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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Letters to the Editor

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Republican Candidate Has a Fighting Chance I am a former president of the Metropolitan Republican Club and I would like to take strong issue with Larry Penner’s letter (August 22) which claims that our party’s candidate for city council in the fifth district, David Garland, “has already lost.” In fact, we fully expect that David [&hellip
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Letter to the Editor

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Beware of Bikes Bicycle riders do not require a license to drive their mode of transportation, therefore, they are not obliged to follow any of the rules set down in the article ‘Oblivious Walkers Cause Bike Woes’ such as obeying signs, stop lights and lanes. To blame pedestrians for a number of accidents that have [&hellip
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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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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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