The Ice Palace Cherry Grove Est. 1970 The Cherry Grove hotel complex was built in 1957 after a fire. The restaurant/ club was always part of the plan. The properties
150 Ocean Walk- “The Fire Island” House. I walked by this house in both it’s forms as a young day tripper. It represented everything about the Pines. Glamour, design, and
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
The Parties of Fire Island 60’s & 70’s… Parties have always been a Fire Island trademark. Getting their start in Cherry Grove, theme parties were a weekly
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
Pines People- 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
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.
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 the Pines in 1972. That
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
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 with everything
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
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.