Saturday, December 11, 2004

Letters to the Mayor from sixth-graders

These are priceless and heartbreaking, either for their innocence or vitriol, or both. Enjoy them in all their original glory.

***From Class A:

Dear Mayor Michael Bloomberg,
I am writing this letter because I want to tell you the things that I like about NYC. Also what I think the city's biggest problem is. Also if I have any ideas or suggestions to make it better.
first, what I like about NC is that it's pretty. The view and the buldings. For example, in Manhattan at night it looks amazing. It's like your in heaven. You see all kinds of lights, the buildings, and the water.
Secondly, is what I think the biggest problem here is that the city is polluted. It is polluted decause there are a lot of cars, trucks, and factories.
Third, Is the suggestions for this problem is that to make the factorys more better by my all the some to go to this tank then it going to the air. Also to make car solar power cars. So that what I wanted to write about Thank you for reading this letter.

Dear Mayor,
I think you're doing a good job. But can you reduce taxes. And could you fire bush. Just jocking.

Dear Mayor Blomberg,
"Hi" my name is RM I am 11 years old. I want to tell you about one thing that I like NYC. I like the cloths the sneaker the cars. There's other thing I want to tell you the biggest promblem that before we need to find Abasabenlaten because he destroy the twin towers and he kill people on the airplane. could you just make a speech that to make the world a better place. "oh" yeh could you also lower the house price.

***From Class B:

Dear Mayor,
I want to discuss some thing with you. Our biggest problem is homeland security. I suggest that security guard have warrants at all times so they have the right to chekc anyone has metal detected on them.

Dear Bloomberg,
I love New York City. I was raised here. But thier is one thing that troubles me, it's the securaty. It really sucks. I think that 9/11 crap was rediculos. Do you know what trouble you caused us, no you don't. But on the othe hand, it was great how you put the soldier's in the subway. That was only a little while. You could make the city a better place by having more of them around all the time.

Dear Michael Bloomberg,
I like New York City because there are a lot of different places that are nice. Also they have more sotires, mall, move theater, and other places. New York City is the busies city that never sleep. but what I don't like about N.Y.C is everytime I look at the news there is alway something bad happening. For exaple, kids are getting hurt or snash by someone. Made be you help N.Y.C by having more cops everywhere or around the neighborhood.

Dr. bloom berg I think you should make ground zero into a graveyard of al lthe people that died and everyon could havea ceramony for them. To honor the people that die in the terable insadent.
P.S. If you want more information come to [our school].

Dear Michael Bloomberg,
What I like about NYC is that everyone is in custedy to to have freedom.
The biggest problem in NYC is that when people have jobs their money on their check should be raised to higher amount of money and also another big problem in the NYC is that to many people is getting layed off from their so I am gonig to do something to help I going to try to find you and help you out

Dear Mr. Bloomberg,
How are you? As for me I am fine. I am writing the letter to tell you the city's biggest problem. The problem is that you need to tell the people that they aren't suppose to litter the city. I suggest that you do something. Because it smells and and look at Manhattan, a lot of people littler all over the place and it smells terable and it lookes disgraceful. So I suggest that you put up a sign saying NO Littering.

***From Class C:

Dear, mayor bloomberg
Brooklyn and the bronx are not good cities because people always get hurt Queens is a good place because not alot of things happen here. But brooklyn and the bronx need to go.

Dear Mayor Bloom berg,
I think you are doing a good job. But I think you could do better. I think you should shut down nuclear power plants because If terrorist attack that millions of people would die. I think you should also make more parks for the kids to play in.

Dear Mayor,
what I don't like about NYC is that nobody is doing nothing about the domestic violence that's going on, and also I don't like the fact that cops are just going around killing people everytime somebody resist arrest because that's what happend to my father, brother, friend and uncle.

Dear Mayor Bloomberg,
I think one of the biggest issue in America is black on black crime. Nowadays people are harassing children and adults both violently and sexualy. Sometimes I'm afraid to walk alone in the dark to anyplace. People are killing people to get high on drugs. They also drink and drive. Who made up weed and alcohol because if I were you, I would've been put them in jail for the harm of them peoples who drink and smokes health. I'm not trying to say anything or trying to offend you on not being a good mayor because you are. In fact you're the only mayor I know you're the best. But people just at least consider helping out our population because whether you like it or not people are dieing and other people are the cause for that.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow....those letters were really amazing. I did laugh so hard at some of them, (especially the one about how Brooklyn and the Bronx need to go..) but they were mostly sad. It's amazing how much kids absorb what is around them! Maybe the information is distorted, but like everyone else, they are thinking about terrorism, unemployment, "black on black" crime, domestic violence, etc. Thanks for sharing that.

CHRISTINA PANTOJA said...

I AM 12 YEARS OLD.I MOVED TO MANHATTAN ABOUT A YEAR AGO.I LIKE IT BUT THE TEACHERS ARE VERY MEAN TO ME.MY MOM TRYED TO TALK TO THEM BUT THEY TREAT HER BAD.SHE CALL EVERYBODY AND NOBODY HELPS HER.I AM BAD SOMETIMES AND I KNOW I AM BECAUSE THE TEACHERS TELL ME ALL THE TIME I DON'T WANT TO BE BAD BUT THEY TALK TO ME VERY BAD.NOBODY HELPS MY MOM .YOU ARE THE KING OF NY MAYBE YOU CAN HELP HER.MY EMAIL IS QUEENTINA@AOL.COM MY FHONE IS (646)682-9928 THANK YOU FOR LISTENING TO THE LITTLE KIDS OH YOU ARE DOING A GOOD JOB.BYE