Posts Tagged ‘Letters to the Editor’

CRITICAL TIME FOR TRANSIT ACTION

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To the Editor: The news that the MTA adopted a proposed austerity budget is no surprise to those of us who care about mass public transportation. For far too long, the State Legislature, particularly the Speaker of the Assembly, has fiddled while our public transport infrastructure burned. Richard Ravitch and his successors, Robert Kiley and [&hellip
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VOTERS NEED A VOICE

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To the Editor: The insightful “Paterson in the Hot Seat” (The Capitol Connection, Dec. 18) makes me wonder if Democrats have taken real democracy away from the voters and returned it to Albany’s smoke-filled backrooms. Remember former New York State Democratic Assembly member Tom DiNapoli? As a result of his faithful allegiance to Democratic State Assembly Speaker [&hellip
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HELICOPTER WOES

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To the Editor: As a resident of West 83rd Street, I can tell you that we actually receive a double-whammy from helicopters (“They’ve Had It with Helicopters,” Dec. 18). Not only do the tourist helicopters come inland on 83rd Street in order to turn to go back down the river, but we are also the cross-island [&hellip
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SAIGON GRILL SAGA

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To the Editor: I commend Sarah Seltzer and West Side Spirit for keeping the plight and saga of the Saigon Grill workers before the public (“Cover-Up and Fraud Allegations,” Dec. 11). This kind of journalism supports the courage of the workers and the efforts of community and elected officials who have stood up against the [&hellip
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BIKE SAFETY, IN THEORY AND PRACTICE

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To the Editor: Reader Bunny Abraham asks Peter Goldwasser of Transportation Alternatives, “[W]hat has been done to alleviate the craziness of the bike riders besides ensuring that they wear helmets?” (Letter, Dec. 11) Actually, the “helmet law” does not apply to adult civilian bikers; it applies only to children 12 and under, and commercial (i.e. [&hellip
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HELICOPTERS NEED REGULATION

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To the Editor: Your well-balanced article (“They’ve Had It with Helicopters,” Dec. 18) illustrated two fundamental problems with tourist helicopters. First, our city government has put the needs of an industry over the needs of its citizens. Second, it has chosen to turn a blind eye when that industry abuses the very citizens that our [&hellip
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CRITIQUE OF CRITIC

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To the Editor: Could you please supply me the same “powder” that Mr. Armond White takes? It is unbelievable that the most negative movie reviewer in this city (maybe in the country) can wax so poetic about the movie Transporter 3. I know he sees himself as a contrarian, since his reviews are ALWAYS diametrically [&hellip
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