Respect Our Family Legacy, Mr. Rechler

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Hundreds of German families spent summers in the Village of Sea Cliff, lodging in Wesley Hall and enjoying hymn-sings in the “Tabernacle” at the end of Main Avenue. Groups of young people strolled down the hill everyday to swim and play at Sea Cliff Beach.

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Gustav G. Hausser IV, the 79-year-old grandson of a German Methodist minister, looks for familiar faces in a 1920 photo of German immigrants gathered in Sea Cliff.

Now picture the Rechlers’ 12-story complex right between the two umbrellas in this photo.
Those of us born and raised in Glen Cove and Sea Cliff, as well as our deceased family members who historically gave so much to our community, are being disregarded in this process. The Rechlers of Uniondale, and now Brookville, have no moral right to destroy their legacy.

—Lenore Weiss

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