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Quinn hedging bets on ‘sick leave’ To The Editor: The potential methods used by New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn to defeat the proposed “sick leave bill” supported by 36 of 51 members of the New York City Council is nothing to cheer about, when you look into the details. This measure would force […]

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Focus on Delancey, at last To the Editor: Re “D.O.T. is set to release new Delancey St. safety plan” (news article, Feb. 8): For years, we demanded that our politicians, the Department of Transportation and our local community board address these issues. They never listened until now. Eric Nagy Nagy is a member of Fathers […]

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Don’t ban Otterness artwork To the Editor:  Re: Sculptor Deserves Forgiveness (Talking Point, Feb. 29, 2012) Battery Park City is home of much of the art of public sculptor Tom Otterness, whose work has delighted thousands of residents and passersby. When one more piece of his art was recommended for our public library (a lions sculpture), […]

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Focus on Delancey, at last To the editor: Re “D.O.T. is set to release new Delancey St. safety plan” (news article, Feb. 8): For years, we demanded that our politicians, the Department of Transportation and our local community board address these issues. They never listened until now. Eric Nagy Nagy is a member of Fathers […]

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‘Angry NIMBYs’?  What nerve! To The Editor: Re “N.Y.U. has a right to build, but must scale back plan” (editorial, Feb. 15): “Angry NIMBYs who want to protect their cherished and privileged corner of the world”? Really? We’ve been inundated with bars, banks, tour buses and drunken bad behavior for many years. And a number of […]

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Parade was a waste To the editor: The front page of last week’s issue of Downtown Express shows pictures of the parade for the Giants last Tuesday. I will not be very popular but I found the parade a waste of taxpayers’ money. The Giants are a New Jersey team. That money could have been […]

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Surge ‘prophet’ is all wet  To the editor:  Re “C.B. 1 comes to grips with storm surge realities” (news article, Jan. 28): Sea level has been rising a few millimeters per year for the past few hundred years, and has not shown any significant increase during the past 30 years — a requirement for the […]

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It’s more than handbags  To The editor: Re “Canal remains hot for tourists seeking knock-off goods” (news article, Jan. 18): It is common knowledge that many bootleg items are sold on city sidewalks with what seems like near impunity. This includes bootleg fine art. That is why it is most irksome that only some merchandise, […]

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N.Y.U. is so aggressive  To The Editor: Re “Villagers pack town hall, hoping to stop N.Y.U. plan” (news article, Jan. 11): N.Y.U. expansion plans are very aggressive. The plan asks that we rezone the Village to build oversized high-rises, that the residents of Greenwich Village live within a massive construction site for 20 years and […]

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Easy on your wallet To the editor: Earlier this month, the New York Times raised its newsstand price from $2.00 to $2.50. They are now the most expensive daily newspaper in New York, if not the nation.  Others such as the Wall Street Journal cost $2.00, USA Today and Newsday $1.00 each along with the […]

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