[Editorial Note: A retraction for this article has been published. You can find the update here: EXCLUSIVE: Fire Island Pines not for sale despite reports.]
Spring has sprung, and that puts Fire Island on the minds of many New York gays. However, following the fire in the Pines last fall, things might not be same in the summer of 2012. Although beach season is right around the corner, there hasn’t even been a ground breaking on construction to rebuild the Pavilion. That (coupled with rumors that the current owners, FIP Ventures, are trying to sell) makes the outlook for the Fire Island Pines look not-so-bright.