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City of Yes: A Little More Housing in Every Neighborhood

City of Yes: A Little More Housing in Every Neighborhood

Op-Ed: The only way to solve the housing crisis is to build more.
Summer Safety Tips From a Brooklyn Emergency Medicine Physician

Summer Safety Tips From a Brooklyn Emergency Medicine Physician

Op-Ed: Summer is a time for fun and relaxation, but it's crucial to prioritize safety to make sure everyone enjoys the season without harm.
Ditch The Vape For a Smoke-Free Summer

Ditch The Vape For a Smoke-Free Summer

Op-Ed: Instead of smoking or vaping, blow off some steam by riding a bike, taking a swim at a neighborhood pool or simply stop and smell the roses.
Slavery-Related Racial Reckoning is Not Just a Southern Thing, It's a Brooklyn Thing

Slavery-Related Racial Reckoning is Not Just a Southern Thing, It's a Brooklyn Thing

Op-Ed: America has a greasy history of slavery, racism, stolen land and discrimination, which also happened in Brooklyn.
From Classroom to Career: STEAM Initiatives Aim to Bridge The Career Gap

From Classroom to Career: STEAM Initiatives Aim to Bridge The Career Gap

Op-Ed: STEAM education creates a pipeline for Back and Latinx students to thrive in the tech industry.
Lawmakers Must Recognize the Transformative Power of Tech Education for Women Entrepreneurs

Lawmakers Must Recognize the Transformative Power of Tech Education for Women Entrepreneurs

Op-Ed: STEM programs are not just about education, it is about female inspiration and empowerment.
Mayor’s Past Commitments Must Match Budget Priorities For Parks

Mayor’s Past Commitments Must Match Budget Priorities For Parks

The city needs to find a way to fund our parks, protect our urban forests and help safeguard our communities from extreme heat.
Trump's Felony Charges Illustrate His Continued Threat to Democracy

Trump's Felony Charges Illustrate His Continued Threat to Democracy

Democrats in Brooklyn—and across the entire country—must unite and vote in steadfast opposition to the insidious forces of Trumpism.
Trump's Fraud Convictions Was a Political Hit Job

Trump's Fraud Convictions Was a Political Hit Job

This conviction gives Biden and Democrats exactly what they wanted- the ability to call Trump a “convicted felon” ad nauseam between now and election day, which was the end goal all along. 
The City Must Continue to Fund Nonprofit Youth Programs

The City Must Continue to Fund Nonprofit Youth Programs

Young people across the city are constantly surrounded by violence and instability. We need nonprofits that help us to stick around.