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. (1939 - 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 Hampshire and...

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....

Pines People- Kathleen (Kay) Corso.

Pines People- Kathleen (Kay) Corso. 1920-2018.       Pines pioneer Kathleen (Kay) Corso was a long-time leader of FIPPOA, is believed to have been one of the last survivor of the original homeowners in the Pines. She and her husband Charles constructed the eighth house in the Pines in 1953. They raised their four...