Tag Archives: Fire Island

TRAILER: Fire Island, Six Men, One House

Vulture reports: Warm up the lube, because Logo is gearing up for its latest reality-TV show offering, Fire Island, brought to you by Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos’s production company Milojo. The series follows six friends (or, whatever) with active social-media accounts as they summer in the most libidinal place on earth. They’re led by Khasan, a backup dancer who ...

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Cher To Host Series Of LGBT Fundraisers For Hillary Clinton In Miami Beach, Fire Island, And Provincetown

Politico reports: Cher is headlining a Miami Beach fundraiser for Hillary Clinton next week, marking the second LGBT-related event the star is holding for the Democrat. As invitations to the Aug. 19 fundraiser begin hitting email boxes on Thursday, Republican Donald Trump will be meeting in Orlando with a group of conservative Christian pastors who have criticized the gay rights ...

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Broadway Bares To Return To Fire Island

From Broadway Cares: The modern day burlesque Broadway Bares heads back to the beach this May, kicking off the summer season with a sizzling edition of Broadway Bares Fire Island. Once again, the sexy men and women of Broadway Bares will return to Fire Island Pines, NY, for two performances, produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. A more intimate ...

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CHERRY GROVE: Fire Destroys Two Hotels, Gay Nightclub, And Several Residences

A massive fire swept through Cherry Grove’s commercial district on Fire Island last night, destroying several private homes, the Holly House Hotel, and the Grove Hotel, the last of which was home to the famed Ice Palace nightclub. For decades the Ice Palace hosted the Miss Fire Island pageant and served as the kickoff location for the annual Fire Island ...

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Beefcake Fire Island Fashion Show

Not safe if you’ve got nosy neighbors in the next cube.

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REPORT: NBC To Produce New Tina Fey Show Set In Fire Island

Deadline Hollywood reports that NBC has signed a deal for a new Tina Fey-produced show that appears to have its setting in a Fire Island bar. The project, said to be in the vein of Cheers, is a character-driven workplace comedy where a young woman in search of reconnecting with her father finds a new home and family on Fire ...

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Tweet Of The Day – Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

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Morning View – Fire Island Superman

This life-sized Superman statue guards the front gate of one of the oceanside houses in Fire Island Pines.  The first time we walked past it, it was quite dark out and we thought somebody was going for some cosplay action.

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Original Fire Island Pines Sign

Circa 1957.

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Afternoon View – Fire Island Pavilion

This (I think) is the third Fire Island Pines Pavilion, which contains two bars, a nightclub, a gym, and several retailers. It’s rainy and grey here today and most folks haven’t yet ventured out of their houses.

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At The 2013 Drag Invasion Of The Pines

Yesterday my pal Jerry accompanied me to the Invasion Of The Pines, the 37th annual marking of the day in 1976 when a drag queen was denied service at a restaurant in Fire Island Pines. Every Fourth of July since then, hundreds of drag queens board a chartered ferry in Cherry Grove and “invade” the Pines for a day exploding ...

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FIRE ISLAND: Cherry Grove Community House Makes National Historic Registry

Fire Island’s Cherry Grove Community House will be placed on the New York and national registries of historic places in recognition of its role in creating “America’s first gay and lesbian town.” Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand applauds via press release: U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) announced today that the U.S. Department of the Interior’s National Park Service placed Cherry Grove Community ...

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Fire Island Bans Nude Sunbathing

In response to reports of public sex and other actually serious crimes, park rangers with the National Seashore authority have banned nude sunbathing on all of Fire Island, which comprises 17 residential communities along the barrier island off of Long Island. The main trouble spot appears not to be the popular gay communities of Cherry Grove and The Pines. The ...

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Fire Island Devastated By Sandy

Fire Island, which is arguably the most famous gay vacation destination in the world, was devastated by Hurricane Sandy. The damage is so severe that the spokesman for the National Seashore believes that at least one new permanent inlet between the bay and the ocean has been created, effectively dividing Fire Island into two separate islands. Steve Weinstein has the ...

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Grindr Is Killing Fire Island!

Complaints about hook-up sites and their effect on the gay social scene have existed since before the launch of Manhunt. This week New York Magazine claims that Grindr is destroying Fire Island’s legendary see and be seen culture. Log in to Grindr on Fire Island, as you would anywhere else, and you’ll see a grid of 100 smiling faces and ...

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HomoQuotable – Tom Bianchi

“You can’t write a book about the maiden voyage of the Titanic without mentioning that there’s an iceberg lurking ahead. The book is a nostalgic remembrance of what was lost. When AIDS hit, the Pines was dead center, ground zero. It would happen within the space of a summer. If there was a house that had six friends, come spring ...

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Photo Of The Day – Fire Island Damage

More photos here. (Via –Towleroad)

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Married After 58 Years

Fire Island News managing editor Michael Lavers tips us to yesterday’s wedding of Robert Scherffius and Victor Alfieri, who met 58 years ago.

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Multiple Washovers On Fire Island

Several communities on Fire Island experienced washovers during Hurricane Irene. Generally considered one of the worst case scenarios for any barrier island, a “washover” is when ocean waves overcome the dunes and mix with bay water on the mainland side. Ian Levine of the Ocean Beach Fire Department told The News that the water went from the ocean to the ...

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To The Extreme

Hurricane forecasters have raised the threat level for the NYC area to “extreme,” although the most reliable model shows the storm making landfall somewhere around mid-Long Island. Fire Island residents are standing by for word of evacuation orders. In related news, my mom is emailing me hurricane preparedness tips. From Florida.

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