Reflections from Fire Island.

Lessons from the Beach by Robert Bonanno                               2008.   Fire Island has inspired many a creative person, including myself. In 2008 I was so inspired and expressed it in two
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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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Fire Island Holiday gift guide.

Fire Island Holiday gift guide.       Please know that we make no profit from recommending these products. Happy Holidays From the Pines with Love.      Please support
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Pines People- Gilbert Parker

Gilbert Parker Literary and Talent agent from William Morris Agency, and longtime Pines resident. Arrives in the Pines in 1958 and purchases a home at Ocean & Sky. Then…                                                                                                                                                                   Now
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Celebrity history- Joan McCracken 1917-1961 Over the years many people have called Fire Island their home. Among the most intriguing was a woman who rose to fame as ” The girl
1975 – Holly Woodlawn 1975. Before the word transgender was where it is today there was Holly Woodlawn. A pseudo celebrity from the Andy Warhol factory. She was one of the first

Longtime Companion 1990.

Longtime Companion 1990.   Filmed in the Pines in 1989 when the world still was finding out about the plague called AIDS that was rampant in places like New York,
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“Beach” by David Morgan . 2000

“Beach” by David Morgan . 2000 Photographer David Morgan’s ode to the beauty of the Pines. In the tradition of Robert Mapplethorpe and Tom Bianchi, Beach celebrates both the male
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