What happened to Bridgehampton’s blue-blood polo games? And what have the young turks, with their rap music and their hussies, done with all the old bluebloods? Says Hamptons chronicler Steven Gaines, “I realized that the people we used to call society are almost completely dead.”
In today’s Transom, bizarrely—err, intentionally! Right!—The Transom goes Read More
The absolutely most luscious thing about working in an office is sharing the wealth of magazine subscriptions. Speaking of: The Transom purchased, actually paid for, a subscription to Hamptons magazine more than a month ago, and it has yet to arrive. Paging Jason Binn, your order fulfillment department is making The Transom very, very unhappy. Read More
Public-relations guru Dan Klores is switching Hamptons. He and his wife Abbe recently bought a sprawling estate in Sag Harbor for $4.155 million, according to town records, on the heels of their sale of a house in Bridgehampton in February for $2.625 million.
“The reason that we moved was, we fell in love with the Read More
The estate of Kay Jeffords, the maverick owner of the star-chaser Lonesome Glory, just went to contract on Jeffords’ regal residence at 4 East 66th Street for close to the $15 million asking price, real-estate sources close to the property said. Cornelia Zagat Eland, with Stribling and Associates, who had the exclusive listing on the Read More
On Friday, Aug. 15, the Bridgehampton Beach Club was thronged past capacity with villagers, none of whom had brought their bathing suits. Cars were parked illegally on the grass for half a mile down Ocean Road. Dozens of policemen were stationed at the entrance, and officers surveyed the scene in a mobile command unit parked Read More
Hawke hawks: You remember precocious young author Jonathan Safran Foer -he of the gorgeous brown curly locks , Princeton pedigree, secret media coaching, fawningreviews, babeauthorgirlfriend ( Nicole Krauss ) and ( cough ) rather brief skirmish with best-sellerdom? And you remember scruffy young actor Ethan Hawke -he of the gorgeous blond actress Read More
Welcome to August! The month when Manhattan’s entire population of shrinks flees to their leaky, $500,000 fixer-uppers on the Cape-”Is that a mouse? Egads! A mouse!!”-with copies of The Noonday Demon tucked under their arm, leaving the rest of the city in a deep, unshakable depression, mostly because of the new subway Read More
WHERE TO DRAW THE LINE AFTER STARBUCKS AND THE GAP? It’s hard to believe that Leonard Riggio and James Hopping are neighbors. Mr. Riggio is the chief executive and founder of Barnes & Noble, and his Bridgehampton mansion is a lush, stucco Architectural Digest number with a formal sculpture garden. Mr. Hopping, a retired real Read More
‘Something’s up with these lights,” I say out loud to myself
inside the Hampton Jitney, idling on 40th Street and Third Avenue at 9 p.m. on
a recent Friday. I’m reading and the type is fuzzy. What is it? Am I on drugs?
I am. My wallet’s bulging with a new bag of Thai stick, Read More
Though he says he would never in a million years actually do it, let’s say, for argument’s sake, that over the July Fourth weekend, Miles Jaffe bungees a nuclear bomb to the ski rack of his Toyota 4-Runner and then, going at a pretty good clip, drives his truck smack into, say, Nick & Toni’s Read More