Opinion

Opinion

Opinion: Hochul, meet with the grieving families before you act

The governor has an opportunity to put patient safety above special interests.

Opinion

Politics

Opinion: David Paterson feels Eric Adams’ pain

New York’s 55th governor writes that the New York City mayor is the target of a “well-organized defamation of character campaign” that he knows all too well.

Opinion

Opinion

Commentary: A look at the new New York City Department of Correction Commissioner’s attempts at transparency show slow to no progress

Lynelle Maginley-Liddie, previously the first deputy commissioner of the department, made tall promises to the Board of Correction that she didn’t deliver on.

Opinion

Opinion

Commentary: New York is to blame for Donald Trump

Both the city and state, governed largely by Democrats, set the stage so that a rich, white man could be rewarded for shamelessness, dishonesty and criminality.

Opinion

Opinion

OPINION: How New York state can support migrants now

Pass the Access to Representation Act to establish the statewide right to a lawyer in immigration court

Opinion

Opinion

Opinion: Light at the end of the tunnel for New York’s redistricting

Here’s what to expect following the latest Court of Appeals decision on redistricting.

Opinion

Opinion

Opinion: It’s time for New York to consider reparations

New York legislators have passed a bill to establish the state's first reparations commission. Gov. Kathy Hochul should sign it.

Andrew Cuomo

Opinion

Commentary: It’s too early to anoint Cuomo the next mayor

He’d struggle in ranked-choice voting. Campaign finance laws would prevent him from transferring his war chest into a mayoral campaign. And he doesn’t even live in New York City.

Technology

Opinion

Opinion: New York City must lead boldly on AI

The technology could be a huge economic boon to New York, but it also poses serious potential threats to our city.

Editor's Note

Opinion

Editor’s note: David Banks delivered a sobering message about his response to the Hillcrest High School protest

The New York City schools chancellor recognized that “schooling” wasn’t enough to bring context to the Israel-Hamas war.

Opinion

Opinion

Opinion: The feds must take control of Rikers and then close it

Should the city jails be put into receivership or should Rikers be closed? The only correct answer is both.

Opinion

Opinion

Opinion: Yellow taxi drivers are being left behind

Rideshare drivers now have access to an array of benefits, but drivers of yellow taxi cabs still do not.

Opinion

Opinion

Opinion: New York can’t afford to turn down $1 billion a year

Legalizing mobile sports betting brought the state nearly $1 billion. Legalizing online gambling and the online state lottery could bring in another $1 billion.

Editor's Note

Opinion

Editor’s note: Pablo Guzmán, through activism and journalism, made a difference

The Young Lords minister of communication became a fixture of New York’s press corps after the group disbanded in 1975.

Opinion

Opinion

Commentary: The hard part of being mayor has started for Eric Adams

His supporters hoped he might be a more populist version of Mike Bloomberg. But he has unwittingly echoed Donald Trump.

Opinion

Opinion

Opinion: Do Jews still have a place in progressive politics?

If Republicans cut loose their white supremacist reactionaries while progressives continue to deny Israel’s right to exist, American Jews’ votes could shift rightward.