The New York Post had a promising story this morning about a Facebook group created by East Hampton locals dedicated to calling out the douchey behavior of the elitest weekenders invading their hometown. "Facebook page nails Hamptons D-bags for their bad behavior and maddening antics" the headline ... More >>
After clutching at the spotlight, a lot of stars learn how to evade things--like parapazzi, fans, and especially the IRS. Here's a very timely summation I was just sent which details the top celebrity tax evaders of all time. It's free, so don't even think of writing it off! Top Celebrity Tax Evad ... More >>
Her name is Mary Lee, she weighs 3,500 pounds, she's swimming around near the Hamptons, and she's writing about her adventures on Twitter. (She's even invented her own shark smiley face, fin and all.) The social media-saavy shark sure gets around fast. Only two weeks ago, she was chilling 200 yards ... More >>
[See More Chef Interviews: Travis Post of Yunnan Kitchen | Dragonfly's Cornelius Gallagher] It's possible that the modest Long Island via Manhattan chef Gerry Hayden would cringe at the comparison to Blue Hill's Dan Barber. However, due to both individuals' devotion to local produce, community, and ... More >>
Today, the adorable animals in trouble are the HUMANS. If you loved the video of a turkey chasing down a TV newscaster and scaring her silly (watch it, if you haven't), you may also enjoy this video of a mad swan bent on revenge and taking it out on a family hiding inside their trusty vehicle in Eas ... More >>
If only the MTK Music Festival was still happening this weekendthis ode to the Hamptons Jitney by Nina Katchadourian would have made for a fine, if slightly existential-crisis-inducing, introduction to one of the ways people could have traveled to the East Hampton Airport. (Oh, and if you're ... More >>
Sorry guys.What is it about Long Island and its inability to let multi-day music festivals blossom? Today organizers of the MTK Music Festivalthe fashion-forward, Vampire Weekend-headlined event scheduled for next weekend at the East Hampton Airportannounced that they'd pulled t ... More >>
Take a holiday with Vampire Weekend at the MTK Music Festival. And go shopping! After many stabs at hosting multi-day music festivals on Long Island (Field Day Fest, we knew you when), August 2011, at least for now, brings us two festivals happening on the East End: Escape To New York kicks off tomo ... More >>
viaThis Reuters headline really says it all: "Pampered pooches may pop Valium to cope with N.Y. rock festival." Did you get that? We'll expound. East Hampton is playing host to the "Music to Know Festival" August 13 and 14. The Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons is located on the same patch o ... More >>
via East Hampton StarRemember your childhood teddy bear? The one you had a truly special friendship with, your very own Mr. Bigglesworth? That guy you dragged to every park, play date, and preschool until he got too dirty and worn out? Your mom then had commit her first truly evil deed as a m ... More >>
When the Barneys' holiday windows went up last November, Gael Greene took exception to the absence of Craig Claiborne from the display, which featured food innovators and "personalities" past and present. Today, she uses her Fork Play newsletter to elaborate upon her displeasure, and to make ... More >>
There is a serious wave of crazy out there, people. Let's call it late August and hope it ends (or hope it doesn't, depending on where on the side of this blog you sit) soon. In the meantime, here's the latest example of What Not to Do: The Entitled Rich Person Edition. Amy Paul, 57, of Rye, ... More >>
Photo by Dennis Hopper, Courtesy of Eric Firestone Gallery.Andy Warhol, Henry Geldzahler, David Hockney, and Jeff Goodman in 1963.Warhol fans won't want to miss the largest ever collection of Andy images -- including 100 previously unseen photos of one of our favorite quintessential New Yorke ... More >>
Via National Geographic. Beaches be jealous. Click to enlarge.It's likely irritating enough for the rest of the country that we think everything here is the greatest thing ever. It must get even more difficult when we know that's the case. Like when they're told by a coastal research professo ... More >>
A young whale may find itself in trouble if it ventures to East Hampton alone.Warning: This is a sad one. Not only do we hate when an adorable animal is in trouble, this particular adorable animal, a humpback whale calf, is stuck in possibly the worst place for whales -- Main Beach at East Ha ... More >>
thegallerysagharbor.comThere is, according to the Wall Street Journal, a market in oil paintings of Alan Greenspan, and like most markets it's somewhat depressed of late.
Nearly a year ago, I wrote a scathing story about the Chelsea Market, detailing how the culinary complex had lost several of its food stores, while others were turning from providing serious supplies and equipment to more touristic uses, evidenced by the explosion in cupcake vending. Non-fo ... More >>
Leah Cohen, who has been named executive chef at Centro Vinoteca, said her food would differ from her predecessor Anne Burrell's in that it would be less rustic, more modern, "incorporating a little bit of Asian notes and flavors into the dishes." [The Feedbag] Sigh. A 14-year-old "chef" from East ... More >>
Grey Gardens was the recent Tony-winning Broadway musical based on the 1975 Maysles brothers' documentary about the eccentric mother-and-daughter duo the Beales, who wore turbans, ate cat food, yelled a lot, and pretty much loved each other in between emotionally wrestling each other to the ground. ... More >>
It's not just through wedding photos that we learn that the rich and powerful are just like us: they get foreclosed on as well! You know the Post had to go with the "LIFE'S A BEACH!" headline for its story on how banks are getting ready to foreclose on 120 borrowers in East Hampton and Southampton. ... More >>
Siddown and shuddup! It's da Kollege of Musical Knowledge.
The Hamptons make us nervous. Anything that's even more exaggerated in reality than its own stereotype is a little disconcerting, but usually also somewhat entertaining. Intrepid fashion insider/outsider Lynn Yaeger ventures to East Hampton this week and reports on the jitney, the shopping, and the ... More >>
Yaeger Travels to the Hamptons. Rides Jitney. Eats Muffin.
NEST school kerfuffle pits working class, one rich visionary against slightly privileged middle tier
Living in the pastiche: Are the strong, dotty women of Grey Gardens the real Beale?
Portrait of a lady: Reese takes on Thackeray's social-climber heroine while playing herself
Gins and Arakawa vs. The Grim Reaper
Don't Want Your Money, Don't Want None of Your Time
Hamptonites Gather Baby Teeth To Fight Radiation
Maid's room in Park Avenue building