Thank you, Stuyvesant Cove Park Angels
Re: “Volunteers keep Stuy Cove Park in bloom,” T&V, Apr. 3
Sincere thanks to the dedicated team of volunteers who showed up at Stuyvesant Cove Park for the recent March 29th Volunteer Day. As an area resident I am so appreciative of their commitment to maintaining the beautification and cleanliness of this wonderful green space along the East River. And, as vice-president and treasurer of the Stuyvesant Cove Park Association I want to reiterate our commitment to support their efforts.
For many years the SCPA has helped cover the cost of planting materials and supplies to help in this important work and when the work is done, the SCPA funds the well-deserved pizza lunches at the end of the many scheduled Volunteer Days. Special thanks to Wendy Byrne whose comments remind us of the proposed over-development of the site that would have limited our access to the waterfront, severely taxed local infrastructure and deprived the surrounding community of a precious oasis.
I hope more area residents will take the time to learn the history of Stuyvesant Cove Park and give some time as a Park Angel to help preserve this park that so many before them fought for.
Jo-Ann Polise, ST
Disasters worse than Sandy on the way?
Remember Sandy? Expect far worse!
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has reported that far more serious and devastating events are in the waiting – warning that this situation will grow far worse unless the emissions of green-house from fossil fuels are reduced.
The world is at significant risk, especially those areas and countries contiguous to water. The report added that the world’s water and food supply is at risk. During Sandy, the water overflowed from the East River to First Avenue.
So, ST/PCV: its landlord and tenants have something in common: our homes and the investments that CWCapital has made in them.
To be blunt: the entire planet is at risk. And its implications are potentially deadly. And don’t be fooled by the coldest winter that we just experienced. Climate change will manifest itself via aberrant patterns: both extremes of cold and heat, voracious storms, draught and greater precipitation, tornadoes and hurricanes.
Former Vice President Al Gore may not have invented the Internet, but, he was right on vis-a-vis climate change and won the Nobel Prize, which is neither given by the Republican or Democratic parties.
David Chowes, PCV
Flushed with excitement
The following is an open letter to Adam Eisman, assistant project manager, in ST/PCV.
Dear Mr. Eisman,
Just a note of appreciation from me and my partner, Joe Lobenthal, for the prompt way you responded to our complaint about frequent toilet overflows in this apartment. The workmen who installed the new toilet were polite and efficient, the toilet works beautifully and the problem seems completely resolved.
Anna Green, PCV