LB Boardwalk Getting Sunscreen Dispensers

Newsday: Long Beach boardwalk will get sunscreen dispensers

“Long Beach City Council members have approved adding sunscreen dispensers on the boardwalk. City officials are adding the sunscreen dispensers using a three-year $90,000 grant from NYU Winthrop Hospital. Winthrop will pay the city $30,000 for the first two years to cover the cost of the sunscreen dispensers and $15,000 for the third year. Long Beach will also receive $5,000 each year for hosting the sunscreen dispensers. The resolution was approved during last week’s City Council meeting.”

LI Pride Weekend in Long Beach: A Resounding Success

Newsday: Long Island Pride Parade draws thousands to Long Beach

“’The move to Long Beach was the right thing to do for so many reasons,’ said David Kilmnick, chief executive of the Long Island LGBT Network. ‘One is we’re in a community that’s opening up its arms and giving the LGBTQ community a big hug.'”

Summer 2017 Beach Concession Map is Now Available

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From the Long Beach city website: “Building on the success of years past, there will be an unprecedented variety of food options on the beach and boardwalk this summer — three new food trucks have been added to the Shoregasboard Food Truck Market at Riverside Blvd and the Boardwalk — adding to the diverse array of cuisine, including healthy options, and enhancing the local flavor.

In addition to the Shoregasboard Food Truck Market there will also be the beach and boardwalk carts, and the boardwalk concession buildings, complete with restrooms. As you stroll down the boardwalk, you will notice great food & snack options at Grand, National, Edwards, Lincoln, and Pacific Blvds, as well a state-of-the-art surf center at Riverside Blvd. These concessions will be able to operate on the boardwalk throughout more of the year, helping to extend the beach season.”

Long Beach Waterfront Warriors 5k Run & Parade (7/16)

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The annual Long Beach Waterfront Warriors 5k Run and Parade will be held on Sunday, July 16th. Come out to support America’s heroes!

The 5k Warrior Run begins on the boardwalk at New York Avenue at 8am. Race day registration will be held at the Long Beach Catholic School yard at 6:30am or pre-register on www.Active.com.

The Warrior Parade will be held on West Beach Street at 3pm.  A bar-b-que will be held at the Long Beach Catholic School yard following the parade.

iStar to Submit Third and Final Proposal

From the LI Herald: iStar to seek new tax break for Superblock: “On its website on Wednesday, the city said it learned that iStar, a Manhattan-based developer that owns the Superblock, will soon submit “a third and final application for tax abatements.”

The Superblock has been vacant for 30 years, and the $336 million project envisions twin 15-story luxury apartment buildings with 522 units overlooking the boardwalk between Long Beach and Riverside boulevards. iStar had sought a hefty 20-year payment in lieu of taxes, or PILOT, agreement, claiming it would not build without it.

The city will hold a forum on May 9 at City Hall at 6:30 p.m. to update residents.