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April 07, 2007
Everyone's been asking...Where did you go SpecHampton?
Did you fly away?
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I got an offer in the city that I couldn't refuse. Now I'll see ya on the weekends like the rest of the working stiffs!

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March 15, 2007
Open House Lollipop
Hamptons Real Estate Bottoms Out
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Story Here.

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January 27, 2007
SpecHampton Writers Threaten Walk-Out
Penny and Charlie Say...
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We're not writing another sentence until you clean this couch.

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January 12, 2007
Dolphins in East Hampton, Northwest Harbor
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So there were maybe 100 people there hanging out and watching the dolphins this afternoon. very nice vibe. lotta kids. This has nothing to do with real estate, obviously, but everyone loves dolphins.

Lotta Dolphins
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Click the pics to expand.

A Couple More
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The View Across to Barcelona Neck
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I got married on the beach just across the way.

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Sag Harbor Factory Conversion makes The Times
Bulova Watchcase Factory
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The Bulova condo conversion got picked up by the Times last Sunday. Overview: 1) Many Sag Harbor residents used to work there. 2) The new design will be old-school, high-end beautiful, and environmentally friendly. 4) Will be unique to the East End and will draw buyers, especially boaters. Story Here.  

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January 08, 2007
The "Wall St. Wishlist" to launch Monday, Jan. 15th!
Only one week until the Wall St. Wishlist premiere?!?!?
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I'm better get my ass out of this seat and start dancing for joy!

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January 02, 2007
Marty's Barber Shop in the New York Times
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Looks like the New York Times picked up on my coverage of Sag Harbor's Marty the Barber a couple of weeks ago. They did their own feature with a decidely more factual and sympathetic portrait of the man. Check out the story here .

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December 19, 2006
Marty's Shop Barber on Sesame Street
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So I'm watching Sesame Street with my daughter the other morning and a video clip of a street that looks strikingly like Main St. Sag Harbor flashes the screen for a few seconds. Cut to the inside of a barber shop, and lo and behold, it's Sag Harbor's Marty the Barber giving a kid a haircut! I knew it. The clip must be 10 or even 20 years old. And good old Elmo is narrating the clip about how this kid is getting a haircut from "Mario" the barber. Pretty cool right? MY daughter loves Elmo, so she was pretty into it.

Elmo in the Window
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The next time I was in Sag Harbor, I checked out Mario's window, and look, there are Elmo stickers! Mario loves Elmo just like my daughter does.

Wait a Second...
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Upon closer inspection, it seems that Mario doesn't like kids at all? What happened to sour Mario on kids? And why is he working so few hours? Something tells me Mario won't be around for the long haul.

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November 09, 2006
Linky Link Time

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October 06, 2006
Link Time
  • Summer selling season wrap-up from "The Real Deal"
  • State of the market in the "Deeds and Don'ts" section of "HC&G"
  • The sometimes lame and sometimes informative real estate section of "hamptons.com"

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August 11, 2006
Corcoran Buys Allan Schneider
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Schneider's home page this morning

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July 18, 2006
This American Life

On June 23rd, NPR re-broadcast a "This American Life" episode from June of 2000 featuring an unusual Sag Harbor real estate deal gone awry. The deal involved Ned Newhouse of the classical music store that bears his name at the top of Main St. You can listen to the episode at the link above by entering "Deal of a Lifetime" into the "search this site" box.

More after the jump...

read on ... "This American Life" »

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July 15, 2006
Commercial Space to Rise at 34 Bay St. in Sag Harbor

Sag Harbor's Architectural Review Board approved Stephen and James Loeffler's plan for a brick office building to be built at the old gas station at this lot on the bay. I caught a glimpse of the mock-up; looks beautiful. Should be a nice improvement from the current state of this lot, and hopefully it won't adversely effect what is generally a good area for parking.

It's right down the street from the American Legion/Dockside Restaurant

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