Dear Mr. Capsis,
I am a new subscriber to WestView News and I look forward to receiving my monthly issue each month. However, I must disagree with your page one article, “We Need Robert Moses.” If Mr. Moses had had his way, lower Manhattan would be paved over and vehicles would be streaming through Washington Square Park! He destroyed entire neighborhoods in the Bronx, Queens and Long Island when he got the Cross-Bronx Expressway and LIE built, and wanted to do the same to Manhattan. What we do need are more Jane Jacobs! Having said that, I, too, am disturbed over the Pier 40 proposals, and St. John’s Terminal expansion. We have our local politicians to blame for both of those. The Greenwich Village waterfront and Far West Village sunshine never will be the same. I’m just waiting for an artist’s rendering, and an explanation in layman’s terms please, of what a building that is “88 feet plus 20 feet for mechanicals,” and hundreds of thousands of square footage will look like. One hundred eight feet from what? Street level? Water level? The top of the current structure? Someone, please, tell us! Thank you.