CB9 Practices In Need Of Review

To The Editor: Regarding [the Feb. 11] CB9 meeting; I was very disappointed that I was not informed by the Board about the so-called “silent protest.” As a board member, I thought I should have been given the courtesy of being notified about the protest against me. The public was given all the time they […]

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The Diet Of Lent

To The Editor: This Wednesday marked the beginning of Lent, the 40-day period before Easter, when many Christians abstain from animal foods in remembrance of Jesus’ 40 days of fasting in the desert before launching his ministry. But meat-free Lent is much more than a symbol of religious devotion to Christ. It helps reduce the […]

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An Oligarchy In The US

To The Editor: What is an oligarchy? According to Webster, it is “a government in which a small group exercises control especially for corrupt and selfish purposes.” What would an oligarchy need to do to maintain or increase their control? To mention just a basic few: keep wages low; Inhibit the ability for the people to […]

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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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