EYE ON FI >> By Timothy Bolger

  • Saltaire Road Work Builds Island-Wide Wave of Anxiety

    Saltaire Road Work Builds Island-Wide Wave of Anxiety

    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 work is home improvement, one stretch of road repairs on the west end is worrying many of the barrier island’s ... Full StoryREAD MORE »
  • Sea of Change in Rental Market Creates Housing Crunch for FI Workers

    Sea of Change in Rental Market Creates Housing Crunch for FI Workers

    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 staff the barrier beach’s various businesses, finding a place to stay even just for the summer isn’t as easy as ... Full StoryREAD MORE »
  • Fire Island Inlet Flood Gate Idea Makes Waves

    Fire Island Inlet Flood Gate Idea Makes Waves

    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 to a new federal study stirring up debate. Flood gates could also be built in Jones Inlet, Rockaway Inlet, and ... Full StoryREAD MORE »
  • Burma Road Pedicab Taxi is New Form of FI Transportation

    Burma Road Pedicab Taxi is New Form of FI Transportation

    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 started giving passengers pedal- powered rides between Field 5, the Fire Island Lighthouse, and Kismet.   The startup debuted this ... Full StoryREAD MORE »
  • F.I. Shipwrecks Seas the Day

    F.I. Shipwrecks Seas the Day

    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 resting in peace with their trauma left to the history books, but three local wrecks recently made news long after ... Full StoryREAD MORE »