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