Residents and tourists thrive on the boardwalk in this beautiful city, all year round. This is what Long Beach is all about: surfing, paddle boarding, people walking with babies in strollers/carriages, seniors taking steps in walkers or sitting in wheelchairs, bicyclists, runners and walkers have one thing in common: they all love the beach, the sun, the water, the healthy negative ions. Being in Long Beach always makes you feel good.
The aftermath of Hurricane Sandy has rendered the city of Long Beach closed. The damage in the millions, to homes, businesses and schools. Sometimes 3ft of sand covers cars. The boardwalk, the very popular, famous and beloved boardwalk along the ocean, was blown throughout the city. People found boardwalk parts on their lawn, in their backyards.
Hurricane Sandy, 2012-
I lived in Long Beach for a short while in 1985. It's boardwalk has attracted thousands from NYC, tourists and relatives, as well as the many locals who called Long Beach their home. Seniors living on the ocean would sit in the beautiful sun to get their Vitamin D. Bicyclists, walkers and runners would get their workouts on the boardwalk
Long Beach, NY has a wonderful Facebook page for those interested in seeing LB photos/videos, keeping up to date/volunteering/donating to assist in the recovery and clean-up. Just click on the link below which is called, Long Beach, NY, Hurricane Information.
The good news is like in all disasters such as this, people have an opportunity to come together as family. People open their hearts and doors to do what they can for their 'fellow Long Beach' friends and families. Restaurants comprising the West End Bar and Restaurant Owners Assn are providing free dinner at Shine's Bar on Sunday. Check out the event on facebook .
There is a wonderful story from someone who went through this hurricane. He shared some of the very valuable lessons we can all learn from his experience. Please click on this link Aish.com