Opinions

The Brooklyn Eagle enthusiastically backs an idea by readers to temporarily move the classic stone friezes currently gracing the façade of the Brooklyn Heights Library to the Brooklyn Museum … Full Article

OPINION: Preserving the Brooklyn Heights Library’s stone friezes

The Brooklyn Eagle enthusiastically backs an idea by readers to temporarily move the classic stone friezes currently gracing the façade of the Brooklyn Heights Library to the Brooklyn Museum’s Sculpture Garden. … Full Article

OPINION: It’s time to kick tobacco to the curb

Tobacco use continues to be the leading cause of preventable death in the United States and New York City – killing more than 12,000 New Yorkers over the age of 35 every year. … Full Article

OPINION: Update on Pier 6 development

Last summer, the Brooklyn Heights Association (BHA) filed a lawsuit against Brooklyn Bridge Park attempting to halt the Pier 6 development, alleging, among other things, that the planned affordable housing is not allowed in the park and that the park does not need the revenue to be generated from … Full Article

OPINION: Washington, D.C. has little in common with namesake

The Washington Post headline caught my attention: “Federal workers grow increasingly nervous about Trump's proposed budget cuts.” That's a headline that would surely make George Washington smile. … Full Article

OPINION: Making global citizens in the classroom

Like many New Yorkers, I am a child of immigrants. Being a city of immigrants is what makes us strong and resilient, and as New Yorkers, we take pride in living in a diverse, multicultural place. That same pride extends to our schools. … Full Article

OPINION: The New York Press Club addresses Trump’s media stance

The New York Press Club on Monday sent the following letter to President Donald Trump regarding his assertion that the media is the "enemy of the American people."

Dear President Trump,
 … Full Article

OPINION: A newly found lost novel by Walt Whitman

A long-forgotten novel penned by Walt Whitman, who was the editor of the Brooklyn Eagle before the Civil War, is making its way into the hands of new readers, following a surprising discovery of the early-career serial in a now defunct New York newspaper. … Full Article

Letters to the Editor: Forum of D.C. reps in Brooklyn brings out blasts at Donovan

Editor's Note: The recent Brooklyn Newsmakers forum sponsored by the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce brought together Brooklyn representatives in Washington, D.C. to share their perspectives on the new administration and on the 2017 Congressional session. Republican U.S. Rep. … Full Article

OPINION: Tracing my journey to public service through mentoring

Last year, I received a beautiful note from a young man I first met 29 years ago. He told me that the time we spent together those many years ago had changed his life. What he didn’t realize is that he changed my life as well. … Full Article

OPINION: Still your New York

Today, we face an affordability crisis that threatens New York’s very soul. Everywhere I go, people tell me they feel their ability to remain here slipping away. … Full Article

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