First issue I think we need to tackle in the Hamptons is what do we call it when you're unloading junk in front of your house?! We all see those signs all over the place advertising "estate sale" or "garage sale." Well in East Hampton they have something entirely new and unconventional and it's apparently called a "YERD SALE." I guess that's a fancy Hamptons way of announcing a "yard sale."
Meanwhile, in Southampton town landlords beware!! A few years ago they decided to require that landlord get a permit to rent their home. Local Law No. 40 went into effect in the areas of the Town of Southampton back in 2008. Well now some homeowners are being challenged in court by their tenants for partial or full rent refunds for various complaints from the pool heater doesn't get hot enough to the back yard had too much shade. But guess what, the tenants are winning because the landlord didn't get a permit. So if you're thinking about renting your house this summer in Southampton, make sure to get a permit and don't say we didn't warn you! And if you think I'm kidding about tenants complaining about things like shade guess again, it's a true one!
Finally, if you're depressed about the demise of Turtle Crossing in East Hampton take heart. There's a a new BBQ place coming to town. A big thank you to my friend at East Hampton Patch for the details. I was a big fan of the old Turtle Crossing before they got fancy. My expectations for this new establishment will be high especially since it's being opened by the former executive chef and BBQ expert of the "Crossing" Arthur Wolf and his wife Michelle.