Daily Bee: Seedy But Iconic. Milk Pail Reality Blog! Plus, Pride Spin


Photo credit: Melanie Innis

Photo credit: Melanie Innis

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#TGIF! Before we start the weekend, we share a photo that will soon be a memory: The long-shuttered East Deck Motel in Montauk (it’s pictured above, in happier times in 2007) is scheduled to be razed in coming weeks, according to the East Hampton Star. A handful of oceanfront homes is likely to rise up, which is actually a more palatable alternative, in the eyes of the Ditch Plains Association, than the private-membership beach club originally proposed. In any event, the iconic 30-room property, built in 1957, represents the no-frills Montauk that many say is also becoming a memory….

Now, how does the Boardy Barn look in acrylic?

Local artists with a love for Dune Road, Shinnecock Canal and all things Hampton Bays have exactly two days left to enter original work in the Hampton Bays Chamber of Commerce’s annual poster contest. Application here. “It is suggested that a rendition of a popular or recognizable Hampton Bays site…will be favored to represent our hamlet in a poster,” the chamber says. Hmm. A work of pointillism, called “Sunday at the Boardy Barn,” could perhaps do very, very well in this contest. Deadline is Sunday. Or stop into the Local Artists Gallery on Montauk Highway in Hampton Bays for more info.

The Milk Pail Confessional

The Halsey family, the Milk Pail owners who started farming on the East End shortly after the glaciers melted, are now blogging about what goes on behind-the-scenes in the world of Long Island agriculture. Expect intrigue, tension and lots of X-rated loamy soil  — and that’s just what the producers will let us see. Daughter Jennifer (parents John and Evelyn Halsey started the tiny Water Mill market in 1969) has launched the blog, AgriGirlGetstotheCore. “I love what I do and I want to share it,” she says in her first post. “I’ve heard often to ‘know your farmer’ or ‘know where your food comes from.’ I hope this blog will help explain how we grow our produce to help feed those living around us.” We’re fans already, especially now that Downton Abbey has ended.

On tap for the weekend

Hamptons Gym Corp is hosting an LGBT event called “Pride Spin” at Sag Harbor Gym on Saturday morning at 9 a.m., which sounds noble but exhausting. We hope it’s immediately followed by Pride Mimosas… The Mill Roadhouse in Westhampton, which just celebrated National Beer Day, invites all to stop in. “If the tree is lit, we are open,” the two-story bar says on Facebook, in rather speakeasy fashion… RJD Gallery opens “Barbed Wire and Picket Fences” on Saturday, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., featuring the work of Charlotta Janssen and Phillip Thomas.

Social Media Quote of the Day

“Adding a little Liquid Sunshine to this rainy day.” — Montauk Juice Factory, posting a snap of its cold-pressed juice on Instagram. Given that we’re damp and freezing, we’ll take what we can get, and if it involves antioxidents, all the better.

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