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The Hamptons

Hamptons or the Hamptons is the name of a region on the east end of Long Island in Suffolk County of the US state New York . The name is derived from the local cities of Southampton , East Hampton , Westhampton , Bridgehampton and Hampton Bays . The Hamptons are between 130 kilometers (Westhampton) and 230 kilometers ( Montauk ) from New York City .

For many decades, the Hamptons have been considered the Mecca of the super-rich and are primarily used by wealthy Americans as a weekend or summer residence. Numerous billionaires as well as personalities from industry, finance, film and television have their domiciles here. The most famous owners of a property include u. a. Mariah Carey , Steven Spielberg , Tiger Woods , Jennifer Lopez and Calvin Klein . The Hamptons property prices are among the highest in the world.

The area was the Algonquin - Indians in the 17th century by the settlers Lion Gardiner for the equivalent of 24 axes, 24 coats, 20 levels and 100 Ahlen bought.

Since 1993, the Hamptons has held the annual Hamptons International Film Festival dedicated to independent film every October .

The Hamptons include the following cities and towns: Westhampton , Westhampton Beach , West Hampton Dunes , Quogue , East Quogue , Hampton Bays , Southampton , North Sea , Water Mill , Bridgehampton , Sagaponack , North Haven , Sag Harbor , East Hampton and Napeague .

The Hamptons in the media

The Hamptons became better known, especially outside the USA, through the TV series King of Queens , Sex and the City , Royal Pains , Castle , Gossip Girl , Revenge and The Affair . The film comedy Was das Herz suchttt (with Jack Nicholson ), through John Irving's bestseller Widow for one year , the first part of which was filmed under the title The Door in the Floor with Jeff Bridges and Kim Basinger , and through Louis Begley's novel About Schmidt . Max Frisch's story Montauk takes place in the town of the same name on the easternmost tip of the Hamptons.

Web links

Commons : Hamptons  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Coordinates: 40 ° 53 ′  N , 72 ° 30 ′  W