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Governor Cuomo’s Holiday Present

Governor Cuomo’s Holiday Present

BY BOB TRENTLYON  |  What a great surprise, New York State has a spare $5 billion! This money is sorely needed for infrastructure, education, health programs and more, but as the New York Times urged in an editorial on January 15, 2015, this sum should not be used just for ongoing programs, but “for focused, […]

Pay Tribute to Fallen Officers by Paying Respect

Pay Tribute to Fallen Officers by Paying Respect

BY FRANK MEADE  |  Concerning the assassinations of Detective Rafael Ramos and Detective Wenjian Liu: How does one pay tribute effectively to those who are martyred because of the clothing they wear, and the profession to which they are so fully dedicated? Perhaps our greatest tribute to these men would be the simplest and most […]

Transparency and Trust

BY PAUL SCHINDLER  |  The nation’s two most significant news stories in recent weeks both underscore a critical shortcoming too big to ignore — that government, at all levels, too often fails in its obligations for transparency. Whether it’s about guaranteeing that police conduct toward those they’re sworn to protect is free of abuses or […]

Letters, Week of Dec. 4, 2014

Letters, Week of Dec. 4, 2014

Finer points of Pier55’s fine print To The Editor: Re “Diller and DVF’s Gift, Pier55 Park to Rise Above Convention” (news article, Nov. 20): I am concerned about the “Open-Entry or Free or Low-Cost (OEFLC) Obligation.” Luckily, within the 165-page lease agreement, it is completely described in paragraph 9.03 on page 25. Unfortunately, the term […]

Letters, Week of Nov. 20, 2014

Letters, Week of Nov. 20, 2014

High Line exhibit tops his list To The Editor: Re “High Above and Just Beyond” (arts article, Nov. 6): My late father, Leon Dolice, was a painter who devoted most of his life to chronicling the neighborhoods, streets and buildings of Manhattan, mainly in the 1930s through the 1950s. The love of New York City […]

An Unprecedented Dialogue on Religion and Revolution

An Unprecedented Dialogue on Religion and Revolution

BY C. CLARK KISSINGER  (Manager, Revolution Books)  |  On Saturday, November 15, the revolutionary Christian Dr. Cornel West will be in Dialogue with the revolutionary communist leader Bob Avakian, live and in person, on “Revolution and Religion: The Fight for Emancipation and the Role of Religion” — at The Riverside Church (490 Riverside Drive & […]

Lincoln Said It Best: Honor Our Vets

Lincoln Said It Best: Honor Our Vets

BY KENNETH KOWALD   |   Shortly after the invasion of Afghanistan in October of 2001, there was a surge of patriotism. More American flags were flown. Paper strips with the message “Support Our Troops” appeared on many cars. Than came the Spring of 2003 and our invasion of Iraq in mid-March of that year. […]

Letters, Week of Nov. 6, 2014

Fuming about tunnel traffic To The Editor: Re “Idling NJ Buses Kicked From Hell’s Kitchen Curb” (news, Oct. 9): I wanted to make a comment on the story in the October 9th paper on the story of buses idling on Tenth Avenue. (“Agency buses will now linger within the Lincoln Tunnel until PA traffic enforcement […]

Letters, Week of Oct. 9, 2014

Beyond affordable units To The Editor Rent-regulated housing constitutes 46 percent of the city’s rental units. Add in Mitchell-Lama rentals, Section 8, public housing, etc., up to 60 percent of the city’s rental housing is regulated in some form. The statement that there’s been a “failure to support affordable housing in the last 20 years” […]

Letters, Week of Sept. 25, 2014

Letters, Week of Sept. 25, 2014

Change starts at the supermarket To The Editor: Last Sunday, hundreds of thousands marched throughout the world demanding action on climate change, just before 120 world leaders gathered in New York for the United Nations Summit on Climate Change. What can we do? A 2006 U.N. report estimated that meat production accounts for 18 percent […]

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