Commentary

The non-violence sculpture at the U.N. headquarters in New York City.
New York’s famously tough gun laws play a role in curbing both homicides and suicides, but there are other factors at play.
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States are legalizing turning garages into apartments.
The state should legalize turning garages into apartments.
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Former Congressman Frederick Richmond, 96, died last month.
The recently deceased former Brooklyn congressman was a staunch liberal, but also corrupt and transactional.
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Gov. Cuomo has proposed adding eight new tracks to Penn Station.
While Gov. Cuomo’s ambition to improve capacity is commendable, the recently announced plan is all wrong.
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The Acela high-speed rail in Washington D.C.
Instead, Gov. Andrew Cuomo should invest in local transit improvements all over the state.
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In New York City, the annual budget for homelessness tops $3 billion, yet 62,000 homeless people are overwhelming the municipal shelter system.
New York City needs a comprehensive review of its approach to housing the homeless.
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One of our best op-eds of the year was on 9/11 survivors.
We’ve injected some overlooked ideas into the conversation.
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Speaker Corey Johnson says he's concerned about the impact paid vacation will have on small businesses.
Studies show small businesses can afford to give workers time off.
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Niagara County is asking: Did the Legislature violate the state constitution by delegating too much of its lawmaking authority to the commission?
Public Campaign Financing Commission stretches the limits of representative democracy.
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