Domestic Violence Crimes Can Not Be Ignored

BY ROSEMONDE PIERRE-LOUIS Any New Yorker who has lived here for the past few decades can tell you: crime has declined significantly across our city. From Bay Ridge to Bushwick to the South Bronx, residents no longer fear entering subways or walking down side streets that would have been off-limits just decades before. While many […]

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Outer-Borough Equality

To The Editor: For far too long, the boroughs of Queens, Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Staten Island have been denigrated as the “outer boroughs” of New York City. We are in fact, not satellites, but all part of our great city. This division manifests itself in many ways. When important hearings are held dealing with […]

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Ferry Announcement Not Fair

To The Editor: The mayor’s announcement regarding Citywide ferry service is not fair or good news. We want ferry service running by this Spring. This type of announcement is exactly what happened before Bloomberg’s third election run which resulted in us getting a slow and inconvenient fishing boat ferry service! 2017 is a mayoral election […]

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No More Cash Cow

To The Editor: On Feb. 3, Mayor de Blasio delivered the State of the City speech. It was a speech that offered zero relief to the financially overburdened co-op and condo community. A main focus of the address was affordable housing. Unfortunately, as is often the case, it was overlooked that co-ops and condos are […]

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Improving Public Transit For Eastern Queens

BY JOHN RASKIN I was saddened to read Councilman Rory Lancman and Assemblyman Michael Simanowitz’s recent “Seeking Solutions for Traffic Congestion in Eastern Queens” letter. By attacking public transit improvements, they are attacking basic changes that have been proven to make streets safer, make buses more reliable and help more New Yorkers spend time at […]

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Another Side Of Bus Rapid Transit Debate

BY ANGELA STACH and PETER BEADLE One of the most promising transportation proposals currently up for public comment would bring Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) to Central and Eastern Queens, areas in dire need of expanded bus service, as thousands of residents live more than a mile away from a subway stop. The proposed BRT line […]

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A Return To The 1970s?

To The Editor: Only a year into his administration, current New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio could already be vulnerable to being viewed as a “one and done” Mayor. The de Blasio administration has been marred by several political failures, and few, if any, significant successes. For example, even before he took the oath […]

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Praise Police, Educate The Public

To The Editor: We have to thank our police department for the fact that our great City of New York is regarded as one of the safest cities in the world today, with a diverse population of about eight million people from over 120 countries, speaking over 135 languages. The reason we have one of […]

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Defending New York’s Finest

To The Editor: At this time I would like to praise retired and former NYPD Captain Joseph Concannon, a 25-year veteran, for organizing a nonpartisan unity rally for our Finest. This took place on Tuesday Jan. 13 in front of Queens Borough Hall with as many as 400 supporters. This I believe sends out a message that as […]

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