Thursday, August 12, 2010

Idyllic Beach Club now site for future keggers

At some point in the near future the city will turn a picturesque New Dorp beach community into a row of demolished bungalows and garbage strewn sands.

The land, settled by the residents for like 100 years, was purchased by the city in the '50s when Robert Moses made an over-ambitious plan to build a parkway on the shoreline.

When the plan dissolved, the residents were told they could lease the property but that it could be taken away at any time.

Apparently, that time has come.

"They’ve had many seasons of using public property for private use," parks commissioner Adrian Benepe told the Times. "This is public land, it belongs to the public, and we want to return it to the public."

But what exactly will the city do with this beatific cottage community when it returns to the 'public'? The rest of the surrounding shoreline simply looks like shit.

If the city neglects the land - after tearing down all but four cottages - it will become another filthy ghost hole where teenagers go to smoke weed (not that there's anything wrong with that).

The residents do have local officials on their side, and a Facebook page, but if you listen to Benepe it doesn't sound good.

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