Howard Hughes’ Plan for the Seaport

by 2 Comments

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 […]

Of Occupancy and Occupation

by Leave a Comment

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

by Leave a Comment

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

by 1 Comment

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 […]

ONCE AGAIN

by Leave a Comment

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?

by Leave a Comment

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
Read More

How often does the Seaport District have to be screwed?

by Leave a Comment

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

by Leave a Comment

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 […]

“Endangered Sanctuary-Only House of Worship in Battery Park City Slated to Close in January”

by 1 Comment

To the editor: Re the recent article “Endangered Sanctuary-Only House of Worship in Battery Park City Slated to Close in January” (BroadsheetDAILY November 17) In response to the detailed and informative article by Mathew Fenton it seems to me that despite the best efforts and intentions of the Parishioners, other  Battery Park City residents, CB1, […]

Parking Downtown

by Leave a Comment

To the editor: In response and balance to yesterday’s article ( Lower Manhattan Lacks Curb Appeal  BroadsheetDAILY November 15 ) on curbside parking in lower Manhattan, and particularly Battery Park City, your statement that “(parking) in Battery Park City, ….borders on the impossible” is balanced by the high percentage of BPC residential buildings
Read More