2013-06-28 / Letters

Some Love For The New Beach Things

Dear Editor:

There is a rumor in Rockaway that EVERYONE hates the new bathrooms and lifeguard stations. This is not true. Following are some reasons why we like the new structures:

Thousands of people visit the beaches every summer. We are trying to promote new business, including those that sell food and drink. Which brings us to point 2…

Enclosed bathrooms are preferable to beaches, sidewalks, driveways, your car tires, or abandoned buildings for the purposes of human toileting.

Lifeguards help save people from drowning. Lifeguards are American workers. Workers in this country have a right to clean, safe work environments.

The new structures are built in America. They will withstand a flood.

The design of the structures reminds us of classic symbols of 20th century America – diners, beach shacks, rocket ships, pencil sharpeners, wood paneled station wagons. The design of the structures does not detract from the design aesthetic of the Rockaways. What design aesthetic you might ask…...my point exactly...

So let’s stop fighting about the bathrooms and lifeguard shacks. We don’t all hate them…some of us are delighted they are here. But even if you don’t like them, use them. Go forth and flush.

ALICE OSTROWSKY Dear Editor

I would like to see the The Wave spearhead the protest of this plan to bring 40 homeless back to Beach 116th Street - by publishing all the contact information for this low life landlord Jay Douche....pardon me, Deutchman, each and every week. Perhaps dedicate a corner of the front inside page.

Residents and merchants need to call and email his offices throughout the day - everyday - and complain. Drive his staff crazy, clog his phone, overload his website if he has one. Find out his home address and phone number and call there as well. Don't give this human filth any peace.

In addition, no matter how agreeable the Narco Freedom people are...they need to be contacted as well and told.."Not here....Not now...Not ever!"

We have an opportunity now to clean up the neighborhood and we can't allow traffickers in human misery like Jay Deutchman stand in our way. Dirtbag landlords no longer have a place in our community and we need to inform our elected representatives if they can't clean up 116th Street....then we will elect people who can.

DOUG SOLIS

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