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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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BY CARL ROSENSTEIN   |  Better late than never. It’s taken Councilmember Margaret Chin five years to address Downtown’s worst environmental issue, Canal St., but so much more than the lives of three elderly Chinese residents has been lost in those years — real opportunities for change have been squandered. In the 1990s, my neighbors […]

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SEAPORT PLAN To The Editor: Re: “New Tower plan disappoints opponents” (News Article, Nov. 20-Dec. 4): Imagine you are one of the many millions of visitors to New York City and among the unique places you came to visit is the last actual historical Seaport site at South Street where the first settlements and piers grew […]

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BY SCOTT SITFFLER  |  When a theater critic passes away, those in his workplace orbit don’t normally rush to pen glowing testimonials. Most of them simply aren’t moved to do so, while the rest are too busy jockeying for position on the graveyard backhoe. The reaction to Jerry Tallmer’s death was, like his work, beyond […]

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BY VICTOR J. PAPA  |  Is it possible that the historic and irreplaceable South Street Seaport is still a landmark preservation issue? Is it possible, in spite of preservation efforts extending over what seems an endless 40-year period; in spite of copious, yet still unresolved preservation visions and plans, all laudably meant to guarantee its permanence […]

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“The New W.T.C. Scene” (POSTED, Nov 6): The big problem to come is going to be all the tour buses that will have to be “credentialized” and then searched on Trinity Place. (see blue and yellow lanes on bottom right of NYPD map above) The west lane of Trinity Place along side our two high schools […]

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 By VICTOR J. PAPA  | Is it possible that the historic and irreplaceable South Street Seaport is still a landmark preservation issue? Is it possible, in spite of preservation efforts extending over what seems an endless 40-year period; in spite of copious, yet still unresolved preservation visions and plans, all laudably meant to guarantee its permanence […]

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Stormy weather thoughts To The Editor: Re “2 years after Sandy, who will get shelter from the storm? Only some Downtown” (DowntownExpress.com, Oct. 29, 2014): What is being planned will help, but it won’t solve the long-term problems of climate change and storm surges. The problem keeps getting worse. Congress refuses to deal with the problem. The […]

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