Long Beach New York City
Long Beach – Tourist Attractions in New York City
Long Beach in NYC, New York, USA
Long Beach is a city in Nassau County, New York on a barrier island off the South Shore of Long Island. As of the United States 2000 Census, the city population was 35,462. It was incorporated in 1922, and is nicknamed The City By the Sea
Long Beach is true to its name as it is longer than it is wide. The whole city is less than a mile wide from ocean to bay and about three and a half miles long. The city is divided into the West End, home to many small bungalows, and the East End. Although the dividing line is located at Edwards Boulevard, the location of the city’s train station, most residents see New York Avenue farther to the west as the true dividing line. West of New York Avenue, the barrier island is less than a half mile wide and West Beech Street is the main east/west commercial street. This area, known as the West End, is home to small bungalows and houses located very close to each other along small narrow streets that run from the beach to the bay, named after US States until it meets East Atlantic Beach at Nevada Avenue. East of New York Avenue, the island is wider between the bay and ocean and is home to larger more expansive family houses, as well as the city’s boardwalk, which begins at New York Avenue and ends at Neptune Boulevard. Along the boardwalk are many apartment buildings and condos. The main commercial strip east of New York Avenue is Park Avenue, which narrows into a small residential strip west of New York Avenue. The West End between Edwards Boulevard and New York Avenue has become known as Westholme, while between Edwards Boulevard and Long Beach Boulevard (the main route in and out of the city, since it serves the Long Beach bridge) has become known as the Central district, while the area east of Long Beach Boulevard is known as the East End. In the East End there is a neighborhood referred to as “The Canals” which consists of several streets running north to south with parallel canals originating in Reynold’s Channel. There is also a neighborhood known as “The Walks”, consisting of extremely narrow sidewalks in between houses. Each “Walk” is named after a month. This area is located near the West End.
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