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Letters, Week of March 26, 2015

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 […]

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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No defense for ‘shady’ politics To The Editor: Re “Trumped up case against Silver” (Talking Point by Ken Paskar, Feb. 12 – 25, 2015): It hardly inspires faith in our local political organizations, in this case the Lower Manhattan Democrats represented by Ken Paskar, to attempt to refute the charges made by U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara against Sheldon Silver. Perhaps it […]

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BY KEN PASKAR  |  Speaker Sheldon Silver is being pilloried in the press for accusations of corruption, and I felt it’s time to take a hard look at the allegations being leveled against Silver and see them for what they are: character assassination, pure and simple. Lost in the ruckus is all the good that […]

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Many are taking pleasure in Sheldon Silver’s downfall. He stands accused of pocketing nearly $4 million illegally and, if convicted, could spend two decades in federal prison. At the same time, for community members who have benefitted from his good work in the Assembly, there is also pain. The charges against Silver, who until last […]

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Many are taking pleasure in Sheldon Silver’s downfall. He stands accused of pocketing nearly $4 million illegally and, if convicted, could spend two decades in federal prison. At the same time, for community members who have benefitted from his good work in the Assembly, there is also pain. The charges against Silver, who until this […]

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