Category Archives: Rumors

Long Beach Update: September 8th Edition

Long Beach & vicinity news/rumors/opinions:

  • Read about the Kramer family & volunteers kicking major major major ass with their hard work and donations for Harvey victims [LB HERALD]
  • Speaking of hurricanes, IRMA’s path is still unknown. Here is your best source of information: [www.nhc.noaa.gov]
  • Speaking of hurricanes, City Of Long Beach New York Fire Department is posting updates on IRMA on their facebook page [FACEBOOK]
  • I wish Long Beach did this: Patchogue bans window border lights in downtown businesses [NEWSDAY]
  • I heard some car drove off the Long Beach Bridge yesterday. The last thing I want to do is pressure myself to post all these ambulance chasing stories, so I have no idea how this panned out. I did hear a lot of sirens though. Nope. That did not happen. False Alarm. 

Election 2017:

  • Meet Leah Rosensweig-Tozer, Republican Candidate for City Council [SEABYTHECITY]
  • How about the other candidates? I’m working on it.

Resident’s Corner:

  • A painted fire hydrant on Monroe Blvd. Should we start a campaign to paint all of them funky colors? 
  • From Richard Boodman, CEO of the LB DOMS: “Committee beginning project renewal.Former famous LB artist and occasional fashion designer ( Herald July 2003) Ron La Bear is volunteering his creative genius. This is just the primer.” [This is in front of healing Oasis. If you see the artist, tell him Seabythecity sent ya.]
  • This next photo was sent in by a resident, who said, “this could explain some flooding issues on Park Avenue.” She took this photo near Baskin Robins. 

Long Beach Events:

(I know I’m missing a lot. Please contact me)

—Weekly and throughout the summer—

—September Events—

  • Shabbat on the Beach (September 8th, 6:30pm at Long Beach Blvd Beach) [link]
  • The Michelle O’Neill Foundation to Benefit Children with Cancer and Special Needs Volleyball XXI Fundraiser – Laurelton Beach, Long Beach NY September 9, 2017 [monfoundation.org]
  • 15th annual Long Beach Jazz Festival, Sept 14-17, at the Library and other venues. [More info at  ]
  • NY Fit Fest (September 17th) [link
  • Long Beach Oyster & Music Fest (Saturday, September 23rd at Long Beach Catholic Regional School. [info

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Hi, my name is Anthony. The blog has been quiet. I’ve been busy. I’m still here by myself sitting in a dark and damp basement. 

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Long Beach Update: August 29th Edition

Long Beach & Vicinity News/Rumors/Opinions:   

  • Donations for Harvey relief: SEE HERE
  • So today I met with Leah Rosensweig-Tozer, who is running for City Council this upcoming election. I will do a separate ‘Meet The Candidate’ post on all that in a day or two, but what I did learn was the following:
  • A FREAKIN’ SELF-STORAGE FACILITY is apparently coming to Long Beach behinds McDonalds. WHAT A COMPLETE WASTE OF SPACE. Leah and I both agreed it’s ridiculous. How many jobs will this facility create?  Not man, I’m sure.  I will post more about this in my Meet The Candidate post for Leah Rosensweig-Tozer.
  • A new restaurant: Lost at Sea (888 Beech Street, LBNY), from the folks of Lost&Found. You know it’s going to have amazing food, yet impossible to get in. I am so happy to see more foodie places opening in Long Beach. I cannot wait to try it! [FACEBOOK]
  • More on Lost at Sea @ [NEWSDAY]
  • What else?

Long Beach Events:

(I know I’m missing a lot. Please contact me)

—Weekly and throughout the summer—

—August Events—

  • August is almost over

—September Events—

  • Movies on the Beach: Sept 2nd: MOANA – Edwards Blvd, 7:15pm
  • 15th annual Long Beach Jazz Festival, Sept 14-17, at the Library and other venues. More info at  
  • NY Fit Fest (September 17th) [link
  • Long Beach Oyster & Music Fest (Saturday, September 23rd at Long Beach Catholic Regional School. [info

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Blog News:

 

Hi, my name is Anthony. I’ve been slacking off with the blog lately, but I promise to have some good stuff in the pipeline. 

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 25th Edition [A slow blog week for me]

Long Beach & Vicinity News/Rumors/Opinions:   

  • Regarding that fake store in Oceanside that sells Gorilla meat, I reported that Netflix show that’s being filmed is called ‘Maniac,’ Newday says that was the original name, it’s now called ‘Ronald.’  [SEABYTHECITY] [NEWSDAY]
  • Long Beach City Council Candidate John Bendo speaks the truth when he says Long Beach shouldn’t screw up free lunch [Army Corp needs to continue working]. I posted a similar opinion a few weeks ago. Let them finish. We can deal with it. This project is too important to delay. [LB HERALD]
  • Last, but not least. The Verge is reporting how drones are going to deliver hamburgers and beer in Iceland [VERGE]. I was once an advocate of drone delivery for our beach [SBTC]. I don’t know now. First of all, wow, would that be annoying having these hovering over our heads all day. But what happens if the artificial intelligence of these flying devices get to the point where we have to start worrying about them turning against us? I think it’s imperative for our City Manager and City Council to immediately enforce the Three Laws of the Robotics, as outlined by science fiction author Isaac Asimov. These laws should be applied to all drones usage within our city limits. You can laugh about it now, but don’t come running to me when pizza drones start attacking.

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—

—August Events—

  • 2017 New York to California Bike Tour, hosted by Shines! (Saturday 3pm to 3:05pm) [event info].
  • Long Beach Historical Society Arts & Crafts Fair [Saturday & Sunday on the boardwalk [event info].
  • Zumba Fundraiser (August 26th, 4pm at the Long Beach VFW) 

—September Events—

  • NY Fit Fest (September 17th) [link

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Blog News:

 

Hi, my name is Anthony. It’s been a slow blog week.

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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Long Beach Update: August 22nd Edition

ECLIPSE:

At first I didn’t think I filmed the eclipse, but I did! This is from an iphone on a tripod with timelapse for 15  minutes. That bright stuff is lens flare.

Didn’t get the eclipse, but I did get some sky movement

A post shared by seabythecity (@seabythecity) on

Long Beach & Vicinity News, Rumors, Opinions:

  • I’m hearing that Jonah Hill and Emma Stone are filming in Oceanside for a Netflix series called Maniac.
  • Cops and robbers [NEWSDAY]
  • DuMont’s Modern America Buffet & Sushi, which has seafood and sushi and sushi  just posted a sign with their hours. Like the larger sign says, they are open for lunch and dinner. (Thank you, Richard for the photo)

Resident’s Corner:

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

  • A followup to a post from last week:
    “Just wanted to let you know that the rocks have been removed from the handicap parking spots! Thank you so much for posting my email..power of the blog! Haha  Have a great rest of the summer! -Whitney”
  • From Richard Boodman: “Filthy sidewalksMy choice for dirtiest block is the south side of East Park Ave between Riverside and Edwards Blvd. Super Pollo 18 E.Park Ave, Los Latinos 24 E.Park Ave, The Cuban. 26 .E.Park Ave, La Bottega.  36 E.Park Ave. The filth is from the leaking food containers. The sidewalks are stained.
    Power washing and serious scrubbing is needed.”
  • Anther resident is concerned over the leaking showers on the boardwalk ramps:

EMAIL: I know that you are righteously concerned about city water use. I have noticed that the beach shower at the base of the Lincoln ramp is often dribbling when it is not in use. Sometimes it is even wasting water at more than a dribble. Jiggling the handle stops the water waste, but most users just release the handle and walk away. Maybe a bit of maintenance/ lubrication would do the trick. Maybe this is happening at other showers.

ANSWER FROM PUBLIC WORKS: Thanks for your email. Unfortunately sand and shower fixtures are not compatible.When the slightest bit of sand gets in the automatic faucet they clog in the open position.  The auto faucets are still better then manual which people would leave on all the time. Our beach staff cleans them as they become issues and we are trying some different type of auto faucets to see if there is a better one out there – Commissioner of Public Works

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—

—August Events—

  • 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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Blog News:

 

Hi, my name is Anthony.  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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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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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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Dem/ Board of Elections Court update [ELECTION 2017]

Sent to me from Joe Miccio:

“First our attorneys asked Judge McCormack, a Nassau County Democrat, to recuse himself for a list of reasons that he himself admitted were true, including the fact that his law clerk has contributed to Chumi Diamond’s campaign, the opposing attorney had formally represented his law clerk, and the judge’s wife works with Scott Mandel. There were other reasons, too, but this alone certainly gives the appearance of impropriety. The judge then said that he will be impartial, which is the reason he is keeping the case.
Then Barbara Bernardino, Runnie Myles and I were served with subpoenas from the opposition to testify tomorrow morning [Friday] before Judge McCormack, regarding the signatures. “

[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: JULY 20TH EDITION [I really like the smell of old groin barnacles]

Long Beach News:

  • Last night was the South Nassau Communities Hospital Public Information Session, which included the Medical Arts Pavilion at Long Beach. Allison Blanchette, who is running for city council under the Green Party was in attendance and got the following information: “The LB Medical Arts Pavilion is a proposed 2-story structure that will be home to a free-standing Emergency Department that will include primary medicine, behavioral health, radiology, space for women and children services and medical subspecialties. It will have a floating dock and helicopter pad.” Thanks, Allison. She also took these photos. (Click on images for a larger view)
  • The D.O.M.S are tearing up the Bocce league with a 5-0 record. Now all the pressure is on them to keep it up. Check out the Bocce league at barefootbocce.com.

Long Beach Events:

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. Click here for the full schedule.
  • The Beach-to-Bay team will present a fact-filled presentation showing why a Long Beach Community Hospital in needed instead of the proposed “Art Pavilion”.  Hear how a Long Beach hospital will be profitable and create LB jobs more than South Nassau’s proposal. Come ask questions about why we need a hospital and why the proposed “pavilion” isn’t the best solution for Long Beach. (Monday July 24 at 7:30pm in the Long Beach Library)
  • City of Long Beach Summer Blood Drive (July 26th, 2pm – 8pm):
  • 6th Annual Long Beach International Film Festival (August 1st – 4th) [www.longbeachfilm.com]
  • 14th Annual C.U.R.B. bike ride (August 12th) [Click here for more information and registration]
  • 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]

Blog News:

My name is Anthony and I really like the smell of old groin barnacles .

I am going to try to expand on the events portion of these posts. If you have an event you’d like added, please contact me. 

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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?”