BLOOMBERG, BIKES AND BEDS… Dear Mayor Bloomberg: As the largest United States bike share program launches in New York City this month, an important health related issue demands your attention. Where will residents and visitors of Manhattan’s West Side (including thousands of additional bike riders) go if they are involved in a major motor vehicle
BEYOND THE LETTER OF THE LAW On May 17, George Capsis was arrested for slapping a policeman. He was cycling down Bleeker Street when a police van pulled into the bike lane in front of him. The van door opened and George said to Officer Rich, “The police shouldn’t break the law.” He replied, “We
Dear Editor, I very much enjoyed reading the article in last month’s WestView, “It Doesn’t Have To Be Bloody, You Know”: A History Lesson for the 99 percent”, by Catherine Revland. ‘Meaty’ and ‘interesting’ are two adjectives that come to mind. Ms. Revland writes that she grew up in Fargo, ND. I spent my own
Dear Editor, I have rarely been as impressed as I was with the article published May 2012 in the WestView News. It offers a solution for the neighborhood, the community, the University and for a hospital all in one location that is ready and waiting for such a implementation. NYU ON PIER 40 is brilliant.
“Luxury Condos Can’t Do CPR” An Update from Health Care for the 99% Dear Editor, On Wall Street, where the season is ever spring, our darling buds in the finance industry don’t know what’s shakin’. Sure, there’s more spring in their steps than ever this April 15, as the Bloomberg crawls crow that investors are
Charles Barron – only politician listening Hello, This is for all the local leaders and elected officials who approved the Rudin-NS-LIJ plan for luxury condos and townhouses, with a standalone emergency room, to take the place of St. Vincent’s Hospital–plus the leaders who could have objected or investigated, or blocked the plan effectively, but didn’t.
Rudin and 75 Morton Street Dear Editor, As part of its pitch to gain official approval for its plan to acquire the St. Vincent’s property and turn the premises into condos, the Rudin organization fraudulently alleged that they gave the community the elementary school which will occupy the first six floors of the Foundling Hospital
The New Bleecker Dear Editor, Your man in the street, George Held, has got it all wrong. We who live on Bleecker Street have not “learned to detour around Bleecker Street.” And as for “the cosmopolitan mix along Bleecker Street,” we who live there do not “gladly stroll among the visitors there.” It is too