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No Room For Residents

To The Editor: Hundreds of people showed up on Wednesday, Dec. 16, to testify at a hearing of the NYC Planning Commission. It was held at the National Museum of the American Indian in downtown Manhattan, where the Commission apparently felt that there would be enough space for all attendees. There wasn’t. What brought such […]

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Subway Not Senior-Friendly

To The Editor: My husband and I decided to move to Sunnyside more than two and a half years ago. There were four factors weighting our decision: • It was affordable; • It was a real community • It was close to Manhattan • It had one of the best trains in New York, the […]

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Save The Bookstore

Dear Mayor De Blasio: I hope you will consider passing a law making it illegal to charge rent on bookstores, and to close them down. My favorite Barnes and Noble bookstore is closing down in Queens, and if it does, my family will have to go to another borough to go to a bookstore. The […]

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Students Must Want To Learn

To The Editor: An editorial in this week’s Daily News, “An open-and-shut case” continues to miss the target. It is an unfortunate truth that it is not the schools that are not living up to their responsibilities, but it is the fault of the “students” and ultimately their parents, and our popular culture that overly emphasizes […]

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Weprin An Agricultural Hero

To The Editor: I am pleased to announce that New York Farm Bureau has named Assemblyman David Weprin to our annual “Circle of Friends” list. This legislative award is based upon his record of legislative support for New York agriculture and Farm Bureau’s public policies. New York Farm Bureau is a non-partisan organization and does […]

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No On Mayor’s Zoning Plan

To The Editor: The Department of City Planning will be holding a public hearing on Mayor de Blasio’s two proposals to increase the number of affordable housing units and senior housing units to be constructed in our city. The proposals are known as “Zoning for Quality and Affordability” and the “Mandatory Inclusionary Housing” text amendment. […]

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Give Seniors And Veterans A Raise

To The Editor: In 2016, for only the third time in 40 years, Social Security recipients and veterans will receive no Cost of Living Adjustments, or COLA. By some miracle of accounting, our government claims there is no inflation. They certainly don’t consider how most seniors actually spend their money. The costs of all necessities […]

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Matinecock Deserve Greater Honor

To The Editor: About a month ago, I attended a ceremony to honor the Mantinecock people. A small sign saying “Matinecock Way” was placed on the corner of Northern Boulevard and Marathon Parkway in Little Neck, commemorating the area where a Mantinecock cemetery once existed. I have felt unsettled about the event ever since. Being […]

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Flushing Meadows Board Disenfranchises Thousands

By Councilman Rory Lancman This week Mayor Bill de Blasio finally announced the creation of the Flushing Meadows-Corona Park (FMCP) Alliance, after over a year of secret deliberations. The Alliance was created as a vehicle to raise and spend private funds in FMCP. This is crucial for FMCP, which needs the type of public-private partnerships […]

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