Letters to the Editor — March 18, 2023

The problem: A state senate plan to require a $30 monthly residential parking permit for New Yorkers.

We’re told the proposed cash grab for congestion pricing is necessary to fund the MTA, and now we hear we may also have to pay just to park (“Prepare for Paid Parking”, 16 March). You will have to pay wherever you park.

With all the money invested in the MTA, you have to wonder how it is dealing with a “historic budget crisis”.

A thorough audit of the MTA is needed, not yet another tax imposed on us by State Senator Michael Gianaris and his greedy progressive colleagues. They do their best to make New York as unaffordable and unlivable as possible.

Gary Mottola


So now it’s parking permits. All for the MTA’s bottomless pit with no accountability.

How about collecting the stolen billions via COVID fraud first?

And if the city has enough funds for hotels, medical care, food, clothing, school fees, etc. for illegal immigrants, how can she consider charging hard-working citizens for parking permits or congestion pricing?

Robert Leavy

Middle Village

How much does the city charge restaurants for their outdoor shacks that make streets all over town look like crap?

When will the city force restaurants to remove them? They use street space for free that could be used by car owners.

I remain, as always, disgusted in Soho, surrounded by poorly constructed restaurant shacks.

Richard Nash Gould


The Democratic Party (the party of crime) has come up with a new system of public taxation: parking permits for certain areas of Manhattan.

This wacky scheme will do next to nothing to improve the parking situation. Along with congestion pricing, we can all expect higher taxes.

Not to mention President Biden’s open door policy that allows anyone into the country. This means that we pay tuition, food and rent for illegal immigrants.

We will soon see a time when we will have to take a second job just to pay our taxes. We must reject these socialists/communists. Already enough.

saul michael


The problem: the NYPD’s crackdown on violations of the Standards and Evaluation Section.

I hope NYPD officials will tone down some of the offenses they give rank and file officers (“NYPD Do’s And Donuts,” March 14).

We need more officers now than ever – as you can see from the Post’s other stories about the gentleman who was robbed at gunpoint at 34th Street station and Herald Square at 6 p.m. (which was previously a safe zone and a safe time of day) and also by the recent assault of a young African-American autistic male by a group of racist teenagers.

We all need to do everything we can to show the police how much we appreciate them for all the sacrifices they make.

Jean-Francois Fox

sunny side

The NYPD has always been a semi-military outfit with rules, regulations, and appearance standards. As a former NYPD supervisor, I inspected precinct platoons for many years.

His top cops look professional. This gives the community a sense of security and respect. Looking sloppy degrades the NYPD’s image.

However, with the exception of egregious violations, stern warnings can work with follow-up.

The NYPD’s Standards and Evaluation Section seems determined to find fault to justify its unnecessary existence.

Joseph Valente

Staten Island

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