Hamptons Hopscotch Begins: Blankfein Shops, Walentas and Krutoy Smash

Things are heating up in the Hamptons–especially the bulldozer engines.

The Post‘s Jennifer Gould Keill has a quartet of East End news today. For starters, Lloyd Blankfein is looking to invest. The Goldman chief already has a brilliant spread at 15 Central Park West and a $41 million bonanza he bought but four years ago. The latter, like last year’s bonuses, isn’t big enough, it appears, and the ur-banker has in eye on a 14.6-acre horse farm on the Ocean in Wainscott with a 21-stall stable and two homes. Or maybe it’s just an expansion

Meanwhile, record-setting record maker Igor Krutoy, he of $48 million Plaza condo fame, has just paid $12.8 million for manse on the wrong side of Gin Lane–but still nice! The plan, though, is said to be for a teardown. Ditto for Dumbo developr David Walentas, who wants to replace his $20 million home (more than the wanting clocktower), but not before it goes up for rent this summer at a mere $400,000. Finally, Jon Corzine’s ex sold her Sagaponack home to hedge John Tepper for $43.5 million, all so he could demolish it. All that, in other words, for a plot of land.

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