Archive by category Letters

Change Direction On Willets Pt.

An open letter to Mayor Bill DiBlasio: The Bloomberg Administration ignored small businesses and the needs of the little people, pursuing instead a long romance with real estate moguls. It also did not take the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP) seriously nor the public trust doctrine which requires approval of the State Legislature before […]

Why Sign Vick?

To The Editor: While Michael Vick is a talented football player, he has been cruel to animals. There was no reason at all for him to be involved in illegal activities, involving dog fighting, which resulted in the death and injury of these innocent animals. It is an absolute abomination that this man has now […]

Get Involved With Civics

To The Editor: I think that most of us are aware of our elected officials and the job that they do on behalf of our communities. But we should also recognize the contribution that our community boards and civic associations make in affecting conditions in our neighborhoods. As a member of Community Board 11, I […]

Willets A Cause For Concern

To The Editor: In regards to “Willets Point Businesses Await Resolution” (Queens Tribune, March 2-12), in a City Council in which the majority of its members qualify as mediocre, Councilmember Julissa Fererras (D-East Elmhurst) stands at the head of the class. It will be remembered she was the prime mover in the farce that not […]

Time To Embrace P-Tech

To The Editor: Last week’s Queens Tribune article, “MVB, P-Tech Co-Location Moves Forward,” quoted various elected officials lamenting the DOE’s decision to allow a promising P-Tech school to be co-located inside of Martin Van Buren High School (MVB). Unfortunately, the writer failed to reach out to any of the nearby civic leaders for their opinion. […]

Library Needs Better Resources

To The Editor: Gary Null, a long time national radio personality, did an 11-month, in-depth investigation of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The six-hour report presented credible evidence as to who was responsible for this murder and the subsequent cover-up. Missing the last segment, I went to the Queens Public Library (Central) to download […]

Op-Ed: Ending The Shuffle, Keeping Continuity

BY NILY ROZIC, EDWARD BRAUNSTEIN and GRACE MENG Families in School District 26, which covers Bayside, Oakland Gardens, Douglaston, Glen Oaks and Little Neck, are fortunate to have some of the best programming where their children go to school. For many years, parents have had the opportunity to send their children to the best schools, […]

Subway Wi-Fi A Danger

To The Editor: The MTA announced plans to extend Wi-Fi service to more subway stations, including 29 in Queens. Not so fast. A young woman was nearly killed when she fell onto subway tracks while texting. Expect similar incidents as Wi-Fi spreads to more subway stations. Texting and talking riders will accidently fall on the […]

Wealth Redistributed In The Wrong Direction

To The Editor: If Mr. Ed Konecnik is not careful, he will dislocate his shoulder due to his non-stop personal back slapping. Somehow his description of what to him is “Freedom” is more akin to Greedom. Mr. Konecnik is constantly decrying the redistribution of his wealth to the lazy, unmotivated, lying in their hammock smoking […]