Opinion

Opinion

Opinion: New York’s redistricting process is doomed to fail

Here’s why it’s already time to reform the state’s Independent Redistricting Commission.

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Opinion: Making the case for a “Freelance isn’t free” law in New York

Legislation would give independent workers a right to a written contract, timely and full payment and protection from retaliation.

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Opinion: The Tulsa-fication of New York and the rest of America

How the 1921 massacre and destruction of the Greenwood community created the paradigm for the current system of mass incarceration and institutionalized economic exclusion and generational poverty of Black and Brown communities.

Editor's Note

Editor’s Note: Delivering on cryptocurrency’s supposed social good

Elected officials need more education about bitcoin before promoting it as a way of benefiting New Yorkers.

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Opinion: Can nonprofits help keep the peace in New York City?

The sector can help solve the problem of increased crime, while striking a balance between policing and community safety.

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Opinion: Floor area limits are hindering affordable housing development

The state’s Multiple Dwelling Law needs to be fixed by Gov. Kathy Hochul and the state Legislature before the end of the session.

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Opinion: NYC faces fiscal disaster if officials think they can do it all

Undisciplined management and a spending spree in Mayor Eric Adams’ upcoming fiscal year 2023 budget will set the city back.

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Opinion: Lessons for Adams on homelessness from his mayoral predecessors

Here’s what past mayors did to help the homeless and implement supportive housing policies, some more successfully than others.

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Opinion: Combat wage theft to help further New York’s recovery from COVID-19

A coordinated effort must continue as the pandemic subsides to hold unscrupulous contractors accountable.

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Opinion: Many vulnerable New Yorkers lose in Hochul’s first state budget

There’s still time to cancel a prescription drug benefit carve out from New York’s Medicaid managed care program designed by the governor’s predecessor.

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Opinion: Sending out an SOS for NYC’s hotels

The city needs to help the industry with lower taxes, among other relief measures, if tourism is expected to bounce back after COVID-19.

Editor's Note

Editor’s Note: Eric Adams needs his own ad targeting New Yorkers who’ve fled to Florida

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is campaigning on disgruntled New Yorkers. Adams should remind them of what the best city in the world has to offer.

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Opinion: Struggling New Yorkers should get a tax rebate

Getting real money into people’s hands can be done quickly and how the funds are used is up to the decision of each individual.

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Editor’s Note: VA hospitals are not so easily replaced

A Biden administration plan would shut down the VA hospitals in Manhattan and Brooklyn in favor of using other health care providers.

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Opinion: Rising gun violence and shocking crimes require sober analysis, not knee-jerk responses

We need to invest in making New Yorkers safe, but failed punitive policies, like reinstating cash bail for low level offenses, are not the answer.

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Opinion: Don’t give people returning from prison a “second chance”

Using this kind of language reinforces perceptions and prejudice that drive mass incarceration.