Montauk—with its wild dunes, walk-up hamburger joints and grainy seafood hovels—has long been the sleepier and slightly shabbier sister of nearby Southampton and East Hampton proper. But the decrees that govern New York City real estate also govern its summer havens, so what was once passé now cashes in on ... More
A round-up of stores, both new and established, offering something special this season
Mecox GardensSituated on three acres in lovely Southampton, Mecox Gardens’ founding location will play host this summer to a unique “pool house” installation erected by Cocoon9, Chris Burch’s new prefab home design and construction company. Visitors to the store will be able to tour one of the venture’s prefabricated ... More
These buzzy boîtes prove that the East End is a year-round dining destination
Chef Eric Miller’s favorite thing about East Hampton’s Bay Kitchen Bar (39 Gann Road; baykitchenbar.com) is easy to see. “It’s got the best view on the East End,” he says. Guests also love the vista, which complements Miller’s seafood menu whether it’s August or October.
While most ... More
As the real estate boom hits a once-sleepy Hamptons village, locals and newcomers alike are determined to protect the area's unique atmosphere
The best thing about Sag Harbor, longtime habitués agree, is not how much the town has changed but how much it hasn’t: Main Street still has an old-fashioned pharmacy and pizza parlor, plenty of places to buy pre-faded T-shirts and nautical tchotchkes and a variety store that stocks everything from ... More