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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Letters, Week of July 3, 2014

Letters, Week of July 3, 2014

Blockage on 22nd St.  Keeps on Truckin’ To The Editor: The ongoing problem with commercial trucks and vans using and blocking our streets has reached a dangerous level. Today [June 26], a fire truck was blocked from proceeding east on West 22nd Street, between Ninth and Tenth Avenues, by an illegally doubled parked van whose […]

Letters, Week of June 19, 2014

Welcome, Down to Earth Farmers Market To The Editor: Re: “Easy Being Green: West Chelsea Farmers Market Now in Season” (news, June 6,2014): Thank you to the team at the Down to Earth Farmers Market for not only bringing to our Chelsea neighborhood the diversity of “home grown” fresh breads, baked goods, meats, poultry, fresh seafood, […]

Letters, Week of June 4, 2014

Letters, Week of June 4, 2014

Surrounded by gas, fed up with hot air To The Editor: Re: “Concerns Linger Over Radon Levels in Spectra Pipeline Gas” (news, May 21, 2014): I manage a small brownstone in the Chelsea neighborhood. It isn’t just cooking gas that concerns me. My building has five gas heating boilers and five gas hot water heaters […]

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