Getaway Guide: One Tank Trip To Fire IslandFor many New Yorkers, summer means weekends on Fire Island — it's what gets them through the work week, the heat and humidity, the subway and the crowded city streets. Closer than the Hamptons — and pleasantly lacking in pretension and a social caste system — this barrier island off the coast of Long Island is made up of 17 communities that have each developed their own personality.
Wealthy L.I. Town Seeks 'Distressed Community' GrantWhile New York struggles with crushing deficits, layoffs, cutbacks, tax increases and transit hikes, an exclusive Fire Island seasonal village is hoping to qualify as a "distressed community" for your taxpayer dollars.