Letters, Week of March 6, 2013

Ed & Ike

To The Editor:
A few words in tribute to Mayor Koch’s  evolved “liberal with sanity” political philosophy. When he appeared on “Hardball” a number of years ago, Chris Matthews reviewed his political life.  Matthews mentioned that Koch received his political baptism in the Adlai Stevenson campaign of 1952, and then in 1963 beat the leader of the Village’s Tamawa Club, Carmine DeSapio, as part of Village Independent Democrats’ retribution for Tammany Hall not supporting Adlai in 1956 against President Eisenhower.

Mayor Koch, to my amazement and absolute delight, responded, “Thank God Eisenhower became president.”  Thrilled (as a very young member of Citizens, then Students for Eisenhower), I called two “Madly for Adlai” friends and they too were stunned.

So I say, more power to Koch’s “liberals with sanity” (and even more importantly nowadays, “conservatives with sanity”) too.  May both philosophies survive and guide us. I l-IKE-d Ed!
Walter Silverman

In search of hard copy

To The Editor:
I first started to read my copy of Downtown Express when I began to work in a city government building on Water St. Every Thursday I looked forward to picking up my copy and reading about Downtown New York City, which I knew little about.

In 2012, I moved to Hanover Square and picked up my copy inside the building near the mailboxes.  After Hurricane Sandy, our copies of the newspaper stopped arriving.  No one knows why.

The only contact I have with the paper is online. My husband does not receive a copy.

What has happened to the hard copy of the paper?  Today, I took a walk and I could not find one box for copies of Downtown Express.  Your paper is a valuable resource to residents in this area.

We need to read your paper.  Everyone needs to know what is happening to the takeover of land to build yet more high-rise apartment buildings.  Everyone needs to know about Mayor Bloomberg’s plans to take over a wonderful historic building in this area, and turn it into, you guessed, another high-rise apartment building. This area does not have room for more residents, let alone the people and tourists who overcrowd it now.

Please return our paper to us so we can be informed about what is going on in the Seaport/Wall Street area. Without your paper we know nothing.
Diane Wintering Fabrizio

Editor’s Note: Thanks for letting us know about this and for your compliments about the paper. We are working with our distributor to improve distribution in the Financial District.  Anyone who notices a similar problem should call 212-229-1890 or email Letters@DowntownExpress.com.

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