At a Tuesday hearing in State Supreme Court on Long Island, Sean Ludwick was remanded to jail with no possibility of bail. The New York City real estate developer, facing vehicular homicide charges, was arrested last week after attempting buy a boat in Puerto Rico to take him to South America. “When I set bail at $1 million, I never contemplated the possibilities heard here today,” State Supreme Court Justice Fernando Camacho said. “There is no bail package to ensure his return to court.”
The Hampton Jitney is a private bus line that takes well-off New York City residents from the city to the Long Island towns where well-off New York City residents enjoy spending summer weekends. Lately, some of those buses have experienced delays. One can only imagine the effect sitting in traffic must have on the already enervating class anxiety felt by Jitney riders who cannot, as their betters do, charter weekly helicopters.
After a summer-long investigation by its Hamptons beat-reporter Jim Rutenberg, the New York Times has discovered that the Hamptons are no longer the sole domain of the gilded elite (and the various news reporters who are supposed to be covering them), but are now becoming pretty trashy. Like Jersey levels of sleaze.
As if these photos of Colin Powell cutting a rug—pursed lips conveying his boogie-woogie seriousness in one; hands-on-hips stance indicating he may be contemplating a hernia-inducing squat dance in another—weren't uncomfortable enough, now we have approximately 20 digital-video seconds of the former secretary of state grooving out to a Daft Punk song about staying up all night for the nookie. Also, included: Pharrell's croon, Katie Holmes Doing the Shoulders, and a full-club karaoke singalong. The Hamptons will embarrass you every time.
From Curbed Hamptons we have this aerial shot of where once stood the $43.5 million home of "billionaire hedge-funder David Tepper." Why tear down a perfectly good beach palace? Because he couldn't see the ocean from every room, they report. Has anyone ever built a house entirely out of smudge-proof glass? That would be awesome! Views inside views inside views. I bet Donald Trump has one of those. [Curbed, photo credit: Cully/EEFAS via Patch.com]