Elmsford, N.Y.: Now that Veron Primus has been convicted of murder and kidnapping this summer in St. Vincent, perhaps Attorney General Letitia James can fulfill her promise to the family and friends of Chanel Petro Nixon and bring her killer back to New York to face justice for her murder (“Get justice for Chanel,” column, Oct. 3, 2019). Having marched with the family for 15 years, I heard quite a few politicians and activists say how they will seek justice for Chanel. We have a suspect who was identified in 2016. We have waited six years for him to be extradited back to the U.S. to face justice.
Why has her case not been a top priority, as promised by those same politicians? I am sure that if she was from a rich family, her story would garner more attention and outrage. We had Primus jailed for other crimes, yet he slipped through our fingers and was exiled back to his home country, where he did the same crimes that were done against Chanel. Now is the time to correct that injustice and bring him here so that there can be closure for Chanel and her family and friends.
I’m sure that James, who can get ahold of Donald Trump’s taxes and chase a phone across the country, can spend a few dollars and a few hours going to St. Vincent’s and bring back a killer to face his just punishment. Ernest Brown
Bronx: The progress that Andrew Cuomo writes about (”What New York and all America owes Puerto Rico,” op-ed, Sept. 20) can only be produced under permanent decolonization. That means statehood or independence. It’s time to choose. Gene Roman
Valhalla, N.Y.: Mr. Leonard Greene, you are just a leftist Democrat-controlled media pawn! Your column “Cruel Republican govs treat immigs like cans of carrots” (Sept. 18) just goes to prove your Democratic-supported views against Republicans! Should these poor immigrants be shipped to other states, making their lives continuously miserable? No! But instead of thinking of solutions, all you and the Democrats do is look for ways to criticize the Republicans! Talk about politics! You’re worse than the states sending these immigrants to wherever! Sending them to Martha’s Vineyard sounds like a nice vacation spot — see, anything can be twisted! I don’t know why I waste my time reading your column. I guess I just like to get my blood boiling in the morning to get me going! Come up with some intelligent ideas for a change, like controlling the borders properly! Michael Grisanti
Brooklyn: I’m writing about the dumb Texans who keep voting for the Republican Party and think Donald Trump is a god. If he wins in 2024, watch out. He will trump up some charges and throw people in jail just like Vladimir Putin does in Russia. So watch who you vote for next election. Stop voting for the same party. David S. Glassner
Glen Oaks: Voicer James Hyland had it wrong in his letter. The Inflation Reduction Act’s benefits hardly flow to the rich. Its electric vehicle tax credits are specifically tailored to allow households of modest means to drive EVs. Support for clean energy development will drive down costs for all households, most importantly for lower-income households that spend a disproportionate sum on utilities. Historic investments in domestic energy production and manufacturing bring union jobs. Plus, it’s lower-income communities that suffer most from polluting greenhouse gases from gas infrastructure and heavy traffic. How is reducing dangerous emissions by 40% by 2030 a giveaway to the rich? Kanwaldeep K. Sekhon
Pine Plains, N.Y.: As a child growing up in Rego Park, I spent many enjoyable hours playing in and exploring the defunct Rockaway Beach Branch of the LIRR. I will always remember the delight I felt when I discovered the hole in the fence next to the library where I could get up onto the abandoned rail bed. Being well-acquainted with the area’s parks and transit, I can say this right of way is a priceless resource for expanding mass transit through the neighborhoods of Forest Hills, Glendale, Woodhaven and Ozone Park. Most of these areas are a long bus ride from the nearest subway station. Additional park space is always nice, but there is the enormous Forest Park nearby, which is one of the biggest in the city. To transform the rail line into park space would be of far less benefit to the local communities than increasing transit accessibility. Forget the extraneous park and build the needed subway line. Joseph McCluskey
Manhattan: I go to Central Park every Saturday. The horses are very good there. The people who ride the bikes go so fast. Nobody tells them anything. I saw so many people get hit by bikes, not horses. That is the trouble in Central Park. Rocco Sgarlato
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Bronx: I picked up a copy of the Daily News on the bus to the Bronx on Sept. 4. Good reading — I shared. Thanks. Seth Silberstein
Brooklyn: Crime is a serious problem, with people shot in broad daylight in public places, robberies, rapes and assaults throughout the city. Bail reform and lax courts make it impossible to keep vicious criminals off the streets. The Supreme Court invalidation of the state’s concealed carry law should have made it easy for law-abiding citizens like myself who would be able to pass the necessary background check to get a permit, but because of our governor and mayor, someone applying for one must go through several stages to obtain it. At this time, no one should walk to get groceries fearing for their life or for their family. I can only hope the Supreme Court will overturn the city’s way of handcuffing the ability of people to protect themselves. Joseph Comperchio
Medford, L.I.: If people think the exodus from New York to Florida — which is an open challenge from Gov. Hochul — is bad now, just wait until after the upcoming gubernatorial election. I predict that if New Yorkers recklessly vote for the status quo and give the corrupt Hochul/Cuomo administration another four years of soft-on-crime policies, no fracking and woke nonsense, the stampede out of the Empire State will only intensify, leaving the unlucky citizens left behind holding the bag. The only thing keeping this state afloat is the $170 billion in federal aid it got from the last stimulus bill. Once that is spent and diverted to Democratic Party special interests, with a dwindling tax base, New York is toast. As the middle-class grassroots New York saying goes, “Zeldin ‘22 or we flee in ‘23.” That’s not just a battle cry, that’s an ultimatum. Eugene R. Dunn
Bronx: Like so many others, I am a New York City retiree. I would like to know what will happen when they take my Medicare away from my Part B drug plan. Some of us have medications that are paid for by Part B, not our drug plan. These drugs are life-saving medications, such as for transplant patients and, I believe, diabetics. We cannot afford to wait for the managed care plan to pay for these as they are expensive and the drug providers will not supply them without payment. Charles Lavorerio
Bayside: I am envisioning the borough of Brooklyn back in 1918. It must have been extraordinary. People in those days did not enjoy today’s advanced conveniences but in reality, they actually had more. Sarah Alboher
Brooklyn: If Meghan Markle didn’t know what the royal duties were, she’s a fabulous actress. By the smirk on her face throughout the Queen’s funeral, it looked like she was kicking herself. Best job, if you can get it. Mariann Tepedino
Whitestone: I’m one of the people who always gets overlooked. I never got my $600 check and now it seems I’m not getting the $150 check. You would think the government would send me the money because I have nine children who have paid their taxes to the government all these years. Come on, U.S.A. Give me a break. Sally DeFelice