Business Briefs: EH Point To Open, Jimenez Joins Elliman, Helicopter Travel

Wings Air only operates private flights, with no ride sharing permitted.


Wings Air only operates private flights, with no ride sharing permitted.

Traveling To & From The Hamptons a Breeze With Wings Air

New York-based air charter operator Wings Air, the first helicopter company ever named a Virtuoso Preferred Partner is ready for the 2017 season. Wings Air specializes in private charters and experiences with a company-owned fleet of five helicopters, flying safely since 2002.

New York City to East Hampton trips start at $2,200 for two people one-way, seven days a week, weather permitting with an average flight time of about 45 minutes.

Helicopters can accommodate up to six passengers. Charters and airport transfers are available between all points in the Northeastern USA and the Hamptons.

Wings Air only operates private flights, with no ride sharing permitted. To get a quote, text (914) 246-2225 or call (866) 445-5434.

Wings Air has joined forces with five-star venues and service providers to develop exclusive travel experiences, all involving private helicopter transportation. The expanding collection includes the Hamptons Beach Picnic, Hamptons Insider Tour and Private Dinner on a Hamptons Yacht.

For more information, please contact

Alexander Jimenez

Alex Jimenez Joins Douglas Elliman

Alexander Jimenez has joined the Brendan Skislock Team at Douglas Elliman in Bridgehampton. Mr. Jimenez, who lives in Amagansett, holds a degree in architecture from Saint Bonaventure University and Columbia.

Through his 15 years of experience in property management in the Hamptons, he has garnered a skill set in negotiating with builders and contractors. His contractor’s eye provides perspective for his clients, as he understands not just what is on the surface, but all mechanical systems of a home.

Mr. Jimenez has developed a broad network of clients during his tenure as an estate property manager and is fluent in Spanish to serve clients globally.  During his free time he enjoys biking, cooking, painting and sculpting, as well as spending time at the beach with his wife and daughter.

East Hampton Point Opens Memorial Day Weekend

East Hampton Point, the waterfront resort at Three Mile Harbor known best for its sunset views, opens its restaurant and bar from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day.

Chef Craig Attwood returns to East Hampton Point with a signature menu, refreshed dining décor, weekly specials, events and Yachtlife charters from the marina.

Chef Attwood was executive chef at the restaurant from 2008 to 2010. The Long Islander, respectful of local bounty and dubbed early in his career by The New York Times as a “kitchen commander,” fuses tradition with eclectic preparation in his seafood-driven New American menu of raw dishes, small plates and entrees.

New raw dishes include Local Catch Ceviche with pineapple, coconut milk and chilies, Tuna Poke with soy, sesame, ginger, togarashi and crispy rice, Citrus Cured Salmon with cucumber kimchi and crème fraiche, Steak Tartare with quail egg, spring onion and wild mushroom along with baby and Grand Plateaus starring oysters, clams, shrimp and crabmeat cocktails and tuna poke.

New small plates are Smoked Blue Fish Pate, Blue Crab Toast and Grilled Spanish Octopus, Berkshire Pork Ribs with coriander-thyme rub and orange blossom honey, Burrata with strawberry rhubarb gastrique and salads of watercress and endive, heirloom beets and baby lettuces.

New entrees include roasted Atlantic Skate with lobster fried rice, peas, asparagus and miso, Grilled Montauk Tilefish with pickled beets, yogurt, fava greens and cumin, Grilled Faroe Island Salmon with couscous, artichokes and nicoise olives and East End Bouillabaisse with local fish, mussels, lobster, fennel, potato and saffron. Classics on the menu included roasted free-range chicken, Allen Bros. NY strip steak, Rustichella rigatoni and wild mushroom risotto.

Overseeing the restaurant’s 2017 season is restaurant general manager Alex Algieri who returns for his second season with East Hampton Point.

East Hampton Point is located at 295 Three Mile Harbor/Hog Creek Road. For more information, please call (631) 324-9191 or visit


The 1770 House Extends Popular Deals To June

The 1770 House Restaurant & Inn, a year-round destination for dining by Chef Michael Rozzi, will continue offering dining deals into June with the exception of Memorial Day Weekend.

Each Thursday until June 29 in the downstairs Tavern, the 1770 House will offer $17.70 dishes including a signature burger and meatloaf plus new Tavern favorites, Korean BBQ Berkshire Ribs and chicken parmigiana-style, $9 house red or white wine by the glass and a $5 house beer selection.

From Sunday to Thursday until June 8, there will be a $35 three-course prix fixe of popular a la carte dishes as well as $9 wine and $5 beer selections.

Among spring appetizers are Chef Rozzi’s Togarashi Cured Ora King Salmon with
green garbanzo beans, scallion, spring radishes and miso and nori emulsion, asparagus, farm egg and potato salad dill with crème fraîche and trout roe and Chilled Spring Pea Soup with shrimp and spring onion salad, lime yogurt and smoked salt.

Entrées include roasted Codfish with truffle sauce served with baby kale, organic purple carrots and pommes puree, Handmade Cavatelli with asparagus, bacon, ramp and hazelnut pesto and Veal Cheek and Lobster Ragu with baby Chinese cabbage, leeks and Madeira.

The 1770 House Restaurant & Inn is located at 143 Main Street in East Hampton. For more information, please call (631) 324-1770 or visit

Stella and Ruby Summer Pop Up in East Hampton

Stella & Ruby is joining the Golden Eagle Artist Supply Store for a Summer Pop-Up from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

The pop up will be located at 79 Newtown Lane in East Hampton. For more information, please visit

Golf Outing to Benefit Southampton Hospital Phillips Family Cancer Treatment Center

Join the Southampton Chamber of Commerce for a day of golf at the Bridge Golf Club with partial proceeds to benefit the upcoming Phillips Family Cancer Center at Southampton Hospital on June 12 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tickets run from $695 to $5,500 and include access to the driving range, a continental breakfast, a shotgun start and an awards cocktail party.

The driving range and breakfast open at 9 a.m. with the shotgun start at 10 a.m. The halfway house will be open on the course for sandwiches. The awards cocktail party will be from 3 to 5 p.m.

Golf carts are available upon request for those 60 years of age or older. The Bridge Golf Club is located at 1180 Millstone Road in Bridgehampton. To purchase tickets, visit

Greg Ammon Reopens Big Flower in East Hampton

Big Flower, the Hamptons lifestyle apparel and accessories brand reopened for a second season at 23 Newtown Lane in East Hampton. After a successful launch last summer, Big Flower founder and designer, Greg Ammon, along with his wife Stacy, have expanded the brand with additions to both the existing men’s and women’s collections and lifestyle products and will debut the Little Flower Collection for boys.

“We’re excited to bring Big Flower back to East Hampton with a growing collection of summer essentials,” Greg Ammon said. “The brand continues to extend the Hamptons lifestyle to everyone through comfortable clothing and products that are versatile for a weekend away and all year round.”

This year, the line will feature a variety of Italian linens great for resort wear or as weekend wardrobe staples. The men’s collection includes a full range of handmade, contemporary wear and accessories like the brand’s best-selling swim trunks, breathable button-downs, unlined suiting, summer weight sweaters, stretch linen trousers, solid and striped linen shirts in slim and normal fit, newly added polo shirts, cotton belts and more.

The Little Flower Collection will be introduced for boys four to 12 years old. Initially, it will include swim trunks that replicate the men’s design with ten patterns to choose from, and linen shirts.

Mrs. Ammon was inspired by the new fabrics to create a line of linen shirts to join the womenswear capsule featuring last year’s summer basics and necessities, including tunics and beach dresses. The women’s collection will broaden with the debut of a custom jewelry line of unique, hand-beaded necklaces designed with a variety of gem and natural stones. Each one of a kind piece is inspired by the Hampton’s relaxed lifestyle embodying an effortless approach to classic beach style.

The lifestyle collection features silk pocket squares, hats and weekender bags along with Big Flower’s custom tea, served complimentary in the store’s lounge area. Some new items include the “Weekend Comfort” candle and exclusive Big Flower table tennis racquets.

Big Flower is open seven days a week, Monday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, please call (631) 604-5620 or visit

New Merchandise at Haven’s Store at Shelter Island Historical Society

The Haven’s Store at the Shelter Island Historical Society now carries artwork by Long Islander, George Rowland including an array of new merchandise.

The Haven’s store will be open Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Each sale supports the Shelter Island Historical Society’s educational programs and exhibits.

The Shelter Island Historical Society is located at 16 South Ferry Road in Shelter Island.

MaryAnn Hudson. Photo courtesy of Suffolk Federal

Suffolk Federal Welcomes MaryAnn Hudson as Southampton Branch Manager

Suffolk Federal has welcomed MaryAnn Hudson of Shirley as Branch Manager of the credit union’s Southampton Branch.

In this position, she is responsible for developing new business relationships and meeting credit union goals of increased membership and loan and deposit growth.

She manages all branch operations, performs regular analysis of production and sales data and participates in local community affairs. She will provide leadership through coaching and supporting branch personnel to accomplish high sales and service objectives.

“We are thrilled to have MaryAnn Hudson among our team of experts at Suffolk Federal,” President & CEO of Suffolk Federal, Ralph D. Spencer Jr. said. “Her experience is invaluable and her leadership skills are a tremendous benefit to our organization. The Southampton community is very lucky to have MaryAnn there to help them navigate through their financial matters.”

Prior to joining Suffolk Federal, she served more than 28 years at Suffolk County National Bank in Riverhead with roles including Assistant Branch Manager, Bank Officer and Branch Administration.

To learn more, visit, call (631) 924-8000 or visit any Suffolk Federal Branch today.

Geek Pride Day to Benefit Sag Harbor Cinema

From Thursday, May 25 to 27, GeekHampton will celebrate International Geek Pride Day by donating a portion of proceeds from certain purchases to rebuild the Sag Harbor Cinema.

The Geek Pride Day motto is “Be Smart, Be Bold, Be a Geek.” GeekHampton will celebrate all things Geek by donating $25 for every computer purchased and $10 for every iPad or Apple Watch purchased to the Sag Harbor Partnership to help rebuild the Sag Harbor Cinema.

To learn more about the efforts to rebuild the Sag Harbor Cinema, which was partially damaged by fire in December 2016, please visit

GeekHampton is located at 34 Bay Street in Sag Harbor. For more information, please call (631) 723-3660.