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JFK International: The Airport New York Deserves

Aug 20, 2015

JFK (photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Many are the sins of the Port Authority. Administrators made bad decisions about the original design for JFK, saddling the airport in the 1950s with large


A Step Toward Ending the School-to-Prison Pipeline

Aug 17, 2015

  Christine Rodriguez, the author For years, the school-to-prison pipeline has afflicted communities of color in New York. From a young age, students begin to be treated like criminals within the confines


Real Solutions to the Scandal of Struggling Schools

Aug 17, 2015

Chancellor Fariña (photo: @NYCSchools) There’s been lots of news and commentary lately about fraudulent credit recovery schemes and grade fixing practices at city schools. The editors of the New York Post


Homeless Solutions Instead of Homeless Shaming

Aug 14, 2015

  (photo: Reuters) On Monday, Sergeants Benevolent Association (SBA) Chair Ed Mullins sent a memo to SBA members, urging them, their friends and family members, and “the silent majority of New Yorkers, to


A Call for Equitable Development in Southeast Queens

Jul 28, 2015

Rev. Wilkes, middle, leads a prayer & voter registration drive (photo: @andrewjwilkes) Jamaica needs development that benefits long-term residents, workers, and the families of Southeast Queens. Development is a multidimensional process.


City Industrial Manufacturing Plan Still Needed

Jul 23, 2015

Rally outside City Hall before a land use committee hearing Since the recent announcement by Jamestown Properties and partners of a $1 billion investment to rebrand and renovate a massive 16-building