Opinions

In an attempt to curtail fake news on its network, Facebook could be eyeing a tool that would push stories from established, valid sources onto its users, according to sources close to the pr … Full Article

OPINION: Recent Coney Island-area growth means new transit initiatives are needed

Without a doubt, Coney Island, Brighton Beach and Sheepshead Bay are major tourist attractions in southern Brooklyn.  … Full Article

OPINION: On energy thinking, a narrowing gap?

Where you stand on climate change depends largely on where you sit. If you sit on the Pacific island chain of Kiribati or on the coastal regions of Florida or the Carolinas, you regularly watch the ocean batter the shoreline and wash over roads and fields. … Full Article

OPINION: The democratic approach to the L train

The election is over. Whether your candidate won or lost, the beauty of democracy was at work. The ability to influence our future is what makes our country so special. … Full Article

OPINION: Rural white America propels Trump to the presidency

Rural white America has staged a political rebellion unprecedented in recent American history, propelling billionaire developer Donald Trump to an astounding presidential victory. … Full Article

OPINION: Show your support for our neighborhood healthcare, The Brooklyn Hospital Center

As pastor of Brown Memorial Baptist Church for the last 15 years, I’ve seen our neighborhoods undergo some dramatic changes. Some of those changes are positive in nature and keep our neighborhood moving forward. … Full Article

OPINION: Can new media affect voting?

In its last episode before every presidential election, “Saturday Night Live” has always left audiences with one last, sharp criticism of the candidates. … Full Article

OPINION: An impressive encounter with Councilmember Gentile

I have known Councilmember Vincent Gentile for many years. My wife, a pre-K teacher, has always been impressed by his initiatives in education, an area of great interest to us since we have three children growing up in his district. … Full Article

OPINION: Uncle Sam visits his shrink

Uncle Sam’s psychiatrist, Dr. Baruch Obamowitz, is called upon to interpret his patient’s recurring nightmare.       Sam: In the dream I am attacked by a mob of deplorable white men. … Full Article

OPINION: Bringing back an old option could help R Train service

I recently heard several Bay Ridge residents complain about the R train, the local subway line that travels between Bay Ridge and Forest Hills, Queens. Two of them, in particular, said that service has actually deteriorated in the last six months or so. … Full Article

OPINION: Pipeline endangers Brooklyn

Building a fracked-gas pipeline next to an aging nuclear power plant sounds like a recipe for disaster. But that is exactly what is happening in Westchester County, and it puts Brooklyn — and all of New York City — at risk. … Full Article

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