Breaking: Buckets of paint have fallen from the sky and spilled all over Cancun

unnamedI actually haven’t been to this place since they opened. I can’t remember if I liked the food or not because a Mariachi Band chased my crying toddler out, so we had to get our food to-go. This was like 5:30pm…an early dinner.. So yeah Cancun is little too loud for the Seabythecity family.  What do you folks think of Cancun? Any must-have dishes?

Cancun Mexican Restaurant
777 West Beech Street

Here is the temporary SNCH Urgent Care Trailer

unnamedA reader sent in the above image with the following caption:

“That mobile trailer is over there now.  That is the Hackensack Medical Center mobile trailer that SNCH rented for use while they build out for the July 1 emergency room.  The urgent care trailers are closed for renovations and if you come you go into this new mobile trailer, they are basically 18 wheelers with a hospital inside.   They had this one set up at the super bowl as the hospital at giants stadium (there ar even logos on the trailer)

‘Hackensack’ is hidden under the tarps:mobile-er

Should we be required by law to bag all our trash? What stricter garbage laws should LB adapt?

The following image was sent in by resident Richard Boodman, who adds:

A NO BRAINER FOR LB RESIDENTS AND BUSINESS. LET’S HEAR FROM YOUR RANTERS. Don’t forget to remind them to tie the bags.unnamed

That Richard Boodman has a point. There is way too much garbage blowing in the wind these days. How much of that ends up in our ocean or bay? I would love for our city to enforce stricter garbage laws. Discuss…

(Oh and don’t forget to tie your bags)

iStar: Will they be given another extension? Are they applying for the Nassau County IDA PILOT (payment in lieu of taxes) program?

The Zoning Board Calendar is all set for April 23th with no iStar on the agenda. That doesn’t mean they won’t get another six month extension. If and when they do, it’s done in a backroom and under a table, as we all learned this city code last November:

“Sec 20–15 Petitions and applications to the board
Every petition and application to the zoning board of appeals except renewal petitions and applications there under… [etc etc] [LINK]

If you really want more, please read my last post on all this here: [UPDATED WITH CODE AND A PERSONAL RANT] ISTAR VARIANCE EXTENSION IS IN 11/20/14 ZBA MINUTES, BUT WASN’T ON CALENDAR OR DECISIONS

Meanwhile, behind the facade of this innocent-looking bookstore

Project 11561 is wondering if iStar Long Beach applied for the PILOT (payment in lieu of taxes) program through the Nassau County IDA:  As written on the upcoming council agenda ….

“WHEREAS, the Host Community Agreement Guaranty shall constitute a permitted encumbrance under any PILOT (payment-in-lieu-of-taxes) that may be awarded to iStar FM Loans LLC and Shore Road-Long Beach Superblock LLC, in its sole discretion, by the Nassau County Industrial Development Agency (NCIDA.” [LINK]

A PILOT is a payment in lieu of taxes (also sometimes abbreviated “PILT”), made to compensate a local government for some or all of thetax revenue that it loses because of the nature of the ownership or use of a particular piece of real property. Usually it relates to the foregone property tax revenue.

Friday Mermaid Studio Ladies Night Sip n Create: Folk Art Angels

unnamedOur sweet Folk Art Angel Painting night is not to be missed! Step by step guided instruction! We’ll show you how to use templates, stencils and layers of magical mixed media to create your own unique and expressive masterpiece. Absolutey no experience required! Come create your own Mystical Angel!

Bring a friend, BYOB and come enjoy a night of laughter, music, and creating!

Also this Friday Rachel Bobbis will be there to demonstrate her samples of Jamberry Nail wraps! She will show you how to apply and will have plenty of info and catalogs on hand!
$40 includes all materials along with a light and (sorta) healthy snack buffet! Feel free to bring the Heavenly Mermaid elixir of your choice.

Preregistration preferred!
Friday April 24, 2015 7-10pm
The Mermaid Art Studio

891 W. Beech Street, NY 11561


Long Beach, NY – April 9, 2015 ­ City of Long Beach residents and visitors will welcome back the Farmers Market at Kennedy Plaza on Saturday, May 2, 2015 from 9am to 2pm. The Market will also be open on Wednesdays starting May 6th from 10am to 2pm and from 4pm to 7pm to accommodate afternoon shoppers.

The Kennedy Plaza Farmers Market will be at: 1 West Chester Street in Long Beach, New York May 2 through November 25, 2015

Saturdays from 9am ­ 2pm
Wednesdays from 10am ­ 2pm and 4pm ­ 7pm

Sponsors and Vendors can signup on

Visit to see our Upcoming Events

For eight years the popular market, which runs Wednesdays and Saturdays through November 25, has featured regional producers offering fresh products including vegetables, herbs, fruits, plants, baked goods, fish, shellfish, eggs, cheeses, pasta, pickles, fair trade coffee, gluten free products, handcrafted soaps and much more. This year the market will introduce new producers offering glass bottled milk, beef, pork and chicken.

“We are very happy to be back in Long Beach,” said Market Manager and Program Director Bernadette Martin. “We have lots of new products to offer, and residents who were craving local farm grown meat and dairy products will be excited to see a wider selection this year.” This year the market will have many events that will offer family friendly fun.

LI Green Market is a mission ­based program to preserve open space and small family farms.

LI Green Market ∙ 455 E. Park Ave ∙ Long Beach, NY 11561 ∙ 631 678 5227

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