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A real gift from Tallmer To The Editor: Re “Hero Andrew and the Invisible Man at Pride March” (talking point, Jerry Tallmer, June 30): The Villager, long a “must read” as soon as it arrives in my mail, still manages to surprise me with an extra-special treat, along with its regular, interesting and timely coverage […]

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The real killers are clear To The Editor: Re “Bar owner gravely hurt after being hit on bicycle” (news article, June 30): We are saddened at the death of Ray Deter, a much beloved presence in the East Village for years, hit by a Jaguar on Canal St. And on hearing of the death of […]

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Alas, how sweep it was To The Editor: Since 1992, ACE (Association of Community Employment Programs for the Homeless) has been keeping our neighborhoods clean. Our crews — dressed proudly in their bright-red uniforms — have become a ubiquitous part of Soho. We regret to announce, then, that as of July 1, we will no […]

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Close Christopher Pier at 10 p.m. To The Editor: Re “4 arrests in ‘donut riot,’ but FIERCE blasts crackdown” (news article, June 9): The Dunkin Donuts incident on Christopher St. on May 16 was no surprise to most Village residents and merchants, who have complained for years about the behavior of unruly youths on the […]

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Backing Chin’s bag bill To The Editor: Congratulations to our Councilmember Margaret Chin for her courage and wisdom to propose targeting the fake-bag buyers that come to Chinatown. Her reasoning sheds some light on a problem that has been plaguing our neighborhood for years. For those of us who live and work in Chinatown, it […]

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Renew and reform rent laws! To The Editor: While Republicans in the New York State Senate are dragging their feet, more than a million tenants living in rent-regulated housing throughout our city and state are sweating the approach of June 15 — the day when our rent protections expire, when landlords will jack up rents, […]

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Eureka! Super relativity To The Editor: Re “Art and science” (news brief, May 26): As an alternative to quantum theory, there is a new theory that describes and explains the mysteries of physical reality, while not disrespecting the value of quantum mechanics as a tool to explain the role of quanta in our universe. This […]

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Landesman letter lax on facts To The Editor: Re “Yetta’s gun is not an issue” (letter, by Dodge Landesman, May 19): As The Villager has previously reported, Dodge Landesman was my (nonpaying) client during his brief attempt to become a city councilmember in the Second Council District. Dodge Landesman has the potential to become a […]

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Kurland shoots blanks To The Editor: Re “Yetta’s got a gun; Claims she needs it for language school” (news article, May 12): Kurland’s shifting explanations on why she needs a gun (“officer of the court,” language school safety officer) are ludicrous and classic Kurland. She has big credibility problems because she is constantly twisting the […]

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Are buskers really to blame? To The Editor: Re “Crackdown on crowds and loud music in Wash. Square” (news article, May 5): How is it that a performer is responsible for the crowd that might stop to listen or gawk in a public place? Does this law apply to a mime or Philippe Petit or […]

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