Posts Tagged ‘Open Forum’

Worth The Wait

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Harvard and Princeton have a waiting list and now CUNY does as well By Jay Hershenson As the fall semester nears, The City University of New York is brimming with a record number of students—more than the University can accommodate. For the past 10 years, CUNY’s baccalaureate programs have seen increasing enrollments even as more [&hellip
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The Physician’s Side

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Doctor’s response to columnist’s Medicare allegations By Seymour Herschberg Susan Braudy’s photo and prior columns suggest that she is not old enough to be enrolled in Medicare. I assume, therefore, that her first-person column “Fired By My Doctor” (June 10) is literary license and that her statements are based on journalistic research. However, she has [&hellip
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Happy Mom’s Day

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Pay homage to that nice lady who raised you by ditching an outdated label By Daniel Meltzer Forget about Baby Jane, what ever happened to Mother? Who, under the age of 70, refers to his or her female parent as “mother” any more? Why, then, do we still call it “Mother’s Day” when they are [&hellip
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Governors Island: A Different Idea

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Gov. David Paterson recently relinquished the state’s one-half control of Governors Island to New York City, giving Mayor Michael Bloomberg complete authority over the future of the 172-acre property. Numerous proposals have been floated for this space, but few offer an appropriate use of the remaining land. I would like to propose a novel idea: [&hellip
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No Café Permits for Cycling Scofflaws

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As a longtime resident and community advocate, I applaud Community Board 7’s disapproval of a sidewalk café permit last month for a restaurant with a record of chronic delivery bicycle infractions. In a Feb. 9 committee meeting, the permit application had been approved by the committee under the condition that the restaurant begin complying with [&hellip
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Why You Never Chase

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Karen Schmeer, a friend of a dear friend, was killed Jan. 29 while carrying groceries home. She was hit on Broadway at West 90th Street by a speeding car driven by drug store shoplifters fleeing police. The impact knocked her out of her boots and flung her half a city block through the air
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Numbers Don’t Lie

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• Kindergarteners denied gym time. • Kids getting speech therapy in a former closet. • Gym locker and shower rooms now used for administration. • Some kids getting lunch at 10:30 a.m., some at 1 p.m., because 1,000 students must share common space built for 700. • Indoor recess held in the auditorium, at the [&hellip
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Against Spot Zoning

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Communities are composed of intangible elements: familiar faces, a well-worn path to a well-stocked bodega, the background voices and cooking aromas and church bells that signify home. There are concrete and tangible aspects of community as well, including green space, the height of buildings and the amount of air and light that reach the street. [&hellip
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