Did anybody catch the old Coastal Grill tile underneath while they workers were taking down the Saverio’s sign? I did. It made me miss the old George Martin place.
Well, enter DuMont’s @ 40-42 East Park Avenue. I’m just glad it’s not a nail salon.
Sent in by community activist, Richard Boodman:
“Seabythecity and The Sea Urchins have prevailed. The garbage collecting truck is gone. Is that an oil slick that was left behind? Sounds like a job for the Beautification Committee.”
RELATED POST: An Abandoned truck at Stop & Shop brings garbage, drinking parties and some head scratching [Broken Windows theory]
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This is actually the most recent photo of the truck. Why do I spend three blog posts on this? See: Broken Window Theory and the importance of beautification.
Several Seabythecity Sea urchins have have informed me that our LBPD posted a notice on that truck I blogged about yesterday [LINK]. The truck has until 2:30pm Friday or will be towed. Is that something I should live blog? Developing…..
Oh, here is what the garbage looked like this morning:
The Bocce League organizers sent out an email yesterday with the disappointing news of no bocce this year due to costs.
“After looking at all options the cost of construction of the new site on the bay proved to not be affordable.”
Let’s hope we see some bocce in the future. I was actually looking to join a team this year. Oh well. I know the organizers really wanted to make this happen. Hopefully something will change.
The Broken Windows theory is being tested at Stop & Shop where and abandoned truck has taken residence and became a hot spot for parties and garbage. This matter was brought to me several weeks ago by a reader named Richard:
“This truck with no plates and expired 2014 registration and NC PBA 2010 member sticker is now an official garbage collector. It’s been sitting in the Stop and Shop parking lot adjacent to the sidewalk next to the Capital One Bank sign.”
This morning I received the following text:
“I rode past the abandoned truck in Stop & Shop. The drinking party was happening this morning, brown bags and milk crates as well as hanging out. I’m surprised Stop & Shop is allowing this to happen on their property”
This property is owned by our city, but not managed by them. Stop & Shop should take care of this, so it’s puzzling they aren’t. I am told that the city was notified on several occasions, so it makes you wonder what the communication is between LB and the managing company. Either case, I am just bringing this up as a pure example of the Broken Windows Theory.
The broken windows theory is a criminological theory of the norm-setting and signaling effect of urban disorder and vandalism on additional crime and anti-social behavior. The theory states that maintaining and monitoring urban environments to prevent small crimes such as vandalism, public drinking, and toll-jumping helps to create an atmosphere of order and lawfulness, thereby preventing more serious crimes from happening. [LINK]
There’s so much love in the air. I’ll have more to write about this weekend in a bit.