Plans to reopen the “sweaty, drunken heart” of Fire Island Pines, the Pavilion dance club, which burned down in 2011, have been delayed. “The rebuilding of this iconic nightclub was a tremendous undertaking which has almost fully come to fruition,” said one of the companies behind the rebirth. “Our patron’s safety is our top priority, and we will not open the doors until we are certain the club is 100 percent ready to go.” That could be as soon as next weekend, but we forgive the impatience of anyone anxious to get their summer started right now.
It’s not time for finger-pointing. We know the problem. It’s been years of neglect, and in many cases it’s been these radical environmentalists that want nature to take its course.…You know what? This is on them.