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28 Days Later: A February Flashback In The Hamptons

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The shortest month of the year produced a long list of news from the East End. Here now, our Top 5 Storylines Of February:

5. Reality Rundown
Jersey Shore passes the Hamptons for season 2 and some desperate Housewives want you to rent their houses.

4. Auction Action
Bidding is in this year with East Hampton's Sea Spray Cottages getting the Times treatment. Plus, summer rentals go "Dutch."

3. Hollywood Hampton
Matthew Broderick brings the East End to network TV and buys another house with wifey Sarah Jessica, Madonna rents and closes, Billy Joel separates and Alec Baldwin goes mobile.

2. Summer Rental Specials
Our month of rental fun featured pricey Sagaponacks and Sag Harbors, a $460,000 Montauk monster, and some market insight from the top.

1. Hamptons Real Estate Feels Some Heat
Signs of a housing thaw appeared, but everybody's still waiting for Wall Street to get loud and come to the East End's rescue.