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Hamptons International Film Festival

If I haven’t already persuaded you to visit The Hamptons this fall (see Art in the Hamptons and Summer’s Best Kept Secret), then hopefully the upcoming Hamptons International Film Festival, scheduled for October 13-17, will be enough to convince you. Tickets go on sale … Continue reading

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Art in the Hamptons

The Hamptons have a rich artistic heritage and there is no better time to visit than the early autumn when the foliage is beginning to change color and the natural beauty of the East End of Long Island is uncluttered by summer crowds. (See Summer’s … Continue reading

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Summer’s Best Kept Secret

September is summer’s best kept secret. The Summerfolk have gone and the kids have returned to school, leaving the East End of Long Island to the locals, the tradesmen and the retirees who’ve yet to flee south for the winter. The roads are … Continue reading

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Sammy’s Roumanian Steakhouse

For the grand finale of Family Time, we celebrated my mother’s birthday with some Jewish soul food at Sammy’s Roumanian Steakhouse on the lower east side of Manhattan. My mother grew up eating the kind of food they serve at Sammy’s, and it’s … Continue reading

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Chocolate

About a week after posting about my favorite ice cream, I received a delivery of incredibly good ice cream from a reader who felt that a mere comment would not adequately express the emotion he felt for his local creamery. It was a … Continue reading

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Sunset Bitch

Sunset Beach is the epitome of the worst aspects of summer in the Hamptons, arrogant, obnoxious and devoid of even the minimum standard for service. And it isn’t even in the Hamptons. It’s in Shelter Island, so you have to make … Continue reading

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