Image and caption sent in by a reader named Andrew:
“Watch The Wizard of Lies
on HBO yet? Is that Boca Raton where Ruth Madoff retreats to? Or is it Clark Street in the Long Beach canals with fake palms? I remember when Michelle Pfeiffer there for the day filming. Kinda cool.”
From Doug Sheer of the Long Beach Island Landmarks Association
The Long Beach Marathon
While Long Beach hosts many runs along its 2.2 mile boardwalk, there was a time when Long Beach marked the end point of a NYC marathon. In two consecutive years, 1927 and 1928, the NYC – Long Beach Marathon was one of the headline runs in the country. The star of the 1927 marathon was a Native American from the Hopi Tribe of Arizona by the name of Quanowahu along with his tribal brother Pohoquaptewa. Their local competition was the well-known runner, Albert Michelsen from Stamford, Connecticut. The marathon was held under the auspices of the Lions Club of Long Beach and the Metropolitan Association of the American Athletic Union. The course started at 59th Street and 6th Avenue at noon and crossed the Queensboro Bridge. Participants ran along Queens Boulevard through Jamaica and then along Merrick Road to Lynbrook where they headed south to Long Beach and ended at City Hall. Continue reading That time when Long Beach marked the end point of the NYC marathon [Long Beach History]
The following comment is from a reader who wishes to remain anonymous. It’s regarding the marina portion of the Comprehensive Plan / LWRP presentation. Here is my recent post on the topic: LONG BEACH COMPREHENSIVE PLAN/ LWRP [NOTES, OPINIONS, IDEAS, CONCEPTS]
“Putting the marina by the water plant is Ironic. Back in the 60’s there was a nice marina/fishing station on that exact spot. City hall demolished it to build the water plant. At Magnolia where the Rec is now was another marina. Boat rentals and sales, outboard and inboard motors serviced and sold there. Moorings and a restaurant. Both locations were thriving businesses that were demolished to make way for the now existing eyesores.
I doubt that LB can support a marina these days. There were three marinas in the 60’’s and earlier. The third one was at NY Ave and the bay. That was demolished for condos to be built. Three marinas in Island park are now on the ropes from Hurricane Sandy. The LB area can support maybe one small marinas that have not only slips for rent but large yards for boat winter storage and repair shops to maintain them. Boats in this area spend more time out of the water than in the water. There are many fewer boats in the area now in the 21st century.”
We have the Beach to Bay Civic, Eastholme Civic Association, Friends of North Park, High Rise Association, North East Bay & Canal Civic Association, West End Neighbors Civic Association & the Westholme Civic Association.
What other area on Long Island has so many civic associations!! Do we care about Long Beach or what?
Doug Sheer, president of the Long Beach Island Landmarks Association, put together this great Long Beach Heritage Trail map. Spanning the entire barrier island, the historical markers will be updated in the future with more great historical information. Check it out!
Link: Long Beach Heritage Trail
Pre-Storm Joaquin from Long Beach this morning with Film By Air. Thank you, Jason for allowing me to share!
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