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Star Staff
July 20, 2017
The prices below have been calculated from the county transfer tax. Unless otherwise noted, the parcels contain structures.

AMAGANSETT

S. Graziano and H. Evans to Top Down Management, 34 Deepwood Lane, 1.75 acres, June 5, $1,575,000.

R. Steckowski (by executor) to W. and J. Gauger, 110 Oak Lane, .36 acre, June 2, $701,100.

 

BRIDGEHAMPTON

G. and G. Tudisco to Bridge Hill Lane L.L.C., 9 Bridge Hill Lane, 1.05 acres, May 18, $2,475,000.

Millstone Homes L.L.C. to Millstone 586 L.L.C., 586 Millstone Road, 4.59 acres (vacant), May 9, $1,175,000.

Alev Equities by referee to Retained Realty Inc., 8 Shady Path, 1.05 acres, June 5, $2,576,300.

CVR First L.L.C. to H. and L. Rothberg, 71 Birchwood Lane, .71 acre, May 24, $2,986,900.

 

EAST HAMPTON

Christopher Walsh
July 19, 2017
As of its soft opening on July 10, East Hampton has a new purveyor of beer, soda, juices, mixers, and other goods. Sam’s Beverage Place, at 29 Race Lane, is the bright and inviting retailer that now occupies the former Pritam and Eames furniture store.

As of its soft opening on July 10, East Hampton has a new purveyor of beer, soda, juices, mixers, and other goods. Sam’s Beverage Place, at 29 Race Lane, is the bright and inviting retailer that now occupies the former Pritam and Eames furniture store. 

The “Sam” in Sam’s Beverage Place is Sam Iden, who is 23 and formerly worked at Peconic Beverage East in East Hampton (now Hampton Beverage). On Tuesday, he was at work with Thomas Burke, his assistant, and Kurt Moller, the store’s assistant manager. 

Star Staff
July 13, 2017
The seventh annual Hamptons Cottages and Gardens Innovation in Design Awards Gala, presented by One Kings Lane, will take place next Thursday at the Bridgehampton Tennis and Surf Club.

The seventh annual Hamptons Cottages and Gardens Innovation in Design Awards Gala, presented by One Kings Lane, will take place next Thursday at the Bridgehampton Tennis and Surf Club. 

Martha Stewart is the recipient of the 2017 Innovator Award, but all other winners for the eight categories will be announced at the awards ceremony. Categories include architecture, small spaces, interior, kitchen, bath, garden, and product design. Tickets are $275, or $260 for a table of 10, and can be purchased at cottages-gardens.com.

July 13, 2017
The prices below have been calculated from the county transfer tax. Unless otherwise noted, the parcels contain structures.

BRIDGEHAMPTON

North Barn Scuttle Hole to D. and B. Hampton Group, 2148 Scuttle Hole Road, 1.97 acres (vacant), May 23, $925,000.

Two Trees Farm Development to 8 Two Trees L.L.C., 8 Two Trees Lane, 1.8 acres, May 16, $8,000,000.

E. O’Neill to J. Williams, 267 Norris Lane, 1.2 acre (vacant), May 22, $1,000,000.

Polo Court L.L.C. to Allard and Neptune Trusts, 5 Polo Court, 2 acres, May 10, $7,750,000.

 

EAST HAMPTON 

K. and N. Vermandois to J. and H. Taylor, 25 Terry’s Trail, 2.27 acres, June 1, $2,100,000.

S. Gurka (by executor) to J. Sztorc, 10 North Cape Lane, .65 acre, May 31, $692,500.

M. and R. Tenniswood to Rebel Diamonds L.L.C., 50 Settlers Landing Lane, .46 acre, May 22, $1,075,000.

Jackie Pape
July 12, 2017
As daunting as it may seem to book a last-minute stay on the East End, one smartphone app is making it both possible and more affordable.

As daunting as it may seem to book a last-minute stay on the East End, one smartphone app is making it both possible and more affordable. 

One Night, a hotel booking app, offers the lowest possible rates for a given night by capitalizing on unbooked rooms in select hotels across the country. Now, with a recent expansion to the South Fork, anyone with the One Night app can book a stay in hotels from Southampton to Montauk, and even on Shelter Island. 

Carissa Katz
July 10, 2017
The East Hampton Village branch of People's United Bank, which had been slated to close in September, will remain open, the bank announced this week.

The East Hampton Village branch of People's United Bank, which had been slated to close in September, will remain open, the bank announced this week.

Customer feedback was the deciding factor, Howard Bluver, the New York market president for People's United, said by phone on Friday. Mr. Bluver was the C.E.O. of Suffolk County National Bank, which was acquired by People's earlier this year. After the deal closed, People's announced plans to close 13 former Suffolk County National Bank branches on Long Island, including the one in the village.

Star Staff
July 6, 2017
Kirna Zabete, a women’s fashion boutique in East Hampton, is busy getting ready for exclusive in-store happenings.

Kirna Zabete, a women’s fashion boutique in East Hampton, is busy getting ready for exclusive in-store happenings. Tomorrow through Sunday, Armarium, a luxury women’s clothing rental site, will take up shop there, and on July 21 and 22, Miaou Jeans will be on hand with new pieces to be showcased for the first time in the store. 

On July 28, the jewelry brand Of Rare Origin will join with the actress Candice Bergen to help customers personalize a selection of handbags. Events will continue practically every weekend through Aug. 17. The shop is at 66 Newtown Lane.

Star Staff
July 6, 2017
The prices below have been calculated from the county transfer tax. Unless otherwise noted, the parcels contain structures.

BRIDGEHAMPTON

Southwest Capital to S. Pomeroy, 2 Sea Farm Court, .5 acre, May 5, $1,800,000.

Two Trees Farm Development to K. Diamond, 14 Two Trees Lane, 1.8 acres, May 8, $7,400,000.

P. Tooker and C. Ward to M. Thomas, 47 Corwith Ave, .17 acre, May 19, $1,275,000.

County of Suffolk to M. Schulte, 53 Sunrise Ave, .15 acre (vacant), March 28, $115,000.

 

EAST HAMPTON

R. and B. White and to D. and L. Busker, 25 North Hollow Drive, .93 acre, May 5, $1,535,000.

W. Haney to 721 Hand’s Creek Road, 721 Hand’s Creek Road, 1.19 acres, May 8, $802,000.

J. and E. Lorell to M. and S. Kidd, 28 Springwood Way, .4 acre, May 22, $1,725,000.

Christopher Walsh
July 6, 2017
Eighty-three years after opening as the Jungle Inn, a Fort Pond Boulevard watering hole in Springs is once again a restaurant, a place to hear live music, and a community hub.

Eighty-three years after opening as the Jungle Inn, a Fort Pond Boulevard watering hole in Springs is once again a restaurant, a place to hear live music, and a community hub.

The Springs Tavern opened on March 30, succeeding Wolfie’s, an entrenched restaurant and bar for almost 30 years, from 1988 until its closing last year. Substantial renovation has yielded a brighter, airy atmosphere and the menu is reasonably priced, attracting a new, fast-growing clientele, fueled mostly by word of mouth, according to the owners, Dan and Charlotte DeSmet. While mounted flat-screen televisions are a nod to current times, the restaurant recalls an earlier, pre-Wolfie’s era.

Jackie Pape
June 29, 2017
Multimillion-dollar houses, lush gardens, and crystal-clear pools are ubiquitous in much of the Hamptons, and a new magazine promises to showcase some of the architects and interior, landscape, and pool designers who create them. The magazine is called End and it will present East End Design Awards in 12 categories. Submissions are due by Friday, July 7.

Multimillion-dollar houses, lush gardens, and crystal-clear pools are ubiquitous in much of the Hamptons, and a new magazine promises to showcase some of the architects and interior, landscape, and pool designers who create them. The magazine is called End and it will present East End Design Awards in 12 categories. Submissions are due by Friday, July 7.

“Basically, it’s an awards program for interesting design on the East End,” said Levi Shaw-Faber, the producer of the magazine. “There is an independent panel of judges who are really top designers in their respective fields.”

Christopher Walsh
June 29, 2017
A jewelry sale that was to be held Friday at Grey Gardens, the West End Road residence made famous by its connection to Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and a 1975 documentary about its inhabitants, has raised questions about the use of private houses for commercial ventures.

A jewelry sale that was to be held Friday at Grey Gardens, the West End Road residence made famous by its connection to Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and a 1975 documentary about its inhabitants, has raised questions about the use of private houses for commercial ventures.

Wednesday morning, East Hampton Village officials sent a cease-and-desist letter to American Express, which has rented the property, and the Sally Quinn Trust, which owns it, stating that such a sale would violate the village’s zoning code.

By the afternoon, the village had been advised that the sale will be relocated outside of village limits.

Star Staff
June 29, 2017
Goop, a lifestyle brand founded by the actress Gwyneth Paltrow, will open a summer pop-up in Amagansett on Saturday.

Goop, a lifestyle brand founded by the actress Gwyneth Paltrow, will open a summer pop-up in Amagansett on Saturday. 

Located at 145 Main Street in a 100-year-old cottage, goop MRKT (yes, that’s goop with a lower-case G) will be stocked with home and fashion goods, which will include resort, swim, beauty, and wellness items. “The design concept revolves around a general store re-imagined as goop’s summer residence, inspired by the idyllic, and slightly eccentric, estates and gardens of the English seaside,” according to a release.

• RELATED: Our Visit to Goop (or, Let Them Eat Tiny Toast)

Star Staff
June 29, 2017
This summer's second issue of EAST, The Star's seasonal magazine, takes you down back roads and around unexpected bends to uncover the secrets and back stories of what might easily be mistaken for fully mapped East End territory.

This summer's second issue of EAST, The Star's seasonal magazine, takes you down back roads and around unexpected bends to uncover the secrets and back stories of what might easily be mistaken for fully mapped East End territory. 

Jackie Pape
June 29, 2017
Today is the day that Uber, Lyft, and other “transportation network companies” can begin operating legally on the South Fork, as the result of a law approved in Albany earlier this month.

Today is the day that Uber, Lyft, and other “transportation network companies” can begin operating legally on the South Fork, as the result of a law approved in Albany earlier this month that removed them from local regulation, giving it instead to the State Department of Motor Vehicles.

The law effectively killed an East Hampton Town regulation that required every taxi company to maintain a local office, and another in Southampton Town that required drivers to have local permits.

Today is also the day that the big ride-hailing companies, which allow riders to use an app to summon cars and pay for rides, are undoubtedly going to discover local competition. A new service, TAHA Limo, an East Hampton company, is now an option, as is an app called Skedaddle.

Star Staff
June 29, 2017
The prices below have been calculated from the county transfer tax. Unless otherwise noted, the parcels contain structures.

AMAGANSETT

K and J of Amagansett L.L.C. to D. and S. Sonenberg, 14 Private Road, .44 acre, May 25, $3,050,000.

D. Thaler Family Trust to D. and J. Rothfeld, 11 Pond Park Place, 1.38 acres, March 27, $1,200,000.

J. O’Mara to D. and J. Limonius, 5 Deep Wood Lane, 1.87 acres, May 15, $272,180.  

R. Caudwell to Fantini 2006 Trust, 93 Schellinger Road, .55 acre, May 17, $1,400,000.

11 Hamptons Real Estate to P. Rosenblum and K. Tallon, 39 Hedges Lane, .32 acre, May 10, $5,495,000.

M. Pommier and C. Jensen to S. Rizzo, 83 Gardiner Drive, .14 acre, April 28, $1,750,000.

 

BRIDGEHAMPTON

M. Mott and T. Saposhnik to 1224 Sagg L.L.C., 1224 Sagg Road, 1.67 acres (vacant), April 25, $715,000.

Jackie Pape
June 28, 2017
From fishing to ferries, and now cruises, one longtime Montauk business seems to have a boat for all reasons.

From fishing to ferries, and now cruises, one longtime Montauk business seems to have a boat for all reasons. 

For the first time, this summer the Viking Fleet, which has been in Montauk since 1936, will offer four cruises for all ages every day, and unlike the other outings the fleet is known for, these will not be about fishing. 

“We wanted to try something altogether different,” Capt. Paul Forsberg, the fleet’s owner, said this week. “This is something that isn’t available in the town, and there’s a market for this.” 

Jackie Pape
June 23, 2017
On Saturday, the Yoga Shanti studio in Sag Harbor will host a "hemp hour" that will include a meditation session and a tasting of CBD hemp oil.

On Saturday, the Yoga Shanti studio in Sag Harbor will host a "hemp hour" that will include a meditation session and a tasting of CBD hemp oil.

CBD, or cannabidiol, hemp oil is an all-natural, plant-based supplement. Unlike medical marijuana products that typically have high concentrations of psychoactive tetrahydrocannabinol , or THC, CBD hemp oil contains only trace amounts of THC, meaning it does not cause a high, according to Medical Marijuana Inc.

Star Staff
June 22, 2017
Local Business Notes

Trunk Show at Grey Gardens

Jennifer Fisher will hold a jewelry trunk show on Friday, June 30, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the iconic Grey Gardens in East Hampton. The event, which is presented by Amex Platinum, will include various designs by Ms. Fisher, who has an online shop and one on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. Those wishing to attend have been asked to email rsvp@jenniferfisherjewelry.com. 

Grey Gardens, which is on the market for $18 million, was made famous by the documentary by the same name about Big and Little Edie Beale, whose story later inspired a movie and a musical. It is on West End Road. 

 

Windswept in Sag Harbor

Star Staff
June 22, 2017
The prices below have been calculated from the county transfer tax. Unless otherwise noted, the parcels contain structures.

AMAGANSETT

J. and K. Wirth to Venice II L.L.C., 154 Cranberry Hole Road, 1.53 acres, May 15, $3,900,000.

 

BRIDGEHAMPTON

Fairhills One L.L.C. to Sheffield Capital, 6 Shady Path, .95 acre, April 7, $4,050,000.

 

EAST HAMPTON

G. Doomany to S. Meyer, 197 Stephen Hand’s Path, .88 acre, April 18, $905,000.

D. Wilson to 13 Scallop L.L.C., 13 Scallop Avenue, .55 acre, April 27, $650,000.

Kruger Industrial Smoothing to DCAR L.L.C., 8 Albertine’s Lane, .67 acre, April 27, $2,400,000.

J. Chambers to M. Matza, 135 Bull Path, 1.93 acres, April 17, $1,559,000.

C. and M. Kane to Old NW Bird L.L.C., 41 Old Northwest Road, 4.66 acres, April 25, $2,035,000.

Joanne Pilgrim
June 22, 2017
Two laws adopted last Thursday revise the rules for restaurants and for retail takeout food shops, giving restaurants the ability to seek permission to accommodate more outdoor diners and legalizing seating in food shops.

While business owners face the onset of summer with plans to maximize their earnings in the busy season, the East Hampton Town Board has been seeking to head off some of the traditional summer headaches — community disruption caused by busy commercial establishments — as well as to ease up on some restrictions to businesses.

Two laws adopted last Thursday revise the rules for restaurants and for retail takeout food shops, giving restaurants the ability to seek permission to accommodate more outdoor diners and legalizing seating in food shops, many of which have long had spots for people to sit and nosh, in violation of the town code. 

Star Staff
June 15, 2017
Local Business Notes

Fancy.com at Montauk Beach House

This weekend the Montauk Beach House is hosting fancy.com, a New York e-commerce site, for a three-day shopping event showcasing various products and retailers across fashion, beauty, fitness, nutrition, home, and more. 

The photo-sharing web store and mobile app will have items on hand from such vendors as Parker NY, Neat Nutrition, Schiller Bikes, Red Carter, Jurlique, Bella Vita, DishesOnly, Kiwano, and LifeBEAM. Ric Pipino, a “celebrity hairstylist,” will be on hand to work his magic, too. 

The event will happen Friday from noon to 6 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Entrepreneur Award

Star Staff
June 15, 2017
The prices below have been calculated from the county transfer tax. Unless otherwise noted, the parcels contain structures.

AMAGANSETT

ARG SPV IV L.L.C. to Jasper Wolf L.L.C., 9 Southwood Court, 2.12 acres (vacant), April 28, $1,300,000.

M. Beldock (by executor) to Brohaus, L.L.C., 45 Abram’s Landing Road, .54 acre, April 27, $1,600,000.

 

BRIDGEHAMPTON

Merchants Path L.L.C. to 25 Merchants L.L.C., 25 Merchants Path, 1.84 acres (vacant), March 28, $850,000.

Hampton 30 L.L.C. to A. and M. Brody, 30 Chester Avenue, .33 acre, April 28, $3,432,000.

 

EAST HAMPTON 

C. Lipomi (by executor) to Beyond Builders Inc., 172 Springy Banks Road, .35 acre (vacant), April 14, $375,000.

J. Furth to T. Stack-Babich, 24 Duke Drive, 1.18 acres, May 4, $1,350,000.

Christopher Walsh
June 8, 2017
Fifty years after its opening, John’s Drive-In continues to serve the burgers, fries, milkshakes, and ice cream for which it is known and loved by residents and visitors alike.

As Montauk has witnessed profound change in recent years, characterized by the sale of family-owned businesses to individuals and corporations from out of town, a notable sign of consistency stands firm at the corner of Main Street and South Emery Street.

Fifty years after its opening, John’s Drive-In continues to serve the burgers, fries, milkshakes, and ice cream for which it is known and loved by residents and visitors alike. For the former, stepping inside the restaurant is akin to time travel: The menu is virtually unchanged from those of 10, 20, or 40 years ago, as are the seating and décor.

Star Staff
June 8, 2017
Local Business Notes

Chaser on Main

Chaser, a Los Angeles clothing brand, opened a new pop-up store at 75 Main Street in East Hampton Village. The brand describes itself as a “contemporary clothing line dedicated to the evolution of style” that mixes “European taste-makers with casual modernity.”

The East Hampton location is Chaser’s second retail store and its first on the East Coast, but it is in department stores and online at places like Shopbop and Revolve. The shop sells clothing for women, men, and kids. It will be open through October in East Hampton, Monday through Thursday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

 

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