Posts Tagged ‘Letters to the Editor’

SRO’s Not Hotels

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To The Editor: SRO buildings were never designed to occupy the amount of people that these converted hotels (“Lawmakers Move To Close Hotel Loophole,” July 15) are now housing. If there was ever a fire in my building, “The Belleclaire Hotel,” I’m afraid that there would be many deaths. These landlords are multi-millionaires and full [&hellip
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Why Did Restaurant Close?

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To The Editor: Nice remembrance of Ristorante Primavera (“New York Loses a Treasure,” July 22) in Our Town. My wife and I have lived in the neighborhood for more than 40 years, a block away from Primavera at 82nd and York, and sad to say we’ve never set foot in the place (the location, by [&hellip
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Steam Power Will Stay

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To The Editor: Steam power (“To Save Powerhouse, Preservationists Take Aim At Riverside Center Plan,” June 30) is not going to become “obsolete.” Steam is used not only for heating, but for cooling as well, reducing the peak demand for electricity. The Con Edison steam system is also 50 percent co-generation, the ideal of environmentalists. [&hellip
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SRO Bill Misguided

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To The Editor: This bill (“Lawmakers Move To Close Hotel Loophole,” July 1) is grossly misdirected. It will not help to provide affordable housing because no landlord in his right mind would rent a single-room-occupancy unit to a permanent tenant for $300 to $400 a month, to include legally mandated hotel services such as linen [&hellip
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SRO Bill Misguided

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To The Editor: This bill (“Lawmakers Move To Close Hotel Loophole,” July 1) is grossly misdirected. It will not help to provide affordable housing because no landlord in his right mind would rent a single-room-occupancy unit to a permanent tenant for $300 to $400 a month, to include legally mandated hotel services such as linen [&hellip
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