Tag Archives: Southampton

Long Live Peconic Public Broadcasting

THE NUMBERS 88.3 on my car radio were instrumental in my decision to move to the East End of Long Island in 2009. It was a clear day in February, with snow on the ground. I was driving the back … Continue reading

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Relic of the Pre-Mall Era

REALLY OLD STORES are getting fewer and fewer. But there is one survivor in Southampton I’d never heard of before I moved to Long Island last year, and it’s a doozy. It’s a real old-fashioned department store called Hildreth’s, and … Continue reading

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Re-Painted Lady?

BIG HOO-HAH here in the East End over the historic Hildreth house in Southampton, an 1885 Stick-style Victorian on which James Fairchild, the publishing heir, and his wife Whitney, have recently gone to contract (the listing price was $11 million). … Continue reading

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Crazy Hamptons Prices and a Few Bargains

SOMETIMES YOU JUST HAVE TO LAUGH. Like the time my sister and I were having lunch at Babette’s in East Hampton, home of the unremarkable $18 omelette, where the menu of ‘extras’ includes a side of raw organic phytoplankton for … Continue reading

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Southampton Sojourn

I LIKE SOUTHAMPTON. I hadn’t been there in 25 years till the other day, but now that I have, I’ve been back twice. Retail-wise, it’s pretty much a replica of East Hampton. Jobs Lane (now home of Diane von Furstenberg, … Continue reading

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