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Photos by Durell Godfrey
Two years ago, when the old Federal-Italianate residence at 6 Union Street in Sag Harbor finally escaped the years-long grip of bank foreclosures and landed in the hands of real estate developers, it was in a state of near collapse. Its windows were boarded, the front porch was in danger of caving in, and there was a hole in the roof of an addition at the back. The building, which is thought to date to the 1760s, has long been called the Morpurgo house, named for Annselm and Helga Morpurgo, the sisters who had lived in it, fought over it, and let it disintegrate over decades.
Isabel Carmichael
What she could possibly give her husband as a 25th wedding anniversary present was on Yusi Gurrera’s mind about a year and a half ago when she came up with a perfect solution. She would ask a friend who is a sculptor, James Grashow, who lives in Connecticut, to create something that would epitomize her husband’s main interest — fish.
Photos by Durell Godfrey
What she could possibly give her husband as a 25th wedding anniversary present was on Yusi Gurrera’s mind about a year and a half ago when she came up with a perfect solution. She would ask a friend who is a sculptor, James Grashow, who lives in Connecticut, to create something that would epitomize her husband’s main interest — fish.
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The prices below have been calculated from the county transfer tax. Unless otherwise noted, the parcels contain structures. Data provided by Suffolk Research Service of Southampton.
Jamie Bufalino
“That poor house, why doesn’t somebody buy it and fix it up?” That’s what Jennifer Georges kept thinking as she passed a small, two-story structure on Newtown Lane in East Hampton Village during the waning days of 2014. The only single-family house in the commercial corridor, it had been on the real estate market for years and was deteriorating.
Alex Lemonides
In its first summer, the Montauk Brewing Company sold about 535 barrels of beer to 17 restaurants, delivering the kegs by bicycle. Six years later, the company, founded by Montauk natives Eric Moss, Joe Sullivan, and Vaughn Cutillo, expects to sell about 40,000 barrels in hundreds of establishments.
Isabel Carmichael
After opening a flagship store in Manila and selling items from his Blue Carreon Home line at Bergdorf Goodman and other boutiques in this country, the brand’s founder, Blue Carreon, has opened a shop this summer in East Hampton’s Red Horse shopping complex.
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The prices below have been calculated from the county transfer tax. Unless otherwise noted, the parcels contain structures. Data provided by Suffolk Research Service of Southampton.
Carissa Katz
Fans of the world's most popular sport can find plenty of company at local bars and restaurants where televisions will be tuned live to the World Cup action in Russia. Topping the list is Rowdy Hall in East Hampton, where super fans can grab a seat each day starting at 11 a.m., and 10 a.m. once the top-16 rounds begin.
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The prices below have been calculated from the county transfer tax. Unless otherwise noted, the parcels contain structures.
Judy D’Mello
They look the same, smell the same, and taste the same, as industrial hemp and marijuana belong to the same plant species, the Cannabis sativa. But that’s where the similarities end, because comparing industrial hemp to marijuana is like comparing a portobello mushroom to a psychedelic one.
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The prices below have been calculated from the county transfer tax. Unless otherwise noted, the parcels contain structures.
Jamie Bufalino
A motel in East Hampton that once served as a de facto affordable housing complex is being transformed into a boutique hotel that is charging up to $907 for one night’s stay.
Isabel Carmichael
From cobalt blue to red to deep pewter, the colorful shoes passers-by will see in the window of Sabah, a small shopfront on Main Street in Amagansett next to Tack Trunk, are back this summer, still as a pop-up enterprise, but one that will be there for longer than last year, until Labor Day.