Tag: op-ed

Op-ed: Let’s support our caregivers


Nov. 9, 2023 By Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services Anne Williams-Isom and Department for the Aging Commissioner Lorraine Cortés-Vázquez There is rarely a day that goes by where we do not receive a call from our moms. Whether about a prescription pick-up or an issue about an air conditioner, or just to say, “Hi, I love you.” At the same time, we are both senior leaders in city government charged with caring for all New Yorkers. It is a gift to have this opportunity to both be a caregiver to our mothers in their 90s, while leading the…
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Op-Ed: Any Creedmoor plan must serve the needs of eastern Queens


Sep. 27, 2023 By Corey Bearak and Bryan Block For several years, the communities of eastern Queens have engaged in discussions with our community leaders, our local and state elected officials and Empire State Development (ESD) about possible reuse of 55 acres of land on the state’s Creedmoor Psychiatric Center campus. We long recognized the…
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Op-ed | Getting sidewalk sheds down

Aug. 1, 2023 By Mayor Eric Adams Last week, we announced our plan to take down unsightly sidewalk sheds and reclaim our streets. Sidewalk sheds — which many New Yorkers also known as scaffolding — are the ugly green and metal boxes that cover our sidewalks. They block the sunlight, keep pedestrians away from businesses,…
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Op-Ed | The new leadership keeping New York City safe

Jul. 25, 2023 By Mayor Eric Adams As Mayor of New York, I know just how important public safety is to our city, and how important the right leadership is in achieving it. Over the last 18 months, this Administration has made major progress in driving down major crime, and last week I named a new…
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Op-Ed | Keeping our communities safe: One young person at a time

Jul. 11, 2023 By Mayor Eric Adams The old saying, ‘Prevention is better than cure’ is truer than ever today.  There are many problems that we face now, which—if we deal with them at the source—can be handled effectively and with less suffering.  Gun violence among our young people is one of them. Our administration’s…
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Op-ed | Housing as a human right begins with Right to Counsel

Jun. 7, 2023 By Shaun Abreu & Shekar Krishnan

One of our city’s most important and effective tenant protections is in the midst of a funding crisis, and low-income New Yorkers are suffering the consequences.

Op-Ed | The people’s money — your money to improve your community

May. 23, 2023 By Mayor Eric Adams Have you ever looked around your neighborhood and thought—it would be great if we could have a community garden here, or maybe more afterschool programs for students, or special services for seniors?  Now, you can bring those ideas to life. “The People’s Money” is the first ever citywide…
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Op-Ed | A historic shift in how we teach our children to read

May. 16, 2023 By Mayor Eric Adams New York City has the largest public school system in the nation, and we are proud of our dedicated teachers and administrators who do so much to educate our talented students from so many different backgrounds and countries. We want to set up our students for success, and…
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Op-Ed | Amnesty for unpaid water bills

May. 9, 2023 By Mayor Eric Adams Water is a precious resource, and New York City has some of the best municipal drinking water on the planet.  Our water comes from reservoirs in the Catskills and beyond, and travels hundreds of miles to reach our taps.  New Yorkers pay just one cent per gallon for…
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