Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Flag vandalism suspected in Rockaway
From CBS New York:
It’s a mystery in Rockaway Park – someone or something is making a mockery of the American flag, and residents want to know what is causing it.
Old Glory waves prominently along Rockaway Beach Boulevard, mounted on angular poles that are attached to utility posts between Beach 110th and Beach 116th streets.
...over the weekend, some American flags on the strip disappeared. Poles were bent, and some flags were left dangling.
Many residents said given that the damage was done just before Independence Day, it is disgraceful.
A representative of the local community board said the main concern right now is safety. The board is looking to have the poles taken down before someone gets hurt.
The Rockaway Civic Association put up most of the flags right after Superstorm Sandy. Others, including the now-damaged ones, went up around Memorial Day.