The New York Times ran a great article regarding last Saturday’s LNG protest in the Rockaways. I’m glad to see that the rain didn’t stop this protest from happening.
See – Rain Doesn’t Throw Surfing Protesters Off Their Boards
As always, please sign the petition at www.cleanoceanaction.org and lets stop this Insanity island.
“The City of Long Beach will hold a public meeting to discuss Long Beach parking solutions on Tuesday, June 23, from 7 pm. to 9 pm.. The meeting will be held at Long Beach City Hall on the 6th floor.”
Read more at www.longbeachny.org – PUBLIC NOTICE: Parking Solutions Public Meeting To Be Held Tuesday, June 23
Newsday.com has an article on boardwalks around Long Island and of course Long Beach is one of them. I’ve been to every boardwalk mentioned and they each offer something different; the activities at Jones Beach, the northern exposure of Sunken Meadow, or the nature walk through Fire Island which leads to the Lighthouse. They are all great! So if you ever need a change of scenery from our local walk, you should definitely check them all out.
Newsday – All aboard Long Island’s boardwalks
LBfoodie.com would like to know which local place has the best burgers. Check it out!
Please turnout this Saturday, June 20, from 11am to 2pm, for an anti-LNG event held by the Surfrider Foundation NYC Chapter at Rockaway’s 90th Street Beach on Long Island, NY.
The event will include a rally (they’ll have signs, etc. but feel free to bring your own), a press conference with some elected officials, a paddle-out for the surfers in the group at noon (planning for 100-200 surfers to paddle out, form a circle, and wave their “No-LNG” banner for the press), and a beach clean-up after. This is being held on International Surfing Day but this event is for all to come out and rally against LNG.
Attached is the flier, both a color and black and white version. Please distribute, turnout, and help Surfrider make this a huge hit.
Also, please hold July 1 from 4-7pm open for an event in Monmouth County , NJ along the shore. More to come on that.
Water Policy Attorney
Clean Ocean Action
18 Hartshorne Drive, Suite #2
Highlands , NJ 07732
Keep us free from LNG!
Sign the PETITION at www.cleanoceanaction.org
There is a big difference between sitting under a shady tree and sitting under an umbrella on a hot and sunny day. It is so much cooler under the tree because it will absorb some some of the heat. The umbrella won’t. That is why a harder wood would be a better material than synthetic for the new boardwalk. A synthetic boardwalk is going to be hot. It’s not going to absorb heat.
Can you imagine how hot it’s going to be on a 90+ degree day walking on plastic with the heat bouncing back to your face? Never underestimate the power of natural material.
Just another reason why The City of Long Beach should consider a new harder wood over a synthetic for the new boardwalk.
and it was really nice!!
I took a few bad photos – that’s why I don’t have my own table selling stuff. Maybe I’ll work on my photography and set up shop at the next arts festival this August on the Boardwalk.
Enjoy the bad photos (I swear I can take better ones!).
An update to my The “Ye Olde $17,849” Question post, which is an update to my $17,849 street sign post, which was a comment to this June 2nd, 2009 City Council Proceeding.
Somebody named Arvis anonymously and graciously filled me in on what those Sign Posts are all about:
“The city purchased 50 signs and the signs are for the Walks. The money isn’t from the city budget but from the community development grant from the federal gov. This is one of many beautification projects the city does yearly with the money.
The signs the Walks are getting will be different than the historical block. The new poles slide over the existing poles which saves in the cost. So the new signs and poles cost about 350 a pole and the Walks have 50 poles. The signs will be blue with white lettering with a decorative top and bottom. The pole will be fluted. Should look nice.”
Thanks for the update Arvis! I am all for city beautification and I love how they will be different than the ones used for the historical block – each district should have it’s own flavor. I can’t wait to see them! The Walks deserve to be beautified. It’s one of the more unique districts I’ve ever seen. The only other place in New York where I have seen something similar was in Sunnyside Gardens in Queens – which is a great neighborhood for those who haven’t been there.