Theophilius London makes a surprise singing appearance at the Montauk Shark Attack Party on July 5. The event was deejayed by Carl Kennedy (left) and hosted by fashion photographer Ben Watts (right). Read More
NYO spotlights the Hamptons, where real estate sometimes follows Manhattan trends, but has its own particular flavor as you move through the towns of the South Fork.
You might think that, less than a year after a cataclysmic coastal weather event like Superstorm Sandy, home buyers would be a little gun shy about purchasing properties near the ocean. But you would be—in the case of the Hamptons, according to the experts we consulted—wrong. The fact is that the Hamptons, unlike some communities in Long Island closer to Manhattan, largely escaped the wrath of Sandy, although some low-lying properties, like Jane Lauder’s cottage by the sea, were flattened. But by and large, the East End was spared and is drawing buyers who might have considered beach communities elsewhere. “Superstorm Sandy is attracting new people to the Hamptons,” says Ernie Cervi, Corcoran’s Executive Managing Director in Bridgehampton. “Where beach communities were devastated by the storm, those in search of a world-class beach resort are test-driving the Hamptons.”
Top Chef second season third-place winner Sam Talbot has seen the high tide at The Surf Lodge, who he’s been with since opening. He’s apparently moving on to opening something in the Caribbean, reports Grub Street.
It was a very expensive breakfast at Tiffany’s.
This morning, the bigwigs at the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund — foundation executive director Stephan Kolb and Anna Wintour among them — handed over some fat checks to jewelry designers Monique Péan and Eddie Borgo. As recipients of Tiffany & Co. grants, Ms. Péan will receive $150,000 and Read More
The opening salvos in this summer’s Hamptons food truck wars have been fired.
Fans of the Ditch Witch–the beloved grub wagon perched at the sandy entrance to Ditch Plains Beach for 17 years–took to Facebook when word got out that the East Hampton Town Board planned to award an exclusive concession for the beach to Read More
The prince most often associated with polo is Harry, but at last night’s private screening of Secretariat in Wainscott, the prince getting all the polo players’ attention was Rare Prince, a handsome chestnut steed and a great-grandson of the triple-crown winner whose story the soon-to-be released Disney film chronicles. The kind-eyed horse, a former racehorse Read More
Just in time for Memorial Day weekend, here is another sign that Montauk is now officially the satellite Hampton: Cynthia Rowley is opening a shop at 696 Montauk Highway this weekend, next door to the Memory Motel. In deference to the context, the shop will try blend in—there will be no Cynthia Rowley logos or Read More
Unlike East or South Hampton, where the houses are large, the parties are loud, and the ladies wear city shoes, Montauk has always been described by locals as quiet and raw and untouched. But with the arrival of Surf Lodge last summer and the reopened Montauk Yacht Club this season, purchased by real estate heir Read More
Montauk, N.Y.—Despite overcast skies and evening temperatures dipping into the lower 60s, Memorial Day weekend marked the first exodus of the season to the Hamptons.
The stores along Main Street in East Hampton were servicing finicky shoppers; the brunch patrons at Surf Lodge on Sunday morning, May 24, recommended chef Sam Talbot‘s “Oh. My. God.” Read More
From the August edition of The Real Deal: The phenomenon that is the Surf Lodge — a new hotel, restaurant and bar that is bringing young professionals to the South Fork’s easternmost enclave — could prove to be a boon for the Montauk real estate market.
Some East End brokers say the Read More