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We are happy to report that our friends Matt Kliegman and Carlos Quirarte from The Smile (the quaint restaurant on Bond street that has won over the hearts of many a Nolitan), along with their chef, Melina Marden will be collaborating with executive chef Brian Loiacono over at Ruschmeyer's in Montauk. The previous summers, the restaurant at the hotel, owned and managed by King and Grove was being run by the boys from the Fat Radish. What does this mean for Ruschmeyers? Well besides delivering great eats, Matt and Carlos are responsible for running some of the hottest spots in downtown Manhattan (The Jane Hotel and The Westway), and this summer, it seems they will be taking their loads of followers out East. More»
This just in: hotelier Sean MacPherson (The Bowery, The Maritime, The Jane Hotels) has officially purchased a set of cottages adjacent to his existing Crow's Nest Hotel and Restaurant on Lake Montauk. Feast your eyes on "The David Pharaoh Cottages." Named after the revered Montakett Indian leader, David Pharaoh (regarded as the last living Indian king of Montauk), the name pays homage to Montauk's rich Indian history. These adorable little homes (which don't seem to need much work as-is) will be getting the full MacPherson treatment. What does this mean for Crow's Nest guests? The chance to spend a summer holiday in one's own private beach bungalow complete with kitchenettes, a private lakefront patio, a private beach, and all of Crow's Nest's amenities. Apparently demand for the coveted two bedroom house on the existing Crow's Nest property was so strong that MacPherson quickly expanded to the adjacent cottages. A good move - with very few rental options in Montauk for families, expect these to get snatched up fast! Below, the before photos of the cottages: More»
Ditch Plains, Montauk [Photo via]
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On Saturday, guests joined Guest Of A Guest And Assouline at the Crow's Nest to celebrate the launch of Julia Chaplin's new book Gypset Travel and Joey Wolffer's mobile bazaar Styleliner. Guests sipped on signature Jalepeno margaritas by Tanteo tequila and wine from Wolffer vineyard while shopping at the Styleliner mobile bazaar. More photos and story below... More»
We renamed the Clam Bar for one night only to the "Glam Bar", because that's what this shabby joint off of the stretch of highway 27 between Amagansett and Montauk became last night when Rufus Wainwright and Jorn Weisbrodt decided to host their wedding reception there. We've been a fan of the Clam Bar for years, and have never once seen this done before there. It was THE MOVE of the summer. Genius! More below: More»
The Kills, The End. Last night The Kills (Alison Mosshart and Jamie Hince) graced the Surf Lodge deck at a blow out concert last night that was THE party of the weekend summer. The heavy crowds, long bar lines and headache parking situation actually paid off for once. If there were a more beautiful backdrop for a Rock n Roll show this summer, we can't think of it. Time stood still when the band began, around 8pm, under a post sun set sky, and guests sipped on Caliche Rum. Nur Khan brought out the best of his peeps, check out some of the people we spotted last night at the Kills below... More»
Last summer, Topshop posted up at The Sloppy Tuna for an exclusive shopping event with live music, and this year, they'll be back in Montauk. But rather than hosting their event at the Sloppy, the Topshop Crew will be making a beeline for The Surf Lodge. And if you don't have a room at the hotel for the weekend, you're sure going to wish you did. More»
Steve Lewis from Black Book Magazine recently got a chance to divulge in to the forever-debated controversies of the Surf Lodge and the nuisances it brought to Montauk. With 680 violations last season for it's "disrupting the peace" complaints, the Surf Lodge was forced to make some serious adjustments so visitors could appreciate the true beauty Montauk has to offer. More»
This weekend, The New York Times posted a story in their Sunday Styles section on the hipsterization of Montauk. Titled "Noted: Montauk's Hipster Fatigue" it's url title tag reads: "Montauk Feels the Effects of Too Many Hipsters." Guest of a Guest even got a shout out (for coining the term "Hampsters" two years ago - get it? Hipsters + Hamptons). We've been on to this local phenomenon for several seasons out east (see "Your Official Guide To Becoming A Hampster," and, "Montaukburg: Topless Hipsters, Taxidermy, Just Some Of The Trends Williamsburg Is Bringing To Montauk"). The stuffed deer head proudly displayed (non-ironically) next to tanning oil on Ditch Plains beach last year signified we were close to reaching the zenith (or nadir?, depending on your perspective) of the hipster insanity. This Sunday Styles piece may just be the final fedora.
So, what's a regular Joe to do? We've spent the better part of the summer checking out Montauk's establishments for hipsters, and feel confident that we can provide a guide for where to go (or not go) to spot these hampsters. Check out our Fedora rating scale below... More»
Thursday, May 23
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.