Your Letters: Week of Oct. 20, 2016

Stand Up for Our Neighborhood Stores

To The Editor:

Attention all elected officials! The time has come to get commercial rent regulations at the top of the agenda!

The newest reason? The art supply store on W. 27th St. across from FIT. This  longtime tenant is about to close its doors. The reason? Its rent of $3,000 a month is about to escalate to (hold your breath) $30,000 a month!

Sound familiar? How long will neighborhoods lose the stores they have long patronized — and at prices  inflated by the outrageous amounts now demanded by commercial landlords.

Time to call a halt to the rapidly rising cost of everything for sale in neighborhoods around the city in order to fill the already full pockets of the real estate industry.

Gloria Sukenick

NOTE: The Chelsea Reform Democratic Club will sponsor a free public forum: “The Death (& Rebirth?) of NYC’s Mom-and-Pops.” Thurs., Oct. 20, 7-9pm at the Hudson Guild Elliott Center (441 W. 26th St., btw. Ninth & 10 Aves.). Visit for more info.

Access Info to Help Treat Stuttering

To The Editor:

October 22nd is International Stuttering Awareness Day. Did you know that, worldwide, 70 million (more than the population of France!) stutter?

For nearly 70 years, the Stuttering Foundation has offered free information about stuttering and its treatment. To mark this year’s Awareness Day, we’ve compiled information for all ages from speech-language pathologists around the world who specialize in the treatment of stuttering. This invaluable info can be found at

We hope to reach everyone with accurate and informed information about stuttering.

Jane Fraser, president

The Stuttering Foundation

Trump Unfit to Lead

To The Editor:

With Election Day right around the corner, I can’t help but think about all that is at stake this year. Working people know that the path to prosperity starts with electing candidates who support a raising-wages agenda.

We have the opportunity to win equal pay, paid leave, fair scheduling and higher wages. These are just some of the reasons why Donald Trump is the wrong choice for America. Donald Trump has bragged about benefiting from the housing crash that left millions of Americans without a home.

Trump has a history of not paying workers at his properties. He has profited from the trade deals he speaks against. He outsources jobs at his own companies. He even boasts that not paying taxes makes him smart. 

We can’t risk electing a candidate who puts his profits ahead of the needs of working families.


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