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Downtown Notebook: Notes from the front lines of pre-K

BY JOSH ROGERS   | I woke up last Sept. 4 with a plan. It was the first day of public school in the city, but I knew the chances  my 4-year-old son would be in class somewhere that day were slim to none. Slim was actually overly generous. “You can’t do that,” P.S. 11’s lovable […]

Bring back neighborhood middle schools To The Editor: The extensive article concerning the muddled middle school enrollment process made no mention of the fact that the concept of the neighborhood school has been downgraded (news article, April 9-22, “Parents look for better way to apply to middle schools”). While many parents opt for schools seemingly […]

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BY YVONNE COLLERY  |  When I look out my window, I see what isn’t there. I see an absence of life, a sobering, empty brown dirt plot that screams with recent memories of lives changed and others that were stamped out in an instant. I heard the sound of the explosion when it happened. What I […]

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“Hope Spreads To Bring Trader Joe’s To New Chase Plaza” (POSTED, Apr 3): Please please please we want a Trader Joe’s here!!! Zette Emmons “UnderCover March 26 – April 8, 2015: Chin, Seaport & Jon Stewart” (POSTED, Mar 26) Good for you, pointing out Chin’s ambivalent language! This is how she spoke regarding the NYU […]

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Scary shopping dreams in ‘FiDi’ To The Editor: Re “Retail market is finally booming near Wall St. (Downtown Notebook, March 12 -25): Last night I had a nightmare.  When I awoke I discovered it was no nightmare. It was real. No longer did I live in the Wall Street/Seaport Area.  I am living in FiDi. Attempting […]

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Dear Readers, Good news! Your favorite local paper is now also available every other week in the Sunday edition of the New York Daily News.  The award-winning Downtown Express can still be found in street boxes, cafes and apartment buildings throughout Lower Manhattan. Partnering with the New York Daily News brings an additional 12,000 copies of Downtown […]

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Silver: ‘More work to be done’ To The Editor: I would like to recognize your article “Silver Holding on Downtown” (news article, Feb. 26 – March 11) and reiterate my commitment to our Lower Manhattan community which continues to be the city’s best place to live, work and raise a family. I have been proud to […]

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EDITOR’S NOTE: A spokesperson for Assemblymember Sheldon Silver sent Downtown Express this letter March 4, 2015: To The Editor: I would like to recognize your article “Silver Holding on Downtown” (news article, posted Feb. 26 ) and reiterate my commitment to our Lower Manhattan community which continues to be the city’s best place to live, work […]

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BY TROY MASTERS  |  As a crimson tide of same-sex marriage rolls across Alabama, lives are being transformed right before our eyes — the latest huge stage in the paradigm shift that has remade that state in the past 50 years. And if racial progress upended a way of life in Alabama centuries old, gay […]

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BY MICHELLE K. REA  |   We are strongly opposed to the governor’s proposal to eliminate newspaper public notice of proposed constitutional amendments. Instead of publishing public notices, the board of elections would post an abstract and brief description of the proposed amendment somewhere on its website for three days in the week prior to the […]

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