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Behind the Hedges: Arthur Gelb’s Water Mill Cottage

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New York Times editor Arthur Gelb had the kind of storied career you never hear about any more: he started working the night shift at The Times as a copy boy in 1944 when he was 20 years old and rose through the ranks. 45 years later, he retired as managing editor. This cute cottage on Mill Pond was his Hamptons retreat. The 2500-square foot house offers five bedrooms and four baths, and, the listing says, “has windows everywhere to take in the vast pond views that change magically in the Hamptons sunshine.” There’s one acre of land, which includes a gunite pool, patio, and a dock with a rowboat on the pond. Read more at

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