Business

   When he started East Hampton Vacuums 25 years ago on North Main Street, Martin O’Brien and his then-business partner, George Harvey, saw a niche that needed to be filled. “I always say, dirt is universal,” Mr. O...
 EAST HAMPTON Hesch L.L.C. to 2112 Huntting Avenue L.L.C., 35 Huntting Avenue, .62 acre (vacant), July 27, $1,300,000. Gardenia Partners L.L.C. to S. Golfinos, 156 Buckskill Road, 1.88 acres, July 9, $3,550,000. P. and D. Priolo to T. and...
Antiques Without the Dig     Nellie’s of Amagansett, an antiques store that specializes in American furniture, pictures, clothing, and collectibles, has announced a new collaboration with DECUR8, an online marketplace for...
AMAGANSETT Bananas, L.L.C. to L. and M. Greenfield, 31 Windmill Lane .24 acre (vacant), July 12, $580,000. EAST HAMPTON B. Blumberg to J. Castantine, 94 Hands Creek Road, .43 acre, July 12, $447,000. J. Forrester to D. Dinizio, 48 Miller...
   Robert Anderson, the head of security at the Sloppy Tuna nightclub in Montauk, has confiscated over 200 forms of fake identification so far this season, he said on Sunday. The expertise he has acquired during his 26 years as a full-...
Remember, No Tax!     State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle reminded parents this week as they shop for back-to-school clothes that New York State has repealed its sales tax on clothing purchases up to $110.     The...
AMAGANSETT R. Acker and J. Mannix Jr. to A. Hecker and K. Barberi, 106 Meeting House Lane, .46 acre, July 16, $1,800,000. EAST HAMPTON G. Friedman to J. Shelly, 137 Springs Fireplace Road, .25 acre, July 13, $275,000. S. Lester (by executor...
AMAGANSETT Fontanals and Rasmussen to J. and R. Larkin, 12 Acorn Place, 1.84 acres, July 3, $3,000,000. G. Tannenbaum and Brittis to M. and J. Haggerty, 68 Leeton Road, .34 acre, June 29, $1,300,000. G. Behr to H. Koplewicz, part of 169...

   “You guys are our favorite part of East Hampton!” said a satisfied customer of Hamptons Free Ride as she hopped into the back seat of one of the shuttles on its way back to town from the beach. And from the complimentary...
Eco-Chic     Sweet ’tauk, Montauk’s juice haven now in its second year of operations, will try its hand at sweetening up the hamlet’s fashions. A pop-up shop at its 34 South Etna Avenue store will show off Made in...
EAST HAMPTON C. and K. Johanson and Hand-Pike to P. Campanella and Reilly, 74 Sherrill Road, .16 acre, June 25, $715,000. G. and J. Fox Trusts to L. Walters, 2 Surrey Court, .76 acre, June 28, $1,415,000. M. and R. Lester by Referee to 24...
   Wherever she lives, Dana Forbes sets up a studio for her jewelry-making business. Right now that studio is in a sparely decorated, mostly white room in Montauk that is accented by her signature color, purple, on gift boxes wrapped in...
    It may be the second week of August, but it’s not too late to rent a house on the East End.     Depending on the firm, a search on a real estate company’s Web site will render between 400 to around...