Op Ed

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 09:  New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks at a press conference on new corruption legislation on April 9, 2013 in New York City.  Cuomo announced the Public Trust Act which would establish a new class of corruption crimes and require officials to report corruption. New York State politicians were arrested in two bribery cases last week.  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

BUFFALO BILLION II: SAME SAD VERDICT

BUFFALO BILLION II: Convicted, Again By Brian M. Kolb Jurors handed down guilty verdicts to four high-profile executives involved with an economic development pet project of Gov. Cuomo’s that came to highlight nearly everything wrong with how New York does […]

by · August 15, 2018 · News, Op Ed, Opinion
Frances Perkins, FDR’s Secretary of Labor and the first woman to serve as a cabinet secretary, was the principal architect of the New Deal. (Credit: francesperkinscenter.org.)

Frances Perkins and Today’s Progressives

Where are today’s progressives? By Gary Tilzer Today’s elected progressives have converted the progressive movement into identity politics away from the original values and mission of its founding woman Frances Perkins.  The progressive movement started during in the 1890’s under […]

by · July 19, 2018 · News, Op Ed, Opinion
OPINION: Let Tesla Grow in New York

OPINION: Let Tesla Grow in New York

By George Castro I was born in Washington Heights and went to Bronx Community College to study automotive technology and engineering. I now live with my 6 Year old son and family in the Kingsbridge Heights area of the Bronx. […]

by · June 17, 2018 · News, Op Ed, Opinion, Technology
Gjonaj: Investigate NYCHA Officials for Perjury

Gjonaj: Investigate NYCHA Officials for Perjury

CM Gjonaj calls on City Council to start a perjury investigation to uncover any and all misleading and false testimony provided by NYCHA leadership in previous testimony before the Council.

by · June 14, 2018 · Government, News, Op Ed, Opinion
Tipping – Op Ed

Tipping – Op Ed

By: Tezra Bryant   I love New York City restaurants and have dedicated my career to becoming an industry professional. For the past two decades I’ve worked as a server at restaurants around the city and am currently employed at a […]

by · June 6, 2018 · Op Ed
City Agency Delays put Non-Profits at Risk

City Agency Delays put Non-Profits at Risk

By New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer New Yorkers rely on hundreds of non-profits to deliver vital services throughout the five boroughs every day. From providing housing for homeless families to home-delivered meals for our seniors, non-profit organizations are on […]

Ed Mulraine is a pastor and author.

OPINION: God, Guns and the Mentally Ill

GOD, GUNS AND THE MENTALLY ILL It is sad to note the number of men, young and old, who are suffering from some form of mental illness. From paranoid schizophrenia to bipolar disorder, men are literally going insane. Their minds […]

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