amNewYork letters to the editor
A little sacrifice is OK for the good of the city
Re Middle class feels burden, Jan 22: As part of the middle class mentioned in the article, I am feeling the strain of the many taxes that we are hit with everyday. However, I love NYC, so if I have to tighten a bit to help pick up the slack for a few years in order to maintain our beautiful parks, neighborhoods and quality of life, then I am more than happy to do that. I just hope enough of my fellow New Yorkers feel the same.
Brandon LeNoir, Manhattan
Lay off the geese!
Re Andy Bellizzis letter, Plane/bird collisions should be prevented, Jan. 21: Good-for-nothing geese? Who gets to decide whos good and whos good for nothing? Humans dont own this earth. We cohabit with other living things large and small. Those birds live and fly as they are entitled to. Sometimes people put such a high regard on humans, they are too quick to destroy innocent animals for our convenience.
Mana McCullough, Manhattan
Enough with all the taxes
We just had a national election where the people showed we wanted middle-class tax relief. Only in New York State do our elected officials ignore this outcry and constantly continue to burden the middle class with such heavy taxes and fees. And then this state wonders why it cannot attract new business.
Brian Hochberg, Richmond Hill