MIXING POLITICS AND ART

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To the editor: On April 20, Manhattan Borough President Gail Brewer provided another art show (opening) venue of a diverse group of talented artists in her offices at One Centre Street. This display and sharing with New Yorkers of creative talent is a rare visual statement by a political leader of her high regard for […]

Linda Belfer Remembered

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To the editor, What a beautiful and devastating portrait on the passing of Linda Belfer. (BroadsheetDAILY April 17, Matthew Fenton) When I first moved to New York City, Battery Park City was my home for four years. I, too, was pushed out by Gateway’s rising rents, but while I lived there, I spent time with […]

Flipped Out

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Dear editor, As a resident of lower Manhattan who just renewed my lease this morning, I can attest to the fact that rent-stabilization, despite hundreds of millions of tax breaks granted to the district, is blatantly disregarded by landlords. The reason turnover is so high is that no one knows that their building is taking […]

In Memoriam: Linda Belfer

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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Linda Belfer, our founding President and devoted friend and neighbor. Linda will always be remembered for her titanic spirit and staunch, tireless advocacy for Gateway residents. As a lawyer, Board President, and community activist, she demonstrated passion and concern for all our constituents. Her […]

Remembering September 11

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Dear Broadsheet, Hope you are well. I am writing from London, with hope you might be of help. I am a native New Yorker and now writing a book about my familie’s experience on September 11 and 12th, 2001. My father, Fred Gompertz, lived at 395 South End Ave between 1987 and 2001. He loved […]

LETTERS ~ re: Your Word Is Their Bond

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What an eye-opener this article is!! I have asked the BPCA repeatedly for better information about the bonds that underpin our land, but it takes a bond rating company to elucidate how our bonds really work. So, the reversion of our homes to NY State and to the Bondholders is ultimately why our bonds are […]

Letters

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To the editor: Your BPC Bond article: (BroadsheetDAILY March 27) ‘Your Word is Their Bond’ 1. Additional reason why locals should be in control of the Board 2. Resale value of home-residents should decrease rapidly as 2069 approaches 3. Younger people will not move into BPC since they will have nothing to gain in the […]

Safety of Our Children

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Dear Neighbors, I am writing to you at this time to both alert you and ask for your support in writing to BPCA about the current issues, regarding the safety of our children. As you are aware in BPC of late, there has been a group of teens coming into BPC and terrorizing our children […]

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 […]