Letters to The Editor, June 23, 2016

Letters to The Editor, Week of Jan. 3, 2018

A little about Deborah Glick

To The Editor:

Re “Sticks it to Glick” (letter, by Patrick Shields, June 16):

Deborah Glick is a dedicated, hardworking member of the New York State Assembly, representing the 66th District, which encompasses Greenwich Village, Soho and Lower Manhattan.

I have known Deborah Glick since the mid-’70s. We are neighbors — we live in the same apartment building in Greenwich Village.

More than 30 years ago, I was fortunate to work closely with Deborah. She was involved in organizing our building’s tenants when we were all faced with the landlord’s co-op plan. On behalf of all tenants, Deborah diligently worked with the negotiating team. Her major concern — a provision that protected non-purchasing tenants from paying for major capital improvements — was successfully negotiated. Deborah then served, in its early days, as president of the co-op, and afterward was an active participant in shareholder meetings.

Deborah Glick’s record of success in Albany includes strong action on women’s reproductive health. She led the charge to codify Roe v. Wade in New York State law, sponsoring a bill to guarantee contraceptive coverage. Glick sponsored the Sexual Orientation Non-Discrimination Act (SONDA) and marriage equality, highlighting L.G.B.T. rights.

She is chairperson of the state Assembly Higher Education Committee. In that capacity, she has been fighting to fund CUNY and SUNY and has been a leading voice against the governor’s attempts to decimate CUNY with unconscionable funding cuts. She won that fight.

She also has sponsored bills to protect students against predatory lenders and campus sexual assault and to keep tuition within reach of middle-class students. New York State public colleges have among the country’s lowest tuition rates.

Deborah has always fought for our community. Just recently, she led the fight to keep the Elizabeth St. Garden for our community and was a plaintiff in the lawsuit that tried to prevent N.Y.U.’s overexpansion on its South Village superblocks.

Deborah is a full-time legislator and is proud of it. She feels our community needs and deserves full-time representation. Anything less would be a disservice to her constituents.

Deborah Glick has been endorsed by U.S. Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, Congressmembers Jerry Nadler and Carolyn Maloney, state Comptroller Tom DiNapoli, New York City Controller Scott Stringer, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, state Senator Brad Hoylman and Councilmember Corey Johnson.

Glick is our honorable New York State assemblymember — who must be re-elected.

Annette Zaner, Ph.D.


L.P.C. needs help

To The Editor:

Re “Critics blast new landmarks bill as ‘anti-preservation’; Say ‘loophole’ offers little hope” (news article, June 16):

I’m all for landmarking buildings and neighborhoods to preserve the historic character. However, the city needs to hire more people immediately to review landmark applications.

I own a building in the new South Village Historic District, and we’ve been trying to get some minor pointing repair work done on the front of it to stop water leakage into our tenants’ apartments. Our application has been with the Landmarks Preservation Commission for six months!

Both my contractor and I have called and e-mailed the agency to press for updates on our application, but we’ve made no headway. Meanwhile, the water situation gets worse.

It’s wonderful to want to preserve history, but there needs to be a much more efficient system in place before adding to a serious backlog problem at the Landmarks Preservation Commission!

Vicki Sando


Say ‘no’ to payday loans

To The Editor:

Re “It’s time to shut the back door for payday lenders” (talking point, Yuh-Line Niou, June 16):

This is a toxic financial product that should not be re-introduced in New York. I hope this Assembly bill fails.

Lisa Hurwitz

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