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Letters, week of Jan. 24, 2013

I don’t hear politicians on Sphere To The Editor: Re “Some 9/11 tiles come home, but others set to go on tour?” (news article, Jan. 17): I have been familiar with this memorial since shortly after 9/11 and always appreciated it. I have taken tourists to it, including a visiting group of Danish college students read more here »

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Open space needs

On Tuesday the City Planning Commission approved a major rezoning for an 18-block area of Hudson Square. Propelling the rezoning is Trinity Real Estate, which feels legalizing residential use in the currently manufacturing-zoned former “Printing District” will create a better, more balanced neighborhood. Trinity projects the rezoning — creating a 25 percent residential enclave — would read more here »

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Photo by Clayton Patterson From left, Enrique Cruz, Orlando Rodriguez and Javier Rodriguez hope to get a liquor license for their new restaurant on Rivington St.   V TALKING POINT BY CLAYTON PATTERSON  |  Manhattan is a small island. Starting in the early 1980s the Lower East Side began to be discovered as valuable property. read more here »

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Letters, Week of Jan. 17, 2013

God’s Love should just leave To The Editor: Re “Soho neighbors demand a do-over on God’s Love vote” (news article, Jan. 10): I am not in a position to denigrate the work that God’s Love We Deliver is doing. However, the sight of so many attorneys, developers and obviously well-heeled characters at the community board read more here »

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Getting tough on guns

It was a proud day for New York on Tuesday when Governor Cuomo signed off on the toughest gun laws in America. Better known for its dysfunction, Albany came together under Cuomo’s leadership and pushed through a sweeping package of gun-control measures, hailed by the governor as the “most comprehensive package in the nation.” The read more here »

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Why we don’t have the right to care about Newtown

BY TED RALL  | We don’t have the right to be sad. We don’t have the right to be angry. We don’t have the right to care about the 20 dead kids, much less the six dead adults or the one deranged shooter. American newspapers don’t have the right to pretend that we are a nation stricken read more here »

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Letters, Week of Jan. 10, 2013

Mom taught the lesson of love To The Editor: Re “Sophie Gerson, 88, former school board president, pol Alan’s mom” (obituary, Jan. 3): Thank you for your beautiful tribute to my mother, our beloved Sophie Gerson. Sophie would want me to add that her last community meeting, just a few short weeks ago, was that of read more here »

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Tough call for C.B. 2

Zoning issues are invariably complex, but the case of God’s Love We Deliver’s plan to sell a portion of its air rights to a neighboring development project presented special challenges for Community Board 2. Ultimately, the community board resolved to support the application, but its stance has left many neighbors angry — and not just read more here »

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Scene, Week of Jan. 3, 2012

Saturday evening’s dusting of snow mostly quickly melted in Lower Manhattan. However, in Tribeca, the Hudson River Park’s boardwalk and the tall grasses that surround it maintained their coating of white powder a bit longer.

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After a momentous year, what’s next for Pier 40?

BY MADELYN WILS  |  The change of the calendar always serves as an appropriate time to reflect and learn from the past, and by doing so, best prepare for the future. There is little doubt that 2012 was a momentous year for the Hudson River Park, and what made 2012 truly different was the enormity read more here »

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