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This week, 22 members of the New York City Council announced that they will incorporate participatory budgeting in their districts as part of the decision making for the 2015-2016 city budget … Full Article

OPINION: We the people – Would like a say in NYC budget decision making

Brooklyn Boro
This week, 22 members of the New York City Council announced that they will incorporate participatory budgeting in their districts as part of the decision making for the 2015-2016 city budget. … Full Article

OPINION: Containing street fighting during arrests

Brooklyn Heights
NYPD Police officers are not trained as street fighters, nor should they be. … Full Article

OPINION: The legacy of Horace Bullard, Coney Island’s would-be developer

Coney Island
Brooklyn Daily Eagle real estate editor Lore Croghan’s recent article about the long-vacant Shore Theater in Coney Island and its uncertain future put the spotlight on its late owner – Horace Bullard, a tragic, controversial figure who was one of the first to re-envision Coney’s re … Full Article

OPINION: Students’ thoughts on tobacco corporations targeting youth

Cigarettes are very deadly to both people who do and do not use them. As a result, the tobacco companies spend millions each year on marketing to sell cigarettes, particularly to youth. … Full Article

OPINION: Why I will no longer vote in NYC

Brooklyn Boro
I have been voting in New York City for nearly 30 years, and now I feel no need to vote here ever again.   … Full Article

OPINION: Brooklyn Strand: A welcome development

Downtown
Mayor Bill de Blasio’s  plan to redo 21 acres of underused green space from Borough Hall to Brooklyn Bridge Park into a “spiffy linear park,” reported on by Brooklyn Daily Eagle Real Estate Editor Lore Croghan, is a continuation of a series of proposals put forth b … Full Article

OPINION: The Times gets it right

Brooklyn Boro
When you pick up the New York Times’ travel section, you expect to see articles about such far-off locations as Baku, Banff or Buenos Aires. … Full Article

OPINION: Message to NYC, 'Read My Lips: I.N.F.R.A.S.T.R.U.C.T.U.R.E'

The collapse of part of the façade of the Brooklyn Bridge’s walkway during last Wednesday’s heavy lightning storm, reported in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle by Mary Frost, shows how important bridge maintenance can be. … Full Article

OPINION: Hobby Lobby fight reminds us that Brooklyn pioneered birth control

Brooklyn Boro
As Brooklyn Daily Eagle staffer Paula Katinas recently reported, most of Brooklyn’s congresspersons have made statements protesting the U.S. … Full Article

OPINION: Training facility will help Sunset Park as well as Nets

Sunset Park
The Brooklyn Nets’ plans for a new training facility in Sunset Park’s Industry City will not only help the Nets become an all-Brooklyn team, it will help raise the profile of Sunset Park, too. … Full Article

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