Opinions

OPINION: MTA deserves praise for building 86th Street elevator

A while ago, I wrote about the relative scarcity of elevators in the subway system. In particular, I mentioned that Bay Ridge community leaders were up in arms after the MTA last year renovated three stations on the R line but didn’t include elevators in any of them. … Full Article

OPINION: On family separation, evangelicals add their voices to opposition

When Julie Frady planned to make a poster to protest the Trump administration’s new “zero tolerance” immigration policy last week, she wanted to find the perfect Bible verse to stand against it, she says, one nobody else would expect. … Full Article

OPINION: The case for continuing the International Space Station

Since the dawn of creation, mankind has been driven by the urge to explore the world around him. The quest for knowledge consumes us. We have to know if we are alone in the universe or if life exists somewhere beyond the big blue marble we call home. … Full Article

OPINION: 10 best books of June: Christian Science Monitor's picks

1.  “We Begin Our Ascent,” by Joe Mungo Reed. Debut novelist Joe Mungo Reed propels readers through the fascinating competitive sports world of the Tour de France. … Full Article

OPINION: Gun violence is a serious challenge, now it's time for the Senate to act

Here in New York, we are fortunate to have some of the strongest gun laws in the country and I want to thank the members of the Assembly — led by Speaker Carl Heastie — for passing measures this spring that would have extended our background check waiting period to 10 days, banned bump stocks and … Full Article

OPINION: The test is not the problem with specialized high schools

Six months into his second term, Mayor Bill de Blasio seems intent on once again creating an issue that will pit one group of New Yorkers against another. … Full Article

OPINION: Skilled trades beat degree debt

When I was a 19-year-old college sophomore in 1982, my father gave me advice that makes even more sense for 19-year-olds today. … Full Article

OPINION: Speed cameras are essential for safer streets

Walking helps prevent diabetes, depression, cardiovascular disease, fractures and more. … Full Article

Close Fort Hamilton Army Base, says blog

Every few years, the U.S. military looks at a list of facilities that could be closed, and the Bay Ridge community and its political allies raise a hue and cry to make sure Fort Hamilton isn’t on that list. … Full Article

OPINION: City’s plan to change specialized high school admission standards exposes DOE failings

Parents throughout the city must mobilize against Mayor de Blasio’s plan, backed by the chancellor, to overhaul the admissions process for the city’s specialized high schools which represents the end of providing for the needs of all of New York City’s gifted and talented students. … Full Article

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