This morning I went by the Jackson Hotel (405 E. Broadway, Long Beach, NY) to take some external shots and, to my surprise saw the front door open. So I went inside. But, before we get to that, here is a little bit of a back story:
I wrote about this place before:
- June 4th, 2009 – Hotels by the Sea (The Jackson was still open for business.)
- July 23rd, 2009 – Want to buy a Hotel? (Please note: The Real Estate listing in that article no longer lists the hotel for sale).
- August 24th, 2010 – Rumors, Rumors, Rumors: Barnes & Noble by the Sea? W Hotel? (Ahh, the W Hotel rumor. When I wrote this article, the Jackson was still in operation).
- (NO DATE) – The last thing I heard: It was no longer a hotel, but used as residence for folks coming here from Israel. I’m not sure if there is any truth to that.
Here I am a year later tackling the same issue. I went to take some photos and saw that the door was open:
Greeted by a NO ROOMS sign. I guess they’re all booked up? I ignored the NO TRESPASSING signs, which I am so good at doing
, and went right in.
Here is a closeup of another posting in the window – a hold harmless agreement. I agree to blah blah blah the second I walk in.
The next two are some blurry photos of the lobby which prompted me to changed the ISO
on my camera to a much higher setting. (Just some film talk. I’m trying to act more important than I really am… lol)
A pretty bouquet of flowers welcoming me to take some photos. Note: the piles of books. Every room had lots of books!
This next shot is where all the magic happens. You know, eating.
Another room on the first floor. These rooms scream 1970’s.
Back to the lobby. At this point I was faced with a choice: Go upstairs or leave. Well, I shouldn’t of been inside in the first place, so I did the right thing and left. I just want to mention that even though I just walked right in, I do respect private property and didn’t touch anything. I’m sure I’ll get some heat for doing just that, but this was a mission for knowledge. Too bad I didn’t learn anything new…
And the external shots:
After my little exploration, I decided to call them up and see what gives. Of course I needed a phone number. The first place I went to was their website (www.jacksonbythebeach.com). But guess what? It just expired last month. Here is a screen shot:
So I did a little google search, got the phone number (516-431-3700) and gave it a ring. After all, with the big surfpocalypse coming, I’m wondering if they have any more rooms available (I write that with sarcasm). Well, guess what? Nobody answered.
Jackson by the Beach is just another relic of Long Beach waiting to be taken over… If anybody has any info or updates on this hotel, please post in the comments section.