Dear Speaker Quinn,
I have taken my children to
But, every year we go, we see less and less of the
Next week, you are going to vote on a plan to develop the
The fact is, everyone I know has heard of
I’m sure the developer has presented foot traffic studies that show how much better it will be for the neighborhood for Nathan’s to be turned into an efficient, indoor restaurant and how great indoor bowling will be for the neighborhood. But, the fact is, we need more
What I’d like to propose is that the developer’s plan be modified. There’s nothing wrong with progress and construction, but not at the expense of our city’s real and unique character. Let them build the tower, but build it NORTH of Surf, not south. A better plan is to build, but at the same time to invest in what’s there and in danger of being lost. Creating more space for more and better rides, more food stands, more open-air performances, more of a carnival atmosphere is what people want, whether NY natives or tourists. Making
Please don’t let this happen.