Op Ed

Last Friday night, US warships launched airstrikes against Syrian research, storage and military targets.

Vernuccio’s View: Learning the Wrong Lessons From Mideast Military Successes

The United States has completed another Mideast military endeavor with little or no loss of life or damage to equipment. It is important that this does not lead to a false sense of confidence. The true test of American military […]

Last Friday night, US warships launched airstrikes against Syrian research, storage and military targets.

Opinion: Syrian Crisis A Worldwide Danger

By Frank V. Vernuccio [On Friday night, US and European allies launched airstrikes against Syrian research, storage and military targets as President Trump sought to punish President Bashar al-Assad for a suspected chemical attack near Damascus last weekend that killed more than 40 people. The dangers in […]

The Bronx is still a forgotten distant relative, especially when it comes to Parks

The Bronx is still a forgotten distant relative, especially when it comes to Parks

Our great city continues to neglect its own fair share rules and treat the Bronx as if it were a forgotten distant relative. Just as is the case with the issue of supportive housing, the Bronx is not treated fairly […]

by · April 1, 2018 · Op Ed, Parks
Garifuna Music Promoters and The New York Alcoholic Beverage Control Law

Garifuna Music Promoters and The New York Alcoholic Beverage Control Law

Garifuna Music Promoters and The New York Alcoholic Beverage Control Law By José Francisco Ávila During the past three months, I have read various postings on social media, about Garifuna promoted events at various venues, which were disrupted or cancelled […]

by · March 9, 2018 · Op Ed
Corporate Social Responsibility & Young Garifuna Artists

Corporate Social Responsibility & Young Garifuna Artists

Corporate Social Responsibility & Young Garifuna Artists By José Francisco Ávila In the previous article, I tackled the root cause of young Garifuna Artists continuing to operate in the informal Creative Economy. This time I will share the solutions that […]

by · March 3, 2018 · Op Ed
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signs a bill establishing the Office of Nightlife at the House of Yes in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Right, Marky Ramone.

Opinion: New York City’s Office of Nightlife and the Night Mayor

New York City’s Office of Nightlife and the Night Mayor By José Francisco Ávila On March 8, 2017, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Media and Entertainment Commissioner Julie Menin announced the results of the first-ever economic impact study of New […]

by · February 25, 2018 · Entertainment, Music, Op Ed, Opinion
Sanitation trucks and police vans were used to shield the runners and spectators participating in the annual event.--Photo by David Greene

Op-Ed: On commercial waste, don’t do what L.A. did

On commercial waste, don’t do what L.A. did New York City must not adopt Los Angeles’ failed zone-based carting system By Kendall Christiansen and Thomas Grech Every day, it’s no small miracle that the 12,000 tons of waste, recyclables and organics […]

by · February 16, 2018 · Environment, Op Ed
Cuomo’s Illegal ‘I Love NY’ Signs Flout Federal Law

Cuomo’s Illegal ‘I Love NY’ Signs Flout Federal Law

ILLEGAL SIGNS DEFY LOGIC, DEFY LAWS, DEFY TAXPAYERS By Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R,C,I,Ref-Canandaigua) The governor’s illegal, unnecessary, and now-infamous highway road signs are no longer merely a point of controversy. They are now costing New York millions […]

by · February 11, 2018 · News, Op Ed, Opinion
Credit: South Bronx Classical Charter School

OPINION: Charter School Day of Action

By Petra Milteer Last Tuesday, I traveled to Albany with dozens of my fellow public charter school parents. After hearing motivational words from elected officials including the Bronx’s own Assembly Member Victor Pichardo, we took to the halls of the […]

by · February 4, 2018 · Education News, Op Ed, Opinion
Police Officer Jon-Erik Negron. (Credit: Ray Negron)

Beautiful Boy

By Ray Negron In the song beautiful boy, John Lennon say “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” Ain’t it the truth? At midnight Friday, I was talking to my oldest son Jon-Erik talking about plans for […]

by · January 24, 2018 · Op Ed
OPINION: ‘SAFE Act’ Deadline Causing Concerns Across State

OPINION: ‘SAFE Act’ Deadline Causing Concerns Across State

SAFE ACT DEADLINE CAUSING CONCERNS ACROSS NY By Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R-Canandaigua) When the SAFE Act was passed in 2013, few expected its implementation to go smoothly. The secretive and offensive process by which the bill was […]

by · January 22, 2018 · News, Op Ed, Opinion
Op-Ed: More Space for Charter Schools Would Have Huge Impact for Students

Op-Ed: More Space for Charter Schools Would Have Huge Impact for Students

More Space for Charter Schools Would Have Huge Impact for Students By Griceliz Badillo Watching my fifth grader go back to school this year made me think about just how much she’s grown since starting kindergarten five years ago. The […]

by · November 26, 2017 · Op Ed
Op-Ed: Domestic Violence Is Everybody’s Business

Op-Ed: Domestic Violence Is Everybody’s Business

by · November 4, 2017 · Domestic Violence, Op Ed, Women
Success Academy founder and CEO Eva Moskowitz.

OPINION: More Space for Charter Schools Would Have Huge Impact for Students

More Space for Charter Schools Would Have Huge Impact for Students By Griceliz Badillo Watching my fifth grader go back to school this year made me think about just how much she’s grown since starting kindergarten five years ago. The […]

by · October 12, 2017 · Education News, Op Ed, Opinion
Vernuccio’s View: Afghanistan Policy Had to Change

Vernuccio’s View: Afghanistan Policy Had to Change

Most of the media has missed the actual key points of the President’s Afghanistan policy change. The impact of Mr. Trump’s significant changes to the manner in which the United States conducts that armed conflict will extend beyond the battle […]

by · October 4, 2017 · Op Ed, Opinion, Vernuccio's View