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Halstead Property's Hamptons Agents outside the new 2 Newtown Lane East Hampton Office
Managing Director of the Hamptons Anthony DeVivio and CEO Diane M. Ramirez pose before the official ribbon cutting.
(L to R) Managing Director of the Hamptons Anthony DeVivio, CEO Diane M. Ramirez, Co-Chairman David Burris
Halstead Property Agents outside the new East Hampton Location
(L to R) Co-Chairman David Burris, CEO Diane M. Ramirez, Managing Director of the Hamptons Anthony DeVivio cutting the ribbon
Post Ribbon Cutting (L to R) Matthew J. Leone, Eugene Cordano, Diane M. Ramirez, Michael Goldenberg, Anthony DeVivio, Tammy Felenstein, Gus Perry, Sara Rotter, Cathy Hansen, David Burris Inside of the new East Hampton Office (L to R) David Burris, Stuart and Lynn Epstein, Diane M. Ramirez, Anthony DeVivio


Halstead Property proudly unveiled their new state of the art East End Flagship office with yesterday’s official ribbon cutting ceremony.  The newest East Hampton location is situated on the highly visible corner of Main Street and Newtown Lane. 

Enjoy some of the party pictures above featuring the Hamptons Agents, Halstead Executives, and the ribbon cutting by our CEO Diane M. Ramirez accompanied by Co-Chairman David Burris, and the Managing Director of the Hamptons Anthony DeVivio.

Video Highlights of the Event and full synopsis will appear on the Halstead Blog early next week!

We invite you to stop by and say hello! 


That pool looks so refreshing we can almost taste it. The sparkling blue waters await you at a newly completed Bridgehampton residence complete with a heated pool and adjacent pool house on 1.5 acres of land. A total of six bedrooms can be found inside 8,000 square feet of interior living space with lofty high ceilings and a screened in porch with a charming fireplace that is perfect for those cool summer nights.

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Your Things to Do for the Fourth of July

By Julianna Flamio, Halstead’s Social Team

July 4th is all about family time, BBQ and a whole lot of red, white and blue. From the iconic Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks on the East River to a kid-friendly picnic celebrating Fairfield, CT, we asked some of our local agent experts what they will be doing around their neighborhoods this holiday weekend.


Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks

The East River and Brooklyn Bridge will be the backdrop for this famous fireworks show—now in its 38th year. Go to event’s website for information on where to view the show from the FDR Drive in Manhattan and locations along Brooklyn’s waterfront. The show is slated to start at 8pm.

Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest

Nathan’s Famous annual hot dog eating contest on Coney Island takes the cake (or bun) as Independence Day’s beloved sporting event. The women’s contest starts at 11:30am followed by the male competitors at 12:40pm. Check out the event page for more details.

Annual Revolutionary War New York Nighttime Walking Tour

This annual after hours tour starts at Fraunces Tavern Museum, which is where George Washington bid farewell to Continental Army officers and ends at Trinity Church, according to Time Out New York. The journey through New York’s ties to the American Revolution runs from 3am-7am. Find out more at http://frauncestavernmuseum.org/events/. Plus, the museum will be offering $1 admission from July 4-6.

Pier Party at South Street Seaport

South Street Seaport will host a free Independence Day bash from July 3-5. Entertainment includes live Americana music, a screening of “The Avengers” and other family-friendly activities, says amNew York. Plus, the pier is a perfect location to view the fireworks on the 4th. Go to http://www.seechangeny.com/events/ for more information.


Jersey City Freedom & Fireworks Festival

Starting at noon on the 4th, Jersey City locals can enjoy carnival rides, nosh on bites from food trucks and check out the Budweiser Beer Garden Experience or Clydesdale show at Liberty State Park. The festival will culminate with a fireworks show in the evening. Go to nj.com for more details.


Stratford Fireworks 2014

Stratford kickoffs its Independence Day celebration at Short Beack Park on July 3rd at 7pm with live music. The fireworks show will start at 9:30pm. For more information go to http://www.visitnewengland.com/events/july-4-events.html.

Independence Day Celebration at Greenwich Town Hall

Greenwich residents could view the raising of the first American flag along with a parade of flags that represent the 13 colonies. The patriotic ceremony will also honor Greenwich citizens whose roots go back to the founding families and recognize the 100th anniversary of World War I. The event begins at 9am on July 4th. For more information go to the town’s website.

Fairfield Family Fun Fest

To celebrate 375 years of Fairfield, a “patriotic picnic” will take place at the Town Hall Green and Fairfield Museum grounds on Saturday, July 5th from 10am-4pm. Expect food from local restaurants, a beer garden, a PopShop market (CT-based “pop up market”) and children’s activities. Learn more about the event on the Fairfield Museum website.


Amagansett Fine Arts Festival

From July 4-6th independent artists will be celebrated at the American Legion in Amagansett. The free festival will include paintings, sculptures, jewelry, crafts and more fine arts, according to Hamptons.com. Check out festival hours at http://www.amagansettfinearts.com/.

Southampton Village Independence Day Parade

This annual community parade will commence at 10am on Elm Street and end at Railroad Plaza, says Hamptons.com. A family friendly “post-parade” celebration will take place at 2pm at the Southampton Arts Center. For details on the after-party go to the Center’s website.



Kick back and relax at this sophisticated and loft-like contemporary home in East Hampton with 4,500 square feet of interior living space, and almost 1.5 acres of pristine land. Art enthusiasts and purveyors of wide open space will love that a 1,230 square foot gallery hall awaits them inside this 3 bedroom residence that could easily be mistaken for a classic SoHo loft. The glamorous 20 x 40 ft. heated pool you see above comprises only a portion of the 2,000 square foot cedar deck, which is accessible from both the dining room in the main living area, and from a spacious first floor master bedroom. A home office is also on hand for when work beckons you, and an open floor plan exacerbates the sunny disposition of this naturally light-filled home. 

Click here to learn more about this East Hampton property.


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By Julianna Flamio - Halstead’s Social Team

Hubbard Heights Farm

Location: Stamford, CT

Stamford locals can join the Hubbard Heights Farm CSA and pick up their produce on-site or at the New Canaan Farmers Market on Saturdays. Members are able to choose their produce on a daily basis at Hubbard Heights. This CSA is not exclusive to seasonal vegetables—members may also receive herbs and flowers. Go to hubbardheightsfarm.com for more details.

The Hickories

Location: Ridgefield, CT

The Hickories farm in Ridgefield runs its own CSA during the spring, summer and fall harvests. Unlike most CSAs, The Hickories hosts tours, “pick your own crops” events, potlucks and other community-focused events. Spring and fall shareholders will receive the farm’s salsa, marinara sauce, jelly and other jarred items. Go to thehickories.org for information on this CSA.

Sport Hill Farm

Location: Easton, CT

This Easton-based farm operates a20-week-long CSA. Members can pick up their packages at the farm, Westport’s Wakeman Town Farm or Black Rock Farmers’ Market in Bridgeport. Sport Hill also offers a “crop cash” program similar to the CSA, in which consumers join in the winter and are given a credit to purchase produce. Check out sporthillfarm.com for further details on its programs.

Roxbury Farm

Location: Westchester, NY

The Kinderhook, NY farm has a CSA program in which produce is delivered to five towns in Westchester (Pleasantville, Mt. Kisco, Katonah, Armonk and White Plains) and select sites in NYC. In addition to vegetable shares, Roxbury Farm also offers fruit, chicken and meat shares. This CSA also allows members to share their shares. Go to roxburyfarm.com for more information.

Amber Waves Farm

Location: Amagansett, NY

Those who spend the warmer months out east, may consider joining Amber Waves Farm’s CSA program. Members can pick up weekly packages at the farm or at sites in Montauk, Sag Harbor and Southampton. For more details go to amberwavesfarm.org.

Check out justfood.org for more information on CSAs and where to find one in or around your NYC neighborhood. 


This Saturday marks the Summer Solstice—the official first day of summer. From a BBQ shindig to a vineyard soiree, we scouted our neighborhood expert agents and rounded up the best things to do in the Hamptons on the longest day of the year:

28th Annual ARF Garden Tour - The Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons will host “Summer Solstice in Springs”—a series of self-guided tours through six private gardens from 10 AM - 4 PM. Tickets start at $85, but for $175 attendees can tour the Leiber Collection garden in East Hampton and attend an evening wine tasting at Marshall Watson and Paul Sparks’s home. 

Townline BBQ’s “Blessing of the Smoker” Bash - The Sagaponack-based ‘que masters will unveil their brand new mobile smoker on Saturday from 3-6 PM­­—an event that will broadcast live on WEHM. $2 Montauk Brewing Company draughts and food straight from the smoker will be served. Click here for official details.

Summer Solstice art show at Chrysalis Gallery - From 6-9 PM fine art enthusiasts can admire works by Richard Lane, Theo Pinto, Gayle Tudisco and Chris Burke at this Southampton gallery. 

Sequin & Giejo Southampton Shopping Party - Sip on cocktails and stock up on summertime baubles and beachwear at Sequin in Southampton from 6:30-9 PM on Saturday. The event will benefit Katy’s Courage.

Here Comes the Sun: Summer Solstice Benefit” - East Ender’s can celebrate the Summer Solstice in style at Wolffer Estate Vineyard for an evening of eats from local chef’s Todd Jacobs and Noah Schwartz, dancing and auctions. The evening will benefit Group for the East End


Meet our East Hampton & Southampton Agents this weekend to receive a complimentary Halstead Property Tote Bag and to discuss all of your Hamptons real estate needs.

Visit them at our East Hampton office located at 2 Newtown Lane East, or our 31 Main Street Southampton Office.


Many people marvel at the classic and quintessential style that homes all throughout the Hamptons are known for. The beautiful shingle style colonial that’s recognized across the country is as undoubtedly synonymous with summertime as bathing suits and sunscreen are, and we’d like to introduce you to another summer time staple, that is this contemporary 3 bedroom residence located in a picturesque nook in East Hampton. An entire half acre of land is yours for the taking along with the tranquilly and privacy that this nearly 1,595 square foot home has to offer. We already feel refreshed looking at the gorgeous and impressively landscaped land that fills the entire property, and the sheer amount of sunlight that all of those windows lets in will surely make your neighbors green with envy. We love that this house is perfectly poised for entertaining with a grandiose, spacious and open layout and a wall of sliding doors that will make hosting a summer soiree and al fresco dinner parties a breeze.

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Don’t miss the next episode of the hit series Open House on NBC starring Halstead Property’s Christopher Dubs. Watch as his beautiful Hamptons listing at 76 Pantigo Road in East Hampton is featured throughout the segment. 

Click here for more eye candy on this classic 1913 residence complete with a sprawling heated gunite pool and meticulously designed bluestone patio backyard. 

Be sure to tune in to your local NBC channel on Sunday, June 8th at 7:30 AM for this must see episode.

Visit Christopher’s agent website to learn more, or connect with him over email for all of your real estate needs.

YOUR EYE CANDY OF THE DAY: Contemporary Meets Classic

Contemporary design is making a comeback everywhere you turn. From the Hamptons to Connecticut, the signature sleek lines and minimalist silhouettes are piquing both buyers and builders’ interest, and you can see why in the house pictured here. East Hampton estates frequently come in the shape of traditional, colonial style homes set back on sprawling eye catching grounds, but in the Northwest Woods of East Hampton lies a tastefully designed 2,800 square foot home on 2 private acres of land. Towering cathedral ceilings will melt away all of your stress and put you at ease, so too will the living area’s dual sided, marble wood burning fireplace featured above. If outdoor entertaining is your thing then you have met your match because what would 2 acres of lush, manicured grounds be worth without a heated pool, a covered hot tub and a spacious pool deck area made from Arizona Sandstone? When the weather is no longer on your side, the motorized awning will come to the rescue. 

You can click here to see more photos and discover more about this coveted contemporary home.


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A home is what you make of it, and the same can be said for your summer getaways, or weekend jaunts to the Hamptons. This turn-key cottage style home is just what the doctor ordered for a peaceful and balanced retreat in East Hampton as it offers just the right does of seclusion. You are immediately greeted by a spacious, covered porch upon entering the property grounds and just behind lies a den and fireplace that flow seamless into one another. The limitless boundaries between the indoors and the rustic, natural surroundings will surely put you at ease.  An ample sized yard that has been beautifully maintained in addition to the home’s close proximity to all of the necessary amenities like the Jitney or the Long Island Railroad deem this a premier Hamptons Eye Candy Home. 

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According to Hamptons.com and "The Gossip Table" on VH1Kourtney Kardashian and Khloe Kardashian were planning to film “Kourtney and Khloe Take The Hamptons” at the open retail space next door to Halstead Property’s Southampton Office on Main Street as their new pop-up Dash spot. Was it true? 

So we went to our expert, Nancy Hardy, Sales Director of our Southampton Office to see if there is truth to the rumor.  After Nancy checked her sources, she confirmed that it is in fact false. 

"Our agents actually were excited about it. Too bad they are not moving next door, because they would have had a plate of home baked cookies from their neighbors at Halstead Property," says Hardy.

But where are they headed? According to the Facebook page for Kourtney & Khloé Take the Hamptonsthe pop-up will be opening in East Hampton, possibly very close to our new East Hampton location at 2 Newtown Lane.

Stay tuned… 

Photo Courtesy of Hamptons.com 


We are so proud to announce that our new corner office located at 2 Newtown Lane is now officially open for business as of today. We invite you to stop by, tour the new facility, and say hello!

If you are looking for a sale or rental in the Hamptons area, you can also view our recently released interactive version of our Hamptons Book by clicking here.

For more information about taking your business to the next level in East Hampton email our Managing Director, Anthony DeVivio at adevivio@halstead.com.


Closing in on its 5th year messaging on Facebook, we are proud to announce that Halstead Property just surpassed 20,000 Likes on Facebook this month. This is a noteworthy occasion for us because we are now able to fill Madison Square Garden with Halstead Property followers if we really felt the urge to.

Why do we have one of the largest social followings in the real estate industry?  Our goal on this platform is to share with you an entertaining look at some of the more intriguing trending stories, imagery, and videos taking place both inside our company with our listings and company initiatives as well as outside in our neighborhoods.

Thank you so much to all who follow us, we encourage you to spread the word and help us reach a quarter century! Click here to follow us today.


Looking for a Rental in the Hamptons next season? We invite you to peruse through our recently released Rental Book in our interactive online format found here at halstead.com/hamptonsrentalbook. Inside you will find the finest rental properties available in Halstead Property’s portfolio. 

In addition, sample the front cover above which is a 5,000sf rental in the heart of East Hampton (coincidentally successfully rented days after the release of this book).

If you want the hard cover version we invite you to stop by one of our offices at 3 North Main Street in East Hampton or 31 Main Street in Southampton and receive your complimentary copy.


Did you happen to catch our Fall/Winter Halstead Portfolio Magazine inside The Wall Street Journal this morning? If not, we invite you to join the 500,000 others who enjoy the Interactive Digital Edition featuring thousands of our New York Metropolitan Area Exclusive Properties at halstead.com/portfolio.

Take part in the ongoing social contest on twitter where you take the quintessential coffee table book, our Portfolio Magazine, place it on your coffee table at home and take a picture of it.  Then send your photo to us @Halstead on twitter.  You will then win a Halstead Prize Package valued at $100.

Let us know in comments your thoughts on the magazine! What did you think?

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