Side note: I’ve been noticing that this site has been getting hits from folks who aren’t from Long Beach. So for those who don’t know what we mean by “The Walks,” this is according to Wikipedia: There is a neighborhood known as “The Walks,” consisting of extremely narrow sidewalks between houses. Each “Walk” is named after a month.
I’ve mentioned before that the only other community in New York where I’ve seen something similar to The Walks was in Sunnyside Gardens, Queens. If anybody knows of another area, please let me know.
Regarding my post on the new street signs @ the Walks, A fellow Long Beacher named Glyn asks:
“I’d love to know what they plan on doing with the old signs they’ll be taking down? If they don’t have any plans for them, maybe we can auction them off and use the cash to fund something else in LB. I’d love to have the old sign from my Walk!”
Well that is a great question. Can somebody fill us in on this bit of info? The city is better off auctioning these signs off rather than just throwing them away. Glyn and I agree that these old signs would make great pieces of art!
Glyn adds “Anxious to hear what comes of (this)….I’ve got dibs on October Walk!”
A reader just emailed me an interesting question regarding those signs that will be replaced in the Walks.
I’d love to know what they plan on doing with the old signs they’ll be taking down? If they don’t have any plans for them, maybe we can auction them off and use the cash to fund something else in LB. I’d love to have the old sign from my Walk!
I would actually love to find this out myself. Sometimes these old signs become art – We’ve all be to some old pub that had local signs of the area hanging on the wall from years ago.
Somebody named Arvis anonymously and graciously filled me in on what those Sign Posts are all about:
“The city purchased 50 signs and the signs are for the Walks. The money isn’t from the city budget but from the community development grant from the federal gov. This is one of many beautification projects the city does yearly with the money.
The signs the Walks are getting will be different than the historical block. The new poles slide over the existing poles which saves in the cost. So the new signs and poles cost about 350 a pole and the Walks have 50 poles. The signs will be blue with white lettering with a decorative top and bottom. The pole will be fluted. Should look nice.”
Thanks for the update Arvis! I am all for city beautification and I love how they will be different than the ones used for the historical block – each district should have it’s own flavor. I can’t wait to see them! The Walks deserve to be beautified. It’s one of the more unique districts I’ve ever seen. The only other place in New York where I have seen something similar was in Sunnyside Gardens in Queens – which is a great neighborhood for those who haven’t been there.