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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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Slams Fratta, Stringer and Chin To The Editor: Re “Italian pride — not protest” (Scoopy’s Notebook, March 17): The John Fratta Unity Day celebratory march is nothing but a victory lap celebrating his successful bullying of more than 30 vibrant retail establishments on Mulberry St. above Kenmare St. This guy Fratta, who hasn’t lived in […]

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Huge traffic standstill To the Editor: Two recent articles point to one huge traffic standstill to expect downtown. First, the stubborn push by the City to build a $500 million Sanitation Garage in Tribeca. Second, no concrete plans for parking and traffic to account for the millions of visitors when the WTC 9/11 Memorial opens. […]

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