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Editor’s note: A much-needed hug on 9/11 that I’ll never forget

I don’t often talk about that day, but a recent phone call reminded me how New Yorkers showed up for one another.


Commentary: Apocalyptic Eric

Why does the mayor of New York City insist that New York City is doomed?


Opinion: Here’s how we ‘saved the Hudson’

The successful effort to ban nuclear waste discharges from Indian Point holds lessons – and warnings – for the entire state.


Editor’s Note: A longer-term permit renewal might get James Dolan to contribute to Penn Station’s redevelopment

Incentives may get the Madison Square Garden owner to do his part for the redevelopment of the nation’s busiest transit hub.


Opinion: The right to shelter makes New York stronger

Undermining the right to shelter in order to avoid housing asylum-seekers would be a betrayal of our city’s values and leave us all worse off.


Commentary: The newspaper war that will shape the 2025 mayoral election

The New York Times and New York Post are the last two newspapers in the city with the power to move votes. Their coverage of Eric Adams could make all the difference.


Opinion: Rikers is richly staffed. Without a plan to rightsize, it will cost us dearly.

New York City currently employs more correction officers per incarcerated person than any other city.


Opinion: Did you ever think child support services could serve as an anti-poverty tool?

Meet “Mr D,” who said a child support-led work training program was a “life saver.”


Opinion: Is the end finally near for New York’s congressional redistricting?

The 2014 state constitutional amendment that created this poorly developed process and its incomplete language should compel legislators and the public to look for a better method after 2030.

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Editor’s note: The City Council should remember Daniel Patrick Moynihan when deciding on MSG

The late U.S. senator might not be so inclined to issue a 10-year renewal for the arena if it would keep the transit hub’s redevelopment plan from bolder alternatives.


Opinion: Judicial independence or intimidation?

The same judicial organizations who condemned academics for publishing a paper about judges setting excessive bail were silent when a judge was reassigned for declining to set bail.


Opinion: Public schools need student journalists, too

Instead of subsidizing expensive journalism degrees, the mayor should invest in student journalism in public schools.


Opinion: A greater society begins by properly caring for the overlooked

Greater funding is needed to support individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and the providers who help care for them.


Opinion: Closing Rikers is the joke of the decade

There’s no way Rikers will be replaced by four borough-based jails by 2027. So let’s reform Rikers instead.


Opinion: Eric Adams has failed. It’s time for a federal receiver to take over at Rikers

Receivership is the only way to improve conditions and save lives at the troubled jail complex


Opinion: Legislators must rescue the rent-stabilized market before it’s too late

In New York City’s unique housing market, incomes aren’t keeping up with the rents needed to operate and maintain buildings in the five boroughs.