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No defense for ‘shady’ politics To The Editor: Re “Trumped up case against Silver” (Talking Point by Ken Paskar, Feb. 12 – 25, 2015): It hardly inspires faith in our local political organizations, in this case the Lower Manhattan Democrats represented by Ken Paskar, to attempt to refute the charges made by U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara against Sheldon Silver. Perhaps it […]

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BY KEN PASKAR  |  Speaker Sheldon Silver is being pilloried in the press for accusations of corruption, and I felt it’s time to take a hard look at the allegations being leveled against Silver and see them for what they are: character assassination, pure and simple. Lost in the ruckus is all the good that […]

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Many are taking pleasure in Sheldon Silver’s downfall. He stands accused of pocketing nearly $4 million illegally and, if convicted, could spend two decades in federal prison. At the same time, for community members who have benefitted from his good work in the Assembly, there is also pain. The charges against Silver, who until last […]

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Many are taking pleasure in Sheldon Silver’s downfall. He stands accused of pocketing nearly $4 million illegally and, if convicted, could spend two decades in federal prison. At the same time, for community members who have benefitted from his good work in the Assembly, there is also pain. The charges against Silver, who until this […]

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“Bon Voyage For The Peking? Seaport Museum Tacks In That Direction”  (PRINT EDITION, Jan 15): A museum is one thing. It is not a seaport. What is the history that we want to be our memory? Study other historical seaports……….are they without sails? Diane Fabrizio My late father, the artist Leon Dolice (1892-1960) arrived in this […]

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BY CAROL RINZLER   |  The first thing my grandfather Sam did when he left Vienna and landed at Ellis Island in 1895 was to change his name from his father’s Dreier to his mother’s Rinzler. Then he made his way across town to 124 Ludlow St. where he slept “three in a bed” until […]

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“Seaport Report, Week Of Dec. 18, 2014: On Howard Hughes’ Plans” (POSTED, Dec 18): Three cheers for saying so clearly what many of us have been struggling to express for so long. As a long-time resident of the neighborhood and participant in the Seaport Working Group, I feel we have a precious historic legacy to […]

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Frustrated, but not angry To The Editor: Re “C.B. 1 angered by Battery Park City Authority” (news brief, Dec. 4 – Dec. 17):  At the monthly meeting of Community Board 1’s  B.P.C. Committee earlier this month, we heard a presentation form Tom Berton who operates the Shearwater sailing boat in the North Cove Marina. He came to us because he is concerned […]

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BY JODI PERL-ODELL   |  When Sadie Grace Perl walked down Ludlow St., people couldn’t help but feel happy. Maybe it was the sashay in her walk or the never-ending grin plastered across her furry face, but she made friends everywhere she went while she was living in the Lower East Side. Local 138, Ludlow […]

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