• 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 Baylis Greene · Aug. 8, 2016
    Photography by Chloe Gifkins

    Revel in Dimes is the party band of summer 2016.

  • by Christina Robert · Aug. 8, 2016
    Photography by From Recess by Sasha Frolova

    For a century, the South Fork has drawn them. Lifelong friendships have been made, beach-marshmallow traditions established, and countless love affairs begun with this preternaturally stunning stretch of sand and fertile earth. As Christina Robert — a filmmaker, novelist, and environmental activist — writes, growing up a summer kid has also sprouted something else entirely: roots and the inspiration for a big life.

  • by Mark Segal · Aug. 8, 2016
    Photography by Philippe Cheng

    How do two artists create a happy home among the billionaire hedgerows of Bridgehampton, raise a couple of good kids, and still manage to create captivating work? Bastienne Schmidt and Philippe Cheng have found the magic keys.

  • by Levi Shaw-Faber · Aug. 8, 2016
    Photography by michael halsband

    So many of the artists we claim as our own here, particularly the noted ones, are from somewhere else.

  • by EAST Staff · Aug. 8, 2016
    Photography by Durell Godfrey

    Trump ahead on Newtown Lane

  • by Levi Shaw-Faber · Aug. 8, 2016
    Photography by zoe cohen

    Like the California pop of 1960s and ’70s, the sound of Jack and Eliza is as warm and irresistibly bittersweet as the last day of summer vacation.

  • by Amanda M. Fairbanks · Aug. 8, 2016
    Photography by michael halsband

    As author of the Social Q’s column in The New York Times, Philip Galanes delivers sage and amusing answers to readers’ personal-life queries, from “Is it too soon to text back?” to “Can I tell my motherin-law her wigs are ugly?” This time we had a few questions about him.

  • by Michael Shnayerson · Aug. 8, 2016
    Photography by

    It was 1973, the year Michael Shnayerson lived at the windmill at Quail Hill. He pretended successfully to be a tennis pro and unsuccessfully to be Kurt Vonnegut, and surprised even himself by defeating Geraldo Rivera on the court. Those long-ago memories of teenaged freedom were rekindledrecently, when he read a real-estate ad. . . .

  • by Jack Graves · Aug. 8, 2016
    Photography by Durell Godfrey

    Rumor has it that the celebrity-studded Artists–Writers Game is looking for young blood.

  • by Paton Miller · Aug. 8, 2016
    Photography by Paton Miller

    When Paton Miller stumbled into Fairfield Porter’s studio in the 1980s, he found not just a workplace, but a surrogate family — and, hidden and forgotten in a corner of the old barn, a trove of irreplaceable paintings that would change forever his understanding of art, creation, and fame.

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