• 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 Carissa Katz · Sep. 9, 2016
    Photography by Carissa Katz and Wesnofske Family Photos

    With its open vistas of brown furrows, then low green plants dotted with white flowers running in parallel lines to the horizon, Bridgehampton used to be famous not for movie stars and mansions, but for potatoes. Today, the Wesnofske clan holds on against all odds: a squeeze on farmable land, the increasing difficulty of getting to market, and the deeper question of who will carry on.

  • by Carissa Katz · Sep. 9, 2016
    Photography by Homer Parkes

    The story of how your tilapia ended up swimming in basil and wine on your dinner plate is probably a more convoluted journey than Finding Dory’s. But, as the concept of buying local expands to embrace seafood, it doesn’t have to be that way. On an express trip from the ocean off Montauk Point to Nick and Toni’s, Carissa Katz traces a few pounds of premium black sea bass.

  • by Biddle Duke · Aug. 8, 2016
    Photography by Durell Godfrey

    Some people go the Hampton Classic for world-class equestrian competition. Some of us go for world-class people-watching Some of the riders gracing the Grand Prix field are Olympians But have you seen the hats? 

  • by Amanda M. Fairbanks · Aug. 8, 2016
    Photography by Durell Godfrey

    Darting between Sag Harbor, the city, and Palm Beach, Marc Zowine — possibly the most in-demand hairstylist on the East End scene — creates the perfect surfer blonde.

  • by Christina Robert · Aug. 8, 2016
    Photography by Chelsea Audibert

    Bhumi Farms, one of the South Fork's newest and smallest community-supported farms, has joined the local charge toward a new food frontier.

  • by Jack Graves · Aug. 8, 2016
    Photography by Craig MacNaughton

    At the age of 81, Gig John Ryan is the elder statesman of East End lifeguarding. Jack Graves talks with him about saving lives, narrow escapes, and what every kid should be able to do in the water.

  • by Christopher Walsh · Aug. 8, 2016
    Photography by Jay Justin

    Alec Baldwin revives a town-hall style discussion series amid a historic election.

  • by Lang Phipps · Aug. 8, 2016
    Photography by Philippe Cheng

    It’s sad but safe to say that we won’t see the likes of Tina Fredericks, real estate royalty, again. She didn’t just sell to the stars — she had her own star wattage. She befriended the mighty, but never kowtowed, and never neglected her clients on the other end of the socioeconomic spectrum. She died last year, but her vision and perspective live on in the dramatic, but ingeniously human, touches of the house she built on Georgica Pond.

  • by Christopher Walsh · Aug. 8, 2016
    Photography by Cleber Mello and Priscilla Rattazzi

    Coming Together to Save Our Ponds

    It’s a watershed moment for the South Fork environment: A group of powerful residents on Georgica Pond — a golden circle of the most beautiful and expensive real estate in the country — has

    decided to battle back against pollution. But saving our water bodies (and our drinking water) won’t happen without a mighty effort by us all.

  • by Jennifer Landes · Aug. 8, 2016
    Photography by Courtesy of Pollock-Krasner Center

    The Death of Jackson Pollock

     

    This August marks the 60th anniversary of the night when Jackson Pollock died, thrown from the wheel of his car into the woods on Springs-Fireplace Road. To this day, Pollock still looms larger than any of the legions of young artists who have followed his phantom to the East End — and a steady stream of curious fans, many of them born long after the great man’s death, still makes the pilgrimage to his gravesite at Green River Cemetery. Jennifer Landes reflects on what happened that night and why.

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