Opinions

The late Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis once said that the most important office in the land is that of private citizen. Why would Justice Brandeis make this remark? … 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

OPINION: Waterfront streetcar plan has obstacles to overcome, despite de Blasio’s boost

On Feb. 4, as readers of this site know, Mayor Bill de Blasio endorsed a proposal (first reported by the Eagle about a year ago) to build a streetcar line between Astoria and Sunset Park, serving the Brooklyn and Queens waterfront. … Full Article

OPINION: Continuing our work to create schools that reflect our diverse city

‎"My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together." — Archbishop Desmond Tutu … Full Article

OPINION: Pineapple Walk sell out

There are many reasons for the community to oppose the cash-rich proposal to build a huge new building in the middle of the Cadman Plaza urban renewal site in Brooklyn Heights. The juicy location — from a developer’s point of view — bordered on one side by Pineapple Walk, the unique low-lyi … Full Article

OPINION: Arts move young minds

(Editor's Note: There is a line from a documentary about Glenn Gould, the brilliant pianist whose interpretations of Bach brought him international fame. … Full Article

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