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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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Make pier 40 self-sustaining To the Editor, Re “Residential could save Pier 40, new study finds” (Downtown Express article, May 16): As a board member of Friends of Hudson River Park (F.O.H.R.P.), a member of Community Board 1 and a parent with two small children who use the park daily, I wish to encourage all users […]

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Make children our priority  To the Editor, Re “Keep child care alive” (Talking Point, May 16): Council Member Margaret Chin states, “Due to such draconian cuts in the mayor’s executive budget — O.S.T. alone is underfunded by nearly $20 million — even targeted zip codes in Lower Manhattan face extreme service cuts. Inexplicably, almost all […]

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Bring the Fritz Koenig Sphere home  To the Editor: Re “W.T.C. sphere vetoed for 9/11 Memorial Plaza” (news article, May 16): The piece of sculptural art (and piece of our history) that has become known as “the Sphere” should be placed permanently at the new World Trade Center site. This unique piece of art was […]

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Glick clicks with column To The Editor: Re “N.Y.U. freshmen need a campus — on Governors Island” (talking point, by Deborah Glick, April 25): This is the kind of creative problem solving that all our elected officials and administrators should be engaging in. A.S. Evans Counterpoints for Glick To The Editor: Re “N.Y.U. freshmen need […]

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