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Letter: Change Is Necessary

In response to Grace Slezak’s letter, Glen Cove for Sale. While I agree with of some of her comments, I would like to point something out. As someone who lived in Queens for the first 32 years of my life, I am offended at the repeated comparison of Glen Cove to Queens. Why is it that people in this community continue to reference Queens when they want to want to bring up something negative about Glen Cove? Your fear of Glen Cove becoming too much like Queens really has no basis. Glen Cove can’t hold a candle to areas like Forest Hills, Jamaica Estates, Hollis Hills, Bayside or Kew Gardens! These areas have beautiful homes, great shopping and lots of great restaurants just like we do. They also have great parks and are easily accessible to New York City. They have low taxes and good schools. They do not have the illegal housing problems we have, because they have a variety of legal housing options. Glen Cove has changed a lot in the 14.5 years that I have lived here and I can’t say it has been a change for the better. Although change is not easy, it is necessary to keep this city from the downward slide it has been on for some time now. So, instead of putting down the hometowns of others, let us try to improve our own hometown.

Brad Kletter