The late Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis once said that the most important office in the land is that of private citizen. Why would Justice Brandeis make this remark? … Full Article

OPINION: Divesting from Wal-Mart

On Jan. 8, 2011, Jared Lee Loughner walked into a Wal-Mart and purchased gun ammunition. Within three hours of this purchase at a local Wal-Mart, he opened fire and callously murdered six individuals and severely injured 13 others — including former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. … Full Article

OPINION: Silver arrest should serve as wake-up call

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 big money interests instead of the people. … Full Article


There’s a troubling status quo for many of the 400,000 New Yorkers who reside in New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) apartments: water dripping through ceilings, stoves that catch on fire, mold that goes untouched for years. … Full Article

OPINION: Brooklyn Library developer should do more for our community

Year after year, developers come to our communities asking for approval to build bigger, better and taller.  … Full Article

OPINION: Keep rollin in Brooklyn, Citi bikes!

At least in the greater Downtown Brooklyn area, Citi Bike is doing just what it is supposed to be doing — providing bikes for short trips. … Full Article

Some pointed opinions on a changing Brooklyn Heights

Many Brooklyn Heights residents, particularly old-timers, feel like their neighborhood is under siege: increased vehicular traffic and significant street blockage from construction and renovation. … Full Article

Letter to the Editor: Opponents of Pier 6 — What is your ‘real bone of contention?’

On July 9, I attended a presentation of the latest projections of revenue, maintenance and operations (M&O) costs and reserves by the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation. … Full Article

OPINION: A Flag Burns in Brooklyn

Last week at Fort Greene Park in Brooklyn, a group called “Disarm the NYPD” burned the American flag to express their view that our nation’s flag is a symbol of oppression, specifically calling attention to the issue of police brutality.  This event serves as a very powerful reminder for me perso … Full Article

OPINION: Pro and con on Pier 6 development

Brooklyn Electeds Statement on Brooklyn Bridge Park Announcement  … Full Article

OPINION: Beyond our fracking ban

On June 29, the Cuomo administration officially put in place the ban on fracking in New York announced last December. It was a remarkable show of leadership by Gov. Cuomo in standing up to the oil and gas industries to protect our families, communities and environment. … Full Article


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