Mickey’s Psychic Celebration and Gift Fair

Mickey’s Psychic Celebration and Gift Fair
Sunday, November 1st. 2015 10am -6pm
Long Beach Hotel 
405 E Broadway Long Beach, NY
Mickey 516-582-9809
Ten well known physics, mediums, tarot card readers and even a pet psychic are offering reduced rates for this exciting event. Meet and or shop local craft and gift vendors while you wait your turn. While not necessary it’s helpful to bring a momenta or photo of your loved ones or pets. Unfortunately, pets are not allowed. This event is for entertainment purpose.Come join us for this exciting and fun filled celebration!!!

Sunday Brunch at Long Beach Hotel [MY OPINION]

Was Sunday Brunch at the Long Beach Hotel just as good as the display on this sign? Read on to find out!


[DISCLAIMER] This is not a review of brunch at The Long Beach Hotel; it’s merely my opinion. I am not qualified to give food reviews, so please don’t read it as such. This is based on a personal experience that my wife and I had. You all should go there to experience and judge for yourself. Continue reading “Sunday Brunch at Long Beach Hotel [MY OPINION]”

Restaurant / Store Updates: EPISODE 2.5 (post any store/restaurant update you know, for Episode III)

  • Ocean Ride Cycling Studio will sit on top of Tutti Fruiti. (Website, Twitter). Great idea! Now you can eat as much frozen yogurt as you want! Just go upstairs and work it off. Ocean Ride comes to Long Beach with an interesting concept (Long Beach’s first boutique indoor cycling studio, providing a cycling experience using state of the art equipment and energizing) and a kick ass logo that rules every other logo in Long Beach:
  • Long Beach Hotel (405 E. Broadway) has an open air bar and I am now hearing that their grand opening is Memorial Day Weekend (that’s like in a week!) But somebody told me the bar is open already. Is it? It looked like it to me earlier today!
  • Is Ciao Baby still coming to Long Beach?  Ahhh rumors….I now have no idea. First I heard they were taking the former-Tuscan Grill location. Then I was told it was actually Grillfire. But now a reader posts how Grillfire has a hearing notice in the window for a bar called “Bricks by the Beach.” I guess it’s just another brick in the rumor mill-wall
  • The Long Beach Inn (943 W Beech) reopens tonight! Visit them on facebook for more info: facebook.com/TheLongBeachInn
  • NYSC (New York Sports Club), from their website:

    Attention Members: Club closed temporarily due to flooding. We are working diligently to reopen the club. In the meantime, Long Beach members are granted privileges to use any club, at any time at no additional fee.
    The closest clubs are located at 2909 Lincoln Ave, Oceanside and 155 Franklin Place, Woodmere.
    We appreciate your patience.


Episode 2: (May 8th) Restaurant / Store Updates [Wurst Edition Ever!]:

  • Currywurst will be taking over the former Pita Grill spot @ 10 W Park Ave. Take out your Hungarian party hats because it will be a sausage fest galore: currywurstus.com. I’m actually glad to see something different opening up. We need more variety around here.
  • Ciao Baby will be taking over Grillfire (152 West Park Avenue). Yes, it’s still in the rumor category, but it appears to be a done deal. And heck, it’s my blog so I get to write about whatever is on my mind.
  • As posted in the April 2013 commentsPheobe’s boutique is virtually open online and is offering one on one private shopping experience for those that still want Pheobe’s…..Just a call or text to come over and check it out 917-402-4729 or visit www.pheobesboutique.com.
  • Also posted in the April 2013 commentsPinup Clothing is alive, well, loaded with great new clothing & temporarily located in the walks (at the owner’s house) until right timing and location happens (in Long Beach, of course!). Call 516-431-1565 for exact location.
  • Jetty Bar & Grill is at the former Bahia Social Club spot. Vist them on facebook or just go to the actual place @  832 W. Beech Street, Long Beach, NY.
  • Swingbellys BBQ is rebuilding.
  • It looks like all three Long Beach surf shops are open for business: LB SurfunsOund &Maritime Surf. Go to all three and spend money.
  • In Point Lookout, Skipperdee’s Ice Cream Shop re-opened. You can read all about thathere.
  • Is a restaurant and bar coming soon to the Long Beach Hotel By The Sea? One would assume so, but don’t assume or you will make an ass out of u and me (joke credit: Felix Unger). Only time will tell, but alcohol makes money, so I am going to assume yes. Visit longbeachhotelny.com (Thanks Jo for posting that link!).

Episode 1: (April 23rd) Restaurant / Store Updates [April 2013 Edition]:

  • Cuban Crocodile (26 E. Park Avenue) closed due to “issues with their landlord.” They did post on their Facebook page: “Taking a little vacation and we will rebuild somewhere else … It’s been a long 6 months.” I wish them luck and hope to see them back in LB soon.
  • The Bungalow (669 E. Park Avenue), which is a great little place in the east end, is opening up Bungalow West at the former-Jake’s Wayback Burger location (945 W. Beech Street). The Bungalow has great burgers (better than Jake’s), a juice bar and I just heard they serve great breakfast sandwiches.
  • 7-11 is coming to the West End. You are all against this, but will unwillingly support it. They are taking over the former Bally Bannon spot (969 W. Beech Street).
  • Muscle Maker Grill, whose website says they serve Great food with your health in mind, is coming to Park Avenue. Look for a grand opening this May (www.musclemakergrill.com).
  • The waffles at Gentle Brew Coffee kicks some serious ass. Seriously.
  • It looks like work resumed at NYSC (265 E. Park Avenue). Will it reopen as a NYSC? They still list Long Beach as a location on their website: mysportsclubs.com/clubsched/nyscclubs.htm.
  • Still no word on Long Beach Cinemas.
  • Karma’s Angel is taking over the old Sweets For Shore spot.
  • The seasonal, bi-weekly Farmer’s Market starts May 1st. Arts in the Plaza will soon follow.
  • M’s Family Restaurant (4160 Austin Blvd) in Island Park finally has a real sign. Well, that’s a good sign!
  • Walmart Supercenter IS NOT coming to the super block, but Peter Luger is.
  • Do not believe any Long Beach rumor that involves Peter Luger.
  • And the newest business in town is FOOT SPA, for all your foot spa needs. You can spot their giant red sign from a mile away.

I just walked passed The Hotel Formerly Known As Jackson and couldn’t believe how nice the inside looked!

I walked passed the Long Beach Hotel this morning and was greeted by music blasting out of their new open bar area. LIFE! There was actually SOME LIFE coming out of this place!!! My photos below don’t do it any justice, but it actually looked really nice. Seriously! Pass by and look for yourself before you judge.

I have no idea when it will officially open, and I’m sure there will be complaints about parking along with a few “lipstick on pig” jokes, but I have to say, I am impressed. It’s a far cry from my photo journey back in August 2011 (see-Inside the Jackson Hotel: A Photographic Journey).

Of course, there are always questions:

  1. Will that yellow corner ‘Jackson’ sign (photo below) come down and/or be replaced with a new Long Beach Motel sign?
  2. Can this hotel be a viable alternative to the Allegra?
  3. Is there enough demand for two hotels in Long Beach in this day in age?

Improvements: Yeah, the outside still could use a makeover. A few flowery shrubs and nice landscaping will help. I know windows are so expensive, but I bet white frames would make this building look so much better; it’s just seems so dark. Those are just my opinions, but I do wish this place lots of luck. I am glad seeing another building that was vacant for so long, actually come back to life.

Visit: longbeachhotelny.com

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Long Beach Hotel [Jackson Updates]


longbeachhotelI received a few emails this past week concerning the Jackson By The Beach..uhh excuse me… I mean Long Beach Hotel over at 405 E. Broadway. One resident tells me how he went to the building department and learned that the building has been grandfathered in as a hotel since 1927 and is not required to have a parking lot/plan. Apparently the building department doesn’t know how the new hotel will deal with the inevitable parking problem. Also, apparently the Long Beach Hotel has all the permits to finish everything they want to do.

Another resident rells me this:

“There has been a lot of activity lately. New garage-type roll up doors were put in in front of what looks like their new bar area.  Fancy booths look like they are peeking out of the windows.  A new blue awning was also installed today.  And, lastly, somebody they know interviewed for a bartending job.

So this place is actually moving forward. If anybody has any additional info, let us know!