Della Femina Sells House Before Fiscal Cliff Fall

"The Independent" newspaper owner sells his East Hampton house for $25 million, and is still blaming President Obama.

Jerry Della Femina, who closed his East Hampton restaurant last year and put his oceanfront East Hampton estate on the market, blaming President Obama and tax hikes, has finally unloaded his house, The New York Post reported.

The advertising executive sold his 8-bedroom, 6-bath house for $25 million — and he's still blaming President Obama for the reason why he's getting out of dodge.

According to The Post, Della Femina said:

“I don’t want my money going to Obama, and that’s what’s going to happen in the New Year. That’s why I sold right now, that’s why I wanted to get this done.”

It was President Obama's election and subsequent tax hikes for the rich that made him sell the restaurant that bore his name for nearly 20 years and the building on North Main Street in East Hampton, Della Femina wrote in his column in The Independent in April 2011. The East Hampton Grill replaced Della Femina's restaurant and remains in the location.

According to The Post, Della Femina isn't the only one intent on closing a multi-million dollar sale before the "fiscal cliff" in the New Year.

Della Femina said that brokers are in the midst of a frenzied sell-off as the fiscal cliff approaches.

Corcoran's Susan Breitenbach was the listing agent. According to the website, the 1.69-acre property was most recently listed for $28. For more pictures and information on the listing, click here

Darren Gengarelly Sr. December 25, 2012 at 02:39 AM
The independent is the only news based source that actually has supported both political parties at times. This year was a fine example of how pathetically ignorant the libs are to their own bs. The star never even mentioned the ethics shortcomings Bishop demonstrated last summer while endorsing him. And they ignore a legitimate source exposing him of nepotism and shady ethics standards. All completely ignored the same as the mess McGintee "left". Typical. BAH BAH And yes we will ALL pay for the shell game being played. Good Luck. MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!!
Walter Noller December 25, 2012 at 04:02 PM
Once again, the thread detours from the story. Fact is, Jerry is a self made man making his fortune in advertising, newspaper and successful restaurants. He could have just sold his home, but decided to give his reason for doing so. Right, wrong, in aggreement with your views or not, I find it disturbing the vitriol being shown. To say he's done "nothing" is simply moronic... Having started with nothing would be more the truth. But this is not about Jerry, like him or not. It's more about folks who villify on social media much like a child taunting a caged animal. Childish and without manners. After all, you say what you want without retribution, right? Many even hide behind an alias. What a sad reflection on where our society is heading. To the next person who establishes a successful newspaper and using it to voice his/her opinion (tongue in cheek or not), I'll be there to defend your right.. agreed or not. But to read some of the tripe that goes on in Patch I say we need a social readjustment as well as an education system to teach proper English and spelling.
Rick Enlightened December 26, 2012 at 11:46 PM
della femina is so full of hot air and disingenuous beyond imagination. His crying is actually disgusting. For what it is worth, who/what ever made the tax rates put in place by Bush the "right" rates which jerry fullofshit femina suggests in his embarassing NY Post article. And the idea that a few percentage points increase in long term capital gains is the reason he had to sell before year end to protect his kids someday future inheritance is a joke for this loud mouthed buffoon.
Darren Gengarelly Sr. December 27, 2012 at 12:17 AM
The above is typical of the treatrnent people get for having an opinion other than theirs. Jerry is a man of principles and accountability. Anyone who reads his paper knows that. Though you may not agree with him. That does not make him wrong. So Rick what has Jerry done that is so bad as say....backdooring an illegal permit for a friend with a check book. Imagine what you all would be saying if that was Wilky. Double standard sheep. BAH BAH!!!!!!
SadderBudweiser January 05, 2013 at 12:15 AM
First Bensimon and now Jerr? There's hope for this place yet!


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