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What Our Readers Are Saying: July 6

July 6, 2018 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
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Brooklyn Daily Eagle editors welcome opinions, both pro and con, on all subjects affecting our daily lives, as well as responses to the articles and opinion pieces published in this paper.

Here is a selection of some of the more insightful and engaging comments from the last week. Want to contribute? Use Disqus at the bottom of the Eagle’s articles.

 

Re “Is the Hotel Bossert’s reopening imminent?” (July 5)

“They still have at least two elderly long-term residents, who I see basking in the sun in front of the building. I hope the lobby is restored to its former glory. Here’s a postcard view of what it originally looked like.” — ANDREW PORTER

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Re Brooklyn principal admits she promoted unqualified students (July 2)

“The Department of Education’s feeble excuses for promoting unqualified students are inexcusable. In as much as the Post has documented a pattern of ongoing grade-fixing in our school system, one has to question why the school officials responsible this scandalous behavior have not been prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.” — REPORTER1

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Re Time to bury the Gowanus Expressway and build a tunnel? (July 2)

“Better to bury the BQE between Atlantic [Avenue] and Sands [Street] and move it through Fourth Avenue via a tunnel.” — W.R.

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Re City Council mulls curb cut crackdown (June 27)

“Why isn’t the issue of too many cars being discussed? Why not charge for overnight permit parking? Why not charge TLC-registered vehicles an overnight parking fee?

“There are more than 100,000 registered TLC vehicles in NYC and an unscientific, overnight survey of any south Brooklyn residential neighborhood will show more Uber and Lyft registered sedans than illegal curb cuts.” — SQUEALGIES

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Re If the subway makes you late, you can get an excuse letter from MTA (June 5, 2017)

“That will not persuade the boss to let you off the hook.” — PEDRO VALDEZ RIVERA JR.