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Stripped and searching for answers To The Editor: Re “N.Y.U. wants Parks to own two of the superblock strips” (news article, Sept. 15): “Under the plan, N.Y.U. will be opening up the massive interior courtyard of its northern superblock to public access.” This is typical misleading N.Y.U.-speak. The Sasaki garden (the “massive interior courtyard”) is […]

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Articles on 9/11 resonated To The Editor: I have lived in New York City all of my life. Like so many New Yorkers, looking back at 9/11 is difficult for me, for I lost two friends both named Jonathan, both under 30. One was a friend of my son’s who worked for Cantor Fitzgerald; his […]

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Don’t exterminate — relocate! To The Editor: Cruelty-free rat management could succeed in Tompkins Square Park; it did for us. Do we really want our beloved park seeded with poison — dangerous to wildlife, children, dogs — and poisonous to our idea of our park?  Aren’t cruelty-free and earth-friendly solutions the Village ethos, and the park’s? Surely a […]

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Inhumane to relocate seniors To The Editor: Re “Seniors and staff fight to keep open E. B’way residence” (news article, Aug. 25): Very generous of the Bialystoker board of directors that “nobody is being thrown out into the street.” Is that the new bar one must meet in caring for the poor? The only problem […]

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Malcolm’s thinking had evolved To The Editor: Re “Chelsea woman led battle to end beach segregation in 1960” (news article, Aug. 11): With all due respect to Velma Murphy Hill, I must take issue with her assessment of Malcolm X. There is no question that the actions of African-Americans confronting mobs of racists is heroic, […]

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Power companies are vultures To The Editor: Re “Close Indian Point” (editorial, Aug. 4): I agree with your basic point that having a nuclear facility this close to New York is only headed for trouble, but I find your view narrow and disturbing. The battle over closing Indian Point has been going on for years […]

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Play it again, Jenny To The Editor: Jenny Klion’s memories in her poignant farewell, “Today I am not a Villager” (notebook, Aug. 4), reflect the lives of many who still reside here. I believe the Woody Allen comment she attempted to recall was: “If it wasn’t for Carnegie Hill and Jane Street in the Village, […]

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Inclusiveness and landmarking To The Editor: Re “C.B. 3 approves E.V. landmark plan at tense meeting” (news article, July 28): Thank you, The Villager, for covering the vital issue of the East Village Historic District. Unfortunately, some tactics used sowed distrust, poisoned things and caused an unnecessary trauma in our neighborhood, at a time when […]

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Stand-alone E.R. won’t work To The Editor: Re “Just across the Hudson, a model for the Village’s healthcare future” (news article, July 21): I trust that this front-page article was written from the safety of somewhere close to one of the East Side’s six full-service hospitals and emergency rooms. You underestimate the intelligence of your […]

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In the spirit of landmarking To The Editor: Re “Houses of worship opposed to historic district may sue” (news article, July 14): How strange that a community group representing sacred sites would object to the designation of an East Village Historic District whose purpose is to be their protection. Where did the idea originate that […]

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