Welcome to Fire Island Pines. A Family Community… the sign.

Welcome to Fire Island Pines. A Family Community… the sign. The Home Guardian Company of New York - a subsidiary of the Smadbeck Company, and owned by brothers Warren and Arthur Smadbeck, were responsible for developments on Long Island including in Mastic, Syosset and Rocky Point. In 1952 they began...

The Sandpiper 1965-1979.

The Sandpiper 1965-1979. 1965. Originally the site of a model home, then the office of Realtor Arden Catlin and the Post Office. The building was owned by Arden Catlin who was the first Postmistress. With partners Cappy Hanlan and Myra she also opened the Picketty Ruff Cafe. It was a...

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 a cottage from the Gerrodettes in Cherry Grove. The eastern most house in Cherry Grove was then known as "Maryland"...