Lance Ferris After a visit in 1979 a young Lance Ferris arrived on his own in 1980 fresh from Sheepshead Bay Brooklyn. Taking a guide book he got his ticket
Doris Taussig Doris Taussig arrived in the Pines in 1939. Her father was a dentist who never got to practice his dentistry because landholdings and real estate. The then valueless
Paul McGregor 1935-2013 On a random drive with his wife Paul McGregor discovered the Pines in 1961. He brought his creativity and spirit making his mark in Pines
2000’s. The Pines party grows into a major event/ fundraiser in the community. In 2004 owner John Whyte sells the commercial district to Pines resident Eric Von Kuersteiner. He begins
1990’s. As the health of many were declining, the look of the men of the Pines became stronger. Muscled physiques had replaced the natural body types as the gym became
1980’s. A new club arrives to take over as the era of the Sandpiper ends. Named the Pavilion it changes the cornerstone of the community. A box like structure
1970’s. The Tea Dance had grown, and become the place to be on Fire Island, and with that the Pines became a destination. Disco music had taken over. Many from
1960’s. In spite of promoting itself as a family community, the proximity to Cherry Grove, and the beauty of the generous landscape was luring many from NYC .
Joyce Reich 1932-2016 Joyce S. Schick of Patchogue, NY passed away quietly in her sleep on April 7th, 2016. She is survived by Walter Reich, her loving husband of
DJ Lina Bradford Lina Bradford was born and raised in New York City, across the street from famed Carnegie Hall on the Upper West Side. She identified as Trans
2014 Photography by Robert Zash, Dennis Lageron, Gustavo Monroy, Duane Reed.
2013. In planning the new Pavilion plans were being made for the entire properties. Designed by HWKN architects the plans called for a futuristic modern feeling. Not exactly a beach