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Letters, Week of Feb. 6, 2014

Pete was good folks To The Editor: Re “Pete Seeger, folk singer, activist icon, dies at 94” (obituary, Jan. 30): I received this news with great sadness. People who are not for sale and stand by their convictions are a dying breed. Jo Ellen Cole De Blasio on N.Y.U. To The Editor: Re “ ‘End read more here »

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Letters, Week of Jan. 30, 2014

Saving the special To The Editor: Re “St. Luke in Fields wants to add tower on the block” (news article, Jan. 16): I moved to New York City 27 years ago from Northampton, Mass., to teach at the Little Red Schoolhouse. I immediately fell in love with the West Village. It was an ongoing, long-distance read more here »

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Letters, Week of Jan. 23, 2014

Talk about ironic! To The Editor: Am I the only one struck by the ironic juxtaposition of the Page One headline “Judge says city broke law when it OK’d N.Y.U. plan” (news article, Jan. 9) with a large photograph right beside it of Margaret Chin (a.k.a. “The Developers’ Friend,” and one of the main reasons read more here »

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Letters, Week of Jan. 16, 2014

N.Y.U. to FiDi? To The Editor: “Judge says city broke law when it O.K.’d N.Y.U. plan” (news article, Jan. 9): I would also like to thank Assemblymember Deborah Glick and state Senator Brad Hoylman for not surrendering and helping to preserve the Village green spaces and park lands. There were many other activists who were read more here »

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Letters, Week of Jan. 9, 2014

De Blasio’s horse sense? To The Editor: Mayor DeBlasio is concerned for the safety of the carriage horses in New York City. Will his concern extend next to the police horses? Will they be the next to be taken out of service? Another question is what will happen to the stables across from the Javits read more here »

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Letters, Week of Jan. 2, 2014

Gruber a BID off… To The Editor: Re “Meatpacking BID is cooking” (news article, Dec. 26): David Gruber misstates BID rules, as business improvement districts can tax residential properties, but normally at a lower rate than commercial properties. Douglas Durst   Campaign oversight To The Editor: Governor Cuomo must lead the charge toward accomplishing the read more here »

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Letters, Dec. 26, 2013

Koch on gay charge To The Editor: Re “Koch controversy flares anew at plaque dedication” (Dec. 19): I don’t see why either Ed Koch’s sexual orientation or his willingness to talk about it should be relevant to the issue of dedicating a commemorative plaque at a building where he lived.  Be that as it may, read more here »

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Letters, Week of Dec. 19, 2013

Park info probe To The Editor: Re “Blogger skewers conservancy over hot dog purge in park” (news article, Dec. 5): Thank you, to The Villager, for giving exposure to this very important issue and the documents I uncovered and have been posting at Washington Square Park Blog. (And there is more!) WikiLeaks equivalent at Washington read more here »

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Letters, Week of Dec. 12, 2013

What will C.B. 2 do about it? To The Editor: Re “Blogger skewers conservancy over hot dog purge in the park” (news article, Dec. 5): The privatization (a.k.a. giveaway) of public resources — parks, schools, libraries, hospitals — is a dangerous and undemocratic trend. No doubt the conservancy made an attractive proposal to Community Board read more here »

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Letters, Week of Dec. 5, 2013

The large and the small of it To The Editor: Re “East Villagers map out a plan to keep chain stores in check” (news article, Nov. 28): Whether “small is beautiful” or not is a judgment based on one’s value of heterogeneity, creativity, community and intimacy versus… all those things I think less of. Try read more here »

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