Mary Ellen of West End Beautification sent me an update on her pursuit to get those ugly fire hydrants in the W. End repainted (read her articles: It’s the little things… & GOOD NEWS!). Mary tells me:
I wanted to share some West End Beautification good news. I received a phone call yesterday from Christopher Windel, the Supt. of Long Beach Water. He advised me that his department will begin painting the fire hydrants in the West End on Monday morning starting on Nevada Avenue and moving east up Beech Street then down West Park Ave.
Some of you must be thinking “Hey, it’s only fire hydrants, who cares.” Well the truth of the matter is that it makes a BIG difference. When you want to beautify a community, every little bit counts (again, read – It’s the little things…).
Definitely check out West End Beautification website where they are making a difference for the better.
Speaking of Fire Hydrants, check out this photo of the cool new hydrants that are popping up around town. The one below is in the W. End. I think I saw another one of these in front of the LIRR. I love the nautical futuristic-look. It reminds me of something out of the cartoon Sealab 2021. The City of Long Beach website has the story behind these hydrants (Read – Hydrant Donated in Name of former Fire Chief).
(Photo courtesy of W. End Beautification)