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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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Move 9/11 artifacts to higher ground To the Editor: For years, in meeting after meeting after meeting with the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, I and other 9/11 family members told president and later Chairman Kevin Rampe, L.M.D.C. officials and its engineers and architects not to put the National Sept. 11 Memorial Museum at bedrock level. […]

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To the Editor: Re “Rabbi Meyer Hager, spiritual compass of Downtown, dies at 76” (news article, Oct. 17): Your reporter Helaina Hovitz captured the essence of the late Rabbi Hager, the leader of the Wall Street Synagogue. Truly, he was a man of kindness, compassion and sensitivity to young and old people alike. My two […]

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Was Tainted Right or Wrong Adjective? To the Editor:  Re “Gayle Horwitz resigns as B.P.C.A. president” (news article, Sept. 19): I was pleased to see the editor’s acknowledgement that the headline calling Gayle Horwitz’s record “tainted” was inaccurate. However, I believe that substituting “tainted” with “mixed” has the similar effect of misrepresenting Ms. Horwitz’s record as […]

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Horwitz was right to veto Otterness lions To the Editor:  Re “Gayle Horwitz resigns as B.P.C.A. president” (news article, Sept. 19): In response to Tom Goodkind’s comment about Gayle Horwitz’s taking the animal rights activists’ side of the Tom Otterness controversy, I, for one, applaud her decision. Whether or not Mr. Goodkind thinks my personal […]

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