1999-06-05 / Columnists


Police are employing a "zero tolerance" approach to beer drinking and loud music on the boardwalk.

Some enterprising sorts are making use of "instant parking lots" on busy beach days. They charge up to $10 for cars to park. The trick is, they don’t own the lot. 

 Big bucks are being drawn to the waterfront. Buyers have contacted The Wave asking if any houses are for sale. One buyer said he’d pay a million dollars for any oceanfront home and then tear it down to build what he wants. There goes the neighborhood.

A Green Line bus full of students cruised right through a red light at Beach 90 street and the Boulevard on Wednesday afternoon.

The new paved entrance to the beach at 126 street looks good. It comes courtesy of the Belle Harbor Alliance and the Parks Department.

They finally filled that sinkhole on Beach 104 street and the Boulevard. It had been big enough to fit a garbage can and a hazard cone.

It looks like a done deal with the White Elephant light rail over the Van Wyck. Even the builders admit it could take another 20 years---20 years!---before they accomplish a one-seat ride from JFK to Manhattan.

 Parks Commissioner Henry Stern has issued an edict: no dogs---with or without leashed---on the beaches. Funny, we thought Henry brought his unleashed dog here when he came to inspect the boardwalk.

Mark it down on your calendar: the first RMAC concert of the season will be June 27 at 6 p.m. at Fort Tilden. The concert series is one of the best treats of the summer.

 Somebody’s been shooting a BB gun in the Hammels. Several people have been hit.

 Beach Channel High School’s band got rave reviews after performing and marching in the Memorial Day parade.








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