Winter Weekend on the East End

Winter Weekend on the East End, East Hampton, New York (B)

I learned a new word recently: smultronställe. It’s Swedish, literally meaning “place of wild strawberries,” however more familiarly means a place discovered, treasured, returned to for solace and relaxation, a personal idyll free from stress or sadness. Immediately, I understood this sentiment in my relationship with my own hometown of Amagansett. Amagansett was founded by the Dutch in 1648 and remains a small village nestled between the bay and the ocean north-to-south and Montauk and East Hampton east-to-west.

I wasn’t born here. I was born in Manhattan, and it’s true that even though I’ve grown up here since the age of 7, I may forever be distinguished from a true local. Of course, on the opposite end, most native New Yorkers’ first question to other New Yorkers is: where did you go to school? And thus, even though I began my childhood in Manhattan and continued to visit one half of my parental unit on the island of Manhattan through to the age of adulthood — I’m distinguished again from full native New Yorker status. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Winter Weekend on the East End
Guide Location: USA » East Hampton
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Dakota Arkin
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Indian Wells Beach
  • Main Beach
  • c/o Maidstone
  • Jack's Stir Brew Coffee
  • Marine Museum
  • The Dock
  • 1770 House
  • Main Street