On Weekends, Christine Quinn Embraces Life as a Jersey Girl

In New York City, Ms. Quinn, a likely, and leading, candidate for mayor next year, is known as a gay-rights champion and a savvy if pugnacious Chelsea Democrat who has metamorphosed into an establishment figure comfortable with the city’s moneyed elite.

But for almost a decade now, on as many weekends as she can squeeze in year-round, Ms. Quinn has also embraced a parallel and largely anonymous existence in this beach town as a “Jersey Girl,” as one antique sign in her 1924 bungalow reads.

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