(Video of the ramp in question, provided by Noel)
Dear Sea By The City Blogger:
Would you please take a look at the railings for the ramps being built “over” the “dunes?” Last night I could not believe what I saw, what has been / is being built. Go to Neptune and Shore, walk east a little bit, and tell me what you think.
Maybe we can accept a RAMP to go east, then west, then south, then east, to get to a SHORT beach — that use to be soft white sand…..but do we have to do it as cattle are accustomed? Go see this, now. These new ramps will be a great place to hide, hang out, and do whatever. Yeah, that’s definitely what we need.
Ok, this particular “dune” has been a “staging” area )parked earth-moving equipment, piles of wood) for the whole summer — and post Sandy I almost accept that, but now — as Labor Day nears, I dread seeing the beach tonight.
Yes, I am shocked, and hope I can train my eyes on the ocean horizon, and over and beyond these wooden “PENs” for people. Maybe we/the residents/the city can plant some kind of ivy-type “ground” cover on the railing north sides (doubt it, but I can dream “green”).
Go, go see this, and convince me I am not over reacting. Where are the aesthetics? Where is the beauty? And my goodness, somebody sure had / has a lot of PLANK lumber for Long Beach. Are these railings really happening — as all eyes, and discussions, remain on the ever growing more important boardwalk? Add all the ramps together and these RAILINGS and calculate how much wood is involved, wood I would never use anywhere.
This is a cruel joke on oceanfront residents. Thank you for any attention.
Anonymous Concerned Resident