The Co ops Est. 1960

  The Co ops Est. 1960   The Home Guardian of New York who were developing the Pines initially zoned the Co Op area as business. They saw it as
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Bernard Perlin- Art history

  Bernard Perlin – Art history 1948. Like many artist’s painter Bernard Perlin (left) finds his way to Fire Island and the PAJAMA group of fellow artists.   “Bernard Perlin
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The Octagon House 1966.

  The Octagon House 1966. 351 Sunburst Walk.     Architect Earl Combs chose the octagon shape for his own home in the Pines because its geometric shape appealed to
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The Pines Dog Show Est. 1965

  The Pines Dog Show Est. 1965                                      Pets have always been part of the Pines experience. Treated like family the dog show evolved out of that experience. Events
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"Welcome to Fire Island..." 1976

Welcome to Fire Island by Jack Nichols.

Welcome to Fire Island  Visions of Cherry Grove and the Pines by Jack Nichols.     Jack Nichols was Gay activist who spent his entire adult life working for gay liberation.
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Pines People- Arden Catlin

Arden Catlin.   The former Arden Rosswaag was Manhattan born and educated. She had been coming out to Fire Island since 1930 when her family, through friends in Sayville starting renting
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Jay Hyde Crawford home. The house that Bonwit Teller built…

1969.  Jay Hyde Crawford home 266 Bay Walk.                                                                                                                             Architect Horace Gifford.   Jay Hyde Crawford was a fashion Illustrator most famous for his design for department store Bonwit Teller. A
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The TV house 1967.

The TV house 1967.   Owners were Robert Miller an art director & Edwin Wittstein a set designer, most notably for the Fantasticks. The original set designer, costumer, prop master, and
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The Radio Flyer Red Wagon history

   It is just a wagon. But with a little imagination, there are no limits to what it can become.Robert Pasin, President and CEO of Radio Flyer, once explained it: ”
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Ferron Bell- Art history

  Ferron Bell  1943-2013 1969   Born Thomas Ferron Bell on Oct. 30, 1943, in Pasadena, Calif., he was the youngest of three children and the only boy. He always had
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Scanning On/Off the Deck Columns 2010

This week in…

On/ off the deck was a weekly column in FI Newspaper. It was the Facebook of its time giving the who’s, what, and where of the Pines. Alternating writers were
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