Category: Opinion

Op-Ed: The clock is ticking, Queens! Re-enroll in health insurance now

Aug. 10, 2023 By Assembly member Jessica González-Rojas and New York State Department of Health Commissioner Dr. James McDonald The COVID-19 pandemic brought the importance of health insurance in New York state into sharp focus. Millions of New Yorkers signed up for a low-cost state insurance plan and never had to re-enroll as a result…
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New Yorkers need better transit. Here’s the way to get there

The city should have a majority of seats on the MTA board

Opinion: By Jimmy Van Bramer

In 1968, the state took over New York City’s buses and subways and created the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Nearly 50 years later,…

An Open Letter from Phipps About a Sunnyside Opportunity


By Adam Weinstein, president & CEO of Phipps Houses

On Monday night, Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer and Phipps Houses will host a town hall to foster open dialogue about a new affordable housing development Phipps has proposed for 50-25 Barnett Avenue,…

Queens Library: Delusions of Confidence

By Columnist John O’Reilly

City Comptroller Scott Stringer issued two scathing reports on the operations of the Queens Borough Public Library in July that uncovered, what he characterized, a “sickening track record of waste, fraud and abuse” engaged by library executives. …