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Letters to The Editor, Week of Jan. 17, 2019

Marcus doesn’t speak for us To The Editor: Re “An open letter to City Council Speaker Corey Johnson” (Viewpoint, by David Marcus, Jan. 10): David Marcus is not a member of the 14th St. Coalition Steering Committee and has not been involved with the Coalition for some time. We want to be clear, his “Open […]

Ch-ch-changes To The Editor: I live on E. Sixth St. and walk to Astor Place. I could not understand why so many stores were vacant on the uptown, East Side corner of Third Ave. and St Mark’s. It seems that demolition is to take place. The Continental Bar is now closed, too. The old apartment […]

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O.W.S., you’re no fun anymore! To The Editor: Re “Mic check: The whole world is watching, and thinking” (talking point, by Sharon Woolums, Nov. 10): The Page 1 caption under your photo of David Crosby performing in Zuccotti Park tells it: To paraphrase the lyric, “It’s getting to the point where it’s no fun anymore.” The world […]

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Thanks for hearing us To The Editor: Re “Soho BID needs work” (editorial, Nov. 3): We are very grateful to you for running the editorial in opposition to the business improvement district. As a resident of Soho, since the ’70s, I’ve seen many changes. The BID is the worst thing that could happen to the […]

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We need ambulance lanes To The Editor: Janette Sadik-Khan, the city’s Department of Transportation commissioner, gave us bike lanes. She gave us bus lanes. Now — please — what we desperately need are ambulance lanes! Here in the Lower West Side we lost our hospital and apparently it is not going to be replaced. Even […]

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O.W.S. and BIDs To The Editor: Re “‘Occupy’ movement is a wake-up call to Washington” (talking point, by Margaret Chin, Oct. 20): The Occupy Wall Street movement is a wake-up call to the people who govern New York City, as well. The business improvement districts spreading across the city are creating a layer of bureaucratic […]

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Here for the long haul To The Editor: When Mayor Bloomberg arrogantly suggests that Occupy Wall Street will not last the winter, I would remind him that King George III said the same thing about the revolutionaries at Valley Forge. Jerry The Peddler Occupiers are heroes To The Editor: As I watch these protests on […]

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More than a friend To The Editor: Re “Beloved blogger Arihood’s loss leaves a hole in heart of Ave. A” (obituary, Oct. 6): Bob, we love and will miss you dearly. Now that you have joined the departed, do me a favor: Double-check the climate thing while you’re out there — my hip is acting […]

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Courageous coverage To The Editor: Re “With nets, spray and force, police crack down on march” (news article, Sept. 29): Thank you, Jefferson Siegel, for your courageous Occupy Wall Street coverage. Your on-the-ground, up-close photographs and narrative are superb. Can’t help noticing the contrast with the remoteness of The New York Times’s coverage of Sat., […]

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r Eyewitness to mass arrests To The Editor: Re “Demonstrators take to the [Wall] street” (news article, Sept. 22): Sept. 24 was a normal Saturday morning for me. I’m a panhandler on Broadway between 13th and 14th Sts. Much to my despair, at around 8 a.m., they started to set up a street festival on […]

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