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Using emergency provisions, the New York City Department of Homeless Services has moved nearly 20 families into the Lyghthouse Inn, an alleged pay-by-hour hotel formerly known as the Windjammer Motel. Neighbors sounded the alarm over the shelter at the Sheepshead Bay – Plumb Beach Civic Meeting October 7, alongside elected officials who criticized the agency for poor…

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Hundreds of storm victims, blown out of their destroyed homes by Superstorm Sandy last year, will soon be leaving the various hotels that housed them under a New York City-run transitional sheltering program. the Transitional Sheltering Assistance program, a FEMA operation. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that state Supreme Court Justice Margaret Chan has ruled that the…

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In the 1870s, Manhattan Beach and Brighton Beach were some of the poshest digs this side of fancy-town; an exclusive getaway for New York’s monocle wearing upper-crust. A fascinating report by Curbed traces this history, a time when the two beach communities were once dotted with lavish hotels and resorts. Right off the bat, we…

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The Golden Gate Inn (3867 Shore Parkway) is closed for business. We’ve heard that the property was sold, but the deed transfer has not yet hit the net. It last sold in 2006 for $15.4 million. No information about the buyer is available yet. Looks like the Windjammer, a.k.a. the Lyghthouse Inn, is going to…

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I know, I know – most of the entries in our Postcard series have depicted Manhattan Beach. Well, what do you want? It was a resort! With all the postcards being from the end of the 19th Century and beginning of the 20th, those hanging out in Sheepshead Bay were too busy gambling at the…

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It’s been a while since we’ve had an entry into our Postcard series, but good things come to those who wait. This dynamic piece captures a diver in midair over what the postcard calls “Stillwater Lagoon”  in Manhattan Beach. While we know the Blackstone Hotel had a lagoon, and that would certainly fit given the…

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Haven’t yet seen this angle of the Oriental Hotel, which faced Sheepshead Bay between Ocean Avenue and Girard Street was somewhere else entirely [Read comments]. The photo comes from SepiaTown.com. Cool, eh?

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This was originally to be a “Postcard” piece, as the image above comes from an eBay auction. But further research revealed a fascinating part of Manhattan Beach history, dating back too far to fit even in the “Remember When” series. From the Harper’s Weekly archive, the wood engraving above is not some illustration of a…

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Ladies and gentlemen, the end of an era has arrived. Windjammer Motor Inn has perished, and in its place stands… uh… Lyghthouse Inn (3206 Emmons Avenue). Yeah, that’s a “Y”. We don’t get it either. (Actually, after looking through our archives we remembered the owner’s name is Terrence Lyght. Get it?!) According to the clerks…

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