Known in art circles as the cradle of the abstract expressionist movement,
the Springs is one of the five hamlets in the town of East Hampton. It's also home to one of the fiercest ongoing debates in the area: Is it "The Springs" or simply "Springs"? Pitting local against visitor, parent against child, neighbor against neighbor, brother against brother...there doesn't seem to be a clear answer. This debate only intensified a few years ago, when welcome signs went up that included the dreaded (or fitting) "The".
Because we don't know what to think, we're hoping Curbed readers can help shape our opinion.
· The Mast-Head: No ‘the’ in Springs [EH Star]