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Letters, Week of Dec. 4, 2014

SEAPORT PLAN To The Editor: Re: “New Tower plan disappoints opponents” (News Article, Nov. 20-Dec. 4): Imagine you are one of the many millions of visitors to New York City and among the unique places you came to visit is the last actual historical Seaport site at South Street where the first settlements and piers grew […]

“The New W.T.C. Scene” (POSTED, Nov 6): The big problem to come is going to be all the tour buses that will have to be “credentialized” and then searched on Trinity Place. (see blue and yellow lanes on bottom right of NYPD map above) The west lane of Trinity Place along side our two high schools […]

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Stormy weather thoughts To The Editor: Re “2 years after Sandy, who will get shelter from the storm? Only some Downtown” (DowntownExpress.com, Oct. 29, 2014): What is being planned will help, but it won’t solve the long-term problems of climate change and storm surges. The problem keeps getting worse. Congress refuses to deal with the problem. The […]

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Gristedes getting better To The Editor: For the past six months, I have been the store manager at the Gristedes located at 71 South End Ave. in Battery Park City. I quickly realized how fortunate I was to be working in such a close-knit community with local residents who take great pride in our neighborhood. One of […]

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Spinning wheels To The Editor: Re “Officials say wait yet another year to reopen bike path” (News article, Aug 28 – Sept 10): We have been cycling in the city for over 30 years and live in the Financial District. We were very distressed to read your article, “Officials say wait another year to reopen […]

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William unsafe at any speed To The Editor:      Re “Pace students find traffic problems on William St.” (News article, July 17 – July 30): Hooray and thanks to the Pace students for pointing out to D.O.T. and the powers that be the serious traffic and pedestrian problems on William St. They have saved me […]

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Southbridge pros & cons To The Editor: Re “Southbridge Towers: Should we privatize? Yes or No” (Talking Points, June 19 – July 2): We have to make the most important decision (as shareholders in our co-op) soon in voting about whether to remain ordinary tenants or become owners of our apartments. Voting yes will mean having owner equity […]

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SEAPORT DEVELOPMENT To The Editor: The following is an open letter to Councilmember Margaret Chin: I write this letter to express my grave concern regarding the development of the New Fish Market Building in the South Street Seaport. For three years the Howard Hughes Corp. has been publicly stating that it had no plans whatsoever […]

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Independence Plaza problems To The Editor: Re “I.P.N. Tenants Say Low- Rent Apartments Get Few Repairs” (news article, Feb. 27 – March 12):  Thank you for your article. In addition to the problems with repairs, we also have problems with cleaning and building maintenance. As your article pointed out, voucher tenants pay the same rents […]

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Seaport siege To The Editor: Our beloved South Street Seaport is under siege. Once a vibrant icon of New York City’s historic waterfront, it has become an eyesore.  Comprised of shipping containers, makeshift ice rinks and inflatable bars, (which collapse under the weight of snow) our Seaport has become an embarrassment, and the Howard Hughes […]

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