"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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The A Frame house 1965.

The A Frame house 1965.    Beginning it’s life as a simple modernistic A frame of the late 60’s its design seemed to fit right into it’s plot of land
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Pines People- Doris Taussig

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
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Pines People- Paul McGregor

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
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1960’s. It’s a Mod, Mod World…

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 .
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