Giving credit where credit is due

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To the editor: In Monday’s BroadsheetDAILY, I was quoted expressing concern that the financial presentation that the BPCA promised to provide at Monday’s Open Community meeting would not be a deep enough dive. But, they did it!!! Using illuminating PowerPoint slides, BJ Jones, President and COO, gave a terrific explanation of the creation of the Authority, […]

March 6

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12 BC – The Roman Emperor Augustus is named Pontifex Maximus, incorporating the position into that of the emperor. 1521 – Ferdinand Magellan arrives at Guam. 1788 – The First Fleet arrives at Norfolk Island in order to found a convict settlement. 1820 – The Missouri Compromise is signed into law by President James Monroe. […]

Sing Praise For the Parks

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To the editor:   I enjoyed your recent piece, “‘Sustainability and Safety; Collaboration and Character’:  Fourteen Questions for BPCA President Benjamin Jones,” but was dismayed to read that the wonderful staff who tend to the public spaces in Battery Park City described as “the unsung heros of the BPCA.”  Unsung?!  Well let the
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Congestion Pricing

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To the editor:   Re:  “Is Congestion Pricing Plan Stalled?” A few months ago, I wrote a letter to this publication regarding the congestion encountered when walking or biking across the Brooklyn Bridge, putting the blame on the vendors who set up shop along the narrow walkway. The problem with traffic throughout NYC streets will […]

Preserving the Priceless Legacy of History

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Dear editor,      On Tuesday evening I attended  a meeting of Community Board 1 at Southbridge Towers. The subject of the meeting was to allow Howard Hughes Company to present a comprehensive plan for the final use by Hughes and the public of the reconstructed glass cube Pier 7 including its large roof space […]

Howard Hughes’ Plan for the Seaport

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Dear editor,        On Tuesday evening I attended  a meeting of Community Board 1 at Southbridge Towers. The subject of the meeting was to allow Howard Hughes Company to present a comprehensive plan for the final use by Hughes and the public of the reconstructed glass cube Pier 7 including its large roof […]

Of Occupancy and Occupation

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RE: Of Occupancy and Occupation ( BroadsheetDAILY February 6 ) To the editor: My head is spinning!  Are we under attack by Albany?  By the Governor, by the Legislature? In December, Governor Cuomo signed the long-awaited bill requiring a minimal minority of BPC Residents to be on the BPCA Board while attaching an “Approval Message.”  It […]

The Closing of St. Josephs Chapel

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To the editor: I read the article on St. Josephs Chapel with great interest, (BroadsheetDAILY, January 10, 2018) although not a member of the parish I had a connection through my wife who not only did service there for many years but sat on the restoration committee. I always felt the chapel got short shrift […]

RE: Opinion & Analysis: To Win HQ2, Lower Manhattan Must Become a New Amazon Basin

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RE: Opinion & Analysis: To Win HQ2, Lower Manhattan Must Become a New Amazon Basin (BroadsheetDAILY January 24) To the editor: Will someone please interview Mr. Urstadt and find out what he thinks will happen to all the residents when “(a)t the end of this lease, ownership of both the land and the buildings that […]

ONCE AGAIN

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To the editor: Once again, it has become critically, crucially clear that the NYC Economic Development Corporation (EDC) in its collaboration with The Howard Hughes Corp about the future of the Historical Tin Building historical and other actions,  past, present and future plans is the WRONG city agency to oversee the current and future existence […]