Our sister site and monthly magazine, Behind the Hedges (BehindtheHedges.com), offers an index of Hamptons real estate by the numbers for October 2017. Read these tidbits and factoids, and feel satisfied knowing a little bit more than most about East End properties, history and more. Or, store them deep in your brain now and impress friends and colleagues at cocktail parties later.
Price paid by Beyoncé and Jay-Z – $26 million
Combined net worth of Beyoncé and Jay-Z, according to Forbes – $1.16 billion
Year of the first Bridgehampton Sports Car Road Races – 1915
Year the Bridgehampton Road Races Corporation bought land for a private track – 1953
Cost of that 550-acre plot overlooking Noyac Bay – $55,000
Price paid for that plot in 1983, on which is now the Bridge Golf Club – $9 million
Number of Oscar nominations, Hamptons International Film Festival films, 2016 – 45
Number of Oscar nominations, HIFF, since 2008 – 275
Number of people aboard FV Pelican, a 42-foot party boat off Montauk, September 1, 1951 – 64
Number of people the Coast Guard estimated FV Pelican could safely carry – 30
Number of people killed when FV Pelican capsized – 45
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