Photos By Petra Brehl


One Of The Few Residents Left On The Already Damanged Beaches

Boarded Up Cherry Grove House

Andy From Rainbow Dreams Secures His Store

The Top Of The Bay's Chef Steve Daniello Is All Smiles

Bobby Lerch Helps Businesses Board Up

The Boy's From Cherry's Lock Down Famed Club

Dune Point's Nika Packs Her Beer Survival Duck

Cherry Grove's Fire Chief Tells Everyone To Leave Island

Belvedere's Craig Eberhardt

The Belvedere Locks Down

Fire Island Residents Take It All In Stride

The Storm Surge Is Already Taking It's Toll On Shoreline

Dune Points's Petra Brehl Boards Up Hotel

Deserted Fire Island Cherry Grove Beach

Famed Entertainer Porsche Leaves Cherry Grove

Pets Prepared To Leave Cherry Grove On Ferry Dock

Cherry's On The Bay Boarded Up

Petra Brehl Leaves Cherry Grove With Suitcases

Hurricane Irene continues to force people to evacuate. Cherry Grove has been boarded up, everything from Cherry's On The Bay, to our favorite hotel Dune Point. Our roving Fire Island reporter and master photographer, Petra Brehl took these shots while everyone was preparing to leave the island for higher ground.

Belvedere's Craig Eberhardt didn't waste anytime securing the hotels priceless antiques as was the case in every business there. Top Of The Bay, one of the finer restaurants on the island, boarded up and prepared to leave. Even famed New York City and Fire Island Entertainer Porsche, packed up her gowns and high heals and headed to the mainland.

We hear about a dozen residents have stayed there, including Bobby Lerch, who is also one of the few who stay there year round. We think Bobby has seen it all and we hope he braves Hurricane Irene well.

We are still planning our September Cherry Grove Christmas stay at Dune Point, we hope all our friends will join us. Remember as always, Times Square Gossip readers always get a 10% discount when booking a room at Dune Point Fire Island. Just type in the code word "GOSSIP" at checkout, or call Petra Brehl and tell her you want your Times Square Gossip discount. Yes I said Christmas. On Cherry grove Fire island, Christmas is in September and it is magical!