Opinions

Opposition to a plan to relocate Rikers Island inmates to a corner of Williamsburg was swift. Even rumors of such a proposal stirred long-felt emotions in Greenpoint and Williamsburg. … Full Article

OPINION: When I'm hearing the voice of God, why does she sound like a man?

Im a 21-year-old woman and I have a mans voice in my head. I noticed it only recently. … Full Article

OPINION: Papal encyclical on climate change has impact beyond Catholicism

Editor’s Note: The following editorial is part of a series on how Catholics and the wider community are living out the messages that Pope Francis preached during his visit to the U.S. in September. … Full Article

Review & Comment: Pier 6 out of scale, let Big Bill step forward and take the heat

It is clear that the rebel forces who oppose a larger housing package on Pier 6, brought about by Mayor Bill de Blasio’s mandated “affordable” quotas, are not going away. … Full Article

OPINION: NYC Reads 365 encourages growing bookworms

In one way or another, as loved ones and guardians, we have so much to offer that can inspire our children to love reading. Some of my most treasured memories include listening to my father’s stories about his native country Spain. … Full Article

OPINION: College access for all

Last week, I announced that starting next school year, all New York City high schools will offer the SAT exam free to 11th-graders. Students will take the SAT during the school day in the spring.  … Full Article

OPINION: Turning ideas into reality by helping small businesses cut through red tape

The story of every small business begins with a glimmer of inspiration — that “light bulb” moment when years of work suddenly come into focus. … Full Article

OPINION: The fault in renaming Polytech Institute, founded in 1854

Renaming the Polytechnic implies that this venerable institution of learning was — and is — of little consequence starting from its establishment back in 1854. … Full Article

Guest Editorial Opinion: Leveraging private sector help for our overcrowded schools

Five years ago, my husband and I moved with our son to the BoCoCa area after hearing about how family friendly the area was.  At first, there was hesitance over whether this was the best choice or whether it was time to move to the suburbs. … Full Article

Guest Editorial Opinion: Jackie Robinson the giant

I can see it my mind’s eye: Soaring several stories high, a sculpture of Jackie Robinson, the renowned African-American baseball player. … Full Article

OPINION: Brooklyn-Queens waterfront streetcar line, an idea whose time has come

A Brooklyn-Queens transit plan formulated by urban planner and Yale professor Alexander Garvin is getting the attention of some heavy hitters in the borough. … Full Article

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