Inconsistent landscaping is being ignored
I am a resident of Stuy Town for over 30 years. While a lot of landscaping continues in Stuy Town and you write articles full of the ongoing plantings and landscaping, everyone has ignored the fact that the landscaping to the entrance of many buildings is by and large ignored.
If everyone would just get it right! The T level is the front of the building and the front entrance and exit used 90 percent of the time by the residents, where cars, delivery, moving and mail trucks pull up. The M level, which is actually the back entrance, is scary because it is too quiet and women look over their shoulder when using this entrance. Yet the landscaping focus has been on the M and not the T for a long time now.
Consistently some buildings have pretty landscaping and many others are void of any landscape and are in fact an embarrassment. Check out 1 and 3 Oval. Forever ignored, the Terrace levels which again really are the front entrances of the buildings are indeed quite ugly. Is anyone ever going to do anything about it?
Below are pictures of the 1 Stuyvesant Oval T entrance.
Gazala Chinwalla, ST
Oval doesn’t work as concert venue
The noise level of the recent concert at the Oval was excessive and could be heard way beyond the Oval area. It is deplorable that the management was dismissive of residents’ complaints claiming that “everybody” liked it. Nothing could be further from the truth. Why do we need concerts at all?
Those of us who like this type of music can go to a rock concert and those who like more traditional or classical music can go to a place where such music is performed. Why do a great many people have to be inconvenienced? This is a nuisance rather than an amenity.
451 East 14th Street
Letter had good points on taxpayer money
Re: “How Israel benefits from U.S. interference,” letter, T&V, July 31
To the editor:
I must congratulate Mr. John Cappelletti for his brilliant analysis of “U.S. interference,” which is 100 percent correct.
His $123 billion to Israel military did not include our aid to Israel’s economy, which comes to at least $100 million, times 66 years, which equals $6.6 billion. $123 plus $6.6 equals $129.6 billion. Now the $129.6 billion was U.S. of A’s taxpayers money, which could have greatly impacted U.S. of A’s economic development.
Also, Cappelletti stated that “(Jeannette) Shuck refers to the current administration as the ‘miserable and failing presidency.’” And Cappelletti completely destroys David Chowes’ “Hamas is the reason for Gaza bloodshed,” (letter, T&V, July 31) in which Chowes stated, “an excellent essay was offered by Ms. Jeanette Shuck in last week’s edition of T&V.” Chowes also stated that the right-wing narcissistic, paranoid, Goebbels propagandist David Brooks, who denigrates all of Obama’s administration, wrote a brilliant book, “The Social Animal” and that everyone should buy it. However, Brooks is a disciple of the right-wing neocons, Paul Ryan, Eric Cantor, Irving and William Kristol and Wolfowitz, Feith and Perle.
Louis Buffalano, ST
Attitudes towards Israel are hypocritical
There have now been three wars between Gaza and Israel in the past six years. If nothing is done to stop the protagonist – the Islamic resistance army more commonly known as Hamas – then the only certain future for the area is that there will be another war in the not too distant future.
While many world leaders recognize the necessity of eliminating Hamas – both for the benefit of Israel and for the Palestinian civilians who suffer negatively both directly and indirectly from the decisions made by Hamas – few have the foresight or vision as to how to accomplish this task.
The Palestinian authority does not have the will or the capability to eradicate Hamas. The Arabs cannot be trusted to do it – with the possible exception of Egypt, which has been destroying terror tunnels in Gaza, enforces the necessary blockade to stop terror supplies reaching Hamas, and has thwarted an Islamic suicide bomber terror attack and rocket attacks aimed at Israeli civilians in the past month. Israel has the capability to get rid of Hamas, but the world accuses Israel of being too brutal in doing it.
The western countries that could do it know full well that if they were to do it that they would behave as “brutally” as they accuse Israel of in the face of Islamic terrorists using civilian human shields, and they would have to come to terms with their hypocritical stance towards Israel.
While it is, sadly, abundantly clear that the world is not actually prepared to do what is needed to stop the conflict reoccurring, the western world does have some control. Funds given to the Palestinians should be strictly controlled.
Without funds the terror trade of Hamas will die, even though the ideology of course will not. Perhaps this is the best solution that the western would is prepared to fathom for now.
Hana Senesh 5