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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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Going back to the drawing board for Pier 40 To the Editor: Re “Pier 40 faces closure, Hudson River Trust warns” (news article, Aug. 22): When have threatening tactics ever worked? The issue of Pier 40 is not a new one — yet to hear it from the Hudson River Park Trust, the pier will […]

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Hooray for new N.Y.P.D. security initiative!  To the Editor:  Re “New high-tech crime center enables cops to better target terrorists” (news article, Aug. 22): Thank you very much for the excellent article. The dichotomy in which society has to weigh the use of potentially intrusive technology or other potentially far-reaching police measures to protect the citizens — notwithstanding the  potential […]

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A.I., overhaul your whole curriculum! To the Editor: Re “Art Institute grads face uncertain, debt-filled future” (news article, Aug. 8): The Art Institute of New York City is a business just like every other college, trade school or learning institution. No one is forcing kids to sign up — all the information is in their […]

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THE WHITEHALL STREET FOOD CART To the Editor: For a number of years, I patronized a halal food stand located on Whitehall Street, just a few steps away from the Staten Island Ferry Terminal. I would enjoy not only the food but the friendly banter of the nighttime vendor, a cheerful young man who lives […]

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To the Editor:  Re “C.B. 1 plan seeks to keep seniors happy in their homes” (web article, July 18): At age 64, having lived more than half my life in IPN, I applaud this. My part of town has been decreasingly friendly to people of my age since right around 9/11. One horn of what […]

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Who would Jesus evict?  To the Editor:  Re “O.W.S. protesters convicted of trespassing vow to appeal” (news article, June 27): It is disappointing, but not surprising, to read that Trinity Church chose to prosecute Occupy Wall Street activists — with one protester, Mark Adams, being sentenced to 45 days at Rikers — for “trespassing” on […]

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Clean streets overtaxing chinatown To the Editor:  Re “Chinatown B.I.D. billing dispute remains” (news article, April 25) This article fails to identify the primary reason the majority of small property owners in Chinatown are opposed to the Chinatown Business Improvement District. As the article pointed out, the B.I.D. improperly taxed property owners for a period […]

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