Behind the Hedges: Montauk Then and Now

Behind the Hedges: Montauk Then and Now

Looking for a deep dive into Hamptons real estate? BehindtheHedges.com is the premier real estate and lifestyle destination on Long Island’s fabled East End, featuring in-depth insights and exclusive content tailored to the Hamptons. Here’s a sampling of what you’ll find on Behind the Hedges.

MEMORY MONDAY: SEE HOW MONTAUK HAS CHANGED SINCE THE EARLY 1930s
Montauk in the 1930s was a far, far different place than it is today. In 1925, Carl Fisher bought the entire peninsula of Montauk, 10,000 acres in all for $2.5M (that’s about $315M in today’s dollars). His dream was to develop Montauk into the Miami Beach of the North. (He’d already built Miami Beach!) Fisher then immediately began putting up buildings, many of which are still here. Read more at BehindtheHedges.com

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