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Long Beach, New York, USA - Long Beach Hotel, Long Island (1906)

Long Beach is a city in Nassau County, New York, United States. Just south of Long Island, it is located on Long Beach Barrier Island, which is the westernmost of the outer barrier islands off Long Island's South Shore. As of the United States 2010 Census, the city population was 33,275. It was incorporated in 1922, and is nicknamed The City By the Sea (as seen in Latin on its official seal).

The City of Long Beach is surrounded by Reynolds Channel to the north, east and west, and the Atlantic Ocean to the south.


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Long Beach Nostalgia: Vintage Photos, Ads, and Postcards

Long Beach Hotel, Long Island (1906)
Long Beach, New York, USA

Long Beach Hotel, Long Island (1906)
Long Beach West Club, West End, Long Beach, Long Island
Long Beach, New York, USA

Long Beach West Club, West End, Long Beach, Long Island
Park Avenue, Long Beach, Long Island, New York
Long Beach, New York, USA

Park Avenue, Long Beach, Long Island, New York

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1854 - April 16 - Steamer "Long Beach" sinks off Long Beach NY, 311 die
April 16, 1854
1901 - LONG BEACH EXPLOSION. No Cause for It Has Been Yet Discovered - Guests Still at Hotel.
LONG BEACH, L. I., Aug. 12. - S. B. Allen, Vice President of the Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company, came to the Long Beach Hotel to-day and began an investigation as to the cause of the boiler explosion which occurred in the hotel yesterday. Mr. Allen said to-day:

"I have not progressed far enough in my investigation to justify me in making any statement as to the cause of the explosion."

An investigation shows that a probable great loss of life was prevented by the immense chimney. The fire box of the boiler, weighing eight tons, which was thrown one hundred feet into the centre of the hotel, was stopped by this chimney. If it had not been so stopped it would have done an immense amount of damage.

About two hundred guests still remain in the hotel. Many of them are preparing to leave. This morning they had to go to the Long Beach Inn for their breakfast. Col. Dick places the damage caused by the explosion at from $25,000 to... Read MORE...


The Hotel Nassau, at Long Beach, was threatened by a fire which started in one of the small boardwalk shops at the west of the hotel early yesterday. More than 100 guests were routed out of their rooms at 5 A.M., but were permitted to remain in the lobby, where they watched the blaze for an hour, attired in various odd garments.
A patrolman discovered the fire in the International Restaurant next to the hotel. An overheated oil stove had set fire to a couch, on which a Greek watchman was sleeping, unaware of his danger. The policeman broke into the restaurant, rescued the watchman, and notified Police Headquarters and the hotel management.

Before the Long Beach firemen arrived, the hotel fire corps began fighting the flames. The small one-story frame buildings between the hotel and the National bathing pavilion burned so rapidly and the strong wind and bitter cold made the work of the firemen so... Read MORE...

1923 - Electrical Storm Sweeps Brooklyn - Woman Killed as Building is Wrecked
New York. - An electrical storm which swept over the metropolitan district at Long Beach L. I., killed BERT SAVOY of the stage team of BRENNAN and SAVOY, and JACK GROSSMAN, also of the theatrical profession, who was with him, and caused the death of a woman in Brooklyn and an 18 year-old youth in Yonkers. Uprooting trees, felling telegraph poles and unroofing houses, the storm wreaked havoc throughout Brooklyn and sections of Long Island. Skipping Manhattan and other boroughs of Greater New York, the storm struck Brooklyn and, although it lasted but ten minutes, its toll was large.

New York. - One woman was killed and several persons injured when a violent wind, electrical and hail storm of only ten minutes duration, swept over the Bushwick and East New York section of Brooklyn. The woman, MISS BERTHA VAIL, was killed when the wind toppled a thirty-foot brick wall, inclosing[sic] the East New York repair shops of the B. M. T., demolishing and automobile in which she was seated with ... Read MORE...

...At Long Beach, on the south shore of Nassau county, DR. GEORGE REISS, chief surgeon at the hospital, performed an emergency appendectomy on PHYLLIS GORDEN, 13, under the searchlights of a fire truck...

Dunkirk Evening Observer
New York
September 22, 1938

The "Long Island Express" was first detected over the tropical Atlantic on September 13, although it may have formed a few days earlier. Moving generally west-northwestward, it passed to the north of Puerto Rico on the 18th and 19th, likely as a category 5 hurricane. It turned northward on September 20 and by the morning of the 21st it was 100 to 150 miles east of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. At that point, the hurricane accelerated to a forward motion of 60 to 70 mph, making landfall over Long Island and Connecticut that afternoon as a Category 3 hurricane. The storm became extratropical after landfall and dissipated over southeastern Canada on September 22.

Blue Hill Observatory, Massachusetts measured sustained...

Long Beach, N. Y. (AP) - Fire destroyed a Long Island boardwalk hotel Tuesday and killed a 65-year-old woman. About 400 persons, most of them elderly, escaped.

Deputy Fire Commissioner MARTIN HEALD said the dead woman was DOROTHY GOLLUBIER, 65, of the Bronx. Her body was found Tuesday night, five hours after the blaze began.

Long Beach Fire Chief EDWARD WAGENEN said firemen evacuated 200 persons from the six-story hotel. Ladders were used to rescue 80, including a group of 45 trapped on a high parapet.

HEALD described the 60-year-old building as a total wreck and estimated damage at $1 million. WAGENEN said the fire apparently was caused by an explosion in the boiler room.
The Progress Index
Petersburg, Virginia
September 1, 1965
2023 - Here's a list of places to go and things to do in Long Beach:
1. Long Beach Boardwalk:

Take a leisurely stroll or bike ride along the iconic boardwalk that stretches for 2.2 miles. It's perfect for enjoying ocean views and the sea breeze.

2. Long Beach:

Of course, don't miss the beach itself! Relax in the sun, swim in the ocean, or try your hand at some beach volleyball.

3. Allegria Hotel Rooftop Bar:

Head to this chic rooftop bar for breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean. Enjoy a cocktail while watching the sunset.

4. Long Beach Historical Society:

Explore the rich history of Long Beach at the Historical Society. It's a great place to learn about the town's past.

5. East End Arts Gallery:

If you appreciate art, visit this gallery showcasing local and regional artists. It's a cultural gem in Long Beach.

6. Long Beach Surf School:

Want to catch some waves? Join a surf lesson at the Long Beach Surf School, suitable for all skill levels.

7. Long Beach Cinema:

Catch a movie at the local cinema for a relaxing ... Read MORE...

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female ancestorSelma A LINDBERG (4 April 1873, Long Beach, New York, USA - , )
male ancestorThomas BRADY (4/15/1929, Long Beach, New York, USA - 2/13/2015, , Florida, USA)

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