Opinions

OPINION: On World No Tobacco Day, protecting those who need it the most

Residents of New York City are accustomed to living in close proximity to their neighbors, sharing communal urban spaces and having a different definition of privacy than those who live in more spacious environs. … Full Article

OPINION: Huxley and Trump's propaganda machine

In 1949, we read a futuristic novel by Aldous Huxley called “Brave New World.” It presents an appalling picture of society as it descends into a totalitarian, manipulated world controlled through technically advanced propaganda machinery. … Full Article

OPINION: Why the BQX Steetcar will bring a better city

Does the Brooklyn-Queens waterfront region need its own streetcar? … Full Article

OPINION: Integrating shelters into fabric of our communities

Last year, I was informed that the Department of Homeless Services had placed families at a commercial hotel in Bushwick. I was outraged. … Full Article

OPINION: Coney Island Prep students to know value of college education

In February of this year, I had the honor of hosting students from the first graduating class of Coney Island Prep High School at the state Capitol. … Full Article

OPINION: Teaching how to be a good neighbor, transforming a neighborhood from an educator’s perspective

Myrtle Avenue in the Clinton Hill/Fort Greene section of Brooklyn is a hub of activity, from street beautification projects to restaurant openings. … Full Article

OPINION: The economic engine of affordable housing in Brooklyn

From Tilden Gardens to City Point, Brooklynites have always been on the front line of fighting for affordable housing. … Full Article

OPINION: Earth Day and climate change

It took just 68 days for former President Barack Obama’s policies to help combat against the effects of climate change to be undone ... Sixty-eight days. … Full Article

OPINION: Supporting Autism Awareness Month by standing up for families

An oft-quoted African proverb tells us “it takes a village to raise a child.” This concept becomes even more affecting when the “child” in question has an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). … Full Article

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