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There’s obviously a lot of confusion and anxiety among many Soho and Noho residents right now as the city has launched into a rezoning process for these two enclaves that have traditionally been home to working artists. In short, a lot of people don’t know what to make of “the process” so far. Basically, it’s […]

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BY MELISSA AASE AND ERIC WEINGARTNER | University Settlement unequivocally supports senior affordable housing and the Haven Green project on Elizabeth St. While the choice may be a difficult one — as many land-use choices can be — our community should choose and welcome affordable housing. In this instance, the proposed development includes significant public and open […]

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BY CARL ROSENSTEIN a.k.a. THE ANGRY BUDDHIST|   The Impeachment of Jerrold Nadler Congressman from New York’s 10th District   Report of the citizens of the 10th District, including Manhattan’s Upper West Side, Hell’s Kitchen, Chelsea, Soho, Greenwhich Village, Tribeca, the Financial District and Battery Park City.     Articles of Impeachment A.  Undemocratically elected […]

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Don’t ‘L’-ose momentum To The Editor: Re ‘Post-‘L-pocalypse’” (editorial, Feb. 14) I find The Villager’s editorial piece on the post-L-train “shutdown” hugely confusing…frustrating, too. New York City is America’s greatest pedestrian city, and — after an eternity of insidious Moses-ism — is reimagining that title, with spectacular transit and foot-and-bike-centered improvements unspooling everywhere across 14th […]

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The shocking collapse of the Amazon deal has been the big story for the past two weeks. And its reverberations will continue to resound into the foreseeable future. Twenty-five thousand high-paying jobs at the planned Amazon HQ2 in Long Island City, plus a projected $27 billion in revenue for the city over time, have been […]

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Battle lines are clear To The Editor: Re “Wanted: Candidates who’ll fight big real estate,” viewpoint, by Lynn Ellsworth, Feb. 14: Lynn Ellsworth has put a spotlight on two top candidates who, I agree, will stand up to the the mayor and the billionaire real estate bullies and racketeers who are running roughshod over New […]

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BY ERIC KOBER | If New York City is to mitigate its housing shortage, local land-use regulation needs to take advantage of the early 20th-century investment in subway transit, by allowing new housing at high densities in transit-rich areas. Simultaneously, the city needs to support the expansion of its higher-education institutions to ensure that its future […]

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Updated Thurs., Feb. 14, 4 p.m.: State Senator Brad Hoylman last week stated that he was concerned about ensuring that there is better bus service for 14th St. during what he dubbed the upcoming “L-train slowdown.” Speaking to The Villager this week, Hoylman said he also wants a review on whether to keep the new […]

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Singer family tradition To The Editor: Re “Will new cracks in facade break old P.S. 64 stalemate?” (news article, thevillager.com, Feb. 8): I offered to buy the Boys Club on 10th St. and Avenue A and lease it to the City of New York but they weren’t interested. “No need for a community center,” they […]

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BY LYNN ELLSWORTH | The crowded public advocate race has made me jealous of the congressional voters over in Queens. They got Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez upsetting the applecart of New York City — and now the country’s — machine politics, a win that has been a riveting spectacle. Wouldn’t it be great to get more of that […]

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