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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No To TPP

To The Editor: Over the last 30 years, in large part because of unfair trade deals, American workers and families have endured job losses, stagnant wages and skyrocketing levels of income inequality. Given those facts, it is inexplicable why any politician in New York could support the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) or “fast track” legislation that […]

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Common Core’s Corporate Ties

To The Editor: Regarding your 04/23 editorial: “Kids Should Come First.” Parents’ opt-out of Common Core tests for their kids was justified, but you left out one key reason. Critics call Common Core “Rotten to the Core,” but “Pearson’s Profit Pipeline” is a more accurate label. Pearson, the world’s largest educational publisher, created Common Core […]

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Pro-Plastic Bag

To The Editor: With the proposal to begin charging grocery shoppers a fee for each plastic shopping bag distributed at stores in order to reduce their use, I thought it is appropriate to voice my objections publicly. Plastic bags do not just wind up as litter flying in the street or getting stuck in trees. […]

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