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Claps for the cap

This might not go down well with all our readers (no pun intended), but, yes, we do support Mayor Bloomberg’s portion cap on sodas and sugary drinks. Polls show that slightly more than half of New Yorkers oppose restricting the serving size of fountain soft drinks to no more than 16 ounces. Yet, we feel read more here »

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Bikes rule! Or bike rules? One cyclist sounds off

TALKING POINT BY SCOTT OGLESBY | I’ve been riding bikes in Manhattan for 27 years, so retro that I call myself a “biker,” not a cyclist. Before moving here in the ’80s, I was an avid biker in San Francisco for 15 years. My first ride was in 1956, on a single-speed Schwinn American Flyer. read more here »

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Letters, Week of March 14, 2013

Trust needs new leadership To The Editor: Re “Pier 40 reality” (editorial, March 7): This was a well-written editorial that really synthesizes what has been happening. I’m glad The Villager and our local politicians have taken a firm stance against residential development in Hudson River Park. I am totally opposed to this desperate solution. I’m read more here »

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High noon at high court

About two weeks from today, the U.S. Supreme Court will be concluding oral arguments on two major marriage equality cases On March 26, the federal lawsuit challenging the Defense of Marriage Act filed by Village resident Edie Windsor — assessed more than $360,000 in federal estate taxes after her spouse Thea Spyer died in 2009 read more here »

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Last week on Greenwich St. in Tribeca, a pigeon seemed to be contemplating the progress of One World Trade Center, a.k.a. The Freedom Tower.

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Letters, Week of March 7, 2013

Trinity should help existing school To The Editor: Re “Rezoning needs landmarking, rec space, critics say” (news article, Feb. 14): Regarding the City Council hearing on the rezoning of Hudson Square, there is an additional issue, presented at the hearing, that needs to be added to the mix of community “givebacks” in return for the read more here »

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Pier 40 reality

More than 400 people turned out for a major forum on Pier 40 last Thursday evening. David Gruber, chairperson of Community Board 2, convened the forum and did an admirable job moderating it, and is to be commended for his efforts. Much information was shared, and we all learned a lot. The major stakeholders had read more here »

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In Loisaida, we keep the faith, and never give up

BY ELIZABETH RUF-MALDANADO | About a decade ago, a friend who was leaving his apartment here in Loisaida for an apartment in Brooklyn rationalized: “In five years you won’t want to live here, either.” Though I knew he was wrong, I understood where he was coming from — the pub crawl of young nonresidents with read more here »

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Letters, Week of Feb. 28, 2013

Misleading statement by N.Y.U. To The Editor: Re “In vino veritas: Liquor store must leave N.Y.U. strip” (news article, Feb. 21): The last line of this article, in which an N.Y.U. spokesperson states, “Finally, last summer N.Y.U. signed an in-perpetuity lease to provide very affordable housing on its property at 505 LaGuardia Place,” is rather read more here »

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Not strips — but parks

Judge Donna Mills’s ruling this week that N.Y.U. and the Bloomberg administration must make available their correspondence relating to the open-space strips along the university’s two South Village superblocks marks a very interesting development — and is being seen as a positive sign for a community lawsuit against N.Y.U. The four strips are about 50 read more here »

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