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Small Bird At Center Of Sandy Recovery Controversy

AP | By FRANK ELTMAN | Posted 10.08.2014 | Green

BAY SHORE, N.Y. (AP) — A court fight over a protected bird called the piping plover is holding up a $207 million plan to replenish the sand along a ...

Gay Jews Shake Their Butts to End the Summer, and Jewish Mothers Plotz Everywhere (VIDEO)

Jayson Littman | Posted 11.12.2014 | Gay Voices
Jayson Littman

The summer might be over, but the Jewish boys of the famed Viagra Falls house in the New York gay getaway Fire Island Pines just released this Hebro-s...

Fire Island Is Oasis For Queer Creatives

artforum.com | Posted 08.28.2014 | Arts

“EVERYONE IS COMING UP with a creative excuse to hang out and make art on Fire Island,” artist Lee Maida told me as we watched the tide roll in. ...

Poetry in Fire Island Pines

Robert J. Feldman | Posted 09.15.2014 | Books
Robert J. Feldman

For me, the festival also triggered a flood of memories that I thought had been buried with my youth.

5 Retreats For That Brilliant Brain Of Yours

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 04.29.2014 | Travel

What if you took a trip and created something beautiful? Not a scrapbook or a Facebook album or a drone video montage (as awesome as those are), but b...

Is It Food, or Is It Foodiness? Let's Ask the Chicken... or Maybe the Egg?

Erica Wides | Posted 06.22.2014 | Taste
Erica Wides

The spring holidays have ended, the last bit of stale matzo has been choked down, and we Hebraic types can all go back to eating bread again, although...

Top 10: The Best Gay Dance Parties of All Time

Brad Hammer | Posted 05.17.2014 | Gay Voices
Brad Hammer

It is time for a history lesson, but the topic is party... literally!

Where's Your Happy Place?

Sara Lieberman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Sara Lieberman

We all have them. Places that, in short, just make us happy. Where the sirens and deadlines and back pains and bills and meetings and "Mommy!!!" all melt away. Where you can sit and just be content where you are in that moment.

Fire Island Is Getting Lit With Fiber Optics -- But What About the Rest of Verizon, Much Less the Voice Link Wireless Issues or the $130 Billion Vodaphone Deal?

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 11.16.2013 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

OK, so a group of small beach communities on an island finally got some adequate phone service; what about the 27 million households in Verizon's territories not to mention the tens of millions of business?

WATCH: Gay Eletro Duo Dares You To 'Move To Love' (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 09.09.2013 | Gay Voices

Though Summer may be coming to a close, the season of swimming pools is in full swing, well "swimming pools" as in the electronic duo THESWIMMINGPOOLS...

Opera Gets a Sexy Makeover at the Fire Island Opera Festival

Jamie Krauss Hess | Posted 11.03.2013 | Gay Voices
Jamie Krauss Hess

The Pines," the gay summer vacation destination off the coast of Long Island, is usually known more for groovy disco or throbbing dance music than for opera, but that changed this past weekend.

Verizon's Assault on the Truth: The Plan to Replace the Copper Started in 2010 With Home Phone Connect aka Verizon Wireless Voice Link

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 08.04.2013 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

Ever hear of Verizon's Home Phone Connect? It's been on sale in New York and New Jersey or in trials since 2010 and it is essentially the exact same ...

Reasons to Do Drag (PHOTOS)

Nish Gera | Posted 09.10.2013 | Gay Voices
Nish Gera

You do drag for the first time because you want to be called "fierce." You do drag because you really want to be on that boat invading the Pines. You do drag because your best friend told you that the only version you should attempt is the grotesque one, and he said that scoffingly.

Fire Island Pines Celebrates the Fourth of July With 'The Invasion' (PHOTOS)

Jamie Krauss Hess | Posted 09.09.2013 | Gay Voices
Jamie Krauss Hess

Every Fourth of July, the Fire Island Pines status quo is shaken up with "The Invasion," a yearly tradition that brings a ferryboat full of drag queens to the Fire Island Pines harbor, where they are greeted by throngs of revelers in what has become a joyous, raucous spectacle.

Thinking About Leaving Him? Think Again

Susan Rosenzweig | Posted 09.03.2013 | Women
Susan Rosenzweig

We all have well-meaning friends and families constantly telling us "you deserve better." Well, we do. But I no longer believe that "better" necessarily means leaving.

Fire Island Erupts Over Verizon's Wireless Voice Link: New York AG Claims Verizon Violated Agreement

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 09.02.2013 | Technology
Bruce Kushnick

The future of telecommunications in the U.S. is being played out on the sandy beaches of Fire Island, NY. Customers are "extremely disappointed" about Verizon's plan to stop fixing their phone lines and giving them an inferior wireless replacement, Voice Link.

Fire Island Resort Gains Historic Recognition

AP | By FRANK ELTMAN | Posted 09.02.2013 | New York

CHERRY GROVE, N.Y. -- Decades before the 1969 Stonewall riots in New York City, lesbians and gay men were living freely and openly in a place called C...

Verizon's Wireless 'Voice Link' as a Replacement of the Wires? The Downgrading and Disconnecting of America's Communications Networks

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 08.18.2013 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

Voice Link is like a cell phone from a decade ago -- before there was 'data'. Voice Link is a box put into the home with an antenna, but it can not do almost any data application that is part of the traditional utility-based phone network.

WATCH: Don't Know How To Get To Fire Island? Let These Hunky Models Show You The Way!

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 06.07.2013 | Gay Voices

If you're a gay man living in New York City, it seems all you hear your friends talking about all summer long is Fire Island. You see their Facebo...

Gay Landmark Gets A Makeover

Posted 05.28.2013 | Arts

In 2011 the heart and soul of gay oasis Fire Island Pines, the legendary dance club Pavilion, was destroyed in a fire. But never fear; like a Phoenix ...

The 5 Biggest Changes You'll Find in Fire Island Pines This Summer

Jamie Krauss Hess | Posted 07.17.2013 | Gay Voices
Jamie Krauss Hess

It's that time of year again: time to buff up, bare all and hit the beach. Any good gay knows that Fire Island Pines is one of the most beautiful, historic and hedonistic summer destinations in the world. You may also know that the Pines had it rough over the past couple of years.

Nude Sunbathing Banned On Fire Island

Newsday | Candice Ruud | Posted 04.29.2013 | New York

A decades-long tradition of nude sunbathing on Fire Island beaches is coming to an end this summer: Fire Island National Seashore authorities have ann...

Sandy Debris Cleanup Faces New Challenge

AP | FRANK ELTMAN | Posted 04.21.2013 | Green

One special visitor's planned arrival to Fire Island is creating a pressing deadline for the cleanup of tons of rotting wood, sheet rock, old refriger...

Fire Island Assesses Future After Sandy

AP | FRANK ELTMAN | Posted 11.24.2012 | New York

OCEAN BEACH, N.Y. -- New Yorkers who cherish Fire Island as an idyllic summertime getaway feared the worst when the 32-mile-long barrier island took a...

To Fire Island With Love

Jane L. Rosen | Posted 01.08.2013 | New York
Jane L. Rosen

Often when I watch other people on television who live in areas severely affected by storms I wonder why they live there. And I know that people watching my island on the news may now be thinking the same thing.