Long Beach, Hempstead Town In Talks To Make Private Beach Public

The stretch of beach, which is currently owned by a Lido Beach condo, is one of the last private beaches on the Barrier Island

The City of Long Beach and the Town of Hempstead are in talks with the board of a Lido Beach condominium to turn a stretch of beach the condo owns into public land, according to reports.

Newsday reported that the talks began after the city and town negotiated to allow the Army Corps of Engineers onto the property as part of its ongoing dune restoration project, which is part of tens of millions of dollars of storm recovery being done on the island in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

The stretch of beach is owned by 184 Lido Towers, and Newsday reported that the condo board has been in negotiations with the town and city for two years to make the beach public. Newsday said the condo owners are seeking compensation for the property. Read full article.