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Ira Blutreich, Week of April 2, 2015

Ira Blutreich, Week of April 2, 2015

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 […]

Bharara is more ambitious than charges are solid

Bharara is more ambitious than charges are solid

BY KEN PARKER    |  Speaker Sheldon Silver being pilloried in the press for accusations of corruption, 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 he […]

Ira Blutreich, Week of Feb. 5, 2015

Ira Blutreich, Week of Feb. 5, 2015

How one company adapted to the illegal-hotel law

How one company adapted to the illegal-hotel law

BY RICK LASSIN  |  On Jan. 20 Airbnb came head to head with New York City lawmakers at a hearing in an effort to change the “Vacation Rental Ban” law of 2010. The City Council’s main concern is that a few hosts are reaping the majority of rewards on airbnb by conducting illegal hotel activity. […]

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 […]

Gussie’s hair; Grandma always knew who she was

Gussie’s hair; Grandma always knew who she was

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 he could afford his own room, […]

Ira Blutreich, Week of Jan. 8, 2014

Ira Blutreich, Week of Jan. 8, 2014

The final roundup for ’14

The final roundup for ’14

These Naked Cowgirls — who pay the original Naked Cowboy a fee to join his busking franchise — were generating some heat as they waited for the ball to drop in Times Square on New Year’s Eve.