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Lido Beach

Beginnings: Like the rest of the barrier island on which it sits, Lido Beach existed first as an uninhabited, barren sandbar. The island got its start when William Reynolds dredged the channel that bears his name to create the resort of Long Beach. In 1929, after Reynolds had been defeated for re-election as Long Beach mayor, he turned his attention to the unincorporated area just east of the city and built the Moorish-style Lido Beach Hotel, naming it for the resort villa in Italy. Reynolds envisioned the hotel as an anchor for another resort community, but the stock market crash that year and the subsequent Depression halted development for almost a decade.
Beginnings: Like the rest of the barrier island on which it sits, Lido Beach existed first as an uninhabited, barren sandbar. The island got its start when William Reynolds dredged the channel that bears his name to create the resort of Long Beach. In 1929, after Reynolds had been defeated for re-election as Long Beach mayor, he turned his attention to the unincorporated area just east of the city and built the Moorish-style Lido Beach Hotel, naming it for the resort villa in Italy. Reynolds envisioned the hotel as an anchor for another resort community, but the stock market crash that year and the subsequent Depression halted development for almost a decade. « Show less

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  • LI Residents Evacuate After Storm Floods Out Homes

    LI Residents Evacuate After Storm Floods Out Homes
    Nine inches of rain fell on Riverhead leaving more than a dozen homes under water and making the only way to get around Horton Avenue by boat. Homes were submerged, some with the water lines halfway up front doors and above windows. The intense flooding...
  • Storm To Affect Number Of Summer Visitors To Lido Beach

    Storm To Affect Number Of Summer Visitors To Lido Beach
    Even with plans to truck in sand, Lido Beach's waterfront recreation area won't be able to accommodate its usual number of summer visitors in the wake of this week's storm, the Hempstead Town supervisor said. Supervisor Kate Murray said the beach was...