Keyword: hamptons

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  • NBC paying Matt Lauer to take helicopter rides to work?

    09/04/2014 7:43:09 AM PDT · by AT7Saluki · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/4/14 | Various
    Lauer extended his lucrative $20 million-a-year deal with NBC News to remain a “Today” co-host through 2016, following speculation that he would leave the show in the wake of the storm over the brutal departure of Ann Curry in 2012. As part of the deal, NBC reportedly agreed to pay for Lauer to chopper out to the Hamptons, where he has a 40-acre horse farm in Water Mill and a nearby mansion, reportedly worth $15 million, in which he lives year-round with his wife, Annette Roque, and their children.
  • Hamptons Residents Shocked After Finding Ku Klux Klan Pamphlets (Long Island NY)

    08/30/2014 5:48:43 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    WCBS New York ^ | August 26, 2014 6:34 PM
    Some homeowners in the Hamptons are puzzled and angry after finding recruitment pamphlets for the Ku Klux Klan at their homes. As CBS 2’s Jennifer McLogan reported Tuesday, Fernando Alvarez said he found the fliers under his Hampton Bays door. His family was left wondering if they were targets of the hate group, or if the leafleting was random. “We were really shocked that … in this area we can have KKK,” Alvarez said. […] The Loyal White Knights, a KKK branch based in the South, referred CBS 2 to its grand dragon, Robert Jones. He said he is unaware...
  • Rand Paul caught partying in the Hamptons after skipping conservative event for a ‘family

    08/14/2014 5:40:45 AM PDT · by C19fan · 71 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 13, 2014 | Francesca Chambers
    Senator Rand Paul was spotted hobnobbing at a party in the Hamptons last weekend after he claimed he could not attend a high-profile conservative event he was listed as a sponsor of because he had a 'family commitment.' Paul told the Family Leader he had to skip the group's annual summit on Saturday because he had to attend an event in New York with his family. The presumed 2016 presidential candidate's absence at the influential Iowa gathering was called into question, however, after the New York Post reported that Paul and his wife, Kelley, attended the East Hampton Library fundraiser...
  • In 2013, when the struggling Clintons weren't in their 2 mansions, they summered at this 100k per

    06/09/2014 3:15:55 PM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    Twitter | 6/9/14 | America Rising PAC
     In 2013, when the struggling Clintons weren't in their 2 mansions, they summered at this 100k per week Hamptons home
  • Christie heads to Hamptons to woo GOP-elite while rivals gather in SC for Haley’s campaign kickoff

    08/21/2013 11:51:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | August 21, 2013 | Leslie Larson
    Chris Christie is ditching the Jersey Shore for the Hamptons this weekend to woo big GOP donors for his re-election campaign, far away from South Carolina where other star Republican governors will gather Monday to support Nikki Haley. Bill Palatucci, a longtime Bush family donor, and the New Jersey governor’s brother, Todd Christie, are hosting a Southampton soiree Saturday at the home of Clifford Sobel, an ambassador during former President George W. Bush’s administration. Tickets start at $3,800 a person. Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani and Sofia Vergara’s fiance, Nick Loeb, will also be attending....
  • Biden found at home, does nothing signficant

    08/19/2013 12:09:32 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 34 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 8-19-2013 | Neil Munro
    August 19, 2013 Biden found at home, does nothing signficant Nweil Munro - White House Correspondent Vice president Joe Biden has emerged from his August obscurity to issue a 73-second tribute to a little-known Italian immigrant. Biden’s foray into politics comes after he spent a week secluded in his Delaware house. The low-profile stretch followed a week-long stay at a private estate in the Hamptons, a wealthy area east of New York City. He put out a new post on his blog Aug. 15, lauding a Father Roberto Balducelli as a ”great friend of mine.” In his Aug. 15 post,...
  • Ad guru reveals why he sold Hamptons estate: I’m paying unfair price for working hard

    12/23/2012 1:33:58 PM PST · by lowbridge · 59 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 23, 2012 | JERRY DELLA FEMINA
    I’m happy to pay my fair share — which is whatever the tax is right now. The thing about capital gains is, I made the investment. I put in the original money. The house cost $3 million and then I put in an additional $6 million because the house was in terrible shape. We added rooms, sections, areas, and basically it was my investment. When I bought that house I think Obama was in high school, and I certainly have paid taxes ever since. -snip Now I’m being told the right thing is to do more. And because I can...
  • Corzine is having no fun in the shun (Hamptons pariah RAT perp may avoid criminal charges)

    07/07/2012 6:26:40 PM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    NY Post ^ | 7/05/12 | SELIM ALGAR, LEONARD GREENE
    Corzine is having no fun in the shunShamed pol a Hamptons pariah By SELIM ALGAR and LEONARD GREENE Last Updated: 5:56 AM, July 5, 2012 How the mighty have fallen. It seems like only yesterday that Jon Corzine was the life of the party, holding court on the Hamptons political circuit, raising money for Barack Obama. Now, Corzine — just months removed from a humiliating financial scandal — is persona non grata in the tony playground of the rich, and it’s clearly taking its toll, insiders said. “He’s certainly not getting the invitations that he would have gotten before,” a...
  • ..Wealthy Long Island residents upset over influx of immigrant labourers

    07/04/2012 6:07:54 AM PDT · by C19fan · 36 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 4, 2012 | Staff
    The small town of East Hampton has gained a reputation as the playground for New York’s well-heeled elite, a place to spend the idle summer months in their million-dollar homes. But some of its wealthy residents are upset at an influx of less well-heeled workers who they say are lowering the quality of life and diminishing the appearance of the quaint Long Island town. A campaign group is focusing on the Springs area of East Hampton, dubbing itself 'Unoccupy Springs' and calling for an end to multiple families of low-wage workers living under one roof.
  • Bidens holiday in Hamptons (at the home of gay, bisexual, transgender-rights activist)

    05/31/2011 4:31:52 AM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    NY Post ^ | 5/31/11
    Bidens holiday in HamptonsLast Updated: 12:42 AM, May 31, 2011 Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, spent Memorial Day weekend in the Hamptons at the home of Internet pioneer and gay, bisexual and transgender-rights activist David Bohnett. The Bidens stayed at Bohnett's sprawling Southampton estate and were seen lunching at popular 75 Main on Saturday before a relaxed veep happily accompanied his wife as she browsed at Alice & Olivia and Calypso. A spy told us, "He had three Secret Service agents inside the restaurant, including one watching in the kitchen while the chefs made Mr....
  • Earthquake Off Long Island Coast

    11/30/2010 12:39:22 PM PST · by FromLori · 22 replies
    Fox ^ | 11/30/2010 | KATHY CARVAJAL
    <p>The magnitude 3.9 quake was detected about 80 miles south-southeast of Southampton just before 10:45 a.m., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The epicenter was about 122 miles from New York City. The quake was first reported by the Lamont-Doherty Cooperative Seismographic Network ( LCSN ) at Columbia University.</p>
  • Bidens staying in Hamptons with LGBT activist

    08/01/2010 6:24:20 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 32 replies · 4+ views
    NY Post ^ | 08/01/2010 | Staff
    Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, landed in the Hamptons Friday for a family vacation with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender-rights activist David Bohnett. -snip- According to the White House, Bohnett, who's made large contributions to the Democratic National Committee, is a family friend of the Bidens.
  • Native American tribe reclaims slice of the Hamptons after court victory

    07/11/2010 8:05:43 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 80 replies
    guardian.co.uk ^ | July 11, 2010 | Paul Harris
    From a distance the teardrop-shaped peninsula looks just like any other bit of the famed Hamptons shoreline. Thick woods crowd down to the water's edge, and through the trees houses and roads can be glimpsed. But this land is not part of the Hamptons, neither is it really part of the United States any more. This patch – in the middle of the playground to Manhattan's social elite – is proudly and fiercely Native American country. Almost four centuries since their first contact with the white man and after a 32-year court battle that has just ended in victory, the...
  • Toddlers wandering around East Hampton (CT) in just diapers; mom arrested (Gotta see pic)

    04/09/2010 1:42:36 PM PDT · by raybbr · 95 replies · 4,063+ views
    MiddletownPress.com ^ | April 09, 2010 | N/A
    EAST HAMPTON - A 27-year-old woman has been charged with two counts of risk of injury to a minor and reckless endangerment after two toddlers were found wandering around town in just their diapers, police said. Police found two boys, ages 2 and 3, close to Flatbrook Road in a wooded area near a stream. Police said the boys were outside for about an hour. When their mohter, Julie Root, showed up to the scene, she appeared to be under the influence of prescription pain medications, police said.
  • Rudy Giuliani Stands Up To Crazed Attacker On Hamptons Stroll

    05/23/2009 6:46:54 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 70 replies · 3,578+ views
    nypost.com ^ | May 23, 2009 | TAYLOR VECSEY and GINGER ADAMS OTIS
    Rudy and Judi Giuliani were accosted today in the Hamptons by an angry man who threatened to "punch out" the former mayor, witnesses told The Post. Patrons sitting outside The Golden Pear bakery in downtown Bridgehampton around 2 p.m. said a "slim, well-dressed man in his fifties" came charging out of nowhere and began screaming at the happy couple as they left a nearby art fair. "I'm gonna punch your lights out," the wacko repeatedly yelled at Giuliani, witnesses said. Rudy and Judi appeared startled and then agitated by the man's aggressive behavior. At one point the man started jabbing...
  • The Hamptons Half-Price Sale: Prices for opulent weekend homes are slashed

    02/21/2009 4:29:53 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 11 replies · 907+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 2/21/09 | LUCETTE LAGNADO
    At first glance it's a gated mansion worthy of a Gilded Age: more than 14,000 square feet with eight bedrooms, 9½ bathrooms, five fireplaces, a pool, a pond, a tennis court and ocean views all nestled amid fields perfect for lavish summer parties. Built on spec, this property was offered for sale in 2006 for $24.95 million. Today? Try $12.95 million -- and even that lower price hasn't yet lured a buyer. The mansion is now being sold at auction as part of a bankruptcy plan by the developer's firm. The manse stands unfinished, forlorn and uninhabited. "Tragic," says Andrew...
  • The rich are not so different after all: Hamptons town struggles with $12M deficit

    08/08/2008 2:55:47 PM PDT · by C19fan · 7 replies · 123+ views
    Newsday ^ | Aug 8, 2008 | Frank Eltman
    The social calendar is still a whirl of glamorous lawn parties, wine tastings, gallery openings, beach get-togethers and gala benefits in the Hamptons, the summer playground for the millionaire Learjet Set. But down at Town Hall, the local government could use a handout.
  • Hillary in the Hamptons

    08/12/2006 10:51:53 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 57 replies · 1,259+ views
    Newsday ^ | August 12, 2006 | Chau Lam
    Sen. Clinton arrives ready to raise funds in East End; curtails questions about debate before primary U.S. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton kicked off her Long Island fundraising tour Friday with an announcement about federal funding to save the shorelines and sidestepped whether she'd debate primary challenger Jonathan Tasini. (snip) "Well, we'll just have to see how the campaign develops," Clinton said at Overlook Beach in Babylon town. (snip) "I am lucky enough to have a lot of friends and supporters who are trying to help me by raising money so that I can wage a vigorous campaign and hopefully win...
  • CASH HAMPTONS (Hillary, Bill- $$)

    07/22/2006 9:29:34 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 13 replies · 1,421+ views
    NYPost/Gossip ^ | 7-22-06 | Richard Johnson
    SEN. Hillary Clinton is barnstorming the Hamptons this weekend to fill her campaign coffers with the help of her hubby, Bill. Last night, Michael Recanati co-hosted a dinner in East Hampton with Ira Statfeld at $4,200 per head, the max under federal law. Today's brunch thrown by Lisa Perry in Sag Harbor costs $2,000. Tonight, the ex-president joins Hillary at the East Hampton home of Michele and Bill Nuti, where Jon Bon Jovi will perform. Tickets are $300, but $1,000 will get you a backstage pass.
  • Rumsfeld allowed photos of house to be published in NY Times?

    07/05/2006 3:13:58 PM PDT · by Chicos_Bail_Bonds · 27 replies · 1,438+ views
    Michell Malkin ^ | July 3, 2006 | Michell Malkin
    I'm a big fan of Rumsfeld and Cheney, but I have to tell you if Rumsfeld did ok this it's a serious lapse of judgement. I'm sure he didn't give the NY Times permission to tell everyone where his secret camera(s) are, but still it's not very smart on his part in my opinion.
  • Dean falls flat in the Hamptons (Plutocrats stay away from Howard-hosted fund-raiser.)

    07/18/2005 2:07:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 83 replies · 2,630+ views
    New York Magazine ^ | July 18-25 | Greg Sargent
    Where are the Hamptons Deaniacs? Some of New York’s wealthiest Dem contributors were no-shows at a $5,000-per-couple Amagansett DNC fund-raiser Howard Dean hosted at the home of Margo and Robert Alexander on July 9—prompting worries that the donor elite are shutting their wallets to protest Dean’s shoot-from-the-lip party leadership. Sources say big-shot supporters Hassan Nemazee, Robert Zimmerman, Carl Spielvogel, and Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel played hooky. “Dean grew up in the Hamptons, and it was his first time back as chair, so he should have filled the room,” concedes a DNC official. “DNC staffers were really disappointed. It spoke to the lack...
  • Those Little Birds on the Beach Mean No Fireworks in the Sky

    06/23/2005 9:52:11 AM PDT · by Irontank · 5 replies · 409+ views
    New York Times ^ | June 23, 2005
    It's not exactly San Juan Capistrano, and they're not exactly swallows. They're piping plovers and, for fans of the local fire department's Fourth of July fireworks display, this year the tiny shorebirds' annual return is no cause for celebration. Plovers build their nests right on the beach, and they are listed as threatened along the Atlantic Coast on the federal endangered species list. That means local officials must fence off any patch of sand where a nest is found, and beachgoers, along with their dogs and four-wheel-drive trucks, are personae non gratae in those spots. This week, village officials said...
  • Sinnecocks launch multibillion $ claim to Hamptons land (Detriot Tigers and Red Wings Take NY)

    06/15/2005 4:15:03 PM PDT · by sirthomasthemore · 2 replies · 307+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 6/15/2005 | Frank Eltman
    -- Shinnecock Indian tribal leaders, hoping to build a casino at the gateway to the high-rolling Hamptons, filed a multibillion-dollar land claim lawsuit in federal court on Wednesday, targeting 3,600 acres of some of the priciest real estate in the country. In papers filed at U.S. District Court, the Shinnecocks claimed ownership of property including the Shinnecock Hills Golf Course - where three U.S. Opens have been played - as well as the National Golf Links of America and Long Island University's Southampton College. The neighborhood also features palatial estates that often sell for tens of millions of dollars. The...
  • Shinnecock Indians In Suit Over Hamptons (3600 acres & 300 years back rent)

    06/15/2005 2:39:19 PM PDT · by Libloather · 65 replies · 2,181+ views
    1010 WINS ^ | 6/13/05
    Shinnecock Indians In Suit Over Hamptons AP Jun 13, 2005 7:39 am US/Eastern (1010 WINS) SOUTHAMPTON, Long Island The Shinnecock Indians are threatening a lawsuit - claiming they were given title to 36-hundred acres of land in the Hamptons back in 1703 -- and now they want it back. The land includes Southampton College, the Shinnecock Hills Golf Course and some of the most expensive real estate on Long Island's east end. Attorney John Peebles - who represents the Shinnecock Indians - says he will file a lawsuit in U-S District Court in Central Islip this week seeking the land...
  • Dems, PLEASE don't read this! You've been warned...

    08/27/2004 5:55:17 AM PDT · by pookie18 · 13 replies · 1,238+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | 8/27/04 | Jerry Della Femina
    Are they gone? Good. Now the remaining six Republicans in the Hamptons who read this column and I can have a nice intimate chat. Here's our challenge: How can we drive our Kerry-loving (formerly, although they now deny it, Howard Dean-loving) Democrat friends nuts? What the hell do they want? They are winning the state by an obscene margin. In the Hamptons, Democrats outnumber Republicans 100 to 1. When you count millionaires the number goes up to 1000 to 1. So what do we do? Here's my plan. Stay away from cocktail parties and dinner parties. Most Democrats love to...
  • HAMPTONS DIARY (Kerry ticks off the liberal elites)

    08/24/2004 2:35:04 AM PDT · by Imaverygooddriver · 12 replies · 980+ views
    nypost.com ^ | 8/24/04 | Imaverygooddriver
    The Hamptons may be Democrat country but John Kerry didn't make himself popular with all the locals this weekend. Well-to-do residents out for early morning bike rides and walks on Lily Pond Lane yesterday were incensed by the heavy-handed appearance of Secret Service, State Police, Suffolk Country police and East Hampton Village police, who all descended on the quiet street to clear the way for Kerry, who was heading for breakfast with Steven Spielberg on Georgica Pond. While cops closed off intersections, others on motorbikes blasted their horns at Sunday cyclists, joggers, senior citizens and mothers pushing baby strollers to...
  • HAMPTONS DIARY (heckler's shut Terayza up at Kerry's fund-raiser)

    08/23/2004 2:03:51 AM PDT · by Liz · 96 replies · 3,640+ views
    NY POST ^ | August 23, 2004 | Bridget Harrison, Doug Kuntz, Thomas Hinton and Dan Kadison
    Hundreds of well- heeled guests found themselves traipsing through mud to get to John Kerry's $1,000-a-head fund-raiser at the home of venture capitalist Alan Patricof Saturday night, after the event was turned into a political Woodstock by bucketing rain. Former model Christie Brinkley was overheard joking that the mud was a result of Republican campaign tactics. Meanwhile, first to collar the delayed presidential hopeful when he finally showed up was hip-hop mogul turned politico Russell Simmons, who pulled Kerry aside for a stern tete-à-tete on how better to relate to the voters. Outside, Jimmy Buffett performed for the waiting crowd,...
  • Kerry Visits the Hamptons, and Rain and Money Pour

    08/23/2004 1:51:02 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 14 replies · 596+ views
    New York Times ^ | August 23, 2004 | PATRICK HEALY
    EAST HAMPTON, N.Y., Aug. 21 - Talk about soaking the rich. The Democratic presidential nominee, John Kerry, breezed through the Hamptons this weekend to attend private fund-raisers and siphon a couple of million dollars from the wealthy, left-leaning East End of Long Island. But the real story here was the rain. A driving downpour on Saturday night put Mr. Kerry's arrival and appearances behind schedule. Campaign workers held umbrellas for donors getting out of their cars. Hair frizzled and mascara ran. Montauk Highway became a pond. At a tent party for 800 guests (minimum entry fee: $1,000) at the home...
  • KERRY PLANS HAMPTONS WEEKEND FOR CAMPAIGN DOLLARS ($$$ It's for the little people ya know $$$)

    08/19/2004 12:07:04 PM PDT · by areafiftyone · 10 replies · 349+ views
    GARDEN CITY, Long Island(AP) Democratic Presidential Candidate John Kerry is heading to the Hamptons this weekend, presumably because that's where the money is.Kerry and his family are expected at a number of private events in the summer playground for the rich and famous and when they leave town on Sunday. The Democratic presidential candidate is expected to add millions to his campaign warchest.Although the Massachusetts senator will be in town for two days, he is not expected to make any public appearances.The festivities get started Saturday at the East Hampton home of venture capitalist Alan Patricof and his wife Susan....
  • DFU SONG: Gilligan's Island (Kerry the gigolo)

    04/29/2004 9:15:38 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 8 replies · 307+ views
    DFU SONG PARODIES | 4-2004 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    MIDI - GILLIGAN'S ISLAND - scroll down to Television secion Sit back my friends, and I'll tell a tale...a tale of Botox Boy A gigolo like we've never seen...he's Teresa's toy He pays a grand to get his locks trimmed...this ordinary man And summertime in the Hamptons he will work on his tan...he works on his tan He voted no but first voted yes...I guess we have that straightLike Mondale so many years before, he's heading for his fate...he's heading for his fate He's shown it as clearly as can be, he is an empty suit Behind the scenes...the...
  • MARTHA CONVICTED: Hamptons Erupt in Riots

    03/07/2004 5:15:19 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 31 replies · 1,199+ views
    MARTHA CONVICTED: Hamptons Erupt in Riots SHELTER ISLAND, NEW YORK- The airwaves lit up on Friday when a jury returned from deliberations to find style guru Martha Stewart guilty on four securities-related charges. Immediately following the news, the Hamptons erupted in civil disobedience. Surgeons, bankers, and affluent housewives took to the flower-lined streets that night to express their rage, shouting "No justice, no peace!" as they overturned Jaguars and set fire to handsome sets of Louis Vuitton luggage. "Martha's only crime was being a woman- and securities fraud," said a masked woman with smart shoes and impeccable cuticles. "Oh, and...
  • Hamptons Hard Times: Wall Street Loss Means Giving Up the Plane

    08/01/2003 11:58:48 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 15 replies · 360+ views
    Bloomber Terminal | 2003-08-01 | Nina Siegal
    At 4:15 p.m. on a Friday in July, short-seller James Chanos logged off his office computer and jumped into his sea-green Lexus sports convertible. Within minutes he was turning up the tree-lined gravel drive, past his tennis court, to his beachside mansion in East Hampton, New York. At about the same time, James Burger, president of Service Insurance Co. in West Orange, New Jersey, threw a bag into his red Volkswagen camper van and began his four-hour journey east to the Hamptons. While Chanos still moves from Manhattan to his beachfront mansion for the summer, Burger, 40, no longer rents...
  • Sex Arrests on a Gay Beach Provoke a Hamptons Debate

    07/19/2003 12:49:26 PM PDT · by dennisw · 62 replies · 2,107+ views
    nytimes ^ | July 19, 2003 | By COREY KILGANNON
    July 19, 2003 Sex Arrests on a Gay Beach Provoke a Hamptons Debate By COREY KILGANNON AST HAMPTON, N.Y., July 17 — At Two Mile Hollow Beach, the longtime center of gay life in the Hamptons, the language of the parking lot pickup scene is very specific. On any given summer weekend evening, there may be dozens of men parked alone in the lot here. When a driver arrives wanting to participate, he typically flashes his brake lights and parks. Then he may flip on his interior light and see who pulls up next to him. Otherwise, two cars may...
  • Gay sex flap roils Hamptons beach

    07/13/2003 4:09:00 PM PDT · by 07055 · 26 replies · 400+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 7/13/2003 | DEBBIE TUMA and DON SINGLETON
    For decades, Two Mile Hollow Beach existed as East Hampton's tony gay beach, without serious complaint. Then came private detectives with video cameras, and nudity and sex acts in the dunes were private no more. The videos sparked a reaction that exploded in an angry hearing in an East End firehouse yesterday morning, with gays protesting the intrusion on their no-tan-line turf. As the mayor, police chief and other elected and appointed officials sat on the dais, 150 angry locals, most of them gay, blew off steam about the private eyes who have been playing Candid Camera in the underbrush....
  • The Boys of Summer (Partying in the Hamptons)

    06/03/2003 8:14:36 AM PDT · by Mister Magoo · 27 replies · 6,369+ views
    New York Metro ^ | June 3, 2003 | Vanessa Grigoriadis & Deborah Schoeneman
    The Boys of Summer This summer, a handful of young, ambitious, Manhattan-bred guys has cornered the market on nightlife in the Hamptons. They make sure Tara Reid is in the house, everyone’s drinking $400 bottles of Perrier-Jouët, and, in return, they get one big payoff: the chance to become boldfaced names themselves. By Vanessa Grigoriadis & Deborah Schoeneman Life of the Party: Noah Tepperberg and Jason Strauss at Jet East, one of the spots they promote, with actress-scenester Tara Reid. (Photo credit: Nathaniel Welch) Deep in the woods of Southampton, up a steep driveway, a hulking nine-bedroom house rises from...
  • Hamptons Court (Taki on the Hamptons)

    06/11/2002 10:22:33 AM PDT · by Clemenza · 22 replies · 372+ views
    The Spectator ^ | 6/8/02 | Taki
    New York My last week in the Bagel and the only subject of conversation is the documentary about the Hamptons that was shown on prime-time TV. Now I assume that everyone, even a low-lifer like Jack Straw, knows where the Hamptons are and what they represent, a sort of caviar dreams-sur-mer, a place that poor old Jay Gatsby would surely have picked had he been born towards the end of the century. I used to have a large house in Southampton, but in a moment of folly I sold it and bought a big plot of land in Connecticut where...