Hamptons Cheat Sheet: Olivia Benson confronts “Law & Order” in zoning dispute, Shelter Island hotel for sale … & more

East Hampton refuses to let “Law & Order” star off the hook for illegal treehouse There shall be law and order when it comes to zoning in East Hampton — even for “Law & Order” star Mariska Hargitay. The East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals denied Hargitay a variance that would have allowed her […]

Zillow buys the MLS of the Hamptons

New York City isn’t enough for Zillow — it’s taking on the Hamptons too. Under its StreetEasy subsidiary, the real estate database company acquired prominent Long Island real estate portal Hamptons Real Estate Online, or HREO. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, according to Investopedia. As part of the acquisition, Zillow will also own […]

Hamptons Cheat Sheet: Lil Montauk resort sells for $10M, Southampton hunters up in arms … & more

Montauk’s Oceanside Beach Resort just sold for $10M The sunny little motel at 626 Montauk Highway is in for a transformation. Developer and restaurateur Jon Krasner acquired the 30-room property for $10 million last week in an off-market deal, the East Hampton Star reported. Jack Botero of BlackBrick brokered the transaction. Krasner told the East […]

Hamptons Weekly Roundup: Barbara Goldsmith’s pad hits the market, more resi development in Amagansett? … & more

Stalled preservation push may mean more resi development in Amagansett  Long-time East End residents the Bistrian family say they have “no choice but to proceed” with residential development on 30 acres of Amagansett farmland after a whopping 35 years of failed preservation negotiations with the town. The land in question lies just north of the hamlet’s Main Street and […]

The Real Deal’s Hamptons Market Report is live!

It’s summertime, so, as the song goes, living is easy in the Hamptons. Yet the East End’s real estate scene is far more complex than the popular vision of it as a rarefied sandy playground for the rich and famous. The South Fork — with its oceanfront mansions emulating Jay Gatsby’s — is comprised of affluent villages and unincorporated hamlets […]