Amagansett, a former Cup winner, was seeded first this year because of its hot real estate market and being in the news so often. One commenter enthused: "Amagansett, hands down! Most unpretentious and plenty of breathing room, even in summer. Best beaches." Amagansett made a lot of news this summer when resident Chris Martin performed with Coldplay at an invitation-only concert at Stephen Talkhouse. A Supreme Court judge dismissed the Truck Beach case, and we were recently sadden to learn that area favorite Mary’s Marvelous is closing.
Longshot Quogue and East Quogue are hoping to make a splash this year. The new coach of the Brooklyn Nets purchased a handsome beach house there, and Susan Lucci finally sold her oceanfront home for $20M. Also, Southampton Town purchased 86 acres there using CPF funds. The much-argued-about Hills at Southampton development continued to be controversial; Discovery Land Corporation wants to build 118 homes in East Quogue as well as an 18-hole golf course.