Dragon's Head estate in Southampton t...

Dragon's Head estate in Southampton to be demolished

There are 67 comments on the Newsday story from Feb 15, 2009, titled Dragon's Head estate in Southampton to be demolished. In it, Newsday reports that:

Dragon's Head, the massive oceanfront estate in Southampton Village, is going to be torn down, the final chapter in a decades-old story of high-profile extravagance and the lust by its builder to be accepted in ...

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Tim

Bronx, NY

#3 Feb 15, 2009
It is a shame to tear down houses especially one that is so nice and crazy looking. We just tear down and rebuild which is not good. We need to preserve these things and treasure them like the did in the old ages so one day 1000s of years from now someone will see that house. There is no reason to tear anything down. IT is a shame that we do this so often and when you look at a place like Rome, thank god there was no people living there like the people who are living around here just tearing down houses and buildings.
The Dogman

Brooklyn, NY

#4 Feb 15, 2009
wow! that's some house, taka!!
columbo

Valley Stream, NY

#6 Feb 15, 2009
More trickle down effect
Tink

Annapolis, MD

#10 Feb 15, 2009
I never even knew it was there, and I'm glad.
motleycrew

Milwaukee, WI

#11 Feb 15, 2009
Tim wrote:
It is a shame to tear down houses especially one that is so nice and crazy looking. We just tear down and rebuild which is not good. We need to preserve these things and treasure them like the did in the old ages so one day 1000s of years from now someone will see that house. There is no reason to tear anything down. IT is a shame that we do this so often and when you look at a place like Rome, thank god there was no people living there like the people who are living around here just tearing down houses and buildings.
I have to agree with you Tim. In this country, our oldest buildings are at most a few hundred years old; whereas around the world there are buildings at least a few thousand years old. As long as we keep destroying our buildings when they are no longer convenient, we are robbing future generations any historic places that define what we are and what we were and what we can become.
Tink

Annapolis, MD

#12 Feb 15, 2009
The time has come for us to be free of every dragon on this island. Enough! No more being paralyzed by hate and fear.

Since: Dec 08

Suffern, NY

#13 Feb 15, 2009
I'd just as soon prefer they'd knock down all of Southampton.
Bill c

Bohemia, NY

#14 Feb 15, 2009
motleycrew wrote:
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I have to agree with you Tim. In this country, our oldest buildings are at most a few hundred years old; whereas around the world there are buildings at least a few thousand years old. As long as we keep destroying our buildings when they are no longer convenient, we are robbing future generations any historic places that define what we are and what we were and what we can become.
Understood and point taken but those other countries you speak of are much older than the US, Hence they will have older buildings.
enufalready

Wailuku, HI

#16 Feb 15, 2009
Let them eat jeans (Calvin Klien). The rich can produce trash so heavy that bonds need be posted for fear of damage to roads, while the poor cannot afford housing despite working full time in some cases. What is wrong with this country?
Bill

Watertown, CT

#17 Feb 15, 2009
I say demo that entire village filled with crooks crack heads and the upper crust who probably stole most of the pension money of the average american worker.
Wretched Excess

New Rochelle, NY

#19 Feb 15, 2009
Just another indication that even wretched excess has peaked and is now heading over a cliff.
NYR94

Farmingville, NY

#20 Feb 15, 2009
Dont tear it down...make it a place for all the scumbag sex offenders in Shirley to go and live.
motleycrew

Milwaukee, WI

#21 Feb 15, 2009
Bill c wrote:
<quoted text>Understood and point taken but those other countries you speak of are much older than the US, Hence they will have older buildings.
Of course, you're right, we're not as old as a country as others are. But we have to start somewhere, don't we? Some of those most-admired buildings in other countries are homes built to impress, and built frequently as summer homes (think Balmoral Castle in Scotland). I don't know, maybe I'm just a romantic when it comes to these things.
john

Bellmore, NY

#22 Feb 15, 2009
silly fools

Since: Mar 07

Location hidden

#23 Feb 15, 2009
Just have Long Island's illegal immigrant population occupy it. Over a couple of months it'll be the same as demolishing it. I'm sure the illegals can probably fit at least 5000 of their people in their. 50 per room? No problemo...
Bill

Brooklyn, NY

#24 Feb 15, 2009
truther wrote:
Must be nice to be a rich joo in Amerikwa.
Your anti-Israel and anti-semitic rants only show how jealous you are.

A house of enoumous money is being torn down and an even more expensive one is being built...in a town where you will never live...among people who will never accept you...spending money you only dream of.

If it's pity that you look for in these forums, rest assured, you get it...but not for the reasons you might think.
Fishguts

United States

#25 Feb 15, 2009
I glad I don't live anywhere near this place. This is where the real garbage of America lives. Because you have a lot of money doesn't mean your not class-less garbage.
Susan

AOL

#26 Feb 16, 2009
I hate to see the house go, it doesn't fit in the area, but I always loved to drive by and admire it's cheesiness.
Imaybeoldbut

New Milford, NJ

#27 Feb 16, 2009
Calvin Klein's new home will be of the inoffensive variety. With 17,850 square feet of living area, the Klein abode will be lower and more in harmony with the other nearby estates.

Neighbor Aby Rosen said that the demolition of the old manse, coupled with a "more scaled (down) and refined property, will help our neighborhood improve aesthetically."

As quoted from Newsday above who justs loves these Rich "B's" it seems as they report on them so much. AND WHAT SWEET DEAL DID MR KELIN GET WITH THE TOWN FOR PROPERTY AND THE TAXES???
I personally hope the Indians get part of the township back! Unfortunately I remember the old Long Island befor the Rich Bit***s!
BOOMER

Keyser, WV

#28 Feb 16, 2009
Instead wasting money on this house
knock down mastic and other undesirable places.

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