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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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Eureka! Super relativity To The Editor: Re “Art and science” (news brief, May 26): As an alternative to quantum theory, there is a new theory that describes and explains the mysteries of physical reality, while not disrespecting the value of quantum mechanics as a tool to explain the role of quanta in our universe. This […]

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Landesman letter lax on facts To The Editor: Re “Yetta’s gun is not an issue” (letter, by Dodge Landesman, May 19): As The Villager has previously reported, Dodge Landesman was my (nonpaying) client during his brief attempt to become a city councilmember in the Second Council District. Dodge Landesman has the potential to become a […]

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Kurland shoots blanks To The Editor: Re “Yetta’s got a gun; Claims she needs it for language school” (news article, May 12): Kurland’s shifting explanations on why she needs a gun (“officer of the court,” language school safety officer) are ludicrous and classic Kurland. She has big credibility problems because she is constantly twisting the […]

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Are buskers really to blame? To The Editor: Re “Crackdown on crowds and loud music in Wash. Square” (news article, May 5): How is it that a performer is responsible for the crowd that might stop to listen or gawk in a public place? Does this law apply to a mime or Philippe Petit or […]

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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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