Tag: Fire Island National Seashore

A Beginner’s Guide to Summer on Fire Island

With the return of beach season, so too flock the crowds to Fire Island, the barrier island simultaneously known as a popular tourist destination and a hidden gem full of natural wonders. But FI is much more than that dichotomy allows. It’s home to Robert Moses State Park on the west end, Smith Point County Park on the east end and a national park featuring an eight-mile wilderness preserve. And in the middle, accessible by ferry only, are 17 car-free communities—most of which are strictly residential with a few having downtowns offering shops and nightlife.

Long Island Drone Sightings Rise as Regulations Debate Takes Off

At least 20 drone incidents were reported to authorities on Long Island amid debate over how to regulate the new technology.

Portuguese Man-O-War Stings 2 Kids on Fire Island

Multiple rare local sightings of the jellyfish-like creature with a highly toxic sting were reported Tuesday on FI.

Fire Island National Seashore at 50: The View from Watch Hill

Our reporter visits "the other Fire Island" ahead of upcoming 50th anniversary events.

Fire Island Rangers Ban Booze at Problem Beach

Starting Aug. 1, alcohol will be prohibited on at Asparagus Beach on FI.

Fire Island Breach Repair Firm Sought

State and federal officials have agreed to start the process to fill Fire Island's breach should they decide it needs closing later.

Fire Island Breach Needs to be Closed, Bellone Says

Suffolk County exec blames the breach caused by Sandy for South Shore Long Island flooding, but critics disagree.

Fire Island Nude Beach Outlawed

Officials cited an increase in crime combined with the damage from Sandy in their decision to close the nude beach.