No one knew. But everyone marveled at its beauty, delicacy and integrity. I threw it back in my bag — if it made it in from the sea without breaking, should be fine mixed with glass cases, checkbooks, wallet, keys — and didn’t give it much more thought. July 15, 2008 I had gone to the Bridgehampton home of Richard Hendrickson, one of the East End’s few remaining gentleman farmers, to talk about scarecrows. Hendrickson was recently honored
by the National Weather Service for monitoring conditions on the East End for almost 78 years (he is a spry 96). He is also an avid collector with a basement that looks like a miniature Smithsonian, with arrowheads, cannon balls, decoys and antique bottles. As he led me through the auspicious collection, I thought of the pipe. “I have something I’d like to show you,” I said. We went back to my car and I rummaged through my bag. “Take your time,” he said. I pulled out the pipe and handed it to him. Hendrickson’s tall, lithe body bent back like a reed in the wind. A huge grin came over his face. “Oh my lord! You have no idea what you have! Where did you get it?” he put his arm around my shoulder. “Were there any more? Can you do me (continued on page 34)
VITRIOL, RHETORIC AT EH OPEN TOWN MEETING By T.J. Clemente On Monday night, Oct. 20, at 7 p.m., at the American Legion Hall in Amagansett, the Pro East Hampton Committee held its second “Open Town Meeting.” Lead organizer Trace Duryea greeted all at the door, asking who might be willing to speak. By the time Master of Ceremonies and moderator Ernest Shea called for the Pledge of Allegiance, roughly 150 concerned East Hampton residents were in attendance. In the crowd were Town of East Hampton Board members Pat Mansir and Julia Prince, as well as for-
mer Board members Debra Foster and Diane Weir. Both former board members addressed the crowd, as did former Town Supervisor and present Suffolk County Legislator Jay Schneiderman, and current and past Republican candidate for Town Supervisor Bill Wilkinson. All speakers were given three minutes — although some who were on a roll were allowed to continue. The major theme throughout the night was the dissatisfaction with the present Town Supervisor Bill McGintee, the tax increases he is proposing, and the monies he is seeking
to raise by increasing fees for the dump and beach usage. The first speaker, Joe Lombardi, set the tone by stating right off the bat that, “You can’t blame the global crisis for what is happening in East Hampton.” The next speaker, Bill Wilkinson, an announced candidate for Town Supervisor, was promising an open government, and was critical of the time (10:30 a.m.) currently set by the Town Board for the open discussion meeting on the Town Budget. Loring Bolger of Springs was unhappy about the cost of the his(continued on page 30)
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Euniz Gonzalez, Garrett Hayes, Khirye Rice, Omar Flores, Cody Marshall, Aaron Dominguez, Melly Jenny, Nathan Villalobos. Undergrad/Grad Student Film/Video Awards: American Dream, Dir. Joseph Mann; Clouded, Dir. Ajae Clearway; One More Game with You, Dir. Ryan Parma; Rosalie, Dir. Nicholas Berger; The Hollow Tree, Dir. Patrick Steward. Best Young Videomaker: Image of Contamination: San Antonio’s Toxic Triangle, co-directed by Liz Gonzalez and Joseph Mann, Ajae Clearway, Patrick Stewart, Nicholas Ber Antonio Rodriguez. Zicherman Foundation Award, Best Lifetime Network Everywoman Filmmaker Screenwriter: Boogie, Dir. Radu Muntean; Award: Negin Farsad for Hot Bread Kitchen. Screenwriters Alexandru Baciu, Razvan Audience Award, Best Narrative Feature: Radulescu, Radu Muntean. Troubled Water Dir. Erik Poppe. Brizzolara Award for Films of Conflict and Audience Award, Best Documentary: Herb Resolution: Snow, Dir. Aida Begic. and Dorothy, Dir. Megumi Sasaki. RoC® Gold Standard Award, Female Audience Award, Best Short Film: The Pig, Feature Director: Elissa Down, The Black Dorte Hoegh. Balloon Caroline’s Comedy Emerging Talent Award: Michael Spicer, Writer/Star of How I Learned to Love Richard Gere. Heineken Red Star Award: Patrick Read Johnson, for his film ‘77. Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Film Prize in Science and Technology: Marc Abraham’s, Flash of Genius. The ¡Sorpresa! Youth Film Competition: I Want My Parents Back, by Argenis Herrera, Erik Poppe
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Who’s Here By Gordin & Christiano Yasmin Aga Khan, a Southampton summer resident since the early 1960s, is a real princess, but her life is not the stuff of fairy tales. Born in Lausanne, Switzerland, Khan is a modern day princess, the second child of the American film icon Rita Hayworth and Prince Aly Khan of Pakistan, a United Nations ambassador from that country. Her father, once the Vice President of the UN general assembly, died in an automobile accident when Yasmin was just 11. Khan attended Buxton School, a small boarding school in Massachusetts, where there was an organic farm, so among the things she learned was how to milk cows. On every vacation she would visit her mother, one of the greatest movie stars of all time, who, she said, “was very nurturing.” When Khan graduated from Bennington College in 1973 with what she describes as “a passion for opera,” she planned on a singing career. Shortly after turning 50 in the early 1960s (when Khan was still just a teenager), Hayworth’s health began deteriorating from an extremely early onset of Alzheimer’s disease. At the time, no one knew what to make of her mother’s unpredictable manner, characterized by bizarre behavior and temperamental outbursts. Although Hayworth didn’t drink heavily, alcohol was thought to be the culprit. However, it would be more than two decades, in the early 1980s, that the disease would be diagnosed — unfortunately just a few years before the actress passed away in 1987 at the age of 69. Profoundly affected by her mother’s suffering and ultimate death from the disease, Princess Yasmin Aga Khan made a commitment to raise awareness about the misconceptions of her mother’s fatal illness. She dedicated herself to the fight against Alzheimer’s, using her influence to raise money for research by joining forces with the relatively new Alzheimer’s Association, which Khan described as “a sort of mom and pop organization back in 1979.” With her help, the first ever Alzheimer’s Association Rita Hayworth Gala was held in 1984. Today the annual gala, which she chairs, has become one of the most anticipated fundraising events of the New York fall social season. “While there is still no cure,” Khan said, “early detection is vital to forestalling the devastating effects of the disease.” Khan elaborated on some of the symptoms to look for like “Unnecessary shouting, rude comments said in anger or inappropriate aggressive behavior. Often the victims are unaware of what they are doing and may
Yasmin Aga Khan, Princess, Advocate
the 25th Sparkling Silver Celebration, the Princess is thrilled that Daryl Hall (of Hall and Oates fame) will be the featured entertainer. The gala recognizes individuals and corporations each year with the Rita Hayworth Award. On Tuesday, October 28, in the Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, Lily Safra will be honored along with Hearst Corporation vice chairman and CEO Frank A. Bennack, Jr. Safra, who has been a lifelong friend to the Princess, chairs the Edmond J. Safra Foundation, which was established by her husband to support humanitarian relief projects related to education and science. She has funded research into neurodegenerative diseases, particularly Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s, at numerous hospitals and universities. In addition she has provided thousands of university scholarships for deserving students. The Hearst Corporation is one of the nation’s largest private companies, involved in publishing, broadcasting, cable networking and other businesses. Bennack, in his second tenure as CEO, previously served as Hearst’s CEO for more than 23 years, increasing revenues astronomically and spreading the wealth to diverse areas. His numerous industry awards include the Gold Medal from the International Radio & Television Society and the Trustee’s Award (Emmy) from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Coincidentally, on October 17, the date of Rita Hayworth’s birth, the U. S. Postal Service issued the 42-cent Alzheimer’s Awareness stamp that depicts a victim of the disease in profile with the loving hand of a caregiver resting on her shoulder. The image was created by Matt Mahurin, a California artist known for his moody, edgy works that include an album cover for Metallica. He was a surprise choice, but Art Director Ethel Kessler, who surprised many with Mahurin’s selection, feels the hand is “the essence of the care giving” so necessary to the stricken. Princess Yasmin, an immensely likable and intelligent woman, established the Gala in memory of her mother, with a mission to find a cure. But the gala is only a small part of her work. She serves on the Board of Directors, as Vice Chairman, of the Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders Association. She is also President of Alzheimer’s Disease International and a spokesperson for the Boston University School of Medicine. Her life has been a balancing act known to the caregivers of this sad disease and, with unwavering devotion to the cause, she has extended her love for her mother to all the victims of the illness and their caregivers
Profoundly affected by her mother, Rita Hayworth’s, suffering and death from Alzheimer’s, Khan committed herself to the cause. accuse people of stealing objects they may have uncharacteristically hidden,” she said. Khan realized that something was not right with her mother by her personality shifts. Hayworth began having hallucinations while living in Beverly Hills and reported hearing things and becoming easily frightened. The process is usually slow and onset can be as early as the age of 28 — which is rare. The disease more commonly affects individuals over 65 and alcohol can exaggerate the effects of the illness. Today there is a neurological test that can quickly determine if a loved one is afflicted. The progression can be slowed with early detection and is vital to implementing lasting treatment. This year, the Rita Hayworth Gala promises to be one of the most glamorous ever. Billed as
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zation and a lighting company. That transaction is exactly the same as the arrangement to allow a cable company to string their wires along telephone poles. In fact, the lighting company has already agreed to the eruv. The municipality’s role is to see that such a transaction does not violate any laws, all of which have to do with posting of signs or with wires being so low as to obstruct traffic, and if that’s not the case, give a ceremonial approval. The Supreme Court said in its ruling that a violation of the First Amendment takes place in an event where ordinary people feel confronted and urged by the federal government to take part in a religious experience they do not believe in. It does not allow governments to turn down religious requests that do not meet this standard. Justice O’Conner wrote it this way: “Would a reasonably informed observer, i. e., one familiar with the history and context of private individuals’ access to the public money or property at issue, perceive the challenged government action as endorsing religion?” No person could say that a wire on a pole meets this criterion. The court also cautioned that to approve one application but not another would be a violation of civil rights. And that could bring a legal case against those who did that. Oddly, the two cases cited in this brief sent by opponents of the eruv do not support their argument at all. In the first, the court struck down a plan to create a school district that was jerrymandered to only include a particular religious community, thereby excluding others from going to that school. In the second, the court struck down a law that allowed religious institutions to have the power to prevent bars, restaurants and other establishments from obtaining liquor licenses near their places of worship. Should a court uphold this argument, you will no longer see Town Highway Department officials putting up Christmas trees on the sidewalk during the holiday season. Maybe it would even prevent the Pope from coming to Westhampton Beach, since, if he came down Main Street in his popemobile it would offend those taxpayers who didn’t want approve the deployment of the extra police necessary to stop traffic, monitor and protect His Holiness as he came through. There are eruvs in hundreds of towns and cities around the country. Philadelphia. Charleston. Cincinnati. Jacksonville. Baltimore. Here is what George H. W. Bush wrote after proclaiming an eruv around Washington D. C.: “Now, you have built this eruv in Washington, and the territory it covers includes the Capitol, the White House, the Supreme Court and many other Federal buildings. By permitting Jewish families to spend more time together on the Sabbath, it will enable them to enjoy the Sabbath more and promote traditional family values, and it will lead to a fuller and better life for the entire Jewish community in Washington. I look upon this work as a favorable endeavor. God Bless • You.”
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The Sheltered Islander
By Sally Flynn
Talking Trees “Bob, could we do a theme this year?” “What do you mean, theme? We’re maple trees, Margaret, we don’t have to have a theme, we just stand here and turn colors, that’s it.” “No, that’s not just ‘it’, Bob. We’re Shelter Island maple trees, we try to do things tastefully. A color scheme is always a better idea than letting our leaves change color all helterskelter like somebody dumped confetti on us.” “You got this idea from Trudi, didn’t you?” “Trudi who?” “Don’t give me ‘Trudi who?’ You know who I mean. That mature maple tree that was put in at the end of the street this spring. You’ve been sending messages by messenger bug all summer. She’s a young, firm, designer tree in front of a designer house. That’s not you, Margaret.” “Gee, thanks, what a nice thing to say to someone who has stood by your side all your life.” “Don’t get irked, you know what I mean.” “Oh, yeah, I know. It’s fine for her to turn her leaves colors in a nice designer pattern, but, oh, not me, I’m too old, too plain.” “I never said that. Look, what do want to do?” “I want to start with a nice gold area on our
left, facing the road. Then, behind them, a broad swatch of dark orange leaves, leaving the rest green until the final color burst in November. How does that sound?” “Better, but I was thinking of coordinating with Jack and Tina across the street. They’re organizing the whole street on both sides. We thought, we’d all turn in order. The trees at the corner would start first by turning gold first, then that lovely young couple next to the restored home would start to turn gold, like a wave. By the time the last tree is gold, the first tree will turn orange, and repeat the pattern. Doesn’t that sound nice, Bob?” “I didn’t stand here for 30 years to join some stupid color cooperative. We’ve always done our own colors and I’ve never heard any one complain.” “But if we join the co-op more people might take pictures of us in our beautiful fall foliage.” “AH HA! There it is, Margaret! I was wondering when that was going to show up...” “Oh, Bob, c’mon, all the people take pictures of their kids in front of every tree on this block but ours.” “Bob, I want to get in the people pictures! Is there anything wrong with that? Every tree on this block has gotten photographed but us,
Bob. Just us. And why is that, huh? Did you ever once ask yourself why?” “If you have a point, make it Margaret, I’ve got a bird picking bugs off my left branch and it itches like hell.” “It’s the knot.” “My family has big knots, we all have them, you knew that when you planted with me.” “But Bob, nobody has a big knot like that now. The tree surgeons today can do wonders. Just talk to one, for me, pleaaaaasssse? “All right, if I talk to a tree surgeon and he says the knot is harmless, it stays and I don’t have to join this color coop you found.” “And if he says the knot should go, you’ll have it removed, right?” “If it bothers you that much, Margaret.” “You know it does.” “It doesn’t bother me.” “That’s because it’s behind you and you don’t have to look at it all day like I do.” “That tears it! I’m starting to turn colors tonight, Margaret. You can turn colors with me or not, I don’t care. “Fine, I’m staying green till the last minute.” “Fine. Stay green, you’ll look ridiculous with snow on green leaves.” “I’m not speaking with you ‘til spring, Bob.”
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Of course, the Indians do not get that money, since they never collect it. Their only advantage in not collecting it is that it gives the tribes a leg up over other stores in the community, which do have to collect the taxes. So patrons can save by going there. It seems to be the same sort of advantage that the Indians get by being allowed to run gambling casinos in the state while non-Indians cannot. The Indians do not get certain services that others do, inasmuch as the Indians are not officially in the United States of America. The system makes it up to them in other ways. The history of this dispute goes back to the first time that the State of New York began collecting taxes on cigarette purchases. This was around 1950. At the time, the Indians argued, successfully, that inasmuch as they were not residents of the State of New York – they do not pay taxes – they should not be obliged to collect taxes for that entity for things sold to New Yorkers on their property. The State accepted that argument back then. But as tax amounts collected have grown larger, now accounting for almost half the cost of a pack of cigarettes, the complaints from tobacco shops in the State have grown louder, and the demands from State officials have grown louder too. They have budgets to meet. Where’s the money? Early on, the courts decided cases in favor of the tribes. But in recent years, they have made
modifications to those decisions. The most recent modification was that the tribes could not be expected to collect taxes when they sell something to another tribesmember on the reservation. But if someone from off the reservation comes, they should collect the taxes. This hasn’t changed anything, however. And that’s because the Indians still don’t see how the State can empower them to be agents to collect taxes. A lawyer for the Poosepatuck tribe confirmed that opinion. Henry Wallace, the present chief of the Poosepatucks, also stated that opinion. “The allegations that we’re engaging in unlawful activity on our own reservation is outrageous. State law puts the onus of reporting tax-free purchases on the shoppers, not the
merchants,” Wallace said. One solution might be for the smoke shops to leave piggy banks or collection boxes on the counters where outsiders purchasing cigarettes could leave the tax money. Then, presumably, the state could send someone in periodically to collect those boxes. These are not small numbers. And, apparently, those buying at the smoke shops today are more likely to be wholesalers rather than private citizens. The State estimates that in 2004, 1.9 million cartons were sold on the Poosepatuck Reservation, an amount that increased to 9.8 million cartons last year. Catsimatidis could not perhaps be blamed for filing his lawsuit since he also is the owner of the Gristedes’Supermarket chain, which sells cigarettes with the taxes added on. Bloomberg’s lawsuit seems to have come from the State’s reluctance to handle this problem. The State collects the tax, and then splits the income with the City in a ratio of $5 to $2. “In the absence of taking action against the stores directly,” he said, “the next most effective way to deal with this would be for Mr. Paterson to order his State Police to intervene by cutting off the supply to the Reservation stores. Unfortunately, the State has been unwilling to do this.” So, without either of those two things happening, once again, the issue will wind its way through the courts. •
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