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Dear Editor:

An item in your High Tide column suggested that the City use Eminent Domain to take over the theater and other buildings on Beach 116th Street.  This is an excellent idea!  How long must these buildings drag down the most important commercial street on the west end of Rockaway? 

Small businesses up and down that street have been trying their hardest for years but those eyesores have always gotten in the way.  If I recall, the Konigs live in Belle Harbor. Don’t they ever visit Beach 116th?  If they want to cry poverty, and they can’t afford to fix these buildings, then they should put them up for sale or the City should bring in a steamroller!  If Eric Ulrich got the City to condemn and save 116th Street, he’d be mayor in a snap. 

James Murphy

 

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