Behind the Hedges Welcomes Taylor K. Vecsey as Editor in Chief

Photo: Barbara Lassen

Success in the world of real estate means always knowing where to find valuable assets. Since no asset has greater value here on the East End than a trusted, reliable, engaging source of information and insight, Dan’s Papers and Schneps Media are thrilled to announce Taylor K. Vecsey as the new Editor in Chief of Behind the Hedges.

Online at and on all its social media platforms, in the award-winning Behind the Hedges magazine and right here in the pages of Dan’s Papers, Vecsey’s knowledge of the Hamptons and the North Fork, combined with her passion for always finding the must-read story and unique angle, will continue to set apart her coverage of real estate, the local market and all things house-and-home.

“Whether it’s a record-breaking sale or news about a historic property, getting the inside scoop on a listing from a broker or making sense of what the latest sales data truly means for buyers and sellers here, I am looking forward to bringing my local knowledge and passion for reporting to every reader,” says Vecsey.    

The award-winning journalist–Vecsey has earned numerous accolades from the Society of Professional Journalists Press Club of Long Island and the New York Press Association–has a long history on the East End, having spent summers on Shelter Island while growing up in New York City. She attended and graduated from the Ross School after her family moved to Shelter Island full-time when she was a teen, and after earning her degree in Communication from the College of Charleston in South Carolina, she joined The East Hampton Star staff as a reporter. She went on to work as a reporter for The New York Post, was the founding editor of East Hampton Patch and edited Southampton Patch, served as digital media editor and deputy managing editor for the Star, web editor at the Times Review Media Group on the North Fork and associate editor and web editor for The Independent.

Her dedication to the East End has extended beyond professional endeavors as well. Giving back to the community is part of who she is. Volunteering as an emergency medical technician (EMT) as a member of the Bridgehampton Fire Department, Vecsey received the Nancy Makson EMS Award of Excellence and the Ralph Oswald Award for Inspirational Leadership from the Southampton Town EMS Advisory Committee in 2018.

“While I’ve watched the South Fork grow and change, at the end of the day, this is still a small community with a lot of heart,” Vecsey says. “We will strive to showcase that in our real estate-related coverage.”