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Nickerson Beach turned into a Landfill from Long Beach Garbage
Nickerson Beach turned into a Landfill from Long Beach Garbage
this is where all the Long Beach Hurricane Sandy garbage is being dumped.... in Nikerson Beach
Tideline November 26, 2012 at 08:22 PM
Nickerson is misspelled. The garbage is also being dumped at Lido West Park.
faithfinch November 27, 2012 at 07:39 AM
Where is all the money that is supposed to be available to help you guys, FEMA etc should be dealing with it by now surely
Tideline November 27, 2012 at 08:04 AM
FEMA has taken many applications and rejected many people as well. What good is fllod insurance, if they do not want to pay off when there is a flood.
jm November 27, 2012 at 08:29 AM
If you think our garbage is widespread, look at pictures of Reiss Park in Far Rockaway. Where the heck is all this going to go. Quite scary!
Rachel November 27, 2012 at 08:56 AM
When I applied for Fema they asked if i had flood insurance and to list the policy # . Then they come inspect the house. A few days later they resond by saying they will not help financally because I have flood insueance. Then why did they come inspect if they dont help thise with insueance?
28 November 27, 2012 at 10:39 AM
This garbage pile is another example of no plan, no leadership. That pile has asbestos, debris that had been soaking in raw sewage and is a festering public health crisis. I guess we should be thankful the weather has been cool. Lido Blvd is full of debris that has fallen off the trucks as they speed down the road. There have been all kinds of minor accidents and additional damage as a result. The curiosity seekers are compromising traffic flow as they stop in the right hand lane and middle lane to take pictures. There is no police presence. What is the plan for this garbage? Is there a plan? Has anyone been communicating with the residents of Lido Beach and Point Lookout? I realize that this is a trying time for our community but this seems to an additional insult to an already badly bruised community.
LBLover November 27, 2012 at 11:48 AM
Where 28 are they suppose to put it? The residents of LB can't have it sitting on the streets and there isn't a dump in the area that will take it! What is your solution? Putting it all in one spot until they figure out what to do with it seems like a plan to me.
Brendan November 27, 2012 at 12:21 PM
Maybe a huge bonfire would take care of it.
28 November 27, 2012 at 12:33 PM
I guess "kool aid" you don't live near the new dump so therefore it is not a problem for you. For us in Lido it is a HUGE problem. I understand there are limited places to put it but better supervision, police presence and communication with the immediate community would be a start in the right direction.
Hamburger November 27, 2012 at 01:16 PM
it is the logical place to put it - write your local politician with an alternate solution!
Tideline November 27, 2012 at 03:52 PM
28, there is no shortage of anonymous people on this site who only see things from one perspective, their's. The other popular point of view, is it is fine, as long as it is not in their backyard and it is in someone else's.
Erika Theodosopoulos November 27, 2012 at 11:31 PM
May be we should wait for another storm to come and clean out Long Beach....just pollute the oceans.....this is so appalling ....I never see or read in mainstream media about what is truly going on out there...I give lots of credit to Patch for keeping everyone informed.
richard November 28, 2012 at 10:21 AM
Asbestos, Lead Paint, Sewage, Mold, Fiberglass, crushed glass and concrete. There is no lining on the ground at LIDO West (unlike the paved Nickerson lot) so the toxins are all over the gound, leaching into the ground and flying in the air. Where is the EPA and Mangano and our local elected officials now ?? This will be a toxic superfund site soon ? Has anyone called for air testing at the corner of Lido Blvd and Regent Drive ? Lido Beach residents......STAND UP AND BE HEARD !
Tideline November 28, 2012 at 08:57 PM
Richard, the garbage at Lido West is now gone. The hazardous material is of course, left behind in the soil and vegetation. Would you trust the EPA, after the testing they did at Ground Zero ? Some home owner's assoc' should be hiring a firm to do the testing. Where is Denise Ford or Harvey Weisenberg when all this is going on ? No where to be found .....
28 November 28, 2012 at 09:22 PM
On election day - at the FEMA make shift office at the rink -someone asked good old boy Harvey to have a police car patrol our community as we had not seen one for days - he asked us what we wanted him to do and advised us to get our own security. He is useless unless it is a photo op. Ford, Mangano, Skelos all the same. There is no one to go to. Newsday where are you? Maybe to reach out to main stream media. This is no joke. There is a very serious condition brewing here.
Tideline November 28, 2012 at 11:57 PM
2-8 sounds like the olde carpet bagger feels that you were not paying enough taxes to pay for the LE that you likely needed more at that time than any other your entire life. I heard that there were some blocks in EAB that did just that and hired their own security since NCPD was so overwhelmed with their depleted staff levels. Lord knows Harvey Ford, Mangano, et al would not want you to have a gun at home to be able to defend your family, when the Police in many cases where unable to do so. Newsday and the main stream media would not touch that story, just try to remember what happened and when the next election comes, get as many of your friends and neighbors to vote for change.
Bill C December 01, 2012 at 03:40 PM
For all those complaining about the garbage pile please keep in mind this was a natural disaster. That pile of trash contains most of what everyone in Long Beach owned pre Sandy. If anyone had been through Long Beach in the days after the storm and watched families throw out the entire contents of their home you would understand. Each day that passed, looking at the piles of trash in front of our homes makes it impossible to not only begin construction, but to move on and forward. Count your blessings that your biggest concern is a pile of trash that was an eyesore for a short time. The smell and the air quality that you are concerned about..... realize that us residents dug through it with maybe a pair of gloves if we were lucky because that's all that was available. When a disaster like this hits you can complain about it or roll up your sleeves, dive in and help your neighbors. Thanks to all who helped even if it was dragging one bag to the curb.
28 December 01, 2012 at 06:03 PM
Bill - we ALL understand that this was a natural disaster. I was in the west end in the days immediately following the storm helping friends clean out their homes and bringing them cleaning supplies etc. We have spent our days off the pst few weeks helping where we can. It was recommended we all get tetanus shots - which we did. My concern is for the air quality and drain off. We are not talking about an eyesore here. Do you know for a fact that this will be here for a short time? That pile contains lead paint, asbestos, raw sewage and all kinds of poisons. The debris should not have remained piled up in front of anyone's home and should not be piled by my home either. My concern is that there is no plan - no one talks to us. Was the ground treated first? How long will it be there? Are they taking any precautions regarding air born toxins? The bird population is having a field day. They pickup things from this pile and drop the stuff on the beach, on Lido Blvd. and in my yard. This new dump is enormous - and it gets bigger every day. I am very proud to be part of such a resilient community and I am sure Long Beach and the neighboring communities will all thrive again but it would be devastating to find out we did ourselves more harm by not asking all the right questions and taking appropriate action.
Tideline December 02, 2012 at 09:44 PM
Has anyone considered the boom in the mice and rat population, relating to the rotting food in the debris piles, the bacteria from used personal hygiene items, that rodents come in contact with and then spread through their droppings as well as people sorting through the garbage. People have weakened immune systems from degraded quality of food and lack of proper rest will mean a bad flu season. Get your flu shots, wash your hands often and take Probiotics, Vitamins D and C and a a mulit vitamin.

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