Letters to the Editor

Letters from the issue of June 8, 2000

The story about the new gated entryways into Morningside should have been a short one reminding us what the definition of public means. Don't blame Morningside homeowners for their neighbors' ignorance and fear. Morningside residents, like a lot of us living in what you and the real estate agents are calling the "trendy" Upper Eastside, continue to try and effect change. The really, really big show up here continues to be the in-your-face, 24/7 drug dealing and prostitution.

Who at city hall profits from keeping these sad activities so visible up here and out of the Grove, the Gables, and all the other truly "white and rich" neighborhoods? Is there a secret slush fund set up by those residents just for this purpose? Hey just kidding -- hee, hee, hee....

Look close and you'll see the Eastside is diverse, both economically and ethnically.

Hell, you think if I was really rich, I'd be living here?

Craig Willard
Miami

Erratum:Owing to a reporting error in "The Team's Dreams" (May 25), the year Jose Garcia-Pedrosa ran against Janet Reno for Dade state attorney was misstated. It was 1984. New Timesregrets the error.

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