Tuesday, March 10, 2015


Winter siting of Hamtpons house hunters! 
So this week's weekend roundup is a day late.  What can I say, I was busy chipping ice from my walks and salting my driveway.     While we finally got out of single digits this past weekend and we qualified as a B-.     "We're still not seeing the kind of activity we should at this time of the year but it's still better than what we've seen the past few weeks,"  said one experienced agent.    
now have everyone on the verge of getting spring fever.   This in turn helped traffic this past weekend for Hamptons rental and sales.   While most of the activity was rental focused, there was definitely more interest in sales this past weekend than we've seen over the past polar vortex infused months.   Considering the lingering icy conditions and the snow this past weekend of agents and brokers I spoke to the first weekend

"They love the smell of low wafting bacon in the morning"
If you've ever flown across country you know how pilots love to point out landmarks like the Grand Canyon or St. Louis Arch, well when it comes the Hamptons it seems like the pilots enjoy getting as close a look as possible!  "Folks, look to your right and you can see Martha Stewart picking flowers." Well this Thursday evening, could it be a last call for boarding at East Hampton Airport?  Most definitely not but it does appear that things are going to be changing in some ways at HTO (FAA letters).  It will all begin at 4:30pm when The East Hampton Town Board will be listening to comments from all interested parties. Proposed are regulations to set late night, early morning and weekend restrictions on noisy aircraft coming and going.  

Currently there are no restrictions on when you can land or takeoff. If you want to wake up the entire East End with your giant Sikorsky helicopter (Hi Ira!) at four in the morning….you can.  Residents from all east end towns who are tired of rattling martini glasses and interrupted poolside conversations may finally get some relief after years of increased traffic to and from HTO.  And now that crowd-sorcerers like Blade are offering bargain basement rates you can expect the racket to increase even more unless the Town Board sets some limits.

What do you think? The East Hampton Town Board would like to know. You can email them and become part of the public comment at

Your new BFF!?
You can also watch the proceeding live on LTV but if you do you'd better have plenty of popcorn.  Helicopter pilots plan to show up en-masse to plead their case and residents from all East End towns are coming loaded for bear.  Local government in action!

Meanwhile, do you want to hang with a Hamptons "A-lister?"   Well here's your chance. is taking bids to see a performance of Arthur Miller's "All My Sons" and then have a meet and greet with it's star Alec Baldwin after the performance at Guild Hall in East Hampton.    You can get the details by clicking here because as you know with all these things there is always the fine print.   I have to say, I've always been a fan of Arthur Miller's "All My Sons" but will it be the same without Fred Mac Murray?   I also never understood what happened to the brother Mike from the first couple seasons.   

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wow ! Alec 'freakn' Baldwin. Where's my dcheckbook !!!!