Is construction noise a problem in your neighborhood?

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   “I haven’t noticed noise particularly with construction. I think there are bigger problems we should worry ab out.” Gabrielle M., Downtown “Construction is a problem maybe sometimes on the weekends and mornings. Especially the roadwork.” Daniel N., Upper East Side “I think it’s most annoying when you’re trying to sleep. The morning is the [&hellip
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To The Editor:

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While your article “Congregation vs. Community” by Megan Bungeroth captured very well the complexity of the issue of landmarking and religious congregations, the cover at least on the West Side Spirit may have created serious misunderstanding in a very delicate time. The large photo of West-Park under those dramatic words would leave anyone who only [&hellip
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR

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Re: ‘Targeting Muslims on the Upper East Side’ by Daniel Fitzsimmons, September 19, 2013 With all due respect for the opinions of Mr. Sayeed Chawdhury and Sheikh Mostafa, the NYPD’s monitoring of the Muslim “community”, i.e., specifically its mosques, is not for the reason that the people practice Islam. It is because, unwittingly, the mosques [&hellip
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Scaffolding Law Protects Workers

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Re: Michael Gormley’s article (Scaffold Law, September 5, 2013) the author does not realize the risks and dangers faced by construction workers who work at heights, often extreme heights, where an accident means permanent disability or death. In 2008, nineteen deaths of construction workers were reported with many more workers seriously injured. To weaken the [&hellip
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Don’t Blame Bodegas

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I am truly confused by your article on pre-cut produce. The incident that gave rise to the article occurred at the West Side Market on B’way and 97th. So why did the article target bodegas? Would it not have made far more sense – and be far more appropriately informative to your readers – to [&hellip
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Real Uses for Plastic Bags

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Re: Adam Janos’s article on plastic bags (“Charging for Plastic,” August 29, page 1) I see no mention of an obvious point: don’t people use plastic bags to throw out their wet garbage? I certainly use the bags I get from the supermarket to put such garbage out and it is later gathered with other [&hellip
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Charging for Plastic

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Due to the frequency and abundance with which Fairway dispenses their plastic bags, the store seems not to have received the memo on the merits of environmentally responsible stewardship. Whenever I do a moderate food shopping at the East 86th Street location, I reject the offer of using two plastic bags at checkout, when one [&hellip
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Letters to the Editor

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More Rats to Come You think you’ve seen rats on the Upper East Side now – wait till the city starts trucking in 1,860 tons of garbage on a typical day, (up to 5,280 tons in an emergency) six days a week with the proposed Marine Transfer Station. Think how easy the rats’ commute will [&hellip
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