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  • Right!! — Tribeca Citizen on Where in Tribeca?

  • Can't fault you for that. — Tribeca Citizen on Where in Tribeca?

  • They should fight it. Quote from recent NY Times article: "Ms. Malvern points out that the lot has been home to three mercury thermometer factories, a chemical company and a gas station. It has elemental mercury beneath it, which, when vaporized, can cause brain damage and is particularly dangerous to children. Howard Hughes plans to start remediation next year through the state’s voluntary Brownfield Cleanup Program." I would not allow my children within 1000 feet of that site if remediation plan moves forward. — Anthony on Neighbors organizing (and suing) to fight 250 Water plans

  • Ha- I biked by there earlier, but I guess I was keeping my eyes on the road... — Robert Ripps on Where in Tribeca?

  • This is at 109 Reade Street, regards, Sonia S. — SONIA STOCK on Where in Tribeca?

  • The homeless are no more addicted and mentally ill than the housed; the Poverty Pimps gets huge piles of taxpayer cash to label all the homeless as such...keeping them homeless. — August on City plans three homeless shelters for downtown

  • How can we protest this?!? This is totally not safe and family friendly for our kids!! — Amy on City plans three homeless shelters for downtown

  • Turning the tied? What a joke? Who created all the problems? Why released so many criminals to the street? Why recreational marijuana is a necessity? What places produce mist homeless people? CA, New York, Denver, Vermont. Drug and marijuana. The only way to solve the problem is vote the extreme liberals out of the iffice — Kg on City plans three homeless shelters for downtown

  • You are straining to make a distinction without a difference. You yourself called exemptions for low-income car owners a "carve-out" even before the legislation was enacted. It still is a carve-out. "With Albany set to approve congestion pricing, the talk has turned to carveouts — discounts or exemptions for supposed hardship cases. And boy, lots of categories are being floated. Excluding total non-starters like exemptions for Manhattan residents (or residents of all five boroughs!), I count five: [...] * exemptions for low-income car owners [...]" https://nyc.streetsblog.org/2019/03/28/komanoff-congestion-pricing-carveouts-will-steal-millions-of-hours-and-billions-of-bucks/ — James on The Candidates 2021: Jenny Low for CD1

  • What you quoted is written in the law that passed the state legislature in 2019. "Carve-outs" refer to discounts or exemptions for *non*-low-income residents, for which some (e.g., CB1) clamor and other candidates express support. To her immense credit, Jenny chose not to go along. — Komanoff on The Candidates 2021: Jenny Low for CD1

  • Where does she say she opposes a " 'carve-out' for downtown residents"? "[...] Those who live in the congestion zone and make less than $60,000 a year, are also expected to be exempt from the fees. [...]" — James on The Candidates 2021: Jenny Low for CD1

  • James, you've doubtless heard the quote attributed to Edison, that "genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration." That applies equally to politics and government, IMO. Leadership is more about hard work and courage than originality -- FDR being a case in point. What leapt out at me in Jenny Low's interview is her thoughtfulness, the comprehensiveness of her responses, and her taking tough stands instead of scoring easy political points. Look at her response re congestion pricing. Every other candidate bloviated about "carve-outs" for downtown residents. Jenny, alone and to her immense credit, did not -- understanding that such insistence will only result in higher tolls for non-downtowners which will topple the whole plan. I like Jenny Low's stance on c.p. but even more, I admire her forthrightness. She's got my vote. — Komanoff on The Candidates 2021: Jenny Low for CD1

  • 250 Water Street ULURP CB1 public hearing June 14 (up to 2 minutes per speaker) Written comment accepted until July 9 bit.ly/250WaterComment CB1 LandUse Committee will draft a resolution on July 12 CB1 full board will vote on a final resolution July 27 (then 30 day MBPO review) — Michael Kramer on Neighbors organizing (and suing) to fight 250 Water plans

  • Really appreciate these. There are differences. — PATRICK Valentino on The Candidates 2021: Jenny Low for CD1

  • @native don't forget the young mentally challenged homeless girl that was brutally bludgeoned to death in a seaport building, by 3 other homeless people- 2 in custody, and the 3rd, a woman who watched and participated in the covering up of the body who was released due to bail reform, and not evaluated for her mental stability- I dare say quite obviously, not well. she was recently seen living in a tent with a man on the median at 86th st. there should not be demonization of the homeless, and I firmly believe "there but for the grace of god go I", but we need intelligent, compassionate and common sense ideas here. 60-70% of homeless are mentally ill and often self medicating with drugs. mental illness is the main problem. we need a multi-tiered response and for sure re-imagining bail reform. and yes, institutions may be the only dignified life for the worst of the mentally ill. we all know there are no easy answers, but there are SOME answers. where are our bright minds and city planners? I agree that putting what is essentially a 200 man warehouse in SOHO (statistically 120 + will be mentally ill), is idiotic. and it's not about hiding them away. SOHO is a huge tourist, shopping & dining area that is a great source of revenue for the city, and already very congested. and what about moving Rikers to chinatown? another wildly saturated and congested neighborhood right next door. I can't wait to see what it will be like when all of this construction starts. how many years will it take for all of these projects? good luck driving anywhere in lower Manhattan, and crossing either of the bridges! — jenny on City plans three homeless shelters for downtown

  • Strong agree. The irony is that drug abuse, domestic violence, and mental illness also occur in 7 and 8-figure apartments. — Duane Street on City plans three homeless shelters for downtown

  • I have tried! At one point they filed to be a boutique hotel... — Tribeca Citizen on A new 7-Eleven and the old Lenwich open on Park Place

  • Ahhhhh!!!! So excited. I love this brand. I didn't realize they had a brick and mortar. Location is perfect. — Heather Bringhurst on Healthynest baby products coming to Warren

  • Speaking of that Trails and Tents spot (and I totally agree, I still miss it immensely) -- any idea what's happening with that lot? The collapse forced the closure of Barleycorn and Biddy Early, and both spaces still remain vacant. I haven't noticed any activity on that spot in over 3 years. — James Siegal on A new 7-Eleven and the old Lenwich open on Park Place

  • There are ways to discuss these troubling issues without such acute levels of aggression. We have enough of that already. — j. on City plans three homeless shelters for downtown

  • For those who have done their research- who are the candidates most likely to oppose moving forward with these shelters? I see someone mentioned Tali Weinstein and Liz Crotty for DA. How about the other seats? — K on City plans three homeless shelters for downtown

  • This is all boilerplate blah blah co-signing others' plans and not a single original idea. She'll make a great councilperson. — James on The Candidates 2021: Jenny Low for CD1

  • Really CD, when you leave your apartment and see human S-- right outside your door. Open drug use outside of the homeless hotel and your trying to walk your kid to school. Go live near it. — NATIVE on City plans three homeless shelters for downtown

  • Didn't have this problem when mental hospitals were here. I remember when they were closed and then the homelessness really began and they littered the beaches not knowing what to do. Don't know whose brilliant idea it was to close them - a beautiful Veterans hospital closed in Montrose that I visited often - bowling alley, movie theater, swimming pool and excellent care closed overnight. And Matawan for criminally insane? Is it fair to house criminally insane with prisoners? If a prisoner is not insane to begin with he's sure to come out insane. Why is there no mention of this. Most homeless cannot be trusted to stay on medication unless supervised. — Marie Benedetti on City plans three homeless shelters for downtown

  • Wow. These comments are really ugly. Not sure I wouldn’t rather live next to homeless than some of you on here. — Cd on City plans three homeless shelters for downtown