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BY CATHERINE MCVAY HUGHES   |  Water surrounds Community Board 1 on three sides, and we experienced one of the highest inundation levels in Manhattan during Superstorm Sandy on Oct.29, 2012, with seven feet of water in some areas. Two people drowned in our district that night three years ago, and property damage was extreme.  […]

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Karl Rove tactics To The Editor: I congratulate Terri Cude and Dennis Gault on their election as district leaders in Part B of the 66th Assembly District (news article, posted to downtownexpress.com Sept. 14, “Tribeca district leaders trounced by challengers to the north & south”). They did a good job of meeting voters by knocking on […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  |  Californians Joe Vasco — both the second and the third— leaned back, grinned and took a photo with a selfie stick. They were not at the Empire State Building or the Statue of Liberty, but rather in front of one of the two pools at the 9/11 Memorial. Vasco senior […]

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Southbridge Mass appeal To The Editor: I am writing in rebuttal to the comments made in a recent article concerning Mass being said in the community room at Southbridge Towers (news article, Aug. 13 – 26, “Mass exodus at Southbridge: Church services end”).  There is a statement in the article saying that the service in […]

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By DANIEL SQUADRON | Over the last 40 years, Battery Park City has gone from a concept to the extraordinary neighborhood we see today. Walking the neighborhood’s streets and parks, visiting its schools, restaurants and offices, talking to its residents, no one could argue that the change is anything less than dramatic, in just about every […]

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Block that housed J & R readies for next phase (posted, July 2): Imagine how employees with decades of loyal service felt when they were dumped without even a handshake. No severance, the great Joe and Rachelle not even offering a word of thanks for helping making them and their children mega millionaires… Jumbybird Tenants […]

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BY ANDY HUMM    |  Artist Tommy Lanigan-Schmidt was a street kid who arrived in New York in May 1966 and participated in the Stonewall Rebellion. But he was also someone who frequented the bar itself, which opened in 1967. And while he concedes it was a dive bar, he loved it because it was […]

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Notes from a leader To The Editor: Re “Odd Politics” (UnderCover June 4 – 17): I apologize to the editors for not getting back in a timely manner with comments on my race for Democratic district leader in the 66th Assembly district, Part B. A Democratic district leader is a nonpaying Democratic Party position. That […]

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Few N.Y.C. schools are visiting the 9/11 museum (posted, May 21): I find it bizarre that schools today do not find the time to thoroughly teach about 9/11. I mean, doesn’t it have a little bit of relevance in the world the students live in? Michael Burke Mr. Burke, as the father of a 9/11 […]

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BY JOSH ROGERS   | I woke up last Sept. 4 with a plan. It was the first day of public school in the city, but I knew the chances  my 4-year-old son would be in class somewhere that day were slim to none. Slim was actually overly generous. “You can’t do that,” P.S. 11’s lovable […]

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