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Your Letters: Week of April 20, 2017

Soon It Will Be Too Late… To The Editor Re: “Do Something Meaningful For Supermarkets” (Talking Point by Kirsten Theodos, April 13): When Ruth Messinger was the Upper West Side councilperson, she helped create the small Business Task Force. It was led by a wonderful cleaning-store owner; it’s so long ago I don’t remember his […]

Your Letters: Week of March 23, 2017

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 […]

Your Letters: Week of March 9, 2017

The Struggle to Save Chelsea Continues To The Editor: Re: “Save Chelsea Chosen as One of ‘Six to Celebrate’ ” (news, Feb. 23): Save Chelsea had its beginning with Jane Woods’ Chelsea Coalition on Housing (see Jane Woods Way atop the street lamp at 19th St. & Eighth Ave.). She fought to save affordable housing, […]

Your Letters: Week of Dec. 22, 2016

Your Letters: Week of Dec. 22, 2016

We’re allowing horrors to happen Re: Lots of Land: Hotelier’s Purchase Includes W. 23rd St. Church (news, Nov. 22, 2016): To The Editor: So sad — first, the horrors of closing St. Vincent’s Hospital, thus no hospital on the West Side of Manhattan, from 59th St. to Battery Park City. Many, many communities were, and […]

Your Letters: Week of Oct. 27, 2016

Feedback from Facebook Re: “CB4 Hears TransAlt’s 14th St. Plan” (website news posting, Oct. 20, 2016): It is a horrible plan! The traffic which goes down 14th St. will shift to 15th and 16th Sts. There will be constant honking by impatient drivers, and since 16th St. does not go through Union Sq. there will […]

Your Letters: Week of Oct. 20, 2016

Stand Up for Our Neighborhood Stores To The Editor: Attention all elected officials! The time has come to get commercial rent regulations at the top of the agenda! The newest reason? The art supply store on W. 27th St. across from FIT. This  longtime tenant is about to close its doors. The reason? Its rent of $3,000 […]

Letters, Week of May 26, 2016

Where the elites meet, to close a street To The Editor: Re: “L Train Upheaval Could Usher in Car-Free Era on 14 Street” (news, May 19, 2016): Oh yes, now let’s shut down 14th St. to cars, so that commuters from the “elite” areas of Brooklyn, served by the L train, are not inconvenienced. Well, […]

Letters: Week of March 31, 2016

The case to curb Barneys’ loading zone plan To The Editor: Re: “Barneys Bargain Table: When Neighborhood Activism and CB4 Scrutiny Made a Retail Behemoth Blink” (news, Feb. 25, 2016): At a recent CB4 transportation committee meeting, the luxury retailer Barneys made a presentation seeking to have three parking spots on W. 16th St. converted […]

Letters: Week of March 17, 2016

Discover the gardener within Re “Water Main Work Wreaks Havoc on Volunteer’s Tree Pits” (news, Mar. 10, 2016): To The Editor: Thank you, Yannic Rack, for telling the story so plainly about my three little tree pits, and the circle of Chelsea Garden Club members who care for the bike lane trees within our community, […]

Letters: Week of March 10, 2016

Barneys bad for authentic hippies To The Editor: Re: “Barneys Bargain Table: When Neighborhood Activism and CB4 Scrutiny Made a Retail Behemoth Blink” (news, Feb. 25, 2016): My first objection to the new Barneys is its ugly storefront, the clumsy metal (aluminum?) overhang, and whatever that large black structure is for, whose girders partially block […]

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