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Getting it wrong on vending To The Editor: Re “Concerns rise over vending; Chin targets fake bag buyers” (news article, April 28): Politicians and the BID’s they work for always seem to get it wrong on vending. Maybe that’s because they always have a hidden agenda behind their seemingly well-intentioned vending proposals. Yes, there is […]

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Urgent care worked for me   To The Editor: I have lived in the West Village and Chelsea for many years. Loved St. Vincent’s. Their emergency room and hospital were the best, with caring doctors and nurses. Well, yesterday, April 19, I cut my hand open. Realizing a band-aid would not work (too deep), I […]

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School has not shrunk To The Editor: Re “School doings” (Scoopy’s Notebook, April 14): As one important part of its rezoning plan for Hudson Square, Trinity has proposed to build, at its cost, a K-to-5 public school containing 420 seats in a new development at Duarte Square. In response to a question from a reporter […]

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Read Huxley To the Editor: Re: “Renaming Southern Manhattan” (Downtown Digest, April 13) SoMa? A nickname to reflect a “vibrant and ever-changing neighborhood,” that is Southern Manhattan? Perhaps a little literary enlightenment is in order. Back in the last century, Aldous Huxley’s 1932 novel “Brave New World” was required reading for high school studies of […]

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Regrets that remarks ‘popped out’ To The Editor: Re “Fare ye well, good luck” (Scoopy’s Notebook, March 31): Certainly, after a six-hour-long community board meeting filled with contentious issues, several of which didn’t turn out favorably, I was exasperated and looking forward to taking a breather from my board duties.   My lament that Community […]

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Why pay twice To The Editor: Re: “Chin and BID feel the heat at forum” I’m afraid that the Soho Business Improvement District, which claims it will be a “Public-Private Partnership” will not be remotely public in any sense, or that it will benefit equally the people who own or rent space in its proposed […]

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An apology is in order To The Editor: Re “Slams Fratta, Stringer and Chin” (letter, by Elliott Hurwitt, March 24): I am 42 years old. I have known John Fratta since I was a little boy, and since I was a young child, all I can remember is John doing good for Little Italy. I […]

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Lucy was a legend To The Editor: Re “Lucy Cecere, 87, senior advocate, heart of the Village” (obituary, March 23): Lucy was a true legend — a one-of-a-kind human being. I was fortunate to have known her through the Village Nursing Home and then the Caring Community. Here in Provence, France, I am in tears. […]

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Stop attacking John Fratta! To The Editor: Re “Slams Fratta, Stringer and Chin” (letter, by Elliott Hurwitt, March 24): Mr. Elliott, I have seen you only a handful of times at Community Board 2 meetings. At the last C.B. 2 meeting, you came up to the mic matter of factly and said that you had […]

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Stop Plan Now To The Editor: Re “N.Y.U. shifts public school, hotel in latest design” (news article, March 23): We seem to have learned nothing — nothing — from the disasters in Japan and elsewhere. In its master plan to completely dominate and obliterate a neighborhood and its institutions, New York University continues to demonstrate […]

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