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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 […]

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 […]

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