• The Big Chill

    By David Gibbons
    Photography by Edward Patrowicz

    THE WORLD KNOWS ALL ABOUT MONTAUK IN MIDSUMMER. BUT THE PLEASURES OF A RESPITE AT GURNEY’S IN THE FROZEN MONTHS? THAT’S A SECRET WE’RE ALMOST RELUCTANT TO SHARE.

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  • Brave

    By Nina Channing
    Photography by Howard Kanovitz

    There is a place to the east where the highway falls into the ocean. It is where dry pavement gives way to briny waters, more like a wide sand bar than a true peninsula.

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  • True Oyster Cult

    By Biddle Duke
    Photography by Biddle Duke • Paintings by Nadine Robbins
    A brief history of New Yorkers’ love affair with our favorite native bivalve—and an eater's guide to the very best from Eastern Long Island and the Sound.
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  • Green Monster

    By Lang Phipps
    Photography by Michael Light
    A LAVISH EXPANSE OF LAWN IS THE ULTIMATE EXPRESSION OF AMERICAN WELL-BEING AND WEALTH. BUT HOW DID THAT BECOME THE FASHION? AND AT WHAT COST?   
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  • The Bird Man of Gardiner's Island

    By Glyn Vincent
    Photography by Dell Cullum
    HOW CITIZEN SCIENTISTS — WORKING RIGHT HERE ON GARDINER’S ISLAND — SAVED THE OSPREY IS A STORY THAT ALL CONCERNED ABOUT ATTACKS ON THE ENVI
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  • The Babysitter Mystery

    By Taylor Vecsey
    Photography by Various Sources
    IN 1955, A 14-YEAR-OLD BABYSITTER WAS ABDUCTED FROM A SUMMER HOUSE AND ATTACKED BY A MASKED STRANGER.
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  • Happy Campers

    By Nina Channing
    Photography by Edward Patrowicz
    THE MONTAUK SHORES TRAILER PARK IS A HOLDOUT FROM A SIMPLER ERA, BUT OUTSIDE FORCES OF CHANGE — MILLIONAIRES-ONLY REAL ESTATE PRICES, FEMA’
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  • Getting To Know You

    By Alec Baldwin
    Photography by Getty

    THESE ARE A FEW OF ALEC BALDWIN’S FAVORITE THINGS ABOUT JULIE ANDREWS: SHE’S STRONG, SHE HAS INTEGRITY, SHE’S GODDAMN FUNNY, AND, OF COURSE, THAT VOICE.

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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 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.

  • by Kassandra Thatcher · Nov. 11, 2016
    Photography by

    With darkness descending by 4 p.m., it’s time to hole up to write the Great American Novel, knit the Great American Sweater, or, um, secretly watch a ton of TV and movies with a “Hamptons” theme. Here are our picks that are either timeless, essential watching, or just so hysterically, obnoxious that we can’t look away.

  • by Biddle Duke · Nov. 11, 2016
    Photography by Dalton Portella

    Not only — as the wonderful Vermont poet David Budbill wrote in “Winter: Tonight: Sunset” — “for being here, today, now, alive in this life, in this evening, under this sky.” Yes, partly that, but

  • by Jack Graves · Nov. 11, 2016
    Photography by CRAIg MACNAugHTON

    Bridgehampton is home to a sports team whose feel-good winning streaks are unrivaled anywhere outside the realm of Hollywood fiction — and now, with a documentary movie in the works, the world is about to hear the buzz.

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