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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Midland Beach, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Midland Beach and the surrounding area.

  • Weather ...
  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Midland Beach:
    • 40.573161, -74.094586
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Midland Beach
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Curious and Interesting Names Near Midland Beach ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Bath Beach [Kings County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bath Beach
    • Bath Beach [Kings County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Midland Beach
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bath Beach
  • Bulls Head [Richmond County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bulls Head
    • Bulls Head [Richmond County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Midland Beach
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bulls Head have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bulls Head
  • Coney Island [Kings County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coney Island
    • Coney Island [Kings County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Midland Beach
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coney Island
  • Elm Park [Richmond County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elm Park
    • Elm Park [Richmond County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Midland Beach
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elm Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elm Park
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    • Fox Hills [Richmond County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fox Hills
      • Fox Hills [Richmond County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Midland Beach
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fox Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fox Hills
    • Fresh Kills [Richmond County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fresh Kills
      • Fresh Kills [Richmond County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Midland Beach
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fresh Kills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fresh Kills
    • Graniteville [Richmond County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Graniteville
      • Graniteville [Richmond County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Midland Beach
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Graniteville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Graniteville
    • Great Kills [Richmond County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Great Kills
      • Great Kills [Richmond County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Midland Beach
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Great Kills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Great Kills
    • Greenridge [Richmond County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenridge
      • Greenridge [Richmond County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Midland Beach
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenridge
    • Heartland Village [Richmond County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heartland Village
      • Heartland Village [Richmond County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Midland Beach
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heartland Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heartland Village
    • Mariners Harbor [Richmond County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mariners Harbor
      • Mariners Harbor [Richmond County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Midland Beach
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mariners Harbor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mariners Harbor
    • Rosebank [Richmond County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rosebank
      • Rosebank [Richmond County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Midland Beach
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rosebank have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosebank
    • Seaside [Richmond County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seaside
      • Seaside [Richmond County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Midland Beach
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seaside have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seaside
    • Sunnyside [Richmond County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunnyside
      • Sunnyside [Richmond County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Midland Beach
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunnyside have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunnyside
    • Willowbrook [Richmond County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willowbrook
      • Willowbrook [Richmond County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Midland Beach
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Willowbrook have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willowbrook

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Midland Beach. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

  • View Our List ...
    • Bud Abbott     (Actor, comedian)
      • Born: William Alexander Abbott
      • Actor, comedian. He was born in Asbury Park (NJ) on October 2, 1897 (a Saturday) and died in Woodland Hills (CA) on April 24, 1974 (a Wednesday) at the age of 76. The body was cremated.
      • Asbury Park is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the south of Midland Beach.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bud Abbott<3>
    • Platt Adams     (Olympic Gold Medalist)
      • Olympic Gold Medalist. He was born in Belleville (NJ) on March 23, 1885 (a Monday) and died in Normandy Beach (NJ) on February 27, 1961 (a Monday) at the age of 75. He is buried at Rosedale Cemetery (Essex County, New Jersey).
      • Belleville is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the north of Midland Beach.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Platt Adams<3>
    • Shana Alexander     (Journalist, author)
    • Nelson Algren     (Author)
      • Born: Nelson Ahlgren Abraham
      • Author. He was born in Detroit (MI) on March 28, 1909 (a Sunday) and died in Long Island City (NY) on May 9, 1981 (a Saturday) at the age of 72. He is buried at Oakland Cemetery (Suffolk County, New York).
      • Long Island City is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast of Midland Beach.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Nelson Algren<3>
    • Cosmo Francis 'Gus' Allegretti     (Actor, puppeteer)
      • Actor, puppeteer. He was born in Manhattan (NY) on April 6, 1927 (a Wednesday) and died in Phoenix (AZ) on July 26, 2013 (a Friday) at the age of 86. We don't have any burial details.
      • Manhattan is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast of Midland Beach.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Cosmo Francis 'Gus' Allegretti<3>
    • June Allyson     (Actress)
      • Born: Ella Geisman
      • Actress. She was born in Bronx (NY) on October 7, 1917 (a Sunday) and died in Ojai (CA) on July 8, 2006 (a Saturday) at the age of 88. The body was cremated.
      • Bronx is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the northeast of Midland Beach.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: June Allyson<3>
    • Glenn Anders     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Los Angeles (CA) on September 1, 1889 (a Sunday) and died in Englewood (NJ) on October 26, 1981 (a Monday) at the age of 92. He is buried at Kensico Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Englewood is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the north of Midland Beach.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Glenn Anders<3>
    • Dorothy Appleby     (Actress)
    • Elizabeth Arden     (Businesswoman)
      • Businesswoman. She was born in Vaughan (ON) on December 31, 1878 (a Tueday) and died in Manhattan (NY) on October 18, 1966 (a Tueday) at the age of 87. She is buried at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Manhattan is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast of Midland Beach.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Elizabeth Arden<3>
    • Louis 'Satchmo' Armstrong     (Trumpeter, composer, singer, actor)
      • Full name: Louis Daniel Armstrong
      • Trumpeter, composer, singer, actor. He was born in New Orleans (LA) on August 4, 1901 (a Sunday) and died in Corona (NY) on July 6, 1971 (a Tueday) at the age of 69. He is buried at Flushing Cemetery (Queens County, New York).
      • Corona is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast of Midland Beach.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Louis 'Satchmo' Armstrong<3>
    • Phil Arnold     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Hackensack (NJ) on September 15, 1909 (a Wednesday) and died in Van Nuys (CA) on May 9, 1968 (a Thursday) at the age of 58. He is buried at Eden Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Hackensack is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the north of Midland Beach.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Phil Arnold<3>
    • Eleanor Stackhouse Atkinson     (Author)
    • Eleanor Audley     (Actress)

How Far From Midland Beach to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Midland Beach to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Midland Beach and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Saint George, which is the Seat of Richmond County and lies just to the North.
    • Albany, which is the State Capital of New York, lies 144 miles [231.7 km]<1> to the north (N). If you could drive a straight line from Midland Beach to Albany, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 9 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 194 miles [312.2 km] to the southwest (SW). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 11 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,703 miles [9,178.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,409 miles [10,314.3 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,285 miles [6,896 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for New York

About Richmond County

About New York

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Midland Beach. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of New York: https://www.ny.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Midland Beach) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Midland Beach. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.5732, Longitude: -74.0946       In this case, the coordinates for Midland Beach have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<4>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.
<5>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Midland Beach to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 306.01 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 301.572 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 302.765 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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