2013-11-22 / Letters

A Not-So Bright Idea

Dear Editor:

As if it wasn’t tough enough doing business in Rockaway, what with Sandy, and all the broken promises of help that followed, now we had someone take it upon themselves to make the whole west side of the beach block a commercial truck parking zone until 6:00 p.m. Mon - Fri.

Are they kidding! Without word one to myself or any of the other store owners I spoke to, this was done in silence, (and probably the dark of night) So after over ten years of doing business on the west side of the street, first with a retail store and now a health and fitness studio, I can assure my already dwindling clientele that even if they purchase a ticket from one of the non-broken meters, they will still be banged out for a $95 donation to this great city, because someone obviously thought that would HELP Rockaway’s business district come back stronger than ever from Sandy.

How does such a potentially beautiful place, with such Rock Solid people get soooo messed up??

PAUL MASTROS

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