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By Ed Hamilton and Debbie Martin | Mayor de Blasio, we are calling on you to return Richard Born’s and Ira Drukier’s campaign contributions and the $90,000 that was raised at their March fundraiser for you. With the presidential primaries underway and your reputation for standing up for tenants on the line, you must make it crystal […]

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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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With apologies to Albert Einstein, there’s a new definition of insanity in America: Sending thoughts and prayers over and over again, and expecting the mass shootings to stop. This weekend’s bloodshed in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, reminded us once again of how broken things are in America when it comes to gun violence […]

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BY HARRY PINCUS | The passage of years is relentless in the human scheme, and it’s hard to believe that 50 have passed since that frozen tip of a January morning, when I walked away from Wingate High School, Brooklyn, New York, with my diploma in hand. The Beatles had taken to the roof of […]

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BY BARBARA CAPORALE | In the late 1800s to early 1900s my great-grandparents had a dry-goods store on Elizabeth and Prince Sts., which they lived above. The Elizabeth St. Garden would have been such an amenity for my grandfather to play in as a youth, and families to picnic in. I’m certain much playing was done […]

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BY ARTHUR SCHWARTZ | We all know that 2020 will be a watershed year in national politics. The unthinkably monstrous, racist, sexist, xenophobic, grandiose thing in the White House is so ripe for a challenge that 25 or more candidates are looking to be the one to take him down. And in the run-up to that […]

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BY DEBORAH J. GLICK | On July 18, Governor Cuomo signed the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act into law, thus ensuring that New York will embrace the most ambitious climate goal in the United States. This is a major step undertaken by the state Legislature at a time when the national political rhetoric of the […]

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BY SCOTT STRINGER | For too many New Yorkers, the American Dream is slipping further and further away. The affordability crisis we’re currently facing is fueled by many factors. But the cost of childcare — which can be more than $21,000 a year for an infant — is one major driver that must be tackled with […]

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BY MATTHEW SZULMAN | New York is famously known for its fast-changing landscape, and the newly reinvented Hudson Yards, located in Midtown Manhattan, is no exception. After a few short years of planning and construction, Hudson Yards is up and running. New Yorkers with deep, eight-figure pockets can finally find their dream one-bedroom for a cool […]

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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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