• Monster Man

    By Pat Mundus
    Photography by Pat Mundus Collection

    THE LATE FRANK MUNDUS BECAME FAMOUS AS THE MODEL FOR QUINT, THE TOUGH-AS-NAIL SEA CAPTAIN IN JAWS. BUT DID HE BEAR A RESEMBLANCE TO HIS FICTIONAL ALTER EGO?

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  • Stranger Montauk

    By Nina Channing
    Photography by East Hampton Star Archive
    How did the hit Netflix show "Stranger Things" take its cues from the real-world legends of Montauk?
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  • Ghosts of Sylvester Manor

    By Philippe Cheng
    Photography by Philippe Cheng
    The old plantation on Shelter Island, once home to slaves and slave-owners, is a place where voices from American history echo through stairwells and attics, and the fragrance of the past grows th
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  • The Player

    By Ellen T. White
    Photography by Durell Godfrey

    Back in the 1980s, the tale of the so-called "Maidstone Con Man" captured imaginations well beyond the fairways of the storied club.

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  • Prodigal Father

    By Christopher Walsh
    Photography by Ken Walsh

    Rolled up and stored in a mailing tube, lying for decades in a New England attic, the canvas had collapsed onto itself at one end. There was water damage, too, effectively gluing together two sections of the roll. When it was finally stretched out, the paint had pulled off both sides, leaving foot-long white scars.

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  • Summer of Sam

    By Taylor Vecsey
    Photography by East Hampton Star

    Forty years ago this summer, two and a half hours west of here, a heat wave brought an already intense summer to a boil. New York City, litter-strewn and struggling, had declared bankruptcy. The blackout of 1977, lasting 25 hours and hitting most of the city, led to looting and torched storefronts. The Yankees were battling their way out of the blighted Bronx to win a championship. It was the summer Star Wars lit up the screen. It was the summer of Sam. 

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  • Trump Was Here

    By Nina Channing
    Photography by Doug Kuntz

    The Trump name is everywhere, on steaks, on schools, on beautiful chocolate cakes, on White House stationery, on hotels from Aspen to Azerbaijan. So why is the Trump name not in the Hamptons?

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  • by Taylor Vecsey · May. 5, 2017
    Photography by East Hampton Star

    Forty years ago this summer, two and a half hours west of here, a heat wave brought an already intense summer to a boil. New York City, litter-strewn and struggling, had declared bankruptcy. The blackout of 1977, lasting 25 hours and hitting most of the city, led to looting and torched storefronts. The Yankees were battling their way out of the blighted Bronx to win a championship. It was the summer Star Wars lit up the screen. It was the summer of Sam. 

  • by Nina Channing · May. 5, 2017
    Photography by Doug Kuntz

    The Trump name is everywhere, on steaks, on schools, on beautiful chocolate cakes, on White House stationery, on hotels from Aspen to Azerbaijan. So why is the Trump name not in the Hamptons?

  • by A.M. Homes · Dec. 12, 2016
    Photography by Michael Halsband

    There’s something you don’t want to tell me,” she says.

    He says nothing.

    “I’m not an idiot,” she says. “It’s not like I don’t know what’s going on.” He sits up in the bed.

  • by Blake Fleetwood · Dec. 12, 2016
    Photography by Durell Godfrey

    The East End used to be — like America at large — a land of broad horizons, endless vistas, and open arms. But that was before fences, gates, and hedges became so humongous.

  • by Irene Silverman · Dec. 12, 2016
    Photography by Star Archive

    The unbelievable case of the Connoisseur Burglar — a society prowler who crept through the windows of acquaintances’ mansions, carrying off only antiques — was all that rich folk from Southampton to Amagansett talked about for years.

  • by Laura Donnelly · Dec. 12, 2016
    Photography by Chelsea Audibert

    Puzzled by what to drink this holiday with your Sagaponack potato latkes or your Shinnecock oysters on the half shell? Look no further: An all-star cast assembled by our food columnist, Laura Donnelly, chose the very best of the East End’s wines in a blind taste test.

  • by Erica Broberg · Dec. 12, 2016
    Photography by Michael Moran, Christopher Wesnofske

    Bates Masi designs houses — modern, ethereal, fun, surprising, and comfortable, but never Grand with a capital G — that stand in singular contrast to the ubiquitous shingle style mansions of Hamptons cliché.

  • by Biddle Duke · Dec. 12, 2016
    Photography by Hilary Knight

    Hilary Knight, illustrator of Eloise creates a self-portrait for East.

  • by Levi Shaw-Faber · Nov. 11, 2016
    Photography by

    America’s first offshore wind farm is, literally, on the horizon.

  • by Bess Rattray · Nov. 11, 2016
    Photography by

    East Hampton’s memory-invoking sweet is a big, soft, ginger-spiked, sugar-dusted cookie made with dark molasses.

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