Mallification or Woonerf?

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To the editor: Your article “The ‘Mallifcation’ of Lower Manhattan,” and comments by some members of CB1, suggest that the opportunity to turn Thames Street between Trinity and Broadway into a pedestrianized zone, with increased retail opportunities along the block, somehow amounts to “privatization of public space” and
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The Sound of Music

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The Down Town Glee Club is looking for male singers: Thinking about getting back to choral singing? Never sung with a group before? We may be just what you’re looking for. We’re a user-friendly male chorus that has been performing American popular music for 90 years. Beginning with traditional choral music, we expanded our programs […]

How often does the Seaport District have to be screwed?

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To the editor: Your article on the CPC vote (BroadsheetDAILY December 19)for the landowners handout of open spaces gave me deja vu and revulsion. How often does the Seaport District have to be screwed by the developers, our electeds and now by our own Community Board before we rise up in protest?  Whatever happened to […]

Leaving of a Jet Plane

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To the editor: Here’s a cheaper way to get from Lower Manhattan to Newark Airport using mass transit. * Take the PATH from WTC to Newark Penn Station.  15 minutes between PATH trains, 25 minutes travel. * Then take Bus #62 from Newark Penn Station bus depot directly to EWR.  15 minutes between buses, 18 […]

POPS Pap

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The City Council recently enacted a new law that strengthens enforcement over “privately owned public spaces” (POPS), in response to an April report from City Comptroller Scott Stringer, which found that of 51 POPS located in Lower Manhattan, only eight were meeting legally required standards for public access, hours, or the availability of amenities such […]

“Endangered Sanctuary-Only House of Worship in Battery Park City Slated to Close in January”

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To the editor: Re the recent article “Endangered Sanctuary-Only House of Worship in Battery Park City Slated to Close in January” (BroadsheetDAILY November 17) In response to the detailed and informative article by Mathew Fenton it seems to me that despite the best efforts and intentions of the Parishioners, other  Battery Park City residents, CB1, […]

Parking Downtown

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To the editor: In response and balance to yesterday’s article ( Lower Manhattan Lacks Curb Appeal  BroadsheetDAILY November 15 ) on curbside parking in lower Manhattan, and particularly Battery Park City, your statement that “(parking) in Battery Park City, ….borders on the impossible” is balanced by the high percentage of BPC residential buildings
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Then and Now: Family Ties Run Deep in Community Struck by Tragedy

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A Local Mom Finds More Hope Than Horror in Recent Attack, Recalling Her Father’s Role in 2001, As She Sought a Place for in Local School for Her Daughter (Editor’s Note: This is the personal narrative of P.S. 89 parent Jeanne-Marie McEnerney, whose connection to Battery Park City spans three generations.) In August 2013, after […]

BPCA’s Agreement with Asphalt Green

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Dear editor: On Tuesday, November 14, the BPCA will hold an Open Community Meeting.  I strongly suggest that they present us, the community, with details about BPCA’s Agreement with Asphalt Green (AG). We know that AG is supposed to make their facility available to the community, and that both the BPCA and AG should have […]

West Thames pedestrian bridge cost at 45.1 million

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To the editor: The news about the West Thames pedestrian bridge delay should not surprise anyone, even when the cost for construction of the bridge comes at a suspiciously ballooned cost, as of September 2016, to be $45.1 million !!! Does ANYONE realize what $45.1 Million can buy???! Anyone? No one asks if such a […]