More Winners: Dan Rattiner’s Non-Traditional Best of the Best Categories

Dan's Best of the Best Alternative Edition 2019
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This past week, the winners of the 2019 Dan’s Best of the Best, as chosen by you, the readers, were announced. Here’s a few that somehow got left off the list…

BEST LIGHTHOUSE
Montauk Lighthouse

BEST WINDMILL
Southampton Windmill (because Tennessee Williams lived in it one year)

SECOND BEST WINDMILL
Hook Mill at East Hampton (tie)
The Windmill at Water Mill (tie)

BEST PUBLIC GOLF COURSE—EAST
Montauk Golf Links

BEST PUBLIC GOLF COURSE—WEST
Indian Island Golf Course

BEST PRIVATE GOLF COURSE
(This information is only available to members of private clubs.)

BEST SUNRISE
The Sun

SECOND BEST SUNRISE
Alpha Centauri

BEST SAND DUNE
The Walking Dunes in Napeague

MOST HISTORIC VILLAGE 17TH CENTURY
East Hampton

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BEST RAILROAD TRESTLE
North Main Street East Hampton

BEST MOON
The Moons of Saturn

SECOND BEST MOON
The Moon of Earth

BEST WHARF
Long Wharf, Sag Harbor

BEST POLAR BEAR PLUNGE
Coopers Beach, Southampton

BEST OFF-SEASON EVENT
Christmas Everywhere in the Hamptons (tie)
HarborFrost in Sag Harbor (tie)

BEST OFF-SEASON INTELLECTUAL EVENT
Hamptons International Film Festival

BEST SUMMER EVENT
Dan’s Taste of Summer, All of Them (tie)
Hampton Classic Horse Show (tie)

BEST SUNSET
John Steinbeck Park

BEST MOVIE THEATER
Sag Harbor Cinema

BEST TRAFFIC INTERSECTION
County Road 39 and North Sea Road

MOST GENEROUS CELEBRITY
Alec Baldwin

MOST DISHONEST POND
Captain Kidd’s Money Pond, Montauk

BEST FISHING VILLAGE
Montauk

MOST HISTORIC VILLAGE 18TH CENTURY
Sag Harbor

BEST STATUE
Stargazer in Manorville (tie)
The Big Duck in Flanders (tie)

SECOND BEST STATUE
Me, across from old Lobster Inn, Southampton (tie)
Me, next to Audi, Southampton (tie)

BEST VIEW OVER POTATO FIELDS
What’s Left of Sagaponack

BEST CURVING MAIN STREET
Westhampton Beach

SECOND BEST CURVING MAIN STREET
Sag Harbor

BEST BEACH PAVILLION
Main Beach, East Hampton

CUTEST BEACH PAVILLION
The Quogue Beach Club

BEST ISLAND
Gardiners Island

MOST EXCLUSIVE POND
Georgica Pond

MOST EXCLUSIVE LAKE
Lake Agawam

BEST WAR MEMORIAL
Lake Agawam War Memorial (tie)
Bridgehampton Founders Monument (tie)

BEST RIVER
Peconic River

BEST HELICOPTER PAD
Meadow Lane, Southampton

BEST BRIDGE FOR FISHING
Sagg Bridge

BEST HISTORIC THEATER
Vail Levitt, Riverhead (tie)
Suffolk Theater, Riverhead (tie)

BEST AIRPORT IN EAST HAMPTON
East Hampton Airport

BEST PUBLIC PARK
Lake Agawam in Southampton (tie)
Riverwalk in Riverhead (tie)

BEST WATER PARK
Splish Splash in Calverton

BEST AQUARIUM
Long Island Aquarium

BEST LAKE
Lake Montauk (tie)
Lake Agawam (tie)

CUTEST SHORT STREET
Love Lane, Mattituck

CHICEST SHORT STREET
Jobs Lane, Southampton

BEST CANAL
Canals of Westhampton Beach (tie)
Shinnecock Canal (tie)

BEST CLIFF
Camp Hero, Montauk (tie)
Shadmoor, Montauk (tie)

BEST DEER
North Haven

BEST GIANT YACHT BOAT SLIPS
Sag Harbor (tie)
Star Island (tie)

BEST RAILROAD STATION
Southampton (Because of the Seashells)

BEST COLUMNIST
Dan Rattiner (tie)
Old Man McGumbus (tie)

SECOND BEST COLUMNIST
Oliver Peterson

BEST OCEAN
Atlantic

SECOND BEST OCEAN
Pacific (tie)
Indian (tie)

FOURTH BEST SMALL SUBWAY SYSTEM IN THE NORTHEAST
Hamptons Subway

To find all Dan’s Best of the Best 2019 winners, visit DansBOTB.com and DansPapers.com.

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