Hamptons residents said Monday they were shocked to learn from The Post that illegal immigrants were living in the woods amid the area’s sprawling mansions — as outraged online commenters blamed nouveau-riche property owners and liberal voters.
“I haven’t seen homelessness in the Hamptons at all. The first I heard of it was when I read it in The Post,” a woman in Southampton said.
“I see those guys at the 7-Eleven in the morning waiting for work. I would imagine it’s impossible for them to find housing because it’s very expensive but you don’t see homelessness around town.”
Bill Gallo, 74, of Remsenburg, said, “I had no idea. I can’t imagine people here even know.”
“I bought a home in the Hamptons in 2015. I spend half my time in Florida and half my time here,” the retired grain trader said.