| Archive | Editorial

Home » Archives by category » Editorial

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 […]

Talking Point: Reform Zoning Rules to Protect Vulnerable Blocks

Talking Point: Reform Zoning Rules to Protect Vulnerable Blocks

BY WILL R. ROGERS  |  Over the years, most New York City buildings have been built using “as-of-right” regulations, meaning a project complies with all applicable zoning regulations and does not require any discretionary action by the City Planning Commission or Board of Standards and Appeals. Now, because of advances in building materials, new engineering […]

Letters, Week of Sept. 11, 2014

Teach those tyrants To The Editor: Re: Tenants’ Rights Trashed Amidst Market-Rate Conversion (news, Aug. 14) Terrible! This should not be happening to the tenants. As some of the above posters said: Do not move period. Let this drag out to court, it will take years. I am well aware of how such slumlords like […]

Participatory Budgeting: Involvement is Easy and Important

Participatory Budgeting: Involvement is Easy and Important

BY COREY JOHNSON COUNCIL MEMBER, DISTRICT 3  |  How would you spend $1 million dollars in your community? Would you build a new playground? Would you invest in new technology equipment for your local library or school? Maybe there’s a notoriously bad intersection in the neighborhood and you have a great idea to make it safer […]

Letters, Week of Aug. 28, 2014

Green that E. Chelsea civic space To The Editor: Re: Letters To The Editor, July 31, 2014 (two letters in response to our “Secret Parks of Chelsea” article in the July 17 edition): I would like to remind Ms. Raccagni and Ms. Sukenick — who seem eager to dump more tons of concrete and steel […]

Letters, Week of Aug. 14, 2014

Page one offends To The Editor: Re: “Sophomore Report Card for Avenues: The World School (news, July 31, 2014)” I found your front page article about Avenues to be incredibly offensive on many fronts.  I feel so sorry for those parents who complain that their privileged children have to encounter the “unsavory characters” who have […]

Letters, Week of July 31, 2014

What 20th St. NIMBYs need to know To The Editor: Re “Secret Parks of Chelsea” (news, July 17, 2014): I do not understand how “as part of their Affordable Housing plan, Community Board 4 has begun to seriously consider the long-standing efforts of Friends of 20th Street Park to convert a former Department of Sanitation […]

Letters. Week of July 17, 2014

Pipe down, Aunt Chelsea! To The Editor: Re: “Ask Aunt Chelsea” (advice column, July 3, 2014): Hey “Aunt Chelsea” — are you on crack now? That was the most self-serving, off the mark and, frankly, completely stupid answer I have ever seen in this column, and that is going some. How about a new career […]

Praying for Your Job

BY PAUL SCHINDLER Three years ago, shortly after enactment of New York’s marriage equality law, I had the opportunity for a one-on-one interview with Governor Andrew Cuomo about the hands-on role he played in the fateful final days leading up to that measure’s approval by the Republican-controlled Senate. One critical factor in his negotiations with […]

Page 1 of 15123Next ›Last »