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Tony in Long Beach May 04, 2013 at 09:24 PM
Erica, I agree, let the touristas find another place this year. They can take the bus to JonesRead MoreBeac h and leave us to rebuilding our homes.
Charlie K May 05, 2013 at 08:28 AM
They have 100 days to complete the boardwalk from Laurelton to Long Beach Road. I hope GraceRead MoreIndustr ies knows the clock started April 27th.
Ilene Schuss July 29, 2013 at 08:50 AM
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Beachguy March 26, 2013 at 09:01 PM
What about the parachute jump? Is it a new one or are they moving the old one from Coney Island?Read MoreWil l it be a stop on the monorail? Does Mongo have the dumpling concession? More insider tomfoolery.
Gus Kasakas March 27, 2013 at 08:35 AM
Sen . Schumer got 150 million dollars, so far, for LB.......the money is IN THE BANK and beingRead Moreused . The GOP killed FEMA Flood Insurance along with a small group of radical enviornmental lunatics supported by groups like the SurfRider Foundation supported Sierra Club. I am no dem shill but only an idiot would vote GOP in 2014 and give the GOP a chance at revoking key elements of the sandy relief bill. When some GOP voters get their $9500.00 flood insurance premium bill in the mail they acn go look in the mirror for someone to blame. Only the dumbest people on the planet would vote for people that can, have and will harm you in a BIG way.
luap March 27, 2013 at 09:55 AM
I think the monorail will connect the barrier islands to Brooklyn
Jack March 24, 2013 at 08:56 PM
Why do old men like him get facelifts?
elliot March 26, 2013 at 07:40 AM
Please explain to me how does one have access to the ocean.....NO boardwalk....'NORead Moreocean.....hmmmmmm mm
Anne Laughton March 26, 2013 at 10:39 PM
Just wondering , if the boardwalk Is not up this summer.. Will outsiders flock to long beach toRead Moretake advantage if no admission charge or will the beach be quiet this year? Any thoughts??
Richard Horn March 25, 2013 at 08:50 PM
A bunch of carpet baggers. Make the rent at least 4K for eight weeks. Who will pay for theRead Morecleanup. Us, at overtime rates.
Me March 27, 2013 at 11:43 AM
E - A sound proposal that makes sense. I agree that any mobile establishment should be connectedRead Moreto a brick and mortar business but that would just make sense. The original article isn't clear on whether the permits will be available to anyone or just to local businesses. Jack Schnirman said: "We can use food trucks as a local opportunity for our restaurants to bring in revenue" he says "local" and "our restaurants" so maybe that is where they are going with it but there isn't anything on paper yet and in what has become the norm for our city administration the transparency they campaigned on is non-existent.
Ken March 30, 2013 at 10:34 AM
to Jack Kett and Eddie I will never understand why it is basic human nature (at least yours) toRead Morerea ct in a negative, antagonistic and down right nasty manner before knowing actual facts. Jack, it would have been easier to just google Long Island Sustainable to find out what they as a group have done in other places and what they hope to do for Long Beach. You could not have been more wrong in your assertions. Here you go for actual facts: http://sustainableli.org/what-we-do/community-revitalization/long-beach/
kevin oneill March 25, 2013 at 08:50 AM
Kat April 01, 2013 at 12:07 PM
I see (and have taken photos and sent to City Hall) tons of garbage getting onto the beach, MUCHRead Morebro ken glass, shards of wood, pieces of rusty metal, garbage, dog doo ( highest form of bacteria in the waters), its overall a filthy mess. I took photos of the "entrance" from parking lot onto Laurelton, its atrocious...I hope they are going to clean these areas, even walking over the "dune" there are lots of small pieces of glass. Don't dare walk barefoot anywhere.
Kat April 01, 2013 at 12:08 PM
the sand is not clean.... that is a joke.
Al March 25, 2013 at 06:00 PM
What is the deal with tax increases once you lift a house? I don't know if house values will really Read Morerise all that much, right? I mean a couple lifted houses in a neighborhood does very little to increase the value of the neighborhood so why would the value of the home increase? Despite what real estate agents will tell you, the neighborhood is a big reason people buy anywhere. Who is going to buy a stand alone house in a decrepit area? Not someone who wants to LIVE in the area, right? or am I wrong?
Paul G. Rudy March 28, 2013 at 07:12 AM
You are right I really believe that its the people of the community that makes Long BeachRead Moredesirable not the height of the house
JF April 21, 2013 at 02:14 PM
Eddie, what about HMGP? When is that going to be available for people whose homes areRead MoreSubstantially Damaged and can not rebuild? People are forced to live somewhere else until the grant becomes available so they can elevate their homes. While people are paying rent for 2 years, they are also paying the mortgage and taxes on home that is inhabitable. How can we get the government to move quicker on this so people can resume their lives pre-Sandy?
delete me March 21, 2013 at 07:08 AM
elevating beach and not extending jetties? I predict a steep pitch. This'll be good forRead Morebodyboarding and spinal cord injuries.
Jennifer Bowler March 24, 2013 at 06:56 PM
If this project will take 3 years to complete, and nothing concrete to address the bayside, whatRead Moreis the plan for the upcoming hurricaine season? More Christmas trees?
Kat April 01, 2013 at 11:56 AM
I agree with you awesome.... get ready for major beach breaks.
R.I.P Common Sense March 20, 2013 at 04:46 PM
I heard if AB uses the ACOE plan their beach is no longer a private beach but a public beach. TheRead Moredu nes will be 16 ft above sea level not from the sand. Surfer bashers just don't get it and never will
Pat C March 21, 2013 at 09:14 AM
The power of denial can be amazing. I would like to believe as much as anyone else that there isRead Moreso me perfect mix of dunes, seawalls, and raised bulkheads that will make us invincible to the next superstorm. But after seeing what I saw on the night of October 29, it's clear to me now that when the ocean decides to come into town, it is going to come into town. Dunes won't stop it. They can potentially make a dent in mitigating damages, and therefore should certainly be constructed. On paper I think the ACOE plan seems logical, although if they plan to raise the level of the entire beach I don't understand why they are not going to build up and extend the jetties. Erosion is what poses the biggest threat to our homes over time, jetties are a proven effective method of protecting against erosion. Other than that, I think the plan is a step in the right direction. But let's not kid ourselves, living in Long Beach is a calculated risk that we all take. Let's not get carried away with finger pointing because the government hasn't created an impenetrable barrier around our island. We are the barrier, remember that. Can't wait to see everyone on the beach this summer!
Jack March 23, 2013 at 10:43 PM
AB Bridge had a 5 cent pedestrian toll on the birdge- this prevented Ortodox Jews from walking toRead MoreAt lantic Beach from Lawrence and 5 Towns because during Shabbos Observant's can't put money into toll booths and work the turnstile arm.
Ocean Gypsy March 13, 2013 at 04:58 PM
great story! it's wonderful to know that our boardwalks are getting recycled into a heartfeltRead Moreprojec t!
Stop Complaining March 15, 2013 at 11:06 AM
If a category 3 hit Long Beach, not only would be a strip of sand, but the entire island would beRead Morecr ushed. There is nothing the city can do to protect us from that. And while this storm wasn't a hurricane, it's impt to note that the barometric pressure was equivalent to that of mid range category hurricane. That coupled with a full moon and two high tides made for a huge surge. My previous comments weren't directed at you (me). I respect that this is a forum where ideas are shared but there are a lot of Monday morning quarterbacks that like to complain from behind their computer screen.
Richard Horn March 15, 2013 at 03:11 PM
one more comment about IPE wood. While it doesn't split like that crap pressure treated wood, itRead Morest ill splits somewhat. It also becomes very dull, and It should be treated every couple of years to bring back luster and keep splitting to a minimum. We have harsh beach weather here, and concrete is the way to go. One other point about the IPE wood, It does need longer stronger screws, but that won't help stability, as they will be screwed into pressure treated wood joists, which aren't worth crap. Hey Jay, how much to pressure wash and treat a two mile deck every few years.
RhondaVW March 15, 2013 at 03:39 PM
Hi Richard. I agree as I have seen the difference between Ipe on a NYC park bench and Ipe on aRead Morecoast al boardwalk. And as for questioning engineers I think the fact that engineers are designing a boardwalk where ipe is attached to treated joists that will fail way before the decking as you point out gives everybody the right to question their other decisions.:)
arlene durando March 12, 2013 at 12:06 PM
Please leave me updates on the board walk and the benches.
S.M. March 14, 2013 at 10:08 PM
Shocked that she is actually doing something worthwhile for a change. Finally!
kevin oneill March 11, 2013 at 12:49 PM
well stated, i will research this. thanks
Tim Ercolano March 11, 2013 at 06:37 PM
so ONLY the few blocks will get the fancy IPE wood and cement walk and fance rails and lightRead Morepost,,, hummmm funny how its right in front of the Alegra Hotel huh !!!
kevin oneill March 12, 2013 at 08:21 AM
boardwalk empire, corruption at it's best. a little money under the table goes a long way.
Matt Markell March 06, 2013 at 06:18 PM
Charlie, Obviously you don't proof read before you send your posts. Whatever, your message gotRead Moreacro ss. Asking for the public's input was just a PR ploy. Our opninions/suggestions never meant anything. For those that think otherwise, just look at what the chosen and revered engineering company came up with. Our taxes will surely go up to pay for this. The bottom line is, we're being screwed without even being kissed.
John March 07, 2013 at 09:39 AM
asbury's reconstruction bid doesn't include cost of materials. nor does their redesign take anyRead Moremit igation or strengthening factors into account, so insurance will go up even further throughout their community.
Charlie K March 18, 2013 at 12:01 AM
Sitting here watching the news and just saw this article and video about the Seaside HeightsRead Morerebuild ... Long beach has got to get their act together! http://tinyurl.com/c5g4ce8
Hamburger March 18, 2013 at 06:54 AM
Longbeacher March 18, 2013 at 08:28 AM
this admin is a joke ,i hope lb opens there eyes to what a bunch of nothings we have running thisRead Moreci ty and vote them out ,i have never before felt like selling my house and leaving ,theres like a bad vibe down here ,its like 1973 ,maybe the warm weather will change it ,but i havent heard a word to whats going on in the city ,last thing i got in the mail was for storm drains .if we don't enforce sanatation laws , how do we stop the garbage in our sewer ?
Lloyd March 07, 2013 at 09:08 PM
Seems like an awful lot of money...before cost overruns. Maybe a 2 mile long zip line would be aRead Morebet ter idea.
Jamison Alexander May 27, 2013 at 02:36 PM
A) what the heck is LiRo, 2) what are the handicapped options, C) proposed ending date? and 4) I'mRead Mores o down for a zip line!!
Just a Resident March 02, 2013 at 02:08 PM
Eddie, Newsday reported that the State was going to readjust the eligibility numbers which meansRead Moretha t more people will become eligible for those funds. The question is when and how?
Eddie March 04, 2013 at 08:28 AM
w Instead of Schumer's basically useless bluster, how about some tax relief for those of us whereRead Moreb ore unusual expenses and huge reductions in our property values? That's something that this talking head could actually do, instead of his usual pontifications that others should forgo their earnings. Every incentive this socialist champions is means-tested income-based giveaways for those who just take from society.
Jack March 04, 2013 at 08:57 AM
This is welfare money for poverty scam artists. Anyone above the poverty line will get NOTHING.Read MoreDont fall for this community block grant scam. The city will hire "consultants and experts" with the money and the homeowner gets NOTHING.
Longbeacher March 05, 2013 at 08:17 AM
the current admin does not want to be the ones that have a big empty hotel on there watch ,theRead Moreprevi ous probaly didn't want it either ,but these guys have to go sooner or later ,how they got the beach rights ? that we'll never know , what if all apt got the right to the beach infront of there places
paul.d.spellman March 05, 2013 at 09:17 AM
Not that I think either will actually come to be be but... In Long Beach our elected officialsRead Morestand with tax delinquents and push for the restoration of a luxury for one business. On Staten Island the officials stand with Army Corps of Engineers Commanders discussing short-term protective measures, with the rebuilding of dunes and berms, to aid in future storm mitigation. The projects for Staten Island will be bid out to contractors next month. The only thing being sent out next month from LB will be the tax increases for our July bill. Staten Island's priority seems to be the protection of homeowners, what is LB's priority?
SurferBilly March 05, 2013 at 10:19 AM
"Where the Hamptons meets New York City" Does this guy really talk like this? does heRead Morerea lly believe it? Spoken like a true local; we all talk like that! Please put down the drink with the little umbrella and pass me a red solo cup.....
BSM March 02, 2013 at 02:29 PM
BSM Yesterday I am curious to know exactly what kind of safety provisions are envisioned for theRead Moreoc eanside in the West End. From NY Ave moving east, I can see extending a barrier of sorts between the building at the height of the underside of the boardwalk, similar to the board skirting we had previously. But it should be of much stronger material, possibly concrete. The problem with a sea wall is it would have to encompass the whole of Long Beach and be absurdly high to provide any guarantees. I also question what would happen to the West End if a wall was built in conjunction with the boardwalk. Might it not force storm surge westward? I just am not clear on how much can be done to protect the West End other than replenishing the dunes and repairing or raising the height of the bayside bulkheads. We have been losing beach width over the time I have lived here even with the jetty system. To my mind, if we could find a way to recapture more width that would be a huge first step. I have asked this question before. What exactly are you demanding? The boardwalk only extends 14 blocks. That is less than a third of the length of the beach front. Even if we build a sea wall in conjunction with the boardwalk, what happens to the rest of the beach? How high a bulkhead can realistically be built on the bay? Water doesn't just find an obstacle and go away, it finds a way under, over or through. Action for the sake of action makes no sense. It needs to be well thought out. I understand the frustration and fear. Four months have passed and it appears to some that little progress has been made, but planning and engineering take time if the result is to be useful. I live adjacent to the site of the boardwalk so I am particularly anxious to see it replaced, but I want it done as well as possible, not just thrown up quickly to appease demands for action.
Candygram for Mongo March 03, 2013 at 07:33 AM
The ACOE is building dunes 15 ft high, 90 ft wide, across what looks to be an 8 mile stretch ofRead MoreFire Island. Feds are picking up entire tab? Sounds nice, doesn't it?
Longbeacher March 03, 2013 at 09:59 AM
just like the ones at Gilgo ,that are not there after the storm
Trying to Make Sense March 04, 2013 at 07:48 AM
Paul, you have not answered the question. Yes, lots of kiddies were in the Quicksilver store. ItRead Morewas a prerequisite for feeling "cool" among the JHS- 25 year old demographic. Quicksilver did a nice hit and run on LB $ not leaving anything of value to the community as a memento of their big event and yes, as I recall, certain surf shop owners were even conclaved with City officials to determine whether the City should devote its limited resources to getting their show up and running rather than serving the emergency needs of a Hurricane Irene ravaged community. That's not bashing Paul. That's fact. I hope you enjoyed the show. I was in the water. Paul I was merely pointing out that asking for data on whether the BW is an economic driver is about as silly as challenging that surfing is not. Maybe you don't know enough out of towners, or you don't read New York Magazine or Time Out NY, or Newsday but confer with any of those sources and you'll find that our boardwalk is at the top of the list as reason to visit here rather than other area beaches. Magazine articles even refer to the BW proximity to stores and restaurants on Park Ave. But the eyes do not lie either... you have not noticed all the out of towners strolling the BW en mass? Most of them buy something. Many out of town surfers get here early or late(no beach pass), take a parking spot, change out of their wet suits on the boulevards, a few leave bottles behind next to their cars, and head home. I'm sure some frequent LB surf shops or other shops too.
Me March 05, 2013 at 09:22 AM
I think there really are two issues when it comes to “storm protection”, that whileRead Morethey could be addressed separately they shouldn't be. The most likely and more frequent source of flooding is and was the bay. I would venture to say most homes were flooded from the bay long before water came from the beach as stated above many were flooded by the first high tide in the morning of Sandy. The second part is storm protection on the ocean side that should protect us from waves crashing into homes, buildings and businesses if the dunes let go again or where there is zero protection now. This is one of the reasons why the 2006 plan was voted down; the more likely scenario of flooding from the bay was completely ignored in that plan. I don’t have all the answers but I think we all agree we need to do something but we need to do it in a well-reasoned, thought out manner and not jump into anything that we will later regret or we will deal with down the road when the next big storm comes. Let’s build better and smarter not just jump on the first train that rolls into town.
Hamburger March 05, 2013 at 09:52 AM
Unless that train will be the ONLY train, in which case i say: jump on it!
Howie February 12, 2013 at 10:27 PM
Wonder how much the cost overun will be
Charlie K February 14, 2013 at 12:14 AM
Cost overrun should be about 23 million...
Charlie K February 15, 2013 at 06:49 PM
SEASIDE HEIGHTS STARTED REBUILDING THEIR BOARDWALK TODAY!!!! Enough with the focus groups and time Read Moreto start rebuilding the LONG BEACH BOARDWALK!!! Read article http://m.nypost.com/p/news/local/work_starts_on_seaside_heights_boardwalk_31gUTSDwL4vpfZ02axaomJ
Elliot Zuckerman February 28, 2013 at 07:33 AM
Tideline, you are way to angry, I respect everyones opinion and it seem you do not, I am not aRead Morelawye r nor am I passing judgment on anyone,as far as problems in this town this sounds like a threat to me and to be honest I do not appreciate that. As for ridiculing you username I am sure your real name is not tideline, as you wrote(real name)at least I am man enough to use my real name and as crazy as it sounds, its your right and I respect that, say what you want, I only want to live here and have the best for every body that lives and enjoys our city, if that is not ok with you I am sorry, As for political issues that is not my expertise but I would say it is save to say very few people will work for free besides you(if you where retired)of course. In the mean time if for any reason I have offended you in any way please accept my apologies as that was never my intensions. As I said being I have lived here for 60 years I only want the best and I think most of us here feel the same way.
Tideline February 28, 2013 at 10:20 AM
EZ, you are a hypocritical pontificating blowhard. If you respected others opinions, then you would Read Morenot have passed judgement about Harvey being commented on and then refused to admit it that you did, when I quoted your own words. Clearly, you can't admit when you are wrong and that is sad. First you insult my username and now my manhood. Throw the victim card all you want, you are still a delusional liar. I was born here and do not like it when people ponitificate to others out of both sides of their mouth, when they do not agree with others opinions. IF you respected others opinions, then you would not have made any comments about Harvey. Defend him all you want, plenty of people on here are sick of him. Using your real name does not make you a man, it makes you a naive fool. I am quite sure that you would not want to test your MANHOOD against me, you talk very big on the computer though.
Elliot Zuckerman February 28, 2013 at 03:20 PM
Tideline, what the hell are you talking about, if you read your post you said my real name, as forRead Morey our manhood, who the hell am I to talk about you or for that matter anyone? I think you have misunderstood my comment. This is a great reason that posting here sucks, with that said I wish you the very best and now I am gone, this just sucks and you can write what ever you wish about me.I give you that ,posting with my name is very stupid and very naive . You are right. yes I know very well how many people feel about him and I was only talking about the way I see things, I might have blinders on but hell that is what I feel. I will now get rid of my real name as it just is not worth posting with it. Was my real name.
Jack February 25, 2013 at 09:43 PM
Victor Sheinstein you idiot putz of a schill for the tax and spend welfare Democrats. The FEMARead Moremoney will be stolen by the unions to keep them in their jobs just like the shovel ready ready job stimulus. Give the money to the homeowners whose house was destroyed not the welfare recipients and union thugs.
Victor K. Sheinbaum February 25, 2013 at 10:05 PM
When the people of NY & NJ were DOWN, the GOP took the opportunity to step on their throat byRead Morewa iting 10 WEEKS to vote on Sandy Relief and then they voted NO. Lifetime GOP voters better get it through their head that their future depends on what they do in 2014. Voters can not get at the rednecks in Congress that told them to drop dead but they CAN vote out the NY & NJ GOP delegation and send the GOP Committee Chairman BASTARDS to the back of the bench where they are less likely to harm you. Think about it? How dumb do you feel voting in November, 2012 for the GOP only to have them turn around and screw you by voting NO on Sandy Relief. Mark my words. They WILL kill FEMA and FEMA Flood Insurance the minute the get the chance. Dont be dumb.
The ghost of Saint Brendan February 26, 2013 at 11:07 PM
Victor do tell us how Schumer got 3 billion from the Sandy Relief funds 60 billon to pay for a roof Read Morefor the West side LIRR Yard for a possible tunnel to NJ that Christie killed 2 years ago. the tunnel will cost billions more to built. It was in the Daily News today. That money should go to the effected areas of the storm.
Eddie February 24, 2013 at 09:34 PM
Here's the link:
Eddie February 24, 2013 at 09:34 PM
Read Morehttp://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/queens/new-boardwalk-islands-tap-storm-damaged-rockaway-beaches- article-1.1270216
V. P. R. February 24, 2013 at 11:44 PM
I work in Rockaway everyday !! I can tell you , it will look nothing like that in MAY--The BeachRead Morefr ont still a Disaster Area---Long Beach did a way better job Cleaning up their ocean front* The sand they put back on the beach is almost Black and still full of all kinds of debris--rocks - glass Ect .--NO WAY will it look anything like that picture! Shore Front PWY--has blowing sand all over it
Eddie February 24, 2013 at 05:22 PM
Long Beach will NOT have a full boardwalk this summer. Their goal is to have "some part of itRead Moreo pen." A spokesman for Sustainable Long Island - a group working with LB officials says they hope "a quarter of it" is operational.
Matt Markell February 24, 2013 at 06:02 PM
Why am I not surprised? We pay the taxes that pay for the maintence of our boardwalk. It onlyRead Morestan ds to reason that we should be the last to enjoy it. For those that don't recognize it, I'm being sarcastic.
Jack February 24, 2013 at 07:07 PM
Be aware: they are environmental Marxists attempting to impose Marxist/ socialist ideals by way ofRead Moree nvironmental engineering (central planning) and enacting affordable housing planning. They believe that White people fled the cities to the suburbs and left the poor colored people to fend for themselves in urban decay. (Completely ignoring that minorities destroyed the cities with their welfare attitudes) Their ultimat goal is to build stalinist housing blocks and force suburbanites into substandard housing so that no one gets an advantage.
Long Beach Johnson February 27, 2013 at 10:16 AM
OK Buddy, turn off Fox News. Now there are conspiracies from Marxists? If you have any sense ofRead Morewh at is going on in the metro area you will realize that families are returning to the city. Areas in Brooklyn, Queen and Manhattan are up and coming. You NEED to leave your TV and go out in the world.
Me February 26, 2013 at 09:34 AM
I am no hydrologist or coastal scientist but it just seems to me that we could easily put some kind Read Moreof a seawall hidden inside the dunes and under the boardwalk as a backup. How hard could it really be to just put in a wall of sheet pile, be it steel or composite, and cover it up with the dunes? It is a backup plan that is all. I realize there are issues with this idea regarding vehicle access to beach, would it cover the whole island, Etc. and it will do nothing to stop water from the bay, but as has been stated here before by many people just piling up sand isn’t going to do it in the future.
Stephen February 27, 2013 at 04:47 PM
Great to see the input and theme of hope for a quick rebuilding effort to get the boardwalk back up Read Moreand running again. As for the boardwalk material itself, most haven't seen a precast concrete system with individual boards (treads) that actually looks like a traditional wood boardwalk. Check out www.permatrak.com The product would be integrally colored, textured to look like wood, no protruding nails, no annual maintenance headaches, etc.
Longbeacher March 03, 2013 at 10:04 AM
what ever they do ,it will still not be done by summer ,so join a pool or beach club if you don'tRead Moreli ke the sound of hammers,trucks or saws ,because as u sit at the beach this summer thats all u will hear.outa here
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