comes and the summer folks who frequent the Hamptons head to their homes, their careers and their schools. The traffic of Labor Day on west Route 27 always has many vehicles loaded with bicycles, surfboards, kayaks, and beach chairs. The summer people leave not because the summer magic of the Hamptons is over but because the circle of their lives leads them out of the Hamptons.
For me personally that rotation ended in 2003. I just stayed and just never drove west. That is a story for another article because this column is all about the majesty of the Hamptons in September.
Last week it was 90 degrees and I went to Atlantic
Beach in Amagansett. I parked right up by the edge of the trail and walked over the dune down towards the beach. There were only about 50 people visible. The sounds of the waves crashing into the surf and gulls reveling was all you could hear. When I went in for a swim I was alone, it was quite different then Labor Day weekend, that's for sure.
I took my wife, Cindi, for dinner last Wednesday to World Pie in Bridgehampton. This was after she did a Tarot Card party in Sag Harbor. When we went into the establishment the hostess said, "Pick any table." After we were seated within a second we had one waiter pouring water, one bringing bread while still another took our drink order. We usually wait perhaps ten minutes for such service during the season.
After my daily sunset sails in Gardiner's Bay I enjoy a nice hot macchiato at the East Hampton Village Starbucks
. However during the season, finding nearby parking then waiting on a line while people think, decide, think again, then order sometimes makes getting the coffee an ordeal. Lately I have been parking right in front of Starbucks and when I enter I am usually next to be served.
Then we come to the favorite topic of everybody who lives, visits, works or vacations in the Hamptons: the traffic! I never travel east on Route 27 between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m. or west on Route 27 between 5 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. ever in any season on weekdays. There is always a parade of traffic at those times. However other than that after Labor Day driving is pleasant with just a few limited "situations" that might make your blood pressure rise.
For the golfers and tennis players the best tee times and court time in post Labor Day September now are always doable. Even weekends are tame compared to those disappointing phone calls when you cannot tee off or get on a court when your schedule allows.
Lastly let me address the absolute beauty of the East End in September. You can drive on your favorite "country roads" as farm crops are being harvested right off the ocean. The scenic farm stands located at quaint intersections are loaded with fresh produce. The tone is so laid-back and the off-season feel is just so relaxing. The many beaches while always beautiful are now so personal because there are with only a handful of sun and sea bathers. The locals I know personally claim this time is what they consider the true essence of their hometown.
As I was sailing in from Gardiner's Bay, Sunday Labor Day evening after sunset, it seemed every light of every home on Hedges Wall was on. Then when I entered 3 Mile Harbor the same was true but the effect was even more intense with the homes so closer together. The harbor had a Christmas lights on Christmas Eve feeling and it was magical. Last night when I came in after the sunset only one out of ten homes had the lights on. Under a carpet of bright stars along with a crescent moon that too had a magic affect one that personifies September in the Hamptons.
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Southampton Masonry has been serving Long Island's masonry and tile needs since 1975. Delivering quality products from Manhattan to Montauk for over three decades. The company's continued success is due primarily to their number one priority: customer satisfaction, with a promise of prompt and courteous service from the professional, knowledgeable staff.
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Hamptons luxury real estate specialist for 33 years, Andrea Ackerman offers outstanding expertise in the field.
Hamptons luxury real estate specialist for 34 years, Andrea Ackerman offers outstanding expertise in the field. Trusted, experienced and successful, Andrea has solidified herself as the go-to broker of the Hamptons and a wholehearted advocate for her clients. A pioneer in the real estate industry on the East End of Long Island, she is driven by her passion for the business. Andrea is based in the Bridgehampton office of Brown Harris Stevens as a licensed real estate associate broker and consultant.
Formerly, a principal partner and Senior Director at Brown Harris Stevens, Andrea now assists in developing their corporate strategy for the Hamptons region, advising other brokers and sales associates, as well as being one of the top producers and listors.
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Southrifty Drug is a small, neighborhood pharmacy with limited shelf space, and we have to be very selective about which over-the-counter items we carry. As a result you'll find a no nonsense concentration of very effective, high quality and useful products on our shelves. In this new section, we feature a number of these products that we feel are especially worthy of your consideration.
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Calissa is Mykonos in the Hamptons.
Our menu focuses on seafood and Greek dishes such as salt baked fish, seafood pasta and Mediterranean mezze. Our wine list has been awarded The Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator and boasts the largest selection of rosé in the Hamptons. The name Calissa is derived from the brightest constellation in the summer sky.Our sister restaurants in New York are Amali and Bar Marseille, opening 2020 in the Rockaways. Calissa offers private dining spaces for groups from 10 to 300 people. To plan your next wedding, corporate event or gathering, please email email@example.com. 1020 MONTAUK HIGHWAY, WATER MILL
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Long Island Cares, Inc.
While distributing nutritious food to our Nassau and Suffolk County neighbors is the heart of Long Island Cares, we’re more than just a food bank. We’re one of the region’s most comprehensive hunger assistance organizations, and there are many other ways we can help you and your loved ones.