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Fire Island Pines Home Once Owned by Jeanette Rockefeller on the Market for $1.5 Million

Posted on September 25, 2019 by admin in Fire Island News

Another piece of history has hit the Fire Island real estate market. A Fire Island Pines home once owned by Jeanette Rockefeller, former wife of former Arkansas governor Winthrop Rockefeller, is now on the market for $1.5 million. She bought the home after their divorce in the 1970s. The home was designed by architect Harry […]

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Sites For ‘Glamping’ Now Available on Fire Island’s Watch Hill

Posted on August 30, 2019 by admin in Fire Island News

Glamping, or glamorous camping, offers the best of both worlds of the modern amenities we’re used to and the beautiful landscape of the great outdoors. Fire Island has joined in on this popular vacation pastime, offering Glamping on Watch Hill, which is the only federally designated wilderness in New York State. LoveFINS, operated by husband […]

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Fire Island Hosts 10th Annual Seashore Snapper Derby

Posted on August 30, 2019 by admin in Fire Island News

The 10th Annual Seashore Snapper Derby wrapped earlier this month, offering some friendly competition amongst Fire Island kids aged 7-14 years old and their parents or caregivers. All levels of fishing were welcomed, from those who were fishing for the first time to experienced fishers. It was a day full of fun, family and friends […]

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Pedicab Service Now Available on Fire Island

Posted on August 1, 2019 by admin in Fire Island News

A new pedicab service has launched on Fire Island, taking passengers from Robert Moses State Park, past the Fire Island Lighthouse to Kismet. The owner of Fire Island Pedicab, Justin Galbraith, operates a bicycle pedicab with power assist between the two places to fill a void he believes has been needed for some time. For […]

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Study Shows Piping Clover Population on Fire Island has Doubled Since Hurricane Sandy in 2012

Posted on July 1, 2019 by admin in Fire Island News

Hurricane Sandy caused a lot of damage to Fire Island and its surrounding areas, but it proved to help piping clovers tremendously. Since the superstorm hit New York and New Jersey in 2012, the piping clover population on Fire Island’s barrier island has nearly doubled, according to a study published in Ecosphere. “Hurricane Sandy was […]

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Fire Island Lighthouse Closed to the Public for 3 Weeks for Structural Testing

Posted on July 1, 2019 by admin in Fire Island News

The Fire Island Lighthouse was closed for 3 weeks this month, starting on June 3, to undergo structural testing to figure out the source of damage to the facility such as the deterioration of the exterior coating of the building and the high moisture problem inside the building. The $414,000 project involved the closing of […]

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Fire Island Summer Travel Guide

Posted on June 5, 2019 by admin in Fire Island News

Each summer season, thousands of vacationers head to Fire Island, New York for rest, relaxation and fun. There aren’t many vacation destinations on the east coast more popular than Fire Island. You can choose to spend your days with your feet in the sand, enjoying cocktails or reading a book on the comfort of your own […]

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Fire Island’s Bay Walk Bungalow gets Renovation from Rodman Paul Architects

Posted on April 1, 2019 by admin in Fire Island News

Rodman Paul Architects has taken on a beautiful renovation project of a bungalow in Fire Island’s Bay Walk neighborhood in Fire Island Pines. 248 Bay Walk features sprawling views of the Great South Bay, along with a wooden deck, pool, outdoor shower and hot tub. The New York City-based Rodman Paul Architects made it their […]

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Fire Island’s Woodhull Elementary School Students Participate in New York State’s “Pick A Reading Partner” Program

Posted on April 1, 2019 by admin in Fire Island News

Fire Island’s Woodhill Elementary School students participated in New York State’s “Pick a Reading Partner Program” during the month of March, which encourages reading through reading themed events and activities. This year’s theme for the annual event was “Reader’s Reef.” The “Pick a Reading Partner” program promotes reading by highlighting students’ logged reading hours and […]

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3 Coast Guard Crew Members Hospitalized after Barge Malfunction at Fire Island Inlet

Posted on March 1, 2019 by admin in Fire Island News

Three Coast Guard crew members were evacuated and hospitalized after suffering injuries from a pump system malfunction at a barge in the Fire Island Inlet in late February. U.S. Coast Guard officials say Station Fire Island watch standers received a call about two men sustaining injuries from the malfunction around 5pm on Feb. 11. A […]

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