Opinions

OPINION: 370 Jay back in 1950: Shiny, hi-tech & secret tracks for 'Money Train'

Soon, on Oct. 1, the Transit Museum will unearth a time capsule at 370 Jay St., the former MTA New York City Transit Headquarters, that was installed before the building was opened in 1950. … Full Article

OPINION: Evaluation of a college education: Is it just ‘biz,’ or might Yoda say ‘more than dollars & sense it is’

A New York Post editorial recently asked, “Is College Worth It?” Looking at the tuition numbers in relation to job opportunities post-degree, the editorial looks askance at the investment, while also noting that “[o]nly 44 percent of Americans now say getting a college … Full Article

OPINION: Voter turnout numbers are pathetic

The Poughkeepsie Journal mentions a tough topic this week, and we pass it along to our readers because Brooklyn suffers the same issue: pitifully low voter turnout. … Full Article

OPINION: When it comes to environmentalism, Brooklyn leads the field

On Sunday, more than 300,000 people converged on Manhattan for the People’s Climate March, aimed at promoting renewable energy, ending this country’s reliance on fossil fuels, promoting sustainable forms of transportation and more.  … Full Article

OPINION: Cuomo should ban fracking statewide

The past few years have been marked by extreme weather events in our state. This October marks the second anniversary of Superstorm Sandy hitting New York City. … Full Article

OPINION: Is America in danger of turning into the Middle East?

The world has been in dire straits for as long as most of us can remember, with various cultural groups trying to dominate one another. Some regions seem particularly prone to war, such as the Middle East, or even America, both within itself and as an ally to other countries. … Full Article

OPINION: Junior’s is not just cheesecake

By now, most people know that the owner of Junior’s Restaurant, Alan Rosen, has decided not to sell Junior’s famed flagship location at Flatbush Avenue Extension and DeKalb Avenue, instead opting to keep the restaurant in the same space it has occupied since 1950 (actually, 1929 if you coun … Full Article

OPINION: Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams remembers 9/11

On the 13th anniversary of 9/11, the National September 11 Memorial and Museum will host its annual commemorative ceremony at the World Trade Center site in Lower Manhattan, and many Brooklynites will join the event in person, with even more watching on television or taking part in remembra … Full Article

OPINION: Make Cadman Plaza Park into a Brooklyn destination

During the Labor Day weekend, I met some friends from Brooklyn and Manhattan at the Park Plaza Diner, followed by a small gathering in Cadman Plaza Park.  … Full Article

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