The Real Deal New York

East Hampton Town is unsure whether it owns the bay beach at Driftwood Shores

August 31, 2016 06:14PM

Beach in East Hampton

Beach in East Hampton

Talk about a stalemate. When Kenneth and Judith Reiss moved into their beachfront house, the matter of their beach became a matter of conflict with their neighbors, who claim people have enjoyed unbridled use of it for years and requested the city to look into its true ownership. Although the Reisses maintain that they have no objection to people walking it, they say they’ve been harassed by their neighbors. Now, East Hampton Town Trustees have announced that its oldest deed of the property dates back to 1884 but that the description of the location is hazy, and hence inconclusive. [EHS] — Cathaleen Chen