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Montauk and the Hamptons during and after the crowds

If these before and after Labor Day shots are any indication, the South Fork's beaches and other hot spots are about to look dramatically different.

Downtown Montauk on Sunday, Sept. 6, 2015, day
Credit: Doug Kuntz

Downtown Montauk on Sunday, Sept. 6, 2015, day before Labor Day.

Downtown Montauk on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015, day
Credit: Doug Kuntz

Downtown Montauk on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015, day after Labor Day.

Downtown Montauk on Sunday, Sept. 6, 2015
Credit: Doug Kuntz

Downtown Montauk on Sunday, Sept. 6, 2015

Downtown Montauk on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015
Credit: Doug Kuntz

Downtown Montauk on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015

Looking east from Shinnecock Inlet on Sunday, Sept.
Credit: Doug Kuntz

Looking east from Shinnecock Inlet on Sunday, Sept. 6, 2015.

Looking east from Shinnecock Inlet on Tuesday, Sept.
Credit: Doug Kuntz

Looking east from Shinnecock Inlet on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015.

Looking east toward the East Deck Motel overlooking
Credit: Doug Kuntz

Looking east toward the East Deck Motel overlooking Ditch Plains Beach in Montauk on Sunday, Sept. 6, 2015.

Looking east toward the East Deck Motel overlooking
Credit: Doug Kuntz

Looking east toward the East Deck Motel overlooking Ditch Plains Beach in Montauk on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015.

Patrons fill the second-floor deck of The Sloppy
Credit: Doug Kuntz

Patrons fill the second-floor deck of The Sloppy Tuna in downtown Montauk on Labor Day weekend, Sunday, Sept. 6, 2015.

The Sloppy Tuna in downtown Montauk on Tuesday,
Credit: Doug Kuntz

The Sloppy Tuna in downtown Montauk on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015.

The beach at Napeague in Amagansett on Sunday,
Credit: Doug Kuntz

The beach at Napeague in Amagansett on Sunday, Sept. 6, 2015.

The beach at Napeague in Amagansett on Tuesday,
Credit: Doug Kuntz

The beach at Napeague in Amagansett on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015.

Coopers Beach in Southampton attracted a crowd on
Credit: John Roca

Coopers Beach in Southampton attracted a crowd on Sunday, Sept. 6, 2015.

Coopers Beach in Southampton was less crowded on
Credit: John Roca

Coopers Beach in Southampton was less crowded on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015.

People walk along Main Street in Southampton on
Credit: John Roca

People walk along Main Street in Southampton on Sunday, Sept. 6, 2015.

Main Street in Southampton is quiet on Tuesday,
Credit: John Roca

Main Street in Southampton is quiet on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015.

Sunset Beach restaurant on Shelter Island is jammed
Credit: John Roca

Sunset Beach restaurant on Shelter Island is jammed with people on Sunday, Sept. 6, 2015.

Sunset Beach restaurant on Shelter Island is empty
Credit: John Roca

Sunset Beach restaurant on Shelter Island is empty on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015.

Sunset Beach restaurant on Shelter Island is jammed
Credit: John Roca

Sunset Beach restaurant on Shelter Island is jammed with people on Sunday, Sept. 6, 2015.

Sunset Beach restaurant on Shelter Island is empty
Credit: John Roca

Sunset Beach restaurant on Shelter Island is empty on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015.

People stroll along the Sag Harbor Wharf outside
Credit: John Roca

People stroll along the Sag Harbor Wharf outside Big Olaf ice-cream parlor on Sunday, Sept. 6, 2015.

The Sag Harbor Wharf is quiet on Tuesday,
Credit: John Roca

The Sag Harbor Wharf is quiet on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015.

The parking lot and street outside Coopers Beach
Credit: John Roca

The parking lot and street outside Coopers Beach in Southampton is full of cars on Sunday, Sept. 6, 2015.

The parking lot and street outside Coopers Beach
Credit: John Roca

The parking lot and street outside Coopers Beach in Southampton is empty on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015.

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