Letter to the Editor

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This morning I read the article by reporter Joanna Fantozzi titled, “Second Avenue Ghost Town” and would like to share a few comments. First, on a personal note; having twice deployed to Afghanistan, and considering other events going on in the world, I feel calling the Upper East Side’s 2nd Avenue “a warzone” a tad [&hellip
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Challenging the Norms of Rape Culture

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Denim Day NYC, in conjunction with Sexual Assault Awareness month, held a contest for undergrads to write an op-ed on “telling the truth about sexual violence.” This is the winning essay from Manhattan. By Lauren Peterson, The New School Welcome to The New School. Our lively campus is quietly nestled in the trendy area of [&hellip
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Dear Editor,

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Dear Editor, As a life-long resident of the East Village for the last 54 years, I applaud the efforts of the Tompkins Square Park Concervancy to renovate. I believe the historic aesthetic and infrastructure construction is crucial to bringing the park to a 21st century level of integrity. Its improvements will pay long overdue respect [&hellip
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR

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To the editor: I had an amazing New York experience today. A few days ago, I picked up my income tax and was getting ready to mail it, but instead decided I needed some flowers and went to the vegetable stand (Elite Market at 78th and First Avenue – the awning says Lee’s). They have [&hellip
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Letters to the Editor

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424px-Mailbox.svg Thank You for the OTTY Awards The OTTYs are a wonderful idea to encourage and recognize New Yorkers who take pride in what they do, how they work and their achievements, whether paid for or volunteered. And we can express our pride in them by supporting their names for OTTY awards. Each and every year [&hellip
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I love you, I hate you, call me

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iStock_000001207968Small How one’s relationship with caregivers early in life impacts later behavior By Kristine Keller Downtown dating is like the root canal process—painful while you’re going through it but the end result leaves your sensory nerves feelin’ good. And sadly, there’s no quickie fix for that painful pearly white procedure. There is, on the other hand, [&hellip
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Stop School Closures

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The public advocate calls on the administration to find alternate solutions for struggling schools By Public Advocate Bill de Blasio If something is broken – fix it. Sadly, Mayor Bloomberg adheres to a different philosophy where our city’s education system is concerned. The Administration’s default response to struggling schools has been to close them, without [&hellip
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Listening to Families and Drivers

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How we should be hearing reality during a needless bus strike By Helen Rosenthal As we now know, New York City spends more than twice as much busing our kids to school compared to any other city. The mayor’s plan to bid the contracts to lowest-bidder bus companies who keep their costs down by hiring [&hellip
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‘How’m I doin’?’ in Late Life Is What Needs to Get Out There!

Written by Bette Dewing on . Posted in Opinion and Column, Opinion Our Town, Opinion West Side Spirit, Our Town, West Side Spirit

bette dewing My back is killing me. But before you ask, “What happened?” please offer some words of empathy and understanding. That little-known “rule” has general application. Preventing aching backs and most physical woes demands that we stand up every 20 minutes or so and move around. For some, age-related problems and waning strength make that difficult [&hellip
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