Opinion

Opinion

The suite life of a COVID-19 patient

My experience in New York City’s isolation hotel program.

Opinion

NY’s pot leaders need to consider environmental impacts now

Environmental justice should be the top priority when devising the state’s regulatory framework.

Editor's Note

Editor’s Note: A beloved Upper West Sider is frank about pandemic isolation

Brigitta “Brig” Ortner, a friend of local politicians and a Holocaust survivor, uses a dry sense of humor to keep up her morale.

Opinion

NYCHA needs big money for major progress

Here’s why the federal government should double the amount allocated in the American Jobs Plan for public housing to $80 billion and help bring much-needed change to the housing authority in New York City.

Opinion

How extreme heat is driving a call for policy changes in New York

It’s time to revise the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program to provide a greater safety net for residents, especially low-income people of color, with little or no access to air conditioning.

Opinion

Time to shine sunlight on public authorities

Incoming Gov. Kathy Hochul should work to add transparency to these independent government bodies.

Editor's Note

Editor’s Note: De Blasio’s free vaccine money a hit while Cuomo is down

Who knew the mayor’s idea to offer a financial incentive in the fight against COVID-19 would get picked up by President Joe Biden.

Editor's Note

Editor’s note: What shadows the milestone of traveling to space

COVID-19 and homelessness are among the unresolved issues that left a space geek unimpressed when Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos blasted into space last week.

Opinion

Here’s how to reform the NYC Board of Elections

The state Legislature should replace the political cronies with professionals.

Editor's Note

Editor’s Note: A Kmart loved by punks and bohemians closes

The department store’s Astor Place location did what no one thought possible: It made its mark on the neighborhood.

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Latinas poised to be a force on the City Council

A record 10 Hispanic women won recent New York City Council Democratic primaries.

New York State

MTA leadership should be on the same page

The MTA needs clear lines of authority to address immediate challenges.

Opinion

A team of rivals should run New York City

The next mayor should follow Abraham Lincoln’s lead and bring competitors into their administration.

Education

CUNY investment can spark equitable economic recovery

Mayoral candidates need a plan to help students from low-income families go to college.

Opinion

Solving New York’s mental health crisis

The next administration needs a three-pronged approach: housing, health care and community.