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lofter1
September 8th, 2006, 12:56 AM
Sorry trying to post but keep getting page entitled "Forbidden"

ryan
September 8th, 2006, 01:08 PM
What a tease.

lofter1
September 8th, 2006, 07:43 PM
What's up with this thread?

I'm trying to post this article: http://travel2.nytimes.com/2006/09/08/travel/escapes/08warhol.html

But everytime I try to post the text / images I get bounced to a page saying I'm "FORBIDDEN" access????

Peakrate212
September 8th, 2006, 10:04 PM
I read the article .....why does Morrissey think its worth $40 MM......the balls on that old guy......the market has told him otherwise...

ablarc
September 23rd, 2006, 07:57 PM
Does the zoning allow use as a bed and breakfast resort? Can a few additional cottages be added? And a pub?

lofter1
September 23rd, 2006, 08:14 PM
It seems zoning precludes building much of anything ... all sorts of regs about distance from tide line, etc.

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Doug Kuntz
Andy Warhol and Paul Morrissey bought the Eothen compound on Long Island for about $225,000 in 1971.
Part of it has been on the market for five years, first at $50 million and now at $40 million.

... Tony Cerio, an agent at Brown Harris Stevens who is now listing the property, said 600 feet on the ocean is Eothen’s “big value.” It is also built upon solid rock, he said, and doesn’t experience the kind of gouged-out erosion seen on higher bluffs.

Most real estate agents agree that the real selling point is the estate’s singular eastern oceanfront location.

The houses atop the bluffs at Eothen, an ancient Greek word that means “at first light,” could never be built today under the Town of East Hampton’s zoning laws, including requirements that each house be on a minimum of 10 acres and set back at least 100 feet from the water.

And nothing can be built around them — in addition to the Warhol preserve, the area is next to more than 100 acres of New York and Suffolk County (http://topics.nytimes.com/top/classifieds/realestate/locations/newyork/longisland/?inline=nyt-geo) preserves and parkland.

“It is really one of a kind in many respects,” said Htun Han, a partner at the Hamptons Realty Group in East Hampton. “You’ve got all that privacy, and it’s absolutely drop-dead beautiful.”

Still, “as much as it’s absolutely stunning,” he said, switching his tack as do many agents who try to gauge Eothen’s value, “it’s stark, and really a very raw beauty.”


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Matt Campbell
Paul Morrissey bought Eothen with Andy Warhol

ablarc
September 23rd, 2006, 08:18 PM
It seems zoning precludes building much of anything ... all sorts of regs about distance from tide line, etc.
That sounds like Corps of Engineers stuff. If the footprints are grandfathered, can you add second stories?

lofter1
November 21st, 2006, 01:19 AM
For Montauk, It’s Lighthouse vs. Surf’s Up!


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Doug Kuntz for The New York Times
The Montauk Lighthouse, which Army engineers want to save
from erosion with a $14 million sea wall of boulders.


nytimes.com (http://www.nytimes.com/2006/11/14/nyregion/14light.html)
By COREY KILGANNON
November 14, 2006


MONTAUK, N.Y., Nov. 10 — The Montauk Point Lighthouse was commissioned by President George Washington and completed in 1796 and may be the most recognized landmark on Long Island. If left unprotected, it could also be a few good storms away from falling down its steadily eroding bluff into the ocean.


So the Army Corps of Engineers is embarking on a $14 million plan to save the lighthouse by building a sea wall of boulders to protect the bluff. But a group of surfers say the boulders that would save the lighthouse would ruin Alamo, the world-renowned surf break just beyond its shadow, and they have a counterproposal.


Dude, just move the lighthouse back.


“I know the lighthouse people feel the current location is hallowed ground, the spot George Washington built the lighthouse on, but we as surfers feel the same way about Alamo,” said Tom Naro, the chairman of the eastern Long Island chapter of the Surfrider Foundation. “All of our research and science has grown out of protecting the wave, and it all indicates that moving the lighthouse is a much better and cheaper option in the long run.”


The Corps of Engineers has assured the surfers that its sea wall would not ruin the waves. It considered moving the lighthouse but decided it would cost too much to transport the delicate structure over severely sloping terrain.


Though the officials in charge say it is too late to change gears, the surfers — whose organization and efficiency around this issue run contrary to their mellow stereotype — have in recent weeks met with politicians, distributed fliers and commissioned studies to block the Corps of Engineers’ plan to drop a wall of 12-ton boulders on their surf break. The corps says the surfers’ proposal to move the lighthouse back 800 feet instead would cost $27 million.


In a 35-page position paper, the surfers argue that the sea wall — 840 feet long, 40 feet thick and known as a revetment — would imperil not just the Alamo but also another favorite break just down the beach, at Turtle Cove.


At a restaurant here in Montauk on Friday night, Thomas Muse, the environmental director of the Surfrider chapter, gave a slide-show presentation to a roomful of 50 tanned, long-haired surfers, many of them taking notes as he indicated with a red laser pointer how the revetment would interfere with the waves.


“We’re building a groundswell and we’ll get some attention,” Mr. Muse promised. He pointed out that other historic lighthouses — including Southeast on Block Island, Cape Hatteras in North Carolina and Highland on Cape Cod — have been moved successfully. “It’s not like we’re barking up some radical tree here — there are precedents all over,” he said.


But Greg Donohue, erosion control manager for the Montauk Historical Society, which owns and maintains the lighthouse, said that it was simply too fragile — “it would have to be taken apart brick by brick” — and that the location atop Turtle Hill was integral to its history. He criticized the surfers for raising their concerns after the Corps of Engineers’ $1 million study was completed and for threatening the largest anti-erosion project in the lighthouse’s 210-year life.


“Suddenly, they come along and think they know better, and they’re trying to stop this,” he complained. “They have no scientific dialogue, they just say, ‘We’re for saving the beach.’ To me the lighthouse is more important than Alamo, but to them Alamo is more important than the lighthouse.”


Montauk Light, on the eastern tip of Long Island, was the first lighthouse built in New York State and is the fourth-oldest active lighthouse in the country, according to Mr. Donohue. When it was completed on Nov. 5, 1796, on the Turtle Hill plateau, the edge of the bluff was about 300 feet away.


Erosion has been eating away at a rate of more than a foot a year, and now, at its closest point, the bluff is about 75 feet from the lighthouse.


In 1946, the Corps of Engineers installed a 700-foot stone revetment, which was overrun by storms a few years later. The bluff seemed to be hopelessly deteriorating until Giorgina Reid of Manhattan began a one-woman crusade to shore it up with her own methods of terracing and planting. Local residents have conducted vigils and concerts starring the likes of Paul Simon to raise money to help prevent erosion. In the mid-’90s, Mr. Donohue helped build a ring of boulders as a sea wall, but erosion continues.


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Montauk, meanwhile, has become increasingly popular as a surfing spot; the champion longboarder Joel Tudor surfed here regularly last summer, and local surfers see more and more visiting top pros. Though surfing is officially prohibited at the point, the ban is enforced only sporadically.


There are three main breaks: Alamo is best in big surf, but some surfers favor the clean waves of Turtle Cove, and when winds howl out of the southeast, the area northwest of the point is one of the few good surf spots on Long Island.


The Surfrider Foundation, with 50,000 members nationally, has grown into a lobbying force. Earlier this year, it helped defeat a large dredging project in Long Beach, in Nassau County.


The group’s leaders say it is easier to organize opposition against a project that involves typical preservationists’ issues, like historic buildings or open space. It is more difficult, they said, to persuade public officials to save a wave.


The surfers argue that in the long run, moving the lighthouse would be the most cost-efficient option, even if it costs $27 million as the corps estimates.
“It’s a better deal for the taxpayer to move the lighthouse,” Mr. Muse said. “You’re done for 300 years.”


Joe Jakubik, a project manager for International Chimney, a Buffalo company that has moved several historic lighthouses elsewhere and has repaired this one in the past, said moving it would be complicated by the softened mortar between its stones.


He estimated that the lighthouse weighs 3,000 tons, and said it could be lifted off its 13-foot-deep foundation by dozens of hydraulic jacks so a platform could be slipped underneath. The hydraulics would keep the tower level while rolling along uneven ground, he said, and the chief danger would be uneven pressure creating stress cracks.


“That lighthouse is extremely fragile, but there are methods that would put limited stress on it,” Mr. Jakubik said. “There’d be some problems moving it, a greater degree of difficulty, but nothing that couldn’t be overcome. It’s just a matter of expense and work.”


Mr. Donohue, who lives in Montauk year-round, has been working on the erosion problem here for 25 years. He criticized the surfers’ group for stirring up controversy that could endanger a project that is based on decades of careful study, including wave-tank analysis at the University of Delaware that showed Alamo would not be seriously affected by the revetment.


“A wave is something very difficult to pin down, the dynamics of it,” he said. “If they had hard scientific information on how our work is going to destroy their wave, we would look at it. Instead, they’re just beating a drum and playing the politics of beach erosion. They are spreading propaganda and innuendo and false information to politicians.”


“We’re not destroying a wave,” Mr. Donohue added. “We’re preserving a lighthouse.”


Copyright 2006 The New York Times Company

lofter1
November 21st, 2006, 01:28 AM
The Coastline Is Retreating.
Should the Montauk Lighthouse Stand Its Ground?

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Lisa Haney

nytimes.com (http://www.nytimes.com/2006/11/21/science/earth/21comm.html)
By CORNELIA DEAN
November 21, 2006

Essay

Lighthouses speak to the imagination. They illuminate the darkness, remind us of a vanishing maritime heritage and embody what it means to make it safely home.

So when erosion threatens to send a lighthouse toppling into the sea, people want to save it. But how? The way we answer that question involves more than engineering. It can become a statement about how we intend to live with our eroding coasts.

In 1796, when the Montauk Lighthouse was built on a bluff on the east end of Long Island, it was 300 feet or so from the cliff edge. Today it stands about 75 feet from the edge, and the Army Corps of Engineers is proposing to prevent further erosion by installing a rugged 840-foot rock revetment at the toe of the bluff. An organization of surfers is challenging the plan, saying it will spoil some of the best surfing spots on Long Island.

But the Montauk debate is about more than surf.

Protecting a lighthouse with rocks, concrete or other coastal armor can symbolize a determination to hold the line, to defy nature and to do what it takes to protect coastal structures from the sea. The armor proposed at Montauk “is a proven technology,” said Henry Bokuniewicz, an oceanographer at the State University at Stony Brook who studies coastal processes.

The lighthouse could also be protected by moving it back from the cliff edge, an action with very different symbolic value. In an era of rising seas, accelerating erosion and increasing storm threats, moving the Montauk Lighthouse would send a powerful signal that it is time to consider retreating from the coast. “It would be a heck of a good example” for coastal managers, said Orrin H. Pilkey Jr., emeritus director of the Duke University Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines.

And it could be done, according to Joe Jakubik, project manager for International Chimney, a company based in Buffalo. The company has done repair work on the Montauk Lighthouse and has moved others up and down the coast, including the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, the nation’s tallest, which it moved 1,500 feet inland in 1999.

Moving the Montauk Lighthouse would present its own problems, Mr. Jakubik said, but “is it technically feasible? Yes.”

There is a choice to be made. Is Montauk a place to hold the line or a place to retreat? As with armor projects elsewhere on the coast, the answer may hinge on the project’s effects not where it might be built, but at beaches downdrift, in this case, beaches to the west.

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On most ocean coasts, currents constantly move sand along the beach. As sand erodes, currents carry new sand in to replace it. The amount of sand varies from place to place, but coastal scientists estimate that at places like Fire Island as much at 600,000 cubic yards of sand move along the beach each year. The question is, how much of it comes from erosion of the Montauk bluffs?

Estimates “pretty much range all over the place,” Dr. Bokuniewicz said. His best estimate was 8,000 to 25,000 cubic yards, an amount he characterized as “negligible.”

Anyway, the Montauk bluffs are made up of whatever the glaciers left behind when they began retreating from what is now Long Island, about 15,000 years ago. “It tends to be glacial till” and not much good for beach-building, said Norbert Psuty, a coastal scientist at the Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences at Rutgers. “There is a lot of it, but it’s loose and it really does not stand up to wave attack.”

But S. Jeffress Williams, a coastal geologist with the United States Geological Survey who has studied the Long Island coast, said he thought a third or more of the sand moving along the south coast might come from Montauk bluffs. Given that the Corps of Engineers is chronically battling to keep sand on erosion-prone Long Island beaches, Dr. Williams said, “you want to reduce anything you do to armor the beach that is going to result in reduced sediment supply to beaches downdrift.”

If he is right, the Montauk Lighthouse is a good example of a phenomenon that is all too common on the coast: armoring a building or road or other infrastructure in one place at the cost of environmental damage someplace else.

As Dr. Psuty put it, armor or no armor, “the Montauk Lighthouse is on a cliff, and the cliff by virtue of being a cliff is an erosional location.” Maybe, he said, “there should be an attempt to safeguard the structure, the symbolism of the structure, and move it away from the hazard that it is facing, which is erosion.”

Given his doubts about the bluff as a sand source, Dr. Bokuniewicz does not agree. But even he adds a cautionary note: “It would be a mistake to think that if they armor Montauk Point it is a policy that should be adopted everywhere.”


Copyright 2006 The New York Times Company

lofter1
November 25th, 2006, 06:29 PM
Under the Radar, a Montauk Park


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Gordon M. Grant for The New York Times
A backpacker takes in the view of the bluffs at Camp Hero.


mytimes.com (http://travel2.nytimes.com/2006/11/24/travel/escapes/24hero.html)
By STEPHANIE ROSENBLOOM
November 24, 2006


ESCAPES


The sign reads “Danger: Possible Unexploded Military Ammunition.”
Nearby, birds dart in and out of twisted trees, streams bubble in the underbrush and red foxes rustle the dense, undisturbed woods that eventually give way to grassy bluffs. Far below, fishermen balance on wet slabs of rock, casting their lines into the hissing Atlantic.


War does not initially come to mind in this place, a sprawling waterfront state park known as Camp Hero in Montauk on Long Island. Yet along the serene trails dappled with verdant patches of moss and purple wildflowers are imposing remnants of its military past.


Weeds and bittersweet berries insinuate themselves through barbed wire fences. The words “Do Not Enter” are stenciled in black on sealed barracks and bunkers. And a rusting radar tower looms over the landscape like an unsightly sibling of the gleaming Montauk Point Lighthouse.


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A radar tower signals Camp Hero's past.


Camp Hero, a 415-acre park named for Maj. Gen. Andrew Hero Jr., a chief of Army coast artillery between the world wars, has an extensive military history. The site was used for cannon practice in the Revolution, was part of a vast area where Theodore Roosevelt and his Rough Riders assembled after the Spanish-American War, became a defense installation camouflaged to look like a fishing village in World War II and was an antiaircraft-artillery training area for the Air Force from 1951 to 1957.


Today, the radar installation is on the National Register of Historic Places, and visitors to the park can picnic, hike, fish, bird watch (particularly for warblers) and tour the woods on bicycles and horses.


“It’s kind of a jewel that nobody knows about,” said Gary Lawton, environmental educator for the state parks on Long Island. “It’s nice that you can walk around and not see too many people.”


You will, however, see signs warning of “UXO” (unexploded ordnance).
Pamphlets in plastic boxes throughout the park say there is no danger, though they include numbers to call should you come across a suspicious-looking casing.


In any case, the buzz about Camp Hero is generally more about U.F.O.’s than UXO. Conspiracy theorists have long claimed that the park has been the site of sci-fi worthy events, including rifts in the time-space continuum, mind-control experiments and encounters with creatures called Reptoids.


Such unsubstantiated reports were in large part ignited by a 1992 book, “The Montauk Project: Experiments in Time,” by Preston B. Nichols with Peter Moon, which described secret testing there.


“All of the rumors, that’s part of why we came here,” said Patrick Wenk, 26, of Stony Brook, N.Y., who was visiting one chilly autumn afternoon as an orange sun was setting and silhouetting the trees.


His girlfriend, Sarah Holub, 25, also of Stony Brook, said she was most impressed by the park’s bluffs and ocean views, which reminded her of California. But it was her friends who piqued her initial interest in the park by telling her about the conspiracy theories and rumors of paranormal occurrences. A search on Google revealed several Web sites that elaborated on the theories and suggested that Camp Hero was the site of time-travel experiments that picked up where the Philadelphia Experiment — in which a 1940s Navy ship and crew were said to have been made invisible and teleported from Philadelphia to Norfolk, Va. — left off.


“You can’t even find anything about the park itself,” Mr. Wenk said.


(The Naval Historical Center’s Web site says no documents have been located that confirm the Philadelphia Experiment, or even that the Navy had any interest in attempting the feat.)


And while the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation does have a Web site (www.nysparks.com/parks (http://www.nysparks.com/parks)), sites like www.subversiveelement.com (http://www.subversiveelement.com/) and www.philadelphia-experiment.com (http://www.philadelphia-experiment.com/) make for spookier reading.


Such is the stuff of legend. And when Ms. Holub shared a story about her friends being in Camp Hero at night only to have all their flashlights go dead simultaneously, we both laughed. Yet I was experiencing some technical difficulties of my own. My reliable digital camera was on the fritz. I changed the batteries. I played with the lens. It would not take a photograph. I slipped it into my coat pocket to fiddle with later and continued my hike.


At the end of a tree-lined, rock-strewn trail that opens onto a wide asphalt road is a locked gate, a sign that reads “Area Closed: Trespassers Will Be Prosecuted,” and the park’s most startling military fossil: a weary-looking AN/FPS-35 radar system, deployed in 1960 and operational until 1980. From a distance the tower is a dark monolith in the forest, topped with a 70-ton, 120-foot-wide antenna that looks like a magnified fly’s wing. Up close, it is more sad than sinister. Its windows are covered. Its air vents are silent.


Once the most advanced surveillance radar available to the Air Force, the tower, which was able to detect airborne objects more than 200 miles from shore, is the only intact large frequency diversity radar left in the country. Of all the military artifacts at Camp Hero, it looks the most out of place amid the acres of wilderness. In fact, your first sighting of the tower can be likened to the scene in “Planet of the Apes” when Charlton Heston’s character comes across the Statue of Liberty partly buried on a beach.


There are other military buildings at Camp Hero, including bunkers, a gymnasium, a dining hall and a bowling alley, though they are less architecturally interesting than the tower.


“Eventually we’d like to use some of the buildings there for museums,” said Mr. Lawton, the state park educator, “both natural history and the history of that particular site.”


The park, which opened in 2002, is still a work in progress, drawing curiosity seekers who are often familiar with Montauk Point State Park (where the lighthouse is) but have yet to roam Camp Hero, which gets about 132,000 visitors a year — far below the millions who use some of Long Island’s better-known state parks. It was almost auctioned off in the 1980s, but today you can survey the tip of Long Island and beyond from its bluffs, among Camp Hero’s most alluring natural features.


THEY are eroding in some places: large craters of dark soil look like a collapsed soufflé that was poked with a spoon. And a sign advises visitors to keep back 25 feet. But it is hard to resist gingerly peering over the jagged edge to the beach below. There, surf fishing draws what Mr. Lawton calls the hard-core visitors: those who have permits to fish, even at night, through Dec. 31.


This is not, of course, tourist season in Camp Hero. And hikers may not get the full effect of the park’s coastal oak-holly forest or the canopies of soaring trees that, as Mr. Lawton says, can make you feel you have indeed been transported through space — to Vermont. But a trip to Camp Hero this time of year means enjoying vistas that would normally be concealed by layers of leaves, spotting black-capped chickadees and watching seals sun themselves on the glacial erratic rocks. Come winter, there will be cross-country skiing.


On a November afternoon, the sun seemed to disappear rapidly. Against a pink sky, the moon, low and full, cast a shimmer of light on the Atlantic. Mist rose from the steely ocean that drew men in rubber boots and waders into the foamy surf. A red fishing boat inched across the horizon. A sailboat, its white triangular sails taut, glided into the moonlight. I took out my camera.
“Great picture,” remarked a wind-whipped man as he made his way up the bluffs, fishing pole in tow.


Indeed. But it was to be only in my mind’s eye. The camera was still defiant.


When the sailboat completed its pass through the moonlight, I headed for the parking lot. As the car I was in began to roll, I glanced over at the lighthouse against the then-dark sky. A fat brown rabbit dived into bushes as I left Camp Hero and eased onto Route 27.


When I was off the grounds, I turned on my camera again to try to snap a photograph of the only thing I could still see: the rearview mirror. It worked perfectly.


VISITOR INFORMATION

SITUATED on Route 27 in Montauk, N.Y., Camp Hero State Park (631-668-3781) is about 120 miles from Manhattan.




The park is open sunrise to sunset every day, and parking is free this time of year.


To get there, take the Long Island Expressway (Route 495) east to Exit 70 (Manorville Road). Go south to Sunrise Highway (Route 27), then head east toward Montauk to the park entrance.
Copyright 2006 The New York Times Company

lofter1
November 25th, 2006, 06:41 PM
CAMP HERO - FORT MONTAUK


Philadelphia Experiment, Phoenix Project, and Montauk Project

http://www.philadelphia-experiment.com/Camp_Hero_Fort_Montauk.htm (http://www.philadelphia-experiment.com/Camp_Hero_Fort_Montauk.htm)


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Camp Hero, AKA Fort Montauk, is known for some of the strangest legends in our military history --- the “Philadelphia Experiment,” the “Phoenix Project,” and the “Montauk Project.” But as strange as it is there is lots of evidence to backup the truth of the story ...


Another fact is that Camp Hero - Fort Montauk does have underground levels. They were built during World War II. When the Federal government sold the base to the New York State Department of Parks the contract specifically stated that the deal did not include anything below ground. That is certainly a strange condition applied to a land purchase contract. Why not?


Recent TV shows on the Discovery Channel have discussed declassified experiments in Psychic Warfare conducted at the Brookhaven Lab and other sites.

The Acid House


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The “Acid House” building next to the radar tower has a strange Psychedelic decor. One room has green, red and orange blotch painting, another is a strange velvet wallpaper room, and another is a weird zig-zag pattern. Hence, it has been nicknamed the “Acid House.” The house fits perfect into the stories of psychic warfare experiments performed at Camp Hero - Fort Montauk!


Map of Montauk, Long Island


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© Copyright Al Bielek

lofter1
November 29th, 2006, 09:13 PM
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Doug Kuntz
Andy Warhol and Paul Morrissey bought the Eothen compound on Long Island for about $225,000 in 1971.
Part of it has been on the market for five years, first at $50 million and now at $40 million.

... Tony Cerio, an agent at Brown Harris Stevens who is now listing the property, said 600 feet on the ocean is Eothen’s “big value.” It is also built upon solid rock, he said, and doesn’t experience the kind of gouged-out erosion seen on higher bluffs ...

“It is really one of a kind in many respects,” said Htun Han, a partner at the Hamptons Realty Group in East Hampton. “You’ve got all that privacy, and it’s absolutely drop-dead beautiful.”

Still, “as much as it’s absolutely stunning,” he said, switching his tack as do many agents who try to gauge Eothen’s value, “it’s stark, and really a very raw beauty.”

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Matt Campbell

Paul Morrissey bought Eothen with Andy Warhol

Andy’s Montauk Estate Finally Bought

The whole East End’s for sale!

December 4, 2006 issue (http://newyorkmetro.com/nymag/toc/20061204) of New York Magazine
By Beth Landman & S.Jhoanna Robledo

Big news in Montauk: It looks like Eothen, Andy Warhol’s former getaway, has finally snagged a buyer after five years. Sources say it’s been sold to J.Crew CEO Mickey Drexler (though he may have partners in the deal).

Its windswept, sun-bleached houses (on 5.6 acres that front 600 feet of the ocean) are perfect for a catalogue shoot. Owner and onetime Warhol manager Paul Morrissey first put it on the market in 2001 for $50 million, which he later hacked down to $40 million. Word is Drexler is paying nowhere near that, and is likely to be offering under $30 million.

For other aspiring land barons, Gosman’s, the legendary Montauk seafood enclave that spans eleven acres of waterfront property and encompasses a restaurant, clam bar, and market, is on the block at $55 million. It’s been owned and operated by the Gosman family for 65 years and is zoned for a “resort,” which likely means condos or a hotel. In East Hampton, the Maidstone Arms ($10.5 million), East Hampton Point ($55 million), and the James Lane Cafe ($5.6 million)—are all up for sale, as is the Deep Hollow ranch in Montauk ($17 million) and much of Shelter Island: the Ram’s Head Inn, Chequit Inn, and Island Marina

Copyright &#169; 2006, New York Magazine Holdings LLC.

loletruman
July 3rd, 2007, 10:31 PM
I walked the stone wall today and i just wanted to know what's the large cement-like object in the water behind the Montauk Lighthouse?
Thanks.
Louis:confused: