Brearley Expansion Plans

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To the Editor:
In her July 8 column, Bette Dewing reminds us of how priceless “everyday places” are to a neighborhood—especially the places we call home. Dewing mentions the possible expansion of the Brearley school on East End Avenue, which may endanger the homes of some longtime residents of rent-stabilized apartments. Her point is important: a community is made up of the people who live there, and we should do what we can to ensure that lifelong residents can stay in the neighborhood to which they have contributed so much.
Micah Z. Kellner
Assembly Member

Letters have been edited for clarity, style and brevity.


To the Editor:
Thank you to Bette Dewing for the article “Save the Everyday Places,” dated July 8. As a 36-year resident of 85 East End Ave., I was grateful that Bette wrote about Brearley’s attempt to remove 27 rent-regulated families from their homes in order to gain more classroom space. If Brearley truly valued the ideals it aims to inculcate in its young women, it would not be setting an example for them by forcing New Yorkers out of the homes they’ve lived in for 30, 40 and in some cases 50 years!
Rita Magier
85 East End Tenants’ Committee

Letters have been edited for clarity, style and brevity.

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