Revelers who love the Village of Ocean Beach have a new reason to rejoice as the community prepares to host a string of centennial celebrations in Fire Island’s unofficial capital this summer.
New York City residents fleeing the pandemic’s epicenter during the first wave in March 2020 flocked to the beach – whether it was their second home or a rental – despite warnings from local officials that resources are scarce in the off-season. That was a tradeoff that many were willing to make to avoid the virus.
Recently unsealed federal court documents shed new light on the mysterious 2011 non-prosecution agreement that ended the elected career of former Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy, who was among the many politicians to tap Fire Island’s deep pockets at local … Full Story
By Timothy Bolger ~ Beyond the 17 communities, out past “the other Fire Island” in the wilderness area, lies another side of the barrier beach — the far reaches of the national seashore that rarely gets attention. Smith Point County … Full Story
By Timothy Bolger ~ That is the best word to describe the past three months of reporting around the clock on the horrid details of a historic pandemic, navigating the ensuing economic calamity, and taking previously foreign preventive measures to … Full Story
By Timothy Bolger When the sun sets on summer and Tumbleweed Tuesday dawns on Fire Island, the din of construction replaces children’s laughter and carefree tourists’ chatter, as the off-season marks the return of renovation season. While much of the … Full Story
By Timothy Bolger It’s easy to catch a ferry to Fire Island, but leaving is much harder, or so goes the joke about visitors falling in love with the place and making it their home. But for the workers that … Full Story
By Timothy Bolger Building a massive steel and concrete structure known as a flood gate that could temporarily close the mouth of the Fire Island Inlet may prevent hurricane storm surge from inundating the South Shore of Long Island, according … Full Story
By Timothy Bolger Those visiting Robert Moses State Park or traveling the west end of Burma Road have likely spotted one of the area’s newest companies making a buzz on the beach: Fire Island Pedicabs, a tricycle taxi that recently … Full Story
By Timothy Bolger The man who has experienced a shipwreck shudders at even a calm sea, Roman poet Ovid famously wrote two millennia ago. These days, the many shipwrecks off Fire Island’s coast are more of a curiosity, their survivors … Full Story