Greenery: Lawns, gardens, and the serene view of the river

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To the editor: RE: The Felicity of the Commons ( BroadsheetDAILY, October 9 ) Some of the suggested improvements already exist a very short walk north in Hudson River Park: for example, a kayak pier and tennis courts. Obviously, there is never enough of any of nature’s gifts. The one thing everyone needs and can use […]

Wildlife in Lower Manhattan

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Downtown resident Patrick Sheldon reports a sighting: Meet the Great Egret. That long neck is pulled in when he flies and those wings appeared to be more than four feet across in the air. The egret can have four- to five-foot wingspans. He appeared the day of the paddleboard races (September 25th) and there were […]

West Thames/Rector Street Project

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To the editor: Is the West Thames Street Bridge a typically managed public project in New York City? Publicity and public meetings are concerning. Questions begin to arise. Why does such a project cost so much? Who benefits? It doesn’t seem to be the taxpayers. How does a $20 million contract become a $40 million […]

LETTER

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To the Editor:   Chutzpah…It is not surprising to Seaport denizens that the Dallas-based Howard Hughes Corporation (HHC) fully understands the meaning of this word. HHC finally showed its hand at last month’s Manhattan Community Board 1 Executive Committee meeting: they want to line their pockets by bending the rules and asked the community to […]

Give Your Input on Massive Barriers Proposed for the Metro Region

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In its New York and New Jersey Harbor and Tributaries Coastal Storm Risk Management Study, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is considering various plans to “manage the risk of coastal storm damage…while contributing to the resilience of communities, critical infrastructure, and the environment.”   One alternative includes a massive five-mile-long
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Letters

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To the editor, While I don’t always agree with traffic consultant Sam Schwartz (particularly on his support for the “congestion pricing” tax scam), I believe his analysis of the effect of the one-way Verrazano Bridge toll on lower Manhattan is spot on. The one-way  toll has burdened those of us living in lower Manhattan with […]

Letters

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To the editor,   Re: “The Parting of Waters” The BroadsheetDAILY Thursday, June 28th The BroadsheetDAILY reported on the second stage of the BPCA resiliency plan to protect a baseball field and Asphalt Green – which it calls a “community center” stating “The third and fourth parts of the plan will seek to protect the […]

Dennis Mehiel steps down from the BPCA Board

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Dear editor: Wow – that was fast!  Dennis Mehiel steps down from the BPCA Board. Martha Gallo is nominated by Governor Cuomo and confirmed by the State Senate that same evening.  And there is another local on the verge of being selected. Just one question:  Who does our governor ask for input on these selections? […]

Letters Save History

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To the editor:    It has become apparent more than ever that the the current Mayor is going to follow Mayor Bloomberg’s actions in allowing NYC’s historical treasured South Street Seaport district to be fed to the voracious  Howard Hughes Corp. with the collusion of the city’s EDC to be turned into an upscale mall. […]

Qiurui Du: A Bizarre Dream

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Van der Plas Gallery is very pleased to announce the debut solo exhibition of Qiurui Du, A Bizarre Dream. Through his vibrant paintings and illustrations Mr. Du offers a perspective on the rapidly changing landscape of the world, particularly his hometown of Beijing, China.   In an age where technology proliferates at breakneck speeds, the […]