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Oprah Winfrey Network To Air Special About Hamptons Beach Community

Nicole Barylski

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The show will explore one of America's most exclusive beach communities. (Photo: Nicole Barylski)

A new hour-long special, "Sag Harbor," is set to debut on Oprah Winfrey's OWN on Sunday, January 25th at 10 p.m. According to the Oprah Winfrey Network, the show will explore one of America's most exclusive and historically significant African-American beach communities.

"Sag Harbor" will feature current homeowners, including restaurateur, model, author, and television personality B. Smith. It will also take a look at how sky rocking real estate prices throughout the three bay front areas of Azurest, Ninevah and Sag Harbor Hills are affecting the younger generations living in the East End Village.

According to OWN, the idyllic Hamptons hamlet was established as a refuge from racism in the early 20th century. As the cost of living in the tight knit enclave rises, the once all African-American neighborhood is now struggling to hold on to its identity. While for many, inheriting a cottage from a family member would be a blessing, but high prices in the Hamptons is making it difficult for some millennials to prosper. As property titles are passed along to the younger generation, they are then left with a complicated choice. Should they sell the nostalgic house full of family memories? Or keep it and struggle to survive?

"Sag Harbor" profiles a community at a crossroads, but also one that truly values celebrating life, family and tradition notes OWN. Michael Hirschorn, Wendy Roth, and Toby Oppenheimer served as excutive producers with co-executive producer Troy Roberts. The special was produced by Ish Entertainment.

For more information, visit www.oprah.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 (Lisa DiRaddo) from Oswego says::
Why not enjoy your financial blessings being at the best places in the world. I enjoy the beaches and lighthouses. Give me Maine Arundel Inn room #2 any day looking at the Atlantic Ocean so romantic.
Apr 28, 2015 12:13 am

Guest (Sally Craner) from Prescott AZ says::
The Hamptons including Sag Harbor has risen in cost of living and taxes to a degree most people have had to relocate. The rich and famous have taken it over - it's the same situation black or white - there is no racism in the greed the rich have imposed on the area!!!
Jan 15, 2015 6:38 pm

Guest (Rae) from Suffolk says::
Been living in the east end area since 1948 this is so ridiculous there has never been racism it's just so laughable I agree black or white it's very difficult to keep your home because the taxes are so out of site black white or technicolor are moving out it has nothing to do with color but everything with affordabilty
Jan 9, 2015 9:32 pm

Guest (Jim) from NYC says::
Excellent book about this Colson Whitehead "Sag Harbor"
Jan 6, 2015 9:14 am


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