Opinion: Every New Yorker deserves to know their HIV status

The state must update its HIV testing law to match current CDC guidance and make it easier for doctors to order HIV tests for patients.


Opinion: New Yorkers’ right to know when they’re tested for HIV is facing an unprecedented threat

Current law requires doctors to verbally discuss HIV testing with patients before ordering a test. Lawmakers want to remove that requirement.


Opinion: Paving the way to protecting workers

A look back at how New York has supported its ever-changing workforce.

Editor's Note

Editor’s note: Show nonprofits the money

A cost of living adjustment increase from the Adams administration is welcome relief for these organizations, but it’s not enough when millions are still owed because of the city’s procurement backlog.


Opinion: ‘Even’ out our elections to increase voter turnout

To increase voter turnout, New York City should hold its local elections on the same years as state and federal elections.


Opinion: We need legislative reform to address our trash problem

We can only fix our trash problem by cutting down on the amount of waste we produce, which will require legislation like the Packaging Reduction and Recycling Infrastructure Act.


Opinion: Where is the vision from New York’s leaders?

Mayor Eric Adams and Gov. Kathy Hochul should pursue transformative policies like free universal child care, a Social Housing Development Authority and tuition-free public education at CUNY and SUNY schools.

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Opinion: Serial speeders are killing New Yorkers. It’s time to slow them down.

A proposed bill would require “speed limiter” devices to be installed on serial speeders’ vehicles, stopping them from going more than 5 mph over the speed limit.

News & Politics

Opinion: Clearing the air on Randy Mastro

Here’s why one the city’s most experienced litigators should be its next corporation counsel


Opinion: How I became my father on Israel

Suddenly, I put my hand up to touch my face. It was deep red. I had become my father.


Opinion: New York’s complex court bureaucracy shields judges from accountability

Judges are less accountable to the public than to court administrators who arbitrarily shuffle them around to different courts and issue secret memos to guide their interpretation of the law.


Opinion: Common sense never goes out of style

Political trends come and go, but pragmatic, results-oriented governing remains key.

Editor's Note

Editor’s note: The MTA is ready to make a deal on vacant retail space

The transit agency is negotiating with entrepreneurs to bring businesses back to the subways.


David Paterson: The case for Randy Mastro

The former governor calls Mastro, Eric Adams’ pick for corporation counsel, “a pro who rises above party lines.”

News & Politics

Opinion: We visited the solidarity encampment at Columbia University. Here’s what it’s really like.

What we saw couldn’t be more different from the dire warnings of rampant antisemitic threats and pervasive danger coming from City Hall, Albany and the White House.