OPINION: America’s New York State of Mind

New York, long the center of media, fashion and finance, is used to being a political afterthought. We are generally ignored during presidential elections and our government officials rarely obtain national power. … Full Article

OPINION: Why we must assault assault rifles

I’ve lost a brother to gun violence and I also have a brother who is gay. Every act of gun violence is personal to me as it should be to all of us.  … Full Article

Howe's Brooklyn: Guns: Ugly truths, ugly questions

On the most basic human level, when the life of a loved one is lost, the degree of gun technology used may not be the first question that hits those who have suffered the loss. … Full Article

OPINION: A day with my father

Someone once asked me, “If you could relive any day, what would it be?”  Well, I can’t pinpoint the exact date, but it would have been a summer day in 1964 or thereabouts.      … Full Article

OPINION: My memorable day at Ebbets Field

In times when tumultuous, seemingly intractable political battles wage — both nationally and locally — it is a relief to experience some moving memories from a simpler time. … Full Article

OPINION: The next great bathroom crusade

The debate over transgender bathroom access should have a trigger warning: Men beware. This controversy could expose the injustice of your gender-based lavatory privileges. … Full Article

OPINION: Taking afterschool on the road

Afterschool programs are vital to our nation’s children, families and communities. But they’re facing tough funding challenges. … Full Article

OPINION: Embracing empathetic citizenship

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? After all, it is counterintuitive that private citizens be valued so highly. … Full Article

OPINION: Transformative Brooklyn in a new century

Nothing bespeaks awareness of planning for the new century in Brooklyn better than the office of Tucker Reed, head of the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership (DBP). … Full Article

OPINION: Changing the legacy of chess in Brooklyn

The game of chess exists completely in reality, calculation and strategy; chess players are rarely described as imaginative. … Full Article


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