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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DJ Kevin Burke

DJ Kevin Burke     DJ KEVIN BURKE – FIP BLUE WHALE TEA DANCE DJ 1977 – 1987, 1992, 1993 1994     DJ Kevin Burke was resident DJ at the Pines
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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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