by Jim Jordan
The annual ritual we now call the Invasion initially arose due to continued friction between residents of Cherry Grove and the community to the east, Fire Island Pines. The two communities had very different beginnings, with the Grove being the older of the two, and very different philosophies as well. Initially settled in the late nineteenth century, the Grove did not become a resort for gays and lesbians until the 1930′s, and by 1950 was well known to the literary and Read more
A massive project has been underway during the past winter months and into 2009. The beach nourishment project started finally, after a few months of delays. Permit processes from several agencies such as, Department of the Interior, National Park Service, and Army Corps of Engineers slowed down the start of this project which has been calculated to cost around $25 million.
Weeks Marine Inc. from Cranford New Jersey was hired as the contractor to complete the project, and they Read more