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 […]

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: Good for Margaret Chin taking action to reduce traffic congestion downtown by introducing a resolution to change the toll pattern of the Verrazano Bridge. I hope that the next step will be for this matter to be brought to Congress where the legal change can be made. It’s an outrage that the […]

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. […]

9/11 Health Care

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To the editor: 9/11 health care was won through the efforts of a vast coalition of 9/11 responders, community members and other stakeholders who worked alongside Congressman Jerry Nadler and a host of other elected officials to get the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act passed by the congress in 2010. Thanks to their persistence, the […]

Splitting the Difference

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To the editor, Thanks for writing about the dog run/children run “Splitting the Difference,”  (BroadsheetDAILY, April 9) a few issues ago. However, the article is extracted from some of us, lightheartedly reliving the past in a discussion.  While the evolution of those spaces is relevant it also can give the reader the wrong impression as to what is […]

Prescription: A Dose of Loss

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To the editor: Yon and Elizabeth are going out of business is not the problem. They understand business is business. The real loss here is having great people like Yon and Elizabeth leaving the area. They did the community a favor by reopening after 9/11 when it did not make financial sense. Wish all the […]