Pines People- Henry Muller

Pines People- Henry Muller     On a rainy afternoon in September 1960, Henry Muller and his parents, Bert and Kathrine Muller, visited Fred and Lilo Zinger who had just purchased a studio apartment in the brand new Co-ops. The real estate agent, Ted Taussig, “had nothing to do” that...

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 1911-2001.     Doris Madeline Smadbeck (Taussig) was the oldest daughter of Warren Sr. and Madeline and was born December 26, 1911 in New York City. She was described as a 'debutante daughter of millionaire Warren Sr.' in the New York newspapers and traveled to Cuba...