The Hamptons

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2014

    Where to Celebrate Labor Day Weekend in NYC

    Summer is coming to a close, and the epic rager known as Labor Day Weekend is staring us right in the face. Consider celebrating all weekend long by checking out these events.

  • Film

    April 2, 2014
  • Blogs

    November 14, 2013

    A Vineyard Crawl in the North Fork

    Take advantage of the post-Halloween, pre-Thanksgiving lull in "pumpkin traffic" (how Long Island locals refer to day-trippers who jam up roads by the u-pick patches), and spend a day in the vineyards of the North Fork. The Fork starts just past Riverhead, and depending on traffic, entails an hour-a ... More >>

  • Art

    August 28, 2013
  • Blogs

    August 26, 2013

    Minar Brings Dosa to Your Door

    In this series, Seamless Warrior John Luong reviews meals ordered from the Internet. One of the numerous pitfalls of loading the Wikipedia homepage is discovering holidays of such obscurity that not even natives of the locale celebrating the occasions are aware of their existence. Such was the case ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2013

    Cheap Laughs: The Best Free Indie and Alt Comedy This Week

    Thank God all the humorless New Yorkers have left for the Hamptons. For a few more blissful weeks, Gotham is the exclusive preserve of mockable tourists, tragic hipsters on Tecate benders, and that special breed of clown pirates called "comedians." Funny runs through this town like storm runoff in A ... More >>

  • Art

    July 31, 2013
  • Blogs

    July 5, 2013

    Cyberbullying, Fat-Shaming, and Homophobia on Hamptons "Douche Spotter"

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2013

    More NYC Chefs on What to Eat on the Fourth

    Yesterday, 10 of New York City's chefs weighed in on the gastronomic celebrations they have planned for the 4th of July. Today, we hear from more; one divulges how to grill s'mores in Queens, another talks about fresh produce and rose on a boat, and still another goes for shrimp quesadillas. Happy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2013

    Taste of Long Island City, Meat Tour, All-You-Can-Drink Craft Beer: What To Do This Week

    So you're back from spending the first official weekend of summer in the Hamptons/Rockaways/Jersey Shore, and you're trying to cope with your awkward sunburn. Here's a look at some fun food events this week to help soothe your skin -- or at least settle your stomach:

  • Dining

    April 17, 2013
  • Blogs

    December 18, 2012

    The Best Albums Pitchfork Hated This Year

    Since Purity Ring, Death Grips and Tame Impala didn't exactly take off this year like Arcade Fire or Animal Collective, Pitchfork's cultural influence might be cooling off, which is bittersweet since their writer stable is probably better now than it ever was (some of us don't miss those novelty rev ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2012

    Chez Sardine Opens in West Village; Sen in Flatiron

    Gabriel Stulman added another West Village restaurant to his dossier. Chez Sardine is his newest endeavor, following Fedora, Joseph Leonard, Jeffrey's Grocery, and Perla. Chez Sardine is an izakaya set against a menu featuring things like a foie gras and smoked cheddar grilled cheese sandwich. 183 W ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2012

    Nativism, Fedoras, and the 'Hipster' Takeover of Montauk

    A few weeks back, New York Times writer Jim Rutenberg wrote a piece on the newest victim of the constantly invading bohemian culture that sucks up dilapidation and spits out haute couture. Ugh, yes, it was another "This is where the hipsters are going this week" piece that we all love to hate b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2012

    Celebrity Chef Ted Allen Tells Me Martha Stewart's Message

    At the James Beard Foundation's sumptuous "Chefs & Champagne" event at Wolffer Estate Vineyard in the Hamptons, honoree Ted Allen--the Queer Eye food guy who's now the host of Food Network's Chopped--talked edibles with me between courses. Hi, Ted. What are the hot new trends in food these days? ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 25, 2012

    Arthur on Smith: Mama's Duck-Fat Popcorn

    Joe Isidori brings Italian family cooking back to Carroll Gardens

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2012

    Leave It to Palin to Brighten Up Your Saturday with Dogs and Cocaine

    It's been almost four years since Sarah Palin made her way onto the national stage at the Republican National Convention. But, since the defeat of her and McCain in the election, we have been gifted with the constant recurrences of the Alaskan personality. Yes, we DVR'ed Game Change, too.At fir ... More >>

  • Music

    April 4, 2012
  • Blogs

    February 6, 2012

    The Bureau of Unknown Destinations Offers an Outlet for Your Cabin Fever

    Even the best New Yorkers can sometimes feel a little antsy after spending too much time in the city. Perhaps this is why rich folks have their summer houses out in the Hamptons, and there is a new four-story REI in Soho trying to convince people to give hiking and adventuring a chance. Now, a new ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2011

    Wampum, Hamptons Skate Shop, Will Open SoHo Location Next Week

    ​Skaters, take note: A new high-end skate shop is opening in SoHo next week. Wampum, a Bridgehampton skate boutique run by the Ficalora brothers (it's located behind their mom's jewelry store), is expanding into Manhattan. Marley and Lennon Ficalora opened Wampum in June in Bridgehampton. The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2011

    How Billionaires, like Ron Lauder, Avoid Paying Taxes

    ​Ever wonder how the super rich avoid paying all those taxes? Well, the New York Times has an interesting takeout here on all the shenanigans folks like Ron Lauder, of Estee Lauder, do to shelter their billions. According to the Times' David Kocieniewski, Lauder, worth $3.1 billion, donates h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2011

    Live: Fool's Gold Day Off Party Turns into a Relay Rave

    Fools Gold Day Off City Winery Monday, September 5 Better than: Catching bullets at a parade. New York City empties out on Labor Day weekend, but for the past two years those who've stuck around have been able to see behind the curtain on what's next, on what's nexter-than-next, and the emerging ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2011

    Television Show Marketed to Hampton Jitney Riders During Precious Jitney Time

    ​In an attempt to build "buzz" for their upcoming drama Revenge, ABC will hand out pilot scripts to passengers on the Hampton Jitney this weekend. The show, which is set in the Hamptons, is based on The Count of Monte Cristo. Will Hamptons residents enjoy reading a tale about someone planning ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2011

    Rich People in the Hamptons Say They Are Being Punished for Being Rich

    ​According to the New York Post, wealthy summer residents of Sagaponack, in the Hamptons, are very upset that they were without power (REAL power, not stupid old generator power) for so long following Hurricane Irene. They are so upset that they have made calls to "representatives, senators -- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2011

    11 Things You Really Must Do Before the Summer Is Over

    ​Today is pretty much perfect, a day that reminds us how much we adore summer. Back in June we gave you 33 reasons to love the year's three hottest months, through all the sweat and toil and pain. It seems like barely a minute has passed and yet, here we are, practically mid-August! What the f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2011

    New York Post Defines 'Hamptons House Ho'

    ​Should you not know, now you do: A "Hamptons house ho" is a young lady of perhaps working-class means who escapes her dull workaday life and embarks on a jaunt to Long Island's narrow beach-dappled sections during the months in which sun shines down on all of us, swapping her white Reebok hig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2011

    Here Is A Song About The Lack Of Magic Possessed By The Hamptons Jitney

    If only the MTK Music Festival was still happening this weekend—this 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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2011

    Meet Rosie Gray, Your New Runnin' Scared Blogger

    ​It is my pleasure to introduce the newest member of the Runnin' Scared team: Rosie Gray. Rosie has been our weekend blogger on the site since January, and she interned with us during the halcyon summer of 2010 (remember the old days)? She's done amazing work, scoring exclusive interviews with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2011

    Are 'Hipstras' the Next Generation of Hipsters? MTV Is Looking for Them in Greenpoint

    via​Miss Heather at NewYorkShitty spotted this poster seeking "Hipstras" in front of T & N Wine & Liquor in Greenpoint yesterday. It may mark a new high in obnoxious terminology. You see, MTV is looking for people, who, given the illustrations lining the borders of the flier, are pretty much " ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2011

    Live: Gang Gang Dance And Lunice Work Up A Sweat At P.S. 1

    ​ Gang Gang Dance (DJ Set) w/ Lunice, Miracles Club, Laurel Halo P.S. 1 Saturday, July 23 Better than: Your average art-museum function. Most show reviews you've been reading over the last week have probably begun with, or at least nodded towards, the extreme heat we've been working through ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2011

    Please Welcome "Hampsters," the Hamptons Hipsters

    via New YorkerThe Hipster Lit shelf at Bookhampton. ​Just when you thought the possibilities for talking about, classifying, and analyzing the ambiguous cultural movement known as "hipsterdom" were over, here comes a new one out of the Hamptons, of all places. This item in the New Yorker's Book Be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2011

    Would You Pay $250 For A Free Concert By A To-Be-Confirmed Band?

    If you're not doing anything else with it... ​Back in the bubbly, heady days of 2007 the idea of rock-and-roll class wars was stoked by Social@Ross, a $15,000, five-concert series in the Hamptons that had big names like Billy Joel and Prince and that got deeply discounted before not being aske ... More >>

  • Columns

    July 6, 2011

    'Housewives' Rock The Hamptons! Underwear Boys Take Fire Island!

    A tour of Fire Island, the Hamptons, the anti-Hamptons. All nice. Now it's back to Murray Hill.

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2011

    This Week In The Voice: Mata and Moreno's Other Incident

    ​This week in the Voice, Graham Rayman brings light to another case involving Kenneth Moreno, Franklin Mata, and a young, intoxicated woman. Just a few months before the alleged rape for which they were acquitted, the two were accused of being verbally abusive to a woman, refusing to take her ... More >>

  • News

    June 15, 2011
  • Blogs

    June 6, 2011

    Great White Shark Spotted on Jersey Shore

    ​This summer is shaping up to be a bit sharky. A 12-foot great white was seen on Sunday off of Island Beach State Park in Berkeley Township, New Jersey. A boater saw the shark about 200 feet off shore, reports NBC NY. Erp. Fortunately, such sightings don't, apparently, happen often. Yet. Last ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2011

    The Week in Food Blogs: Dead Dining Trends; Celebrity Foodies; Hot Hamptons Restos

    This week in food blogs... Eater enlightened us about 10 NYC food and dining trends that are officially dead. Grub Street discovered that Hugh Jackman has always been something of a foodie. Midtown Lunch tucked into a steaming pot of Pro Hot's Korean tofu stew even though it was a bajillion degre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2011

    Two 18-Foot Sharks Enjoy West Hamptons Beach

    ​It's shaping up to be quite the summer. It's only June 1, and it "feels like" 89 degrees. Additionally, sharks have arrived in the Hamptons, closing West Hampton's Dunes beach down for people yesterday after two of them -- 18-foot long, mind you -- were spotted swimming near the shore. Also o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2011

    Our 10 Best: Holiday Weekend Edition

    Celebrate America with the best of everything​After what seems like weeks of bad weather, Memorial Day weekend is finally upon us, which means a number of things: sunshine, road trips, and barbecue to name a few. We're going to be unveiling our 10 Best Barbecue Restaurants tomorrow, but why st ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2011

    The Meat Hook and Roberta's Join Forces for Rockaway Beach Bar

    Kristine Paulus/flickrTacos no longer the only game in beach town.​Brooklyn Based has the details on the gastronerd paradise that will be Rockaway Beach this summer. And the plan sounds like a foodie hipster's wet dream.

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2011

    Our 10 Best SoHo Eats

    Sarah DiGregorioStuff your belly with these clam bellies from Ed's Lobster Bar​SoHo might automatically come to mind as a place filled with throngs of slow-moving tourists and not populated with tasty treats, but the neighborhood spanning from Houston to Canal Streets and Lafayette to Sixth Av ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    March 16, 2011


    Are the Hamptons ready for a boy from Ancient Greece?

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2011

    The Park Slope Rap-Club Controversy Continues: Battle Of The Parody Petitions

    The real Fab Five Freddy probably neither wrote nor signed any of these petitions, just FYI.​So last week a brave young Park Slope woman named Jennifer McMillen entered the fractious debate over Prime 6, an allegedly hip-hop-friendly club set to open at Flatbush and Sixth in Brooklyn, to the t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2011

    Announcing "Meet Me in Montauk," an All-Ages Daytrip with K Recs' Calvin Johnson and Astronautalis

    Judith BaumannPicture this with long pants and a foggy cliffside view. Montauk's mostly known to be a resort town with the "charm of the Hamptons without the pretensions," as Voice gadfly Michael Musto put it last August. Sounds about right for the destination of a show roadtrip, made all the more h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2010

    Rich People Are Totally Outsourcing Christmas

    via Apartment Therapy​Among all the outrageous holiday things we do, whether we're rich or poor or simply middle-class, there is the outrageousness of paying someone else to do it for you. We're all a little bit guilty of this, most likely -- store gift-wrapping? Buying the pies instead of mak ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2008

    Bones' Beat: A Journey Through the Underbelly of the Art World

    Bones' Beat is a weekly walk around the grounds of the New York art scene. This week, Bones visits the fall opening ceremonies in the commercial art village of Chelsea's west end. There sure are a lot of people here... The New York art world has long operated on an invented calendar that reflects ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2008

    Mariah is Bigger than Elvis and Other Lessons Learned From Today's Tabloids

    It's perfectly OK to call for someone's head on a platter if that person's name begins with "Isiah" and ends with "Thomas." Check out the hilarious/disturbing photo mashup of Madison Square Garden boss Jerry Dolan and new Knicks president Donnie Walsh holding the photoshopped head of beleagured coac ... More >>

  • Music

    January 22, 2008

    Please Ignore This Band

    Why Vampire Weekend’s high-society fetishizations can’t help but drive you to Black Flag

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2007

    Lynn Yaeger Braves the Hamptons

    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 >>

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