Remembering Rockefeller: A Personal Appreciation

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(Editor’s Note: The passing of David Rockefeller earlier this week struck a personal chord for one person who helped create Lower Manhattan in its modern form — Charles J. Urstadt, who, as State Commissioner of Housing and County Renewal in the 1960s and 70s, founded and built Battery Park City, along with several other government-sponsored […]

Reading Time

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Battery Park City Day Nursery is offering FREE Story Time while the BPC Public Library is undergoing renovations. Preschool Story Time (children ages 3 – 5 years) Tuesdays: March 28, April 4, April 11, April 25, May 2 at 4:00 pm Toddler Story Time (children ages 1 – 3 years) Wednesdays: March 29, April 5, […]

LETTERS BPC residents on the BPCA Board

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Dear editor: I am glad that some important facts came out at CB1’s BPC committee meeting reported by The BroadsheetDAILY. Most significant, I think, is that with BPC having more residents than Roosevelt Island, there is no excuse not to draw Board Members exclusively from this community! We have an extremely talented and diverse population […]

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To the editor: Thank you for the Broadsheet’s continued coverage of the effort to get more local representation on the Battery Park City Authority (BPCA) Board, including Matthew Fenton’s recent “Home Rule, But By Whom?” I appreciate that Community Board 1 is again taking up support for my bill with Assemblymembers Glick and Niou to […]

Impacted Wisdom Truth

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RE: BroadsheetDAILY March13, 2017 Impacted Wisdom Truth To the editor: Question: Would it not make more sense to have such a tax go into a special infrastructure fund dedicated to serve a district rather than just earmarked for schools? It is obvious that not only schools are impacted by residential development: Fire; transportation, sanitation, water, […]

Exploring Downtown’s Lost Neighborhood

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Did you know that the Lower West Side used to be one of New York’s most diverse immigrant neighborhoods? In 1917, a news article noted the presence of 27 nationalities in this small compact area. From the 1840s to the 1960s, waves of Irish, German, Middle Eastern, and various Slavic immigrants settled north of the […]

A local fascinating lost cultural niche, Tribeca’s Fountain Pen Hospital

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To the editor: In an increasingly virally virtual world of seductive enjoyable distraction/ direction/exploration that sometimes diminishes essential human connecting and growth, the real oils, brushes and canvas of personal development (observing, oral sharing, and learning) from the real world around as well as the brand new electronic ones, I would like to share a […]

Flip this Hotel

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To the editor: I was very confused by the article below regarding the ‘Flip this Hotel’ (BroadsheetDAILY March 1). You stated Hidrock paid $28 million for the property, which was only the land. You fail to mention the fact Hidrock had to build a hotel on the land and the cost of building the hotel […]

Seeking Consultation on the Concourse

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To the editor: re: Seeking Consultation on the Concourse, (BroadsheetDAILY February 16), I am writing to provide a point of clarification for your readers. The article asserts that Community Board (CB) 1’s Battery Park City Committee was not briefed on the preliminary results of our South End Avenue Assessment, despite its request. In fact, on […]

Crossing the Street Safely

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To the editor: re: Monday’s letter, Crossing the Street Safely, I am pleased to provide some context for your readers. Allied Universal Battery Park City Ambassadors are focused on the community they serve, actively engaging residents for feedback, and responding to concerns as they arise. When the Ambassadors began serving the Battery Park City community, […]