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Good stand on Stand Your Ground To The Editor: Thank you for your outstanding editorial on the Trayvon Martin killing (editorial July 17 – 30, “The Trayvon verdict”). Your analysis of George Zimmerman’s actions within the larger context of so-called “volunteer” security officers enlisted in too many neighborhoods around the country got to the crux of […]

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Security devastation To The Editor:  While I have great appreciation for the work done by the average police officer, I respectfully disagree with mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio’s stated approach to continue to treat Lower Manhattan like an occupied third world nation (“De Blasio backs Downtown’s anti-terror barriers,” news article, June 12 – 18). The […]

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Not in-Spire-ational To The Editor: I don’t find anything ceremonial about the topping of a spire of a building that was hardly liked by the people (Posted DowntownExpress.com, May 2, “Last spire piece reaches top of 1 W.T.C.— assembly required”). Not only is this so-called One World Trade Center truly not the tallest building in […]

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Parks before bikes To The Editor: This photograph is of newly installed bicycle parking equipment in Duarte Park, a public park. This use of public park space sets a very concerning precedent. I am concerned that a public park is being used to store bicycles. Will cars be next? If we want to encourage bicycle […]

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Be neighborly to Seaport developer To The Editor: I am very excited to hear about all the potential changes for Pier 17 and a little surprised at all of the negative reactions to the idea of mixed-use around the location. Given all the negative feedback, I can’t say I’m surprised that parts of the Howard […]

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To The Editor: I am greatly disappointed by the article in the Downtown Express about a “secret plan” for development at the South Street Seaport (posted to Downtownexpress.com, March 29, “Seaport developer’s secret plan for hotel & apartments revealed’). First, there is no “secret” plan for development at the Seaport. It is a well-known fact […]

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Need a NID park fund To The Editor: I am resident of Tribeca within the boundaries of the proposed Hudson River Park Neighborhood Improvement District and I am writing to express my support of the H.R.P. NID (news article, March 6, “What’s next Hudson River Park? Tribeca rises against park tax”). The Hudson River Park […]

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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 […]

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OFFENSIVE LANGUAGE To The Editor: I found it very inappropriate for Jerry Tallmer to describe the late Ed Koch as a “certified ‘Hebe’” and for Downtown Express to print this hateful epithet (Notebook, Feb. 6 – 19, “From City Hall to silver screens: The Life of Ed Koch”). Even if this was meant as a […]

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Southbridge Response To The Editor: As a member of the board of directors, and treasurer of Southbridge Towers for the past 6 years, I would like to commend Ms. Meade for writing a well-balanced article (news article, Nov. 28 – Dec. 12, “Southbridge group presses its board for more input”).  Ms. Meade stated that there […]

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