Dan’s Papers founder and President Dan Rattiner will hold two readings this weekend from his new book, In the Hamptons 4ever, and both are open to the public and free to attend.
On Friday, September 18, at 5:30 p.m. Rattiner will read the chapter “Ron Ziel” at the Southampton Long Island Rail Road station. Ron Zeil was a railroad buff who was second in command at Dan’s Papers for its first 15 years. “This chapter recounts many of the adventures we had together,” Rattiner says.
Then on Saturday, September 19, at 5 p.m. next to Starbucks (2488 Montauk Highway) in Bridgehampton, Rattiner reads “Hampton Subway.” Dan’s Papers has published the Hampton Subway Newsletter every week for six years. The subway does not exist, but this is the story of its founding in 1932, when stolen construction material was brought out from New York City and put underground in the Hamptons. The subway never opened then and was long forgotten, but was rediscovered in 2007 under a Superfund site. The subway has been running ever since.