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Life Imitates Art in Montauk

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Oscar Wilde once observed that Life imitates Art far more than Art imitates Life. That's certainly true in the case of Montauk hipster motels. Apparently taking our post about which old-school motel to turn into the latest hipster hangout to heart, Montauk Beach House owner Chris Jones revealed in the New York Daily News that he is considering buying and hipsterfying one of the three available Montauk motels, though he wouldn't specify which. Jones said, "People forget these were beautiful places at one point. When we renovated the Ronjo we found old brochures that showed this was a really hip and cool place. It's not about changing Montauk, it's about restoring it to its former glory." As a matter of fact, Chris, in the 1950s, the Ronjo would send a Land Rover with a grass tiki hut on the back to pick up guests from the train station. Top that!
· Three old inns are for sale in Montauk [NYDN]