Concessions by the Sea

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I went to the Phase II boardwalk meeting last year when we talked about possible structures for the boardwalk. The idea for concessions were overwhelmingly pushed by the hundred or so residents that were there. As far as I can remember, not one business owner spoke against the idea. Long Beach now has these new pee/poop/shower stations with concession components with the city asking us about what kind of concessions we’d like to see. I can’t find the link, but it was originally on this page:

‘Good food, not junk’ was the census at last year’s Phase II meeting, so I am so curious about the results of the survey, as well as who’s applying to be a vendor.There is a local preference, but I’m seriously worried some corporate company is going to come in. buy out all the leases and we’ll be stuck with crappy hot dogs and frozen french fries.

How do you folks feel about the added concessions on the boardwalk? What would you like to see as vendors?

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Invitation: Unveiling of the Home Sweet Home Boardwalk Mural 10/25

Screen Shot 2015-10-22 at 9.40.22 AMWe are happy to announce that the mural you or your family have contributed to, Home Sweet Home, is now installed on the Long Beach Boardwalk on Edwards Blvd east side of the ramp.

As many of you may or may not know it has been a work in progress to get the art installation complete and in the best location for the community for the past 2 and half years or so. We know many were anxious to see the results.  As we come upon the 3rd anniversary of Sandy we are happy to announce its completion.

Your painting is one of nearly 500 pieces that make up 14, 2×2 panels of paintings. We also utilized railings and nails in the design.  Each piece was glued on a marine plywood, nailed and topped with resin several times for protection.

We would like to invite you to find your piece and share in the official unveiling with the City, Sunday, October 25th from 2-4PM, hopefully the weather is good,  if not we will keep you posted if things change.

Come and take photos and share them with us online, use #homesweethomelb You can find us on social media @westendarts

RSVP, share and invite your friends to our event on Facebook

WEST END ARTS, Visual Artist Guild, Inc.
A Not-for-Profit Visual Arts Organization
Serving 2 and 3 dimensional artists and the community at large


walking / biking / crossing the boardwalk is like playing Frogger

A reader was telling me this crazy story about a collision she witnessed on the boardwalk involving a kid on a scooter crashing into a cyclist. Luckily nobody got seriously hurt, but with it’s continuos flow of various modes of transportation,  I have no idea how to make the boardwalk safer. I yell at strayers; that’s how I handle it. This reader tells me, “I ride with my eyes all over the place like I am playing a game of frogger.” I like that and I’m totally using it!frogger(Original and amazing boardwalk photo was kindly provided by Christina Tisi-Kramer)

Reader Asks: Anybody know where the showers went?

A reader named Randy was asking why some of the showers on the boardwalk ramps have been replaced with cones. I don’t recall hearing about anything , but maybe one of you can explain. The first two photos are at the Laurelton ramp with Magnolia being the third. Click on the images for a larger view.