Grief and Tragedy in Battery Park City

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Stories in yesterday’s BroadsheetDAILY leave me so laden with grief and anger that words are difficult. First, the person who died in the water. This tragedy is a testimonial to the stupidity of the governing entities in Battery Park City. I know exactly what Denise Rubin describes from my calls to *311*, (fortunately, not 911) […]

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To the editor: On Saturday night (June 24) I watched an unfortunate man drown in the Hudson River, mere inches from the Esplanade and South Cove, as I tried to explain to a 911 operator where the EMTs and NYPD Harbor Patrol would find BATTERY PARK CITY, the Esplanade and South Cove. (I repeatedly told […]

Barge In South Cove ~ Pile Remediation Project

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Dear editor, A barge arrived in South Cove a week ago. Do you have any idea why it is there and what they are doing? More importantly, when will they leave? Evan Dillon —————————————————————————- Nicholas Sbordone,
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South Street Seaport Museum is a landmark historical treasure.

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To the editor, South Street Seaport Museum is a landmark historical treasure. It offers a real, physical presence of old moored ships, period shops, and a large museum filled with relics of ancient seaport activities and history located whose housing is the museum’s early nineteenth century buildings. NYC is now determining how to spend its […]

Welcome to ‘Sardinia’

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To the editor, Instead of Sardinia which has a lot of natural beauty, how about Devil’s Island, the infamous French prison??! Marion Marino ————————————————————————— To the editor, RE: How About Renaming Downtown
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St. Joseph Chapel

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To the editor, I no longer live in BPC and am not a religious person, but when I watched Willie Geist’s story Sunday morning about St. Joseph’s Chapel I was appalled. This little space is as important in remembering 911 as the Memorial across the street. I used to walk our dogs by it quite […]

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 […]