Nudity on Fire Island.

Nudity on Fire Island. Then to now... The ancient Egyptians wore the minimum of clothing, and in a number of ancient Mediterranean cultures, the athletic and/or cultist nudity of men and boys was a natural concept. In ancient Rome, nudity could be a public disgrace and might be offensive or distasteful even in...

Fire Island Pines Community House/ Whyte Hall

Fire Island Pines Community House/ Whyte Hall Est. 1854 and 2007. The Fire Island Pines Community House as it was known was originally built in 1854, and was first used as a life-saving station, only to be taken over by the Coast Guard around 1900 when it was called the...

Jack Brusca – Art history.

 Art history- Jack Brusca. (1937 - July 31, 1993) Jack Mitchell/Getty Images Many artists have found their way to the Pines. Some for fun, sex, inspiration, or all of that combined. Artist Jack Brusca was just one.  Born in New York in 1939, Brusca studied at the University of New...

Art history- W.H. Auden

Art history- W.H. Auden 1907-1973.   Poet W.H. Auden and lover Chester Kallman fell for the uninhibited homosexual ambiance at Duffy's Hotel in Cherry Grove in 1944. At the end of the 1945 season Auden bought a cottage for $500.00 on Main Walk with married friends James and Tania Stern....