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More Winners: Dan Rattiner’s Non-Traditional Best of the Best Categories

Some top picks left off the list in 2019.


First seen on Dan's Papers - December 14, 2019



This past week, the winners of the 2019 Dan’s Best of the Best, as chosen by you, the readers, were announced. Here’s a few that somehow got left off the list…


BEST LIGHTHOUSE Montauk Lighthouse


BEST WINDMILL Southampton Windmill (because Tennessee Williams lived in it one year)


SECOND BEST WINDMILL Hook Mill at East Hampton (tie) The Windmill at Water Mill (tie)


BEST PUBLIC GOLF COURSE—EAST Montauk Golf Links


BEST PUBLIC GOLF COURSE—WEST Indian Island Golf Course


BEST PRIVATE GOLF COURSE (This information is only available to members of private clubs.)


BEST SUNRISE The Sun


SECOND BEST SUNRISE Alpha Centauri


BEST SAND DUNE The Walking Dunes in Napeague


MOST HISTORIC VILLAGE 17TH CENTURY East Hampton


BEST RAILROAD TRESTLE North Main Street East Hampton


BEST MOON The Moons of Saturn


SECOND BEST MOON The Moon of Earth


BEST WHARF Long Wharf, Sag Harbor


BEST POLAR BEAR PLUNGE Coopers Beach, Southampton


BEST OFF-SEASON EVENT Christmas Everywhere in the Hamptons (tie) HarborFrost in Sag Harbor (tie)


BEST OFF-SEASON INTELLECTUAL EVENT Hamptons International Film Festival


BEST SUMMER EVENT Dan’s Taste of Summer, All of Them (tie) Hampton Classic Horse Show (tie)


BEST SUNSET John Steinbeck Park


BEST MOVIE THEATER Sag Harbor Cinema


BEST TRAFFIC INTERSECTION County Road 39 and North Sea Road


MOST GENEROUS CELEBRITY Alec Baldwin


MOST DISHONEST POND Captain Kidd’s Money Pond, Montauk


BEST FISHING VILLAGE Montauk


MOST HISTORIC VILLAGE 18TH CENTURY Sag Harbor


BEST STATUE Stargazer in Manorville (tie) The Big Duck in Flanders (tie)


SECOND BEST STATUE Me, across from old Lobster Inn, Southampton (tie) Me, next to Audi, Southampton (tie)


BEST VIEW OVER POTATO FIELDS What’s Left of Sagaponack


BEST CURVING MAIN STREET Westhampton Beach


SECOND BEST CURVING MAIN STREET Sag Harbor


BEST BEACH PAVILLION Main Beach, East Hampton


CUTEST BEACH PAVILLION The Quogue Beach Club


BEST ISLAND Gardiners Island


MOST EXCLUSIVE POND Georgica Pond


MOST EXCLUSIVE LAKE Lake Agawam


BEST WAR MEMORIAL Lake Agawam War Memorial (tie) Bridgehampton Founders Monument (tie)


BEST RIVER Peconic River


BEST HELICOPTER PAD Meadow Lane, Southampton


BEST BRIDGE FOR FISHING Sagg Bridge


BEST HISTORIC THEATER Vail Levitt, Riverhead (tie) Suffolk Theater, Riverhead (tie)


BEST AIRPORT IN EAST HAMPTON East Hampton Airport


BEST PUBLIC PARK Lake Agawam in Southampton (tie) Riverwalk in Riverhead (tie)


BEST WATER PARK Splish Splash in Calverton


BEST AQUARIUM Long Island Aquarium


BEST LAKE Lake Montauk (tie) Lake Agawam (tie)


CUTEST SHORT STREET Love Lane, Mattituck


CHICEST SHORT STREET Jobs Lane, Southampton


BEST CANAL Canals of Westhampton Beach (tie) Shinnecock Canal (tie)


BEST CLIFF Camp Hero, Montauk (tie) Shadmoor, Montauk (tie)


BEST DEER North Haven


BEST GIANT YACHT BOAT SLIPS Sag Harbor (tie) Star Island (tie)


BEST RAILROAD STATION Southampton (Because of the Seashells)


BEST COLUMNIST Dan Rattiner (tie) Old Man McGumbus (tie)


SECOND BEST COLUMNIST Oliver Peterson


BEST OCEAN Atlantic


SECOND BEST OCEAN Pacific (tie) Indian (tie)


FOURTH BEST SMALL SUBWAY SYSTEM IN THE NORTHEAST Hamptons Subway


To find all Dan’s Best of the Best 2019 winners, visit DansBOTB.com and DansPapers.com.

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