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fter a long and tenuous fall and winter due to Hurricane Sandy, the City by the Sea is ready for the commencement of another glorious summer in our beautiful beach community.

Locals and visitors alike will begin to flock to our beautiful seashore and frequent our numerous eating establishments that offer a wide variety of cuisines to appease even the most discerning palate. Just imagine beautiful blue skies, billowy clouds and soft-crashing waves hitting the shores of Long Beach. The city is ready to offer a wonderful canvas for lazy and carefree days of swimming, boating or just plain relaxation with a good book on our beach. From December 2012 to March 2013, the Chamber of Commerce served as a conduit by holding numerous public meetings to help the Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Small Business Administration, National Grid, New York state and Nassau County roll out all the programs that are available to local businesses recovering from the storm. In December 2012, the chamber cancelled its 49th annual Dinner Dance, and instead had a special dinner party to feed more than 250 local residents in need of some holiday cheer due to the storm. We have to thank our honorees, Dr. Ronald H. Falcon, Man of the Year; Avi Mordekovich, Merchant of the Year; Cheryl Chapman, Professional of the Year; and U.S. Rep. Carolyn McCarthy for volunteering to sacrifice their recognition dinner to instead feed the community with this special dinner. As more and more eating establishments and merchants Michael J. Kerr President

open up after the repair work from the storm, more visitors are starting to pour into our city. Although we will not have our boardwalk this summer, the city has done a miraculous job in restoring our magnificent beaches to their world-famous quality. Michael J. Kerr The first signs that a glorious summer is on its way was the chamber's hugely successful Restaurant Week, held during the last week of April and first week of May. The chamber has further scheduled special events for this summer to help stimulate business in the Long Beach community. For the Stanley Fleishman first time, the chamber will hold two street fairs, one in July and one in September, featuring eating establishments and merchants from the Long Beach Island and Island Park communities. The chamber is looking forward to an exciting year. This year will feature our 50th annual Dinner Dance, the Mark Tannenbaum production of our first street fairs, and, of course, our famous October Restaurant Week. Finally, we would like to thank our Board of Directors and dedicated office manager, Janet Cohen, whose efforts are responsible for the success of all that the chamber accomplishes. All of us at the chamber wish everyone a wonderful summer and hope to see you on our beautiful beaches. For more information about our wonderful city, visit www. thelongbeachchamber.com.

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Mark Tannenbaum Executive vice president

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TABLE OF CONTENTS Chamber of Commerce Greeting .......11

Police Department...............................59

Publishers' Message.............................14

Superintendents' Message ...................62

Chamber of Commerce Officers ........16

Schools .......................................... 62, 64

Chamber of Commerce Events ..........18

Hurricane Sandy .................................66

Chamber of Commerce Bios ..............20

Library .................................................70

About Our City ...................................26

Youth and Family Services..................74

City Phone Numbers...........................28

Long Beach Medical Center ...............76

History .................................................30

Seniors..................................................78

Jack Schnirman Message ....................32

Places of Worship ................................80

Scott Mandel Message ........................34

Long Beach JASA................................81

Denise Ford Message ..........................35

Sanitation Department........................82

Harvey Weisenberg Message ..............37

Public Officials.....................................84

Project Hope........................................38

How to Reach the Herald ..................84

Fire Department ..................................39

Nassau County Government..............85

Surfing..................................................40

Town of Hempstead ...........................85

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Public Transportation .........................86

Summer Concert Series .......................56

Long Beach Humane Society..............88

Clubs and Organizations ....................57

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Police Commissioners Message ..........60

Chamber of Commerce Members .....90

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Our barrier island took the full brunt of the storm and virtually every building in town lost its ground floor or more to unprecedented flooding. FEMA and SBA became the acronyms of the moment. And we all became intimately familiar with the limits of our homeowners insurance. While our infrastructure has been battered, the spirit of Long Beach has never been stronger. Along with the hardship came incredible acts of kindness and generosity. Volunteers and supplies poured in from all over the country and new friendships were forged as neighbors helped neighbors through the ordeal that Sandy brought. There’s no doubt that the city will be back stronger than ever. Everywhere you look people are rebuilding and restoring. Reconstruction of our boardwalk—the city’s heart and soul— is well under way. The hospital is slowly returning to life, and every day brings the reopening of another business and the return of another family to their renovated home. And now, after this long, awful winter, Memorial Day is here, marking the official start of the beach season and the unofficial start of summer. We may be a bit bruised and battered, but those of us with sand in our shoes look forward to the respite of long, lazy summer days as we return to our beloved ocean and beach. Things in Long Beach will definitely be a bit different this summer; all the more reason to check out this year’s Guide. We’ve got the latest, up-to-the-minute info on all the outdoor activities that summer brings — many at new venues or with new schedules. As always, we have tried to make the Guide the most comprehensive source of information about Civitas Ad Mar, the City by the Sea, plus the adjoining communities of East Atlantic Beach, Lido Beach and Point Lookout. The Long Beach Guide is a special publication of the Long Beach Herald, the hometown newspaper of the barrier isle. The Guide is published in cooperation with the Long Beach Chamber of Commerce, and we are honored to mark another year as the official publication of the chamber. We hope you find this issue of the Long Beach Guide useful and informative, and that you enjoy reading the Long Beach Herald 52 weeks a year. Have a great summer, and we’ll see you on the beach! Clifford Richner Publisher

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The 2013 Chamber of Commerce Board: Camille Giardina, recording secretary, seated, at left; Linda MacDonald, corresponding secretary; Bob MacDonald, vice president; Stanley Fleishman, chairman of the board; Marty Goldenberg, vice president; and Janet Cohen, office manager. Standing, from left, Paul Leone, vice president; Les Jacobs, vice president; Michael J. Kerr, president; Mark Tannenbaum, executive vice president; and Liz LeSeur, vice president.

An Ode to the Chamber The Long Beach Chamber of Commerce Welcomes thee To our City by the Sea There are no strangers in the world just new friends you haven’t met. We would like to be your new friend. Long Beach is a neighborhood, where places and things are in your own back yard. So why drive miles up the parkway? Why take a train or a bus? When you can walk or ride a bike and come visit us. The members of the Long Beach Chamber of Commerce are your neighbors; we live and work in Long Beach. If you need something, we most likely have it; if not, we can recommend someone or tell you where to get it. Personal service, that’s how we make and keep our friends. So come in, browse around, Let us welcome you to our town.

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Michael J. Kerr Stanley Fleishman Mark Tannenbaum Martin Goldenberg Les Jacobs Steven Leibstein Paul Leone Elizabeth LeSeur Bob MacDonald Frank Trifaro Camille Giardina Linda MacDonald James Lynch Robert A. Smith, Esq. Janet Cohen

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HONORARY EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR *Hon. Edmund A. Buscemi

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Homeowner Michael Seeman, eighth from left, cut the ribbon to mark the installation of his new home with the Chamber of Commerce in April.

2013 June QJune 10: Monthly meeting at the Allegria Hotel, 80 W. Broadway, at 7 p.m. Visit www.thelongbeachchamber.com for details. QJune 20: Summer Blast party at the Sands at Atlantic Beach. Visit www.thelongbeachchamber.com for details. July 20-21: QStreet Fair, visit www.thelongbeachchamber.com for details. September: QMonthly meeting,* visit www.thelongbeachchamber.com for details. QSept. 7-8: Street Fair, visit www.thelongbeachchamber.com for details. October: QOct. 11-Oct. 27: Fall Restaurant Week, visit www.thelongbeachchamber.com for details. QMonthly meeting,* visit www.thelongbeachchamber.com for details. November: QNov. 3: Long Beach Chamber of Commerce 50th annual Dinner Dance at the Sands at Atlantic Beach. QMonthly meeting,* visit www.thelongbeachchamber.com for details December: QMonthly meeting,* visit www.thelongbeachchamber.com for details. QMenorah lighting, corner of Park Avenue and Edwards Bou-

levard, visit www.thelongbeachchamber.com for details. QChristmas tree lighting corner of Park Avenue and Edwards Boulevard, visit www.thelongbeachchamber.com for details.

2014 January: QMonthly meeting,* visit www.thelongbeachchamber.com for details. QJan. 30 Winter Blast, visit www.thelongbeachchamber.com for details. February: QMonthly meeting,* visit www.thelongbeachchamber.com for details. March: QMonthly meeting,* visit www.thelongbeachchamber.com for details. April: QMonthly meeting,* visit www.thelongbeachchamber.com for details. QApril 25-May 10: Spring Restaurant Week, visit www.thelongbeachchamber.com for details. May: Monthly meeting,* visit www.thelongbeachchamber.com for details. *Monthly meetings are generally the third Monday of the month.

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CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BIOS MICHAEL J. KERR Michael was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. He came to Long Beach at age 1, thus beginning the fourth generation in Long Beach. He attended Long Beach Schools and graduated from Long Beach High School in 1964. Since its inception in 1969, Michael J. Kerr, the founder and owner of Fire Command Co. Inc., a firm providing a wide range of fire protection services and equipment, serving Nassau, Suffolk and the five boroughs. Mr. Kerr holds a certificate of fire technology from SUNY Farmingdale, attended Brooklyn Polytechnic University and holds a certificate from Hofstra University in occupational safety and health. Michael is currently serving his eighth year as president of the Long Beach Chamber of Commerce. He had served as executive vice president of the chamber four years prior to that. He also is currently commencing his fifth six-year stint as presidential officer of the Exempt Fireman’s Association. Michael is a city fire commissioner, a position he previously held from December 1998 to April of 2006, at which time he donated his salary for the purchase of Fire Department equipment. Michael has been a member of the Long Beach Volunteer Fire Department for the past 48 years, serving first as its treasurer, then lieutenant, captain, assistant chief and rising to chief from 1973 to 1975, holding the distinction of being their youngest fire chief when elected. He is a member of the Long Beach Lions Club, Long Beach Historical Society, the Nassau County Chiefs, the International Association of Fire Chiefs, Fireman’s Association of the State of New York, Nassau County Fireman’s Association, South Shore Fireman’s Association and on the Board of Trustees of the Long Beach Medical Center, just to name a few. Michael loves the City of Long Beach. It has been in his blood for his entire life. He has the talent to know the addresses and descriptions of many buildings in Long Beach. A devoted family man, Michael has been married to Janice for more than 20 years. They have three children: Jennifer, Andrew and Joshua.

MARK TANNENBAUM, CLTC, LUTCF Mark Tannenbaum, CLTC, LUTCF, is the executive vice president of the Long Beach Chamber of Commerce and has been a resident in the Long Beach/South Shore region of Nassau County for more than 45 years. He lives with his domestic partner, Michele Kivolowitz, and they have three daughters and three grand children between them. In 2005, after a 35-year career in business management in New York City, Mark set up his professional practice on Long Island. As executive vice president and a member of the Board of Directors, Mark devotes his time and skills in giving back to the community by organizing and helping to develop many projects to promote and benefit the business community and members of the Chamber. Mark has used his business management skills to create and organize a highly successful biannual Restaurant Week for the Long Beach community. When Mark first joined the Chamber he founded and developed the annual Summer Blast event. During his tenure with the chamber, Mark has served as chairman of the Summer Blast as well as being instrumental in the planning and execution of the Winter Blast. Mark

has developed numerous advertising campaigns and was instrumental in developing the chamber's website. The president of the chamber has relied on Mark to represent the chamber membership at various City Council meetings, community meetings and state initiatives. During the tenuous months after Hurricane Sandy, Mark organized a series of meetings involving FEMA, SBA, Nassau County government and our elected officials to help the business community of the Long Beach Island and Island Park deal with the recovery process. In the spring of 2012, Mark pioneered with The Guardian, a Group Dental Plan for the chamber's membership. The Group Plan is the first ever to be offered to a chamber of commerce. Currently, Mark is working with the city government on a series of street fairs for the chamber's membership. The street fairs will be held during July and September. Mark is a financial advisor, specializing in financial, protection and retirement strategies for individuals and businesses. Mark uses his more than 40 years of business management experience and skills to guide his clients in setting and achieving their financial objectives. His commitment to his clients is to work diligently in being a trusted, lifelong advisor. Mark also writes a financial column for the Tribune. Mark is an active member in The National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, the National Care Planning Council for Long Term Care, a Charter Member of ElderCare Matters Alliance and the American Association for Long Term Care Insurance. Mark is a graduate of the American College and The Corporation for Long-Term Care Certification achieving the designations of Life Underwriter Training Council Fellow and Certified Long Term Care Planner. In 2010, Mark received the Vision of Hope’s Professional of the Year award. Mark also was a recipient of the chamber’s Professional of the Month Award in February 2012.

FRANK TRIFARO Vice President Frank Trifaro is a vice president and branch manager with Community National Bank, located on Long Beach Road in Oceanside. He has been in the finance industry for more than 10 years. Frank has served on the annual Dinner Dance and Restaurant Week committees. He currently lives in East Islip with his wife, Maureen, and his son, Andrew. Continued on page 22


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BOB MACDONALD Vice President Bob MacDonald has owned and operated Broward Limousine for the past 28 years. Starting as a small limousine company with a focus on corporate work, today Broward Limousine is one of the largest full service transportation companies on the South Shore, operating Lincoln Town Cars, stretch limousines, specialty vehicles, and the new coach bus division, including party buses and motor coaches. Bob is well known in his community and has been a member of the Long Beach Chamber of Commerce for 23 years. Bob became chamber vice president in January 2012 and serves on many committees, most recently for Restaurant Week and the Winter and Summer Blasts. Bob is committed to giving his time and resources. On numerous occasions, Broward Limousine has donated car service for events involving the chamber, such as Restaurant Week and the Winter Blast. Bob has always been involved with charitable work. If something was needed Bob was always right there to help out and assist. He is continually donating his time to his community including the Little League and many charitable organizations. Bob was born and raised in Point Lookout, and now lives in Long Beach. He is truly thankful to the Long Beach community and all of his loyal customers along with the dedication of his entire Broward staff. Bob is always ready to assist and give back whenever there is a need.

LINDA BONO MACDONALD Corresponding Secretary Linda Bono MacDonald is currently the office manager of MacDonald Plumbing & Heating, which has served the barrier beach for 84 years. Linda has lived in the area for over 30 years and lives in Point Lookout with her husband John. Linda also devotes time to volunteer as a Chef at The Long Beach Soup Kitchen. In the past, Linda has been on the Committee for Restaurant Week and is co-chair for the 2013 Summer Blast at the Sands in Atlantic Beach.

LIZ LESEUR Vice President Liz LeSeur is the V.P. Long Beach Store Manager at TD Bank in Long Beach. She has been in the banking industry for more than 29 years, and has worked in the Long Beach community for the past 15. Liz is also on the Board of Directors for the Long Beach Lions Club. She lives in East Rockaway with her husband, Bill.

CAMILLE GIARDINA, LICENSED RE BROKER/OWNER When it comes to buying or selling a home, passion, professionalism and personal service make all the difference when choosing the best real estate brokers for your needs. Camille Giardina, working in partnership with Licensed Associate Broker, Juan Jara of All Star Real Estate Brokers, provides these essential elements to make your real estate experience both seamless and satisfying. Specializing in residential and commercial real estate

throughout Long Island, Brooklyn and Queens, this expert husband and wife team works with buyers, sellers and renters alike handling every aspect of your transaction with utmost care and attention. Known for their hands-on service and dedication to their loyal clients' needs, Camille and Juan are always available throughout the process to navigate you to success. When you hire them, you are assured the personal assistance of these two principals every step of the way to list or find your home. Originally from Brooklyn, Camille is a longtime Long Island resident who knows the entire market area and property inventory from single-family homes, co-ops and condos to rental and commercial spaces. Prior to entering real estate, she enjoyed a 15-year career in the telecommunications industry for a major company in Manhattan as a sales engineer, maintenance supervisor and ultimately award-winning equipment salesperson. She and Juan learned the ropes and built their following for several years at a national franchise before realizing they could better serve their clients with greater flexibility and hands-on service in their own firm. Camille's technical expertise that allows her to provide the highest level of technical support and networking to optimize her listings' internet presence is the ideal complement to Juan's strong service background honed in the hospitality industry. Since starting their own business, which combines the best aspects of a franchise with the nurturing support of a private firm to attract the best agents, Camille and Juan have grown to become a successful, innovative real estate company. Camille, who formerly lived in Lido Beach, now lives by the water in Long Beach with Juan. When not busy helping clients, they enjoy spending time with friends and walks on the boardwalk.

MARTIN GOLDENBERG Vice President Secretary Martin Goldenberg has been a resident of Long Beach for 25 years. Marty and his wife, Amy, married in Long Beach and are lifelong residents with their two children. For 35 years, Marty has been an account executive at Newsday Media Group. He covers south-western Nassau County, handling advertising display sales in Newsday, Hometown Shopper, This Week Pennysaver, newsday.com, and circulars. Marty has been a member of the Long Beach Chamber for many years, and was elected to the Chamber’s Board last year. He currently works on the Restaurant Week committee, the Street Fair committee and serves as the liaison between the chamber and Newsday Media Group.

STANLEY FLEISHMAN "Rockets," as Stanley Fleishman is affectionately called by all who love him, has been chairman of the board for the Long Beach Chamber of Commerce more than 26 years. He and his good friend, the late Larry Elovich, took over an ailing chamber and together they made it a force to be reckoned with in the city. A once fading chamber, under their guidance and diligence — and now under the leadership of Michael Kerr and Mark Tannenbaum — the organization is fiscally stable and Continued on page 24


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a viable part of the City of Long Beach. Their secret formula is cooperation: they work closely with the merchants, the city administration, the local hospital and the school district. A native born son of Long Beach, Stanley, along with his brother, Norman, and his illustrious father, Morris, have been active in business and civic affairs in this city all their lives. After he left the Army in 1953, Stanley and his family ran Fleishman Automotive, an overwhelmingly successful automobile sales business. Occupying most of Long Beach Boulevard they sold Fords, Lincolns, Mercurys, BMWs, Mazdas, Jaguars, Ramblers, and later on Honda motorcycles. He sold the business in 1980 and retired. Stanley is a two-time past president and chairman of the Long Beach Lions Club. For more than 40 years, he was a member and chairman of the Long Beach Recreation Commission. He was instrumental in getting the ice-skating rink, the Monroe Boulevard tennis courts, and the neighborhood playgrounds throughout the City of Long Beach. Moreover, Stanley has taken an active part in almost every service and civic organization in town, including Temple Emanu-El. With his wife, Fran, and their children, Randi Fleishman, Sari Botton and Brian Macaluso, and Amy and Yaron Goren, Stanley enjoys a warm and fun-filled family life. "The Great Baldini," as Stanley is also known, often plies his special magic on his three grandsons, Sam, Noah and Julian.

LES JACOBS Vice President Les Jacobs is the co-owner of Island Park Car Wash & Detail Center and Island Park Shell Rapid Lube, located on Austin Boulevard in Island Park. Les was a municipal bond trader/underwriter and investment banking advisor to municipalities throughout the country for 15 years. He subsequently started New York City’s first affordable accessible transportation company dedicated to the disabled community in the boroughs and followed that effort by co-starting a women’s footwear company. Les has been actively involved with the American Cancer Society for the past 15 years in all aspects of cancer awareness and fundraising. For the past six years, Les has settled in the Long Beach community as co-owner of Island Park Car Wash-Detail Center-Lube. Les doesn’t live in Long Beach, but he has immersed his business into the community being a strong supporter of local schools, religious organizations, and charities — the car wash contributes a percentage of sales toward The Long Beach Polar Bears and Make-a-Wish Foundation, and also provides free car washes on Veteran’s Day to all who have served our country — in addition to regular specials for ladies and seniors.

PAUL LEONE Vice President Paul Leone is a licensed master electrician who owns and operates All Good Electric Corp. which is located in the West End of Long Beach. He started this company in 2001. He brought his strong belief in honesty, sincerity and fairness, which he stands by as the key to success. He is always working to build strong, long lasting relationships with customers and the community. Being passionate about his work, he is always willing to help find solutions to any problem. In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the task has become more difficult than before. All Good Electric has been working diligently

IN MEMORIAM- 1935 - 2012

Our dear friend, Larry Elovich, the former chairman of the board and president, who served for more than 30 years: We thank you and miss you. MICHAEL J. KERR Long Beach Chamber of Commerce with home owners, business owners, contractors and insurance companies to help the community get back on its feet. Paul has been a member of the chamber since 2001, and has been a vice president for the last four years. Committing his time and skills, he is very active in planning and organizing the Summer and Winter Blast as well as helping with many chamber events to benefit merchants. Paul has called Long Beach home since 2001, when he moved here from Canarsie, Brooklyn. where he was born and raised. It is here in Long Beach where he met his lovely wife, Colleen, and they have three beautiful children, Ava, Jack and Stella.

STEVEN LEIBSTEIN Vice President Steven Leibstein opened Jewelry by Steven in Long Beach in 1992, after more than 30 years of experience in all aspects of the jewelry industry. He built a business that quickly grew from modest roots, and now boasts a beautifully unique collection of merchandise, a sales staff that recognizes the faces and needs of the community, and a team of artisans capable of the most intricate of custom designs and creations. He has recently embraced the new technology within the jewelry industry; with a computer aided design and 3D-growing machine the sky‘s the limit to what can now be achieved. Steven is passionate about his craft, second only to his love of animals, and enjoys the social and personal relationships he has with his customers. A strong supporter of local events, charities, and religious organizations, he is an active community presence in his position as a vice president of the Long Beach Chamber of Commerce.


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Area of City - Five square miles. Population - The city’s year-round population is approximately 33,275; During the summer months, the population swells to 50,000. Government - Five-member City Council; the appointed City Manager is the chief administrator; the barrier island is also part of Nassau County, which is governed by a 19-member elected legislature and an elected County Executive; The city, Atlantic Beach, East Atlantic Beach, Point Lookout and Lido Beach are in Legislative District Four. The unincorporated areas of the island are under the jurisdiction of Hempstead Town, which is governed by an elected council and a supervisor. Beach - Long Beach boasts five miles of the finest, cleanest sand and safest bathing in the northeast. There is a fee from Memorial Day to Labor Day. There are also town and county beach parks in Lido Beach and Point Lookout. Admission is free, but there is a per-car parking charge. The beach park in East Atlantic Beach is for residents only. Boardwalk - Hurricane Sandy destroyed large sections of the iconic 2.2-mile boardwalk. The span is currently being rebuilt with stronger, more durable materials, and some sections in the center of the city are expected to be completed this summer. Houses of Worship - Long Beach is home to nearly two dozen churches and synagogues representing a dozen different faiths.

Climate - In the summer, the island is consistently 12-13 degrees cooler than Manhattan and in the winter, it is usually about 10 degrees warmer than the Big Apple. Elevation - Sea level Fire/Police Protection - The city is protected by its own police force, assisted at times by the Nassau County Police Department, which patrols and protects East Atlantic Beach, Lido and Point Lookout. The Long Beach Fire Department has three stations. The Point Lookout-Lido Fire Department is primarily responsible for the eastern portion of the barrier island. Hospital - Long Beach Medical Center is a comprehensive facility offering emergency services with a stroke center designation, acute inpatient hospital care, a certified home health care agency and renowned rehabilitation and behavioral health services. It also maintains a top-notch nursing home. (See page 66 for more information about current services). Utilities - The city is served by the Long Island Power Authority, Cablevision and Verizon. Transportation - Twenty minutes from JFK International Airport, Long Beach has a Long Island Rail Road station, maintains its own local bus service and is also on the county MSBA line. There are taxis whose in-city rates are regulated by the city council.


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Once a playground for the wealthy, now a sandbox for all. The Long Beach Historical and Preservation Society goal is to attract an interested audience and tell our island’s tale. Our Long Beach Museum is complete with archives and docents who will tell all. Everyone is touched by Long Beach’s natural beauty, white sand and vibrant ocean. From the seasonal migrations of returning Algonquin families in the 18th century to its Gatsby-esque residents of the Roaring '20s, Long Beach was a city of play, a safe haven. Because of World War I, Sen. William Reynolds’s Long Beach Estates concept met financial failure, leaving large summer homes vacant. The opportunity for large families to buy large homes, not just in the summers but year-round, meant the barrier island would become a safe, healthy home for children and families. With Ellis Island’s new Americans

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The boardwalk's concrete piles were first installed in 1907, and have remained in place ever since, according the Historical Society. at our door, and the Great War behind us, these families chose to live in Long Beach. Their children were Americans, true, first-generation Americans, who came to have a safe, healthy community in which to begin their new lives. With the change from Village Hall to City Hall, they continued to build homes, schools, libraries, churches,

synagogues and movie theaters — there was a time when five theaters operated in town at the same time, harmoniously. Even the crash of the stock market in 1929 saw the opening of the Granada Towers and the Lido Hotel. The quality of life here was uncompromised, protected on our barrier island.

HISTORY IN THE MAKING 1643 - Sachem Tackapausha barters with Hempstead settlers to share the long white sandy beach. 1797 - Our island is named on Stewart’s map. 1837 - Wreck of the barque Mexico. 1849 - Building of a House of Refuge, a United States LifeSaving Station. 1861 - The Baymen’s secession from New York state (‘But not the Union’). 1869 - Davenport (Deb) Wright builds Long Beach’s first home. 1880 - The construction of the largest seaside resort in the world, the Long Beach Hotel. 1906 - The entrance on our shores of visionary master-builder, Senator William H. Reynolds. 1907 - Senator Reynolds builds the first concrete boardwalk in Long Beach; the Atlantic Gulf & Pacific Company starts to dredge the Channel bearing his name. 1908 - Construction of ‘The Estates of Long Beach’ signals the beginning of Long Beach as a ‘Planned Community.’ 1912 - The resort community of Long Beach becomes an

incorporated village. 1914 - Long Beach dedicates its first school 1915 - Lido Golf Course is designed 1919 - We have Walks and a West End bungalow community 1922 - Long Beach becomes a self-governing city; new milliondollar bridge built over Reynolds Channel; Long Beach-on-theOcean Trolley begins service 1927 - Long Beach Hospital dedicated 1929 - Stock market crashes and the modern urban Long Beach begins. You can learn more about Long Beach history through: QThe Long Beach Historical Society’s web site: www.longbeachhistory.org. QAnnual events and monthly programs (published in the Long Beach Herald) at our museum at 226 West Penn St.; QAt the Long Beach Public Library’s local history programs; QAnd through the Long Beach Adult Education courses held at Long Beach Middle School.


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The beaches are open, and work on our beautiful new boardwalk has already begun. The very fact that we will be able to enjoy a spectacular summer here in Long Beach is due to the heroic efforts of so many people who have helped us in the wake of Sandy. Our incredible first responders, the Police Department, Fire Depart-

ment, public works staff, all our CSEA and management employees worked around the clock and continue to go above and beyond for Long Beach. Additionally, the generosity of individuals, organizations, and businesses in terms of donations and volunteers Jack Schnirman has been remarkable. Neighboring communities, other states, and the federal government rushed in to assist in every way. Too many to name, they helped us restore electricity and safe drinking water, loaned critical equipment such as sanitation trucks and fire apparatus, and provided emergency medical services and disaster recovery support. Most importantly, we have come together as neighbors to help each other, protect each other, and move forward as an even more unified community. As City Manager, I am so thankful and proud to be part of this truly unbreakable Long Beach community. We know we have taken the first critical steps on the road of recovery. And I am confident that Long Beach will emerge better than ever. Together, we will rebuild stronger, smarter, and safer.

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Superstorm Sandy may have done its worst, but Long Beach responded with its best. Our workforce and new friends who lent a helping hand in our time of need were invaluable, and we cannot thank them enough. Though the road to recovery is long, we have already made monumental strides in the aftermath of the storm. Our community has come together, making our bond as Long Beach residents even stronger. Not to be forgotten, we had an amazing summer prior to the storm. There were dozens of tremendous concerts on the beach, two arts and crafts festivals, a fireworks extravaganza, and even a film festival. We also had our

playground program for youngsters, wonderful programs for seniors, and many successful Scott J. Mandel sports leagues, ranging from volleyball and soccer to softball and baseball, you name it! We look forward to doing all of this, and more, in 2013. In fact, for the first time ever, we're going to have food trucks by the beach this summer in a new initiative we're calling “The Shoregasboard.” As always, please remember to visit us at longbeachny.gov for the latest upto-date news and events. SCOTT J. MANDEL City Council President

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A MESSAGE FROM OUR COUNTY LEGISLATOR

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s summertime approaches, many of us are still focused on rebuilding from Hurricane Sandy. While this is something we must do, we should be sure to take time to consider what is good in our lives. Even though the storm damaged our homes, businesses, boardwalk and the beach, it could not dampen our spirits. It was wonderful to see this community of ours supporting one another and opening homes to those who lost theirs. Even though the storm tried to tear apart our homes, it did not destroy the closeness and camaraderie of our neighbors. New friendships blossomed while old friendships were renewed. Just consider the stories and the meals that were shared at the Knights of Columbus on Beech Street. The tremendous outpouring of help and support from the many volunteers keeps us going during these trying times. This city is blessed to have the finest team of emergency responders as they put themselves at great personal risk to protect us no matter the danger. It is said that “hope springs eternal,” and this coming summer season will bring a newfound sense of renewal. Although things might seem different and some may be, there are still many traditions that continue on. We will celebrate the beginning of the summer with the Memorial Day parade and the city will once again host the Waterfront Warriors. Many of our restaurants will offer outside dining where patrons can enjoy a delicious meal and great friendships under a beautiful summer sky. Our stores are coming back and we can look forward to shopping in our local establishments. I suggest you take a stroll through our city and check out some of the new businesses that

have joined our community. Don’t forget to stop in and say hello to those that have been serving this community for many years. I have always urged you to be summer safety smart and this year especially since the boardwalk will not be completed and the accesses to the beach may be different. Denise Ford Swim near a lifeguard and always wear your sunscreen! More than ever when riding bicycles, be sure to wear your helmet and follow the rules concerning bike riding. Whether on a bicycle or walking, always look "all ways" before crossing the street. Be sure to keep yourself and loved ones, including your pets, hydrated especially during the hot, humid days. As always, I am honored to represent you. I have the privilege of serving a community that is generous, welcoming and willing to go the extra mile to help a friend in need. Nobody pays it forward better than Long Beach. Our future is promising and we look forward to our hospital returning as well as West School reopening. Surviving Hurricane Sandy was a challenge for us all, including myself and my staff, Patti and Nadine. This has taught us the value of family, friends and community. We are looking forward to the summer when we can relax in the sun and enjoy this great time of year. We invite you to enjoy the summer with us! My family and I wish each and every one of you a healthy and happy summer. DENISE FORD 4th District Legislator

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s we continue the long journey toward rebuilding our homes, our community and ourselves, it is heartening, more than ever before, to welcome the arrival of spring and summer.

Nature’s rejuvenation of our earth is taking place parallel to the rejuvenation of our neighborhoods and people, giving hope and encouragement to all of us who have weathered a weary winter and difficult times. Despite the past six months, I continue to feel blessed to live in this beautiful community and enjoy our fantastic quality of life. I have always believed that what really makes Long Beach outstanding is our people. Long Beach residents have a tremendously generous spirit, bringing great energy and enthusiasm to everything we do. This was always evident before Hurricane Sandy hit our shores, and was particularly highlighted in so many ways in its aftermath. On a sad day in February, the city began demolishing our boardwalk. But just a few days later, more than 10,000 people gathered on the beach with no boardwalk to carry on an annual tradition of helping the Make-A-Wish Foundation continue their mission of fulfilling the dreams of people who have terminal illnesses.

We should never underestimate the value of our neighbors and how thousands of you, many who are still recovering from devastating circumstances, took the time to care for others because it’s what our sense of decency tells us is right. The resilience Harvey Weisenberg of our people is tremendous and it is my extraordinary privilege to work on your behalf and represent you in Albany. Better days are ahead for Long Beach and the South Shore. I continue to focus on bringing resources to the institutions at the heart of our community: our schools, hospitals, libraries, community and recreation centers; and of course programs that serve children, the elderly and those with disabilities. I am committed to protecting our beautiful natural resources and ensuring that those who protect us — our dedicated firefighters, law enforcement officers and emergency medical personnel — have the resources they need. My wife, Ellen, and I raised our five children in Long Beach, and our six grandchildren also grew up here. It’s true: there’s no place like home! Here’s to a wonderful Long Beach summer, and I’ll see you at the Memorial Day Parade! HARVEY WEISENBERG Assemblyman

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PROJECT HOPE Project Hope counselors offer emotional support to Sandy victims and help them to manage stress.

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Project Hope is a free, confidential crisis counseling service offered to victims of Hurricane Sandy. Project Hope helps people cope with the aftermath of the storm through counseling services. They provide what they call “psychological first aid.” Through support groups or one-on-one counseling, Project Hope counselors listen to people’s stories, give them the tools they need to manage the difficulties in their lives and then point them toward valuable resources that may help them in their situation. The New York State Office of Mental Health created Project Hope last October to assist individuals, families and groups impacted by the disaster caused by Hurricane Sandy. It is funded by FEMA and administered on the federal level by the Center for Mental Health Services at the Substance Abuse and Metal Health Services Administration. To reach a 24/7 confidential referral hotline network matching Hurricane Sandy survivors with a Project Hope provider agency in your community, please call: 1-800-LIFENET.

PROJECT HOPE AT LONG BEACH REACH A community well-being group is being held on Mondays, from 7 to 9 p.m., at the Long Beach Public Library main branch, 111 W. Park Ave. A Latina Women's Wellness group is being held at the Magnolia Senior Center from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday evenings. This group is held in Spanish and facilitated by bilingual, bicultural counselors. Project Hope is offering groups for students at the Long Beach High School to help them to reconnect with their community through creativity and conversation. These groups will focus on enhancing coping skills and rebuilding after Hurricane Sandy. Groups will be available to all students. There is a group for students with limited English skills held in Spanish, and a group for Life Skills program students designed to meet their needs. Project Hope is collaborating with The City of Long Beach Youth and Family Services to offer a workshop in, "Coping through Creativity" for the children in their After School Program.

For more information, please contact Project Hope at Long Beach Reach at 897-2332 or projecthope@longbeachreach.com

PROJECT HOPE AT LONG BEACH MEDICAL CENTER Counselors are holding support and wellness groups at a variety of community locations: QMondays at 7 p.m. at St. Ignatius Martyr Church, 722 W. Penn St. QTuesdays from 11 a.m. to noon, Long Beach Housing Authority, 500 Center Ave. QWednesdays at 7 p.m. at Long Beach High School, 322 Lagoon Drive West, Room 274. QFridays at 1 p.m. at St. Mary of the Isle Church, Park Avenue and Monroe Boulevard. QSundays at 10 a.m. at Young Israel, 120 Long Beach Road. QSundays at 1 p.m. at BACH Jewish Center, 210 Edwards Blvd. Project Hope Counselors are also stationed at different locations around Long Beach to provide confidential support, counseling and referrals: QSt. Mary of the Isle Church, Park Avenue and Monroe Boulevard. Monday, Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. QLong Beach Housing Authority-Senior Center, 225 W. Park Ave. Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. QCapital One Bank, 11 E. Park Ave., Fridays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. QChase Bank, 220 E. Park Ave., Fridays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. QLong Beach Recreation Disaster Recovery Center, Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, please call Project Hope at Long Beach Medical Center at 897-4326.


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he Long Beach Fire Department serves and protects the City of Long Beach, as well as the East Atlantic Beach and Atlantic Beach Fire Districts.

The Fire Department responds with approximately 150 volunteer firefighters and 32 career firefighters. Our communications office is staffed 24/7 by 20 part-time dispatchers. Antonio Cuevas Jr. is currently the Chief of Department, and has 12 years of dedicated service to Long Beach and was a Firefighter with Columbia Engine Co. 1 of Oceanside Fire Department for six years. Alongside him are 1st Assistant Chief Robert Tuccillo and 2nd Assistant Chief Joseph Miller Jr. Together, they work to ensure that the city receives the best emergency service coverage possible. Our firefighters are extensively trained in the latest firefighting tactics. Many have also received special training in vehicle extrication, hazardous materials response, rope rescue and other technical rescue techniques. Our three ambulances are staffed with emergency medical technicians, many of whom are trained to provide advanced life support procedures. As one of the busiest departments on Long Island, last year the department responded to more than 5,000 alarms — not including the alarms in response to Hurricane Sandy. These included reports of fire, EMS calls, auto accidents, water rescues and other types of emergency calls, in addition to outside requests for assistance from our surrounding jurisdictions. We work hand-in-hand with our dedicated Police Department and other city services during times of inclement weather, such as hurricanes and blizzards as well as during blackouts or other major widespread emergencies. The Fire Department operates out of three fire stations: Headquarters is located at the rear of City Hall; Station One is at the corner of Maple Boulevard and East Park Avenue, and Station Two is located at the corner of Indiana and West Park avenues. With the support of our residents and the City Council, we are equipped with some of the finest equipment available. The department responds with four fire engines, a 100-foot-tall ladder tower, a 95-foot-tall tower ladder, a heavy rescue truck, three advanced life support ambulances, a floodlight truck, and a field communications vehicle. Also, several utility vehicles respond with a jet ski and other water rescue equipment to reports of emergencies in our surrounding bodies of water. These

CHIEFS Chief of Department — Antonio Cuevas Jr. 1st Asst. Chief — Robert Tuccillo 2nd Asst. Chief — Joseph Miller Jr.

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The Long Beach Fire Department responded to a fire on New Hampshire Street in March following a report of smoke coming from the Sandydamaged home. four-wheel drive vehicles also assist during times of inclement weather. Recently, a fire training facility was built in the rear parking lot of City Hall. This allows our firefighters to practice firefighting and rescue techniques from the safety of a controlled environment. Constant upgrades are being built into the facility allowing training in an ever-changing environment. Members also unrolled at the Nassau County Fire Service Academy in Bethpage to further their firefighting training to provide themselves with knowledge and safety of the fire service to be prepared for any man made or natural disaster that may arise. The safety of our manpower is of the utmost importance. Our members train at least weekly and year round to ensure both their safety and the safety of the residents that we are sworn to protect. The members of the Long Beach Fire Department are ready to respond and serve our community 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. We would also like to reassure the residents of this great city that although our firehouses and apparatus sustained severe damage during Sandy, we are rebuilding a stronger Fire Department — with the help of our City Manager and City Council — for your services. ANTONIO CUEVAS JR. Chief of Department For an application to join the Long Beach Volunteer Fire Department, go to www.longbeachfd.com.

COMMISSIONERS Fire Commissioner — Scott A. Kemins 1st Deputy Fire Commissioner — William Notholt 2nd Deputy Fire Commissioner — Richard DiBari 3rd Deputy Fire Commissioner — Romano Lovrich


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Pro surfer Balaram Stack during Unsound's Right Coast Cup contest in September.

SAFETY RULES Long Beach Lifeguard Beach Patrol Safety guidelines for use of body boards. 1. All body boards must have a leash cord attached. The cord must be used by the rider. 2. All children under the age of 8 must be watched by a parent or guardian. 3. Only body boards may be used. No other flotation devices may be used on the City of Long Beach oceanfront. Inflatable tubes or water wings are strictly prohibited. 4. Body boards/surfboards are used at the discretion of the lifeguards on the beach. Body boards may be regulated as to time of day, distance from shore and number allowed. Please obey the lifeguards. 5. In the event of rough water or other conditions that may prevail, the Beach Patrol Administration may ban the use of body boards/surfboards for a period of time. 6. The use of body boards and surf boards in the same bathing area is prohibited by Health Department regulations. The safety regulations have been established to allow for the enjoyment of our patrons. They in no way imply that the use of body boards or surf boards is safe and will not result in injury.

SURF SCHOOL BEACHES Surf Schools will operate on the following two beaches seven days a week: QBetween Maple and Pacific (to the east of the of the swimming area). QBetween Long Beach Boulevard to Riverside Boulevard (West side of beach open to swimming after 1 p.m. on weekdays and all day on weekends).

All surfers must pay admission to the Beach Park and are subject to all Beach Park and Beach Patrol rules and regulations. IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to ongoing reconstruction of the boardwalk, some beaches may be inaccessible and off limits to surfers for periods of time during the summer. Surfers and all beachgoers are asked to be mindful and understanding during these times of temporary beach closures, as we continue to recover from Sandy.

DESIGNATED SURFING AREAS, HOURS, AND YELLOW FLAG MARKERS Continuing the successful policy from prior years, Surfing Beaches, Limited Hours Surfing Beaches, and other areas that are open to surfing will be marked clearly with yellow flags by the City of Long Beach Lifeguards, serving to visually notify residents and visitors where surfing is permitted. Beaches designated as All Hours shall be open to surfing at all times, seven days a week. Beaches designated as Limited Hours shall be open to surfing until noon, seven days a week. Surfers are hereby instructed that when the yellow flags are taken down on a limited hours beach, surfing in that area has ended and they must exit the water promptly. Lifeguards shall give a 10 minute warning prior to taking the flags down to indicate when surfing hours are ending. Surfers on any beach who fail to exit the water or promptly paddle or walk to an adjacent surfing beach when instructed by lifeguards or other beach park personnel shall be subject to fines.

PERMANENT SURFING BEACHES SEVEN DAYS A WEEK Surfing is permitted seven days a week on the following beaches: QLincoln to Monroe, all hours. QMaple to Pacific, to the east of the of the swimming area, all hours. QRoosevelt to Neptune, limited hours until noon.


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Continuing the successful policy from prior years, Surfing Beaches, Limited Hours Surfing Beaches, and other areas that are open to surfing will be marked clearly with yellow flags by the City of Long Beach Lifeguards, serving to visually notify residents and visitors where surfing is permitted. For a full schedule of surfing beaches and for more information, visit www.longbeachny.gov and www.visitlongbeachny.com.

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he City of Long Beach Department of Parks and Recreation located at 700 Magnolia Blvd. oversees the activities of the Beach Park and the Recreation Center.

With dozens of sports and program offerings available for Long Beach residents, it is the main source of activities in our community. The Recreation Center, although damaged by Superstorm Sandy, includes a newly renovated weight and fitness center and Olympic-size indoor swimming pool and dive pool with a one-meter board and two steam rooms (to re-open late this summer). The Recreation Center's campus includes an indoor ice arena, a fishing pier, bayfront boardwalk, turf fields with two baseball/softball diamonds, roller hockey rink, basketball court, fitness trail, dog run, skateboard park and a boat ramp with ample parking available. Beach passes can be purchased at the Gazebo located near the Children's Park and Ice Arena. For complete details on obtaining season Beach Passes, when passes are required and so much more, visit longbeachny.gov/ beach. In the summer, the Recreation Department kicks off the Summer Season with The City Manager's 10 Mile Trophy Run, holds the end of school Memorial Sean Ryan 5K Run, and ends the Summer Labor Day weekend with the Robert C. McAvoy 5 mile Run. While there is a competitive component in all of these races, these runs are for anyone who has prepared themselves. See longbeachny.gov/rec to sign up or get more information on these races! The popular Recreation Summer Camp Program will return again this year (see below). There are also events too numerous to mention and added frequently, so be sure to check the calendar at longbeachny.gov/rec every day to make sure you don't miss anything. This summer will include three concerts a week on the beach starting July 1, arts and crafts fairs, a fireworks show, Surf Week presented in conjunction with Skudin Surf Camps. Skudin Surf Camps also provide an experience like no other in the world, so be sure to check out their website at skudinsurf.com to sign up today.

SUMMER PLAYGROUND PROGRAM 2013 The Long Beach Recreation Department, in cooperation with the Long Beach City School District, conducts an eight week summer playground for children entering Kindergarten through age 12. Supervised by qualified personnel, this program features swimming instruction, baseball, softball, arts and crafts, trips to Citi Field, Yankee Stadium, Splish Splash, and more. The program takes place at the Long Beach Middle School from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and school bus transportation will be provided to and from West School, Lindell School, The Recreation Center, and Bishop Molloy Hall in Point Lookout.

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The Recreation Department offers a variety of programs for kids throughout the summer. The cost for the program is $450 for Long Beach School District students. For an application or for more information visit www.longbeachny.gov/rec.

AFTERNOON SPORTS PROGRAM The Long Beach Recreation Department will conduct an eight-week afternoon sports program for children ages 7 to 12. This program, supervised by qualified personnel, includes swimming at the high school pool and at the beach, Splish Splash, bowling, volleyball and more. The afternoon program meets at the Long Beach Middle School on weekdays from 1-5 p.m. and school bus transportation will be provided to and from West School, Lindell School, The Recreation Center, and Bishop Molloy Hall in Point Lookout. The cost for the program is $450. For an application visit www.longbeachny. gov or call 431-3890 for more information. *Please note location changes to camp programs due to damage by Superstorm Sandy. Recreation Department personnel are working with School District personnel to ensure that this year's program will offer opportunities like no other with all the same conveniences to parents as before!

MEN’S SOFTBALL LEAGUE Men’s softball league games are played Monday to Thursday nights at 7 p.m., 8:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. under the lights at George Costigan fields located in Bayfront Park at National Boulevard and West Pine Street. Parking for the fields is located at National Boulevard and the Bayfront or at Magnolia Boulevard and the Bayfront. Teams are sponsored by local merchants Continued on page 46


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Kids participated in the city's annual Memorial Sean Ryan 5K Run last summer. Continued from page 44

and organizations. Trophies are awarded for league and playoff champions.

WOMEN’S SOFTBALL LEAGUE Women’s softball league games will be played on Fridays at 7 p.m., 8:15 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.. under the lights at George Costigan fields on Magnolia Boulevard at West Bay Drive. Teams are sponsored by local merchants and organizations. Trophies are awarded for league and playoff champions.

MEN’S 9 ON 9 SOCCER A men’s summer soccer tournament for players 18 and over starts June 9. Games are played Sunday mornings. Visit www.longbeachny.org/ for an application.

WOMEN’S KICKBALL LEAGUE Women’s kickball league games are played on Sunday nights at 6, 7, 8, and 9 p.m. under the lights at George Costigan fields on Magnolia Blvd. at West Bay Drive. Teams are sponsored by local merchants and organizations. Trophies are awarded for league and playoff champions.

YOUTH BEACH VOLLEYBALL A co-ed Beach Volleyball program is offered to Long

Beach youths ages 10-17 during the summer months. The program is held at 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday on the beach volleyball courts at Riverside Blvd. Due to boardwalk construction, the courts may move slightly from time to time. Ten- to 12-year-olds meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays and 13to 17-year-olds meet Tuesdays and Thursdays.

FACILITIES Playground facilities are located at Georgia Avenue and West Beech Street,* Pacific Boulevard and Shore Road, Park Place and West Hudson Street,* Clark Street at Reynolds Channel,* and Veterans Park located on the Recreation Department Campus on Magnolia Boulevard and West Bay Drive. Magnolia Playground at the beach-front is under repair and is scheduled to open in early June. (*) above indicate that the playground is equipped with a Splash component that is active in the summer when weather permits.

SUMMER CONCERT SERIES Long Beach Summer Concert Series will take place this summer on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursdays. Start time will be 8 p.m. and each concert will end at 10 p.m. Consult longbeachny.gov for more information.


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The city's beaches are open for the summer, and a number of events and concerts are scheduled.

SAFE SUMMER FUN It is important that all beach visitors obey the rules of the beach and listen to the lifeguards. Whether you are a life-long resident or a day tripper, please take time to review the following guidelines for a safe summer in our beautiful city by the sea.

BASIC RULES OF THE BEACH Learn to swim and never swim alone. QOnly swim when lifeguards are on duty. QLifeguards are on duty, weather permitting, from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. weekends only from May 25-June 16 (including Memorial Day Monday), and daily from June 22 - Sept. 2. Beach passes are required when lifeguards are on duty. QAlways go to the beach with an adult, and swim in front of the lifeguard between the green flags that define the swimming area. QIf you are in trouble, call out for help and wave your arms above your head. Do not panic. QDo not hesitate to call a lifeguard for help in any medical situation on the sand or in the water. QStay off the rock jetties and never swim near them. QCheck water conditions with lifeguards for undercurrents or sandbars. Both can be dangerous. QReport dangerous situations to the lifeguard. QCheck the depth of underwater surface by jumping or walking, not diving head first! QDo not attempt to make any rescue yourself. Get a lifeguard; they are trained to do the job. Do not interfere with lifeguards making a rescue. QWhen you hear the whistle, look at the lifeguard chair. They may want your attention.

QBeaches close at 6 p.m. Swimming is prohibited when lifeguards are not on duty! QSurfing is permitted on specific beaches. Visit longbeachny.gov/beach for surfing, concert, and event schedules. QPeople are not permitted on the beach between the hours of 11 p.m. and 5 a.m.

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FOR YOUR SAFETY, PLEASE REMEMBER QNo alcoholic beverages are permitted on the beach or the boardwalk as it reopens. QNo bonfires or barbecues are permitted on the beach or on the boardwalk as it reopens. QSwimming is prohibited without a lifeguard on duty. QNo animals are permitted on the beach or boardwalk when it reopens. QNo glass on the beach. QAll body boards must have a leash cord attached. QLeash cord must be used by the rider. QAll children must be watched by a parent or guardian. QFlotation devices such as inflatable tubes and water wings are strictly prohibited. QBody board use: It is at the discretion of the lifeguards to restrict body boards (distance from shore, number permitted and rough water or other conditions). QListen to lifeguards' instructions. QThe use of body boards and surf boards in the same bathing area is prohibited.

These safety regulations have been established to allow for the enjoyment of our patrons. They in no way imply that the use of body boards or surf boards are safe and will not result in injury.


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RECREATION DEPARTMENT OTHER INFORMATION, RULES, AND REGULATIONS OF BEACH PARK QEntrances are located between Nevada Avenue and Pacific Boulevard. QThe beach is 3.3 miles long. (Our 2.2-mile boardwalk is under construction). QBeach passes are required to enter or remain on the beach between the hours of 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. weekends only (plus Memorial Day) from May 25-June 16, and daily from June 22-Sept. 2. QParking is free, please obey the parking rules. QPlease swim in front of a lifeguard stand and only when lifeguards are on duty. Failure to follow this directive may result in serious injury, including death by drowning.

WHO MAY USE THE BEACH? Everyone above age 13 must have a beach pass to enter or remain on the beach on weekends (plus Memorial Day) from May 25 through June 16, and daily from June 22 through Sept. 2. Non-residents are entitled to the same privileges as residents.

WHEN AND WHERE CAN I PURCHASE A SEASON BEACH PASS? Season Beach passes may be purchased from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Gazebo located across from the entrance to the Ice Arena (150 West Bay Drive). This office will close on June 30. Once the Beach opens, Season Passes can also be purchased anytime the Beach Park is open in the Summer Beach Park Office located at 300 W. Broadway. Passes may be purchased with cash, credit card (Visa or Mastercard), or check.

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WHAT CAN I USE FOR PROOF OF RESIDENCY, AGE, DISABILITY OR MILITARY/VETERAN STATUS? Residency: QDriver’s license (with Long Beach address). QPicture ID and check with Long Beach address. QPicture ID and current bill/lease/deed with Long Beach address. Age (for seniors/children): QLicense, passport, birth certificate, picture ID with birth date. Disability: QDoctor’s note, handicap parking sign, medical records, etc. Veteran/Military QU.S. Military ID indicating active service or honorably discharged veteran

SEASON PASS BEACH RATES * A resident is defined as someone whose address is within the City of Long Beach. All resident purchases must be accompanied by proof of residency at the time of purchase. QResident individual $40 (Proof of residency is required, 18 to 61 years old) QResident family $60 (Proof of residency is required. Two adult passes plus passes for those children in the household born between May 26, 1995 and September 2, 2000. Proof of birth date must be presented at the time of purchase!). Children born after September 2, 2000 will not need a beach pass in the summer of 2013 and those born before May 26, 1995 will need to purchase an adult pass. QResident senior $15 (Proof of residency and age is required, 62+ years old) QNon-resident individual $80 (18 to 61-years-old) QNon-resident family $120 (Two adults and any children ages 13-17, as long as proof of birth date is presented at the time of purchase) QNon-resident senior $30 (Proof of age is required, age 62 and over) QChild pass $20 (Proof of age is required, 13 to 17 years-old) QPhysically challenged $15 (Proof of disability is required) QEconomy $80 This pass is good for 10 times, or 10 people, especially good for larger groups. QMilitary pass $15 (Proof of military service necessary)


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Karen Moseman, of the Ric Mango Orchestra, performed on the beach last summer. The city intends to host its summer concert series on the beach this year on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays on Edwards Boulevard, New York Avenue and Neptune Boulevard, respectively. The first show is slated for Wednesday, July 1, on Edwards Boulevard. For more information and a full list of dates, visit www.longbeachny.gov or www.visitlongbeachny.com.

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Members of Camp Abilities and 3rd Eye Insight gathered with Surf for All members at the Surfing for the Visually Impaired event last July.


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CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS All addresses are in Long Beach unless otherwise noted AARP Long Beach Chapter 5348 Magnolia Senior Center (auditorium) 650 Magnolia Boulevard Rena Iacono, President (516) 889-1532 Meets first Friday each month at 1:30 p.m. (except July and August). American Legion P.O. Box 97, L.B. Vincent Vanella III, Commander (516) 992-2622 Meets the second Sunday of each month at the Magnolia Senior Center at 9 a.m. American Red Cross 195 Willis Ave., Mineola. John Miller, CEO Executive Director (516) 747-3500, ext. 209 www.nyredcross.org AMVETS POST 100 P.O. Box 1122 Dave Goodman 431-9822 Ancient Order of Hibernians Div. 17 St. Brendan The Navigator P.O. Box 547 John Hanley, President 897-0483

Concerned Citizens of North Park Cecil Garrett, chairman 432-7477 Open to all residents, meets twice a month at the Christian Light Missionary Baptist Church, 620 Rev. JJ Evans Blvd., and twice a month at Evangel Revival Community Church, 569 National Blvd. Girl Scouts of Nassau County 110 Ring Rd. West Garden City Diane M. McFarlane, President 741-2550 webemail@gsnc.org www.gsnc.org Harriet Eisman Community School 212 W. Park Ave. Philip Heide, Director pheide@longbeachreach.com www.longbeachreach.com 889-5575 Hadassah, Long Beach Chapter 561 E. Pine St. Fay Brody, Co-President 432-0934 Hadassah, Long Beach Tzipora Group 800 Arbuckle Ave., Woodmere Lou Lou Zonenshine, President 374-1311

Artists in Partnership, Inc. P.O. Box 952 Johanna Mathieson-Ellmer, Director 456-9902 or 432-6342 aip4arts@gmail.com www.aip-arts.org

JASA Senior Community Services Center 570 W. Walnut St. Mindy Leeper, Director 432-5555

Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) P.O. Box 598 John Mooney, President 647-2722

JASA- Long Beach Service Center 570 W. Walnut St. Gloria Lebeaux, Director 432-0570

Catholic Charities Oceanside Senior Center 80 Anchor Ave., Oceanside Barbara Magoolhan, program manager 764-9792 Catholic Daughters of The Americas, Court 1067 St. Ignatius Martyr, R.C. Church 721 W. Broadway 432-0045 Catholic Youth Organization 10 W. Beech St. Steve Candon, coordinator (516) 903-9697 Circulo de la Hispanidad 26 W. Park Ave. Gil Bernardino, Executive Director 889-3869 / 431-1135 www.cdlh.org

Jewish Women International Robin Garfinkel Mahler President 305 E. Olive St. 432-3546 Kiwanis Club Of Long Beach P.O. Box 711 Valerie Buscemi, President 432-8901 Knights of Columbus Monsignor Cass Council 26-26 970 W. Beech St. Bob Daly, Grand Knight TheGrandKnight@ TheKnightsofLongBeach.com. Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians Division 17 Marianne Fleischer, President 764-1670

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Long Beach Surfer’s Association President Billy Kupferman and his wife, Jackie, with Kelly and Sean Sullivan, owner of Swingbellys, at the April 20 Project Pay it Forward fundraiser at the Saloon. The Long Beach Surfer’s Association, along with Earth Arts, Swingbellys and the Janet Slavin law firm, launched Project Pay It Forward in January, a collaborative effort aimed at getting storm-ravaged Long Beach businesses rebuilt and off the ground. League of Women Voters of Long Beach PO Box 1043 Veronica Rose and Sarah Nicholas, presidents (917) 922-1664 www.lwvoflongbeachny.org Lido Beach Civic Association 15 Saratogo St., Lido Beach Elizabeth Murdy 431-6709 Lido Homes Civic Association Darlene Haut (917) 992-0924 lidohomesca@gmail.com Long Beach Auxiliary Police Commissioner Ed Oliva East Park Avenue 431-6868 www.lbapd.com LB Breast Cancer Coalition P.O. Box 844 www.LongBeachBCC.com 943-3404 Long Beach Chamber of Commerce 350 National Blvd. Michael J. Kerr, President 432-6000 www.thelongbeachchamber. com Long Beach Coalition to Prevent Underage Drinking Long Beach Medical Center 455 E. Bay Drive Patricia Hincken, Director Judi Vining, Coordinator 897-1250

Long Beach Cricket Club 244 W. Fulton St. James Persaud, President 432-1386

Lions Club Robert Carroll, President P.O. Box 243 297-1000

Long Beach Democratic Committee 305 W. Park Ave. Michael Zapson, Chairman 432-1912 lbdems.com

Long Beach Masonic Lodge # 1173 Magnolia Senior Community Center 650 Magnolia Blvd. Joseph Karom 897-9161

Long Beach Historical and Preservation Society 226 W. Penn St. Carole Anne Shahda-Geraci, president 432-1192 www.longbeachhistory.org Long Beach Humane Society Carol Meyer, President PO Box 356 889-PETS www.lbhsny@petfinder.com Long Beach Island Landmarks Association PO Box 1148 431-3775 Martha Ross, President www.lbila.org Long Beach Latino Civic Association 52 E. Park Ave. Orlando Ariza, President 889-4912 lblatinocivic.org Long Beach Lawyers Association 164 W. Park Ave. Corey Klein, President 212-233-7195 / 432-6263

Long Beach REACH 2-12 W. Park Ave., Suite 200 Dr. Joseph Smith, Director 889-2332 Long Beach Republican Committee P.O. Box 1058 Jim Moriarty, Chairman 780-3288 Long Beach Food & Friendship Inn (Interfaith Nutritional Network) 140 W. Pine St. 355-6209 Long Beach/Lido Beach Little League 218 E. Park Ave., Suite 654 Kevin Mannie, Director 431-1506 Long Beach Surfer's Association Board of Directors: Andy Smith, Billy Kupferman, Jackie Suskind Kupferman, Jeff Kupferman, Rachel Bobis, Will Hallett Continued on next page


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and Larry Moriarty. Contact longbeachsurfersassociation@ gmail.com or visit www. longbeachsurfersassociation. com. Website includes daily surf beach schedule and information. The Long Reach Foundation 516 W. Beech St. www.longreachfoundation.org or email longreachfdn@ gmail.com L.I. Toy Lending Center for Children with Disabilities Town of Hempstead’s East Marina, Lido Blvd. Colleen Moseman, Director 889-8287 www.longislandtoylending center.org Martin Luther King, Jr. Center 615 Riverside Blvd. Myrnissa Stone, Executive Director 889-6300 info@lbmlk.org www.lbmlk.org Mohawk Avenue Saint Foundation Douglas O'Grady, founder 515 Long Beach Rd. email info@mohawksaint foundation.com

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NAACP, Long Beach chapter P.O. Box 774 Cecil Garret, President 603-8806 New York Center for Tolerance 301 E. 66 St., Suite 8L New York 10065 Garren Small, Executive Director (917) 494-5116 Over Fifty Club Our Lady of Miraculous Medal R.C. Church P.O. Box 20, 75 Parkside Dr., Point Lookout 431-2772 Point Lookout Civic Association P.O. Box 391, Point Lookout Sheila Meyer, President www.pointlookoutcivic.org Project Challenge 120 W. Park Ave. Maria Brown, Director 459-7798 Saint Paulia Society of Long Island 131 Taft Ave. Kathryn Rotando, President 889-0198

Smash Dodgeball League Debora Staiano, president Melissa Barnett, vice president (631) 991-5990 or (516) 880-4268 Email kikickball@gmail.com www.kickinitwomanskick ballleague.com

Surfer's Way A Long Beach-based nonprofit volunteer organization designed to offer children with special needs the opportunity to experience the exhilaration and liberation of surfing. Offers free surf outings during the summer in a variety of locations. Visit www.surfersway.org for more information.

Sons of Italy, Michael Valente Lodge P.O. Box 1097 Ralph Madalena, President 766-7772 Surf for All Long Beach-based non-profit volunteer charity organization dedicated to assisting people in getting into the ocean, on to surf boards to assist in maximizing their potential. Surfing program was launched to support developmentally disabled teenagers and a broader spectrum of disabilities like autism, cerebral palsy, visual impairment and others.

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Barry and Florence Friedberg JCC 310 National Blvd. Roni Kleinman, Director 431-2929 www.friedbergjcc.org Stephanie Joyce Kahn Foundation 2-12 W. Park Ave. 889-5105 www.sjkfoundation.org

Theresa Alessandra Russo Foundation 250 Lido Blvd., Lido Beach Susan S. Russo, President 432-0200 www.theresafoundation.org Lt. John F. O’Grady VFW Post 1384 675 W. Park Ave., Dan Mac-Phee, Commander 432-9138 Long Beach Waterfront Warriors P.O. Box 210 322-5798 or 375-5966 www.lbwaterfrontwarriors.org West End Arts Visual Artists Guild P.O. Box 1002, Long Beach Jennifer Aly, president 603-5116 West End Neighbors Civic Association 218 E. Park Ave., Suite 512 John Bendo, President www.westendneighbors longbeach.org

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POLICE DEPARTMENT

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he Long Beach Police Department is one of finest law enforcement agencies in Nassau County.

The department is headed by Commissioner Michael Tangney, a 35-year veteran of the Long Beach Police Department. Tangney has held virtually every management position during his tenure prior to his recent appointment to the position of Commissioner. The department is comprised of 70 sworn police officers and 25 summer special police officials.

Commissioner Michael Tangney................. 705-7350 Executive Officer Lt. Daniel Larson............ 705-7345 Commanding Officers Lt. John Radin.............................................. 705-7318 Lt. Benjamine Tayne..................................... 705-7318 Detective Division Commanding Officer Det. Lt. Stefan Chernaski ............................ 705-7322 Traffic Division Commanding Officer Lt. Philip Ragona ........................................ 705-7343 Warrants/Identification Division Commanding Officer Lt. Eric Cregeen............................................ 705-7344 Planning & Development Lt. William Dodge ....................................... 705-7305

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elcome to summer 2013 in beautiful Long Beach. The past year has been very eventful on many levels. Although Superstorm Sandy taxed our resources — and resolve — we made it through. We worked together to bring our city back and that achievement is a testament to the great people of Long Beach. The city's administration worked tirelessly for months after the storm restoring our infrastructure, and our Police Department worked equally as hard to ensure the safety of all. Long Beach faced many challenges during the storm and its aftermath. It was essential that a curfew be put in place and checkpoints established for the safety and security of our residents. In my 35 years with the Long Beach Police Department, this is the first time that we needed to take such drastic action. I wish to thank all of our residents for their understanding and compliance. This added to our

recovery immeasurably. Long Beach was named the 22nd safest city in the United States out of more than 9,000 cities for 2013. This designation is based on nationwide crime date research performed by Neighborhood, a division of LocaMichael Tangney tion, Inc. This summer, our beach will have a different look, as the iconic Long Beach boardwalk is rebuilt "smarter, safer and stronger." However, all of our summer events, including the fireworks display, races and arts and crafts festivals will take place, along with some additional activities. Now, more than ever, we must remain vigilant and true to the adage “if you see something, say something.” The continued safety of the residents, businesses and visitors is up to all of us. Have a great summer and remember, always swim near a lifeguard. MICHAEL TANGNEY Police Commissioner

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his has been a difficult year for all of us in the community. The Long Beach Schools have tried to be here to provide stability and support for our students and their families. The Board of Education and our wonderful staff have been committed to restoring our schools and our students’ spirits. We are working at rebuilding all our schools and facilities, while at the same time moving ahead with the improvements to them made possible by the Bond Preservation Plan. We celebrated the opening of new classrooms at the Lido School and high school, the new lobby of the middle school, and the middle school library and the middle school auditorium. Repairs from the storm have also led to new floors and furniture throughout the district. We completed the renovation of the carport ceiling at the high school. We anticipate the opening of new science labs and classrooms at the high school, including the video studio, with the start of school.

Our students continue to excel. Long Beach High School appeared on the Washington Post’s list of top high schools in the country for the third year in a row. The school district was named as one of the top 100 school districts for music education in the David Weiss country for the second year in a row. Fragments, the high school literary and arts magazine continues to garner prizes. Despite the storm, the Long Beach High School science research students captured local and state awards. And our middle school Olympics of the Mind competition represented our region in the state competition once again. We are very proud that Long Beach High School is one of three high schools in Nassau County to graduate International Baccalaureate Diploma recipients. Please remember to visit our website, www.lbeach.org, for the most up-to-date information and notices. Information for families about our schools, and about our adult learning opportunities will be found there. DAVID WEISS Superintendent

LONG BEACH SCHOOLS Long Beach Public Schools East School 456 Neptune Blvd. (516) 897-2184 Principal: Sean Murray School Hours: 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Lido School 237 Lido Blvd. (516) 897-2140 Principal: Brenda Young School Hours: 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (Long Beach pre-K program is based at Lido School). Lindell School 601 Lindell Blvd. (516) 897-2198 Principal: Karen Sauter School Hours: 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. West School 91 Maryland Ave. (516) 897-2215 Principal: Sandra Schneider School Hours: 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Long Beach Middle School 239 Lido Blvd. (516) 897-2166 Principal: Dr. Michele Natali Vice Principals: Keith Biesma, Theresa Taplin School Hours: 7:55 a.m.-2:55 p.m.

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Hebrew Academy of Long Beach 530 W. Broadway, 432-8285 Principal: Rabbi Dovid Plotnick Long Beach Catholic Regional School 735 W. Broadway, 432-8900 Principal: TBD Mesivta of Long Beach 205 West Beech St., 255-4700 Principal: Rabbi Aron Rosenberg Montessori School of Long Beach 111 Delaware Ave., 897-3031 Director: Priscilla Carreon

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SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION Long Beach Public Schools Central School Administration (2011-2012) 239 Lido Boulevard Lido Beach, NY 11561-5093 897-2000

Long Beach High School 10th grade student Brian Horn helps Javonte Neals during Project Excellence in Motion’s new after-school program at Channel Park Homes Community Center.

Superintendent of Schools David Weiss Chief Operating Officer Michael DeVito, Esq. Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction Dr. Kenneth Graham Executive Director of Human Resources Dr. Randie Berger

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Director of Mathematics Cheriese Pemberton Director of Nutrition Services Steven Kamlet Director of Science, Technology Education & Engineering TBD Director of Social Studies & Information Literacy Sean Hurley

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Members of the Long Beach High School Athletes Helping Athletes program joined Met Daniel Murphy to conduct a presentation about teamwork at Lido School.


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AND NOW, THE COMEBACK LONG BEACH IS REBUILDING AFTER SANDY Hurricane Sandy battered Long Beach last Oct. 29, and Nassau County and city officials declared a mandatory evacuation of the barrier island in the days before the storm hit. A large percentage of the city’s population remained, however, as they had during Tropical Storm Irene a year earlier, a storm that many said did not quite live up to the hype. But Sandy — which hit at high tide — made headlines around the world, as images of Long Beach’s storm-ravaged neighborhoods told the story of the hurricane’s impact on Long Island. A 10- to 13-foot storm surge broke through protective berms, tearing lifeguard headquarters, at National Boulevard, to pieces, destroying large sections of the city’s iconic boardwalk and breaching the dunes in the West End. The ocean met Reynolds Channel, city officials said, and city streets were flooded with up to four feet of water, much of it filled with sewage, many residents said. Hundreds of homes were damaged, and months later, many residents remain displaced. Despite the outpouring of support and donations that poured into the city, many residents continued to express frustration with the minutia of dealing with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, insurance companies and the reimbursement process as they attempted to rebuild their homes. Gov. Andrew Cuomo visited Long Beach several times after the storm joining city, county and other state officials to offer residents hope. “We’re all going to work together now to do what we need to do in terms of reconstruction,” he said. And though the road to full recovery may prove to be lengthy, there have been tremendous successes in the aftermath of the storm: Residents voted in the city on Election Day, debris

was removed from city streets and schools opened ahead of schedule, on a limited basis, on Nov. 13. School officials, who met shortly after the storm, decided to reopen after two weeks of planning and locating evacuated families and students. And the annual Long Beach Polar Bear Super Bowl Splash attracted approximately 20,000 people to Riverside Boulevard beach to support the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the city’s recovery efforts. Long Beach is now focused on rebuilding. The City Council voted earlier this year to move forward with a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers storm-mitigation project to protect against future storms, and work has already begun on reconstructing the 2.2-mile boardwalk, with sections in the center of town to be completed by July. The beaches, meanwhile, are ready for Memorial Day and the summer season, and popular events such as the city’s summer concert series and fireworks display are in the works, along with arts and crafts and other festivals and a farmer’s market. And, of course, beach activities such as volleyball, beach tennis and surfing contests are all returning this summer. Many businesses that were heavily damaged in the storm have reopened, while others are still in the process of coming back, with the help of volunteers and fundraisers like Project Pay it Forward. City officials and local organizations such as the Chamber of Commerce and the Barrier Island Alliance have teamed up to launch a number of initiatives to beautify Long Beach, support businesses and attract visitors. “We welcome everyone to join us this summer on the Continued on page 68

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The U.S. Small Business Administration offers loans to victims of disasters. At the Ice Arena, businesses of any size and certain non-profits with or without physical damage may apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan, a working capital loan for disaster-related cash flow problems. Additionally, businesses, homeowners and renters may check on the status or ask any questions about their SBA disaster loan application. For assistance with SBA disaster loan application, call the SBA Disaster Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 (TTY 800-877-8339) or send an email to DisasterCustomerService@ sba.gov.

NY RISING FEMA Specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency are available so that applicants may check the status of their FEMA registration and get clarification of any written correspondence received. For more information on New York’s disaster recovery, visit www.fema.gov/SandyNY, www.twitter. com/FEMASandy, www.facebook.com/FEMASandy or

NY Rising is the state agency that is administering and distributing Community Development Block Grant funding to eligible home and business owners in New York. NY Rising representatives are on hand at the Ice Arena to assist residents and business owners with the application. They are equipped with laptops and scanners. For more information, visit www. nysandyhelp.ny.gov or call (855) NYS-SANDY.

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challenged. The library is open more than 340 days per year, including five holidays: Columbus Day, Election Day, Veterans Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and Presidents Day. Library cards can be obtained at any one of the two libraries with proof of residency. In addition, people who own property, a business or work in Long Beach but are not district residents are eligible for a card. Parents or guardians can register children 12 or younger for access to all collections. For patrons’ convenience, there are book returns located on the following street corners, Regent Drive and Lido Boulevard, Roosevelt Boulevard and Park Avenue and Maryland Avenue and Beech Street. For Long Island Rail Road commuters, a book exchange is located in the lobby of the Long Beach train station. Books may be taken, returned or replaced for others to read. The display also has program fliers describing library events. The main building is a WiFi hotspot and has a technology center, quiet study, tutoring room, art gallery, program room and a 175-seat auditorium that can be divided into three separate sections for simultaneous events. As a focal point for the community, the main building hosts many organizations’ meetings and provides exhibit space in the second floor art gallery. Exhibits, coordinated by the Long Beach Art League, change monthly. The library has an up-to-date collection of fiction and non-fiction books, graphic novels, a growing collection of Spanish language books, recorded books, electronic databases, compact discs, films and magazines for users of all ages. There is also a revolving collection of Russian language books supplied by the Foreign Language Library at the Hempstead Public Library. There are 17 public access computers with Internet Continued on page 72


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access for adults. All have WinWay resume writing software and Power Point. Databases are available every day and every hour. One electronic service, Live Homework Help, offers tutoring assistance in English, math, science and social studies to students in grades K-college. This service also provides assistance with resumes and job searching. The online catalog connects 52 public libraries in Nassau County, provides the shelf status of all materials and enables users to renew and reserve items online. The automated system also enables patrons to pay overdue fines and lost items in excess of five dollars with a Master or Visa credit card. The Youth Services Department has a collection of test-prep books for Advanced Placement, Regents and college entrance exams and high school textbooks for use within the Library. Local newspapers from 1928 are on microfilm. Consisting of old photographs and newspaper clippings, the Long Beach local history collection is housed in the main branch. Other noteworthy services are downloadable e-books and recorded books and museum passes. Downloadable books can be accessed from home through the library’s homepage www.longbeachlibrary.org. Click on the download audio & ebooks icon in the upper left corner of the homepage. Recorded books are downloaded to your home computer where they reside until the circulation period is reached and then they are automatically returned. Ebooks can be transferred to a variety of devices including Apple iPads and iPhones, MP3 players, Kindles, Sony Readers and Nooks. Museum passes circulate to library patrons for three days at no charge and permit free admission to several institutions including the Cradle of Aviation Museum, the Guggenheim Museum, the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, the Long Island Children’s Museum, and the Nassau County Museum of Art. In cooperation with Nassau Community College, the Library offers college courses for credit. Registration is through the college.

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Like many facilities in Long Beach, the library sustained significant damage during Hurricane Sandy. After major repairs, volunteers came together to restock the library before it reopened in March. dren. The department also has a special collection of Spanish materials augmented by the Long Beach School District.

LIBRARY PROGRAMS FOR ADULTS The library is known for its wonderful, multi-cultural programs, including the September Jazz, April Folk-2-Funk, May Cabaret, July Barrier Beach Blues and, new this year, the October Long Beach Roxx Festivals. Live theatrical performances, programs for singles, discussions of current issues, feature films, workshops for job seekers, book discussion series and an extensive, varied concert series are also presented. For a current listing, check the library website at www.longbeachlibrary.org. The library’s auditorium has a sound-enhancing system for the hearing impaired. Users who need this system should give the library one-day's notice. Excepting August, a monthly newsletter, “Channels,” describing library events and services, is emailed free to interested patrons.

FOR CHILDREN AND TEENS Our “Family Place” certified Youth Services Department offers more than just books, films and sound recordings to the children, teens and parents of Long Beach. The library provides teens, tweens and children a number of programs such as; story times for children from 4 months in age to third grade, bilingual story time sessions for children from 3 to 6 years of age, winter and summer reading club, a number of monthly book discussions by grade level up to 9th grade, special presentations, teen advisory board, teen drawing club, arts and crafts for all ages. The department also offers Wii gaming, as well as a Chess and Lego Club. In addition to programming, the Youth Services Department offers computer access (contingent upon parental consent) via netbooks and one laptop, and eight desktops. We provide parents with an extensive collection of parenting materials, such as Tummy Time programs and “Born to Read” bags for those with newborn chil-

FOR THE HOMEBOUND AND SENIOR CITIZENS The library will deliver recorded books with players and large or regular-type books to medically eligible patrons. Many programs are of particular interest to seniors, including free blood-pressure screening, computer, defensive driving, caregiver and fitness classes, free tax assistance and an annual information and assistance fair.

THE HOLOCAUST LIBRARY The Holocaust Library, established in November 1990, is the first of its kind on Long Island. It is co-sponsored by the Long Beach Public Library and the Holocaust Memorial Committee of Long Island. The Long Beach Holocaust Library has books and videotapes. It was originally funded by a New York State grant and continues to be supported by the Holocaust Committee.


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YOUTH & FAMILY SERVICES The Department of Youth and Family Services for the City of Long Beach operates out of the Magnolia Community/Senior Center which is located at 650 Magnolia Blvd., 2nd floor, and can be reached by calling (516) 431-3510. We administer the following programs:

teaching staff, small classes and a caring environment. We offer our three-year old program two, three and five days a week. Our four-year old program runs five days a week. We are currently accepting applications for the 2013-14 school year. Please call 431-3510 for information.

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New York State licensed child care center for children ages 6 weeks to 4 years old. In addition to infant and toddler care, early morning and extended care services are available. Financial assistance may be available through the Dept. of Social Services for those who qualify. Please call us at (516) 431-3510 for further information. Please note: Space is extremely limited.

LICENSED SCHOOL-AGED CHILD CARE Parents who require before & after school care may drop off their children at Early Morning programs which start at 7 a.m. Our after-school programs start at the end of the school day and end at 6 p.m. Programs are currently located at Lindell and Lido Elementary Schools. We anticipate resuming programs at the West End Community Center in the Fall of 2013. Please Note: Parents must call the school district transportation department at 889-2132 to arrange busing for your children.

WEST END COMMUNITY CENTER The West End Community Center (WECC )is located on Maryland Avenue, on the southern side of the West School. The Community Center is run through the Department of Youth & Family Services and will resume offering early morning and after school care, holiday care and the Sandbox programs in the Fall of 2013.

SANDBOX PRE-K PROGRAM Sandbox pre-K has been providing the community with quality education for more than 20 years. Sandbox offers a fine

The MLK Center is located at 615 Riverside Blvd. The Child Care Programs include: Infant/Toddler care, early morning and after school care, and holiday care. Meals are provided free to all participants. Financial assistance is available to qualified families. Programs are currently being offered at the Magnolia Childcare Center. Please call 431-3510 for updates regarding the reopening of the MLK facility.

LICENSED SUMMER CARE PROGRAM The City of Long Beach YFS will be operating their grades K-2 and 3-8 Travel/Theme Summer 2013 Camp programs at the Long Beach Middle School. The 2013 camp season runs from June 24-Aug. 16 with optional additional (two) week program available from Aug. 19-30. SPOTS-4-TOTS –Seven week (July 1-Aug. 16) summer play and socialization camp program for 3- and 4-year-olds. Space is limited. Please call 431-3510 for information and to reserve your spot.

MAGNOLIA SENIOR CENTER One of the most dynamic and active senior centers on Long Island is located on the 2nd floor of the Magnolia Community/Senior Center. Free of charge to Long Beach citizens ages 55 and over, participants can engage in stimulating wellness, cultural, educational and recreational programs. Call (516) 431-3510 for schedules and registration information or log on to www.longbeachny.org.

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he Long Beach Medical Center has been serving the health care needs of Long Beach Island and its surrounding communities since 1922. Similar to most residents of the barrier beach island, the Medical Center was significantly impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Over 10 feet of floodwater damaged its mechanical and electrical systems, as well as several essential support departments. However, as most community residents, it is working hard to restore vital healthcare services. At print time, the Medical Center is poised to reopen two of its five wings, which will restore the hospital’s Emergency Department, operating rooms, and the departments and units needed to support them. Restoration is nearly complete and inspections/approval by the Fire Marshall and New York State Department of Health are pending. The Medical Center has restored the following outpatient services:

SHORT-TERM AND SKILLED NURSING FACILITY (516) 897-1110 The 200-bed Komanoff Center for Geriatric and Rehabilitation Medicine provides short-term rehabilitation, subacute care, chronic disease management, IV therapies, long-term, skilled care and hospice care. The facility is proud of its TJC accreditation and certification from the New York State Department of Health. For information please call (516) 8971110.

THE COUNSELING CENTER (516) 415-7210 For more than 40 years, the Counseling Center has been helping individuals and families seeking relief from personal and family problems. Licensed mental health professionals offer individual/couples/group therapy; counseling for parents of children with emotional difficulties; medication therapy, bereavement support and free depression/anxiety screenings. They also specialize in the treatment of serious and persistent mental illness and the treatment of mentally-ill chemical abusers. Transportation assistance is available for individuals meeting specific criteria. For information call (516) 415-7210.

THE FAMILY CARE CENTER (516) 544-2351 The Family Care Center offers high quality medical care to individuals and families with limited financial means and/ or who do not have health insurance. Physicians focus on wellness and prevention of chronic conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity as well as common illnesses. They accept Medicare, Medicaid, Affinity and HealthFirst, and charge a modest fee for anyone who does not have health insurance.

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HOME HEALTH CARE AGENCY (516) 897-1300 Long Beach Medical Center’s Certified Home Healthcare Agency (CHHA) and Long Term Home Health Program (LTHHCP) have been providing comprehensive, competent, and personalized home care services to the residents of Nassau County for over 28 years. Through their services they help patients recover from surgeries and debilitating illnesses; teach patients and families how to manage illness and/or rehabilitation; assist in accessing community services; provide caregiver support and guidance; coordinate private insurance, Medicare & Medicaid benefits; provide short and long term care; and serve as patient advocate and family liaison. For more information, please call 897-1300.

LONG BEACH GROUP PRACTICE (516) 544-2100 The Medical Center’s faculty practice, Long Beach Group Practice, is located to 206 West Park Avenue in Long Beach. Staffed by Internal Medicine and Family Medicine physicians, they provide primary medical care with a holistic approach. They accept many insurance plans. Practice members includes Cheryl Carrao, D.O.; Bernadette Riley, D.O.; Paula Ryo, D.O.; and Dov Statfeld, M.D. For an appointment, please call 5442100. Continued on next page


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LONG BEACH BREAST CANCER & BREAST HEALTH SUPPORT GROUP (516) 897-1000 Led by a Registered Nurse, the group offers support, guidance and education on the emotional and psychosocial aspects of coping with breast cancer, its impact on the individual as well as the family, and information on topics such as: understanding your diagnosis, treatment options, chemotherapy, radiation, pain management, exercise, nutrition, stress management and more. The group uniquely incorporates women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer as well as those who are disease-free but are genetically predisposed or have a family history of breast cancer (previvors). Meetings are held the second and fourth Monday of each month. For more information, please call (516) 897-1000.

PROJECT HOPE (516) 897-4326 Long Beach Medical Center has been selected as a participant in Nassau County’s Project Hope program to provide support and crisis management services in the Long Beach community. Trained teams, led by clinical professionals, will be reaching out to community organizations, businesses and residents to assist them with the emotional distress many are feeling as they navigate the recovery process. For more information or to have someone speak to your business/employees or organization, please call 897-4326

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Komanoff Center staff were happy to return on their first day back to work in January. derage Drinking was formed in 2000 to address the prevalence of underage drinking among youth on Long Beach Island. Utilizing a scientifically-based environmental protection model, it advocates increased enforcement efforts; limiting access to alcohol and other drugs and; community education to bring about changes in attitudes regarding underage drinking. The Coalition is composed of a broad-based group of individuals and community organizations who meet monthly to discuss different means to address the problem from multiple fronts, with the recognition that underage drinking is fundamentally an adult problem. Contact Patricia Hincken, LCSW, CASAC, CPP or Judi Vining, CASAC, at FACTS 897-1000. For information on these programs, or any of the services mentioned here, contact the Public Affairs Department at (516) 897-1095.

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SENIOR CITIZEN SERVICES CITY HALL 1 West Chester St. (516) 431-1000 For information on senior activities, Parks and Recreation services, bus transportation, senior discounts and city events, please visit the City of Long Beach Web site at www.longbeachny.org. For the Storm Information Hotline, Press Option 1 after dialing 431-1000.

MAGNOLIA SENIOR CENTER 650 Magnolia Blvd. (516) 431-3510 The City of Long Beach supports one of the most dynamic and effective senior centers on Long Island. In a modern and cheerful setting, participants can select from approximately 60 stimulating wellness, cultural, educational and recreational programs. Available to citizens age 55 and over, the city has successfully improved the quality of life for its mature adults. Seniors can age gracefully by taking advantage of the numerous quality programs offered. The instructors are very skilled and supportive. All mature adults are encouraged to join the senior center for an experience that will enrich their lives for years to come. For more information or a monthly calendar, call 431-3510.

LONG BEACH PARKS & RECREATION Magnolia Blvd. and West Bay Drive (516) 431-3890 Senior discounts are available for the municipal swimming pool and the exercise room at the Recreation Center. Daily water exercise classes, steam rooms and handball courts are also available. The Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Program features trained instructors who provide water exercises for people with arthritis. Medical approval is necessary. For more information, call the Recreation Center.

LONG BEACH HOUSING AUTHORITY (LBHA) 500 Centre St. (516) 431-2444 Pursuant to state housing statutes, the LBHA provides low-rent housing for qualified individuals in accordance with the rules and regulations of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). It administers senior citizen housing at 415 National Blvd., 35 E. Broadway, 175 W. Broadway and 225 W. Park Ave. There is an application process and waiting period.

BUS TRANSPORTATION Transportation Department 1 West Chester St. (516) 431-4445 Seniors (62+) can ride Long Beach’s municipal buses for a reduced fare. Call the Transportation Dept. with any questions

on bus transportation or check the City of Long Beach Web site at www.longbeachny.org for bus schedules and other information. The Shoppers Special bus, which is wheelchair accessible, makes it more convenient for seniors to get to the Magnolia Senior Center, the Recreation Center, the City’s shopping districts and the East End of town. This bus line runs on weekdays, except for holidays, making stops similar to the West End and the East Loop buses. However, additional stops are made at the Magnolia Senior Center, Jewish Association for Services for the Aged (JASA) and local supermarkets. Long Beach PARA Transit Service is available to people unable to use the city’s bus system. This wheelchair liftequipped, curb to curb service will provide transportation for medical appointments and social activities within Long Beach, Lido and Point Lookout. Contact the Transportation Dept. or check the Long Beach Web site www.longbeachny.org for an application and more information. Medical approval is necessary.

PROPERTY TAX ABATEMENT Senior citizens are offered property tax reductions on their home. To apply for the Senior Citizens Tax Exemption, call City Hall (516) 431-1009. The filing time is Sept. 1-Nov. 30.

LONG BEACH ADVISORY BOARD FOR SENIORS 650 Magnolia Blvd. (516) 431-3510 This appointed nine-member board, created by an ordinance in 1983, advises the city manager and the City Council on policy and program development to meet the needs of Long Beach residents age 60 and over. The board assists senior citizens with obtaining information about local resources and resolves senior citizen concerns where possible. Call the Advisory Board for information on senior discounts, volunteer opportunities, bus transportation, senior activities, etc.

L.I.F.E. (LIFESAVING INFORMATION FOR EMERGENCIES) PROGRAM The L.I.F.E. Program makes vital medical information immediately available to rescue and health personnel in emergencies in your home. Medical information is placed on the L.I.F.E. medical form and kept in the refrigerator. A magnet on your refrigerator alerts medical personnel of the existence of this vital information that can be used to administer appropriate treatment. For further information or to obtain a L.I.F.E. Packet, contact the Advisory Board for Seniors at 431-3510.

SENIOR FRIENDLY ESTABLISHMENTS There are approximately 40 businesses in Long Beach that offer senior discounts. Contact the Advisory Board for Seniors at 431-3510 to get the list of senior friendly establishments.


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PLACES OF WORSHIP All addresses are in Long Beach unless otherwise noted CHURCHES Christian Light Missionary Baptist Church The Rev. Issac Milton, Jr. Pastor 620 Rev. JJ Evans Blvd. 432-7477 Evangel Revival Community Church Rev. Delores Miller 569 National Blvd. 432-1527 Iglesia Cruzada Evangelica Misionera Inc. Raul Colon, Pastor 265 Long Beach Blvd., P.O. Box 832 431-7122 New Life Church of Christ Disciples Elder Mark Moses, Pastor 124 W. Chester St. 889-2357 Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Roman Catholic Church Monsignor James McNamara 75 Parkside Dr., P.O. Box 20 Point Lookout, N.Y. 11569 431-2772 www.olmmc.com Panaghia Church of Island Park Greek Orthodox Church Father John Paizis 83 Newport Road Island Park, N.Y. 11558 432-4086 www.panaghiaofislandpark.com Point Lookout Community Church Pastor Greg Kemper 60 Freeport Ave. Point Lookout, N.Y. 11569 432-5990 www.theplcc.com Promised Ministry Rev. William Fuller P.O. Box 443 431-6484 fuller907@aol.com Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church Rev. John Tutone, Pastor 282 Long Beach Rd. Island Park, N.Y. 11558 432-0655 ship282@optonline.net St. James of Jerusalem Episcopal 220 W. Penn Street 432-1080 stjameslongbeach@gmail.com www.stjameslongbeach.org St. John’s Lutheran Church Rev. Father Robert N. Splittgerber, Pastor 75 E. Olive St. 432-7771

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Gabi Yusupov celebrated with Leora and Eliana Weisenberg at the Feb. 24 Purim in Space event held by the BACH Jewish Center, in conjunction with Beth El. St. Ignatius Martyr Roman Catholic Msgr. Donald Beckmann, Pastor 721 W. Broadway 432-0045 ext. 11 saintignatiusmar@yahoo.com St. Mary of the Isle Roman Catholic Church Rev. Msgr. Robert J. Brennan, Pastor 315 E. Walnut St. 432-0157 897-0566 (Fax) The People’s Church of Long Beach Peter J. Campo, Pastor 111 Delaware Ave. 432-0392 tpcsecretary@optonline.net www.thepeopleschurchlb.com SYNAGOGUES BACH Jewish Center Rabbi Eli Goodman 210 Edwards Blvd. å897-2473 www.BachYouth.com

Benai Asher Sephardic Congregation of Long Beach 161 Lafayette Blvd. 431-3847 Congregation Bachurei Chemed 210 Edwards Blvd. 431-3434 Lido Beach Synagogue Rabbi Daniel H. Mehlman 1 Fairway Road Lido Beach, N.Y. 11561 889-9650 www.lidobeachsynagogue.org Temple Beth-El of Long Beach 570 W. Walnut Street 432-1678 Temple Emanu-El of Long Beach Rabbi Bennett Hermann 455 Neptune Blvd. 431-4060 ext. 6 www.temple-emanu-el.org Temple Israel of Long Beach 305 Riverside Blvd. 432-1410 www.templeisraeloflb.org

Temple Zion 62 Maryland Ave. 432-0349 The Jewish Center of Atlantic Beach Rabbi E. Samuel Klibanoff 100 Nassau Ave. Atlantic Beach, N.Y. 11509 371-0972 Young Israel of Long Beach Rabbi Chaim Wakslak 120 Long Beach Blvd. 431-2404 www.yilb.org Mosques Islamic Center of Long Island 835 Brush Hollow Road Westbury, N.Y. 11590 333-3495 www.icliny.org Maha Shiva Mandir (Hindu) President Manadeo Persaud 610 Laurelton Blvd. 431-6596


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JASA

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(www.jasa.org) is the leading and most dynamic non-profit agency in New York working with older adults. JASA’s Long Beach Senior Services is located at 570 W. Walnut Street. For general information about any of our programs please call (516) 432-0570.

SERVICES INCLUDE: Long Beach Senior Center, (516) 432-5555, features a wide variety of stimulating activities, courses, trips and special events on a daily basis including Zumba Gold, ballroom dancing and creative writing and so much more! A hot or cold kosher lunch is served daily. The center is funded by the Nassau County Office for the Aging. QMedical Transportation, (516) 897-1895, is available to seniors on the Long Beach peninsula and Island Park, Monday to Thursday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. QJASA social workers (516) 432-0570) are available to provide information, offer assistance with entitlements (rent exemption, food stamps, health insurance) and coordinate home delivered meals. QKosher and non-Kosher home delivered meals, (516) Q

432-0570, are available to homebound seniors age 60+. QJASA's AZORS/Help Social Adult Day Care, (516) 4320570, is available for seniors age 60+ who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease or related dementia. Activities include music, exercise, word games, discussions, intergenerational contact and lunch. QCaregiver Support Groups, (516) 432-0570, take place monthly. Founded in 1968, JASA’s (Jewish Association Serving the Aging) mission is to sustain and enrich the lives of today’s seniors in the New York metropolitan area so that they can remain in the community with grace and dignity. Its 3,000 staff and volunteers provide social work, recreational, health, housing, cultural and educational programs for older adults — regardless of their race, religion, or ethnicity -- to help sustain them in their homes and communities and to offer opportunities for a better quality of life.

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SANITATION AND RECYCLING HOUSEHOLD GARBAGE Household garbage (including metal items) is picked up On Mondays and Thursdays, for the East End; Tuesdays and Fridays for the West End. Exceptions: when the city does not pick up the garbage due to a holiday, it will be picked up the next day unless otherwise noted in the Long Beach calendar, or website. On these occasions, due to the volume of garbage expected, metal will not be picked up. Household Hazardous Waste: hazardous waste (paint cans, household cleaning products, aerosol cans) along with household batteries will not be collected with household garbage and must be brought to the Sanitation Department.

BULK GARBAGE Place bulk garbage, such as sofas, tables, mattresses, etc. Curbside the same day as your regular trash. East End pickup Is Thursdays, Fridays for the West End. Four items per pickup. Wood must not exceed four feet and must be tied in bundles Weighing less than 40 lbs. The city will not pick up automotive or boat batteries, auto tires, nor any construction materials or debris. Please make certain that any home improvement contractor you hire agrees to dispose of debris.

SCRAP METAL AND APPLIANCES East End pickup Monday and Thursday. West End pickup Tuesday and Friday. Please place metal items curbside. No appointment necessary. Items include washers, dryers, stoves, bikes, refrigerators, metal pipes (not to exceed four feet). Remove doors from all appliances.

RECYCLING Citywide recycling pickup is Wednesday. Acceptable recycling material consist of glass and plastic bottles, aluminum cans, newspapers, junk mail, magazines and cardboard: Paper and cardboard items must be broken down and placed in a red bin or tied with the string. Only a clear plastic bag may be used for bottles and cans otherwise place in a designed bin recycling bins: are available Monday through Friday on the third ďŹ&#x201A;oor City Hall in the tax department. The use of any other receptacle requires a red placard to indicate intended use for recycling. Available to City of Long Beach residents in the public works ofďŹ ce. The Sanitation Department recommends you buy two bins, one for paper and cardboard and one for cans and bottles. Brown paper bags, plastic grocery bags and cardboard boxes should not be used due to breakage.

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Thank You Long Beach and Good Luck! Did you know that after Super Storm Sandy, The UPS Store was open for mailbox customers by November 1, 2012? At that time, we were already distributing mail to our mailbox holders right here in Long Beach. Not only were we able to get mail, but UPS local deliveries were being forwarded to us via “My Choice” for customers who were unable to receive important parcels and documents due to the storm. At this time the Post Office, DHL and FedEx no longer could supply service to the area, but we at The UPS Store did! By Novermber 5, 2012 not only were we forwarding and accepting UPS packages, but we also were doing the same for USPS, DHL and FedEx customers at my own expense. Once again by November 12, 2012 we became virtual mailboxes for FEMA, SBLA, The Red Cross and Coast 2 Coast, accepting and forwarding important documents and checks for the local community while other services were yet to be restored. To this day, many of these same institutions still count on us for these same services. In fact FedEx has yet to reestablish a retail/drop-off location on Long Beach Island, and DHL has made The UPS Store here in Long Beach an authorized drop-off shipping location on their behalf. But more importantly the community has shown their support to us here at The UPS Store and not only has business returned, but is out performing last year’s pre-Sandy business.

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PUBLIC OFFICIALS Governor Andrew M. Cuomo (D) NYS State Capitol Building Albany, N.Y. 12224 (518) 474-8390 State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman (D) 120 Broadway New York, N.Y. 10271-0332 (212) 416-8000 State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli (D) 110 State St. Albany, N.Y. 12236 (518) 474-4044 U.S. Senate Charles E. Schumer (D) 780 Third Avenue, Suite 2301 New York, N.Y. 10017 (212) 486-4430 United States Senate 322 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510 (202) 224-6542 U.S. Senate Kirsten E. Gillibrand (D) 780 3rd Avenue New York, N.Y. 10017 (212) 688-6262 United State Senate 476 Russell Building Washington, D.C. 20510 (202) 224-4451 U.S. Congress - 4th District Carolyn McCarthy (D) 300 Garden City Plaza, Suite 200 Garden City, N.Y. 11530 (516) 739-3008 2346 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, D.C. 20515 (202) 225-5516

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County Executive Ed Mangano, left, Governor Andrew Cuomo, City Manager Jack Schnirman and Assemblyman Harvey Weisenberg toured Long Beach after Hurricane Sandy. State Senate - 9th District Dean G. Skelos (R) Senate Majority Leader 55 Front St. Rockville Centre, N.Y. 11570 (516) 766-8383

Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos (R) 240 Old Country Road Mineola, N.Y. 11501 (516) 571-2386

State Assembly - 20th District Harvey Weisenberg (D) 20 West Park Ave. Long Beach, N.Y. 11561 (516) 431-0500

Nassau County Clerk Maureen O’Connell (R) 240 Old Country Road Mineola, N.Y. 11501 (516) 571-2664

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano (R) 1550 Franklin Avenue Mineola, N.Y. 11501 (516) 571-3131

Nassau County Assessor James E. Davis 240 Old Country Road, Mineola, N.Y. 11501 (516) 571-1500

Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice (D) 262 Old Country Road Mineola, N.Y. 11501 (516) 571-3800

Nassau County Legislator - 4th District Denise Ford (R) 1550 Franklin Avenue Mineola, N.Y. 11501 (516) 571- 6204

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NASSAU COUNTY Long Beach became a city in 1922, but it is also a part of Nassau County and certain county services and facilities are available to Long Beach residents. In fact, barrier island residents who live outside the city limits — in East Atlantic Beach to the west and Lido Beach and Point Lookout to the east — depend on them. Nassau is governed by an elected Legislature that was formed in January 1996. It replaced the Board of Supervisors, which was ruled unconstitutional because of its weighted voting system. The Legislature’s 19 districts enable constituents to have greater access to their elected representatives. It includes an independent budget director who advises the Legislature on spending and revenue matters. The legislature also enables residents to submit petitions for proposed new laws that legislators are obligated to consider. The legislators serve two-year terms. The Fourth District includes the City of Long Beach, Atlantic Beach, East Atlantic Beach, Lido Beach and Point Lookout. The county executive — currently Edward Mangano — serves a four-year term and is the chief administrator.

NUMBERS TO KNOW Drug and Alcohol Addiction Equal Opportunities Assessor’s Office Bus information Civil Service Community College Consumer affairs CASA County Clerk County Comptroller County Executive District Attorney Board of Elections Fire Marshal Health Department Human Rights Commission Medical Center Mental Health Public Works Recreation Senior citizen affairs Services for the physically challenged Sheriff Social Services Traffic Safety Veterans services Youth Board

227-7007 571-6176 571-2311 542-0100 572-1882 572-7500 571-2600 572-0750 571-2664 571-2386 571-3131 571-3800 571-2411 572-1000 227-9697 571-3663 572-0123 227-7057 571-9600 572-0200 227-8900 227-7399 571-2113 227-8519 571-5032 572-8452 227-7134

TOWN OF HEMPSTEAD The Town of Hempstead is the largest township in the United States with over 142 square miles, a population of approximately 725,000, 34 unincorporated areas, 22 incorporated villages, over 65 parks and marinas and 2,500 miles of city, county and state roads. In 1643, two Englishmen, John Carman and the Reverend Robert Fordham, traveled from Connecticut across the Long Island Sound to Long Island. They represented a group of settlers who wished to purchase from the Indians (the Reuckowacky, the Merockes, the Matinecock, and the Massapequas), the current Towns of Hempstead and North Hempstead. In 1644, the Town of Hempstead was founded when a patent was obtained from William Kieft, the Dutch Governor of New Amsterdam. The name Hempstead seems to derive from Hemel-Hempstead in Great Britain, which means town spot. Hempstead grew steadily in the 1800s and by 1855 it was the most populous town in Queens County with just under 10,500 people. The town, along with the rest of Long Island, supplied the greater metropolitan area with a multitude of farm products and provided abundant recreational opportunities including seashore resorts, fox hunting, polo and horse racing. The population peaked at just over 800,000 in 1970, and is now levelled at approximately 725,000. Today, on the Long Beach barrier island, the Town of Hempstead encompasses Point Lookout and Lido Beach to the east and East Atlantic Beach and Atlantic Beach to the west. The Town maintains two marinas in Point Lookout as well as several beach parks. Hempstead Town has seven elected board members. The Supervisor, Kate Murray, serves a two-year term. The six council members serve four years each.

NUMBERS TO KNOW Animal Shelter and Control Building Department Conservation and Waterways Department of Parks and Recreation Department of Sanitation Department of Water Help Line Town Attorney Zoning Board of Appeals Crisis counseling Domestic Violence hot line HUD hot line

785-5220 489-5000 431-9200 292-9000 378-4210 794-8300 489-6000 489-5000 489-5000 826-0244 679-1111 (800) 942-6906 (800) 669-9777


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TRANSPORTATION

FARE WITHIN CITY OF LONG BEACH Base Fare $1.50 Student Fare 50¢ (Through grade 12) Senior Citizen 50¢ (Except 6-9 a.m. & 4-7 p.m. weekdays) Handicapped/Medicare 50¢ Card Holder

POINT LOOKOUT FARE

EXACT FARE REQUIRED BUS DRIVERS DO NOT MAKE CHANGE Children under age 5 ride free

Base Fare $2.00 Student Fare 75¢ (Through grade 12) Senior Citizen 75¢ (Except 6-9 a.m. & 4-7 p.m. weekdays) Handicapped/Medicare 75¢ Card Holder


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FARE WITHIN CITY OF LONG BEACH Base Fare $1.50 Student Fare 50¢ (Through grade 12) Senior Citizen 50¢ (Except 6-9 a.m. & 4-7 p.m. weekdays) Handicapped/Medicare 50¢ Card Holder

POINT LOOKOUT FARE

EXACT FARE REQUIRED BUS DRIVERS DO NOT MAKE CHANGE Children under age 5 ride free

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HUMANE SOCIETY stablished in 1976, the Long Beach Humane Society is a non-profit, volunteer organization. The LBHS exists solely to champion the ethical and humane treatment of the most unfortunate and neglected animals that are rescued.

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The group has been able to survive and continue its mission through the generous public contributions that help fund and support its work. The society's mission is to fight for the humane and ethical treatment of all animals and to shelter, feed and provide veterinary care to felines it rescues or those who are surrendered. Once under our care, our goal is to find our cats and kittens good homes/parents.

The humane society, which is a separate and independent entity from the Long Beach Animal Shelter, formed a rescue and adoption center, nicknamed "Kitty Cove" in May 2005. Kitty Cove is open to the public seven days a week and located within the Pet Supplies Plus at 3644 Long Beach Rd. in Oceanside. In recent years, the society has worked in conjunction with charities such as Maddie’s Fund Pet Rescue Project, Purina Pet for Seniors, as well as North Shore Animal League. Each month, North Shore Animal League brings its mobile van to the Kitty Cove adoption center to help puppies find a loving home in the community. For more information about volunteer, donation and sponsorship opportunities, or if you are looking to give an animal a home, call (516) 594-1721 or (516) 889-PETS (7387) Visit lbhsny.petfinder.com or email adoptionslbhs@att.net for more information.

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escue Ink Inc. — the non-profit animal rescue organization best known for its reality series on the National Geographic Channel, “Rescue Ink: Unleashed” — runs the Long Beach Animal Shelter. The members of Rescue Ink — a tough, tattooed bunch who, in addition to the series “Rescue Ink: Unleashed,” were featured in a self-titled book in 2009 — founded the group six years ago. Its volunteers include police officers, former military personnel and private investigators who look into cases of animal abuse in the tri-state area and around the world. The facility is described as “a safe haven for all the animals.” Rescue Ink operates the shelter, at 770 Park Place, to treat lost, stray or abused animals found by the city’s animal control officers and resident volunteers.

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The organization works closely with the Long Beach Police Department, the ASPCA and animal control officers, among others, conducts home checks when animals are adopted and investigates tips about abused animals. For information about the organization, volunteering or making a donation, visit www.rescueink.org, call (516) 665-9050 or email contact@rescueink.org. There

is also an emergency hotline: 1-855-RSCUINK (1-855-772-8465). 770 Park Place Long Beach N.Y., 11561 (516) 665-9050 Hours: Mon-Fri: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sat-Sun: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.


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CITY SCENES THE LONG BEACH OCEAN LINER By HAROLD MICHELMAN 2.2 miles of wood for 99 years lining the ocean it stood So proud and it drew a big crowd Ice cream and custard a hot dog with mustard Bicycles for two a carriage pulling you Rides, games and toys for all the big and little girls and boys Thursday night the sky was bright and the crowd would cheer ... as rockets light up in the air Friday, Saturday and Sunday was just one big fun day Then the tide went out and when it came back Luxury apartments looked down on the cracks New boards were put in place, to keep up with the new pace Church bells ring, the eruv will swing Good Shabbos it will bring Weddings on the beaches The benches were the bleachers With memorial plaques on their backs The fairs, the food and the snacks A special event, not a dent Then came the storm that was out of the norm It swung with a left then hit us just right And it put us through a hell of a night

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Approximately 3,000 people turned out to say goodbye to the old boardwalk in January. Our liner stood strong, but not for long The legs started to buckle like it was hit with a brass knuckle The boards started to float, some as large as a boat In the engineers note “that is all” they wrote. We gave it one more day many had something to say Before they took our liner away Now it’s up to Jack and God willing, we will all be back Michelman is the owner of Surf Glass in Long Beach

Sandy Strong and Better than Ever! and recovery and continue to serve our loyal and wonderful family of clients. Our newly rebuilt hospital provides state of the art medical technology including, laser surgery, ultrasound, digital radiology, video otoscopy, tele-medicine and patient monitoring including a full on-site pharmacy, in-house diagnostics, CCTV monitoring of all hospitalized patients and expanded ICU and isolation for the critically ill patient.

Wellness Programs and Geriatric Care Arthritis Diabetes Renal Disease Heart Disease Cancer Treatment Stem Cell Therapy Acupuncture Holistic Medicine Veterinary Orthopedic Manipulation (VOM) Low Level Therapeutic Laser Therapy Boarding (pet friendly indoor playroom) Day Care Nutritional Counseling Flea & Parasite Control House Calls

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CHAMBER OF COMMERCE MEMBERS OF THE LONG BEACH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE All addresses are in Long Beach, NY 11561 unless otherwise noted Accountants Christine Hallahan, CPA Christine Hallahan 81-10 262nd Street Floral Park, NY 11004 (516) 946-4874 Hertz & Rosenzweig, LLP Nadine Hertz 369 East Park Avenue (516) 431-4554 Advertising & Marketing Creative Vibe Advertising Brian Berkery 74 West Park Ave., 2nd Floor (516) 432-5001 www.creativevibe advertising.com D. Slott Design Debbie Slott 11 Julian Place Island Park, NY 11558 (516) 524-2592 www.dslottdesign.com Robert Altman.com Robert Altmann 777 Shore Road (516) 897-6368 Yellowbook360 Judi Bleier 398 Reckson Plaza Uniondale, NY 11556 (516) 376-8026 www.yellowbook360.com Air Conditioning Pam Air Services, Inc. L. Chip Ross P.O. Box 448 (516) 889-3100 www.pamairgroup.com Apparel Women's Clothing Inez Boutique Inez Baron William Mayer 167 A Park Avenue (516) 295-9721 fashionsbyinez.com Phoebe's Roz Sterling-Appel 34 Dalton Street (516) 431-2761 Appliances - Electronics P.C. Richard & Son Stuart Banschick 555 Atlantic Avenue Oceanside, NY 11572 (516) 764-3555 (516) 523-1702 www.pcrichard.com

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City Councilwoman Eileen Goggin, left, City Manager Jack Schnirman, Chamber of Commerce Executive Vice President Mark Tannenbaum, Long Beach Surfer's Association President Billy Kupferman, and County Legislator Denise Ford at the chamber's March 18 meeting at the Allegria Hotel. Kupferman was presented with a community service award. Appraiser Pollet Associates Leigh Pollet 854 Broadway 2E (516) 476-3185 Architects Benjamin Rutella Architects Benjamin Rutella, R.A., AIA 237 East Broadway (516) 431-7757 www.benjaminrutella.com Raymond Givargis Architect, A.I.A., LEED, AP Raymond Givargis 800 Edgewood Drive Westbury, NY 11590 (516) 997-3089 www.rg-architect.com Art Artists in Partnership, Inc. Johanna Mathieson-Ellmer P.O. Box 952 (516) 432-6342 www.aip-arts.org Assisted Living Hoffmann Manor Ralph Hoffmann 274 West Broadway (516) 431-1400 www.hoffmannmanorlb.com Attorneys Ruth E. Bernstein Law Firm Ruth Bernstein 271 Madison Avenue New York, NY 10016 (212) 888-6688

Davidoff, Malito & Hutcher LLP Michael Zapson, Esq. 200 Garden City Plaza, Suite 315 Garden City, NY 11530 (516) 247-4431 (516) 248-6400 www.dmlegal.com

Vincent J. Russo & Associates P.C. Vincent J. Russo, JD., LLM, CELA 250 Lido Boulevard Lido Beach, NY 11561 (800) 680-1717 VJRussoLaw.com

Elovich & Adell Lawrence E. Elovich, Esq. Trudy Adell, Esq. 164 West Park Avenue (516) 432-6263

Auctions World Wide Product Access, Inc. Gaspare Tumminello 46 East Park Avenue (516) 442-5375 www.wwproductaccess.com

Office of NYS Comptroller Matthew Behrens 235 W. Park Avenue (646) 489-0917 Peknic, Peknic & Schaefer PLLC Charles/Brian Peknic, Sean Schaefer 1005 West Beech Street (516) 432-9400 www.pekniclaw.com Jerry Romanoff Jerry Romanoff P.C. 4 Oceanview Court (516) 889-4808 www.trademark1attorney.com

Automotive Services Friendly Auto & Body Glen Morrison 410 Long Beach Blvd. (516) 432-9575 (516) 889-5252 friendlysautocenter.com Long Beach Savvy Auto & Tire Center Avi Mordekovich 512 Long Beach Blvd. (516) 889-6021 www.longbeachsavvy.com

Robert A. Smith, Esq. 68 West Park Avenue (516) 431-3777

Mobil On the Run Avi Mordekovich 203 E. Park Avenue (516) 889-9740

Robert H. Solomon, Esq. Robert H. Solomon, P.C. 24 East Park Ave (516) 432-1622 www.solomonlawyer.com

Long Beach Transportation Phil Rivera 927 West Beech Street (516) 432-7383 (516) 432-4400

Bagel & Coffee Shop Long Beach Bagel Café Rob Anzalone 757 East Park Avenue (516) 432-2582 Max Bialystok & Company Carrie Bleck 159 East Park Avenue (516) 432-5300 Banks Apple Bank Adam Rothstein, VP, Mgr 280 East Park Avenue (516) 897-5700 www.emigrant.com Capital One Bank Justin Teisch, Branch Manager 11 East Park Avenue (516) 431-5390 www.capitalonebank.com Chase Bank Melinda DiPietro 220 E. Park Avenue (516) 432-9195 www.chase.com Chase Bank Loretta Watson, Mgr 37 East Park Avenue (516) 431-0250 www.chase.com Citibank Michael Auerbach, Mgr 135 East Park Avenue (516) 889-6985 www.citibank.com Continued on next page


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Community National Bank Frank Trifaro, VP, Mgr 3121 Long Beach Road Oceanside, NY 11572 (516) 536-2498 www.cnbny.com Nassau Financial Federal Credit Union Regina Esernio 2995 Long Beach Road Oceanside, NY 11572 (516) 240-1248 nassaufinancial.org People's United Bank Alexza Eugene 3572 Long Beach Road Oceanside, NY 11572 (516) 536-2364 www.peoples.com TD Bank Liz LeSeur. VP Long Beach Store Manager 550 Long Beach Blvd. (516) 889-1119 www.tdbank.com Beauty Salons & Spas 5 Star Salon Wendy Grant 647 E. Park Avenue (516) 442-1216 Jorge & Ida Hair Designs Jorge Mendez 174 West Park Avenue (516) 889-8354

Car Rental Royal Rent A Car Matt Puma 4000 Austin Blvd. Island Park, NY 11558 (516) 431-9600 www.royalrentacarnow.com Car Wash/Lube Island Park Car Wash/ Island Park Lube Les Jacobs Stephen Siskind 4576 Austin Boulevard Island Park, NY 11558 (516) 431-2555 Carpet Cleaners Z-Best Maintenance Co. Inc. Michael Hills 105 Windsor Parkway Oceanside, NY 11572 (516) 766-1492 www.zbestcleaning.com Caterers Jem Caterers @ Sands in Atlantic Beach Richie Lang Bob Leimsider 1395 Beech Street Atlantic Beach, NY 11561 (516) 371-4000 www.thesandsatlanticbeach. com Cellular Carriers Verizon Wireless of Long Beach Gil Mizrahi Chet Hoff 60 W. Park Ave. (516) 431-3244 www.yourwirelessinc.com

Beer & Ale (Retail) Monarch Beverage Michael Lisi 505 Long Beach Blvd. (516) 432-6767

Chiropractors East Park Chiropractic Dr. Jo Eisman, DC Dr. Ira Grushack, DC 714 East Park Avenue (516) 431-7972 www.eastparkchiro.com

Bicycles Local Cycles Nick Lalli 307 West Park Avenue (516) 390-7085 www.localcyclesinc.com

Thrive Integrated Chiropractic & Physical Therapy Dr. Sean Pastuch 901 W. Beech Street (516) 432-2100 thrivelongbeach.com

Blinds Budget Blinds of Nassau Dave Driscoll 122 Guenther Avenue Valley Stream, NY 11580 (516) 825-3135 www.budgetblinds.com/ nassauny

Coffee Shop Gentle Brew Coffee Roasters LLC Bryan Baquet; Patrick Luyster; Michael Shcherbenko 151 E. Park Avenue (516) 605-2370 www.gentlebrewcoffee.com

Business Products Indoff Harry Sander 2 Pleasant Place Farmingville, NY 11738 (631) 880-2139

Starbucks Maria P. Bayas 101 W. Park Avenue Long Beach, NY (516) 670-9181 www.starbucks.com/ store/17566

Computer Technology Assistance Islandwide Technology Computer Service, Inc. Paul Mistretta 248 W. Park Avenue (516) 442-3950 www.islandwidetechnology. com Credit Card Processor Planet Payment Phil Beck Duncan Fraser 670 Long Beach Blvd. (516) 670-3200 www.planetpayment.com Craft Shows & Fairs Nassau County Craft Shows Alan Finchley 750-6A Lido Blvd. Lido Beach, NY 11561 (516) 442-6000 www.nassauevents.com Dance Studios Dance Loft Willa Damien 160 West Park Avenue (516) 889-7837 www.danceloftlb.com Delis/Catering Fresh Fruit Bowl Byung Sea Cito 148 W. Park Avenue (516) 889-0081 Lido Kosher Deli Wally Goetz 641 East Park Avenue (516) 431-4411 www.lidokosherdeli.com Dentists Dr. Henry Korn 409 Lindell Boulevard (516) 431-2503 Laleh Tavabi Dentistry PLLC 324 West Park Avenue (516) 432-2837 www.tavabidds.com Rocco J. Morelli, DDS 326 West Park Avenue (516) 431-5631 Sanford J. Kowan, DDS 622 East Park Avenue (516) 432-5195 Desserts/Candy Ice Cream Tutti Frutti Patricia Berkowitz 28 W. Park Avenue (516) 376-1635

Gourmet Nuts 'N' Sweets Ghanor Persad 874 W. Beech Street (516) 442-1185 www.gourmetnutsnsweets. com Red Mango Long Beach Scott Buda 32 E. Park Avenue (516) 442-7801 www.redmangousa.com Dietitian/Nutrition Eating Solutions, Inc. Laura Glenz, RD, CDN 535A West Broadway (516) 432-3119 www.eatingsolutionsinc.com Diner - Luncheonette Laurel Luncheonette & Restaurant Peter Loucas 300 West Park Avenue (516) 432-7728 www.laureldiner.com Dry Cleaners Laurel Tailors & Dry Cleaners, Inc. Allen & Lisa Schwartz 285 West Park Avenue (516) 431-6863 Electricians All Good Electric Corp. Paul Leone 57 Vermont Street (516) 431-8585 www.allgoodelectric.net E.H. Haines Electric Corp. Richard Haines P.O. Box 929 (516) 432-4114 www.ehhaineselectric.com Embroidery-Custom Screen Printing The World of E. Van Creations Chris Bergoffen 54 S. Long Beach Road Rockville, Center 11570 (516) 897-2950 www.evancreations.com Embroidery-Silk Screen, Trophies All Seasons Sporting Goods, Inc. Jeanne Radin-Forkin 74 West Park Avenue (516) 432-0222 Entertainment Broadcast Half Time Howie Broadcasting Half Time Howie Show (516) 445-9324

Long Beach NY.TV David Feldman 68 Barnes Street (516) 432-1559 www.longbeachny.tv Financial & Investment Advisors Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. Edward P.Reilly, CRPC, CMFC, AAMS 333 Earle Ovington Blvd. # 903 Mitchell Field, NY 11553 (516) 479-5837 www.ameripriseadvisors.com/ edward.p.reilly Edward Jones Korey W. Banks 350 National Blvd, #2D (516) 897-1947 Edward Jones Sarah Jones 242 West Park Avenue (516) 889-4623 Mark Tannenbaum Mark Tannenbaum, CLTC, LUTCF 184 Harrison Avenue Island Park, NY 11558 (516) 551-1463 (516) 554-9822 www.mark-tannenbaum.com Fire & Water Prop Restoration Great American Restoration Services Inc. Sam Pinto/David Pinto 2623 N. Jerusalem Road East Meadow, NY 11554 (516) 783-5053 www.damagerelief.com Servpro of Long Beach/ Oceanside Alan Bregman William Lieblein 3540 Lawson Blvd. Oceanside, NY 11572 (516) 220-3870 (516) 536-1801 www.servprolong beachoceanside.com Fire Protection Services Fire Command Co., Inc. Michael J. Kerr 475 Long Beach Blvd. PO Box 337 (516) 889-1111 www.firecommandco.com Fitness/Health Clubs Fusion Health & Fitness Jason Kerr 16 East Park Avenue (516) 442-5444 www.fusionhealthfitness.com Continued on next page


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Long Beach Fitness Juan Rolon 48 East Park Avenue (516) 208-6090 www.kettlejuan.com Crossfit King of the Beach Dr. Sean Pastuch 901 W. Beech Street (516) 432-2100 thrivelongbeach.com KoKo Fit Club Tom Cantone 34 East Park Avenue (516) 312-6106 www.longbeach.kokofitclub. com The Bridge Club Ethan Eneman 780 Long Beach Blvd. (516) 897-9000 www.bridgefitness.com Florists Doris the Florist Doris Gralitzer 233 Long Beach Road Island Park, NY 11558 (516) 897-2460 www.doristhefloristt.com Long Beach Florist Patrick O'Neill 955 West Beech Street (516) 432-1021 www.longbeachflorist.net Food & Janitorial Supplies J & F Supply of L.I. Michele Cohen P. O. Box 881 (631) 920-5883 Funeral Homes Mortuary Christopher T. Jordan Funeral Home Inc. Christopher T. Jordan 302 Long Beach Road Island Park, NY 11558 (516) 431-2900 www.jordanfh.com Macken Mortuary Michael Noll 3930 Long Beach Road Island Park, NY 11558 (516)431-7800 www.MackenMortuary.com Gifts & Home Décor The Blue Bungalow Jeanne Jamin Liz Smith-Breslin 248 W. Park Avenue (516) 442-7550 www.thebluebungalow.com

Glass/ Mirrors Surf Glass Co. Harold Michelman 457 Long Beach Blvd. (516) 431-5220 Go Green Projects The Green Project of L.I. Joe Sinnona 51 Oswego Avenue E. Atlantic Beach, NY 11561 (516) 897-2700 www.thegreenprojectof longisland.org Hardware F. M. O'Rourke, Inc. Frank O'Rourke 917 West Beech Street (516) 432-6161 Health Care Facility Beach Terrace Care Center Martin Zwick 640 West Broadway (516) 889-1100 www.beach-terrace.com Grandell Rehabilitation & Nursing Center Hoishe Heller 645 West Broadway (516) 889-1100 www.grandellrehab.com Park Avenue Extended Care Facility Theresa Pocchia 425 National Blvd. (516) 431-2600 Home Improvement Construction Carstan Construction Dave Bard 852 W. Beech Street (516) 415-7300 www.carstanconstruction.com Pat Gordon Contracting Pat Gordon 145 West Broadway (516) 889-6962 www.patgordoncontracting. com JM Lynch Construction James Lynch 16 Maywalk (516) 432-2245 Phoenix Construction Anthony P. Guillaro 52 Nebraska Street (914) 490-7900 www.phoenixconstructioncorp. com

Hospitals Long Beach Medical Center Douglas Melzer, CEO 455 East Bay Drive (516) 897-1000 www.lbmc.org

Kayak & Adventure Long Beach Kayak & Adventure Michael Berman 270 Shore Road #11 (516) 650-8538 www.lbkayak.com

Hotels/Motels Allegria Hotel & Spa Allen Rosenberg 80 West Broadway (516) 889-1300 www.allegriahotel.com

Limousine Service Broward Limo Bob MacDonald 4025 Austin Boulevard Island Park, NY 11558 (516) 889-4242 www.browardlimos.com

Best Western Mill River Manor Lisa Zavala Donna Carallo 173 Sunrise Highway Rockville Centre, NY 11570 (516) 678-1300 www.bestwestern.com/ millrivermanor Insurance Agencies DMI - Denis A. Miller Ins. Denis A. Miller 60 West Park Avenue (516) 432-9245 www.floodagent.com Edwin J. O'Toole III Insurance Edwin J. O'Toole III 265 Sunrise Highway Rockville Centre, NY 11570 (516) 764-7800 Lancer Management Company Gail W. Reilly 370 West Park Avenue (516) 431-4441 www.lancer-ins.com Mackoul & Associates Robert Mackoul 25 Nassau Lane Island Park, NY 11558 (516) 431-9100 www.mackoul.com Meyerson-Roth & Company Brian Bergman 30B West Park Avenue (516) 432-5800 Y. A. Tittle Insurance Services Steven L. Diamond 28 East Park Avenue (516) 214-8618 Jewelry Jewelry by Steven Steven Leibstein 643 1/2 East Park Avenue (516) 897-0700 www.jewelrybysteven.com

Long Beach Limousine Max Unver 62 W. Park Avenue (516) 889-5466 www.beachlimo-us Liquor Stores Beach Liquors Joe Hartman Richard Nunziata 1087 West Beech Street (516) 889-8228 Lido Wines & Spirits Inc. Bhavesh Patel 641 East Park Avenue (516) 431-1113 Long Beach Plaza Liquor Charles Klein 45 Long Beach Plaza (516) 432-5500 Lumber Centre Millwork, Inc. Chris Esposito 669 Long Beach Blvd. (516) 432-6566 www.centremillwork.com Whitbread's Sons Lumber Co. of Long Beach, Inc. Joan Whitbread Billy Whitbread 600 Magnolia Blvd (516) 432-1900 Monuments/Memorials Sprung Monuments Harvey Consor 1060 Farmingdale Road North Lindenhurst, NY 11757 (631) 957-0700 www.sprungmonuments.com Mortgages Discount Home Mortgage Corp Steve Michaels Cheryl Rosenthal 1 Cross Island Plaza Rosedale, NY 11422 (718) 528-0645 closer826@aol.com

Mortgages/Loans Guaranteed Rate Barbara Ladesou 750 Lexington Ave. 4th Floor New York, NY 10022 (212) 318-9404 www.guaranteedrate.com/ barbaraladesou Newspapers Long Beach Herald Richner Communications 2 Endo Blvd Garden City, NY 11530 (516) 569-4000 www.liherald.com Long Beach Tribune Frank P. Naudus 4 California Place North Island Park, NY 11558 (516) 431-5628 www.litribune.com Newsday, Inc. Martin Goldenberg 143 Pacific Blvd (631) 843-2303 (516) 382-0409 www.newsday.com Optometrist, Therapeutic Dr. Leland Barry 651 E. Park Ave 58 W. Park Ave. (516) 670-0600 Organizations CSEA of Long Beach John R. Mooney, President P.O. Box 598 (516) 647-2722 Long Beach Reach, Inc. Joseph Smith, Ph.D. 2-12 West Park Avenue (516) 889-2332 www.longbeachreach.com P.B.A. of Long Beach Stefan Chernaski P.O. Box 754 (516) 431-1800 www.longbeachpba.com Painters CertaPro Painters Bill Pepino 218 E. Park Avenue (516) 345-3950 www.rockville-centre.certapro. com Pharmacies Kings Pharmacy Lucy Kong 639 East Park Avenue (516) 431-6633 Continued on next page


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Physical Therapy & Aquatics Metro Physical Therapy & Aquatics Jay Scheurer 309 W. Park Avenue (516) 568-7858 Physician - Cardiology Weitzman & Chesner Leo B Weitzman, MD Michael Chesner, MD 325 West Park Avenue (516) 432-2004 Physician - Dermatology Island Dermatology, PC Ronald H. Falcon, MD 604 East Park Avenue (516) 432-0011 www.islandderm.com Physician - General Dr. Lowell B. Taubman 206 Riverside Blvd (516) 432-5670 Physician- Internal Medicine Beach Internal Medicine Richard E. Goodman. MD 340 West Park Avenue (516) 431-5064 Physician Ophthalmologist Richard Storm, MD, PC Richard Storm, MD 303 East Park Avenue (516) 431-2020 Physician - Orthopedic Jay W. Eneman, MD, PC 780 Long Beach Blvd. (516) 897-9000 Physician - Pediatric Matthew S. Cohen, MD, FAAP Matthew S. Cohen, MD, PC 272 West Park Avenue (516) 543-5000 www.matthewcohenmd.com Physician - Podiatry Bob S. Biller, DPM 756 East Park Avenue (516) 432-7470 Physician - Radiology Island Wide Medical Imaging Dr. Alan B. Greenfield 210 West Park Avenue (516) 431-4800 Physician - Surgeon Joel Benowitz, MD 206 West Park Avenue (516) 889-9100 www.benowitzmd.com

Physician - ENT Long Island ENT Associates Konstantin Tarashansky 309 West Park Avenue (516) 889-7733 www.longislandent.com Plumbing & Heating Highland Plumbing & Heating, Inc. Thomas Gillan 451 Long Beach Blvd. (516) 431-0303 Charles A. McAvoy, Inc. Kevin McAvoy Charles P. McAvoy 301 West Park Avenue (516) 431-1569 www.mcavoyplumbing.com John D. MacDonald Plumbing & Heating John MacDonald 77 Lido Blvd. Point Lookout, NY 11569 (516) 432-0246 www.johndmacdonaldplumbing.com

IDC Printing & Stationery Co., Inc. Tony Trani Glenn Pollack 536 Merrick Road Lynbrook, NY 11563 (516) 599-0400 www.officesupplieslongisland. com Real Estate All Star Real Estate Brokers Camille Giardina 2901 Long Beach Road Oceanside, NY 11572 (516) 766-8200 www.allstarrealestatebrokers. com Beach to Bay Realty, Inc. Ramona Debenedetto 120 W. Park Avenue (516) 983-0935 www.beachtobayrealestate. com Century 21 American Homes Dan Ryan 28 East Park Avenue (516) 665-2000 www.c21amhomes.com

Turnabout Plumbing & Heating Joseph Armellino 74 North Prospect Avenue Lynbrook, NY 11563 (516) 887-4411

Paul Gold Real Estate Paul & Miriam Gold 1051 West Beech Street (516) 432-0110 www.paulgoldrealestate.com

William Snow & Sons Plumbing & Heating William/Peter/Paul Snow 733 E. Pine Street (516) 431-5775

Prudential Douglas Elliman Realty Fran Adelson 30A West Park Avenue (516) 987-8649 www.longbeachnyrealestate. com

Pool Hall/Billiards The Hub Billiard Club Brad Turner 4060 Austin Blvd. Island Park, NY 11558 (516) 442-1599 www.thehubbc.com Pool Services W & L Pool Service, Inc. Warren E. Vegh 182 School Lane Lido Beach, NY 11561 (516) 431-7797 www.wandlpools.com Printing F&B Printers and Corp. Frank J. Naudus 4 California Place North Island Park, NY 11558 (516) 431-5628

Prudential Douglas Elliman Realty Lorraine Egloff 30A West Park Avenue (516) 330-0924 www.elliman.com/real-estateagent/lorraine-egloff/889 Prudential Douglas Elliman Realty Peter Schwartz 30 A West Park Avenue (516) 763-6147 www.prudentialelliman.com Prudential Douglas Elliman Realty Thomas Tripodi 30A West Park Avenue (516) 902-3497 www.elliman.com/real-estateagent/thomas-tripodi/3193

Real Estate - Commercial Norstan Realty Stanley Fleishman 2 Richmond Road # 5BB Lido Beach, NY 11561 (516) 432-7401 Prudential/Bob Stark Bob Stark 30A West Park Avenue (516) 763-6111 (516) 849-6302 www.bobstark.com Residents Elaine Kavrakis 131 Atlantic Avenue (516) 208-7524 elaine.kavrakis@gmail.com Lance Rosenberg 566 East Beech Street (516)-897-8080 Restaurant Delivery Giddy Up Delivery Jeb Bellsey Chad Greenstein 74 West Park Ave., (516) 644-0692 www.giddyupdelivery.com Restaurants Bahia Social Club Michael C. Orza John Rugolsky 832 W. Beech Street (516) 442-1338 www.bahiasocialclub.com Billy's Beach Café Billy Romm 222 West Park Avenue (516) 889-2233 www.billysbeachcafe.com Duke Falcon's Charles Christianson 36 West Park Avenue (516) 897-7000 www.dukefalcons.com East End Café Steven Perticone 647 E. Park Avenue (516) 889-8787 Fisherman's Catch Bruce Larson Michael MiHaley 111 Bayside Drive Point Lookout, NY 11561 (516) 670-9717 www.fishermanscatch restaurant.com Geri's Andy Piselli 631 East Park Avenue (516) 897-3600

Gino's Restaurant & Pizzeria Paul Nicotra Carol Nicotra 16 West Park Avenue (516) 432-8193 www.ginospizzaoflongbeach. com La Rioja Carlos Fernandez 4409 Austin Blvd. Island Park, NY 11558 (516) 432-9205 www.lariojali.com Lola's Kitchen & Wine Bar Mark McCarthy 180 West Park Avenue (516) 442-1090 www.bahiasocialclub.com Meson Iberia Restaurant Francis & Maria Dominquez 4335 Austin Blvd. Island Park, NY 11558 (516) 897-4911 www.mesoniberia.com Minnesota's Grill & Bar Thomas Corning, John Gallagher, Jim Malone 959 West Beech Street (516) 432-4080 www.minnesotaslb.com Mio Posto Restaurant Chris & Joey 2757B Long Beach Road Oceanside, NY 11561 (516) 208-8030 www.mioposto-ny.com Nagahama Japanese Restaurant Hideaki Yamamoto 169 East Park Avenue (516) 432-6446 www.nagahamasushi.com Paddy McGees Fish House & Bar Dylan Vitale 6 Waterview Road Island Park, NY 11558 (516) 431-8700 Paninis and Bikinis Jason Schatzberg 896 West Beech Street (516) 431-2244 www.paninisandbikinis.com Pop's Seafood Shack & Grill George Voutsinas 15 Railroad Place Island Park, NY 11556 (516) 432-7677 www.popsseafoodshack.com Continued on next page


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Serata South Long Beach Anthony Brew 777 West Beech Street (516) 670-8300 www.serata160.com Sugo's Allan Adams 62 W. Park Avenue (516) 431-7846 http://sugocafe.com SwingBellys BBQ Inc. Michael Bonino 909 West Beech Street (516) 431-3464 www.swingbellysbbq.com The Cabana Robert & Tracey Johnson James Lonigro 1034 West Beech Street (516) 889-1345 www.cabanalbny.com The Inn Eamon Donohue P.J. Kavanagh 943 West Beech Street (516) 432-9220 www.thelongbeachinn.com

The Point Lookout Ale House Bob MacDonald Tom Masi 70 Lido Blvd Point Lookout, NY 11569 (516) 442-2402 www.pointalehouse.com

Shipping & Packing The UPS Store 6026 Ray Bartlett 218 E. Park Avenue (516) 208-7200 www.theupsstorelocal. com/6026

Temples Temple Emanu-el of Long Beach Neil Vogel Susan Hirschbein 455 Neptune Blvd. (516) 431-4060 www.temple-emanu-el.org

The Saloon Eamon Donohue Gay O'connor (Manager) 1016 West Beech Street (516) 432-9185 www.thesaloonlongbeach.com

Solar Power EmPower Solar Gregory Sachs David Schieren 221 Long Beach Road Island Park, NY 11558 (516) 837-3459 www.empower-solar.com

Veterinary All Creatures Veterinary Hospital Dr. Lewis Gelfand 733 West Park Avenue (516) 432-2946 www.allcreaturesvetservices. com

Villaggio of Long Beach Dominick Loccisano 157 E. Park Avenue (516) 897-1886 www.villaggiohome.com Self-Storage Central Self-Storage Karin Fulling Kenneth Colon 4055 Austin Blvd. Island Park, NY 11558 (516) 431-1333 www.centralselfstorage.com

SurďŹ ng Equipment & Supplies Skudin Surf Cliff Skudin 218 E. Park Avenue # 552 (516) 318-3993 www.skudinsurf.com SurďŹ ng Lessons/School Surf2Live, Inc. Elliott Zuckerman 830 East Chester Street (347) 231-6866 www.surf2live.com

Website Internet Development Webair Internet Development Inc. Michael Orza 501 Franklin Avenue Suite 200 Garden City, NY 11530 (516) 938-4100 www.webair.com Wellness & Health Long Beach Wellness Mr. Ralph Anselmo 240 West Park Avenue (516) 431-9355 www.lbwellness.com

Open Heart Healing Alexandra (Sasha)Todaro 33 Lido Blvd. Point Lookout, NY 11569 (516) 263-0732 www.openhearthealing.org Yoga Bikram Yoga-Long Beach Anne Hayes Colleen O'Rourke 120 East Park Avenue (516) 442-3261 www.bikramyogalbny.com Studio 5 Yoga and Pilates Paige Bertuglia 5 Lido Blvd. Point Lookout, NY 11569 (516) 208-5905 www.studio5yogaandpilates. com Yoga Long Beach Hana Anat Hershko 54 West Park Avenue (516) 889-0808 www.yogalongbeach.com The Long Beach Chamber of Commerce 350 National Blvd. (516) 432-6000 www.thelongbeachchamber.com

Courtesy Long Beach Chamber of Commerce

The Long Beach Chamber of Commerce attended the Nassau Council of Chambers of Commerce's 28th annual Outstanding Small Businessperson of the Year and Legislative Breakfast on Oct. 12 at Crest Hollow Country Club. The Long Beach Chamber honored Liz LeSeur, vice president and Long Beach store manager at TD Bank, as its Outstanding Small Businessperson of the Year. Pictured: Madeleine Verbeeck, standing at left; Martin Goldenberg, chamber secretary; Stanley Fleishman, chairman of the board; David Denenberg, county legislator; Warren Vegh; and Stella Peretz-Cook, retail market manager, TD Bank; Mark Tannenbaum, chamber executive vice president, seated at left; Michael Kerr, chamber president; Liz LeSeur; and Janet Cohen, the chamber's office manager.


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