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"This Is Montauk" Hopes To Remind Viewers Of The True Montauk

Nicole Barylski

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Recent antics in the tiny fishing village have angered many. (Photo: www.facebook.com)

Montauk has taken a bit of a hit in regards to its image this summer. From public sexcapades to parking nightmares to noise violations, some believe The End has been taken over by hipsters.

To show the Montauk that we all know and love still remains, the Montauk Chamber of Commerce has released "This is Montauk," a video showcasing the "magic" of Montauk. "This film shows the true Montauk for visitors," said Laraine Creegan, Executive Director of the Chamber. "We want people to see and experience Montauk the way we do."

Recent antics in the tiny fishing village have angered many. Nearly 300 residents attended a July 14th East Hampton Town Board meeting at Montauk Fire Department, to express their outrage about the growing out of control party scene in Montauk. "The Chamber is addressing the comfort and safety concerns of its residents and visitors by continuing to update its hospitality business members about town codes and by facilitating ongoing communication between business owners, visitors, residents and local government," said Paul Monte, President of the Chamber. "Additionally, the Chamber supports East Hampton Town Supervisor Cantwell as well as the members of the Town Board and the East Hampton Town Police in ensuring adequate police presence and enforcement efforts for town code violations as is necessary."

The Chamber wants to remind the East End community and visitors of the real Montauk. "It is a beautiful community with a unique character and a very special quality of life," said Creegan. "We are happy to share this magical place with our visitors and guests and encourage everyone when they visit to please respect the beauty and character of Montauk, a place we call home."

"This is Montauk" follows a local family, Charles, a commercial fishing boat captain, Abby, a yoga instructor and their three little ones. The family takes viewers on a journey that showcases some of their favorite Montauk activities like surfing, yoga on the beach, fishing off the dock, a ride on Charles' fishing boat, a trip to Deep Hollow Ranch, mini-golf at Puff 'n' Putt Family Fun Center, and a sailboat ride around Fort Pond. The film features stunning aerial views of Montauk's landscapes, seascapes and lighthouse.

Montauk native James Katsipis directed "This is Montauk," which includes cinematography by Nate Best and was produced by Tauk Is Cheap Productions.

To watch "This is Montauk," visit vimeo.com.

Nicole is the Editor-in-Chief of Hamptons.com where she focuses on lifestyle, nightlife, and mixology. She grew up in the Hamptons and currently resides in Water Mill. www.hamptons.com NicoleBarylski NicoleBarylski

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Guest (Dara) from lower Hudson Valley says::
Even though I lived fairly close to the east end for 35 years (in Coram) and worked at a number of east end venues, I never felt a part of the Montauk or east end community. The video is lovely, but my first thought is that my family and I could not afford most of the activities depicted there unless we had a home right on the east end or a hotel room for a vacation. We were locals, living within a 30 miles radius, but finding a part of the shoreline to enjoy watching the beautiful scenery that wasn't privately owned, finding a place to legally park that didn't cost a fortune, made it impossible to feel welcomed to this beautiful but exclusive place. Keeping "us semi-locals" away has always appeared to be the intent of these towns: drive through, work here occasionally, spend your money for a day trip, but don't get too comfortable here where you don't quite belong.
Jul 29, 2015 10:05 am

Guest (mike) from pa. says::
I visited montauk for the first time last week. The noise from the sloppy tuna can be heard from hundreds of yards away.
Jul 28, 2015 7:30 pm


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