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Fire Island Pines

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Rose’s View By Robert Levine Invasion 42: Michael Fitzgerald and I were ushered to a reserved seat on the dock where we had a perfect view and watched the entire development of the pre-show and everything happening around us before, during, and after the Invasion. It was as though we were sitting backstage in the theatre as we watched the crowds …

Fire Island Pines: Rose’s View

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By Robert Levine A ceremony was held at the Pines Harbor on Saturday, June 10 to dedicate the landing area where the ferries arrive. It is now officially known as Brockman Harbor Plaza, in memory of former Fire Island Pines Property Association (FIPPOA) President, Alan Brockman, who passed in 2014. FIPPOA President Jay Pagano spoke and introduced Fire Island Association …

Rose’s View

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By Robert Levine Albert Lepage and Andre Almeida kicked off the social season with a fantastic cocktail party at their oceanfront home. Chef Sergio organized a wonderful menu with at least six waiters and bartenders who were serving delicious hors d’oeuvres and lots of booze. Although we had lots of rain before Memorial Day, the weather was perfect for an …

Rose’s View – Fire Island Pines

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By Robert Levine                                              Happy Season 2017 We are back in the Pines getting our house ready for the summer. We find out that the ice maker doesn’t work; a mouse ate through a wire, now the electrician has to come – but he missed the boat twice. We decide to buy a new patio dining set; the pool man comes …

Rose’s View – Fire Island Pines

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Rose’s View – Fire Island Pines By Robert Levine If you read last week’s column you would have read all about the Real Housewives of Cherry Grove. As sources say the term housewives is affiliated with frequent Pines visitor Andy Cohen. Now I will tell you who the Real Housewives of Fire Island Pines are: Laura Hartstein, Adrienne Villarreal, Karen …

ROSE’S VIEW – FIRE ISLAND PINES

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ROSE’S VIEW – FIRE ISLAND PINES By Robert Levine The Pines was in Cher-form on Saturday night, anticipating the arrival of the iconic one and only Cher. As you walked around the Harbor, you could hear Cher’s voice blasting out from each yacht that was docked in the Harbor. Even the DJ at the Blue Whale was only spinning Cher’s …

FIRE ISLAND PINES – Rose’s View

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FIRE ISLAND PINES – Rose’s View By Robert Levine Michael DeFalco and Bill Matthews continue with their long lists of houseguests. Last week they had Jerri Norris and her wife Emily Weaver from Chicago. They walked to the Grove, visited with Jan and Edrie and then visited Roseland with us, before going to town for dinner. Robbie Regina and Gene …

FIRE ISLAND PINES – Rose’s View

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FIRE ISLAND PINES – Rose’s View By Robert Levine Pines Party 2016: Xanadu was a smash in the Pines. It was held on the beach at Cedar and Atlantic. The costumes, the lighting, and the atmosphere were brilliant. Susan Marabito once again proved that her old school Pavilion job as DJ was uncontrollably superb. Her last two songs “Life’s A …

Rose’s View – Fire Island Pines

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Rose’s View – Fire Island Pines By Robert Levine Invasion: It was thrilling to be in the Pines watching the pre-show with the talented Broadway star T. Oliver Reed as MC and enjoying Porsche entertaining and displaying her extraordinary talents to an audience of at least 5,000 people hanging over the rafters above the harbor along with overflowing boats, people …

Cherry Grove & Fire Island Pines: Rose’s View

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Cherry Grove & Fire Island Pines: Rose’s View by Bob Levine CHERRY GROVE IS A SMALL, fiercely independent community on Fire Island. It was a getaway for many Long Islanders in the early 20th Century who loved to fish and relax. When I arrived in 1955, many of the original families were here with their children who had grown up in Cherry Grove. In the …