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Long Beach residents are at City Hall on Wednesday for the community-wide meeting on rebuilding the boardwalk. The meeting is led by Sustainable Long Island and city officials.
V. P. R. February 20, 2013 at 08:24 PM
What a Bunch of BS >Make the residents feel they have some input !!! --- They already know what they are gonna do with the boardwalk ! Heading into March now--Do you really think at this point it's possible to be completed by summer** ahahahaha ! From National Blvd to Long Beach Rd --you can bet your A _ _ !! on that * Gotta make sure the Tourist have their section of boardwalk & the rest of LB will just have to wait !!!
Charlie K February 21, 2013 at 05:28 AM
I would add the boardwalk will be from the Allegria to Long Beach Road. The rear of us will see a fence go up the rest of the way so long beach can collect beach passes. If the council had any ba**s they would have to crews working one starting at New York Acenue and the other in Neptune ave , then have a celebration when they meet at long beach road...
Elliot Zuckerman February 21, 2013 at 06:11 AM
And you all really thought that your voice would be heard, come on now of course they will build in the center of town, that so called gem of a hotel in the center of town that owes money to everyone, has the city in its grip and brings zero to this city will get the new boardwalk first along with taking up parking spaces special for them.LOL and you thought it would be different? wake up, we the people of this city are again taking a back seat..... meetings why don't they just tell you to shut up and be quite, in fact they did, but nicely. Just keep paying your taxes and shut up.....
Taurus February 21, 2013 at 07:51 AM
I thought the decision was made...what kind of input do the residents have now? BTW Hoober...although I don't agree with 99% of what Peter King has to say...he was floored by the GOP's resistance of help..I do remember that much...and so was Chris Christie.
Eddie February 21, 2013 at 04:14 PM
New Yorkers always vote for Socialist Democrats anyway. Isn't that why your Long Beach taxes are going up 100%?
Matt Markell February 21, 2013 at 04:47 PM
I've lived in Long Beach for more than 60 years and quess what, it's never changed. Lots of graft and BS. The bottom line is that the city government (and I use that word loosely) always does what it wants. Community input is good PR but doesn't mean a thing. Elliot's right, the so-called luxury hotel, that has generated more debt than most of us could comprehend, will get the boardwalk first along with enough boardwalk to support the Arts and Crafts fair. Residents can wait. Don't believe me? Wait and see!
John February 21, 2013 at 09:52 PM
we're all clearly talking out our a**es here, but why wouldn't they start in the middle? it's where the tourists come in. it's where the most dollars are collected. it's where our city's tax base lies. if you're arguing against that, you're likely arguing for an even larger tax increase than the one that's already coming.
Me February 22, 2013 at 09:55 AM
This whole process is really just a feel good measure so that people can say we are rebuilding and the city can grab at that FEMA Sandy Relief billions that is out there. Instead of doing something just to say we are doing it, LETS DO IT RIGHT! The fact is that while the percentage of damage and cost to repair the boardwalk varied widely it would certainly have been cheaper than $25,000,000 plus the cost of demo and the $500K to LiRo Group, plus whatever money is spent to control access to the beach (fence?) over the summer where there will be no boardwalk and it most likely would have been done by this summer. I can just see how this is all going to play out that in a few years. We are going to go through all of this again because the ACOE comes in with a plan that I’m sure everybody will jump on the band wagon in a heartbeat, whether it is a good plan or not, and we will end up spending millions more replacing or altering our new $25,000,000 boardwalk that doesn’t fit into the ACOE plan. It is too late to repair the boardwalk since it’s gone but we as a city really need to think about where we are going with all of this and do our best to rebuild our city Bigger and Better. Let’s do it smart! Please….
paul.d.spellman February 22, 2013 at 02:11 PM
John, What do you mean when you say the middle of the boardwalk is where "our city's tax base lies"? Do the homes in that area pay more than those east/west and bayside?
John February 22, 2013 at 05:31 PM
I mean the day trippers and tourist. the people that boost business.
Tonto Hertzberg February 22, 2013 at 09:40 PM
I am petitioning the SurfRider Foundation to once again kill the Army Corp Plan like they did in 2006! In addition, I hope they block the building of a new boardwalk altogether. There is no reason why we can not surf right up Long Beach Road and into the WalGreens parking lot if that damn boardwalk is not in the way!
Matt Markell February 23, 2013 at 01:04 PM
Tonto, One thing you should be sure to remember: "Be sure brain is engaged before setting mouth (or in this case, fingers) into motion."
Victor K. Sheinbaum February 24, 2013 at 11:05 AM
I am with Tonto. Surfing is what LB is all about. We killed the 2006 Army Corp plan that left everyone defenseless and we will do it again. Anything that harms surfing will be twisted and vilified so voters wont know WHAT to think. Anyone tyhat opposes us like Morris Kramer will be vilified and rediculed. You people better stay out of our way. We dont give a damn about Long Beach and the 200 million dollars in damage and thousands of lives wrecked from our last effeort to kill the Army Corp Plan in 2006? So what!

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