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Jul 4, 2017 12:02 PMPublication: The Southampton Press

Court Rejects Most Arguments Raised By Canoe Place Inn PDD Opponents; Neighbors To Appeal Decision

Suffolk County Supreme Court officials have made a ruling for a proposed 37-unit luxury waterfront townhouse community along the Shinnecock Canal in Hampton Bays.
Jul 5, 2017 1:11 PM

A State Supreme Court justice has shot down most of a lawsuit filed by Hampton Bays residents challenging the Southampton Town Board’s 2015 approval of the Canoe Place Inn planned development district.

Along with a plan to renovate the historic Canoe Place Inn in Hampton Bays, developers Gregg and Mitchell Rechler of Rechler Equity Partners are looking to construct 37 townhouses on a 4.5-acre property overlooking the eastern side of the Shinnecock Canal.

The townhouses were the subject of the lawsuit filed against Southampton Town in 2015 by a group of homeowners, called the Shinnecock Neighbors, over the town’s approval of the Canoe Place Inn PDD. Along with procedural complaints, neighbors specifically opposed the siting of a sewage treatment facility in their neighborhood that sits just east of the future townhouses.

In September, a judge ruled that the lawsuit challenging the Town Board’s approval could proceed.

However, on May 23, State Supreme Court Justice Mark Cohen ruled in favor of the town on most of the arguments made by the neighbors—with one exception. He ruled that their concern regarding inadequate water supplies was legitimate, stating that it is a need that must be reviewed by the cousins as part of their Final Environmental Impact Statement.

“There is no evidence that the town undertook a hard look at this issue,” Justice Cohen wrote.

Still, he rejected all of the other claims raised by neighbors, starting with allegations that the Town Board violated the law by rezoning the property in 2015, a decision that, they charged, was inconsistent with the town’s Comprehensive Plan. The town argued that the townhouses will enhance the tourist nature of an underutilized area and provide “passive public access” to the water, all in line with the Comprehensive Plan.

The neighbors also alleged that the town did not properly examine potential impacts on traffic, or fully research the on-site septic holding tank that will be installed near the townhouses, or the leaching pool systems that will be go in near the treatment plant. Those arguments were dismissed by Justice Cohen.

Attorney Jennifer Juengst, with the Shoreham law firm of Gordon and Juengst, P.C. who are representing the plaintiffs in the lawsuit, said the neighbors "absolutely" plan to appeal the decision.

She pointed to "plenty of issues" from the ruling that needed to be addressed, mainly having to do with the environment and public safety.

"We feel like the court was wrong on a number of points," Ms. Juengst said. "It's a nice project but it's in the wrong place and I think the area is going to be devastated if it gets done."

Regarding water supplies, the decision cites a letter from architects and engineers from both sides of the litigation, which noted that the Hampton Bays Water District could not meet the estimated flow demands on the east side of the canal in the event of a fire “without additional facilities.” Justice Cohen ruled that the town needs to provide a supplemental report on the issue.

“They upheld the town process on everything but that issue,” Southampton Town Attorney James Burke wrote about the prior Town Board.

Jim Morgo, a spokesman for the Rechlers, said the latest ruling serves as affirmation that the town followed proper procedures when vetting the application. He also noted that the concerns raised about water supplies was a “small” part of the ruling, though one that the Rechlers will go back and address.

According to Mr. Burke, the Rechlers must now work with the town and submit a new supplemental report that addresses the fire safety issue.

Mr. Morgo declined to provide a timetable for the inn restoration or the construction of the townhouses, adding that the final approval process was “time consuming.”

The 37 townhouses will be housed in seven buildings on the eastern side of the canal, and the development will also feature a 1,900-square-foot clubhouse, a 17-slip private marina and a public fishing platform. There will be 74 parking spaces for homeowners, though only five spaces for the public.

On the 5.6-acre property directly across the canal, work calls for the restoration of the Canoe Place Inn and transforming it into a 20-room inn with five separate guest cottages. The restored inn will also feature a restaurant and catering hall capable of accommodating up to 300 people at a time. The finished restaurant will also have 70 seats, a bar with 20 seats, and an outdoor dining area that can seat another 120 people, according to the site plan.

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I knew all of this 2 months ago Its about time we got this story in print.

Congratulations Hampton Bays your on your way to transforming yourselves into a true member of the Hampton's. Now incorporate, clean up the vagrants. and you will be golden!

Just watch what happens to this jewel in the rough in the next 5 years... it's on its way to being an amazing destination... Trust me I have seen private plans that leave it know choice than to become awesome. Flanders as well... Go ...more
Jul 4, 17 1:13 PM appended by joe hampton
Trust me! I have seen private plans that leave it no choice than to become awesome. Flanders as well... Go ahead and laugh you will see and soon.
By joe hampton (3350), The Hamptons on Jul 4, 17 1:13 PM
Si Se Puede!
By Toma Noku (616), Southampton on Jul 6, 17 4:41 PM
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Do you see how Southampton mocks us Hampton Bays, I think we should incorporate and then stick it in their
By 27dan (2705), Shinnecock Hills on Jul 6, 17 6:15 PM
I am for incorporating! we need to clean this town up and stop waiting for somebody else to do it for us! the town homes and cpi restoration are a great start.

I believe the rechlers will make cpi beautiful and would like to thank them for what certain people with special interests and agendas have put them through for a long time,

and to gregg and mitchell, a lot of people believed in you so you two, please don't let us down !
By Erin 27 E (1211), hampton bays on Jul 6, 17 7:04 PM
Great photo above that shows how much publicly owned property the developers plan to use in building their development. The property line between the former One North building and Altenkirk's and what was North Highway and Montauk Highway as it approached the old bridge was about ten feet from the front doors of those buildings.

The arc of light colored pavement above and to the right of the buildings was North Highway and the wedge of darker pavement between the trees was Montauk. The ...more
By VOS (1196), WHB on Jul 4, 17 3:28 PM
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joe hampton wants more people here ..barf
By dave h (193), calverton on Jul 4, 17 9:53 PM
Joe hampton s thinks condos make this a better place ..barf
By dave h (193), calverton on Jul 4, 17 9:53 PM
Let the property be developed! Anything would be better than what's there
now.
By Jimion (124), Hampton Bays on Jul 5, 17 1:31 PM
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That's exactly what the developers want the sentiment to be. They have closed thriving businesses, putting people out of work and allowed these properties to deteriorate to the point that you, and others will be convinced the only solution is to build "Anything."

Don't be so easily swindled!
By VOS (1196), WHB on Jul 5, 17 3:24 PM
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Don't blame the developers - blame the "Save CPI people"
By HB Proud (889), Hampton Bays on Jul 5, 17 9:06 PM
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This isn't "anything", this is a game changer for HB. if it ever gets built, people will pass by and be proud to see it, unless the dilapidated building there now is more pleasing to the eye.
By HamptonDad (217), Hampton Bays on Jul 6, 17 1:02 PM
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Its going to be very cool to see this property cleaned up
By 27dan (2705), Shinnecock Hills on Jul 5, 17 10:15 PM
"Cleaned up", OK.

Losing two restaurant opportunities for small business? Thumbs down...
By Mr. Z (11374), North Sea on Jul 5, 17 11:13 PM
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North 1 Steakhouse appears to be doing just fine where they are now. The other location was only open a few weeks out of the year - other restaurants in Hampton Bays have hired many of the employees and "stepped up" their game by hiring local musicians for entertainment. If the Rechlers break ground on this site, it will send a clear message that they have confidence in the future of Hampton Bays.
By HB Proud (889), Hampton Bays on Jul 6, 17 9:28 AM
Not the point. I'm glad North 1 is doing fine. I like their food.

Still two less restaurants on the canal.
By Mr. Z (11374), North Sea on Jul 6, 17 8:46 PM
The town board traded two water front restaurants with ample parking and a tackle store for 37 town houses crammed on a piece of property to small to contain its own septic system. I am sure the five parking space fishing pier will bring in a lot of tourism! Are you serious? If these town houses sell as well as the overpriced town houses built on the old Allen's Acres Motel property the Rechlers will own 37 white elephants situated between two highways, a rail road and the canal.
Do you believe ...more
By Ernie (86), Hampton Bays on Jul 6, 17 3:07 PM
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The "Save CPI" folks sold out Hampton Bays waterfront to save the CPI. Why did the Town listen to them...probably because the Board figured they would get their votes. Where are they now? Some are in the big CPI in the sky, some are skipping or should I say shuffling though Good Ground Park and some are standing in front of the museum on Dune Road waiting for that waste of taxpayer dollars to open. The Town has made and continues to make really bad decisions on really bad information.
By HB Proud (889), Hampton Bays on Jul 6, 17 5:02 PM
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So lets get this straight Ernie, the same hermits on the hill that were happy to buy discounted real estate and then called the police every Fri and Sat night at 9:59 with a noise complaint to shut down the music are sorry that the Rechlers actually took them up on there save the CPI stalling scheme, and now want to argue to put the town homes back on the west side were the Rechlers originally proposed them just to hold up the project another 10 years HaHaaaaa lol. you people must think everyone ...more
By 27dan (2705), Shinnecock Hills on Jul 6, 17 6:36 PM
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seems ernie would rather have allen acres to go back to a drug infested surfer bar and hang out ? people are just scared there property taxes are going to go up if hampton bays keeps cleaning up its act.

"I am sure the five parking space fishing pier will bring in a lot of tourism!"

another ridiculous comment!

there is room for 300 people to fish on the other side of the canal so please stop the drama ! if you want a true water front attraction buy out jacksons marina ...more
By Erin 27 E (1211), hampton bays on Jul 6, 17 6:55 PM
I am pretty sure Jackson's is sold..that is why the owners' were putting the boats on their residential property. I am hopeful that the Rechlers will more forward with this project. I am not thrilled that the Save the CPI folks sold us down the canal, but we need to move forward.
By HB Proud (889), Hampton Bays on Jul 6, 17 8:34 PM
How about save CPI, shops and a couple restaurants, and skip the townhouses.

Not enough profit in it?

By Mr. Z (11374), North Sea on Jul 6, 17 8:52 PM
that would be correct Z see your starting to get now
By joe hampton (3350), The Hamptons on Jul 6, 17 10:35 PM
Money is more important than small business opportunity and the Town Master Plan.

Got it.
Jul 7, 17 5:50 AM appended by Mr. Z
P.S. You really are a typical "right winger". And, that's not a compliment. Which right wing radio host will you be parroting today?
By Mr. Z (11374), North Sea on Jul 7, 17 5:50 AM
It was not the "Save the CPI" folks who engineered the giveaway of Resort Waterfront Business zoning in favor of the townhouses; that was engineered by our elected political hacks in contravention of the Town's master plan. And it appears that some of our county level hacks may have actually promised to give actual real estate to the Rechlers to expand the area presently available.

Why is the project allowed to intrude on county owned land? And why are our local media outlets not asking ...more
By VOS (1196), WHB on Jul 7, 17 1:21 AM
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Gee Vos I must have missed your comments at last weeks SH Press story "MS-13 Has Presence On South Fork, Police Officials Say"

I did not see your outrage about the massive Spanish church / " Social Club" expansion the local media and the town jammed through in the dead of night under the radar?
By 27dan (2705), Shinnecock Hills on Jul 7, 17 7:52 AM
Mr. Z, how do you run a small business without being able to make money? You all (including some of the Town Administration) talk about small business like it is not for profit...read some of Frank Zappone's comments about the businesses around Good Ground Park. I would like to see him open a "cafe", pay the debt service on the building, payroll, insurance, taxes...completely clueless. Unless you have ever started and maintained a successful business, you have no idea what it takes.. I guess the ...more
By HB Proud (889), Hampton Bays on Jul 7, 17 9:36 AM
HB he never has any comception of how things work in a free market system... he is a far left idiologe who seems to just hate anyone who has achived any level of personal succsess. You are correct when you say he has no idea what it takes to deal with red tape and city hall. he is the kind of persone who loves red tape, progressive taxes and redistribution of wealth.
Jul 7, 17 11:03 AM appended by joe hampton
sorry for the errors typing from my phone
By joe hampton (3350), The Hamptons on Jul 7, 17 11:03 AM
It is bad enough that some residents have no concept of reality, but it is disgusting that our Town leadership doesn't.
By HB Proud (889), Hampton Bays on Jul 7, 17 11:40 AM
Don't forget class envy and a general anti capitalist view.
By bigfresh (4375), north sea on Jul 7, 17 12:05 PM
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Same old empty right wing talking points.

The only actual redistribution of wealth in this country has been to the top 5% of the population last 40 years.

Almost 12 trillion dollars and printing...
By Mr. Z (11374), North Sea on Jul 7, 17 4:40 PM
socialism works....until you run out of money...Small business is hard work and risky. I suspect, people like Mr. Z have never tried it and not willing to do it, but want what successful business owners have achieved...typical left.
By HB Proud (889), Hampton Bays on Jul 7, 17 6:08 PM
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Nothing works when it's poorly managed.

And, our economy has been. Severely.

Stop blaming things, instead of people. Government is not the problem. People are.
By Mr. Z (11374), North Sea on Jul 7, 17 9:59 PM
Notice his swipe at the wealthiest among us, totally flips out on them at every opportunity, little does he realize that they work their asses off.
By bigfresh (4375), north sea on Jul 7, 17 6:12 PM
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So do millions of other people whol put in over 70 hours a week and just aren't making it.

You guys have no comprehension whatsoever of how pathetic you sound. Same old radio talk show host parrots talking about things they have no clue about pulling the envy card. They don't get it unless they're fed.it.
By Mr. Z (11374), North Sea on Jul 7, 17 6:54 PM
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No one is arguing that many people work 70 hours a week, but that doesn't mean we should be jealous of those that take the risk to open their own business. Jealousy is a green eyed monster. It is not becoming left or right.
By HB Proud (889), Hampton Bays on Jul 7, 17 8:03 PM
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By HB Proud (889), Hampton Bays on Jul 7, 17 8:03 PM
Yet again, irrelevant argument. The subject is that we lost TWO restaurants. With a view. OF THE CANAL.

Where and how does good economic horse sense trump profit?

Increase density, and reduce attractions. Sure, pure public benefit...
By Mr. Z (11374), North Sea on Jul 7, 17 9:51 PM
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Finite number of customers plus finite number of days equal finite dinners/lunches....more prospective customers equal more business not less. More restaurants do not equal more business. Again, I suspect you have limited to no business experience.
By HB Proud (889), Hampton Bays on Jul 7, 17 10:48 PM
don't forget the Lobster Inn- also gone due to condos
By CaptainSig (708), Dutch Harbor on Jul 8, 17 7:35 AM
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Thanks, Captain.

I suspect HB is just being a troll.
Jul 8, 17 7:37 AM appended by Mr. Z
And, this is a tourist area. The only finite thing seems to be your vision. This is a tourist area, which has only grown in popularity. The only real finite thing is how many people you can pack like sardines on the East End.
By Mr. Z (11374), North Sea on Jul 8, 17 7:37 AM
Mr Z, anyone who has been reading your posts here regarding economics and the alleged "problem" of some being more financially successful than others shows an envious streak on your part. Plain as the nose on your face. By the way, I agree that the CPI project is the wrong way to handle the situation in HB.
By bigfresh (4375), north sea on Jul 8, 17 7:42 AM
when the left has no real argument, the left calls people names. It is the "your mother wears army boots defense." I did forget about the Lobster Inn, but that is not the "gateway" from the east to Hampton Bays. The blighted CPI site is the gate. That blight does no one any good. The Plan is not ideal, but we need to move forward. IMHO, Hampton Bays has the best restaurants in all of the Hamlets/Villages.
By HB Proud (889), Hampton Bays on Jul 9, 17 9:58 PM
Are you kidding, or just dumb?

"The right" just gives people derogatory nicknames here. Maturity level! It is to laugh!! I read a lot of news, and the comments on articles. The unswerving ability to see what one wants to see is strong here. @BF: Yet again, you prove how ignorant you truly are. You can't drive GDP proper without a solid middle class, and the gap you refer to is because we don't truly have one.

Is it a FACT that 95% of income gains since the "Recession" have ...more
By Mr. Z (11374), North Sea on Jul 9, 17 11:04 PM
Mr Z. , could be that most of the income "gains" have gone to 5% of the population , have you gotten a raise during the time frame under discussion? In our area the amount of money being spent the last 2 years has been on the increase, this year has been off the charts, we have all benefitted. There's damn near unlimited potential for growth here , right now. You know the proverb "a rising tide lifts all boats" , well the tide is rising like a flood.
Gotta love the way you bitch about name ...more
By bigfresh (4375), north sea on Jul 10, 17 5:48 PM
That is NOT a fact and you couldn't support it if your life depended on it.

By even flow (834), East Hampton on Jul 10, 17 5:53 PM
Yes it is a fact. Hard data and IRS numbers prove it. If you believe global warming is a myth, a.k.a. climate change denier then you wouldn't believe income inequality is a problem either.

Saez and Piketty were very thorough.

Income Inequality:
Evidence and Policy Implications
Emmanuel Saez, UC Berkeley
Arrow Lecture, Stanford
January 2013
Jul 10, 17 8:08 PM appended by Mr. Z
The impetuous impertinence, presumptions and the impatience regarding a response to and apples and oranges question is sufficient proof of a lack of maturity in these parts. It is to laugh...
By Mr. Z (11374), North Sea on Jul 10, 17 8:08 PM
BTW, "a rising tide lifts all boats" is bull puckey. More right wing brainwashing.

Perhaps it has escaped your vision that the East End of Long Island does not represent the entire United States? Sure looks like it has...
By Mr. Z (11374), North Sea on Jul 13, 17 5:25 AM
Have you gotten a raise during the time in question Mr Z? My concern is for my family and we are fortunate enough to live here. It just blows my mind that you have bought into the leftist propaganda so thoroughly that you actually are envious of the rich and feel the whole capitalist system sucks. Pitiful
By bigfresh (4375), north sea on Jul 13, 17 5:42 AM
I am curious if Mr Z's will answer a simple question?

Mr.Z what do you consider to be a bigger threat to our well-being radical Islam or capitalism?
By widow gavits (219), sag harbor on Jul 8, 17 8:54 AM
Wow i never saw anyone shut Mr Z up like Widow Gavits did.
By 27dan (2705), Shinnecock Hills on Jul 9, 17 6:10 PM
Wow. I never saw anyone so stupid to think people spend days on end looking at this comments section.

Considering unfettered, unchecked, unregulated capitalism burned the world economy to the ground (*repeatedly with regular frequnecy since "Tulip Mania") with a severe worldwide impact, what do you think? Which has been doing damage for a longer period of time?

Do your mommies let you out of the house without hearing your favorite frenzy whipping right wing radio zealot every ...more
Jul 9, 17 11:15 PM appended by Mr. Z
Perhaps you should add this to your Summer Reading List***When Money Dies: The Nightmare of Deficit Spending, Devaluation, and Hyperinflation in Weimar Germany Paperback, By Adam Fergusson
By Mr. Z (11374), North Sea on Jul 9, 17 11:15 PM
There you have it folks ! another one out of the closet Great job Widow Gavits !

IMO these are truly dangerous people that walk among us... Defender of Jay Sears and Israel hater (HHS), supporter of hate group BLM and Reparations (Mets), haters of Americanism and radical pacifist (June / Z)

It took President Donald Trump to shine a light into there very ideological mind sets

Drain the swamp and MAGA !
By 27dan (2705), Shinnecock Hills on Jul 10, 17 7:29 AM
Sorry Mr. Z, I'm going to have to match your Tulip Mania and raise you one 7th Century Kharijite.

"Some Muslim commentators assert that extremism within Islam goes back to the 7th century to the Kharijites. From their essentially political position, they developed extreme doctrines that set them apart from both mainstream Sunni and Shi'a Muslims. The Kharijites were particularly noted for adopting a radical approach of Takfir, whereby they declared other Muslims to be unbelievers and ...more
By SlimeAlive (1180), Southampton on Jul 10, 17 8:02 AM
creepy mr. z, very creepy
By Erin 27 E (1211), hampton bays on Jul 10, 17 11:11 AM
And "God's Word" has sold more persons into slavery, and killed more infidels regardless of religion. Christians killed plenty of Muslims. Those extremist punishments were part of almost every "faith".

Your best bet is to abandon your servitude to an omnipotent being for whom you have no proof regarding it's existence.

Less than ten years after Glass Steagall was repealed, KABOOM.

You just can't fix stupid.
Jul 10, 17 1:57 PM appended by Mr. Z
West Wing - Dr. Jacobs - Bible References
By Mr. Z (11374), North Sea on Jul 10, 17 1:57 PM
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By joe hampton (3350), The Hamptons on Jul 10, 17 4:09 PM
Sorry joe, but those bubbles and the lack of regulation which led to rampant speculation has most likely harmed billions since Tulip Mania. How many who simply punched their card were made to suffer or die for the greed of a few through no fault of their own? Some were actually fortunate enough to stand in bread lines when things were toughest.

Those who do not learn history may as well have been born yesterday.
By Mr. Z (11374), North Sea on Jul 10, 17 8:12 PM
Very disturbing that someone would prefer Sharia law to capitalism what Have We Become
By widow gavits (219), sag harbor on Jul 10, 17 8:01 AM
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By Mr. Z (11374), North Sea on Jul 10, 17 2:05 PM
It was a simple question you choose not to answer and it reveled much about who you are! didn't it.
By Undocumented Democrat (1936), southampton on Jul 10, 17 3:10 PM
Please. I never intimated such a preference. Thanks for putting words in my mouth, it's so polite. This was an interesting read. Perhaps you will enjoy it's implications.


Biological annihilation via the ongoing sixth mass extinction signaled by vertebrate population losses and declines

Gerardo Ceballosa,1, Paul R. Ehrlichb,1, and Rodolfo Dirzob
Author Affiliations

Contributed by Paul R. Ehrlich, May 23, 2017 (sent for review March 28, 2017; reviewed by Thomas ...more
By Mr. Z (11374), North Sea on Jul 10, 17 8:45 PM
How has socialism worked out for venezuela, eastern europe and china to name a few? It goes back to power. In any system, absolute power corrupts absolutely. A balance of both keeps each in check.
By Taz (637), East Quogue on Jul 10, 17 11:24 AM
You confuse poorly managed dictatorships with actual governance.
By Mr. Z (11374), North Sea on Jul 10, 17 2:02 PM
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There it is Mr. Z - someone left like you calling people dumb because you make circular arguments. I don't need to quote anyone. I review the information and make my informed decisions...but happy that I got under your skin..Back to the Point - CPI project. This site needs to be developed and self sustaining, unlike the tax funded $ 4 million Good Ground Park boondoggle.
By HB Proud (889), Hampton Bays on Jul 10, 17 11:57 AM
And there it is.

The bullies scream and cry then point their fingers when they are done unto as they do to others.

LMMFAO!
By Mr. Z (11374), North Sea on Jul 10, 17 1:59 PM
I like the rest of us are still curious if Mr Z's will answer a simple question?

Mr.Z what do you consider to be a bigger threat to our well-being radical Islam or capitalism?



By Undocumented Democrat (1936), southampton on Jul 10, 17 3:13 PM
They are both a threat, and apples and oranges as well.

Unfetteted, unregulated, unchecked capitalism is a threat to the well being of untold.millions.

As a reasonable segue, roads have speed.limits for a.reason. Sorry if you need to look up the word segue...
By Mr. Z (11374), North Sea on Jul 11, 17 6:24 PM
The answer to the stupid question is neither. Not radical Islam b/c you've been propagandized with phantom fear(s), and not capitalism as we've known it b/c that is dying.
PEW RESEARCH - Experts predict the death of capitalism is near


This isn't a communist fantasy, but the natural end of capitalism itself.
The Pew Research Center has just published a major report on the future of work, jobs, and capitalism in the face of new technology and automation. The report took ...more
By June Bug (2438), SOUTHAMPTON on Jul 10, 17 4:55 PM
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By Ditch Bum (802), Water Mill on Jul 10, 17 5:07 PM
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By local 84 (341), riverhead on Jul 10, 17 5:12 PM
The pew center has not published a major report that reflects that ''capitalism itself is in danger of obsolescence''.

That is one of the most ridiculous things, in an avalanche of ridiculous things, you have ever posted.

Jobs will evaporate? People will struggle to keep up with changes?

Sounds like someone else has been ''propagandized with phantom fears''....capitalism is dying? Have you heard of the internet?

Your leftist utopian dream of the the death ...more
By even flow (834), East Hampton on Jul 10, 17 5:45 PM
Oh, is that so? Do you also think the earth is flat and gravity doesn't exist?
Do you even notice what's in front of you, or read anything at all?
Further, why such outrage over truth?

Excerpt from www.pewinternet.org:

Capitalism itself is in real trouble

The global business leaders of the highest-performing companies of the digital age run lean operations that require few employees. Apple, Alphabet (Google and its subsidiaries’ parent company), Facebook ...more
By June Bug (2438), SOUTHAMPTON on Jul 10, 17 8:49 PM
Full-Time Employee headcount at GOOGL, now Alphabet, is around 62,000. Up from 53,600 last year. 61,814 full-time employees: 23,336 in research and development
By even flow (834), East Hampton on Jul 11, 17 9:35 AM
Hahaha phantom fear.... tell that to Europe. You're quite insensitive June.
By Sturgis (572), Southampton on Jul 11, 17 11:01 AM
Ah, Sturgis, still afraid after Dear Leader's "travel" ban?
By June Bug (2438), SOUTHAMPTON on Jul 11, 17 11:27 AM
And your point is?
Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Google and Twitter combined employ a whopping half a million plus people. That number includes an 8% reduction in Twitter's work force from the previous year.
By June Bug (2438), SOUTHAMPTON on Jul 11, 17 11:37 AM
You are, of course, counting Apple's child slave labor contractors in China, at least the ones not who haven't committed suicide yet, and Amazon's seasonal, temporary warehouse workers, at least the ones who haven't died from heat exhaustion (But Bezos does have an ambulance parked outside, cheaper than keeping the warehouses air conditioned.) I was waiting for your positive references to WalMart too, but perhaps you haven't yet realized they have joined the club of corporations and oligarchs who've ...more
By NateNewtown (96), east on Jul 11, 17 1:10 PM
Treason is selling our Uranium to Russia. See Hillary for that otherwise just go away with your America hate.
By They call me (2695), southampton on Jul 11, 17 3:46 PM
Another dupe who's fallen prey to falsehood promoted by Breitbart, trump, et. al. How about doing some research before your gullibility makes you look foolish?

www.snopes.com

Allegations of a "quid pro quo" deal giving Russia ownership of one-fifth of U.S. uranium deposits in exchange for $145 million in donations to the Clinton Foundation are unsubstantiated.
FALSE
ORIGIN
In the months leading up to the 2016 United States presidential ...more
By June Bug (2438), SOUTHAMPTON on Jul 11, 17 6:06 PM
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Until you can tell us what food stamps can buy on Facebook, Apple, Google, Amazon or Twitter, you need to go back to your drawing board.
This must be whackadoodle week.
Jul 12, 17 6:15 PM appended by June Bug
And before you even go near food stamps, study up on the billions you and I fund with our hard-earned tax dollars on welfare for corporations and the rich via subsidies and tax breaks. Just as one paltry example, our neighbor, David Koch and his brother--who rail against subsidies and estimated to be worth $82B (as of 2015)-- received $157M in state and federal subsidies that year. The programming to resent and go after the poor all the while being fleeced by the rich is nothing short of amazing. And anti-Christian.
By June Bug (2438), SOUTHAMPTON on Jul 11, 17 6:15 PM
And they wonder why I.think they're dumb as a box of hammers.
By Mr. Z (11374), North Sea on Jul 11, 17 6:31 PM
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By bigfresh (4375), north sea on Jul 10, 17 5:54 PM
It would be great if the comments were back to the CPI and the condos.
By HB Proud (889), Hampton Bays on Jul 10, 17 10:38 PM
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Have a little fun. Opinions on said topic have been expressed.

Personally, I think we've lost too many dining experiences with a view to density.
By Mr. Z (11374), North Sea on Jul 11, 17 6:50 PM
to 27dan:

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'There you have it folks ! another one out of the closet Great job Widow Gavits !

IMO these are truly dangerous people that walk among us... Defender of Jay Sears and Israel hater (HHS), supporter of hate group BLM and Reparations (Mets), haters of Americanism and radical pacifist (June / Z)

It took President Donald Trump to shine a light into there very ideological mind sets"
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We all recognize ...more
By highhatsize (4032), East Quogue on Jul 11, 17 9:22 AM
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"Do or do not. There is no try."

~ Yoda
By Mr. Z (11374), North Sea on Jul 11, 17 6:48 PM
Mr. Z said "roads have speed.limits for a.reason"

They reason is control and revenue ... Speed limits should be set by the states not the feds... and they would be if the federal government did not cheat by with holding hwy $ when the states do not submit.

Dem's think they know whats good for everybody (The seat belt law for example) just a gift to the insurance lobby.

When you live in a Representative Republic with a Constitution .... Capitalism works! The reason it ...more
By joe hampton (3350), The Hamptons on Jul 12, 17 5:21 PM
Wow. Safety reasons not a factor with you? Seat belt laws have saved an untold number of lives.

If there ever were a post to exemplify a juvenile mentality, yours would be it. The petulant attitude of a toddler exclaiming "You can't tell me what to do!", as feet are stomped and possibly teeth are gnashed. Capitalism as it currently functions has diminished the Representative Republic. When money is ruled as free speech, there is something fundamentally wrong with your Republic. The ...more
Jul 12, 17 9:47 PM appended by Mr. Z
Perhaps the meaning of the word commonwealth as being "the general good" being listed as "archaic" is part of the problem.
By Mr. Z (11374), North Sea on Jul 12, 17 9:47 PM
See that is were me and you fundamentally differ, Its my life pal and this is still America! so save the outrage for someone else.

You want me to where a seat belt and then some ass blasts by my on a motorcycle doing 140 on the LIE? Where is your concern for that guy? I am for anyone under 18 having to were a seat belt... but after that no sale comrade.
Jul 12, 17 9:56 PM appended by joe hampton
And just for the recored ... I am talking about reasonable limits, not 60mph down a side street. But lets be honest . What kind of garbage is going on in Sag Harbor or East Qougue when if you do the posted speed limit you will get passed by a bicycle... and the next thing you know you are getting pulled over for not wearing a seat belt while driving 20 mph ! Its CRAP and you know It !
By joe hampton (3350), The Hamptons on Jul 12, 17 9:56 PM
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They hand out Darwin Awards for that type of behavior.
By Mr. Z (11374), North Sea on Jul 12, 17 9:58 PM
That is the sole reason I own my old car with no seat belts or On star. I leave my cell phone at home and just drive. It is a wonderful feeling no one tracking you like you are the enemy of the state. Its like going back in time to when our lives made sense and we had more control over our own lives. It is very peaceful. Occasionally I get pulled over, usually by a female police officer who tries to tell me I am breaking the law and I have to educate her on how It is my right to be on my way.
By 27dan (2705), Shinnecock Hills on Jul 12, 17 10:29 PM
Capitalism works Mr Z, and works quite well, please show how communism or socialism has been successful.
By bigfresh (4375), north sea on Jul 13, 17 5:52 AM
I'm curious as to why the plaintiffs hired a third rate law firm to sue the defendants. Friends?Cheap?





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By BarryMcConnell (14), Hampton Bays, New York on Jul 14, 17 9:02 PM
I prefer to see townhouses and restaurant then what I see now for years. Some people cannot stand the fact that other people are making money and they start to talk about "issues". Is enough so many years of fighting!
By dany (32), Water Mill on Jul 15, 17 7:57 AM
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