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Mayor Eric Adams' Community Op-Ed: Amnesty for Unpaid Water Bills

Mayor Eric Adams' Community Op-Ed: Amnesty for Unpaid Water Bills

By New York City Mayor Eric Adams Water is a precious resource, and New York City has some of the best municipal drinking water on the planet.
'There Are No Atheists in a Foxhole,' or, the Night God Spoke to My Mother

'There Are No Atheists in a Foxhole,' or, the Night God Spoke to My Mother

In the 'City of Churches,' local Brooklynite Michael Milton reflects on his beliefs and experiences with religion and spirituality.
Op-Ed: Brooklyn Loves the Vinyl Revival, Warts and All

Op-Ed: Brooklyn Loves the Vinyl Revival, Warts and All

Local writer and music aficionado Richard Burroughs shares his thoughts on Record Store Day in Brooklyn and how people consume music today.

Op-Ed from Mayor Eric Adams: Getting Sustainability Done with PlaNYC

New York City Mayor Eric Adams writes about climate change solutions his administration is working on. 
Op-Ed: Jamaica Bay is Crucial in the Fight Against Climate Change

Op-Ed: Jamaica Bay is Crucial in the Fight Against Climate Change

Sienna Daviau, who is part of the Brooklyn Chapter of Climate Citizens Lobby, writes that Jamaica Bay and other coastal wetlands could be leaders in the fight against climate change.
Op-Ed from Mayor Eric Adams: Summer Rising, a Free Program for Grades K Through 8

Op-Ed from Mayor Eric Adams: Summer Rising, a Free Program for Grades K Through 8

Mayor Eric Adams shares his thoughts on free, public NYC summer camp experiences.
235-Year-Old Historic Brooklyn Monument is Being Demolished Soon After a Neighboring 183-Year-Old Building was Razed

235-Year-Old Historic Brooklyn Monument is Being Demolished Soon After a Neighboring 183-Year-Old Building was Razed

A local professor explores the history of a historic building in Gravesend nicknamed "Spook Hall" that functioned as a schoolhouse and town hall with lots of lore.
A Tale of Two Neighborhoods: Brownsville and Bay Ridge

A Tale of Two Neighborhoods: Brownsville and Bay Ridge

A local NYU professor asks: Could differences in housing and public space explain differences in crime rates?
Are You Living Your Passion?

Are You Living Your Passion?

”The Art of Seeing”
Spread Love by Breathing Clean - It’s the Brooklyn Way

Spread Love by Breathing Clean - It’s the Brooklyn Way

Tobacco use remains the number one cause of premature and preventable death for New Yorkers, with over 28,000 New Yorkers dying from smoking-related diseases every year.