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Name withheld
Manhattan


GRAVE MISREPRESENTATION

In Tricia Romano's article 'Down at the Chelsea' [July 18–24], Ed Hamilton's claim that the artist named Hiroya died from a heroin overdose is untrue and dishonors his memory. It is important that your readers—particularly those who still reside at Hiroya's beloved Chelsea Hotel—do not buy into this misapprehension.

Marcia Resnick
Manhattan


TOO COOL FOR CESSPOOL

I've noticed the Voice Choices listings for McCarren Park Pool events in the paper recently. I decided to go on the actual website for more event listings, and I found an article about the plans to reopen the pool. As a native Williamsburg resident, I can assure you that reopening the pool will bring nothing but trouble. When it closed in 1984, the residents sighed with relief. Do you know what I remember about McCarren Pool? Fights, robberies, dirty water, broken bottles, graffiti, gangs, drugs, stolen bikes, and rowdy teenagers on their way back to the train stations starting trouble with neighborhood people. Not one fond memory. If the concerts and other events are working out in the pool, that's great for the community—let's keep it at that. Can all the hipsters (or whatever) please stop coming here with your big ideas about improving the neighborhood? We were fine without you, and we'll be fine again when you move to your next commune.

Anonymous

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