This is hilarious…. I am totally copying and pasting this Q&A from another site. It’s referring to the movie “City by the Sea” which was NOT filmed in Long Beach.
I took this from here: http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,348121,00.html
Q In ”City by the Sea,” Long Beach, N.Y., is littered with burnt-out casinos and crack dens. Fair?
A Don’t believe what you ”Sea.” Although Long Beach suffered a downturn in the ’60s — mental patients and poor seniors filled the city’s hotels — today it’s a hot day-trip spot. Filmmakers shot many exteriors in less-polished Asbury Park, N.J. (popularized by Bruce Springsteen). ”[Long Beach’s] boardwalk was too nice,” admits Matthew Baer, a producer. As Vincent LaMarca, on whom Robert De Niro’s cop is based, notes, ”I’m sure the chamber of commerce is not happy!” Chamber director Edmund Buscemi declined to comment on a film ”that’s obviously fiction.”