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EDITORIAL: Respect the city’s Finest

Nine New York Police Department officers have taken their own lives this year, six cops in Philadelphia were shot last week while protecting their city, and the nation seems to continue to slip into a dark divide between police and civilians that needs mending.  But the much-needed way out of this darkness starts with a […]

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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BY SHARON WOOLUMS | A rally to “save small businesses” was held June 26 outside City Hall. If any group deserved a rally to focus upon quickly finding a solution to stop the closings, it’s our city’s desperate mom-and-pop shop owners.  Careening out of control at a fast clip, unless legislation is quickly passed to give rights […]

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Two reports released by State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli and City Comptroller Scott Stringer this week highlight the woeful conditions that straphangers who rely on subways and commuter rail lines can attest to daily. And while it’s easy to see the neglect and incompetence, it seems much harder to find a way to fix the damage. […]

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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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