Billy Joel trades land for boat docks

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A dispute between Billy Joel and Sag Harbor over ownership of two docks has been resolved with the musician getting a safe place to keep his boats and the village obtaining some waterfront property.
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Pete

Monroe, NY

#2 Jun 20, 2007
Always happy to hear that everybody's favorite Long Islander is doing OK.
MYOPINION

Lindenhurst, NY

#6 Jun 20, 2007
I'm glad it worked out for "all" parties involved.
Billy Joel can only be a plus for the community with refurbishing what once was.
jane

Monterrey, Mexico

#9 Jun 20, 2007
Why would you have four boats?,you can only drive one...
Debra

Bronx, NY

#10 Jun 20, 2007
Gee, NOW I can sleep tonight!!! Who cares about this has-been drunk.
ROTFL

Coram, NY

#11 Jun 20, 2007
Christie wrote:
What is Newsday's obsession with reporting everything this man does? Is it really news worthy that Billy Joel is getting 4 slips, prime dock space at below market value? What about his drunk driving? P.S. I heard he's selling his centre island home because he couldn't get membership to the local yacht club because they don't take his types there.
Your last name wouldn't happen to be "Brinkley", would it?:D
port jeff

Netcong, NJ

#12 Jun 20, 2007
jane wrote:
Why would you have four boats?,you can only drive one...
Idiot! Why own four pairs of shoes, when you can only wear one at at time? Jerk
port jeff

Netcong, NJ

#13 Jun 20, 2007
Christie wrote:
I heard he's selling his centre island home because he couldn't get membership to the local yacht club because they don't take his types there.
Yeah, What type might that be? Ultra Rich Mega Star? another jerk
Jupiter

AOL

#14 Jun 20, 2007
Actually, he is a member of Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club. He has been a member for almost two years. Your information is incorrect. He was accepted into this club.
Michael

Hyde Park, NY

#15 Jun 20, 2007
This is nothing more than a shakedown by an immoral and corrupt local government. You would expect this is Soviet Russia, not in the United States. What a disgrace.
up town idiot

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#18 Jun 20, 2007
Isnt funny how many times billy joel crashes his cars twice,,,, he under alchol influence.

and the police give him a pass everytime.

billy joel crashing in a town near you.
Curley

Nesconset, NY

#21 Jun 20, 2007
"Billy Joel trades land for boat docks"

In other Long Island rock star news... Eddie Money just got his '96 Buick back on the road...
Dave

Winter Haven, FL

#22 Jun 20, 2007
Everybody here knocks Billy Joel.Have you ever met and talked to him?I have about 5 times.He is really down to Earth and is cool as hell.Him and Roy Scheider Love Long Island.
I used to work in a popular supermarket in Bridgehampton.I hated it real bad but the nicest customer was Mr.Scheider and than Billy.Stop bashing people like Billy Joel who could hall ass from L.I.He has stuck up for the Baymen and other numerous cuases on L.I.L.I. needs more people like Billy who really care about their community.Think about that.
jane

Monterrey, Mexico

#23 Jun 20, 2007
Stanley wrote:
<quoted text> Because 3 of the boats are going to be used to take all the wetbacks that are in your family here in America back where they belong, MEXICO. He will fill them each week and send each and every illegal mutt back to where they belong. Billy Joel is doing Long Island a favor, so shut up you wetback,
That's Great News, food and beverages on our way home...
hmm

Cortlandt Manor, NY

#25 Jun 20, 2007
Wait , He is not getting this for free. HE has to pay a liscence fee and is giving up 50 feet of the property. How is that free?

I think he actually did a good thing by making this agreement.
Curley

Nesconset, NY

#26 Jun 20, 2007
Tony wrote:
<quoted text> Yeah free food, you will be provided with goya beans and a glass of sea water. Have a nice trip wetback. Dont forget not to come back. Your kind is not wanted anymore. Dont you wetbacks see what American people think of you? You can not be that blind, your people have trashed every state you lived in, its not just Long Island or Florida. Nobody in America wants you here anymore, the immigration bill is nothing but amnesty that they want passed. If they put it to a vote by Americans, I will say you wetbacks are history. You wouldnt even stand a chance at being allowed to live here.
Dude, lighten up... go smack the wife around or yell at the kids or something... jeez, kick the dog!
Sorry, I'm sure you're sitting in a studio apartment, drinking cheap beer, gettting ready to pass out before going to work tomorrow at 8 in the Hauppauge industrial park, driving a forklift, all the time seething under your breath how it's all the immigrants fault that you are such a loser.
Bill

Coram, NY

#27 Jun 20, 2007
Please. People were paid under the table. Everybody's happy. I'm glad Billy got his way. At least he's honest. I trust him more than the politicians. All he got was his dock. He loves Long Island. The politicians just want to bleed us and line their pockets. At least Billy gives us music with the hand job.
ashlyn

Bangor, ME

#30 Jun 20, 2007
billy joel is a washed up old douchebag
B O H I C A

Hopewell Junction, NY

#31 Jun 21, 2007
Hows that tree doing on Rt. 114 he crashed into?

“Kneel before Zod”

Since: Apr 07

NY

#34 Jun 21, 2007
B O H I C A wrote:
Hows that tree doing on Rt. 114 he crashed into?
I thought it was a house that he hit.
shameful

Denver, CO

#36 Jun 21, 2007
money talks, bullsh*t walks.
maybe he can dock some of his boats at christie's 8 million dollar cottage.

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