Letters, Week of Nov. 8, 2012

A cooler spot for ice

To The Editor:
Re “Ice, ice baby: Con Ed chips in with chilly chunks”  (photos, Nov. 3):

This certainly didn ’t help those of us further

Downtown and west of Union Square. They easily could have put an ice center in Ruth Wittenberg Triangle at the intersection of Sixth and Greenwich A ves. Lots of space to serve this part of the com- munity!

Imagine my amazement as I was walking the dog down 10th St. to see a sign on the window of 18 W. 10th St. that said “Free Power. ” The bottom apartment had a generator and they were not only providing the neighbors with power to charge phones, iPads, com- puters, etc., but they were also giving out coffee, tea, milk on ice, various breads and bagels. By the third day they were also providing various cereals.

I could not find out who the person was, but they need to be commended for their community spirit and for making us smile in gratitude.
Norma Courrier

A few facts lost in surge

To The Editor:
Re “Area to get power back, but will city get surge bar-

riers?” (news article, Nov. 3):

Thank you for an excellent article on storm surge bar-

riers. I wanted to make two corrections.

The most important one was when you mention the two possibilities for storm surge barriers, the second alternative is described as having a barrier from the Rockaways to Sandy Hook. You should have included a second barrier at Throgs Neck. Both alternatives have Throgs Neck as one set of barriers.

The other error was that you stated New York City was in the top fifth of 140 ports worldwide; it should have said we are number five in vulnerability out of 140 ports.
Robert Trentlyon

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