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Letter: Boardwalk better without The Donald

Donald Trump on the empty lot near the

Donald Trump on the empty lot near the Central Mall flagpole on the Jones Beach boardwalk. (Sept. 14, 2011) Credit: Newsday/Karen Wiles Stabile

When I stroll on the Jones Beach boardwalk, where I’ve walked for more years than I can remember, I get an instant surge of pleasure when I approach the Central Mall. Gone is the plywood wall that surrounded a waterlogged pit proposed to be the site of Donald Trump’s catering hall, a monument to his ego.

It’s now a level piece of beach that’s beautiful to behold. Many fought the idea of a catering hall at the beach. But we couldn’t overcome The Donald’s money and political clout.

But superstorm Sandy did what we couldn’t do. It washed Trump out of our hair.

Allen Kerner, Wantagh 

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