Posts Tagged ‘Op-Ed’

We Need More Classrooms at Riverside Center

Written by admin on . Posted in Education, Opinion and Column

It’s time for the city and Extell to take responsibility By Noah E. Gotbaum As is well known, the entirety of Community School District 3—stretching from Lincoln Center to Central Harlem—faces a serious schools overcrowding crisis. In 2010, District 3 had two of the top 10 most overcrowded school zones in the city, with eight [&hellip
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Emulate the Best Qualities of Building Workers

Written by admin on . Posted in Dewing Things Better, On Topic OTDT, Opinion and Column

They are the ones who help create a “village” for residents By Bette Dewing West Side Spirit’s “Building Service Workers Awards” section from last week’s edition has great news to live by—for everyone, but above all, for local policymakers. So please read it online or contact the paper for a copy. Read, share, emulate. No, [&hellip
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Why I Love the Flier Guy

Written by Jeanne Martinet on . Posted in On Topic OTDT, Opinion and Column

In defense of handbill handouts By Jeanne Martinet I have to confess something: I have a serious soft spot for the flier guy. All my friends think I am crazy—not to mention totally un-green. “Fliers cause major litter,” one told me. “They are killing trees!” exclaimed another. Most people feel that the flier guy is [&hellip
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New York Is a Carnival Ride

Written by admin on . Posted in On Topic OTDT, Opinion and Column

The biggest freak show in the world is on exhibit daily By Lorraine Duffy Merkl “Step right up, folks! We’ve got arcade games and prizes, stilt-walkers and circus performers, magicians, jugglers and a 50-foot Ferris Wheel!” On Columbus Day, I took my daughter and her friend to the Park Avenue Armory, whose 55,000-square-foot hall was [&hellip
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Easy to Tamper with Electronic Votes?

Written by admin on . Posted in Opinion and Column

To the Editor: Are the voting machines being used by the city proprietary? Inherently, any and all proprietary voting systems eliminate the right to vote, which requires public scrutiny of the elections. That’s why Australia rejected proprietary voting systems, and requires Open Source voting systems, owned by no single entity. Australia felt the voters should [&hellip
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More Than Winning

Written by admin on . Posted in Opinion and Column

To the Editor: There was a vignette on last Saturday’s “This American Life” on NPR that dealt with exactly this issue (“Remember The Golden Rule,” Oct. 1). The commentator talked about the prevalence of contestants on reality TV shows that use the phrase, “I didn’t come here to make friends. I came here to win,” [&hellip
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