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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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To The Editor: Re “‘Occupy’ movement is a wake-up call to Washington” (talking point, by Margaret Chin, Oct. 20): You’re totally wrong. What people want is the complete deconstruction of this disgusting enforced system that is built on nothing but greed, manipulation and exploitation. This does not mean we want current governments to do more […]

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To The Editor: Although I left Battery Park City two months ago and am now a permanent resident of Charlottesville, Virginia, I have continued to follow events in Lower Manhattan very closely, particularly relating to the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) demonstrations. Based on what I have been reading and also from conversations with several friends […]

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To The Editor: On Mon., Oct. 10, I witnessed a hit-and-run at around 9 p.m. A motorcyclist headed south on Bowery was clocked by a motorist and sent flying. The motorist turned onto Prince St., never even stopped. A few pedestrians (and me with my bike) went to help the motorcyclist as he sat dazed […]

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To The Editor: As a shareholder since the inception of Southbridge Towers in 1970, and now a present board member, I’m writing to take issue with Roberta Singer’s assertion (Letters to the Editor – Oct. 19) that the SBT Board of Directors is only focused on the reconstitution of Southbridge as a private cooperative.  I […]

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To The Editor: When Mayor Bloomberg arrogantly suggests that Occupy Wall Street will not last the winter, I would remind him that King George III said the same thing about the revolutionaries at Valley Forge. Jerry The Peddler

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To The Editor: “Can’t deny Occupy” (editorial, Oct. 13) missed the irony that many of the celebrity visitors to the Occupy Wall Street protest, such as Kanye West and Russell Simmons, are multimillionaires. Democratic Congressional Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (personal net worth $35 million), who supports the protest, has raised tens of millions of dollars in campaign contributions over recent years […]

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