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Nonresident parking permits for East Hampton Village beaches are selling briskly.
As of noon yesterday, some 600 permits had been sold since they were made available last Friday, said Sue Dayton, principal clerk at Village Hall. A total of 3,000 will be available, she said.
A relative newcomer to the hamlet was crowned at the fourth annual Mr. Amagansett pageant, held on Saturday night at Stephen Talkhouse.
Matt Schmitt, competing under the name Matt from the Meeting House, dashed out from that restaurant’s kitchen, just across Main Street, and onto the Talkhouse stage at the last minute to best the competition as $5,000 was raised for the Donald T. Sharkey Memorial Community Fund.
“I went down to Alphabet City a few weekends ago, saw a guy walking with a guitar, felt like this was a bygone era.”
That may sound like the opening lines of a song — and maybe it is — but in this context, Jamie Grubb, a Springs native, was musing about the state of rock ’n’ roll music, circa 2013.
“There are no new, 25-year-old, not-so-much-money musicians moving to the East Village. It’s too expensive,” he said.
“Boy, this is really a great city. I don’t care what anybody says, it’s really a knockout, you know?”
These words, along with the soaring melodies of “Rhapsody in Blue,” followed me as the Jitney rolled toward Manhattan. Pick up shoes left for repair three weeks earlier, collect rent from the tenant of my Brooklyn apartment, see a few friends — that was the plan. That, and a brief escape from the solitude of January in Amagansett.
Stevie Nicks charmed a capacity audience at the Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor on Sunday, where she discussed her 2011 album, "In Your Dreams," the making of which is depicted in "In Your Dreams - Stevie Nicks," which premiered at the Sag Harbor Cinema following her talk.