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The widespread condemnation by most local officials of several anti-Muslim hate incidents in southern Brooklyn shows how Brooklyn’s tradition of tolerance rises to the fore whenever such isol … Full Article

OPINION: The roots of Brooklyn’s economic success

State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli hit the nail on the head when he issued a report stating that Brooklyn’s economic achievements have outpaced those of the rest of the city. … Full Article

OPINION: The self-sustaining park

My former colleague Raanan Geberer seems to have forgotten what he knew about the history of Brooklyn Bridge Park. … Full Article

OPINION: Interfaith coalition urges creation of more city parks

Last Sunday we led a procession of almost 500 parishioners from Saint Barbara’s to Heckscher Playground, where we met Council Member Rafael Espinal, Deputy Parks Commissioner Liam Kavanagh and Brooklyn Parks Commissioner Kevin Jeffrey. … Full Article

OPINION: A 2024 Olympic Bid: This time, Brooklyn’s ready

Last week, Gov. Andrew Cuomo admitted that he is considering another bid for the summer Olympics in 2024, and that former Deputy Mayor Daniel Doctoroff, who engineered the city’s unsuccessful attempt for 2012, is putting together a plan. … Full Article

OPINION: Survivors of fallen join in dedicating 9/11 Museum

After more than a decade of planning and development, the National September 11 Memorial Museum was dedicated this month. … Full Article

OPINION: We must stop heroin from destroying New York’s communities again

Communities throughout New York City and across the state are all grappling with the same struggle—how do we confront the heroin crisis that is ruining lives, destroying families and crippling communities? … Full Article

OPINION: Another viewpoint on Brooklyn Bridge Park

The continuing fight over the luxury residential buildings planned for Brooklyn Bridge Park—the latest installment of which will be the two towers planned for the Pier 6 area, as covered in an article in this paper yesterday—is sort of missing the point. … Full Article

OPINION: Observer tackles Brooklyn

The New York Observer has focused its latest issue on Brooklyn. Its front page carries the New York Observer logo, but the words “New York” are crossed out and “Brooklyn” is written above it. … Full Article

OPINION: Food versus fuel

Food costs could jump 3.5 percent by year’s end, according to recently released data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, while New Yorkers continue to face more costly trips to the grocery store as prices for produce, meat, poultry, fish and dairy rise. … Full Article

OPINION: ReBar disaster brings out best in Brooklyn community

By now, everyone knows that reBar in DUMBO suddenly closed on Friday morning, with the owner doing a disappearing act and many couples who had paid money to hold weddings there being left out in the cold. … Full Article

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