Posts Tagged: Fire Island

The Case for Drunk Texting Mom

People drop things on the Internet and run all the time. So we have to ask. In this edition, critic and columnist Richard Lawson tells us more about the horrors of accidentally sending the wrong text message to your mom.

Cool beans. Sent my mom a text about Fire Island plans that was meant for a friend. So I'm committing seppuku now

— Richard Lawson (@rilaws) June 17, 2014

Richard! So what happened here?

I was coming home from a staff drinks kind of a thing and was juggling several text message conversations, one with my mom who just visited me and my sister [...]


Charred Gay Town Allegedly for Sale

So there was big gay hubbub when a troika of power gays bought up almost all of the business district of the Pines on Fire Island. This was two years ago, and they spent $17 million. Back in May, one of them called himself a "guardian of the culture of the Pines." Then much of the business district burned down this last November, and the same owner, Andrew Kirtzman, wrote that "Tomorrow morning, Seth, Matt and I will begin the process of renewing this beautiful property and making it even more spectacular than it was before." Last month, they finally got a variance from the zoning appeals board [...]


The Pines Pavilion

Matthias Hollwich and Marc Kushner are the cofounders of HWKN. Their just-completed (barely completed!) project is the third incarnation of the Pavilion, which is the primary dance hall and bar of the gay community of Fire Island Pines. When proposed images of the building were first floated on the Internet, no one believed that the building would come to pass. Now the building, as envisioned, has a temporary certificate of occupancy, and has been open for the last two weeks. Permanent exterior railings will be installed shortly.

The Pavilion consists of a small ground floor, a large open upstairs deck, and an interior dance hall. The dance hall [...]


Outdoor Bike Trips In Every Direction from New York City

You can basically go three ways to get out of New York City, and in every direction, you can find outdoor adventure. Hey, guess what? It's spring! This is when you throw your bike on a train or in the back of a car, pack yourself a lunch and get the heck out of dodge. Winter is sort of, kind of over! April is here! Let us go outside together. I have some hot tips for you and your bike.


Now We Get To Talk Climate Change?

"'At some point we're going to have to assess whether it's economically viable to maintain our coasts in the places where they are,' said Cheryl Hapke, a coastal geologist with the U.S. Geological Survey."


Hurricane Bill