Seabythecity. com (version 2.0)

Welcome to the new blog!!

Lots of hiccups. Some links will take you to the old site and I still need to fix the tags and organize categories. In the end, this blog (wordpress) will be much easier to navigate and search than the last one (blogger). Plus, I will be able to add a lot more cool features!  If you subscribe to the RSS feed, you’re going to have to update it with the one I have in the upper right-hand corner.

Surfer codes and some other random photos

Surfers code. You need to enlarge the photo to actually see what they are. Although, I shoot manual and I think my eyesight is going bad.. the photo is a little blurry…

The aftermath of the Boardwalk Arts & Crafts festival:

The Aqua on the Ocean. I took this photo about two weeks ago. The tile has since been completed and it looks really nice.

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‘Lazy Days’ are numbered

My wife told me that the east end book store ‘Lazy Days’ (651 E Park Ave) is going to close at the end of August. Well that stinks. The owner might reopen somewhere near the train station, which would be a better location. In the meantime, he’s just going to concentrate on internet sales.

I would go in an interview the owner, but I once did a post calling for a bigger book store like (cough cough) Barnes & Noble. I doubt he knows about that, but I’m not taking any chances….

Speaking of lazy days, I was too lazy to get out of my car this morning to take a photo of the store, so I grabbed that image from Google Street View.

Over-saturated with Allegria

I seem to post more articles about the Allegria than the official Allegria blog itself.

First of all, for those who like spas, has a small article on the Allegria’s spa. Read – Rooftop spa to open in Longbeach, NY winter 2009. Organic juices and smoothies sound great, but I still have no idea what a spa actually is… I’m picturing a bunch of Turkish guys sitting around in hot and steamy poses.

Change of topic: Retail!

What’s going on with that ‘now’ vacant space next door? What was once rare ‘boardwalk’ retail is now an empty lot. The hotel itself will have a restaurant and gift shop. Will the lot be more retail? Perhaps a much needed parking lot? I hope they go with the latter. Too much retail will start to make our boardwalk look like the Atlantic City boardwalk! Blah…

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