It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, No it’s YOUR NEIGHBOR…. and is Scuttle Hole the new L.I.E.?

Forget the privet hedge, drones are here!

Sure Martha Stewart loves her Drone according to Time Magazine but do her neighbors?    Yes, one man’s toy is another man’s torment and here in the Hamptons is no exception.    Sources have told me one high powered Hamptons resident has taken his/her  Hatfiled/McCoys situation with his/her next door neighbor to a new level.    This person is apparently buzzing the neighbors yard and taking pictures of sunbathing guests and family.   Yes these poor residents now are being harassed by a techno-voyeur!  While they haven’t reported anything to the police (Duh, who wants to end up in the police blotter) they have been soliciting help from landscapers, housekeepers etc on shooting that puppy down!   So forget the deer cull everyone, we’re hunting drones!

Meanwhile, as local towns continue to crack down on Realtors and their signs (smaller, smaller, smaller) locals have also started complaining about the proliferation of builder/contractor signs.  Yes, real estate is the best form of advertising and that’s why some local firms are leaving their signs up on homes that are not even on the market!    Take Scuttle Hole Rd. in Bridgehampton for example where one contractor has had a sign up for nearly 3 years and the property isn’t even for sale!    There’s also a similar situation on Ocean Rd. in Bridgehampton where one of my friends quipped, “it’s starting to look like the LIE before the Midtown Tunnel!”  Make fun of Realtors and our obsession with signs if you’d like but at least we limit ours in size and duration!  Shouldn’t a home actually be under construction or on the market for a sign to be put up?  Yeah, that one big guy out here has signs everywhere but he doesn’t leave them up for 2 years after the house sells!!!  I’m just saying! By the way, don’t even get me started on those pop up signs for the “Our drivers your car” signs on every corner!


Forget the Piping Plover… is there a NEW endangered species in the Hamptons??!

Let’s face it… we live in a one horse town out here! One horse in the sense that it’s a one industry town. An industry where you keep your friends close and your enemies closer! Well the publisher at Hamptons Cottage and Garden made a lot of friends last week and even more enemies. The reason, a full issue that consisted almost entirely of Corcoran ads. I’ve spoken with a couple brokers from all the companies and they’ve pretty much said the same thing, “who would advertise in HC&G now?!” Now if you look at the last issue and compare it to Jason Binn’s Hamptons Magazine, the Corcoran stunt in my assesment was a last ditch effort at life support. Fourth of July through the end of the summer, most magazines are ripe with ads and articles perfect for your coffee table. If you take a look at the current issue which was post “C” issue, it was more of a leaflet than a magazine. HC&G used to be a great magazine and still is in some respects. I’m just wondering how they can stick around? By the way, I keep seeing new magazines tossed everywhere. ENOUGH! Between Dan’s, Hamptons, HC&G and the papers, how much can you read on one weekend?! But of course you’ll always have time for my blog! Hello? HellOOOOO!? Does anyone read this anyway???!