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To The Editor: Re “Police acted superbly, but not all protesters did” (talking point, by Ed Koch, Nov. 24): Ed Koch’s sensitivity to pain does not seem to extend to ordinary people living in this city who are suffering economic pain. People who are bending under the yoke of a city sales tax of almost read more here »

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To The Editor: Re “Yippie! Out of jail!” (Scoopy’s Notebook, Nov. 24): I continue to be disappointed by your newspaper’s coverage of this criminal drug dealer Dana Beal. You glorify him as though he is a hero — a folk hero! Sir — he is a common criminal! What has he done all his life? read more here »

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To The Editor: Regarding the Scoopy’s Notebook item in last week’s issue on whether there is a garage at the Economakis building at 47 E. Third St.: It is a garage. You can look through the plywood and see it. I heard it went through as a community garage, so I guess this means I read more here »

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To The Editor: Re “Activists want back community center at old P.S. 64” (news article, Nov. 24): What would be done with the building? There’s really not much art out there. You guys don’t have the resources or the balls to really do the job. Truth is Chino and the gang lost the building, which read more here »

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B.R.C., a good neighbor

Some neighbors greet new arrivals with best wishes and hands extended in friendship. Others reserve judgment until a newcomer’s accumulated deeds prove their worth. A vocal few, however, steadfastly refuse to acknowledge the established presence of a worthy addition — and, in doing so, erode the integrity of the very community they purport to defend. read more here »

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AIDS memorial is fitting for community of conscience

[media-credit name="COURTESY ACT UP NEW YORK ARCHIVE" align="alignleft" width="300"][/media-credit]By MICHAEL SELTZER | Greenwich Villagers have much in our history to give us an immense sense of pride. Leading writers, poets, entertainers and humanitarians, including Eleanor Roosevelt, Mark Twain, Bob Dylan, Barbra Streisand, Edna St. Vincent Millay and Willa Cather, to name just a few, can read more here »

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To The Editor: Re “Occupy is still preoccupied with Trinity lot for its ‘home’” (news article, Nov. 24): The occupiers should camp in the graveyards of Trinity Church and St. Paul’s Chapel where the American Revolution’s heroes are buried. And Trinity Church should welcome them. Cy Adler

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To The Editor: Re “Occupy’s try to pitch its tent in Hudson Square is blocked” (news article, Nov. 17): There is nothing written in the First Amendment about permits, curfews, place, manner, safety and health issues, megaphones, drugs, tents, sleeping bags, generators, books, teach-ins, being naked or saying mean things about the gilded fascist elite. read more here »

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To The Editor: Mayor Bloomberg claims that tents are not allowed in New York City parks. Ask him to explain the giant tents being set up right now in Union Square Park and in Central Park at Columbus Circle for the corporate-run holiday vending markets. These tents are set up for more than a month read more here »

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To The Editor: The coverage of Occupy Wall Street in The Villager and Downtown Express is fantastic. Insightful in ways the mainstream media can never be. Great photos too. Do I smell another series of press association awards or is that pepper spray? Hmmm. Lawrence White

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