Tag Archives: East End

BOTTOM FISHING: Ugly Houses, Stunning Views

CAN YOU GET A WATER VIEW in the Hamptons under or around 500K? Yes, you can! The house won’t be much to look at, though. Take the view of Amagansett’s Napeague Bay, top, for example. Here’s the house that goes … Continue reading

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Bottom-Fishing on the East End

I’VE BEEN GETTING FED UP with house prices here in the Humptons. Yesterday my friend Debre and I stumbled upon an old farmhouse with a ‘For Sale’ sign on Old Stone Highway in Springs, below, found the door open (!) … Continue reading

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Pretend Provence

MAYBE BECAUSE IT’S SUMMER, or I’m living near the water, or there’s something about the light here on the East End, but lately I find myself drawn to all things Provençal. The South of France is one of my favorite … Continue reading

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The East End’s Early English Houses

I WAS SURPRISED this weekend to realize how many outstanding examples of English Colonial architecture remain on the East End of Long Island. Below, The Old House, Cutchogue While 17th century Dutch settlers in Brooklyn and the Hudson Valley built … Continue reading

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Day of Small Pleasures

AFTER 75 SOUL-NUMBING MINUTES on the Long Island Expressway, I arrived on the East End of Long Island to be greeted by blue sky…the Big Duck…wild turkeys in a field. I drove the back roads between Sag Harbor and East Hampton, … Continue reading

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Urgent Real Estate Questions: My Two Cents

C.W., a reader from Brooklyn, e-mailed to ask my advice on, as she put it, “what/if to buy right now.” So here’s my advice. But please, take it with a keg of salt.  We’re dealing in opinion here, not fact. … Continue reading

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