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Returning the kind words To the Editor: I was touched by the kind words you wrote about your local elected officials in your Nov. 23 editorial, “Why we’re thankful.” Your recognition of our hard work on behalf of Lower Manhattan residents is greatly appreciated. Let me take this opportunity to express how thankful and how […]

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To The Editor: Mayor Bloomberg claims that tents are not allowed in New York City parks. Ask him to explain the giant tents being set up right now in Union Square Park and in Central Park at Columbus Circle for the corporate-run holiday vending markets. These tents are set up for more than a month […]

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To The Editor: Re “Mic check: The whole world is watching, and thinking” (talking point, by Sharon Woolums, Nov. 16): Excellent piece on O.W.S.! Sharon Woolums is right on, that the whole world is watching…and also thinking. It is precisely this cognitive aspect of O.W.S. that I find so stimulating, and transformative. A few weeks […]

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To The Editor: The coverage of Occupy Wall Street in The Villager and Downtown Express is fantastic. Insightful in ways the mainstream media can never be. Great photos too. Do I smell another series of press association awards or is that pepper spray? Hmmm. Lawrence White

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To the editor, Local residents, Downtown Express reports, are “finding it increasingly difficult to navigate the area around the W.T.C. site.” They complain about “pedestrian bottlenecks” and tourists that “stand idle in front of the 9/11 Memorial Preview site.” Now imagine if the Koenig Sphere is not returned to the memorial site, where it belongs […]

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To the Editor, I have just read your piece on Zuccotti Park.  It is rather mild mannered, considering how demonstrators are being treated.  Our mayor claims to have the welfare of its citizens at heart and expresses concern about the drumming that keeps people awake around Zuccotti Park.  At the same time he authorizes or […]

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To the Editor: Last Thursday night I went down to an off-site sustainability meeting for Occupy Wall Street. Our community garden needs compost and they have it. It’s a win-win. As I walked to the bus I passed young adults in my neighborhood partying in a bar and at a well-heeled gallery opening. When I […]

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To the Editor: Re. “‘Occupy’ Movement signal to D.C.” (guest editorial, by Margaret Chin, Oct. 12): For The Downtown Express to designate Margaret Chin as a speaker for Occupy Wall Street is like awarding Donald Rumsfeld the Nobel Peace Prize. The councilmember’s land-use policies in Soho, on the Bowery and in Chinatown completely favor the […]

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To the Editor, Re. “Uncivil and dangerous” (letter, by Bill Weinberg, Nov. 2): Mr. Weinberg provides an extreme example of hostile selfishness. Actually, two examples. I could match that with the callous indifference manifested by an exiting motorist who flung his car door open and caused me to crash into his door violently. I suffered […]

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To The Editor: Re “Can’t deny Occupy” (editorial, Oct. 13): While I am very supportive of the protesters’ grievances, angers, rage, etc., I am not in agreement that 1 percent of the population is inflicting economic “injustice” on the 99 percent. The values and consciousness of the 100 percent, to a very large degree, are […]

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