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Letters, Week of July 23, 2015

Letters, Week of July 23, 2015

Gotta hand it to Schwartz To The Editor: Re “Village district leader arrested after removing landlord’s spy cameras” (news article, July 16): Your article about male Village District Leader and labor attorney Arthur Z. Schwartz shows how important it is for a tenant to have a highly skilled and brilliant attorney on her side when she […]

Letters, Week of April 2, 2015

Letters, Week of April 2, 2015

Why does it take a tragedy? To The Editor: Re “Why injured woman wasn’t treated at HealthPlex” (news article, March 26): I walk by this monstrosity of a development project almost every day. This could have been me, or me and my dog, or someone I knew and loved. Why does doing the right thing […]

Letters, Week of March 5, 2015

Letters, Week of March 5, 2015

Tolls would kill commerce To The Editor: Re “Group hopes to build support for tolls on East River bridges” (news article, Feb. 19): Tolls and congestion pricing would kill commerce in Manhattan, in my opinion. Right now many people shop in New Jersey where free parking and lower sales tax are a big attraction. Those sales […]

Letters, Week of Feb. 5, 2015

Letters, Week of Feb. 5, 2015

Won’t cut Silver any slack To The Editor: Re “Shel-shocked: Silver to resign as speaker over corruption charges” (news article, Jan. 29): I don’t get the “Silver was great for progressive causes, therefore he should get the benefit of the doubt” theory. Yeah, he was a great progressive. But that’s not saying anything. It’s very […]

Letters, Week of Jan. 8, 2015

Letters, Week of Jan. 8, 2015

Climate justice, now! To The Editor: At its last general meeting, the Village Independent Democrats unanimously passed a resolution calling for climate justice. To those who know V.I.D.’s history and commitment to progressive causes, this will be no surprise. V.I.D. has been in the forefront in the fight to protect our environment. Our early support […]

Letters, Week of Jan. 1, 2015

Fracking win isn’t final To The Editor: Re “Behind the ban: Why Governor Cuomo nixed fracking in N.Y. State” (news article, Dec. 25): Congratulations to all those who have put heavy pressure on Governor Cuomo, but let’s not let down our guard and declare a complete victory. The ban can be reversed by another governor […]

Letters, Week of Dec. 25, 2014

Letters, Week of Dec. 25, 2014

Just an amazing victory To The Editor: Re “Fracking risks too big to allow drilling in N.Y., says Health commish” (news article, Dec. 18): Regardless of the political calculations that may have gone into the decision to ban fracking, it is a great victory for environmental activists and for the New York State environment. Robert Lederman […]

Letters, Week of Dec. 11, 2014

Secret plans and meetings To The Editor: Re “Pier55 and public process in Hudson River Park” (editorial, Dec. 4): While Mr. Diller and Ms. von Furstenberg’s generosity is certainly appreciated, what would be more appreciated would be real leadership from the Hudson River Park Trust, which has ignored its duty to finish and maintain the […]

Letters, Week of Nov. 11, 2014

Letters, Week of Nov. 11, 2014

Helped save St. Mark’s To The Editor: Re “Judith Edelman, 91, pioneering female architect” (obituary, Oct. 30): Thanks for the wonderful remembrance of late architect Judith Edelman in your latest issue of The Villager. She and her husband played a major role in restoring St. Mark’s Church in-the-Bowery after the devastating fire in 1978 (not 1969 […]

Letters, Week of Oct. 2, 2014

Letters, Week of Oct. 2, 2014

‘Eyewitness’ pot shot To The Editor: While hosting “Up Close With Diana Williams,” Bill Ritter of Channel 7 “Eyewitness News” recently stated that New York State shouldn’t be like California and legalize medical marijuana, so that “anyone with a hangnail can smoke a joint.” Now I don’t want to rehash old and established facts like […]

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