Letters to the Editor
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Passersby may have noticed the new AutoZone store on West 234th Street and Broadway. The ugly gray-and-orange building is an affront to the dignity of our shared public space. Its longest dimension, on a stretch of Broadway that bustles with pedestrians, is windowless, like a maximum-security prison. more
Today we feel the loss of Herbert Pattin, a warm, optimistic, charming, endearing individual, who recently died. He had just celebrated his 94th birthday, and was actively planning his 95th. He was a gentleman and a man for all seasons, a good friend to young and old. more
One may debate whether Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez’s Small Business Jobs Survival Act is the best way to counter the loss of neighborhood businesses and increase of storefront vacancies. But if it needs to be improved, then do so. Doing nothing should not be an option. more
Naming a street after Loeser’s Deli is a very bad idea. It is a self-centered and almost narcissistic effort to aggrandize one family store above all others. If Councilman Andrew Cohen is even considering naming a street after a business, he should at least let the residents of Kingsbridge vote on who they think is the most worthy contender. more
Like lemmings heading over the cliff, in near unanimity, the board of director of the Friends of Van Cortlandt Park has elected to terminate the participation of 13 of its active directors in the hope that this deed will somehow bring to fruition the repeatedly delayed merger with the park’s conservancy. more
To quote Theodore Roosevelt: “It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood.” more
First let me say that I am extremely grateful to both Councilman Andrew Cohen and Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz, along with Community Board 8 land use committee chairman Charles Moerdler, and their respective staffs for their hard work and advocacy on the behalf of Spuyten Duyvil in our fight against the development of 2395 Palisade Ave., on the site of our architectural and historic treasure Villa Rosa Bonheur. more
Following my Nov. 15 Point of View, unsafe changes to the southbound traffic lanes on Broadway approaching West 242nd Street and Manhattan College Parkway resulted in a serious three-car crash Monday, Nov. 19, at approximately, 3:15 p.m. more
The offices of Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz and Senator-Elect Alessandra Biaggi recently saved the day for the Kingsbridge Riverdale Van Cortlandt Development Corp., and I want to express my gratitude for their help and support. more
I couldn’t help but smile at the unremarked irony contained in your recent lead story concerning the Visitation “property.” more
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