Letter to the Editor: Jones Beach is Becoming an Eyesore

Is the summer hotspot getting the proper attention it deserves?

Dear Editor,

The other night my husband and I went to Jones Beach. As we approached the Field 4 boardwalk, I could not believe my eyes. 

This eyesore that used to be the Boardwalk Restaurant is still greeting people as they approach the boardwalk. Come on now. This construction eyesore that Trump has decided to add on to his many real estate projects is still there and still nothing has been done.

Is it TOH, Trump what? He has made Jones Beach start looking like its going downhill. Is it? 

As I approached the boardwalk, I could not believe this monster of a construction site is still there and nothing has been done. Years ago, as you walked under the field 4 tunnel and shouting under the overpass was something you had to do as a child approaching the walkway to the boardwalk restaurant, seeing all the flowers and the waterfall.

Now, barely any flowers, no waterfall and the beach not kept up like it used to be. With the high price of the toll now, no excuse.  

Trump had this idea a few years back. Why is our community TOH just letting it stand there? Budget cuts, politics? He should be a little bit proactive. Maybe he should not of touched this project due to the lack of time he can spare. Jones Beach has changed, and I can see the grounds are not kept up like they used to be.

I saw a lot of neglect, especially with the Trump Wall. Friendlys? They have many stands through out the beach, one on field 4  and another by the pool. They are filthy. The pool, which was nice back then, is not kept up as you can see certain entrances closed.  

Jones beach is moving towards being on the list of what used to be nice. With all the taxes we pay there is no excuse as not letting Trump do what he wants.

Is it that or the TOH that is not giving in?

This letter was written by East Meadow resident Helen Gavaris. What do you think of her issues with Jones Beach. Do you agree? Tell us in the comments below.

Joanna G July 26, 2012 at 11:48 AM
Trump will get his way eventually and we will be able to walk past and gawk at all the rich people who will be able to afford to go there. The Boardwalk Restaurant was a reasonably priced place that ALL of us could enjoy. Mark my words - we, the rabble, will get the hot dog stands and the rich will get the new Trump Palace, or whatever it will be called. Another battle in the "class war" that we will lose. As Trump likes to say..."You're fired!"
Richie Seven July 26, 2012 at 03:36 PM
Trump wants to get all the profits and have us pay all the taxes on the property. Eventually He wants to build Casinos on the boardwalk. GOODBYE Jones Beach as we knew it.
Lynn July 26, 2012 at 05:22 PM
Jones Beach has nothing to do with the TOH it is a state park.
robert July 26, 2012 at 09:02 PM
Your sarcasim insinuates that we the taxpayers had any say in layoffs and services. Let me remind you that Nassau County is the highest priced county in the U.S. and we continue to pay more and more and the greedy politicians are never held accountable. We don't deserve these cuts and services!
Brent M. July 26, 2012 at 09:12 PM
They hire $8 an hour workers .. its a joke..


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