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OPINION: Observer tackles Brooklyn

Brooklyn Boro
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

Brooklyn Boro
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

OPINION: LICH players should act fast to prevent deterioration

The way things are now, with lawsuits and counter-suits, only a miracle can prevent SUNY from closing Long Island College Hospital on May 22. And if the past can ever serve as a guide, it could be vacant for months, maybe even a year or so, before a solution is reached. … Full Article

OPINION: What’s behind FDA rules on e-cigarettes

With lofty ambition, the U.S. Surgeon General set a national goal this past January: Protect all “future generations” of Americans from taking up smoking of any kind. On Thursday, the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) took a big step toward that aim. … Full Article

OPINION: Are test boycotts a growing trend?

New York City
A recent incident at International High School at Prospect Heights, covered in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, in which teachers at the school refused to administer a city-mandated writing test could be a sign of things to come. … Full Article

OPINION: What the frack? New Yorkers demand energy, yet stall

Today, new technologies for unlocking natural gas have revolutionized the industry. … Full Article

OPINION: Is SUNY just being ornery?

It looks like SUNY Downstate Medical Center is jumping the gun in its haste to exit Long Island College Hospital (LICH). … Full Article

OPINION: A healthy city must provide for all income groups

Brooklyn Boro
The fact that many Brooklyn neighborhoods have received such an influx of wealthy people that they rival such well-heeled Manhattan neighborhoods as Chelsea, Midtown and Greenwich Village is perhaps inevitable, and isn’t really news to people who have been following Brooklyn real estate. … Full Article

OPINION: Movies and TV in the Big City: The good and the bad

A recent article in the Eagle by Mary Frost covered Mayor Bill de Blasio’s appointment of Cynthia Lopez as commissioner of the Mayor’s Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting. … Full Article

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