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Play it again, Jenny To The Editor: Jenny Klion’s memories in her poignant farewell, “Today I am not a Villager” (notebook, Aug. 4), reflect the lives of many who still reside here. I believe the Woody Allen comment she attempted to recall was: “If it wasn’t for Carnegie Hill and Jane Street in the Village, […]

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Inclusiveness and landmarking To The Editor: Re “C.B. 3 approves E.V. landmark plan at tense meeting” (news article, July 28): Thank you, The Villager, for covering the vital issue of the East Village Historic District. Unfortunately, some tactics used sowed distrust, poisoned things and caused an unnecessary trauma in our neighborhood, at a time when […]

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Stand-alone E.R. won’t work To The Editor: Re “Just across the Hudson, a model for the Village’s healthcare future” (news article, July 21): I trust that this front-page article was written from the safety of somewhere close to one of the East Side’s six full-service hospitals and emergency rooms. You underestimate the intelligence of your […]

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In the spirit of landmarking To The Editor: Re “Houses of worship opposed to historic district may sue” (news article, July 14): How strange that a community group representing sacred sites would object to the designation of an East Village Historic District whose purpose is to be their protection. Where did the idea originate that […]

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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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