Julian Schnabel's portrait of Vincent van Gogh in film is of a painter, not a madman. "Van Gogh was very good at painting, at connecting with nature, not so good with people. I do not think he was mad."
A year ago, the tiny Fowler house on Springs-Fireplace Road appeared ready to fall into ruin, despite having been declared a local landmark by East Hampton Town. Now restored, the 19th-century house stands ready to assume its rightful place in the telling of the story of the Montauketts.
A rare before-Thanksgiving snowfall that paralyzed New York City and northern New Jersey during the Thursday evening commute had a negligible effect on South Fork roads. Only a mix of heavy rain with occasional sleet was falling in East Hampton Village at 8 p.m. Thursday, and the electric utility, PSEG Long Island, reported only a handful of outages.
One certainly doesn’t hear many plaudits for chain stores, so learning that employees at the Home Goods and T.J. Maxx stores on the South Fork were “helpful and kind” when Daisy Dohanos and Nina Landi of North Haven approached them was positive news.
Five months after the Journey East Hampton hotel opened on Pantigo Road, its owner is seeking permission from the East Hampton Town Planning Board to install a bar on the premises, contending that it will be used strictly by guests and not the general public.
“We have people come to us for all different reasons,” Kristy LaMonda, an organizer of the annual community Thanksgiving dinner at the East Hampton Presbyterian Church, said this week, “and what I’ve found is the need people feel to volunteer is almost bigger than the needs of the people who need the food sometimes.”
The Transportation Security Administration will host a temporary "pop-up" T.SA. PreCheck enrollment center at Long Island MacArthur Airport in Ronkonkoma, allowing Long Islanders to enroll in the popular program.
With about 350 works — masterpieces and lesser-known works from Warhol's heyday and the years he was considered in decline — the exhibition, which opened Monday, celebrates the part-time Montauk artist for his entire oeuvre, not merely as the international Pop Art sensation.
Monday was the first really cold day of fall. Frost had formed overnight on lawns, but it was sunny. Victoria Bustamante picked me up and we were off to Caumsett State Park at the very northwest end of Suffolk County and the Long Island Sound. Once the estate of Marshall Field, complete with a dairy farm, it is now a beautiful 1,500-acre preserve with a local Matinecock Indian name meaning “place by a sharp rock.” The sharp rock was one of several glacial erratics left when the last advance of the Wisconsin glaciation swept down across the whole of northern America more than 10,000 years ago, creating the North Fork and the morainal line of Harbor Hills that runs along the Sound from Southold on the east to beyond Great Neck at the edge of New York City on the west.
Frank Ackley, who last was heard from a year ago, phoned the other day to say he and a doubles partner with whom he’d been playing for the first time had made it to the semifinals of the United States Tennis Association’s clay court championships recently in New Orleans.
Nick West, a former East Hampton High School soccer star, scored his 25th and 26th goals of the season Sunday as Messiah College, for which he plays, defeated Johns Hopkins 2-0 in a second-round National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III playoff game.
The Old Montauk Athletic Club was expected to receive about $5,000 from the proceeds of Saturday’s Brewathlon relay race in Montauk, a rowing, biking, running, rowing contest that originally was to have taken place at the Montauk Brewery on Oct. 27.