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Star staff
July 16, 2014

AMAGANSETT
H. Sheldon to G. Merck, 476 Montauk Highway, 3.3 acres (vacant), May 12, $2,000,000.
E. Lee to S. and I. Khan, 128 Central Avenue, .26 acre, May 12, $1, 400,000.

BRIDGEHAMPTON
F. and L. Sumavielle to P. and J. Wood, 24 Tansey Lane, .57 acre, May 2, $1,100,000.
HDE Properties Inc. to 34 Sunrise L.L.C., 34 Sunrise Avenue, .28 acre, May 9, $775,000.
L. Greenblatt to A. and L. Ratner, 58 Norris Lane, .73 acre, May 6, $1, 620,000.

Star staff
July 9, 2014

Denison Yacht Sales has announced that the Montauk Yacht Club will be the site of its newest office. Joe Laundrie, a Denison yacht broker and Long Island native, will head the Montauk branch, which will specialize in selling large motor yachts and sportfishing yachts.

The Montauk Yacht Club has a 232-slip “mega yacht” marina that can accommodate vessels of up to 225 feet in length with a 12-foot maximum draft.

Star staff
July 9, 2014

AMAGANSETT
E. Kelly to J. and M. DeRose, 24 Fox Hunt Lane, .5 acre, April 29, $900,000.
M. and J. Margulies to Beach Inn L.L.C., 171 Windmill Lane, 1.06 acres, April 3, $2,785,000.
J. and J. Claflin II to P. Devlin and E. Raabe, 30 Grove Street, .23 acre, May 6, $560,000.

BRIDGEHAMPTON
B. and N. Graboski to Galibier L.L.C., 457 Mitchell Lane, 1.5 acres, May 6, $3,000,000.
J. and S. Kelly to T. and D. Strazzini, 200 Ocean Road, .53 acre, May 9, $2,125,000.

Debra Scott
July 7, 2014

We've heard that sauvignon blanc pairs well with fish, but how about chardonnay mixed with prehistoric shark tooth jewelry?

Lieb Cellars East Hampton, the wine tasting room on Park Place in the Reutershan parking lot, is featuring different local vendors on July weekends. The pop-up for July 4th weekend was Fin Jewelry, fine jewelry made of shark teeth and gold by Bella Ornaf, a Montauk shark wrangler, and Whalebone Creative, purveyors of handmade goods inspired by the original Montauk culture.

Star staff
July 2, 2014

BRIDGEHAMPTON
Butter Lane Farm L.L.C. to Coppelia Rose Farmland, 9 Cody Way, 1.26 acres (vacant), April 24, $1,000,000.
HDE Properties Inc. to M. Shulte, 49 Sunrise Avenue, .15 acre, April 28, $1,035,000.
77 SCH Street L.L.C. to D. and A. Abrams, 77 School Street, .51 acre, April 24, $2,700,000.

EAST HAMPTON
S. Leon (by devisee) to Hampton Dream Properties, 15 Tub-Oarsman’s Road, .09 acre, April 7, $15,000.
Hampton Dream Properties to S. Jones, 128 Queen’s Lane, .28 acre, April 10, $160,000.

Lucia Akard
July 2, 2014

In a town where it sometimes seems that every new store is a one-summer pop-up, Tiina Laakkonen, owner of Tiina the Store in Amagansett, is not interested in “fast food or fast fashion.” She just wants to sell clothes. Not fashion, just clothes. 

Debra Scott
July 1, 2014

For visitors without cars, residents who want to help alleviate traffic, or those who want an affordable solution to drinking and getting around, the Hamptons Hopper has hit the road.

Last week marked the maiden journey of the "retro chic" shuttle bus that bills itself as a mode of both “transportation and socialization.” The service, with a fleet of sea-green converted school buses, utilizes a mobile app for iPhone (and soon Android) to let riders see where the stops are and when to expect its arrival.

Debra Scott
July 1, 2014

It made sense when Vineyard Vines, a shop known for preppy apparel, opened in Southampton, land of the Bathing Corp., Meadow Club, and assorted world class golf courses.  Having just opened a pop-up store on Main Street in East Hampton Village, the jury is still out on how well it will do in the burgh that is home more to Hollywood types and artists than socialites.

Debra Scott
July 1, 2014

Another installment in our sampling of East Hampton shop prices this summer. Prices speak for themselves.

Debra Scott
June 27, 2014

First West Elm, an edgy furnishings chain, opened this spring in Water Mill. Then ground was broken on land in Wainscott for a Home Goods branch, the discount home décor adjunct of T.J. Maxx.

Debra Scott
June 27, 2014

Regina Kravitz, a veteran fashion designer, has partnered with Stitch, a Southampton boutique and tailor shop where her contemporary Hamptons line called ReginaKravitz for Stitch will be available.

Star staff
June 25, 2014

AMAGANSETT
Bide-A-Wee Home Association to Town of East Hampton, 2052 Montauk Highway, 1.9 acres (vacant), April 23, $187,500.
Cummings School to Town of East Hampton, 2052 Montauk Highway, 1.9 acres (vacant), April 23, $75,000.
HIAS Inc. to Town of East Hampton, 2052 Montauk Highway, 1.9 acres (vacant), April 23, $112,500.
Yeshiva University to Town of East Hampton, 2052 Montauk Highway, 1.9 acres (vacant), April 23, $187,500.
Animal Rescue Fund to Town of East Hampton, 2052 Montauk Highway, 1.9 acres (vacant), April 23, $187,500.

Debra Scott
June 24, 2014

Each summer dozens of fitness studios come . . . and go at season’s end. That’s one reason to take notice of Elements Fitness Studio. Opened in July by Andrea Fornarola Hunsberger, a dancer, the bright space on East Hampton’s Newtown Lane with mirrored walls and ballet barres is here to stay year round. The other reason is its focused selection of challenging workouts.

Debra Scott
June 19, 2014
For the most part, on the South Fork anyway, agents got to their present positions by way of first careers.

Most people don’t grow up thinking, “I want to be an astronaut, but if that doesn’t work out I’ll be a real estate agent.” For the most part, on the South Fork anyway, agents got to their present positions by way of first careers. Some started as models. Think: Beate Moore, Jane Gill, Angela Boyer-Stump, and John Healey. Some began in marketing; Gary DePersia is a prime example. Quite a few were in teaching, finance, or the arts. There is probably only one former anchorwoman.

Star staff
June 18, 2014

The Bliss Sleep Center on the corner of Montauk Highway and Hayground Road in Water Mill is opening a Bliss Baby Store next door. The company is extending its nontoxic line of organic mattresses, bedding, and sustainable wood furniture to include mattresses and bedding for infants, as well as sustainable wood cribs and toys.

Debra Scott
June 17, 2014

The gentrification of Montauk continues apace.

The Ocean Beach Resort on Emerson Avenue, which was built in 1982, has been rebranded into the Montauk Blue Hotel. The transformation has given the oceanfront property an updated look with rooms, designed by Pentagram, a global design firm, sporting peppy blue and white furnishings and nautical stripes – what a press release describes as “seaside chic.” 

Debra Scott
June 17, 2014

The crew at East Hampton Gourmet Food, an 18-year-old wholesale-retail catering company and bakery off Newtown Lane, are working day and night to prepare enough gluten-free crisp bread to wow some 300 judges. Their lentil-rice crisp bread with sesame pink salt has been nominated for the food industry’s prestigious SOFI Award, an acronym that stands for specialty outstanding food innovation. The awards honor members of the Specialty Food Association who “represent culinary innovation across America and around the globe,” according to its website.

Debra Scott
June 14, 2014

This is the first in an ongoing accounting of what's for sale in East Hampton Village this summer and how much it costs. Here are samples of merchandise available this weekend on Newtown Lane. Prices speak for themselves. 

Debra Scott
June 13, 2014

The South Fork chain comprised of four Golden Pear Cafes do “very well,” according to Keith Davis, the company's president. But rather than be limited strictly to retail sales, Mr. Davis has gone “outside the box” to expand his brand by launching a wholesale business. This spring he introduced a line of edible products from -- from coffees to “farm stand jellies.” They are carried by the cafes and King Kullen’s Wild by Nature.

T.E. McMorrow
June 11, 2014

The gold rush began in earnest in the fall of 2007, Ed Dressler, the general manager of the London Jewelers store in East Hampton, said last week. The stock market went into freefall at about the same time as the real estate bubble burst. “We bought more gold in one month than we did in the previous 12 years, combined,” he said. “People were going through their things, finding that they had money sitting there.”

Star staff
June 11, 2014

AMAGANSETT
E. and S. Babbitt to Plaza Oriente L.L.C., 62 Fresh Pond Road, 2.8 acres, April 4, $1,775,000.
G. Mata to T. and K. Fagerland, 40 Grove Street, .14 acre, March 19, $450,000.

BRIDGEHAMPTON
CVR First L.L.C. to W. Koral (landlocked, vacant), April 3, $45,000.
CVR First L.L.C. to D. Suskind (landlocked, vacant), April 3, $45,000.

EAST HAMPTON
R. Fleming (by executor) to Sire Cove Hollow, 51 Cove Hollow Road, .92 acre, April 9, $875,000.

Debra Scott
June 5, 2014

Hilaria Baldwin, wife of Alec Baldwin, both Amagansett residents, has joined the ranks of celebrity fashion designers. The yogini, new mother, and correspondent for EXTRA TV, has partnered with Lexington Clothing  Company, a Stockholm “lifestyle brand” with 55 stores globally, including one on Main Street, East Hampton. The “Hamptonite capsule collection” launched this week in the local store, an outpost in Greenwich, Conn., and online. It will be available in all the Lexington stores.

Debra Scott
June 5, 2014
Security systems on the South Fork range from a simple alarm system to armed bodyguards.

If you read the polic