Brooklynites fleeing high rents settle in the beachy Rockaways

For decades, the Rockaways has been hyped to the hilt for its distinct summer scene, which has consistently appealed to throngs of sun-loving day trippers craving a bit of beachside revelry along the area’s 5½-mile boardwalk. Now the southwest Queens ’hood is seeing a surge in folks who call the Rockaways home year-round, thanks in […]

The smartest New Yorkers winter in the Hamptons

Roads are nearly free of cars and the links lay quiet. By the ocean, lone figures walk beautiful stretches of deserted beach. Trendy restaurants have tables ready for patrons without reservations. This is winter in the Hamptons and, perhaps not surprisingly, it’s starting to grow in popularity. Many retailers and eateries are now staying open, […]

For Some East Enders, Just One Summer Home Doesn’t Cut It

Gone are the days when a mighty mansion was the ultimate in Hamptons real estate. Today there’s a focus on the compound —multiple large structures on one buyer’s plot of land — and these expansive retreats are making big waves this selling season. “It’s exclusivity, space, privacy and the ability to have multiple dwellings — […]

Hamptons Homes Get the Turn-Key Touch

By David Kaufman – via New York Post   Sag Harbor’s Watchcase is just one example of a recent spate of luxury developments in The Hamptons. Photo: McAuley Digital   In last week’s season finale of “Million Dollar Listing,” Fredrik Eklund — the now-famous Douglas Elliman broker who co-stars in the Bravo series — toured […]