The Point Lookout Community Church is on the grounds of the original U.S Life Saving/Coast Guard Station. The flag tower which is pictured, is the original flag tower and is over 100 years old.
It is in desperate need of repair and since it is of historic importance to the community of Point Lookout, we are asking for donations from our businesses, residents and friends. We need to raise $8,500 for the repairs and our goal is to reach that by April 1st so work can be started and completed by June 14th which is Flag Day! If we do not reach the desired amount the flag tower will have to be taken down.
We have started a GO FUND ME site and the link is https://www.gofundme.com/6rvq9pqs
If you prefer to mail a check please make the check out to the Point Lookout Civic Association and put FLAGTOWER in the memo section of the check and mail it to:
C/O Flag Tower
P.O. Box 900
Point Lookout, NY 11569.
Knowing how generous our wonderful town can be when help is needed, I am sure we can achieve our goal by the target date of April 1st.
Please be as generous as your means allow.
Thank you in advance,
Point Lookout Civic Association
From LB COAD:
On Friday, August 28th Touro Law will be providing home owners the opportunity to open their NFIP policy.
This is free as compared to the option of hiring an attorney. It is a first come first serve basis. Touro staff will be at the Long Beach Martin Luther King Center from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. See attached as there are other dates in our area.
Please encourage your clients, staff or individuals that if they have questions to come this Friday to Long Beach or to one of the other dates/places this week
There is a deadline of September 15. It is not expected to be extended.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: August 6, 2015
Demolition Set to Begin on Ye Olde Firehouse
On Wednesday, Aug. 6, the Town of Hempstead issued a permit to the Lido and Point Lookout Fire District to demolish Ye Olde Firehouse.
Beginning tomorrow, Aug. 7, the scaffolding surrounding Ye Olde Firehouse will be removed and temporary fencing will be erected around the building. Demolition of the firehouse will take place next week. The war memorial and the 1939 World’s Fair flagpole will be preserved.
On July 22, 2015 the Town of Hempstead’s Landmarks Preservation Commission voted 6-0 to deny the Point Lookout Lido Property Owners’ application to designate the firehouse as a landmark, as it does not meet the criteria established by the town’s Landmark Preservation Ordinance. In addition, the Division of Historic Preservation of the New York State Department of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation determined in an Aug. 3, 2015 decision that Ye Olde Firehouse does not retain adequate architectural integrity to qualify for listing on the State and National Registers of Historic Places.
“Like many members of this community, I have fond memories of Ye Olde Firehouse,” said Commissioner Andrew Richter. “But as fond as those memories are, it is time for the community and the district to move forward into the future. On behalf of the all commissioners, I would like to wish the entire community an enjoyable and safe remainder of the summer. We look forward to a dialogue with the community this fall concerning our fire district facilities.”
CAMP CURIOSITY, in collaboration with the Point Lookout Historical Society, invite young and old to participate in the Point Lookout Mapping Project.
Maps are the places memories go to live forever. Beloved spaces, secret places, imagination, time keeping. Maps tell an honest story of itself- first loves, last goodbyes, comical moments, childhood favorites, unexpected delights. Maps are passports in to a community and its’ world- intimate narratives, favorite restaurants, autobiographies of our unique and beautiful town. Maps and memories are bound together.
Documents here courtesy Point Lookout Civic Association.
To participate, take a blank map. Map your favorite Point Lookout memory. Write or illustrate as much or as little as you choose. Purely personal. Include your name or remain anonymous. Return your map to Camp Curiosity – Karen Brown, 120 Garden City Ave, the PLO Historical Society at 23 Bellmore Ave or any participating local business. The collective map project will be displayed at the Annual PLO Art Show in August and bound in to a book for future generations to ponder and enjoy.
* “You Are Here”, is an adaptation of “Mapping Manhattan”, by Becky Cooper, NYC 2009, featured in the NY Times.
Thanks to Chris Brown for her sunset shot from Friday 7/24/15 taken at Civic Beach.