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Nothing like eating lobsters before a long ride back to the city
Even with the heavy flow of weekenders, and cheeseballs invading the Hamptons, Amagansett might be the only spot left that is not completely taken over. That is the charm of Amagansett, no bottle service, no hotel restaurants/lounges and, with the exception of the late night line at Talkhouse, you don't feel overwhelmed. If you are looking to get lost in true hamptons allure, spend the perfect day in Amagansett.
Famed art dealer and owner of the Gagosian Gallery, Larry Gagosian, Hamptons home went up in flames on Tuesday night. Larry was in Europe at the time, and thankfully no other injuries were reported. But one can only imagine the terror being so far away and knowing how many valuable pieces of artwork are in your mansion. More»
"Cover yourself in blue paint, bang on plastic tubes, and keep silent." Is this a weird, kinky rave? Way better - now you can party like the Blue Man group (or Tobias Funke, as we prefer) in your Hamptons' summer share house! Blue Man Group co-founder, Chris Wink, is selling his 3,500-sq ft contemporary styled home in Amagansett. And it sounds awesome... More»
A welcomed pit stop along that loooong are-we-there-yet stretch of Route 27 between Montauk and Amagansett, Cryil's Fish House gives beachgoers a perfect respite in the most unlikely of packages. More»
Overheard on the LIRR heading East a girl comments “I can almost smell Talkhouse.” A guy replies, “And what does Talkhouse smell like.” She thinks for a second and replies back with a smile: “HEAVEN.” More»
Most of the oceanfront in the Hamptons is consumed by upscale expensive homes, sometimes multi-zillion dollar mansions. This often limits non-oceanfront homeowners from ready access to the beach, requiring them to travel to the town beaches by car. There is one community of homes whose owners have access to a private stretch of oceanfront called Beach Hampton in the Amagansett dunes from Mako Lane (off Bluff Road) to Napeague Lane (off Montauk Hwy) stretching down to Marine Blvd. on the ocean.
The hurricane of 1938 wiped out many of the beach homes and cottages in the area. Beginning in the 1970's, the large tract of vacant land was slowly sold in small lots and a community of more modern beach homes started to come to life. At the beginning of 1970, you could have bought a modest new 4-bedroom home on 1/4 acre starting in the low $30k range or about $7-8k for 1/4 acre of land. Today, that same 1/4 acre, if you could find it, would be worth $1 million or more.
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Wednesday, May 22
We sat down with Anne Pasternak for a few questions about Creative Time's past and future, as well as the importance of having an awareness about public art in the city.