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Letters, Week of Dec. 6, 2012

We need this NID — now!  To The Editor: Re “Park needs a NID to close cash gap, advocates assert” (news article, Nov. 29): As a residential property owner in the Village, a member of Community Board 2 and a lifelong resident of the Village, I fully support the creation of the Hudson River Park read more here »

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A cop’s kindness

The story of how Police Officer Lawrence DePrimo bought a pair of warm boots for a shoeless, homeless — or, at least, seemingly homeless — man in Times Square last month touched the hearts of hundreds of thousands after a tourist snapped a photo of the officer’s kind act and it went viral. DePrimo, who read more here »

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Ira Blutreich, Week of Nov. 29, 2012
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Scene, Week of Nov. 30, 2012

It was Thanksgiving weekend, but for Kathleen Corrigan springtime is around the corner. She was planting daffodil bulbs in her window boxes on E. 12th St. Why daffodils? They’re early bloomers, she said, adding they’re expected to blossom in April.

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Both zombie parties too stubborn to admit they’re dead

BY TED RAIL  |  Neither party gets it. They both think they won. And they sort of did. But we still hate them. Democrats are patting themselves on the back, congratulating themselves for a mandate that neither exists — 50.4 percent to 48.1 percent does not a mandate make — nor, if were real, would read more here »

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Letters, Week of Nov. 29, 2012

Forget about this BID To The Editor: Re “Soho’s BID battle rages on at Council committee hearing” (news article, Nov. 22): Thank you for an excellent article that gives voice to the opposition as well as to  the promoters of the business district. I call on Councilmember Margaret Chin,  Domenic Recchia, chairperson of the Council’s read more here »

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NID’s time is now

We’ve previously come out in support of the proposal for a neighborhood improvement district, or NID, for the Hudson River Park and surrounding blocks. That support hasn’t lessened as the proposal has been honed and is now starting its journey through the public review process. Rather, the more we see about this NID, the more read more here »

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Scene, Week of Nov. 22, 2012

During Superstorm Sandy a sign on the grounds of the Jacob Riis public housing complex at E. Sixth St. and the F.D.R. Drive bent but didn’t break in the powerful winds coming off the East River.

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Surviving in the Sandy Superdome; We were ignored!

BY BARRY DROGIN  |  For four days, 220,000 Con Ed customers — how many were households of how many residents, how many were small businesses with how many employees, how many were big businesses with how many employees? — were abandoned and ignored by the media, the government, transportation agencies and — most shockingly — read more here »

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Letters, Week of Nov. 22, 2012

Kinda nice being off the grid To The Editor: Re “Notes from the disaster zone; A survivor sounds off” (talking point, Nov.  9): I read Bill Whineberg’s (sic) rant about the effects of Sandy. I not for one moment lamented the loss of power, of water, of heat and all the other inconveniences and of read more here »

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