Below is an artist’s rendition of a new section of the boardwalk that will be known as Billy’s Way. Named after celebrity & former LB resident Billy Crystal, this bump out will be an extension of the eastern portion over at Neptune Blvd where Billy grew up. I haven’t seen any confirmation, but I’m assuming it will be bathrooms & showers, since new/permanent ones won’t be allowed to be built on the beach. If I am wrong on that, please let me know. I do know that this rendering looks amazing; I am loving the circular pergola.
I have to say, I like how this building is named after a celebrity and is not just another memorial. This is no disrespect to those remembered, but there way too many memorials around here; it’s depressing and getting out of hand. Billy’s Way is a celebration of life, comedy and hope, for those who have dreams they want to follow. Thank you for naming this building after Billy Crystal. It will definitely make me smile every time I “use” it.
Note on memorials: I don’t have a problem if it’s a memorial for a person who made an impact in Long Beach. My issue is for the ones where people just buy plagues and take over public space, and it has nothing to do with Long Beach.