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Long Beach Update: August 18th Edition

Long Beach News:

  • I cleaned up the Long Beach City Council Tournament Bracket.  
  • Yes, the democratic primary has been cancelled.
  • I posted this article the other day regarding the lawsuit, but if you missed it: [NEWSDAY]
  • Long Beach Herald gotcha covered on this as well [LB HERALD]
  • and here is a letter from Darlene Tangney, the President of Independent Democratic Club of Long Beach [SEABYTHECITY]

Non-political news, rumors, opinions:

  • I am hearing John Henry’s American Pub is now closed. They were there for 16 years. Really sad to see this place go.
  • CBS news is now talking about the speeding on Lido Blvd.  Some notable quotes: “It’s scary when you’re standing out here [Marvel Icecream] with young children and cars are just racing,” said Liz Murdy of the Lido Beach Civic Association.” “Very dangerous area for pedestrians and kids on their bicycles,” said Lido Beach parent Maureen Graham.”  I just can’t get over how our elected leaders failed when it came to redoing this street. Everything is always on the mindset of the drivers, not paying any attention at to the schools, houses, businesses and beachgoers in that area.  [CBS NEWS]
  • Don’t forget to pick up a copy of Scoundrels by the Sea! New copies are in print [AMAZON]
  • The Mysterious and Tragic Death of Starr Faithfull: This is from Doug Sheer: “Here is an Interesting story about a young lady who was found on the beach in Long Beach.” [The Line Up]

Long Beach Events:

(there are way too many things going on to Long Beach, so sorry if I am missing something when it comes to events. If you have one you’d like added, please contact me.)

—Weekly and throughout the summer—

Aug 19th: ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW – Grand Blvd, 7:30pm
Sept 2nd: MOANA – Edwards Blvd, 7:15pm

—August Events—

  • Bayfront Celebration (August 19th, 4pm – 10pm) [LINK]
  • The Lemonade Pedal: Bike-Ped Fair & Tour de Lemonade Stand (August 25th, 10am – 1pm) [link]

  • Zumba Fundraiser (August 26th, 4pm at the Long Beach VFW) 

—September Events—

  • NY Fit Fest (September 17th) [link

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Around Town:

 

Always love seeing this mural at the post office in #longbeachny

A post shared by seabythecity (@seabythecity) on

 

Blog News:

 

Hi, my name is Anthony. I started to write this humongous post on the [my] state of Long Beach, but I think I’ll hold off posting it until the elections get a little closer. I just want to say that I really strive to remain as independent as I can when it comes to local politics. It’s hard. This city is so political, it makes me sick to my stomach. 

Thank you to those who are using my referrals at Amazon.com and Target! It doesn’t cost you a penny more, I just make a small affiliate fee which helps pay for blog expenses.

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Long Beach Update: August 15th Edition

Long Beach & Nassau County News:

  • “Long Beach schools chief David Weiss leaving for new post”[NEWSDAY]
  • Officials, like the one mentioned in the previous article, want the speed limit on Lido blvd to be 30mph. I’m totally fine with this, but the stoplight timing is terrible. Rush hour waiting at almost every red light creates lots of impatient drivers attempting to fly through them all. It is a six lane highway. They should have brought it down to at least five with a bike lane and wider sidewalks. Leave three lanes for evacuation & two lanes going west. With properly timed lights, there would be no traffic with a lane reduction. Buuuut they just spent a fortune not too long ago ‘fixing’ all this….  TOO LATE NOW! [NEWSDAY]
  • NASSAU COUNTY: I love this article in [NEWSDAY]. Nassau Hub is outdated. NO S**** SHERLOCK! That entire area is a complete mess that is designed to create nothing, but more traffic. They could have had something special. My favorite quote is the following: “The existing plan is nothing more than a 20th century office park,” said Ann Golob, director of the Long Island Index, a Garden City-based group led by civic, academic, labor and business leaders which produces nonpartisan reports on housing, employment, transportation and the environment. “And that doesn’t make sense in the 21st century.” 
  • NASSAU COUNTY: While we are on the topic of Nassau County, my opinion above also includes the Roosevelt Racetrack area, where they are building this fancy Vanderbilt building that has lovely views of Lowe’s Home Improvement, Target and a giant water tower. The stupid mall is down the block and these residents won’t even be able to walk to it! Just look at this place: vanderbiltlongisland.com
  • Island Park comes in third when it comes to herion arrests in Nassau County [LB HERALD]
  • Long Beach get a $250k State Grant for some cool stuff. Just please by the right bike racks that will last a very long time. None of this cheap blue stuff that breaks and rusts.  [LB Patch]

Resident’s Corner:

(A new category! If you have a question, concern, comment that you’d like posted on this blog, please contact me. )

  • From a resident named Whitney: “I have a situation and  I didn’t know who else to ask for help. There are two big pile of rocks that have been in the handicap spot on broadway and New York for over 3 months and I reported it to Long Beach app with a photo 2 weeks ago And it says they haven’t even opened the request.  How do I get these rocks removed?!? As we know handicap parking is already limited in LB.thank you in advance for your help.
  • From Richard Boodman: “8 points, Illegal U, Wrong side of the road, Running a red light – On Broadway all day. We can replace the broken streets with the revenue.”
  • Also from Richard Boodman: “Mushrooms. Growing on the median below the  dog waste bag holder on Monroe and Olive.” 

Long Beach Events:

(there are way too many things going on to Long Beach, so sorry if I am missing something when it comes to events. If you have one you’d like added, please contact me.)

—Weekly and throughout the summer—

Aug 19th: ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW – Grand Blvd, 7:30pm
Sept 2nd: MOANA – Edwards Blvd, 7:15pm

—August Events—

  • Pigment Removal Class hosted by Susan Patashny (August 16th). [PLEASE NOTE: An advanced trainer needs models for a tattoo removal training. If you have permanent make up or a small body tattoo you are not happy with please contact Susan (516)889-3962.]
  • Bayfront Celebration (August 19th, 4pm – 10pm) [LINK]
  • The Lemonade Pedal: Bike-Ped Fair & Tour de Lemonade Stand (August 25th, 10am – 1pm) [link]

  • Zumba Fundraiser (August 26th, 4pm at the Long Beach VFW) 

—September Events—

  • (pending) Democratic Primary- election 2017 (September 12th)
  • NY Fit Fest (September 17th) [link

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Blog News:

 

Hi, my name is Anthony. I had a lovely weekend. 

Thank you to those who are using my referrals at Amazon.com and Target! It doesn’t cost you a penny more, I just make a small affiliate fee which helps pay for blog expenses.

Thinking of going solar with EmPower Solar? Please use this referral link: empower-solar.com/sea-by-the-city.  Use the promo code “SeabytheCity” by August 31st and receive a $25 gift card to a local Long Beach restaurant of your choice!! You must be a Long Beach homeowner to qualify for promotion. Other requirements may apply.

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PRESS CONFERENCE on Aug. 16th All Hands Needed for FDNY Member Running for Long Beach City Council

I was asked to share the following:

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An Official Communication from the UFA
#44 of 2017 · August 14th

PRESS CONFERENCE on Aug. 16th
All Hands Needed for FDNY Member
Running for Long Beach City Council

Allow Long Beach residents to choose who is on their ballot, not the Nassau County party boss. Stop Jay Jacobs from trying to void resident signature petitions in court, in an attempt to remove retired UFA member Joe Miccio and his running mates from the ballot.

Please spread the word ASAP to all Long Beach family and friends for turn out!

When: Wednesday, August 16th
Trial begins at 10 AM (pack the courtroom)
Press Conference at 1 PM (outside)

Where: Nassau County Supreme Court
100 Supreme Court Drive, Mineola
Trial: Judge James McCormack’s courtroom

Press Conference: South steps of the Supreme Court building at lunch recess (approximately 1:00 PM, when the judge orders recess)

 

Long Beach Update: August 11th Edition #yearofthegroins

Long Beach & Vicinity News:

Long Beach Events:

(there are way too many things going on to Long Beach, so sorry if I am missing something when it comes to events. If you have one you’d like added, please contact me.)

—Weekly and throughout the summer—

Aug 12th: JAWS – Lafayette Boulevard, 7:30pm [NEW DAY!]
Aug 19th: ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW – Grand Blvd, 7:30pm
Sept 2nd: MOANA – Edwards Blvd, 7:15pm

—August Events—

  • 14th Annual C.U.R.B. bike ride (August 12th) [Click here for more information and registration]
  • International Food Festival Celebration @ St. Mary of the Isles (August 13th)
  • Pigment Removal Class hosted by Susan Patashny (August 16th). [PLEASE NOTE: An advanced trainer needs models for a tattoo removal training. If you have permanent make up or a small body tattoo you are not happy with please contact Susan (516)889-3962.]
  • Bayfront Celebration (August 19th, 4pm – 10pm) [LINK]
  • The Lemonade Pedal: Bike-Ped Fair & Tour de Lemonade Stand (August 25th, 10am – 1pm) [link]

  • Zumba Fundraiser (August 26th, 4pm at the Long Beach VFW) 

—September Events—

  • (pending) Democratic Primary- election 2017 (September 12th)
  • NY Fit Fest (September 17th) [link

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Blog News:

Hi, my name is Anthony. It’s Friday! Everybody’s working for the weekend. 

Thank you to those who are using my referrals at Amazon.com and Target! It doesn’t cost you a penny more, I just make a small affiliate fee which helps pay for blog expenses.

Thinking of going solar with EmPower Solar? Please use this referral link: empower-solar.com/sea-by-the-city.  Use the promo code “SeabytheCity” by August 31st and receive a $25 gift card to a local Long Beach restaurant of your choice!! You must be a Long Beach homeowner to qualify for promotion. Other requirements may apply.

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[Supplemental material] LB WATER, LOST KEYS, CARL SAGAN, LOCAL FRANCHISES AND COURT UPDATE

Supplemental material for my earlier LONG BEACH “NEWS” post.

  • UPDATE [opinion, rumors, news –  you decide] from Joe Miccio regarding the petition against LB DEMS and Board of Elections: “As I wrote to you yesterday, Judge Palmeiri recused himself and moved the venue to a Westchester judge. However, I was just informed by our attorney that Judge McCormack, Nassau County, brought it back to NC Supreme Court and is taking the case. He is a Democrat. Suspicious circumstances, we feel, considering that Jay Jacobs’ job is to help Democrat judge candidates get elected. We will be objecting tomorrow and requesting a recusal and venue change. Our attorney says the case begins at 10:30am at NC Supreme Court. Also, George Maragos, a Democrat candidate for County Executive, may be speaking there tomorrow at 10am regarding Jay Jacobs challenges to resident signatures. I spoke with one of his assistants and I’m waiting for a call back to confirm.” 
  • CHECK YOUR WATER CONTAMINATES! Some of you might remember my April Fools post when I made this fake advertisement for Long Beach:Rusty water is a on the minds of many of our residents. Just yesterday the City of Long Beach posted on facebook the following: “The Water Plant continues taking lead samples this week; to date all samples have met safe drinking water standards.”  But that doesn’t suffice with most residents. A reader named Steve sent in the following: ​“I found this sight that lets people find how many Contaminates are in the tap water. [LINK].” I don’t know what most of the info means, but perhaps someone out there does.
  • Check out the listing for 50 West Park Avenue [link]. I love it when these listings show nearby franchises, but not the local tenants who really matter.
  • LOST KEYS! Sent in by a person named Johnathan. if you found his keys, contact me and I will get it to him. “The other day I was jogging on the boardwalk and somehow my expensive pair keys fell out of my pocket.i was wondering if you post on your blog.” Johnathan thinks they might be near the food trucks.
  • Also, this: 

LONG BEACH NEWS, OPINIONS AND EVENTS: AUGUST 9TH EDITION

News, Rumors, Opinions: Long Beach, Long Island and Italy:

    • Hooray for Long Beach Lifeguards! [PATCH]
    • aaaaand the guy got a ticket [PATCH]
    • Long Beach Movie Nights announced a new date for JAWS: This Saturday, August 12th, 7:30pm @ Lafayette Boulevard. [LINK]
    • Yesterday I posted the petition that was filed against the LB Candidates & Board of Elections [SBTC]
    • In Italy, but I would looooooove to see buildings like this in Long Beach [VERGE]
    • Raay-Nor’s Chicken coming to Lido is big news [NEWSDAY]
    • And finally (for now), this was released a few weeks ago and I forgot to post it. New Long Beach Commercial:

Other Stuff: 

Pirates arrived at Long Beach this past weekend and pillaged our most valuable asset: All of our parking spaces. Developing…. 

Long Beach Events:

(there are way too many things going on to Long Beach, so sorry if I am missing something when it comes to events. If you have one you’d like added, please contact me.)

—Weekly and throughout the summer—

Aug 12th: JAWS – Lafayette Boulevard, 7:30pm [NEW DAY!]
Aug 19th: ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW – Grand Blvd, 7:30pm
Sept 2nd: MOANA – Edwards Blvd, 7:15pm

—August Events—

  • 14th Annual C.U.R.B. bike ride (August 12th) [Click here for more information and registration]
  • International Food Festival Celebration @ St. Mary of the Isles (August 13th)
  • Pigment Removal Class hosted by Susan Patashny (August 16th). [PLEASE NOTE: An advanced trainer needs models for a tattoo removal training. If you have permanent make up or a small body tattoo you are not happy with please contact Susan (516)889-3962.]
  • Bayfront Celebration (August 19th, 4pm – 10pm) [LINK]
  • The Lemonade Pedal: Bike-Ped Fair & Tour de Lemonade Stand (August 25th, 10am – 1pm) [link]

  • Zumba Fundraiser (August 26th, 4pm at the Long Beach VFW) 

—September Events—

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Blog News:

Hi, my name is Anthony and I am more excited about the Karate Kid Reboot than you can possibly imagine.

Once more, there are way too many things going on to Long Beach, so sorry if I am missing something when it comes to events. If you have one you’d like added, please contact me. 

A big thank you to those who have been using my referral at Amazon.com and Target! It doesn’t cost you a penny more, I just make a small affiliate fee which helps pay for blog expenses.

Thinking of going solar with EmPower Solar? Please use this referral link: empower-solar.com/sea-by-the-city.  Use the promo code “SeabytheCity” by August 31st and receive a $25 gift card to a local Long Beach restaurant of your choice!! You must be a Long Beach homeowner to qualify for promotion. Other requirements may apply.

Don’t forget to follow seabythecity on the following social media sites!                 Facebook  /  Twitter /  Instagram

LONG BEACH NEWS, OPINIONS AND EVENTS: AUGUST 4TH EDITION

News / Opinions:

Long Beach Events:

—Weekly and throughout the summer—

Aug 5th: SING – Riverside Blvd, 7:45pm.
Aug 19th: ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW – Grand Blvd, 7:30pm.
Sept 2nd: MOANA – Edwards Blvd, 7:15pm

—August Events—

  • 6th Annual Long Beach International Film Festival (August 1st – 4th) [www.longbeachfilm.com]
  • Taste on the Beach (August 4th) [ticket information]
  • John Bendo for City Council campaign fundraiser (August 7th)
  • Full Moon Healing (August 7th, 7pm.  Click here for more Info)
  • 14th Annual C.U.R.B. bike ride (August 12th) [Click here for more information and registration]
  • International Food Festival Celebration @ St. Mary of the Isles (August 13th)
  • Pigment Removal Class hosted by Susan Patashny (August 16th). [PLEASE NOTE: An advanced trainer needs models for a tattoo removal training. If you have permanent make up or a small body tattoo you are not happy with please contact Susan (516)889-3962.]
  • Bayfront Celebration (August 19th, 4pm – 10pm) [stay tuned for more information]
  • The Lemonade Pedal: Bike-Ped Fair & Tour de Lemonade Stand (August 25th, 10am – 1pm) [link]

  • Zumba Fundraiser (August 26th, 4pm at the Long Beach VFW) 

—September Events—

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Blog News:

If you have an event you’d like added to these updates, please contact me. 

A big thank you to those who have been using my referral at  Amazon.com. I also have a Target link! It doesn’t cost you a penny more, I just make a small affiliate fee which helps pay for blog expenses.

Thinking of going solar with EmPower Solar? Please use this referral link: empower-solar.com/sea-by-the-city.  Use the promo code “SeabytheCity” by August 31st and receive a $25 gift card to a local Long Beach restaurant of your choice!! You must be Long Beach homeowner to qualify for promotion. Other requirements may apply.

Don’t forget to follow seabythecity on the following social media sites!                 Facebook  /  Twitter /  Instagram

John Bendo for Long Beach City Council – Fundraiser information

As you probably have heard by now, I have decided to step up and run for the Long Beach City Council. For years I have been trying to create positive change; fighting for good, open, transparent and accountable government in Long Beach. Rather than continuing to try and affect change from the outside, I am now going to try and do it as a member of the city council.

I need to ask for your help…and to be honest this is the part of doing this that I am not a fan of….to make this happen I need your support. I am having a fundraiser at Sutton Place (124 West Park Ave) on Monday, August 7th from 6 – 9 PM. Please join me there. I would also ask you to encourage your friends and neighbors that want someone who will truly represent their voice on the council to also attend.

Tickets are $80 can be purchased at the door or online at: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/bendo4lbfundraiser1

If you can’t come to the fundraiser, you can still support my campaign by going to:  https://secure.actblue.com/donate/bendo4lb

Or a check can be mailed to:

Bendo for Long Beach
44 Maryland Ave
Long Beach, NY 11561

Long Beach International Film Festival Announces Diverse Lineup of Films

Lights, CameraAction! The Long Beach International Film Festival (LBIFF) is pleased to announce its diverse lineup of feature-length documentaries, feature-length narrative films, and short films from August 1 to August 4.

In Search of Felliniwritten by actress Nancy Cartwright, who is none other but the voice behind Bart Simpson, focuses on a shy and sheltered girl who discovers the delightfully bizarre films of Federico Fellini, and sets off on a journey across Italy to find him. The film stars Ksenia Solo (Black Swan), Golden Globe Nominee Maria Belo (A History of Violence), and Mary Lynn Rajskub (24).  The film is semi-autobiographical, inspired by Cartwright’s early years, as she travelled to Italy before establishing herself in Hollywood.

Gold Balls is an inspiring film about the ageless human spirit: inside the world of competitive ultra senior tennis will debut. This uplifting and quirky film is centered around 80-year-old athletes as they travel the country in pursuit of a National Championship tennis title.

A Private Portrait, a documentary about the celebrated artist and filmmaker, Julian Schnabel directed by Pappi Cosicato, surveys Schnabel’s life, diving deep into his childhood and his later years as a successful artist and film director. The footage, both new and old, includes snapshots of Schnabel at work in his studio and includes interviews with family members, as well as renowned celebrities including Jeff Koons, Bono, and Al Pacino.

Ever since its inception in 2012, the Long Beach International Film Festival has set up an entertainment hub on the shore of Long Beach, reimagining a summer night filled with entertainment.  In Manhattan’s backyard, LBIFF hosts many film fanatics and culture junkies from around the world to experience film and much more on the oceanfront.  The four days consists of foodie events, film screenings and panels, a casino night, and a unique opportunity to watch films under the stars.