Many options for Nisky memorial site

first_imgTo Dr. Michael Lozman, Holocaust memorial developer: My family and I have lived on Pearse Road for over 60 years. People bought homes here because it was green, quiet, and in every sense residential. We depended on our town board to maintain that atmosphere. But things began to change quickly in the ‘60s. The forests disappeared. The little brook that gave Brookshire Drive its name vanished, a casualty of the 13 acres of “garden-style” apartment buildings at the end of our road, foisted upon us by some well-connected developer and an admiring town board, despite spirited opposition by the families who lived here then. How’s that for altering the character of a neighborhood?So now, apparently, we shall have a Holocaust memorial, despite opposition by those of us who live here. Why not place your memorial on your road? You could enjoy it every day. Or, if your heart is set on Niskayuna, how about building it in one of the many unoccupied commercial zones here, such as that monstrous former Wal-Mart at Mohawk Commons? Too big? There’s a cozy little former restaurant nearby, The Tilted Kilt, equally vacant, that might meet your needs. Plenty of parking for a railroad car, too. I have very little hope that Niskayuna’s town fathers will place impediments before you. From my perspective, there has never been a paved-over green place they didn’t like. I’m fully aware of the atrocities that took place in Europe during the nightmare we now know as the Holocaust. Please know of my revulsion for the genocide and of my sorrow for the many innocent souls who were lost.Bruce RaymerNiskayunaMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationPuccioni’s two goals help Niskayuna boys’ soccer top Shaker, remain perfectEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusNiskayuna girls’ cross country wins over BethlehemEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motorists Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinionlast_img

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