The Allergria and the lot next door

Regarding Long Beach debt a bargain for Garden City-based developers.   PART I: THE ALLEGRIA Back in March I wrote a quick rumor about the Allegria on the brink of foreclosure. I just found an article that was written a few weeks after my post supporting that rumor. I’m confused by the article’s source, but it looks like the …

Another Article on local LB Surfer Balaram Stack. Talks LB.

I have a feeling we are going to see a ton of articles regarding the Quiksilver Pro NY which takes place in Long Beach this September. This one is from Stabmag.com. From the article: Tell me about the break. It’s in Long Beach. It’s like a way better version of Newport, I guess. It’s kinda like, …

Major surfing contest coming to Long Beach next summer

The $1 million Quiksilver Pro New York. Long Beach, that is. “There has always been a huge contingent of dedicated surfers and surf enthusiasts on the East Coast and they will now get a chance to watch the world’s best surfers in Long Beach,” Quiksilver CEO Bob McKnight said in a written statement issued. Check …

Ticket booths Will Be Painted. Let’s Pick The Guinea Pig! [Boardwalk Makeover]

Last week I did an article regarding the idea of painting the beach pass ticket booths (read – Somebody Please Paint These Damn Ticket Booths!). Since then I’ve been in conversation with Bob Piazza, Commissioner of Parks and Recreation, and he’s in agreement. Bob told me it’s been a priority of his to beautify the booths; my blog post kickstarted the …

DecoBike: Coming Soon This Season? [EPIC FAIL]

(Photo taken Thursday, May 31st) When I asked the guy who was working on the Dekobike kiosks when the bikes were coming and he said “As early as tomorrow (Sunday, May 27th).” I believed him and blogged about it (Read-DecoBike Kiosks Going Up. Bikes Come This Sunday). Well, I’m not sure who to believe anymore because it’s …

LB Surf voted #7 in top 10 Surf Stores in the USA

Sports blog The Adrenalist has selected LB SURF (70 w Park Ave, Long Beach, NY) in their TOP 10 SURF SHOPS IN THE U.S.A. LB SURF are in some really good  company too, including Ron Jon and the Malibu Surf Shack. The Adrenalist did get one thing wrong though. See if you can spot it (HINT WORDS: Quiksilver, Pro, each, …

Volleyball Summer League Owners Left in the Cold by City?

The Long Beach summer volleyball leagues have become a staple of the summer and the strength of the Long Beach community to organize and handle things ourselves.  Half sporting event, half party, half community meeting (three halves?), Monday-Thursday at 6:30PM on the beach is the place to be. Following the pattern of major news events …

Congratulations to Kelly Slater, 11th ASP World Title!!!

Quiksilver Press Release: QUIKSILVER’S KELLY SLATER WINS 11TH ASP WORLD TITLE TODAY AT THE RIP CURL PRO SEARCH SAN FRANCISCO   San Francisco, Calif. (November 2, 2011)— Quiksilver’s Kelly Slater clinched an historic and unprecedented 11th ASP World Title today in the cold and challenging waters of San Francisco’s Ocean Beach. Slater, 39, is the first surfer …