Opinion

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.

St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx, where a 30 year old man was found dead in the ER after a wait of several hours last January (Photo by Eduardo Villagrán Morales, Creative Commons license)

Opinion: ER Waits Are Way Too Long

Delay and neglect in NYC hospitals need to be addressed.

Brother Biao and homeless guests singing on the dais at The Boathouse in Central Park (Photo by Mike Lu)

Essay: What Did Brother Biao Do Wrong?

East Asian, In the News, Manhattan, Opinion June 30, 2014 at 5:25 pm

A Chinese “philanthropist” misunderstands the nature of giving, and is himself misunderstood, according to an essay in Sing Tao Daily.

Image from FIFA video

Essay: Portuguese Days of the U.S. Team

Today’s U.S. team could take inspiration from a stunning upset 64 years ago in Brazil.

Freddy Castiblanco, owner of Terraza 7 in Jackson Heights, Queens. (Photo by Javier Castaño via QueensLatino)

Opinion: Don’t Harass Small Businesses Like Terraza 7

Business, Government, Opinion, Queens June 18, 2014 at 4:04 pm

Freddy Castiblanco, a prominent local businessman in Jackson Heights takes the city to task for targeting small businesses in an op-ed piece in Queens Latino.

Brooklyn Heights, New York City (Photo by Emilio J. Santacoloma, Creative Commons license)

Opinion: Landmark Districts Don’t Impede Progress

Brooklyn, Business, Opinion, Real Estate June 6, 2014 at 6:45 pm

Brooklyn’s numerous historic districts do not appear to have slowed the borough’s development, Brooklyn Daily Eagle notes.

Maya Angelou in 2013 (Photo by York College ISLGP, Creative Commons license)

Opinion: Thoughts Prompted by Maya Angelou’s Passing

African American, Business, Education, In the News, Opinion June 2, 2014 at 5:06 pm

African Americans must regain control of their children’s education, argues David Mark Greaves of Our Time Press, in an editorial written after the death of Maya Angelou.

Opinion: What Praise of Smuggler Sister Ping Signifies

Opinion: What Praise of Smuggler Sister Ping Signifies

Rural Chinese immigrants to the U.S. transformed into legend the person who helped them escape poverty.