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The January 2015 arrest of New York State Assemblymember Sheldon Silver on corruption charges was an explicit example of what voters have known for years: our political system works to represent bi … Full Article

OPINION: Way to Brooklyn Bridge Park shouldn’t necessarily be through ‘Narrow Streets of Cobblestone’

By all accounts, Brooklyn Bridge Park is a smashing success. With its remarkable waterfront vistas, the park, which stretches from Pier 6 near Atlantic Avenue, to Jay Street in DUMBO, attracts huge numbers of people every year — both New Yorkers and tourists. … Full Article

OPINION: Human rights for all

In the wake of a domestic atrocity with the Charleston massacre, our hearts are also heavy with pain for the humanitarian crisis in the Dominican Republic. … Full Article

OPINION: Former republican opponent salutes retiring Brooklyn legislator Brook-Krasny

Last week, NYS Assemblyman Alec Brook-Krasny, who represents parts of Brooklyn, announced that he plans to resign from office and return to the private sector. … Full Article

OPINION: In support of end-of-life options

“Death comes creeping in my room, what should I do O’ Lord, O’ Lord?” (African American Spiritual). … Full Article

OPINION: It’s time to stub out the tobacco epidemic in Brooklyn

On the heels of World No Tobacco Day, I am writing to you to raise awareness with regard to the life-affecting health conditions resulting from tobacco consumption. … Full Article

OPINION: It's a critical time for common sense in NYC's rent stabilization policies

Mayor Bill de Blasio recently declared war on the rental housing industry by supporting tenant-backed state legislation that would cut off the life blood of the city’s existing rental housing. … Full Article

OPINION: Prevailing wage will stifle affordable housing

Albany lawmakers should resist efforts to tie the renewal of the 421-a program with demands for higher wages on affordable housing projects, as it will curb the production of new housing just when New Yorkers need it most. … Full Article

OPINION: Echoes from my mother

“I wasn’t planning on coming back, you know,” Mom told me over the phone, through radio waves reaching from Seattle to Brooklyn. … Full Article

OPINION: Plan to extend the life of critical NYCHA properties

A $100 million plan recently announced by New York City and HUD to retrofit nearly 300 New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) buildings will be important for the environment, our city’s affordable housing inventory and tenants. … Full Article

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