Last summer, residents of Montauk were not pleased with the continual rowdiness that engulfed "The End." This year, East Hampton police and town officials set out to deter that rambunctious behavior, and it seems as though their efforts have paid off.
"This Memorial Day weekend experience for vacationers and residents was laid-back and fun, the qualities that personify Montauk as a vacation spot for families," noted Paul Monte
, President of the Montauk Chamber of Commerce
Over the holiday weekend, not one commercial noise complaint was received and overcrowding, which has been a major problem in past summers, was also not an issue.
"The beaches looked spectacular--better than ever--our guests enjoyed themselves, there was a good vibe throughout," said Steve Kalimnios, general manager of Royal Atlantic
Resorts hotel. Located seaside, the hotel is adjacent to a beach bar
and nightspot where "there was calm, summertime music."
Additionally, it was a successful start of the season for The Point. The popular restaurant and nightlife spot hosted "a relaxed, happy crowd whether for lunch which was packed with families or in the evening when the music rocks for the night revelers," explained Glen Welsch, owner.
The annual Montauk Artists Association
Art Fair on the Village Green, a beloved holiday weekend tradition, attracted large "crowds out enjoying the beautiful weather," according to Anne Weissman, artist and manager of the event.
A larger police presence helped ensure that music levels and hours, and safety misdemeanors were enforced. "The level of enforcement, cooperation of businesses and visitors resulted in a successful and safe weekend in Montauk," added Larry Cantwell, Supervisor of the Town of East Hampton.
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
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