We would ask the proponents of this plan to observe the children at Eden and notice on a "good day" they are faced with enormous challenges. In a world where many have causes and agendas, we maintain, above all else, that all children need to be protected, especially the ones that can't protect themselves.
GINA AND LARRY HOOKEY
To the Editor:
Last week, as I sat on the bench outside the Garden Theater contemplating the blight of cigarette butts and all manner of trash strewn about by our good citizens, a voice spoke to me from the past.
My old Aunt Lucy once told me that a little dust on a table or a few unwashed dishes in the sink were unimportant, but that everyone should sweep his front doorstep every morning as a sign of welcome and respect for his neighbors. What a beautifully simple solution to our litter problem.
If I owned or managed a business on Nassau Street, the first thing I'd do every morning would be to sweep clean the sidewalk from door to curb in front of my establishment. Could not the Borough issue to all merchants a good stiff broom and a supply of plastic trash bags, with notice that they be strongly encouraged to use these tools each morning for the benefit of their clients and neighbors? I'd be happy to help in the implementation of such a plan for "Aunt Lucy's Clean Sweep."
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