A protester who is accused of beating up a Brooklyn Jewish communal leader after a basketball game at Barclays Center was once the victim of police violence, according to news reports from la … Full Article

OPINION: New York must keep up with changing economy

The global economy has changed rapidly over the past few years, and is evolving from a manufacturing one into a dynamic high-tech world where a little imagination makes anything possible. People worldwide are starting to do what our ancestors did for centuries — share. … Full Article

OPINION: Patients for LICH call on de Blasio to support return of hospital to northwest Brooklyn

On Monday, the advocacy group Patients for LICH released the following statement regarding Long Island College Hospital following SUNY’s announcement that an agreement had been reached to sell the hospital to Fortis Property Group for development into condos: … Full Article

OPINION: Happy Birthday, subways! Some facts and figures

Since the Transit Museum in Brooklyn Heights just celebrated the 110th anniversary of the New York City subway system, it may be useful to examine that system. … Full Article

OPINION: 2016 Democratic Convention at Barclays Center? Bring it on!

Downtown Brooklyn would have everything to gain and nothing to lose from a 2016 Democratic National Convention in Barclays Center. … Full Article

OPINION: In praise of landmark districts

Claims that landmark districts are holding back the city are exaggerated. … Full Article

OPINION: Sandy Recovery: Not over yet

When one hears about superstorm Sandy, one’s first instinct, especially nowadays, is to say, “Oh, that’s old news!” But just like the old Irving Berlin song from the 1920s, “The Song Is Ended, but the Melody Lingers On,” the effects of the hurricane are still felt.  … Full Article

OPINION: The roots of Brooklyn’s economic success

State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli hit the nail on the head when he issued a report stating that Brooklyn’s economic achievements have outpaced those of the rest of the city. … Full Article

OPINION: The self-sustaining park

My former colleague Raanan Geberer seems to have forgotten what he knew about the history of Brooklyn Bridge Park. … Full Article

OPINION: Interfaith coalition urges creation of more city parks

Last Sunday we led a procession of almost 500 parishioners from Saint Barbara’s to Heckscher Playground, where we met Council Member Rafael Espinal, Deputy Parks Commissioner Liam Kavanagh and Brooklyn Parks Commissioner Kevin Jeffrey. … Full Article

OPINION: A 2024 Olympic Bid: This time, Brooklyn’s ready

Last week, Gov. Andrew Cuomo admitted that he is considering another bid for the summer Olympics in 2024, and that former Deputy Mayor Daniel Doctoroff, who engineered the city’s unsuccessful attempt for 2012, is putting together a plan. … Full Article


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