The following letter was sent to the staff of New England Arbors by someone intimately involved in a post-Hurricane Sandy recovery project for Long Beach, New York.
“Long Beach New York: Establishing a new “look and feel” to the West End
Three years ago Long Beach New York was battered by Hurricane Sandy. This ocean-front City of 40,000 inhabitants and a similar number of summer-time visitors, had to recover from significant devastation.
Not only were residences, businesses, and our 2.2 mile boardwalk destroyed, but the spirit of our community was also impacted.
A rebuilding effort was initiated on many levels, including a “beautification” process that included clearing debris and adding flowers, trees and other landscape features.
The City has several neighborhoods, including the West End, which includes a business district and 3,000 inhabitants.
The West End Beautification Association mounted a significant effort to restore and exceed our prior status. One action we decided to undertake was to add some thematic elements, which could be sprinkled throughout the West End, giving a polished, attractive look, and seeking to restore a positive attitude.
One project focused on the purchase of New England Arbors planters. We selected these since they had an attractive look, required minimal maintenance, fit our price range and were easy to distribute to key locations.
In 2015 we purchased five (5) planters, and we anticipate purchasing another 5 (or more) in 2016. The following photos show the five locations where they were placed:
- A newly established business, providing specialty pastries. (Pammy’s)
- A 100-year old bar (Shine’s)
- The local Real Estate firm (Petrey’s)
- A well-visited ice cream parlor (Vinny’s)
- And the newly rebuilt Knights of Columbus hall.
The photos capture some of the beauty and flavor that the planters provided. Each planter and plants was a gift from the West End Beautification Association. There was only one stipulation: the owner had to water the plants.
Bottom line: the planters helped add beauty and restore an optimism post-Hurricane.
Ed Glister, West End Beautification Association Co-President”
At New England Arbors, we were happy to work with the West End Beautification Association in Long Beach, NY to provide a polished and attractive look to the area as well as inject some positivity and renewed hope.
We work hard to make sure our designs complement your property, be it home or office and it was good to get this positive feedback! For tourist areas such as this, our 20 year guarantee is important: Our products are guaranteed not to rot, yellow, warp or crack for TWENTY YEARS. That means the West End Beautification Association can continue their great work without having to worry about replacing their new planters for two decades, which makes the investment even more attractive.
This was our favourite sentence:
“One project focused on the purchase of New England Arbors planters. We selected these since they had an attractive look, required minimal maintenance, fit our price range and were easy to distribute to key locations.”
Ka-Boom! Love it! (By the way, that’s our famous Cambridge Planter that you’ll find throughout Long Beach, NY)
Do you need an “Urban Renewal”? Give us a call at 1-800-282-9346 and we’ll work with you!