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Sunday, August 25, 2019

Op-Ed: Why We’re Welcoming the Families of the New Fourth Avenue Shelters

By Amy White Graves, founder of Brooklyn Children’s Theatre. The nonprofit serves 1,300 children a year in Brooklyn. New York City is facing a homelessness crisis and women and children are bearing the brunt of it....

Immigrants Mean Business (OPINION)

By Gregg Bishop, Commissioner of the NYC Department of Small Business Services It’s Immigrant Heritage Month, a perfect time to celebrate New York City’s small business community.  Why? Because over half of the City’s 230,000...

Brooklyn Mom Talks of Hope for Struggling Mothers on Mother’s Day

By Kristina Cousar This Mother’s Day there are too many moms in Brooklyn struggling to make ends meet, especially because so many of us are the sole breadwinners. So it’s really no surprise that so...

Letter to the Editor: Stopping the Illegal Home Conversions – Who’s Really Doing The...

By Bob Cassara, President of the Brooklyn Housing Preservation Alliance @brooklynhpa  As President of the Brooklyn Housing Preservation Alliance (BHPA) I am gratified to see elected officials put their efforts and resources behind a very...

“Affordable Housing” is a Trojan Horse for High End Housing – OPINION

By Alan P. Berger, Vice-President, Human Scale NYC Language is important. When you see vague words like "gourmet" or "luxury" over a store, what comes to mind? If you're like most people you run the other way...

Have The Dyker Heights Lights Become A Christmas Nightmare? – OPINION

By: City Councilman Justin Brannan and Community Board 10 District Manager Josephine Beckmann When most people talk about Christmas in New York City, they usually mention the famous Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree, the stunning holiday...

‘Public charge’ rule change would strip access to care, pack emergency rooms – OPINION

By Larry McReynolds, Executive Director of the Family Health Centers at NYU Langone in Brooklyn A proposed rule to limit the path to permanent U.S. residency for so-called public charges is an insult to the hard-working...

Bursting Park Slope’s Progressive Bubble – Opinion

By Jane Willis, Park Slope resident who spent the summer canvassing for Kashif Hussain in her neighborhood. In the heat of the first day of the Judge Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearings on September 4th, the heat...

National School Walkout Rally In Prospect Park Next Wednesday

From Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams: Friends, We are in a unique period in our nation's history. The greatest experience in growth is getting involved in a moment of change. Now is that moment. In the...

Help Our Public Charter Schools Grow – OPINION

We received the following email yesterday from a student at Coney Island Prep, a public charter school of who's first graduating class last year 100% of students were accepted to college. Charter Schools remain a...

Senate District 17 Is Awakening, Mr. Felder – OPINION

By Naomi Rabeeya In the past few weeks I have received a number of communications from my state senator, Simcha Felder. There was the fire safety alert, library forgiveness for unpaid late fees, a card...

What’s Up, DOT? Are You Waiting For A Kid To Get Killed?

We received the following Letter to The Editor from a parent of P.S. 889 student in response to our coverage of the safety surrounding PS889 on Coney Island Avenue: Dear Editor, Pedestrian safety was marked absent...

Where Are They Now: Greetings From North Carolina

Remember Scaredy Kat - the Park Slope staple for 14 years, and a lifesaver for last minute gifts that closed in 2013? A reader stops by their new location in North Carolina and sends word. We...
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