Readers sound off on plastic bags
Banning plastic bags is garbage
Brooklyn: The proposal to put tolls on the East River bridges is back on the table. Now they’re going to charge ten cents for a paper or plastic bag in the supermarket. Cabs will be going up 30 cents. I’ve lived in New York City since 1946. I’m a senior on a fixed income. I can’t afford to live here anymore. I’d move, but I can’t afford that either. Cynthia Roberts
Brooklyn: Memo to politicians who want to tax shopping bags: update your resumes, because you will be losing your jobs. New Yorkers are taxed enough. Leave us alone! Gail Halpert
Brooklyn: The proposed ban on plastic shopping bags is ridiculous. We have encountered this when shopping in Maryland, where our son lives. If we do not choose to pay the 5 cents or more for a store shopping bag, we wind up walking out looking like we stole the goods. The whole idea is ridiculous. Miles Jr. was correct when he said “where you stand depends on where you sit.” Joseph Cannisi
Shaftsbury, Vt.: In regards to “O bomb a: My no.1 fear” (March 26): P lace wedding dresses resident Obama is trying to avoid a nuclear war with Russia over a Crimea land grab and a Ukraine vs. Russia war. We do not need to get involved. Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, New England, West Coast, the Corn belt and Dixie. Who cares what Russians do to other Russians? Let them duke it out and then we’ll send in humanitarian assistance! Tom King
Howard Beach: To Voicer Vincent Brindisi: I am one of those fans who moans about Michael Vick becoming a Jet. I understand he served his time, and he’s been a pillar of the community. But I wonder if that will continue once he signs a new contract. Let’s not forget that he got caught; that is why his terrible acts towards these defenseless animals stopped. He and all other athletes committing unlawful acts should not be given a second chance. Until the commissioners of the NFL, NBA, MLB raise the level of standards, we will continue to send the wrong message to these young aspiring athletes. Yet no one says a word about the neverending list of football players who beat up their wives and girlfriends. What gives? Are animal rights more important than women’s rights? Tom Scott
Flushing: I am an eighth grade student at JHS 189, and I think the arts should be a part of our everyday studies. Recently my social studies teacher had us memorize a famous World War I song (“Over There”), since we were learning about the war and how propaganda was used as a way to support it. We were also given the opportunity to examine anti war songs from the era to compare and contrast viewpo lace wedding dresses ints. I thought the idea was brilliant: What better way to connect World War I and propaganda than learning an actual song that was pro war? Unfortunately, the administration thought learning the song was a waste of “valuable instructional” time for us students. Now we are forced to read texts and answer “text based questions” while having our brains stuck in a box. I never realized it was discriminatory not to hire someone who couldn’t pass an entrance exam. Quoting an old Smith Barney commercial “we make money the old fashioned way, we earn it” doesn’t seem to carry any merit these days. God help us. Susan Hosford
Manhattan: To Voicer James A. Fragale: My heart goes out to you. I have found from past experience that 311 is useless. The only way to get something done in this city is to shine a light on it. I would suggest getting in touch with an investigative reporter. Roberta Horowitz
Manhattan: As a proud St. John’s University alumnus, I turned to New York’s hometown newspaper Sunday to read about our women’s basketball win against USC in the NCAA Saturday. What did I find? Seven lines. It would have been a shot in the arm for New York women’s sports if the thrillingly close game and last second three pointer had at least merited a column and maybe one photo. Meanwhile, the Syracuse men’s team (which lost) rated two full pages, and the back page too. Would it be possible for him to use a tent or some kind of covering to protect him from the elements? Rose Fogarty
Manhattan: I feel for Voicer James A. Fragale. I live next to the 6th Police Precinct in Greenwich Village and have to endure the constant noise from their malfunctioning heating and air conditioning units. The Department of Environmental Protection has issued violations but the precinct just ignores them. How does one stop illegal activity when the illegal activity is caused by the police? James Green
Brooklyn: What is going on in that Copenhagen zoo? Now they killed 4 lions? This zoo should be closed, and the remaining animals saved. It is heartbreaking. Regina Sirico
Manhattan: I give Rudy Giuliani much credit for doing the city a lot of good during his tenure as mayor. But when it comes to New York carriage equines well, that’s a horse of a different color (“Rudy: Yeeha!” March 26). It truly is a crime to have these animals lugging carriages and tourists around the city’s streets, in all kinds of terrible road and weather conditions. The best really, the only sensible solution is to retire these horses where they can live out their days on farms and in fields. Wendy Glickstein
Manhattan: Since when is Rudy Guiliani an equestrian specialist? The carriage horse industry is using fear to influence opinions, and he fell for it. The ASPCA, NYCLASS and other compassionate people are lining up to adopt these horses. Flora Mattis
Manhattan: My name is Bobby II Freedom and I am a former NYC carriage horse rescued from the kill pen at New Holland auction in 2010 one day short of going to slaughter. Phew! My owners at West Side Livery Stable dumped me when they thought I was too old to pull a carriage. I now live at Equine Advocates Sanctuary in upstate New York, sharing my pasture with seven other guys, but my BFF is Dallas, an Appaloosa. Thousands of disappointed ticket holders wanted to see the fabulous Rockettes regardless of a thin story line, less than st lace wedding dresses ellar songs and some technical imperfections. There was more concern about potentially embarrassing reviews than for the audiences and the financial ripple effect on the tourists, locals, businesses and Radio City employees. I’m sure there are much more news worthy stories going on daily, preferably with happy endings. Orlando Padovani
Editor’s Picks Nets: No fear of King It’s the old philosophy against LeBron James: Let him beat you from the outside. Since getting carved up in the paint in Game 1 by LeBron and Co., the Nets have limited Miami’s shots in the paint to 18 in Game 2 and 13 in Game 3. They’ve made a concerted effort to keep James away from the basket, and it’s hard to argue with the results in their Game 3 romp.
Lawrence: Pierce’s message scores with Brooklyn Paul Pierce doesn’t do math like the rest of us. He’s got the Nets playing in a Game 7 Monday night against the Heat, when everyone knows it’s really only Game 4 of the second round playoff series.
Mets Insider: Familia could get closer job The Mets may have found a closer, and he’s not an aging pitcher like Jose Valverde and Kyle Farnsworth. Following Sunday’s 5 4 win over the Phillies, Terry Collins said 24 year old Jeurys Familia was “close” to getting a shot in the ninth inning.
Men of Steal: Ellsbury, Young ride express trains in lace wedding dresses to Subway Series Jacoby Ellsbury loves the feeling that everyone in the ballpark knows he’s going to try to steal and he swipes the base anyway. Eric Young Jr. says taking off from first puts him into a “zone out” state where he can’t hear anything until the umpire’s safe or out call.
Madden: Improbable comeback just the inspiration for Subway Series Bring on the Yankees! And while we’re at it, bring on Rafael Montero and Jacob deGrom as well.
Isola: City thinking dynasty after latest title Maybe it wasn’t as dramatic as Manchester City’s Premier League title two years ago, but the feeling around the Etihad Stadium was the same as fans dressed in light blue stormed the field at the final whistle.
Mass. church spared from boulder’s wrath (VIDEO) A pastor is claiming divine intervention after a behemoth boulder cast forth during a construction blast nearly gutted a Massachusetts church.
Graffiti vandal nabbed for painting tag in three locations Joseph Guilfoyle, 43, was busted May 5 for painting his tag, SOE, on the FDR Drive at E. 72nd St. and on the Harlem River Drive at E. 125th St. and 159th St., police said.
Kerr near deal to become new Knicks coach: source Steve Kerr is inching closer to finalizing a deal to become the next head coach of the Knicks, according to a source close to the TNT broadcaster.