About Us

Where We Started

DanDan’s Papers, the iconic mainstay publication of Long Island’s East End for more than 50 years, founded by Dan Rattiner, continues the tradition of being a truly unique editorial offering. With commentary that is timely, whimsical, satirical and real, each week Dan’s Papers features a mix of wit and wisdom you won’t find anywhere else. Dan’s Papers is a “Hamptons Original,” catering to the needs of locals, residents and visitors to the Hamptons and the North Fork.

Who We Are

With the largest ABC Audited circulation of any publication on the East End and in the Hamptons year-round, distributed from Manhattan to Montauk, Dan’s Papers has long been considered the bible for what to do, where to go, where to stay and where to play on the North and South forks. Dan’s Papers’ expertise on the East End extends to business, complete with integrated marketing programs including full-color glossy print and newsprint advertising, digital marketing, email marketing, mobile marketing, social media marketing, event marketing and custom website design. Dan’s Papers also publishes Dan’s List, “The List You Want to Be On,” and a variety of special supplements.

A haven for the wealthy, the famous and even the infamous, the Hamptons includes some of the most sought-after luxury ZIP codes in the United States, its quaint villages are surrounded by rich farmland and some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. From Westhampton to Montauk on the South Fork and Wading River to Orient Point on the North Fork, local residents, Manhattan’s second-home owners and world-class travelers revel in the beauty and tradition of the East End. In the Hamptons and across the East End, Dan’s Papers covers every aspect of what to do, where to go, where to stay and where to play, every week of the year.

Where We Play

The Hamptons is one of the most historic summer colonies in the American Northeast, with some of the most expensive residential properties in the United States. Forbes lists Sagaponack as the second most expensive ZIP code in the country, with a median real estate price of $6,433,077. Sagaponack, Water Mill and Bridgehampton were listed among the top 8 most expensive small towns in the United States, according to Zillow.com. Hamptons homeowners and visitors include many of New York City’s most affluent residents, and increasingly, affluent foreigners from Europe and South America. Main Beach in East Hampton was ranked the Number 1 Beach in America by Dr. Beach. As of April 2012 the median single-family home price in the Hamptons was $815,000. (Long Island Real Estate Report)  The Shinnecock and National golf clubs were recently voted as the #3 and #10 ranked courses in America by Golf Digest magazine. 

The Leading Website in the Hamptons, DansPapers.com

The must-read digital companion to Dan’s Papers, the largest weekly publication on Long Island’s celebrated, affluent East End. Fun and informative, updated multiple times every day with coverage of can’t-miss events, Hamptons celebrities, local news and newsmakers, food-and-wine happenings and more—it’s all Hamptons all the time!

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