The Daily Transom
“It’s very tongue-in-cheek!” Party promoter Josh Wood was speaking to The Observer from Fire Island, where he was at work on the Pines Party, an annual bacchanal held on the beach. “There are tents decorated like The Emperor’s New Clothes, the Three Little Bears, Sleeping Beauty…”
This year’s installment of the Pines Party, an all-night Read More
The advent of gay weddings in New York has led to a plethora of choices for the discerning pair of fianceés or fiancés: we’ve written about Gilt City’s offer of a Del Posto wedding identical to one offered to straight couples, pre-marriage equality, and the so-called Pop-Up Chapel caters to the hip and the slackerish who want a quick celebration and a great story.
Wednesday, July 13
Hoisted by Your Own Petanque
We’re in those post-Fourth doldrums, in which it seems the sticky heat won’t ever end—we miss our blazers! We used to look professional! But at least we’re one up on the men in sandals, waggling their ill-kept toes at us as we skulk over to Read More
The hole appeared maybe in March. It was the size of—and as oddly shaped a trapezium as—a bad West Village studio.
The town’s dock becomes a short boardwalk that deposits arrivals deboarding the boat from the mainland at a cramped, poorly planned intersection; that is Cherry Grove, Fire Island’s entire tiny downtown.
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With Labor Day Weekend just a few hours away, The Transom decided to go straight to the source: the Long Island Rail Road section of Penn Station. The trip got off to an inauspicious start, however, when a faux-pas was committed: hugging a young child on the subway.
Her sweatshirt read: ‘Aww someone needs Read More
Your summer share is disintegrating into a firestorm of petty bickering and teeth-gnashing resentment. While Lizzie Grubman, Donna Karan, Christie Brinkley et al. waft serenely around their palatial Hamptons spreads, you’re spending your weekends locked in a darkening psychodrama with your annoying housemates in Fire Island and Westhampton.
It’s not too late to salvage your Read More
After Gristede’s threatened to sue and Fairway took to posting signs in its stores attempting to discredit Fresh Direct, the embattled online grocer (www.freshdirect.com) is now trying to rumble into new territory. Currently delivering to high-income-bracket ZIP codes in Manhattan and Riverdale, Fresh Direct recently tried to follow its posh clientele to their weekend homes Read More
After just two weekends of filming, HBO has pulled the plug on a planned documentary about five gay men sharing a summer house in Fire Island’s Pines community. According to the subjects of the film, HBO executive vice president of original programming Sheila Nevins halted production on the project-which was being helmed by the Emmy-winning Read More