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 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 a hotel and retail spaces. After rethinking the plan they applied to Brookhaven town to modify the zoning and were...

Pines People- Doris Taussig

Pines people- Doris Taussig Doris Taussig arrived in the Pines in 1939. Her father was a dentist who never got to practice his dentistry because landholdings and real estate. The then valueless land between that was between Lone Hill and Talisman was owned by Doris's father Dr. Warren Smadbeck ....