DJ Howard Merritt

  DJ Howard Merritt       Howard Merritt started playing music in 1972 in New York. First major job was a club called “Flamingo” which was the greatest gay
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Pines People- Bob Howard

Bob Howard  1977.         Mr. Bob Howard was born in New Haven Connecticut, and attended college at the University of Connecticut. There he majored in theater, and
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Pines People- Scott Bromley

Scott Bromley   In 1964, when architect Scott Bromley first visited the Pines, he was, in his own words, “just a green kid from Canada.” He’d recently graduated from McGill
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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- Gene Gordon

  Gene Gordon Aka. Will Seagers- Matt Harper                                                                  A rebel without a cause…                                                                                                                                                    This post contains adult images.         His name was Gene Gordon when he arrives in
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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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Mel Fante’s Melbamar boutique.

    Melbamar was the brainchild of Mel Fante. The emporium by the sea was many of the names it was called. A boutique for the discerning Pines clientle. Filled
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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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George Stavrinos- Art history.

George Stavrinos  Fashion Illustrator.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             1983.                                                                                                                                           1987.       Many artists made their way to the Pines leaving their mark on history with their art. George Stavrinos is one.
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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 Beach Olympics 1975-1981

  The Beach Olympics. The Beach Olympics was a homespun event created in 1975. Most often as a fundraiser for the Pines Conservation Society. It brought the community together with
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