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UPDATE: We just got off the phone with partner Jamie Mulholland. He tells us this rumor is completely FALSE and that the old Surf Lodge we know and love will be back at it bigger than ever this Summer.
Rumor Patrol: Last night, we received some news from a highly credible source that P.Diddy, yes that P.Diddy, will be taking over the Surf Lodge in Montauk. The mega pop star, known primarily for his raging East Hampton "white" parties would seem to be the complete antithesis of everything that Surf Lodge, and Montauk for that matter, stand for. You know what they say...sometimes you have to reach rock bottom before you can start to see the light.
But the owners are flat out denying it...
According to Curbed Hampton's Nick Leighton today, Jeff Schwarz, the "Wall Streeter turned chef and yogi," was booted from the Crow's Nest kitchen in Montauk after a rumor that he was unable to make the kitchen profitable. This is completely untrue, says owner Sean MacPherson. "It is my position that both Schwarz (and Valensi) did a hell of a job this year." More»
The scene in Montauk is a bit surreal. Sunny day, blue skies, and a subtle breeze. If it weren't for the over-sized surfing waves (rare out here), you'd think it were just another weekend. Until you headed into town and saw every store boarded up, and a line for gas that was longer than the line of cars at Surf Lodge on a Saturday. Even the cattle at the horse ranch, all huddled up together in a giant pack, knows that something big is coming...(maybe). Click below for more photos from Montauk.... More»
Hipsters that invade the East end are now known as the Hampsters. No, no, not hamsters - Hampsters. With a "P." Get it? And I am going to take it a step further and argue that a true Hampster actually resides in Montauk. Sure, they may branch out for the occasional meal or event passed Amagansett, but to be considered a true Hampster as opposed to hipster, you are spending a majority of your time in Montauk, not giving a sh*t.
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Solè East in Montauk heated things up on Sunday night when the ladies of Sugar Shack Burlesque hit the Hamptons with one of their scandalous shows. The NYC based troupe brought with them co-founder Miss Runaround Sue and her friends Evelyn Vinyl and Legs Malone, to name a few. The girls performed to a packed house and scintillated the audience with their gyrating hips and sultry voices. Since its founding in 2006, Sugar Shack Burlesque has been creating exciting, cutting edge events that still maintain the integrity of the old days of vaudeville but put a modern spin on their routines as well.
On Sunday night Simonez Wolf, James Cruickshank and PJ Monte's latest Pop Up party "Wongtauk" came out to have some good ol' American fun at recent hot spot Gurney's Inn in Montauk. DJ Austin Peters supplied the tunes as the crowd danced and spilled over on the beach. Guests included Kathy Grayson, former director of the Dietch Gallery and founder of Hole Gallery on Bowery, model May Anderson and Waris Ahluwalia.
Let’s face it, summer isn’t summer without a little romance. And because Montauk growing in popularity, you don’t want to be out of the loop populating this beachside playground. That’s why, between sunning yourself on the beach by day and partying into the wee hours of the night, you need a relaxing dinner locale that can deliver that aura of love…or, you know, just lust. More»
Everybody is so up in arms here in Long Island about Montauk becoming part of "The Hamptons" that they haven't even noticed what's been going on in Queens! Rockaway, or "Rocapulco," is the latest spot for yuppies and hipsters alike to summer. They can even eat their quinoa black-bean burgers and drink rice-milk smoothies there! So if Montauk is now Hamptons territory, are the Rockaways the new Montauk? More»
You can hate it, you can fight it, but you cannot deny it, Montauk has officially become the hot spot of the Hamptons. These days it is all about heading to the end of the island to make summer memories. So where do the locals of this newly coined sacred spot go? More»
Saturday, May 18
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.