PCV residents enjoy first glimpses of spring

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By Sabina Mollot

Spring has definitely been in the air this week, with temperatures that have gone as high as 70 degrees, and this weekend expected to go up to about 60 on both days.

On Tuesday, when it was especially warm out, the area around Peter Cooper Village’s Playground 2 was the place to be for a quality afternoon of chalk drawing, scooter riding and just hanging out.

Photos by Sabina Mollot

Letters to the editor, Mar. 15

Students don’t belong in Stuy Town

I think the housing of students here at Stuyvesant Town is a terrible idea. I have nothing against students as such, but this is not the place for them. This is largely a community of families and neighbors. Students have entirely different interests, as they should. But they make poor neighbors.

The ones in my building whom I see on my floor or in the elevator scarcely look at me; there is no neighborly exchange – no “Good morning,” not even a nod. In the past one would introduce oneself to anyone who got off the elevator at one’s floor, but no more.  And their parties are raucous.

Gone over the last 10 or so years is the camaraderie I experienced here in my earlier years.

If NYU and Baruch can’t adequately house all their students, they need to find other ways than encroaching on our lives. Having students here significantly diminishes the quality of life of other, settled residents.

Sincerely,
Phoebe Hoss, ST Continue reading

Suspect wanted for ‘forcible touching’ on 21st Street and First Avenue

Sketch of suspect wanted for forcible touching.

The NYPD is asking the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect wanted for forcible touching within the confines of the 13th Precinct.

The incident occurred on March 7 at around 11:30 a.m., when the suspect approached the 11-year-old victim inside of a Dunkin Donuts, located at 361 East 21st Street. The suspect, who was described as a 50-60-year-old white man, allegedly touched her inappropriately and fled the scene. There were no reported injuries. The suspect is described to be of heavy set with short gray hair.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call  800-577-TIPS or submit tips online at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com. All calls are confidential.