Letters to the Editor, Apr. 10

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.

Thanks again.

Sincerely,
Anna Green, PCV

6 thoughts on “Letters to the Editor, Apr. 10

  1. Re: Letter –“Disasters worse than Sandy on the way?”

    See the seven part hour documentary series: “Years of Living Dangerously” on Sunday at 10 PM on THE SHOWTIME NETWORK which will be repeated on their On/Demand Channel beginning Monday at 12 Midnight.

  2. The lead story in today’s New York Times (April 14, 2014)

    CLIMATE EFFORTS
    FALLING SHORT,
    U.N. PANEL SAYS
    _________________________

    LOST TIME RAISES RISKS
    _________________________

    But Report Sees Increase
    in Nations’ Will to
    Fight Warming

    • What warming? Average temperature hasn’t risen in 20 years. 10 year average shows increase. More risk from an Ice Age than warming. Yet, the best thing about your whole rant is the line about Gore and the Nobel. The guys who awarded it make the Dems look like conservatives, but you knew that and figured you could bolster your lies with nonsense that some might not catch. Nice try! Being a progressive was easier when no one checked facts!

  3. Re: Comment by “anonymous” 4-15-14

    Opinions are easy to assert. But, if one is sick, one sees a physician. Why? Their diagnoses and recommended treatments are based on reliable and validated scientific data.

    The global climate change phenomenon is based on scrupulous reseach and conclusions by climatologists and other scientists — about 98%. Who do you trust more? Politicians (both the Rpublicans and Democrats) or scientists? Please offer some documentation on your conclusions.

    You don’t know my political positions. E.g., I admired both Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan and William F. Buckley, Jr.. For I consider myself to be a Burkian liberal/conservative as I always try to look at situations without preconceived notions.

    A suggestion: when you call someone a “liar,” it doesn’t help your credibility when you sign your comment: “anonymous.”

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