2002-08-17 / Letters

What Is Rockaway Coming To?

What Is Rockaway Coming To?

Dear Editor;

Being a life-long resident in Rockaway, and having the ocean and beach right next to me is a beautiful thing. My friend, who has never been to the ocean said, "Wow, what a beautiful sight!" as she looked at the surfer catching waves as the sun was setting.

These surfers that the cops and Parks Department are giving tickets to have already been lifeguards in their days or had some kind of basic training skills for Rockaway's dangerous rip tides and undertow.

My personal opinion, Rockaway doesn't want to look bad. But what they don't know is that the surfers are actually helping, not hurting. They come in second compared to lifeguards and other life-saving people.

I read in the paper that Mayor Bloomberg is going to give tickets to the people who ride their bikes on the streets? What is Rockaway coming to? Surfing and bike riding is what Rockaway is all about.

BILLY JEAN


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