Opinions

The January 2015 arrest of New York State Assemblymember Sheldon Silver on corruption charges was an explicit example of what voters have known for years: our political system works to represent bi … Full Article

OPINION: De Blasio! Give us our park as we were promised

In large national parks fires keep the ecosystem alive. In the case of Bushwick Inlet Park, fire might be what brings the park to life. … Full Article

OPINION: 9/11 families sound off on MTA’s political ad decision

As family members of those who died in the attacks launched on Sept. 11, 2001, we reflect on the recent MTA ruling to ban political advertisements on all MTA vehicles as an unfortunate sacrifice when a middle ground could have been forged.  … Full Article

OPINION: It’s time to test the remains of John Wilkes Booth

On April 14, 1865, John Wilkes Booth shot President Abraham Lincoln in the back of the head at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C. Afterward, Booth jumped to the stage and shouted, “Sic semper tyrannis,” and miraculously managed to flee the capital on horseback with a broken leg. … Full Article

OPINION: After BBP Pier 2 shooting, a call to join Brooklyn Bridge march to end gun violence

As a local mom who regularly enjoys Brooklyn Bridge Park with my family, I was dismayed to read of the shots fired at Pier 2 last week. … Full Article

OPINION: New Yorkers need patent reform to protect small businesses

I’m a fifth generation New Yorker. My family has roots stretching from Sheepshead Bay to Brooklyn Heights. I always wanted to have my own business here, and a few years ago I quit my regular job, found a partner and launched it. … Full Article

OPINION: Gentrification, a holdup of Crown Heights

The first time I had an indirect encounter with a holdup was in 2010. I saw his tall figure standing at the end of the hallway. He had a buzz cut, wore army-green cargo pants and a white graphic T-shirt that was soiled a murky yellow in the armpits and neckline. … Full Article

OPINION: Gov. Cuomo should build on torrid solar jobs growth

With the start of the new season, sunny skies are ahead of us. Spring is all about renewal and regrowth. We should start spring by renewing our commitment to solar energy and growing the industry here in New York. … Full Article

OPINION: Why are feds chiseling Rushmore's Italian American chief carver out of credit?

It's a 1,737 mile drive from Bensonhurst, Brooklyn to the Mount Rushmore National Memorial, in Keystone, South Dakota. If you're taking I-80 and I-90 westbound you can do the trip in 26 hours.
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OPINION: Arts education poised for comeback in nation’s largest school districts

After years of budget cuts, and a narrowing of curriculum at public schools across the country, urban school districts, such as New York and Chicago, are taking bold steps to expand the school day curriculum and once again invest in arts education. … Full Article

OPINION: A response to Cuomo’s state budget plans

The finish line for the state budget is slated for April 1.  In order to meet that deadline, the N.Y. … Full Article

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