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To the Editor: Micah Halpern’s “Talking Point” piece in the Sept. 7-13 issue echoes the self-serving, jingoistic line promoted by President Bush after 9/11, that the “terrorists hate us because of our freedom.” There is no excuse for the horrific, evil acts of the 9/11 terrorists, but it can’t be denied that many of the […]

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To the editor: Re: One W.T.C.’s many meanings, some visible and some not (Downtown Express article, Aug. 31) Aline Reynolds’s article on the World Trade Center, about its “many meanings and the symbolism and sustainability that define the building,” just tells readers its shape, structure and design and fails to give any historical and political […]

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To the Editor: Re: Revised BID prop still hot” (Downtown Express news article, Aug. 3) I see from recent “letters to the editor” that the B.I.D. has finally “recruited” some supporters after SoHo residents have been challenging it for months. These supporters neglect to see that the “inclusiveness” in decision-making that the B.I.D. board promises […]

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To the Editor: I didn’t go by the Kardashians’ event, but I heard from residents it was a zoo. Paulie D. spinning for those two is East Coast reality T.V. trash famous for doing absolutely nothing of worth, entertaining West Coast reality T.V. trash famous for doing absolutely nothing of worth. DJ’ing is a talent, and […]

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To the Editor: Re: “Support the Chinatown B.I.D.” (Downtown Express editorial, July 20) Years of the L.M.D.C.-funded Chinatown Partnership has not made business better in Chinatown. Within blocks of Councilmember Margaret Chin’s and the Chinatown Partnership’s offices, there are still vacant storefronts since the post-9/11 closure of Park Row. The same leadership would be at the helm […]

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To the editor: On behalf of the Alliance for Downtown New York, I would like to thank Mayor Bloomberg, Governor Cuomo, MTA Chairman and CEO Jay Walder, Port Authority Executive Director Chris Ward, Battery Park City Authority President and CEO Gayle Horwitz, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, New […]

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To the editor: Re, “Last Ditch Attempt to Stop Chinatown B.I.D” (news article, Aug. 17) and Supporting a Chinatown B.I.D. (editorial, Aug. 17) Chinatown Partnership, LDC (CPLDC), after morphing from Rebuild Chinatown Initiative, has, for years, orchestrated “Chinatown Stinks” campaigns focusing on dirty streets to justify their agenda to institutionalize a Chinatown Business Improvement District […]

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To the editor: Re: “B.I.D. group charges much opposition is from outside district” (news article by Aline Reynolds, Aug. 11) These numbers are not adding up. There are 280 tax lots in the proposed district. Only 124 responded and only 99 approved the proposal. That’s only a 44 percent response rate and only 35 percent […]

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To the editor: Re: B.I.D. group charges many opponents aren’t in the district (news article by Aline Reynolds, Aug. 17) We live on Wooster Street and we are as totally against the Soho B.I.D. as are our neighbors on Broadway. Its proponents are dishonest when they claim it will improve or be a benefit to […]

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To the editor: Re: B.I.D. group charges many opponents aren’t in the district (news article by Aline Reynolds, Aug. 17) As a 36-year resident of our co-op, created in 1969, I strongly object to the spin on the steering committee’s postulations. They don’t live here — we do. They certainly will try to expand the […]

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