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Long Beach named 10th safest city in New York
Anthony Rifilato/Herald
A bicyclist on a section of the new boardwalk that reopened in July. Long Beach was named among the 10 safest cities in New York state last month by Safewise, which noted the city’s iconic boardwalk and other recreational activities.

In a top-10 list that includes tony communities like Scarsdale and Eastchester, Long Beach was named the 10th safest city in New York last month.
The seaside community was included among the 50 safest cities to live in the state by Safewise Security Systems, an online home security resource. Safewise said it paired national crime data released by the FBI in its 2011 Crime in the U.S. Report with its own research to create a comprehensive list of the safest cities with 15,000 residents or more as of 2011.

“This was specifically designed to assist families looking for a safe city to settle down in,” City Manager Jack Schnirman said at the Dec. 17 City Council meeting. “The City of Long Beach finished ahead of many other Long Island communities on the list, including Rockville Centre and Garden City, which were 29th and 30th respectively.”

Floral Park— an incorporated village with approximately 15,863 residents — was named the safest city, with Safewise saying that no murders, rapes or arsons were reported to law enforcement in 2011. The town of Bedford in Westchester County, which has about 17,000 residents, placed second. Long Beach, which has an average population of 33,000 residents, was ranked just below Hyde Park, N.Y. and above Lynbrook, with Safewise writing, “Touted as New York’s famous City by the Sea, Long Beach is located on a barrier island just south of Long Island. Boarded by the Atlantic Ocean and Reynolds Channel, it is notorious as a place generations of families gather to enjoy picnics, build sandcastles, ride waves and stroll the iconic boardwalk.”


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Mr Rifilato,

I can not believe how the Herald has become a place for "puff" pieces for the City of Long Beach. I take the safest city article for example. Safewise uses 2011 statistics for their report. If I had any journilistic sense and I was reporting this informnation I would have investigated those numbers and compared them to 2012 and 2013 and turned the story into a real story about what may or may not be going on in Long Beach.Our police commisioner is paid more than his counterpart in New York City

and 28 police officers earn more than our City Manager.

What gives sir. Does Mr. Tepper (junior) feed you this fluff.

Happy New Year to you. I hope as I receive these free copies of the Herald your articles may inspire me to once again be a regular patron and put down the $1 for a fair and true look at what is going on in our city

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