To the editor:
Tuesday’s BroadsheetDAILY had so many troubling concerns deserving comment!
First, I fully support CB1 for pointing out the inappropriateness of BPC for a memorial for victims of the hurricane in Puerto Rico. The Governor wants to be a hero proposing this and BPC is under his control. So, he suggests our neighborhood because he has influence here. BPC already is much too crowded with visitors, so I hope another space is found for this worthy Memorial.
Second, Saks is leaving 225 Liberty St and a conference center that has some business relationship with Brookfield is coming in. We all know that Saks prices are ridiculous (white socks with a designer name for $75!!).
And of course, Brookfield is in the business of making money so now we also will lose the open rotunda of 200 Liberty St plus the lobby entrance on West St. There still are diners in some neighborhoods of Manhattan. Why can’t they survive here? Must we be subjected only to businesses that are in every mall in America? Meanwhile, the locals trek to FiDi and Tribeca to shop or bury our building staff with Amazon deliveries, and businesses here close down.
Third, there is a letter to the Editor criticizing the activities of the Allied security force. It’s easy to see them “wasting time” and assume that is all their shifts are about. The flip side might be seeing them intervene in constant emergencies, and surely we don’t desire that. They respond when and where needed, from directing tourists, to escorting fearful residents through the neighborhood after dark, to critical emergencies such as the terrorist attack on the bicycle path in 2017. I suggest that more of our neighbors attend the Community Board meetings and the BPCA Open Community meetings and learn more about what the security force is doing.
Maryanne P. Braverman
Maryanne P. Braverman
Letter to the editor:
In response to the lead story in Wednesday’s digital Broadsheet:
It is admirable that Mayor DeBlasio wants all New Yorkers to have insured healthcare, but isn’t resiliency along our shorelines a more basic life and safety need?
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