Opinions

We applaud Senator Squadron, Assemblyman Lentol, and Borough President Adams on their call for steeper penalties for trespassing at New York’s landmarks and infrastructure projects ( … Full Article

OPINION: Protecting Brooklyn jobs, environment: Biodiesel fuel plant to open in Greenpoint

Many would be surprised to learn that the oil used to cook french fries can be turned into a safer fuel that can supply diesel vehicles. By spring 2015, we expect to open New York City’s first large scale biodiesel fuel production facility in Greenpoint. … Full Article

OPINION: Could Brooklyn arena host peaceful confrontation not in court but on court?

A protester who is accused of beating up a Brooklyn Jewish communal leader after a basketball game at Barclays Center was once the victim of police violence, according to news reports from last year. … Full Article

OPINION: CB9 — ‘We do not want skyscrapers’

On the front page of the Our Time Press, Oct. 9-15, 2014, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams said the following: "You can't have tall buildings and small people." … Full Article

OPINION: It’s time for a foot/bike path on Verrazano Bridge

A dedication was held on Nov. 21, 1964, to open the Verrazano Bridge to the public.  That day, a group of people spoke out that the bridge should have a walkway. One carried a sign that read, "Are Feet Obsolete?" … Full Article

OPINION: Clean water rules, important for beer and the economy

As every beer drinker knows, pure water is a key ingredient in beer. It’s also key to most businesses, and as illustrated by our local history, failure to protect clean water can hurt many businesses — and the regional economy. … Full Article

OPINION: Kudos for Squadron for curbing Heights’ ‘mad turners’

When I worked at the old Brooklyn Daily Eagle building on Henry Street near Middagh Street, I often found myself waiting an interminably long time at the traffic light to cross Hicks Street. … Full Article

OPINION: BHA responds to Heights Library redevelopment plan

The Brooklyn Heights Association (BHA) is responding with concern and cautious optimism to the Brooklyn Public Library's (BPL) selection of Hudson Companies/Marvel Architects for redevelopment of the Brooklyn Heights Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library. … Full Article

OPINION: 370 Jay back in 1950: Shiny, hi-tech & secret tracks for 'Money Train'

Soon, on Oct. 1, the Transit Museum will unearth a time capsule at 370 Jay St., the former MTA New York City Transit Headquarters, that was installed before the building was opened in 1950. … Full Article

OPINION: Evaluation of a college education: Is it just ‘biz,’ or might Yoda say ‘more than dollars & sense it is’

A New York Post editorial recently asked, “Is College Worth It?” Looking at the tuition numbers in relation to job opportunities post-degree, the editorial looks askance at the investment, while also noting that “[o]nly 44 percent of Americans now say getting a college … Full Article

OPINION: Voter turnout numbers are pathetic

The Poughkeepsie Journal mentions a tough topic this week, and we pass it along to our readers because Brooklyn suffers the same issue: pitifully low voter turnout. … Full Article

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