OPINION: Brooklyn conservative calls for 'Common Sense' to fight crime, help NYPD

According to a poll just released that was commissioned by 1NY Together, a not-for-profit organization designed to bring awareness and debate to issues affecting New York City residents, and conducted by Harper polling, a majority (53 percent) of Brooklyn residents feel "less safe."  Additi … Full Article

OPINION: In new policy on tickets for sports, concerts, etc., keep tickets ‘transferable’

New York state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is to be commended for engaging the difficult issue of ticketing for sporting events and concerts in his recent report “Why Can’t New Yorkers Get Tickets?” Schneiderman’s constant focus on consumer protection has brought real relief to New Yorkers … Full Article

OPINION: Waterfront streetcar plan has obstacles to overcome, despite de Blasio’s boost

On Feb. 4, as readers of this site know, Mayor Bill de Blasio endorsed a proposal (first reported by the Eagle about a year ago) to build a streetcar line between Astoria and Sunset Park, serving the Brooklyn and Queens waterfront. … Full Article

OPINION: Continuing our work to create schools that reflect our diverse city

‎"My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together." — Archbishop Desmond Tutu … Full Article

OPINION: Pineapple Walk sell out

There are many reasons for the community to oppose the cash-rich proposal to build a huge new building in the middle of the Cadman Plaza urban renewal site in Brooklyn Heights. The juicy location — from a developer’s point of view — bordered on one side by Pineapple Walk, the unique low-lyi … Full Article

OPINION: Arts move young minds

(Editor's Note: There is a line from a documentary about Glenn Gould, the brilliant pianist whose interpretations of Bach brought him international fame. … Full Article

OPINION: NY City Council must do more for public schools

Last week, New York 's City Council overwhelmingly voted to pass Intro 065, a bill that will funnel $19.8 million of public money to private and religious schools for the purpose of hiring security guards. … Full Article

OPINION: Obamacare is a step forward, but it could be better

When the Affordable Care Act (ACA), popularly known as Obamacare, was passed into law, its detractors railed against it as though it were the devil incarnate. Many of its supporters, on the other hand, hailed it as a revolutionary change that would transform American health care for the better. … Full Article


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