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: When it comes to environmentalism, Brooklyn leads the field

On Sunday, more than 300,000 people converged on Manhattan for the People’s Climate March, aimed at promoting renewable energy, ending this country’s reliance on fossil fuels, promoting sustainable forms of transportation and more.  … Full Article

OPINION: Cuomo should ban fracking statewide

The past few years have been marked by extreme weather events in our state. This October marks the second anniversary of Superstorm Sandy hitting New York City. … Full Article

OPINION: Is America in danger of turning into the Middle East?

The world has been in dire straits for as long as most of us can remember, with various cultural groups trying to dominate one another. Some regions seem particularly prone to war, such as the Middle East, or even America, both within itself and as an ally to other countries. … Full Article

OPINION: Junior’s is not just cheesecake

By now, most people know that the owner of Junior’s Restaurant, Alan Rosen, has decided not to sell Junior’s famed flagship location at Flatbush Avenue Extension and DeKalb Avenue, instead opting to keep the restaurant in the same space it has occupied since 1950 (actually, 1929 if you coun … Full Article

OPINION: Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams remembers 9/11

On the 13th anniversary of 9/11, the National September 11 Memorial and Museum will host its annual commemorative ceremony at the World Trade Center site in Lower Manhattan, and many Brooklynites will join the event in person, with even more watching on television or taking part in remembra … Full Article

OPINION: Make Cadman Plaza Park into a Brooklyn destination

During the Labor Day weekend, I met some friends from Brooklyn and Manhattan at the Park Plaza Diner, followed by a small gathering in Cadman Plaza Park.  … Full Article

OPINION: Brooklyn rises to condemn hate groups’ activity

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 isolated incidents take place. … Full Article

OPINION: A tax break for the stars

There is something about hearing "Live from New York," or something to that effect, on TV. Or seeing the New York City skyline as the backdrop on an iconic talk show. … Full Article

OPINION: A real story of Prohibition in Brooklyn Heights

In a recent article and photo spread in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, reporter Mary Frost examined a recent shoot for hit HBO show “Boardwalk Empire” in Brooklyn Heights.  … Full Article

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