Pedi-Cab info

The City Council Agenda for May 5th, 2009 contains the wording for pedi-cabs. You can download the full agenda here. All of this is public info. I’m still not sure if pedi-cabs will work in Long Beach, but if it takes more cars off the road then how can I be against it? The one year trial was a good idea. Now we have to just wait and see…

Also for all you pedi-cab fans, has lots and lots of info on pedi-cabs. You gotta love the internet….

City of Long Beach, NY – City Council Agenda
May 5, 2009 Item No. 7
Resolution No.

The following Resolution was moved by
and seconded by :

Resolution Authorizing the City Manager to Enter into a
Trial Contract for Pedi-Cab Taxi Services.

WHEREAS, the City of Long Beach is interested in providing pedi-cab taxi
services within the City of Long Beach as an environmentally friendly, inexpensive and
convenient alternative for the residents and patrons of our City to get to their destinations safely;

WHEREAS, Beachside Pedicabs, Inc., Long Beach, New York has proposed this
service for one year on a trial basis limited to six pedi-cabs; and

WHEREAS, each pedi-cab will be issued a permit to operate within the City
subject to a licensing fee as set forth in the contract;


RESOLVED, by the City Council of the City of Long Beach, New York that the
City Manager be and he hereby is authorized to enter into a one year trial contract with
Beachside Pedicabs, Long Beach, New York for pedi-cab taxi services within the City of Long
Beach; and

RESOLVED, that said agreement shall contain such other terms and conditions as
the City Manager and the Corporation Counsel shall deem necessary and proper.

Fresh Food!

The Kennedy Plaza Farmers Market: open 11am to 7pm. With the way the weather has been, good thing it wasn’t rained out! I got there at 6:55pm. Most of the vendors were packing up, but I was still able to make a quick purchase. I’m going to try to get there earlier next time.

Healthy Eats in Long Beach *** May 2009

Denise A. Wind, LCSW, HHC
Holistic Health Counselor


Each Month Different Long Beach Restaurants and Eateries will be featured highlighting some healthy choices off their menu’s!!

Sugo Cafe
62 West Park Ave

Long Beach, New York 11561

516-431-SUGO (7846)
  • SUGO’S CHOPPED SALAD Savoy cabbage, provolone, roasted corn, tomato, champagne vinaigrette. This salad is great but you may want to ask for a simple EVOO and squeezed lemon to keep the added “stuff” out. It is great to always add many different types of greens to your diet. Savoy cabbage is an excellent addition. The more “colorful” a meal of veggies, the better.
  • POACHED PEAR & ARUGULA Cherries, pecorino, honey walnuts. Excellent choice but be careful to limit these inviting honey walnuts as they can pack a punch in added calories to your meal.
  • SEASONAL VEGETABLES Consider asking for these steamed.
  • SAUTÉED BROCCOLI RABE Ask to go light on the EVOO here. If it is drowning you will miss the benefits!! Broccoli Rabe is an EXCELLENT source of iron. One of the many health benefits of this vegetable is that it is rich in certain phytochemicals, including sulforaphane and indoles. These are chemicals which are proving to protect us against cancer.
  • TILAPIA LIVORNESE Capers, onions, olives, basil, tomato Nice choice! Tilapia have very low levels of mercury because it is a fast growing and short lived fish that mostly eats a vegetarian diet and therefore does not concentrate mercury found in prey.
  • Starch of the day, vegetable medley. You may want to skip the starch and ask for extra veggies to make this a healthier choice.
  • Risotto, seasonal vegetables, lemon beurre blanc. Consider ordering this broiled with a light coating of EVOO instead of the lemon beurre. You can always squeeze lots of fresh lemon on it when it is steaming hot served.
Denise A. Wind, LCSW, HHC
Each Month Different Restaurants and Eateries will be featured highlighting some healthy choices off their menu’s!!

Search for menus or food reviews at and check out the forums for more food discussions.

Super blocked?

So what is the deal with the Superblock? Those six oceanfront acres of restaurants, shops, a conference center, condos, catering hall, hotel & spa – all packed inside two 10-story buildings. There hasn’t been any news for over a year. Developed by Shore Development, construction was supposed to start sometime at the end of 2007. The only thing they’ve done so far was installing a fence around the perimeter.

This development has been 15+ years in the making and it seems like it will never get started. Are we for it? Against it? When done, will it be the end of the sleepy beach community and be the beginning age of annoying tourism? I will post whatever news I get as soon as I get it.

Debashis Pradhan Photography

All photos by Debashis Pradhan. See more of his photography at his flickr page. Click on photos for larger images.

“The inexorable, long beach walk”
Barefoot ladies moving inexorably towards the beach.


“The long boardwalk at Long Beach, Long Island”
Everything here is loooonng. Taken just before sunset.

“The lady, the bird and the ocean”
Either you decide to stay in the shallow end of the pool or you go out in the ocean.


“Waiting for the Sunset at Long Beach”
There were a few more minutes before the sun went down behind the buildings on the Long Beach boardwalk. The boardwalk seemed like a never ending stretch leading right up to the horizon.


Red-light cameras

I was just given a list of where all those new “red-light” cameras are going to be installed. If you run a red light at any of these intersections you’ll get a photo in the mail of your license plate along with a ticket that will cost you more than a few pennies. These cameras are supposed to be implemented an in effect by later this month. Here are the ones that effect us Long Beach residents:

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