Fire Island 1976 the Gay Playground

...  Fire Island Pines, called “The Pines” and Cherry Grove, called “The Grove” are areas of the town of Brookhaven, Suffolk County, New York, located on Fire island a barrier island on the south side of Long Island in New York state. Originally the site of a Coast Guard station built in 1876. The area was developed into a resort starting in 1924 but Fire Island would not come of age until after World War II, there was no electricity or amenities until 1960 when a co-op complex was built. It’s impossible to speak of Fire Island as a unity for there are many different [...]