Letters to The Editor, Week of Dec. 31, 2015

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

Where’s Eleanor plaque?

To The Editor:

I walked by 20 E. 11th St. earlier today, and I did not see the plaque informing us that Eleanor Roosevelt had lived there. Eleanor Roosevelt moved to Manhattan in 1933, the year her husband was inaugurated, and lived at 20 E. 11th St, a row house, as a plaque on the building informs us. In 1942 she moved to 29 Washington Square West, an apartment house, where another plaque informs us she lived until 1949.

Eleanor lived in New York City with her girlfriend, while President Franklin D. Roosevelt lived in Washington with his girlfriend. This is an important part of history. Was the 11th St. plaque removed temporarily because of repairs? I don’t know. I certainly hope it comes back soon. Everybody should be able to know where the former first lady lived after the inauguration of her husband.

George Jochnowitz


What of protesters’ rhetoric?

To The Editor:

Re “Unity rally thumps Trump over anti-Muslim rhetoric” (news article, Dec. 24, 2015):

The protesters chanted, “Racist, fascist, KKK — Donald Trump go away!” KKK — really?

I don’t recall Trump lynching anybody or even burning a cross. A bit over-thetop?

Monica Lee


Love Steve on the L.E.S.

To The Editor:

Re “Tribes’ Steve Cannon is at it again” (news article, Dec. 17): I need to get over to Steve’s to sign an oversized photo print of him that I had in a show at his place. Somehow, it went from me, to his wall, to him, but that was a perfect solution for the piece.

Love Steve and his whole, long and generous contribution to the culture of the Lower East Side. Thankfully, he was able to stay on the L.E.S. Great article, Bob Holman, and let’s hope people are listening. Steve needs to be listened to.

Clayton Patterson


Vote on the S.B.J.S.A.!

To The Editor:

Re “What would Francis do? Voting on the S.B.J.S.A.” (talking point, by Sharon Woolums, Dec. 3):

The debate is really over. Do we save small businesses in New York City or not? Do we stabilize every Main St., shopping strip and business hub in all five boroughs before they are wiped out completely? Do we act and pass the Small Business Jobs Survival Act, the only true legislation to address the unfair lease renewal process in New York City?

In the past, former Mayor Bloomberg, Speaker Quinn, the Real Estate Board of New York and the Department of Small Business Services successfully collaborated to stop a vote on the S.B.J.S.A. and keep the pro-landlord status quo. Today, Mayor de Blasio, Speaker Mark-Viverito, REBNY, S.B.S. and Chairperson Cornegy are again collaborating to stop a vote on the S.B.J.S.A. and keep the status quo.

Enough is enough of worthless small business programs and worthless political rhetoric, and politicians pronouncing, “Our small businesses are the backbone of our economy,” yet doing nothing. Stop the fraud and vote to give rights to business owners to survive.

Steve Barrison

Barrison is co-chairperson, Coalition To Save NYC Small Businesses



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