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Aug 25, 2013 8:59 AMPublication: The Southampton Press

Bon Jovi Plays At Sagaponack Fundraiser For Cuomo Sunday Night

Aug 26, 2013 10:52 AM

New Jersey rock star Jon Bon Jovi is scheduled to perform an acoustic concert during a political fundraiser for New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo at a Sagaponack home Sunday night.

Tickets for the fundraiser at the Gibson Lane home of Caryn and Craig Effron range from $5,000 for priority seats to $25,000 at the “Chair” level, according to a copy of an invitation to the event.

The event is billed as an “End of Summer BBQ,” and comes just weeks after Bon Jovi canceled a $650,000 contract to play at the New York State Fair on August 28, according to an article in the Syracuse Post-Standard.

According to the article, two state government sources said they were told the concert was scuttled because of concerns it “could look like an entertainer playing a private show for the governor was being paid at least $650,000 by New York a few days later to perform at the state fair.” The governor’s office denied the allegation.

Mr. Effron was a co-founder of the billion-dollar hedge fund Scoggin Capital Management, LLC., and serves as secretary of The Jewish Museum of New York.

The Effrons purchased their Gibson Lane property for $10.4 million in 2006 and built a 7,195-square-foot home there in 2007, according to property records. Shortly thereafter, they purchased a 1-acre property between the home and Gibson Lane for $6 million and tore down a small ranch home there to extend their front yard.

Area residents were not invited to the fundraiser—expected to be attended by Bill and Hillary Clinton, who have been vacationing in Sagaponack—and concerned that the party would be disruptive.

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Has the Village of Sagaponack issued a Special Event Permit for this, under Chap. 184 of its code?

Section 184-4 A. (2):

"(2) Mandatory time frames. Applications for special event permits shall be on the form available from the office of the Village Clerk, shall contain all of the required information and material, and shall be filed with the office of the Village Clerk at least 60 days prior to the date the proposed special event will begin."

Have all the other Code requirements ...more
By PBR (4956), Southampton on Aug 25, 13 1:02 PM
Or a public assembly permit, which has similar application etc. requirements?


By PBR (4956), Southampton on Aug 25, 13 1:08 PM
The appearance of Bon Jovi at this venue appears to have been made public only in the last two weeks +/-.

How could the requirements of the Village Code have been met, in terms of having specific details of the event included in the permit application, given the material change in the actual performer appearing (assuming that a permit had already been issued for another performer)?
By PBR (4956), Southampton on Aug 25, 13 1:20 PM
say it with me PBR: F.O.I.L, what does that spell? FOIL FOIL FOIL
By Nature (2966), Hampton Bays on Aug 25, 13 1:46 PM
Starting early today we see. Well, guess the sun IS over the yardarm . . .

The event is tonight. What is the possible relevance of a FOIL request?

The questions above seem fair enough. Perhaps someone who wishes to reply on-topic with relevant information might be kind enough to reply?

"K I N D"
By PBR (4956), Southampton on Aug 25, 13 2:05 PM
Point is if you want to know the answer there's an avenue for it.
By Nature (2966), Hampton Bays on Aug 25, 13 3:33 PM
Yes, one of many available avenues. Welcome to a public forum.
By PBR (4956), Southampton on Aug 25, 13 4:18 PM
You people sre pathetic.
By chief1 (2800), southampton on Aug 25, 13 3:44 PM
Welcome to the party Chief! Not sure you would be excluded from "you people"
By Nature (2966), Hampton Bays on Aug 25, 13 5:18 PM
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Study finds wealth gives rise to a sense of entitlement and narcissistic behaviors

By Eric W. Dolan
Sunday, August 25, 2013 12:14 EDT

Climbing the economic ladder can influence basic psychological processes within an individual.

According to a new study published in Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin this month, wealth tends to increase a person’s sense of entitlement, which in turn can lead to narcissistic behaviors.

Paul Piff of the University ...more
By Mr. Z (11847), North Sea on Aug 25, 13 6:51 PM
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I also read about a study that showed drivers of lux vehicles are "worse" then drivers of regular (or older/cheaper) vehicles. In particular the wealthy drivers were less likely to yield for pedestrians and more likely to stop at a stoplight partially in the crosswalk. Fun fact, BMW drivers were the "worst".

So, the next question is... chicken or the egg?
By Nature (2966), Hampton Bays on Aug 25, 13 7:36 PM
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Thanks for yet another cut and paste article that has nothing to do with the topic. Funny you talk about narcissistic behavior when you constantly try to prove you are superior by posting articles you steal from the internet.
By chief1 (2800), southampton on Aug 25, 13 8:12 PM
Sharing is something I learned in kindergarten.

Seems like you don't know the meaning of the word chiefy...
Aug 26, 13 5:04 PM appended by Mr. Z
"It is hard to imagine a more stupid or more dangerous way of making decisions than by putting those decisions in the hands of people who pay no price for being wrong." ~ Thomas Sowell
By Mr. Z (11847), North Sea on Aug 26, 13 5:04 PM
rich people partying with other rich people....who cares

By itsamazing (224), Southampton on Aug 25, 13 8:46 PM
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I get a real laugh out of the "newbies" who get so excited when the rich give parties. So for all of my life, all 80 years of it in Southampton, I used to peek thru the hedges as a teenager. sometimes Chief Burnett would chase us home at 11:00 just when it was getting interesting. But then you should have seen our party in southampton on August 17 this summer. It was really summertime then.
By summertime (589), summerfield fl on Aug 25, 13 9:58 PM
Hypocrisy (plural hypocrisies)

1.the claim or pretense of holding beliefs, feelings, standards, qualities, opinions, virtues or motivations that one does not actually possess. [from early 13th c.]
2.applying criticism to others that one does not apply equally to oneself; moral self-contradiction whereby the behavior of one or more people belies their own claimed or implied possession of certain beliefs, standards or virtues.
3.an instance of either of the above.

In other ...more
By Board Watcher (534), East Hampton on Aug 25, 13 10:42 PM
Of course, members of the Republican party have never stooped to such lows . . .

"Hypocrisy" you say?
By PBR (4956), Southampton on Aug 26, 13 4:18 AM
to Board Watcher:

[uhb-toos, -tyoos]

not quick or alert in perception, feeling, or intellect; not sensitive or observant; dull

[ dìssin jénnyoo əss ]

not genuinely sincere: giving a false impression of sincerity or simplicity

[ páartiz'n ]

showing unreasoning support: showing strong and usually biased support for a cause, especially a political ...more
By highhatsize (4217), East Quogue on Aug 25, 13 11:50 PM
And this relates to the Bon Jovi event in what way?

By PBR (4956), Southampton on Aug 29, 13 8:12 AM
More pseudo intellectual babble from Mr. Z replete with class envy, your consistency is to be applauded!

Anyone know the difference between a porcupine and a BMW driver?
The porcupine has the pricks on the outside!
By bigfresh (4666), north sea on Aug 26, 13 7:20 AM
If you find the University of California at Berkeley a pseudo intellectual pursuit, that simply speaks volumes.

If you're too ignorant to see that we have regressed a hundred years in regard to the degree of disparity in society, you have my pity. If you can see the historical parallels, the degradation of societal structure, and all the other joys corruption and fraud that "conservative" policy of brought us in the last 30 years, you have my pity for that also.
By Mr. Z (11847), North Sea on Aug 26, 13 8:24 AM
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I wonder how long the party lasted? Must have been wonderful. The sound of Bon Jovi blending with the sound of the ocean surf, ah true sounds of summer in the Hamptons.
By summertime (589), summerfield fl on Aug 26, 13 9:32 AM
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How big a carbon footprint did this gathering of limousine liberals cause?Hypocritical gas bags!
By bigfresh (4666), north sea on Aug 27, 13 5:41 PM
For an acoustic show? Probably not much.
By But I'm a blank! (1283), Hampton Bays on Aug 28, 13 2:19 PM