Carlos Menchaca at a Red Hook event last year. (Photo via The Red Hook Star Revue)

Opinion: Menchaca ‘Has Held Fast to Principles’

Brooklyn, Business, Opinion, Politics February 6, 2015 at 5:40 pm

The Red Hook Star-Revue offers a spirited defense of Carlos Menchaca, who was ousted as co-leader of the Brooklyn City Council delegation on Feb. 5.

(Photo by Thomas Hawk, Creative commons license)

Opinion: The Rockaways Need More Than a Ferry

Opinion, Politics, Queens February 6, 2015 at 5:16 pm

An editorial in The Wave expresses disappointment at what Mayor Bill de Blasio had to say about the Rockaways.

Angelo Cabrera in Mott Haven (Photo by Natalie Fertig for Mott Haven Herald)

Editor Urges Help for Cabrera

Bronx, Education, Immigration, Mexican, New York, Opinion January 21, 2015 at 5:12 pm

The founder of MASA has been denied legal immigration status to the U.S., and Mott Haven Herald’s Bernard L. Stein urges action to help him.

Waving a Haitian flag to show support for protesters during "Millions March." (Photo via Haitian Times)

Opinion: Haitians and African Americans ‘Trapped in the Same Story’

Black, Caribbean, Environment, Government, Opinion January 13, 2015 at 2:20 pm

On the anniversary of the earthquake in Haiti, Jean McGianni Celestin writes in the Haitian Times about the parallels between the struggles of the Haitian people and Black communities in the U.S.

New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito (right) speaks with members of the community and ethnic media at City Hall, Dec. 11, 2014.

Opinion: Ethnic Media Asks ‘Where Is Our Fair Share?’

Media, Opinion January 12, 2015 at 5:54 pm

New York’s ethnic media has garnered newfound respect in recent years, and now it should get its “fair share” of advertising, Sing Tao Daily’s Lotus Chau writes in an opinion piece.

Assemblyman Robert J. Rodriguez speaking at a community event (Photo via Gotham Gazette)

Opinion: Take Care with Sale of NYCHA Stake

Housing, New York, Opinion, Real Estate January 8, 2015 at 3:47 pm

Assemblymember Robert J. Rodriguez writes in Gotham Gazette that the city should carefully vet plans to sell off a 50 percent stake in six developments.

Charisma L. Troiano is the legal editor of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle. (Photo by Rob Abruzzese via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Opinion: Let’s Talk About #Accountability

Black, Criminal Justice, Opinion, Police December 23, 2014 at 2:32 pm

All lives matter, says Brooklyn Daily Eagle legal editor Charisma L. Troiano, arguing in an opinion piece for a new hashtag, #Accountability.

Protesting the Ferguson decision at Times Square (Photo by Julius Motal for Voices of NY)

Op-Ed: Marching for Justice Not Just Race

Black, Opinion, Police December 5, 2014 at 4:52 pm

One college student tells why he marches in the wake of the Ferguson decision, and why he is hopeful for a life of liberty and justice for all, in an opinion piece in The Haitian Times.

(Photo by Julius Motal for Voices of NY)

Opinion: What’s a Life Worth in Chinatown?

Best of 2014, East Asian, Manhattan, Opinion, Transportation November 11, 2014 at 5:50 pm

An opinion piece in Sing Tao Daily asks: Where is Vision Zero in Chinatown? Four recent traffic deaths there have drawn little attention, unlike a death in a Central Park cycling accident.

(Photo via La Voz)

Opinion: Modern-Day Slavery ‘in the Shadow of the Statue of Liberty’

Best of 2014, Crime, Metro Area, Opinion November 7, 2014 at 3:45 pm

Human trafficking is happening right in the Hudson Valley and the majority of investigations against traffickers starts with someone speaking up, says an opinion piece in La Voz.

Leaders of KACE at a press conference Sept. 29 in Flushing, urging that Korean sign petitions asking members of Congrss to vote for the Partner with Korea Act. (Photo via Korea Times)

Opinion: Pass the Partner with Korea Act

East Asian, Immigration, New York, Opinion October 3, 2014 at 5:33 pm

Korean American Civic Empowerment is campaigning for the community to get behind a congressional bill that would give work visas to Korean professionals, according to a New York Ilbo editorial.

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Opinion: Better Policing Won’t Fix ‘Broken Windows’

African American, Crime, Metro Area, Opinion, Staten Island September 17, 2014 at 2:55 pm

Better police training won’t fix the broken windows policy, which is deeply flawed, argues sociologist Mike Rowan in an opinion piece in City Limits.

Dorin Negrau show at Lincoln on Sept. 11, 2014, part of New York Fashion Week (Photo by j-No, Creative Commons license)

Opinion: The Choice of Modesty in Women’s Fashion

Culture, Jewish, Opinion, Women September 12, 2014 at 3:28 pm

Modest clothing is an “opportunity rather than a restriction,” states a piece in The Jewish Daily Forward, an all-too-familiar fact to conservatively-dressed, observant women.

Mayor Bill de Blasio promoting paid sick leave (Photo via Gotham Gazette)

Opinion: A NYC Small-Business Owner on Costs

Business, New York, Opinion September 10, 2014 at 5:06 pm

A NYC small-business owner comments on costs, including those associated with the paid sick leave law, in an opinion piece interview in Gotham Gazette.

Rivington House (Photo via the Lo-Down)

Op-Ed: Confronting New York’s ‘Disjointed Economy’

In the News, Manhattan, Opinion, Social Services September 3, 2014 at 11:49 am

An op-ed in The Lo-Down describes changes in Lower Manhattan as emblematic of the city’s “disjointed economy” and urges efforts to overcome divisions between the homeless and the needy, and city residents who have insulated themselves.