Local Newspapers and magazines on the Mill House Inn Front Porch
OK, so we decided that was not exactly practical – there is just too much! Too many books, too many articles, too many movies, tv shows, blogs, newspapers, and magazines created in and about the Hamptons to put it in one source without using the Dewey Decimal System (you are dating yourself if you know what that is!).
So in this Blog, I will create a list of our most basic information sources: local newspapers, magazines & blogs – both online and off. Year to year, there are many others littering the sidewalks of East Hampton Village and the various black holes of the Internet, but these are the publications that so far have survived and that we find valuable:
The East Hampton Star
Founded in 1885, the East Hampton Star is our go-to newspaper for all things East Hampton. A literate and liberal but not partisan voice about all the happenings in East Hampton from the Police Blotter to Politics to Restaurant Reviews and more. (Wikipedia)
Since the 1960’s, Dan Rattiner has published a witty, irreverent and not always reliable (on purpose) free voice for the Hamptons. Although he sold the publication in 2007, Dan continues to write stories like the ongoing saga of the Hamptons Subway and host fabulous annual events like the Taste of Two Forks. (Wikipedia)
Edible East End
Launched by Brian Halweil in 2005, Edible East End is our favorite local publication, highlighting the importance of sustainable farming, artisan producers and farm-to-table restaurants and inns in our remarkable locale. (Brian Halweil Wikipedia)
Hamptons Cottages & Gardens
Hamptons Cottages and Gardens is a glossy magazine highlighting the very best in architecture, design, art & antiques, real estate & entertaining to the highly influential readership in the affluent Hamptons. We are particularly entertained by their commentary on the local real estate market. (Cottages-Gardens.com)
The East Hampton Independent
Created in the early 1990s by the original Mad Man himself, former advertising mogul Jerry Della Femina, as a foil to the more liberal East Hampton Star, the Independent has managed to maintain its integrity and sometimes acerbic voice under the ownership of billionaire investor Ron Perelman. (27East Article April 25, 2017)
27East, an online-only publication, has become our go-to source for calendar events and items of interest in the Hamptons. Its parent corporation, the Press News Group, also publishes a paper and/or subscription version of The East Hampton Press and The Southampton Press.
Sag Harbor Express
The Sag Harbor Express is an award-winning weekly newspaper that has served the South Fork of Long Island since 1859. It covers the news and events of the towns of East Hampton and Southampton as well as the communities of North Haven and Noyac and, of course, the beautiful historic village of Sag Harbor.
Hamptons Magazine, founded in 1998 by Jason Binn, has established itself as the most enduring of the Hamptons’ glossy magazines covering the who’s who and what’s new of the Hamptons. (Wikipedia)
The East Hampton Patch
The East Hampton Patch, a subsidiary of Patch Media Corporation, was founded in 2007 as one of 906 local and hyper-local news websites in the US, seeking to provide news and human interest stories, reported locally. (Patch Media Corporate Wikipedia)
Long Island Pulse
Long Island Pulse is a free magazine and online publication highlighting the arts, culture, music, dining, and leisure activities in Long Island.
Social Life Magazine
Social Life is a glossy magazine distributed for free in the Hamptons in-season, highlighting exactly what you would expect – the social life: parties, charitable events, and the luxury lifestyle targeted to the captive audience of high-net-worth and high-income individuals that summer on the East End of Long Island.
THE Real Estate News site with info on celebrity homes, houses for sale, open houses, real estate trends, and more. Sign up to receive updates on your favorite markets. (Curbed Wikipedia)
Hamptons Art Hub
All the latest on museum and gallery exhibitions, openings, art news, reviews, benefits, and more. Covering the Hamptons and New York City. Really good calendar of events. Check it out weekly to see what’s happening this week, and reviews of what just happened, in the Hamptons art world.
East End Taste – Hamptons Living with a Taste of Luxury Travel
One of the few Hamptons Blogs we have seen survive, East End Taste covers all things food and drink in the Hamptons and on the North Fork with a sprinkle of travel and refined style. They cover food-focused events, specialty food highlights and trends, and develop original recipes. (Spoiler Alert – this blog has featured the Mill House Inn several times.)
So that’s it for today, folks. Next week we will be back with your (not too late for summer if you read really fast) reading list. Your first assignment – Non-Fiction books.