Tag Archives: Long Island

Hamptons Show House 2016

From the outside, this year’s Hamptons Show House looks very much like so many of the $5 to $20 million properties for sale on the East End. There are the lawns, the pool, the tennis court, the decks set up … Continue reading

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On (and Off) Dune Road

It was “just another” bike ride along Dune Road from Westhampton Beach to East Quogue—viewing various houses from the sublime to the ridiculous—when I spotted a path leading through the protected marshland. I got off my bike and began to … Continue reading

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A Family Farm in the Hamptons

When you think of the Hamptons, do you think of boldface names, private jets, multi-million-dollar mansions, and parties you’re not invited to? Think again. Off Route 27, there’s a whole ’nother side of the Hamptons. Drive slowly and you’ll see … Continue reading

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Hamptons Designer Show House 2014

This year’s Hampton Designer Show House seems like its made for a huge extended family that entertains lots of guests. There are so many comfortable, inviting sitting areas that, say, you had a book in one hand and a drink … Continue reading

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The Un-Hamptons

“The Hamptons (the South Fork of the East End of Long Island) is where you go to be seen. The North Fork is where you go to hide out.” So I’ve heard. Maybe not to hide out, but to truly … Continue reading

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The Lost Tomato

The last patch of snow has finally melted off the lawn and the seed and plant catalogs are arriving in our mailbox daily. Having been disappointed over the years by bare-root perennials ordered from catalogs, I prefer going to nurseries … Continue reading

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MORE Gardens in the Hamptons: Where the Signs Say “Welcome”

The Hamptons are a land of high hedges and closed gates, as well as of open vistas of fields and water. It can easily seem as if most gardens there are off-limits to the average visitor, who can occasionally catch … Continue reading

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In the Hamptons: from the Madoo Conservancy to Marders

Sagaponack: The Madoo Conservancy The abstract-expressionist painter Robert Dash (b. 1934) has spent the past 44 years transforming two acres of Sagaponack farmland into an original, quirky maze of garden follies and styles. The property, the Madoo Conservancy, at 618 … Continue reading

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Three Remsenburg Gardens

Cottage Garden Riding your bike around, waving at people working in their beautiful gardens, and hopping off to say hello and admire their handiwork is a good way to make new friends, learn a lot, and see places you wouldn’t … Continue reading

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Take a Stand on Farm Stands

Don’t leave the Hamptons without stocking up at one of the farm stands. And while you’re out there, please support community agriculture by cooking and eating what the local farmers grow. Route 27 between Southampton and East Hampton is dotted … Continue reading

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Garden Visits in the Hamptons

Yesterday I had the opportunity to visit some spectacular private gardens in the Hamptons. My first stop was the Bridgehampton estate of Louise and Leonard Riggio. He’s the founder and chairman of Barnes and Noble and the former chair of … Continue reading

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