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Treat Rockaway beaches better

I read an article recently about a plan to build a floating Manhattan beach on a barge. Is that where the extra money goes when you do not have full lifeguard staffing in Rockaway Beach?

On June 20, 29 beaches in Rockaway were open to swimming, but 111 beaches were closed for some pathetic and dishonest excuse.

Please, Mr. Mayor, investigate and audit the city Parks Department. Why take the Rockaway Ferry, go to a Rockaway restaurant or shop if our beaches are closed to swimming?

Are we being set up to fail? Thirty-two days since Memorial Day weekend without a full staff of lifeguards?

This is unacceptable. Our beach is our protection, our recreation and a major source of revenue. Please help us.

Philip McManus

Rockaway Park

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