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Op-Ed from NYC Mayor Eric Adams: The New Leadership Keeping New York City Safe

Op-Ed from NYC Mayor Eric Adams: The New Leadership Keeping New York City Safe

Mayor Eric Adams shares his thoughts on the new police commissioner, Edward Caban.
Op-Ed: Clinton Hill’s Charismatic Ato Essandoh is a Pleasure to Watch

Op-Ed: Clinton Hill’s Charismatic Ato Essandoh is a Pleasure to Watch

Ato Essandoh, a Clinton Hill-based actor, is arguably the hardest-working actor of Ghanaian ancestry in film and TV today, Douglas Gladstone writes.
Op-Ed from NYC Mayor Eric Adams: Protecting Our Youth from Flavored Vapes

Op-Ed from NYC Mayor Eric Adams: Protecting Our Youth from Flavored Vapes

One of my most sacred obligations as Mayor is keeping our children safe from harm. And one of the leading risks to their health is nicotine-based products, including cigarettes and e- cigarettes, also known as vapes.
Op-Ed: The Brooklyn Bus Network Redesign Needs to Have Public Town Halls

Op-Ed: The Brooklyn Bus Network Redesign Needs to Have Public Town Halls

Allan Rosen, a former director of MTA NYCT Bus Planning, shares his thoughts on the latest Brooklyn Bus Network Redesign outreach efforts.
Op-Ed from Mayor Eric Adams: Protecting Our Youth from Flavored Vapes

Op-Ed from Mayor Eric Adams: Protecting Our Youth from Flavored Vapes

NYC Mayor Eric Adams writes that his administration is seeking a court order that will ban four vape companies from doing business in the City.
Op-Ed: Better Jobs at Levy at Barclays Center Means a Better Brooklyn

Op-Ed: Better Jobs at Levy at Barclays Center Means a Better Brooklyn

"All we want is to come to work happy and afford to live in our homes," Barclays Center concessions worker and union member Nyla Andrews writes.
Op-Ed: Ordering Oxtails on the First Date and Other Dumb Things I Wouldn't Take Back

Op-Ed: Ordering Oxtails on the First Date and Other Dumb Things I Wouldn't Take Back

Bay Ridge resident James Seaton shares his thoughts on perfectionism after he ordered oxtails on a first date.
Op-Ed from NYC Mayor Eric Adams: Keeping Our Communities Safe, 1 Young Person at a Time

Op-Ed from NYC Mayor Eric Adams: Keeping Our Communities Safe, 1 Young Person at a Time

Shootings have declined by 24% in the first six months of 2023, New York City Mayor Eric Adams writes.
Jonathan Bennett: Brooklyn Graduate, Entrepreneur, Survivor

Jonathan Bennett: Brooklyn Graduate, Entrepreneur, Survivor

A local teen shares his life story and the harrowing incident that strengthened his beliefs.
Op-Ed from NYC Mayor Eric Adams: New York City’s Budget, Investing in Working Families and New Yorkers in Need

Op-Ed from NYC Mayor Eric Adams: New York City’s Budget, Investing in Working Families and New Yorkers in Need

Here are New York City Mayor Eric Adams' thoughts on the City's 2024 budget, which was just announced.