Friday, 17 August 2012 00:00
Contrary to the Aug. 10 letter from Gotham G.R.&C., I don’t believe that this deal between Trump and New York State will “enhance the lives of all Long Islanders.” As a long-time Jones Beach lover now in his 70s, Jones Beach has always meant casual relaxation for low and middle-income families to picnic and swim and get away from the city for a few precious hours. A fancy restaurant with Trump’s name emblazoned on the front mocks the original purpose of the beach set forth by Robert Moses himself.
Edward J. Thompson, Sr., Farmingdale
(Editor’s note: This letter is in response to “Trump On The Ocean Moves Forward At Jones Beach” from Brad Gerstman and David Schwartz of Gotham Government Relations and Communications that appeared in the Friday, Aug. 10th edition of the Farmingdale Observer. The original letter to the editor is also available on the Observer’s webpage at www.antonnews.com)