The Hamptons dossier: A market-by-market breakdown of the playground for New York’s elite

By E.B. Solomont | June 29, 2016 07:59AM

From the June issue: For many New Yorkers — whether they travel by Jitney or private helicopter — summer in the city would be a foreign concept without weekends in the Hamptons. But like Manhattan, the East End cannot be looked at as one giant real estate market.

“Our submarkets are so specific, and so individual. There are markets like Westhampton Beach and the North Fork, which are busier than they can possibly be, and yet there are areas like Sagaponack that are sleeping a bit,” said Judi Desiderio, the CEO of East End brokerage Town & Country.

This month, The Real Deal looked at several key Hamptons towns to see what’s driving sales, which towns have seen big-ticket trades or price chops and where this season’s new hot restaurants and stores are opening. [more]