With a one trillion dollar storm protection grant, dozens of large fans have been installed along our beachfront to combat Joaquin. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t still prepare. I asked my friends where they get weather news. Here are the results:
Save the date – Spread the word. The Westholme Civic Association is hosting a City Council Candidate Forum. Come learn about the candidates. Have a question for them? Come next Thursday and you will get an answer. Thursday night, October 8th 7PM at the VFW Hall (675 W Park Ave, Long Beach, New York 11561).
Event Info: Candidate Forum Event
Pre-Storm Joaquin from Long Beach this morning with Film By Air. Thank you, Jason for allowing me to share!
Gain an overview of the problems with single use plastic bags.
Learn what legislation has been successful elsewhere and why.
Find out what you can do to help people and the community transition to reusable bags.
Wednesday, September 30th, 7pm
Long Beach Public Library
111 W. Park Avenue, Long Beach, NY
I am thinking of starting a closed SEABYTHECITY facebook group, where you would have to agree to simple terms (that protect me) for membership. Only members will be able to read posts and participate. It will be a place were we can share all the insanity that goes on in this city by the sea. Stuff that I don’t post on the blog, including personal stuff that I am going through. I will post more info on this as soon as it goes live.
Long Beach, NY – Candidates Angelo Lomonte, Catherine Quinn, and Brian Higgins announced this week the launch of their new website, www.ReformLongBeach.com, in order to highlight their platform and lay out common sense solutions to improve quality of life in Long Beach. In the meantime, their opponents, incumbent politicians Len Torres and Anthony Eramo, are having to defend their failed policies of seeking tax breaks for wealthy developers, raising taxes and fees on residents, and politics as usual at City Hall.
“For too long politicians like Len Torres and Anthony Eramo have disregarded taxpayers and worked for themselves, not our community,” said Higgins. “We’re taking our message of respect for residents and common sense solutions for a better City right to voters – and seeing tremendous support.”
ReformLongBeach.com also highlights a few of the challenges facing Long Beach, has background on the candidates, and gives residents the ability to communicate with Lomonte, Quinn, and Higgins to share their ideas for a better Long Beach.
Angelo Lomonte, Catherine Quinn, and Brian Higgins are independent leaders running to bring honesty and transparency to City Hall. Pledging to freeze taxes, stop over-development, end political corruption, Lomonte, Quinn, and Higgins will reform Long Beach to improve the quality of life for Long Beach residents.
BLOG DISCLAIMER: I’ll be posting whatever candidate media release that’s sent to me. I want to do my best in maintaining seabythecity as an independent blog, so if your political party has something you wish for me to post, please send it in. – Anthony
LONG BEACH, NY – The Long Beach International Film Festival (LBIFF) will be celebrating its 4th Anniversary as they bring a fresh line up of exciting films from around the world to Long Island.Taking place September 24-27th primarily in the City of Long Beach, NY the event will once again branch off into Rockville Centre as well. There are also three new screening venues to expand its film programming – along with filmmaker’s lounges and after parties at local restaurants and hotels.
Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano stated, “The Long Beach International Film Festival continues to provide an opportunity for filmmakers to come and see the types of filming locations Nassau County has to offer. Whether it’s our beaches, mansions, suburban areas and, of course, Gold Coast Studios and Grumman Studios, Nassau County is becoming the Hollywood East of the film and television production industry.”
Over 4,000 festival goers came out to support the festival’s “Taste on the Beach” and “Shorts on the Beach” August 7th, that offered a preview of films and cuisine that September’s event will bring. LBIFF is ramping-up for its premiere events, films, industry panels, red carpets, and parties September 24th-27th.
“Did you or anyone else notice the abundance of police officers on Park Avenue ticketing drivers for God knows what? Must of been 5 maybe 6 cop cars, a motorcycle and one guy on foot.
Is this the response to the $19M lawsuit?
Maybe it’s a city fundraiser, but I really think it’s a response to school being open. I’m happy seeing the the heavy enforcement. There are so many cars speeding that way with kids trying to cross the streets = dangerous situation. I wish the LBPD did it more often.
“Yes, Wow! My flood insurance is getting a 5% reduction on top of the 25% annual increase. Great work, Long Beach. NYC fought the flood maps and as a result, their flood plain is three feet higher than ours. So while a guy in Rockaway Beach doesn’t have to pay the flood “tax”, we’re looking at $4,000+ per year soon.
I’m interested in the NYC portion. This comment was posted somewhere on this blog.
UPDATE: Ok, a friend of mine just sent this link: rockawaytimes.com/2015/06/27/city-fighting-flood-maps-and-thats-good/
This has been a hot topic on Project 11561, so please head over there and check out the amusing conversation. Of course we all love flowers, but it seems odd to plant more stuff that needs watering (trees, anyone?). And flowers in September? hmm.. Anyway, I always welcome beautification, so WELCOME, FLOWERS!
Residents and Tax Payers! This evening at the City Council meeting Long Beach Chamber of Commerce President
Mark Tannenbaum said, Long Beach is a “resort town” and that parking is always an issue. Question do you think Long Beach is a “resort town”? We don’t! Please give us your thoughts in the comment section.
Maybe they will say City of Long Beach etched on the side? [LINK]
Resolution Authorizing the City Manager to Purchase Streetscape
Receptacles on an As Needed Basis from the Sole Responsible Bidder.
Legislative Memo: In our continued effort to encourage environmentally
responsible living for a better quality of life for our residents, the City is
instituting a Streetscape Initiative. One of the first components of this
Initiative is the replacement of the existing garbage receptacles on the
sidewalks between National and Riverside Boulevards (the pilot area) with
new receptacles which will be clearly marked for either recycling or trash.
These shall be functionally more efficient and durable as well as more
aesthetically pleasing to the surrounding area. Funding is available in the
City’s Capital Improvement Program.
The following Resolution was moved by
and seconded by :
Resolution Authorizing the City Manager to Purchase
Streetscape Receptacles on an As Needed Basis from the
Sole Responsible Bidder.
WHEREAS, after due advertising therefore, one bid was received in the Office of
the City Purchasing Agent on Thursday, September 10,2015 at 2:00 p.m. for the purchase of
streetscape receptacles on an as needed basis; and
WHEREAS, Leader Manufacturing, Inc., FairWeather Site Furnishings Division,
1540 Leader International Drive, Port Orchard, WA 98367 was the sole responsible bidder to
meet the specifications as per the Office of the City Purchasing Agent, at a cost of $1,287 per
unit when we purchase 50 receptacles (25 Trash/25 Recycling) in one order, for a total cost of
$64,350; and at a cost of$I,222 per unit when we purchase 100 receptacles (50 Trash/50
Recycling) in one order, for a total cost of $122,200, with unit prices set for a period of one year;
NOW, THEREFORE, be it
RESOLVED, by the City Council of the City of Long Beach, New York, that the
City Manager be and he hereby is authorized to purchase streetscape receptacles from Leader
Manufacturing, Inc., FairWeather Site Furnishings Division, 1540 Leader International Drive,
Port Orchard, WA 98367 at the above stated prices, on an as needed basis, for a period of one
year. Funds are available in Account No. H1016.52307 (Streetscapes).