Travel

Jack Brinkley-Cook grew up in the Hamptons and is all too familiar with the bottleneck traffic that kicks off any weekend driving east. Sure, you can ride out on the Jitney or the LIRR. If you’re desperate to beat the traffic (and hammer your wallet), you could take a helicopter with BLADE. But until now, there was really no middle ground between cheap and extortionate, and that’s where Rove comes in. The service sits somewhere between Uber and a private car service: You book a seat online and share the ride to the Hamptons with a few others for the reasonable price of $65 ($75 for Montauk). Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans depart regularly from the Sixty SoHo Hotel or the William Vale in Brooklyn and make stops East Hampton, Southampton, Bridgehampton, Sag Harbor, Amagansett, and Montauk. It’s a winner.

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