Long Beach News: July 11th Edition [Trying something new here]

Long Beach News:

Long Beach Events:

Movies on the Beach (Subject to change)
  • July 22nd: JAWS – Edwards Blvd, 8pm
  • Aug 5th: SING – Riverside Blvd, 7:45pm
  • Aug 19th: ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW – Grand Blvd, 7:30pm
  • Sept 2nd: MOANA – Edwards Blvd, 7:15pm

Music on the Beach Free Concert Series

Nassau County Talk:

Our Senator Todd Kaminsky attended the Belmont Park redevelopment listening session last night in Elmont.

My feeling on this whole issue is the following: A technology incubator, which was suggested, is going to fail. Millennials do not want to work in a gated-corporate parks. Build a tech incubator off a growing downtown like Westbury, Farmingdale or Mineola.

The only logical development for Belmont would be a new arena for the New York Islanders. Traffic will not be an issue, considering the Islanders average around 13,000 a game, while Belmont Racetrack, particularly the stakes attract much more (120,139 in 2004 – LINK).

What to do with the current ‘lipstick on a pig’ Nassau Coliseum? I get it. Building a new area at Belmont would be in direct competition with that dump in Uniondale. Nassau should turn the coliseum into a convention center, build another hotel near by on that property and call it a day. Just my 2 cents. Nobody is excited about the Long Island Nets, so keeping it as an arena is a waste. Sorry, Ratner.

Blog News:

I’m trying something new here with this format. Let’s see if I stick with it. In the meantime, you can support the blog by buying stuff from my Amazon.com link. Am I a sellout? Absolutely! Don’t forget it’s Amazon Prime Day. “ALEXA, WHAT’S THE WEATHER TODAY IN LONG BEACH?”

 

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