De Niro wins approval to tear down Montauk home

November 08, 2017 12:50PM

The East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals approved Robert De Niro’s plan to tear down his Old Montauk Highway home and build a new residence on the property. The legendary actor submitted plans in September for a slightly smaller structure on his seaside plot, but needed variances from the board to build closer to the bluff than town code allows, the East Hampton Star reported. De Niro’s current house, which was built in the 1950s and predates zoning regulations, has cracks in the foundation and needs a new septic system. [East Hampton Star]