Joy Behar Buys Home Within Walking Distance To Bay Street Theater - 27 East

Real Estate News

Real Estate News / 1405164

Joy Behar Buys Home Within Walking Distance To Bay Street Theater

icon 1 Photo
98 Bay Street, Sag Harbor

98 Bay Street, Sag Harbor

author on Sep 12, 2016

Joy Behar is known nationally as a comedian and talk show host, but closer to home she is also known as being a strong supporter of the Bay Street Theater, and in fact serves on its board of trustees. Thanks to a house she just purchased on Bay Street in Sag Harbor, for $4.75 million, the next time there is a board meeting, she can walk to it.

There are other places nearby in the village for Ms. Behar to hike to, including Havens Beach, Long Wharf, boatyards, the Dockside and other restaurants, and even Billy Joel’s digs down the street. The 4,500-square-foot traditional on nearly two-thirds of an acre has 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, a formal dining room, a newly renovated cook’s kitchen, and five fireplaces. A separate cottage on the property has a kitchen, bath, bedroom, and a living room with a fireplace. There is a pool, of course, but also a small pond within the landscaped garden.

Among the tidbits locals and others may not know about Ms. Behar is her original name was Josephina Victoria Occhiuto. After obtaining a Master’s Degree in English from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, she taught on Long Island, at Lindenhurst High School. Apparently, this was not an exciting enough occupation because she went to work for ABC’s “Good Morning America”—not in any on-air capacity, but as a receptionist.

Ms. Behar wrote jokes and took her stand-up routine to any clubs that would have her. And she stuck with “Good Morning America,” eventually in front of the camera and as a producer. She also appeared on “The New Show,” produced by Lorne Michaels of “Saturday Night Live,” on HBO comedy specials, “Way Off Broadway” and “Live From Queens” on the Lifetime channel, and audiences may have caught her in small parts in several feature films, including “Cookie,” “Hall Pass,” and Woody Allen’s “Manhattan Murder Mystery.”

Probably her biggest break in show business came in 1997, when she became one of the original panel members of the ABC daytime talk show “The View.” She remained with the show until stepping down in 2013 … but two years later she returned as a regular co-host. If Ms. Behar decides to write a play and give it a test run, she could (almost) hit the Bay Street Theatre with a laptop from her new home.

You May Also Like:

Coopers Neck Lane Estate Sells For $13 Million

A waterfront estate in Southampton Village sold at the end of June for $13.1 million, ... 3 Aug 2021 by Staff Writer

Bridgehampton North Estate Renovated By Jay Bialsky Sells For $7.2 Million

A 4.7-acre Bridgehampton North estate with an 8,000-square-foot residence renovated by builder Jay Bialsky recently ... by Staff Writer

Home Built For Sag Harbor Corrector Founder On The Market

The Sag Harbor home that was built for one of the village’s earliest newspaper publishers ... by Staff Writer

Recent Build In Southampton Village With $9 Million Asking Price Enters Contract

A recent build in Southampton Village has entered contract with a last asking price of ... by Staff Writer

Waterfront Ox Pasture Road Estate Sells For $28.45 Million

A 4.6-acre Southampton Village estate recently sold for $28.45 million after seeking $32 million, an ... by Staff Writer

Norman Jaffe-Designed Bayfront Estate In Quogue Asking $18 Million

An estate in Quogue designed by Norman Jaffe and fronting Quantuck Bay recently hit the ... by Staff Writer

Concert For Affordable Housing Planned August 27 In Southampton

The Town of Southampton Housing Authority and the Ascend Homes & Community Foundation are planning a concert to help raise money for affordable housing efforts on Friday, August 27, in Agawam Park in Southampton Village. The 6:30 p.m. concert will feature an Earth, Wind & Fire tribute band as well as food trucks and vendors. The free event will be geared toward all ages. Sponsors are sought, and net proceeds will go toward workforce housing projects within the town. For more information, email Curtis Highsmith, the executive director of the housing authority, at, or call 631-905-5380. 28 Jul 2021 by Staff Writer

Second Quarters Reports Are All Good News For Hamptons Housing Market

The second-quarter reports for the Hamptons housing market were packed with good news for sellers. Inventory is down, demand is up — and prices are up, according to a survey of reports from Douglas Elliman Real Estate, Brown Harris Stevens and The Corcoran Group. Each real estate firm uses its own methodology, but the trendlines all pointed toward the same conclusion: The market is strong with demand outpacing inventory even though the frenzy of activity seen last summer amid pandemic fears and the New York State shutdown has stabilized. The Brown Harris Stevens Report found the highest average sales price ... 27 Jul 2021 by Brendan J. OReilly

Wainscott Tenant Fights Ejectment Proceeding Amid Eviction Moratorium

Despite New York State’s eviction moratorium remaining in place through August 31, a tenant in Wainscott faces an ejectment proceeding in State Supreme Court that seeks to immediately remove her and her family from the house she leased, so the landlord can close on its sale by Labor Day. The landlord also is seeking more than $1 million in damages should the pending sale of the house fall through due to the tenant staying past the closing date. However, the tenant may have every right to remain in the house for another 11 months, regardless of the eviction moratorium. The ... by Brendan J. O’Reilly

Community Preservation Fund Revenue Up 113 Percent To $113.5 Million For First Half Of 2021

The Peconic Bay Community Preservation Fund brought in $113.5 million in the first half of 2021, a 113 percent increase over the first half of 2020. Across the five East End towns, total CPF revenue in June was $19.8 million, compared with $7.88 million the same month a year earlier. That’s a 151 percent increase. “Revenues for the CPF continue to reflect the significant increase in real estate activity on the East End since the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic,” New York State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. said in a statement. “This marks the 11th straight month that revenues ... by Staff Writer

Welcome to our new website!

To see what’s new, click “Start the Tour” to take a tour.

We welcome your feedback. Please click the
“contact/advertise” link in the menu bar to email us.

Start the Tour
Landscape view not supported
Send this to a friend