Letters, Week of Sept. 11, 2014

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

Caffeine jitters

To The Editor:
There is a new Starbucks on Bleecker St. between Sixth and Seventh Aves., and I am dismayed. I feel this changes the unique character of Bleecker St. It’s only two doors from that lovely pastry shop Rocco that has been there for years. Don’t we have enough Starbucks locations?
Marilyn Moorcroft

Doesn’t sound kosher

To The Editor:
Re “Katz’s reportedly sells its development rights, but deli will be staying” (news article, Sept. 11):

They really will stay in business during construction? Will they build an underground entrance and beam the tourists into Katz’s? Will your pastrami come with mustard, coleslaw and dust? Will all of Houston St. become a bigger parking lot during construction?

Affordable housing — really affordable — would be nice. Foreign investors money-laundering through luxury housing is a no-no. Shame on you, Jake Dell.
Judith Chazen Walsh 

Students care the most

To The Editor:
Re “Cooper protest continues as new tuition kicks in, new security comes on” (news article, Sept. 4):

Cooper students have been amazing throughout this mess. They know and care more about Peter Cooper’s vision and trust than the administration that is (over)paid to act as the trust’s steward.

And while school spokesman Harmon continues to hype the Pell Grant family numbers, the board of trustees own April 21, 2013, meeting notes quote school president Bharucha reassuring them that the added grants are only a temporary measure to bolster applications:

“The president explained that the additional need- and merit-based aid in the model reduces over time.”
Scott Lerman 

N.Y. not on his agenda

To The Editor:
Re “The revolution will be televised” (Scoopy’s Notebook, Sept. 4):

In case you didn’t get it yet after all these years, the whole Yippie propaganda strategy was about media hype. Also, I hate gentrified New York and would have to move back and possibly be homeless to do this, and too many of my old friends from the L.E.S. are dead, so I find the city very depressing and expensive.Besides, I already told The Villager that I was going to NOLA and then back to Mexico to photograph Chiapas, Oaxaca and the Zapatistas. F N.Y.C.
John Penley

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