All at Sea: My partner, the composer-lyricist Keith Gordon, and I spent part of August in Truro and Provincetown on Cape Cod. Some of the time we were sailing on a yacht with one of my Harvard Architecture School friends, Marlene Newman, her husband Bill, and our friends Jim Bennette and David Cowan who own ACME Fine Art and Design in Boston.
Barry Goralnick spent part of August with friends sailing off Cape Cod.
On the Cape: Back on land, we had great dinners at three Provincetown restaurants: Victor’s, a fairly new addition to the P-town dining scene that features local and organic ingredients; Devon’s, which serves modern American cuisine and is housed in a one time fish market; and Front Street, an old favorite in the basement of a Victorian building.
Victor’s is a relatively new addition to the Provincetown dining scene.
Located in a former fish market, Devon’s is full of Cape Cod charm.
Picture Perfect: We saw a terrific exhibition at the Provincetown Art Association and Museum–Robert Motherwell: Beside the Sea, which presented rare work created by the artist in his Provincetown studio during the summer of 1962 until his death in 1991.
PAAM presented an exhibition of work by Robert Motherwell created in his Provincetown studio between 1962 and his death in 1991.
Firefighters from several departments battle a blaze that destroyed two buildings in Fire Island Pines on November 15, 2011. Photo: Stringer News Service
Last November a spectacular fire destroyed two buildings in Fire Island Pines: The Pavilion dance club, a gay landmark famous for its high-tea parties, and the adjacent Danikki building, which housed seven Pines businesses, including the Sip n’ Twirl disco, Pines Pizza, the Pines Bistro, a clothing shop, and two real estate offices. We here at Bromley Caldari Architects designed the replacement Danikki building, which was completed in amazingly fast time, rising like a phoenix out of the ashes. Sip n’ Twirl officially reopened July 5, and the pizza parlor on the ground floor and the restaurant on level two will both reopen shortly. Here are some images of the new building.
Designed by Bromley Caldari Architects, the new Danikki building at Fire Island Pines replaces one that burned to the ground in November 2011.
The south facade, looking east.
The covered west deck, facing south.
The Sip n’ Twirl disco reopened on July 5, eight months after the original building went up in flames.