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Honey and Vinegar Re “Gloria Sukenick Awarded for Activism” and “Still on Stage at 90”: To The Editor: In the May 7 issue of Chelsea Now is a fascinating comparative juxtaposition of articles describing two 90-year-old women. Each is going against the conventional stereotype of the white-haired old lady, but there the similarity ends. The […]

Letters to the Editor

Decontrol is out of control To the Editor: Re “DCP Pledges Outreach, Provides Rezoning Details” (news, April 9, 2015): As long as vacancy decontrol stands, it is utterly hypocritical of city planners to propose zoning changes to allow developers to build new housing on top of old buildings purportedly to achieve “affordable” units. Every day stabilized […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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” […]

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