Tucked away on the west side of the small town of Broad Channel in the middle of Jamiaca Bay is a narrow, dead end, street that goes by the name of West 12th Road. Those of us who live there know that the nice part about living in a small town is that when you are not quite sure what is going on, someone else always does!
[Peter J. Mahon West 12th Road, Broad Channel]
Senator Schumer came toRockawayto talk about FEMA oversight, flood insurance and beach replenishment and coastal protection. (“There will be groins.”) He had to bite his tongue when asked several times about the new mayor and the sluggish start of his administration. Schumer said the city was “taking its sweet time” on too many issues. The best he could say was that the mayor had “to get settled.” His facial expression said: enough already.
So it’s not just The Wave and the pesky Rockaway people. The United States Senator from New York, a fellow Democrat, is growing impatient with a mayor who hasn’t named commissioners for Parks, Buildings, the FDNY and others. The same mayor also says a plan for Sandy recovery is on the way.