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 […]

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

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Out of 238 contenders, New York has made the shortlist of 20 candidates Amazon is still considering for its second headquarters, a project known as HQ2. The encouraging news is that New York ranks first in an analysis by Anderson Economic Group of locations best suited to the e-commerce giant’s requirements. But the sobering fact […]

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 […]

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 […]