The City of Long Beach just posted this period photo of Park Avenue on Facebook:
I love looking at these old photos of our city by the sea, but they also get me kinda sad seeing how much things have changed. For example: Where did those beautiful pedestrian lamp posts go?Whose decision was it to remove them?? And how can we get them back???
I’m not sure how long ago this photo was taken, but I would love for Park Avenue to get back to (at least) some of its roots (sans the same old terrible sidewalk and parking meters, of course). But those pedestrian lights. WOW! Talk about making things quaint. Also, notice the lack of signs? (I’ll save that issue for another day).
Newsday just ran an article on how Great Neck business district was to get a 1Million dollar upgrade from a Department of Transportation’s Transportation Enhancement Program grant:
“including the reconstruction of roadways, new brick sidewalks, LED streetlights, benches and trees [LINK].
The article mentions Freeport, Port Jefferson village & Town of Islip as other Long Island areas who have received this grant. Surely there must be some money for Long Beach, no?