Opinion: Blogging FOR the LB Patch? (sort of…..)

I like the LB Patch. I follow them, read their stories and even link to them when necessary. Lately I’ve been noticing a trend that’s been bugging me. I sometimes get the feeling that the LB Patch gets some of their ideas from this blog, yet gives us no credit to speak of. I first noticed this in …

SUPERBLOCK Mismanagement Could Cost You and LB $26m

(The SUPERBLOCK as it stood in July) UPDATE 10/20:  Read City Manager Theofan’s response to this post here I talked a few days ago about the precarious financial situation the City is in – that our possible few million dollar surplus could actually not exist, or that it could easily disappear if unforeseen expenses popped up?  Well, …

Seagulls & Quiet Reclaim Long Beach Superblock

Written by Sue F: The last of the flatbed trucks, storage units and workers are now noticeably gone from the landscape of the Allegria Hotel and Long Beach’s superblock where Quiksilver had set up temporary home for their 6th stop in their 2011 ASP World Championship Tour. While the mega surf company’s event logos still …

Wheels 2 Water Event This Saturday (Surf to Live)

Wheels 2 Water is an amazing event.  The Testaverde Fund in collaboration with Wheels 2 Water will be holding its seventh annual event for individuals with severe spinal injuries this Saturday at 10AM at Lincoln Blvd.  If you’re coming off of your Quikislver Pro high and are looking for ways to continue the positive vibes …

More Surfpocalypse Music from the Beach

On Saturday and Sunday, the mobile stage or “band shell” was setup on the beach at Riverside Ave.  A bunch of bands played throughout the day to entertain the thousands that came down for the competition.  Readers have sent in a few videos:   First up is Still Remains playing the Smashing Pumpkins classic, Cherub …

Allegria ‘Trip Advisor’ tampering & rating update. (The Love/Hate Continues!)

With all the Chapter 11 rumors & facts, Surfpocalypse coming to town and a new rooftop pool, I figured it’s time to do an update on the tripadvisor.com rating of everybody’s favorite hotel: The Allegria (80 West Broadway- Long Beach NY 11561). First of all, we must talk about the warning message (see image on the right) concerning ‘rating …