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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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To the editor: Today I looked at my Southbridge Towers maintenance bill and thought to myself how low it is for my apartment in this neighborhood. Anyone living elsewhere would not believe it. Why would anyone, who has an income that is “Mitchell-Lama Acceptable”, and is in their right mind, risk losing this on the […]

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To the editor: The Board of Directors of Southbridge Towers finally exposed itself by revealing its single-minded focus: to push forward its agenda to privatize this development that has thrived as a Mitchell-Lama co-op for 40 years. On October 6th the board passed a motion to have the shareholders vote on a resolution seeking to […]

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To the editor: Re: “C.B. 2 angered after N.Y.U. goes to the media first” (news article, Oct. 5) The informative article about Community Board 2’s anger with N.Y.U. contains a statement from university V.P. Alicia Hurley: “It is hard for us not to notice the lack of civility with which we are treated when we do go […]

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To the editor: It was disappointing to learn that New York City may only allow mini-Walmarts to open. If Home Depot, Ikea, BJ’s, Costco, Best Buy and Target can open full size box stores, why not Walmart as well? Too many elected officials, including New York City Comptroller Liu, Public Advocate de Blasio, Council Speaker Quinn and many of her Council colleagues are continuing […]

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To the editor, As I watch these protests on Wall Street, I am reminded of the civil rights marches of the 60s. Yes, I lived through them and saw the police response every night on the news. I listened to my father complain that “those people” should be happy they’ve got what they got. “They […]

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To the editor: The circus atmosphere of the Stiller Run in the Battery Park City and surrounding area, totally incongruous near the National Sept. 11th Memorial, made Sunday Sept. 25 an awful day for me as a resident, and was a distressing sign of what a pathetic culture we have become. Plenty of unsung heroes […]

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To the editor, In light of the recent events around Deputy Inspector Anthony Bologna I have thought long and hard about highly contentious cases I have covered for over 25 years as a court artist for various news media organizations. Many cases, including: John Delorean, Central Park Jogger, Raymond Donovan and others have been sensationalized […]

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To the editor: Our environment, health, and economy are threatened by our dependence on fossil fuels. Thankfully, New York is taking steps to transition to renewable energy to protect our environment and health, create jobs and rebuild our economy. New York has a goal of meeting 45 percent of the state’s electricity needs with renewable energy and […]

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To the editor: Re: “D.I.D. takes district leaders slots” (Downtown Express article, Sept. 21) Comments made last week by the losing candidate for male district leader in the 64th Assembly District, Part C, Jeff Galloway, and others attribute his defeat to gerrymandering. In fact, the exact opposite of gerrymandering is the case. The Part’s current odd […]

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