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 […]

Splitting the Difference

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To the editor, We appreciate your article this week titled “Splitting the Difference,”  (BroadsheetDAILY, April 9) though do wish you had reached out to us for comment as it inadvertently wound up missing a major element of the story.  We write today to ask you to expand upon the initial article in a subsequent piece. […]

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Dear editor, Your article (BroadsheetDAILY March 28, 2018) highlights the two middle schools in the area that are part of a K-8 school where kids have the option to matriculate up versus leaving.  A more fair comparison would have been to highlight IS289 or LMC which are also in the area and as stand alone […]

We Need Your Support to Help Puerto Rico

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Dear Friends, The Manhattan Youth community shares the concern with New Yorkers everywhere about shortages and the slow pace of recovery in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria. Our own community learned how helpful donors and volunteers can be after September 11, 2001 and Hurricane Sandy in 2012. Already, the young people on our Manhattan Youth […]

TO the editor: I’m not looking to diss a Pier.

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To the editor,   I’m not looking to diss a Pier.    The new Pier 25 in Tribeca is very nice, clean, and filled with children under 12 and their parents.  But this is not at all the old Piers 25 & 26 – not even close. It  is generic, cold and sadly void of […]

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 […]