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Blue Point intersection needs a traffic light

The intersection of Atlantic Avenue, at left, and

The intersection of Atlantic Avenue, at left, and Montauk Highway, foreground, in Blue Point. Suffolk County police say it has had 11 accidents from Jan. 1, 2011, to August 2016. Photo Credit: Anthony J. Catanese

Motor vehicle accidents occur frequently at Atlantic Avenue and Montauk Highway in Blue Point. I can see them from the office where I work.

Suffolk County police records indicate 11 accidents from 2011 through this past August, with four this year. Six of the accidents involved injuries. We need a traffic light to stop these accidents.

Anthony J. CataneseSayville

 

Happy to admire the windows, not to buy

I love to window-shop at Christmastime. In the early 1960s, my dad and I would ride the BMT subway from Avenue M to 34th Street in Manhattan. He was in the decorating business and took me with him so I could appreciate the magnificent department store window displays.

Macy’s was always the first with a Santa outside the door. The windows were vibrant with high-styled clothing similar to the fashions of Jackie Kennedy: pink skirt suits with matching pill box hats, plaid shift dresses, elbow-length gloves, bows and capes.

I told myself that one day I would return and buy it all.

Now as a grandmother in my late 60s, I surprise myself by going to see the windows — but not really wanting any of it.

What has happened to me? I have come to a point where just looking is intoxicating enough. I guess I have come to appreciate the store window for what it is.

The ripped jeans, pointed sweaters and high-fashion boots are there to admire. I study them and realize they don’t rock my world. Perhaps next time something will.

Phyllis Weinberger, North Woodmere

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