Donald Trump on the empty lot near the Central Mall...

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

Regarding "After Sandy: Repairs to begin" [News, Dec. 21], I was wondering. Do you think if The Donald had built his restaurant on Jones Beach, it would still be there? I'm not surprised they're killing the idea.

Douglas Hollamby, Islip Terrace