Ocean Beach Area

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The Same Boat By Joey Macellaro “We did not all come over on the same ship, but we are all in the same boat,” wrote financier Bernard Baruch. Although some of us are homeowners, some hotel visitors, some business owners, … Full Story

Ocean Beach Area

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Coming Home By Joey Macellaro “We leave something of ourselves behind when we leave a place,” wrote Pascal Mercier. “We stay there, even though we go away. And there are things in us that we can find again only by … Full Story

Ocean Beach Area

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OBCF Gifts Monies to VOB By Shoshanna McCollum At a quiet sunset ceremony on Friday evening, Aug. 25, a select group of guests gathered on the back deck behind Windswept as Ocean Beach Community Fund presented the Incorporated Village of … Full Story

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Ocean Beach Area

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Then and Now By Joey Macellaro The Village of Ocean Beach and its environs boast a rich history and a treasure trove of historical architecture that has been well documented over the last century. However photographers wishing to take new … Full Story

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Ocean Beach Area

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Like Father, Like Son By Joey Macellaro Growing up in Plainview on Long Island in the 1940s and ’50s, my father spent his summers at our family’s place on Lynbrook Road in Mastic Beach, then a summer-only community of bungalows … Full Story

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Ocean Beach Area

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A Town By Any Other Name By Joey Macellaro Aside from an occasional news or sports program, I rarely watch television at home on the mainland. I watch even less on the beach, as my only source of in-home entertainment … Full Story

Ocean Beach Area: Small Town Advantage

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By Joey Macellaro Although the collective population of Fire Island has grown over the last few months from 400 to around 25,000, a small-town feeling is retained here in Ocean Beach and the other communities in spite of the crowds. … Full Story

Ocean Beach Area: Shifting Sands

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By Joey Macarello I awoke with a start early one morning a few summers ago, suddenly aware of the fact that I had probably lost my best watch on the beach the evening before. After searching the house, I walked … Full Story

What Could Have Been

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By Joey Macellaro After years of commuting to and from the beach by ferry, the process tends to become fairly streamlined, maybe even mundane. Parking arrangements, the process required to transport freight and bikes, decisions to sit inside or up … Full Story