Opinions

OPINION: Make New York City transit great again

Have you ridden the subway recently? If you have, you’ve probably had a less than stellar experience. If you think things have gotten worse for New York City’s subway riders, it’s because they have. Lines are frequently overcrowded and many train cars are more than 60 years old. … Full Article

OPINION: Don’t relocate Rikers inmates to Williamsburg

Opposition to a plan to relocate Rikers Island inmates to a corner of Williamsburg was swift. Even rumors of such a proposal stirred long-felt emotions in Greenpoint and Williamsburg. When city officials explored the former Brooklyn Union Gas Company location, the calls flooded in.  … Full Article

OPINION: Open plea for protest, another cyclist killed in Park Slope

Dear Fellow Brooklynites I just heard devastating news. This morning, a cyclist was killed by the driver of an 18-wheel truck in Park Slope. … Full Article

OPINION: Let New Yorkers keep their nickels

Once again, there are reports that the City Council is nearing a deal that would require retail and grocery stores to charge a fee for every plastic or paper bag used by customers. This was a bad idea in 2008 and it is still a bad idea today. … Full Article

OPINION: Jackie Robinson’s limited legacy

Every year on April 15, baseball rightly celebrates Jackie Robinson’s debut as the first African-American major leaguer. But despite Robinson’s status as a civil rights icon, his impact on America was confined to the National Pastime. … Full Article

Letter to the editor regarding atoms for peace and clean power

To the Brooklyn Eagle:

It is wrong for Frank Fraley to make a link between extreme weather and global warming.

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OPINION: Atoms for peace and clean power

Climate change and its threat of extreme weather events, caused in part by fossil-fuel emissions, loom dangerously, as we all well know after seeing the devastation from Superstorm Sandy and the continuing extreme weather events across the country. … Full Article

OPINION: Brooklyn conservative calls for 'Common Sense' to fight crime, help NYPD

According to a poll just released that was commissioned by 1NY Together, a not-for-profit organization designed to bring awareness and debate to issues affecting New York City residents, and conducted by Harper polling, a majority (53 percent) of Brooklyn residents feel "less safe."  Additi … Full Article

OPINION: In new policy on tickets for sports, concerts, etc., keep tickets ‘transferable’

New York state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is to be commended for engaging the difficult issue of ticketing for sporting events and concerts in his recent report “Why Can’t New Yorkers Get Tickets?” Schneiderman’s constant focus on consumer protection has brought real relief to New Yorkers … Full Article

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