On The Beach Blog | March 2008

Saturday, March 29, 2008

HRW: Day 1

Westhampton Steak House (by Scarlett's out of Mechanics Hall) had gotten a running start on its Hamptons Restaurant Week promotion by a day, and some friends, in observance of our recent nuptials, invited us to dinner this evening for their HRW prix fixe menu. More...

Friday, March 28, 2008

Holistic Remedy Revealed

...and it's got bubbles in it! More...

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

A Sign of Disrespect

One in a series of cranky local rants...

I wasn't born here, but my mother was, in a house on Seafield Lane. When my father went off to North Africa in '42, we came here to live in the house my mother and grandmother built on family property in 1930, and I take both pride and comfort that my son is the fourth generation on the deed. More...

Sunday, March 23, 2008

WFL's Pre-Easter Surprise

On the eve of Good Friday, things didn't look so good for the Westhampton Free Library's $7,827,820 "raze and rebuild" project. While it had passed by a 4-3 margin in a public referendum last October, the second step, the proposed "18-month" temporary relocation, may not get past the Westhampton Beach Zoning Board of Appeals. More...

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Tough Night at the ZBA

The Village finally got Andrew "Buddy" Mazzio before the Zoning Board of Appeals this even­ing to address a non-conforming sign that the producers of Fox TV's Kitchen Nightmares erected in front of his Finn McCool's establish­ment a year ago. More...

Friday, March 14, 2008

Coinage of the Week...

"Spitzenfreude," courtesy of The Economist, in taking a very critical but Libertarian view of the seismic rent which this week opened up between Manhattan's Fifth Avenue and the Governor's Mansion in Albany, and was felt across the state-scape.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Separated at birth...

...or another generation?

Neubauer and Coogan

It just arrived from an OtBB visitor, with only an "FYI" comment, and presented exactly as it was received. More...

What do they know…

...and more importantly, how do they know it?

Today's Southampton Press Western Edition, a page A5 story bylined "Jessica DiNapoli," con­tains the alarming information: More...

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

O, Eliot!

Entrepreneurial activity at work - click image
From today's New York Times: More...

Sunday, March 09, 2008

O sweet honey mustard!

I'm not sure that Village WebMaster wants to put this link on the Westhampton Beach Web­site, but I'm under no constraints. More...

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Other Letters, Other Papers

Anyone read the Letters to the Editor of The Independent this week (pages 14-15)?

For any who haven't been tracking the "Letters" pages of the various End End print periodicals of recent, it seems to have become fashionable for someone who's annoyed at one particular news­pap­er, to complain about it in a letter to another news­pap­er! More...

Times Square Redux...

From one of today's news feeds:

A small bomb caused minor damage to a landmark military recruiting station in the heart of Times Square before dawn Thursday....

Hello! More...

Saturday, March 01, 2008

Jerry Stands Up…

My wife loves Jerry Della Femina's column in the East End Independent. I think it's pretty funny as well, but tend not to pick up the weekly journal 'cause I'm not a fan of its Editor, Rick Murphy.

Has nothing to do with Murphy's failed attempt at Swiftian satire More...

Picketing at Six Corners…

And no, it wasn't a merrie band of Proactive 'Possum Protectors out for the Deputy Mayor's cement head More...