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To be young & gay in 1969: Interview and video of a Stonewall Vet

BY ANDY HUMM    |  Artist Tommy Lanigan-Schmidt was a street kid who arrived in New York in May 1966 and participated in the Stonewall Rebellion. But he was also someone who frequented the bar itself, which opened in 1967. And while he concedes it was a dive bar, he loved it because it was […]

Notes from a leader To The Editor: Re “Odd Politics” (UnderCover June 4 – 17): I apologize to the editors for not getting back in a timely manner with comments on my race for Democratic district leader in the 66th Assembly district, Part B. A Democratic district leader is a nonpaying Democratic Party position. That […]

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Few N.Y.C. schools are visiting the 9/11 museum (posted, May 21): I find it bizarre that schools today do not find the time to thoroughly teach about 9/11. I mean, doesn’t it have a little bit of relevance in the world the students live in? Michael Burke Mr. Burke, as the father of a 9/11 […]

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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 […]

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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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