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Letters, Feb. 26, 2015

Chelsea landmark deserves its own ‘Domain’ To The Editor: Re:“Hopper-Gibbons House in Limbo as Legal Gears Turn” (web news, Feb. 5, 2015): “The 2005 DOB permit was never valid and thus could not be reinstated in any form” — that fact ALONE should rationally put an end to this. BUT NO! If that is STILL […]

Retain Newsprint Notification

Retain Newsprint Notification

The following is a letter from the New York State Press Association in response to a provision in Gov. Cuomo’s state budget that would eliminate the requirement to publish proposed constitutional amendments in local newspapers prior to an election. Instead, those proposals would only be published on government websties. Memorandum of Opposition Repeal of Newspaper […]

Letters, Week of Feb. 12, 21015

Rx for pedestrian crossings Re “Design Innovation Key to Vision Zero Goals” (news, Jan. 29, 2015): To The Editor: As a pedestrian, I fear for my life crossing with the light. A taxi hit me a few years ago — not seriously, but a few of my neighbors were not so lucky. I believe that […]

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. […]

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