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Letters, Week of March 26, 2014

Letters, Week of March 26, 2014

Stop the sop To the Editor: The mayor’s new proposal — “Zoning for Quality and Affordability” — is a very poorly disguised sop for real estate developers to pack more height and density into low-rise neighborhoods like ours and the Village. I certainly hope our City Council rep Corey Johnson doesn’t support it. Carolynn Meinhardt […]

Zoning Changes Made in Haste Makes For Bad Government

BY PAMELA WOLFF (public member, CB4) | Sixteen years ago, the Chelsea Plan became a reality. It took years of grinding effort to accomplish. The idea began with Rowena Doyel, founder of the Council of Chelsea Block Associations, and Ed Kirkland, Chair of Community Board 4’s Chelsea Planning and Preservation Committee (now called the Chelsea […]

Letters, Week of March 12, 2015

Letters, Week of March 12, 2015

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month To The Editor: Since 1997, I’ve tackled the ongoing daily ups-and-downs of my own wholly life-altering traumatic brain injury, caused by Con Edison’s now so-called stray voltage. Much of the media’s limited focus when they cover the more “sensational” incidents emphasize “remarkable recoveries,” “exceptional care” and “vast support.” The […]

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 […]

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