Sea by the City
The Unofficial Blog of Long Beach, NY
They look disgusting..sleezy. I have observed them being used as urinals at night.Why are they not built as those previous to “Sandy”, ie. including the ability to lock them after hours?
Long Beach is becoming Queens. Over populated, over priced, too many dirtbags.. It’s a shame. I remember when it was a sleepy lil surfer community,. I will probably be leaving at the end of this summer; just priced out
What price friendly utopia are you heading for?
Queens is becoming a more desirable place to live than Nassau County
I wish Long Beach was becoming Queens!
@allisonb – why don’t you just move to queens and stop trying to turn this into a slum?
Allison b just stop comparing city to a certain part of queens that’s over the Atlantic beach bridge.
Why? Most of Queens is a dump.
Have you ever tried to drive or park in Flushing?
Do you want to walk at night in Far Rockaway?
Would you prefer Maspeth?
Or do you like the shopping in Jamaica?
There are some bright spots. Jamaica Estates is beautiful. Forest Hills has character. And Bayside is….well it is Bayside.
But in my lifetime, Queens has, and always will be, an overcrowded dump with zero amenities.
“For buyers, Greenblatt and Miller both suggest checking out neighborhoods in Queens near Brooklyn’s popular haunts if you’re looking for future growth: Ridgewood, Maspeth, Long Island City, even Woodside (though it’s further in). “You’re seeing spillover across the lines and adjacent areas are likely to benefit moving forward,” says Miller. A trending Queens doesn’t look to be anomalous, either. “If you think Brooklyn is here to stay in terms of the success and the changes it has undergone in terms of the public’s perception of the borough,” he says, “then Queens is right there, too.”
That is one of many articles.
Also, I lived in various parts of Queens for 10 years and found each area to improve tremendously over time – all better than Nassau County counterparts.The only area I see in Nassau really improving is Mineola. Queens there are about a dozen. So many areas in Nassau are so crappy and will always remain that way until people realize serious change needs to happen.
another article on Maspeth Gentrification. I just find it so funny when people still think all of Queens is a dump. Nassau County is the area with all the Zombie homes. Queens is being sold to developers because they know it’s the future.
@Anthony – Add to that, Sunnyside, Astoria, Hunter’s Point, Jackson Heights. LIC is over though – it’s prices rival Williamsburg – you’re looking at over $800 a square foot.
You can still get a deal in Jackson Heights.
Diblasio is trying destroy Queens though by adding housing for over 11,000 residents to Sunnyside – good luck riding the 7.
I met my wife in Sunnyside back in 2002 and she lived there until 2005. I cannot believe how much that area changed during that time. I was back there a few years ago and it didn’t even look like the same area. So much revival and money pouring in. m
I wish we had that in LB, but developers are scared of coming here.
@Anthony – the one thing I would say about living in Nassau vs. NYC/Outer boroughs – the crowds are insane. You really can’t do anything without dealing with a ton of people.
Also, and this more than anything, the lack of nature is oppressive.
But for culture, experiences, dining, dating, social life – LI cannot compete (unfortunately). I thought you wrote that Patchougue and Huntington were developing well, too. Am I misremembering that or did something change?
Yes with Patchogue and Huntington, but I was just talking Nassau.
They’ve been trying to do things for areas like Freeport, Baldwin, Hempstead Village, but NIMBY gets in the way.
RVC is great for food, but needs more art/culture.
Westbury is really trying, but I work near there and it’s lacking the food department. The Space is fantastic and a great start.
New Cassel is a complete disaster and will never be revitalized.
Mineola expanded Winthrop and is adding a million apartments. It’s so smart because that train hub is the best in Nassau County. I have no doubt in my mind that area will succeed.
Oysterbay downtown area has some good stuff, but it needs housing. People there are probably too NIMBY to allow it to happen.
I think where Nassau County fails is when they build these giant gated apartments near the Roosevelt Race track. For the most part, young Professionals don’t want to live in those areas, especially when they have to drive to the LIRR to get to the city where all the real jobs are.
Mineola. I took this photo last Friday.
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