No War On Renters

To The Editor: Re. Joseph Strasburg’s May 14 op-ed piece: “Mayor de Blasio’s war on renters.” As a rent-regulated tenant for the past 47 years, I dispute Mr. Strasburg’s remarks reflecting his position as president of the Rent Stabilization Assn., a powerful landlords’ lobbying group. He defends vacancy de-control by saying “we need to protect […]

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End Critical EMS Delays

BY COUNCIL MEMBERS DONOVAN RICHARDS & ELIZABETH CROWLEY National Emergency Medical Services Week was held last week to bring together local communities and highlight the service and dedication emergency personnel demonstrate every day. In February, the average response time to life-threatening medical emergencies in Queens was 10 minutes and 15 seconds, which is unacceptable. The […]

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Invest In Libraries, Invest In New Yorkers

BY BRIDGET QUINN-CAREY Public libraries serve the many diverse needs of millions of New Yorkers. They act as essential community centers and educational hubs in every borough. And as The New York Times recently wrote, our city’s libraries had more visitors last year — 37 million people — than all its other cultural institutions combined. […]

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All Kids Deserve A Safe School

BY COUNCILMAN RORY LANCMAN Every child in our city deserves to be safe, whether they attend a public or nonpublic school. We live in turbulent times where threats can come from anywhere. Terrorists will not hesitate to attack our children as they sit in school. Domestic threats are all too common, shown by the spate […]

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Sunnyside Yards Will Shine

To The Editor: There is even more to “Sunnyside: Shining in the Shadows of the Skylines” (Michael Stahl – May 7). Any development plans utilizing the air-rights over Sunnyside Yards can also benefit by the proposed MTA Long Island Rail Road Eastside Access project construction of a passenger station at Sunnyside Yard. It will provide access to both Sunnyside and […]

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Mayor de Blasio’s War On Renters

BY JOSEPH STRASBURG Mayor Bill de Blasio recently declared war on the rental housing industry by supporting tenant-backed State legislation that would cut off the life blood of the City’s existing rental housing. Perhaps the Mayor does not realize that the ultimate casualties, if his proposals were to be adopted, will be renters, the City’s […]

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RIP Officer Moore

To The Editor: The death of police officer Brian  Moore who was viciously attacked and shot in the head, is indeed another tragedy for the NYPD and all of New York. This fine young man was doing his job-protecting the people of this city with  his partner officer Erik Jansen, when Demetrius Blackwell opened fire. […]

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No Veal On Mothers Day

To The Editor: We all look forward to this Sunday, May 10, when we celebrate Mother’s Day and the cherished bond between mother and child. Ironically, dairy cows – world-wide symbols of motherhood – never get to see their babies. The newborn calves are torn from their mothers at birth and turned into veal cutlets, […]

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On Jamaica Avenue

To The Editor: My name is Maria A. Thomson and I am the Executive Director of the Greater Woodhaven Development Corporation and the Woodhaven Business Improvement District (WBID). I am responding to comments made in regard to stores on Woodhaven’s Jamaica Avenue. The fact that it has been stated that the proliferation of delis, barber […]

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