Opinions

Earlier this month, Families for Excellent Schools put out a report proving that public charter schools are the Path to Possible for the highest-need kids in New York City. … 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

OPINION: City, courts must crack down on unsafe drivers

On Sunday, a preventable tragedy occurred just blocks from our homes when a man at the wheel of an SUV drove onto a Fort Greene sidewalk, plowing into a group of pedestrians. Victoria Nicodemus was killed in the crash, and four others were injured. … Full Article

OPINION: Greater New York Red Cross offers thanks

This Thanksgiving, I wanted to extend my deepest gratitude to the incredible people who fulfill the mission of the Red Cross in this region and beyond. The breadth of their service is awe-inspiring: they enable the Red Cross to provide immediate relief here in Greater New York following approxima … Full Article

OPINION: The St. Francis approach to ending the tobacco epidemic

How do you make a 40 year old public health message relatable to young people? How do you inform young people that the lies told to them by Big Tobacco about vaping and e-cigarettes today are mirror images of the lies their grandparents were told by Big Tobacco decades ago? … Full Article

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