Opinions

For the families who have lost loved ones, it may seem that little has changed in how and when officers exercise lethal force, particularly against African-American men. … Full Article

OPINION: Teaching how to be a good neighbor, transforming a neighborhood from an educator’s perspective

Myrtle Avenue in the Clinton Hill/Fort Greene section of Brooklyn is a hub of activity, from street beautification projects to restaurant openings. … Full Article

OPINION: The economic engine of affordable housing in Brooklyn

From Tilden Gardens to City Point, Brooklynites have always been on the front line of fighting for affordable housing. … Full Article

OPINION: Earth Day and climate change

It took just 68 days for former President Barack Obama’s policies to help combat against the effects of climate change to be undone ... Sixty-eight days. … Full Article

OPINION: Supporting Autism Awareness Month by standing up for families

An oft-quoted African proverb tells us “it takes a village to raise a child.” This concept becomes even more affecting when the “child” in question has an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). … Full Article

OPINION: Stable immigration patterns help make Brooklyn No. 1

Brooklyn is No. 1 — in population within New York state, that is. And immigration has a lot to do with it. … Full Article

OPINION: Let’s work together to succeed at the Bedford-Union Armory

Crown Heights has been offered a once-in-a-generation chance to revitalize the Bedford-Union Armory with a new recreational center, affordable office space for nonprofits and affordable housing — all resources our community has been demanding for years. … 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

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