2011-12-02 / Letters

Rockaway Zuccotti Park #2

Dear Editor,

My name is Robert Gamere, and I have been a resident of Rockaway Beach for six years. I wrote a letter to the editor on November 11 and The Wave published it.

It was titled “Rockaway Zuccotti Park.” My letter’s purpose was to bring attention to underage drinking at a bar/restaurant on Beach 102 Street, and the fisticuffs that followed. I personally was a witness to this dangerous behavior, as were quite a few police officers and emergency responders. There were 80-100 youths in the street yelling and screaming. I was not able to park my care due to the crowds and fighting.

My reference to “Zuccotti Park” was a comparison to the crowds – that’s all!

Subsequently, two of The Wave’s readers have written articles putting a different spin on my article. My article was not “politically motivated” at all. I recommend that John Baxter and Frank Gerace revisit my article and then sign up for a class in “reading comprehension.”

I consider myself a communityminded person, not a political activist like these two men. The gall of John Baxter to try to tell you what articles to print and what not to. I am an avid reader of The Wave and I always see articles published for him. Mr. John Baxter, just to set the record straight, I work in Lower Manhattan, so I am quite familiar with Zuccotti Park and I did not need a seeing-eye dog to get there. Mr. Gerace, and Mr. Baxter, my last advice to the both of you is, worry less about Zuccotti Park and more about “Rockaway Park.”

ROBERT GAMERE

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