The cost-of-living crisis is spiraling out of control. Half of New Yorkers cannot afford to meet basic needs like housing, food, transportation, and health care. As a Navy veteran experiencing unemployment and homelessness, I know these challenges first-hand.
Jun. 5, 2023 By Tom Grech Queens is the future, but more than ever we need Albany’s help to make sure it happens. State lawmakers are set to pack their bags and head back to their districts for the rest of 2023, and it increasingly seems like they won’t be taking any housing victories home… Read More
By John O’Reilly, retired attorney and former public official
“You ain’t seen nothing yet. B-b-baby, you just ain’t seen n-n-nothing yet.”
Randy Bachman’s lyrics written in 1974 provide a perspective on the emerging tidal wave of development in Sunnyside/Long Island City and the potential decking of the Sunnyside Rail Yards for possible housing and commercial developments.…
OPINION June 15, By John O’Reilly
During recent Community Board 2 meetings, the term “transparency” has been used with greater frequency to describe the Board and its various committees’ actions and functions. Is this description accurate? No. Community Board 2 fails to make important community information easily accessible and does not provide details about who sits on the Board and how its decisions are made.…