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Montauk hotspot in hot water over code violations July 28, pm. It's so hard to find housing in Montauk, it appears that trendy hotspot Sel Rrose turned its upstairs office space into a place to crash. Disgraced former NBC host Matt Lauer is listing his Hamptons estate yet again after it has glided on and off the market in the past several years without a buyer. Video shows Cuba Gooding Jr. Spies tell us the "Jerry Maguire" actor has been frequenting karaoke nights at popular hotspot Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett.
It was 4 p. Nearby was a guy in his 50s, wearing a black T-shirt, board shorts and a Patek Philippe sports watch.
Helicopters descended one after another, depositing visitors and well-off Manhattanites who had turned this summer playground into their full-time home last year. Goyard totes were in abundance, as were nannies and goldendoodles, the current must-have dog breed among the Hamptons social set. Some were picked up by suited drivers in Suburban SUVs. Others had spouses waiting for them in Jeep Rubicons.
Virtually no one wore a mask, save for the Blade attendant on the tarmac offering Panna water and Perrier. Indeed, when one spots a person wearing a mask outdoors, chances are high that the person is attending to the rich. In the first quarter ofhome sales there were up 48 percent compared toaccording to a report by the appraisal company Miller Samuel for Douglas Elliman Real Estate. Store owners in East Hampton happily tell you about the record sales they did this winter, when Park Avenue residents decamped for Further Lane.
No longer sounding alarms about ventilators at the Southampton hospital, local activists have turned their civic attention to a parking app that was recently introduced in East Hampton. Deed to reduce congestion and raise funds for the town, the app is opposed by residents who fear that their data will be collected and their privacy invaded.
ParkMobile, the company responsible for the app, did have a security breach in March. Of course, when other towns and cities, including New Yorkare dealing with huge declines in tax revenue, the hullabaloo over a parking app can feel trivial, a first-world problem of the highest order. Denise Asnes, who lives in Philadelphia during the winter, and has a house in Springs, N.
The commercial strip in East Hampton was buzzing with the sound of credit card swipes and the quieter bloop of ApplePay purchases. Unlike in SoHo or on Madison Avenue, where many stores have struggled to stay open, the upscale boutiques and gourmet purveyors seemed to be thriving.
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People are buying. Both galleries opened as pop-up spaces last summer, when the super-wealthy decamped to their beachfront estates and wanted to dress up the blank walls. Business was good and they are now permanent.
Raging house parties have also returned. Last Saturday night, one took place at a mansion on Georgica Beach once owned by the real estate developer Abe Hirschfield. In andit was rented to Bill and Hillary Clinton.
Shortly before 2 a. Smoke billowed from a firepit. On Main Street earlier that evening, Krishna Shah, 26, who lives in Manhattan, was waiting for an Uber to take her and a group of friends back to their rental house on Water Hill Road.
Shah sad. We were drunk when we booked it.
Outside of The Stephen Talkhouse, a bar that features blues musicians and lots of beer, a line of somethings were waiting to be carded by Will Field, who was checking more than just their age. Field, 40, had a tough year.
Unlike many shops and restaurants, the Talkhouse remained closed for nearly a year, and reopened just weeks ago. Although Mr. A young man in a T-shirt and board shorts approached.
Apparently, he was a regular. Field asked for his card. Field said with a shrug.
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Before the Hamptons became synonymous with Wall Street, it was known as a place for the artistic and literary. Andy Warhol lived in Montauk. Jackson Pollock died in the Springs of East Hampton after crashing his car during a bender. Gornik, 68, and Mr. Fischl, 73, who are married, got their first place in Sag Harbor inaround the time he had a retrospective at the Whitney Museum.
Inhe and Ms. Gornik left the city for good and became the unofficial fairy godparents of the Hamptons art scene. They recently completed two major projects. She oversaw the renovation of the Sag Harbor Cinema, which is popular with the Criterion Collection crowd and now operates as a nonprofit.
And together, they transform ed an old Methodist Church into a cultural center and art showplace. On Saturday afternoon, the church had its ribbon cutting.
About 50 people attended including Nicole Seligman, the former president of the Sony Corporation; Joel Klein, the chief policy and strategy officer at Oscar, the insurance provider; and Claude Lawrence and Leslee Stradfordwho are artists in residence there. Gornik, who teared up as she spoke of all the love that went into getting the building completed.
Beams were exposed.
Two works of art were on display: one was a canvas from Kerry James Marshall; another was a photograph from Awol Erizku. Gornik said. Gornik wants Sag Harbor to be a place with real diversity, with more affordable housing and opportunities for artists of color.
She was pleased to see residents rally around local businesses last winter. But in Manhattan, commercial vacancies enabled new restaurants and galleries — ones run by young people who do not yet represent blue chip artists — to open at reduced rates.
Weekenders seeking a good time are back in full force as well. The Glass Elevator Before the Hamptons became synonymous with Wall Street, it was known as a place for the artistic and literary. The reason is simple.