PETITION BACKGROUND: Now a year and a half after Hurricane Sandy, Long Beach is starting to make a comeback. Now is the time to beautify Long Beach. I propose murals at the end of each boulevard on the walls of the boardwalk (if not elsewhere as well). Each depicting a scene from Long Beach History. It would be a fantastic addition to this city’s great culture and a tourist must see! I would be happy to lead this project with other local artist’s. Would you welcome this to our city? If so please sign the petition. Thank you! Best wishes, Rob Rothman
There will be a Public Forum regarding our City’s desire for a reopened hospital in Long Beach. Trust me, you do not want to drive all the way to South Nassau in Oceanside in the event of an emergency. I had to do that Saturday night and it’s not as close as you think. Can you imagine how that drive would be during rush hour?
In a city by the sea that is filled with activities, events and people, a 24 hour hospital with an ER and ambulance service is crucial.
The Long Beach Recreation Department is pleased to once again provide an affordable, fun, safe and memorable camp experience this summer. Our team of excellent counselors serve as positive role models for our campers. This summer we will have three morning camp sites: East Elementary School, Lindell Elementary School, and West Elementary School. The morning camp will run from 9am – 1pm. Our Sports Camp will be return to the Recreation Center. The Sports Camp will be run from 1pm – 5pm. Morning Camp & Sports Camp will begin June 30th, 2014 and end on August 15th, 2014. The cost for each camp will be $400 for Long Beach Resident and $500 for Non-Long Beach Residents. Continue reading
The City of Long Beach recently participated in USA Hockey Across America Weekend on February 28 through March 2. The Long Beach Ice Arena hosted two exciting events during the weekend: the NYSAAU Hockey Championship Tournament and Try Hockey for Free Day. The Long Beach Marines came in 2nd place after losing to Cheektowaga 4-3 in the championship game of the Tournament. Long Beach played well the entire weekend led by seniors, Tom McGovern and Evan Schwartz. The support and energy from the stands was amazing.
On Saturday, March 1, the arena held Try Hockey for Free Day Across America. 29 boys and girls, ages 3-14 participated in this opportunity that featured a 45 minute learning session including skating, stick handling, and shooting. Try Hockey for Free is a great introduction to our in-house programs which include; Learn to Skate, Learn to Play Hockey, and House League Hockey. If you have not been down to the Long Beach Ice Arena, give it a try! Right now it is the hottest place in town.
For more information on public skating sessions, hockey and skating lessons and programs, please visit our website at www.longbeachny.gov/icearena.
Ok, plenty of you are talking about the negatives, but I want to hear the positives. There has to be some, right? Let’s try to figure out what good can come out of this iStar development:
Will the added demographic bring some life to our downtowns? Will the added people increase LIRR trains? Will it be really cool to eat lunch at a restaurant on the boardwalk?
So all you negative-Nancys think hard and come up with something. RULE: if you don’t have anything nice to write, don’t write anything at all.
Registration for Long Beach Recreation group swim lessons will begin on Tuesday, March 4, 2014, for residents and on Tuesday, March 11, 2014, for non- residents. Swim instruction is offered on all levels including, pre-school, Kindergarten, Red Cross Levels 1 thru 6, and adult lessons. The Recreation Department follows the American Red Cross progressive swimmers guidelines and certified water safety instructors teach all classes.
The registration fee for Long Beach Residents is $100.00 plus admission and the fee for non-residents is $125.00 plus admission. Group lessons consist of a series of ten classes, which are held once a week for forty-five minutes.
In addition to group swim lessons, a Swim Club is being offered for swimmers age 17 and under for the swimmer who wants to excel in swimming but does not want to compete in meets. We also offer an Arthritis Class and Swimnastics ( exercise classes performed in warm water).
For more information call (516) 431-3890 or click here to download an application for swim lessons and click here for swim club.
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It appears there is a connection between our local Democratic Party and iStar the company developing the Super Block. Could this be the reason that a 16 story building was introduced and approved in a few short weeks?
Articles showing connection:
I hardly ever censor comments, but please refrain from posting private peoples names and addresses on my blog . You are at your own risk if you do. I don’t get to read all comments in a timely manner, but if it’s something I do see that I’m uncomfortable with, it will be deleted.
Ok, we are getting the iStar superblock.
Well, parking will be an issue as always. I don’t think traffic will change that much; residential doesn’t effect areas as much as commercial traffic-wise. The beach in that area, which is crowded already, will surely be a mess on hot summer days. I don’t know anything about shadows, but you have to feel for those who live behind them. We are going to get more retail, just no crappy t-shirt stores on boardwalk, please!!!
How long until we see more proposed giant towers for the foundation block?
LThe Long Beach Recreation Department is proud to announce that it is now offering an indoor soccer program for Pre-Kindergarten (4 & 5 year olds). The program will start on Wednesday, March 5 and will be held at the Long Beach Middle School. Participants will meet for eight weeks from 6:00pm – 7:00pm at the Long Beach Middle School. The program is only $50.00, and all participants will receive an award. This is a brand new program and will fill up fast, so don’t delay and sign up today. There are only 40 spots available! For further information visit our website at www.longbeachny.gov/rec or call (516) 431-3890.