Welcome to Fire Island Pines. A Family Community… the sign.

Welcome to Fire Island Pines. A Family Community… the sign. The Home Guardian Company of New York - a subsidiary of the Smadbeck Company, and owned by brothers Warren and Arthur Smadbeck, were responsible for developments on Long Island including in Mastic, Syosset and Rocky Point. In 1952 they began...

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...

A Dual in the Sun. The Rockefeller/Ron Martin home.

A "Dual in the Sun". The Rockefeller/Ron Martin home. 607 Shore Walk. Designed by Architect Harry Bates at the height of his Fire Island Career. 607 Shore Walk remains an intact example of Bates style as well as classic 60's architecture. Built in 1965 by Walter Reich for Alan Morton,...

The Angelo Donghia/ Ron Chereskin/ Howard Goldfarb Home.

The Angelo Donghia/ Ron Chereskin / Howard Goldfarb Home. 74 Bay Walk. Est. 1964 - 2005. Like many designers who were drawn to the Pines designer Angelo Donghia was no different. The word was out about the new hip Pines community, and all were coming. Architects, Interior designers, and artists...