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- Alexandra Akira

  Alexandra Akira. 1986 What it feels like for a girl…   Arriving on Fire Island at fourteen years old, she would soon call this magical wonderland her second home.
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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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From the Pines with Love 1985

From the Pines with Love.   1985. With the advent of the AIDS crisis owner John Whyte felt the need for a community response. With co chair Ron English, and using his
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PAWS Est. 1984

PAWS. Pines Animal Welfare Society Est. 1984     As the Pines community grew so did its animal population. Most noticeably the many pets that would arrive with homeowners and
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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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The Chemical Bank boat Est. 1981.

Cee Bee I Chemical Bank boat Est. 1981     The floating bank branch called Cee Bee I commissioned by Chemical bank in 1981 was originally a hydrofoil that shuttled
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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
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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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