Martins Beach – There Goes Area’s Coastal Access

Oakwood Beach, S.I. Residents Set To Return Neighborhood To my website Mother Nature

Oakwood, Staten Island VFW Post

It’s a tricky argument, to say the least, and no doubt lawyers for the Friends of Martins Beach will pick it apart upon appeal. An appeal is inevitable – especially since Khosla has alienated the community by allegedly erecting locked gates in front of Martins Beach Road. But an appeal is necessary for the rest of us, too. It’s certainly possible that the Half Moon Bay situation is unique, and that it won’t lead to a rash of similar legal arguments about 19th-century land grants in prized beach locations. But since public access to resources like beaches has been a crucial aspect of Bay Area life and one of our most important community values, clarity is needed.
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(Credit: Lou Young/CBS 2) Much of the neighborhood has given up on rebuilding, as there has been no real improvement in the neighborhood over the past year. Where homes once stood, there are only tall weeds, CBS 2s Don Champion reported. The state is buying up whole stretches of homes closes to the water, knocking down whatever Sandy left standing and returning the land to its natural state. The next time the ocean rises, it will not find Daniella Mancuso waiting.
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