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Letters to The Editor, Week of Sept. 5, 2019

Who can claim Jane? To The Editor: Re “On 14th St., we continue the fight of Jane Jacobs” (op-ed, by Arthur Schwartz, Aug. 26): The notion that author and former Village resident Jane Jacobs would have opposed the city’s bus-and bike-centric plan for the 14th St. corridor is absurd. She believed cars were terribly destructive. […]

An absurd attack To The Editor: Re “A power broker’s legacy; Schwartz pulls a Moses” (op-ed, by Quinn Raymond, Aug. 22): I find it hard to fathom how, as a lawyer for the Transport Workers Union for almost 20 years, someone can call me an opponent of mass transit. I am not fighting to keep […]

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Jane would be smiling To The Editor: Re “Court slams brakes on 14th St. busway — again!” (news article, thevillager.com, Aug. 9): No one gave thousands of dollars. Block associations made commitments of $1,000 to pay for the record — meaning, the documents required for the lawsuit.  Meanwhile the executive director of Transportation Alternatives makes […]

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Walking tax next? To The Editor: Re “Court: 14th St. car ban can start” (news article, Aug. 1): The local citizens should be able to vote on our fate through a referendum at the ballot box. The next dictate will be a sidewalk walk tax. Perry Rothenberg   ‘Call it Zero Vision’ To The Editor: […]

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Pack it in, Blaz!  To The Editor: Re “Hey, Bill! Can the campaign” (editorial, July 25): Mayor Bill de Blasio for president belongs in the comics section.  Democrats Governor Andrew Cuomo and de Blasio have a lot in common with the late Republicans Governor Nelson Rockefeller and New York City Mayor John Lindsay, along with […]

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Bone-nanza for tours To The Editor: Re “Bones to be reburied in Washington Square Park” (news article, July 11): This is dignified, and it makes me proud. Thank you, Community Board 2, for your resolution that says the community board “looks forward to consideration of additional narrative markers which might elaborate on the rich history […]

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D.O.T.: The new R. Moses To The Editor: Re “Judge blocks 14th St. busway” (news article, July 4): We are absolutely delighted with Judge Rackower’s fair and reasonable decision to grant our request for a temporary restraining order and to compel Commissioner Polly Trottenberg and her Department of Transportation to support their claims of essential […]

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Resiliency plan has holes To The Editor: Re “City floats post-Sandy zoning changes” (news article, thevillager.com, June 26): Improved zoning to address the enormous threats and challenges of climate change, Sandy-scale extreme storm surges and slowly rising sea levels is of course urgent and necessary. However, behind these proposed changes to existing building codes and […]

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Vaxx vote outrage To The Editor: I suspect that after all these years of his being only a political employee, state Senator Richard Gottfried thinks he can vote against vaccination and no one will notice or care. Wrong. Only really ignorant people vote against vaccinating children when the facts are that they are way, way safer […]

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Vaccine stunner To The Editor: Re “Vaccines double standard” (letter, by Martha Danziger, June 6): I am stunned that Martha Danzinger justifies not immunizing her child because of a “double standard” — that she should not be required to vaccinate her children because the U.S. admits immigrants who have not received good medical care in […]

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