This Thanksgiving, I wanted to extend my deepest gratitude to the incredible people who fulfill the mission of the Red Cross in this region and beyond. The breadth of their service is awe-inspiring … Full Article

OPINION: Brooklyn Library developer should do more for our community

Year after year, developers come to our communities asking for approval to build bigger, better and taller.  … Full Article

OPINION: Keep rollin in Brooklyn, Citi bikes!

At least in the greater Downtown Brooklyn area, Citi Bike is doing just what it is supposed to be doing — providing bikes for short trips. … Full Article

Some pointed opinions on a changing Brooklyn Heights

Many Brooklyn Heights residents, particularly old-timers, feel like their neighborhood is under siege: increased vehicular traffic and significant street blockage from construction and renovation. … Full Article

Letter to the Editor: Opponents of Pier 6 — What is your ‘real bone of contention?’

On July 9, I attended a presentation of the latest projections of revenue, maintenance and operations (M&O) costs and reserves by the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation. … Full Article

OPINION: A Flag Burns in Brooklyn

Last week at Fort Greene Park in Brooklyn, a group called “Disarm the NYPD” burned the American flag to express their view that our nation’s flag is a symbol of oppression, specifically calling attention to the issue of police brutality.  This event serves as a very powerful reminder for me perso … Full Article

OPINION: Pro and con on Pier 6 development

Brooklyn Electeds Statement on Brooklyn Bridge Park Announcement  … Full Article

OPINION: Beyond our fracking ban

On June 29, the Cuomo administration officially put in place the ban on fracking in New York announced last December. It was a remarkable show of leadership by Gov. Cuomo in standing up to the oil and gas industries to protect our families, communities and environment. … Full Article

OPINION: Brooklyn parent: Charter school helped my children

Like thousands of other Brooklyn parents this month, I find myself the mother of a proud high school graduate. … 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


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