Category: Opinion

Two Important Choices to Make

In the June 10 edition of the New York Times, Peter Coy picked up on an urgent proposal made by this writer, in The Village View, that NYC should free curbs of free parking.

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Let’s Just Say Gay

At the end of Bruce Poli’s column “LGBTQ- (minus)?” he writes “Do say Gay.” Indeed we should, but not just metaphorically, as Bruce states. Literally. There is not “universal agreement” (as Bruce writes) over the “correct” acronym to include the full community

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Another Opportunity Missed

In the 2022 midterm elections, Republicans flipped several congressional seats held by Democrats. There has been a lot of debate about how the New York State Democratic party lost these seats, even accounting for the usual loss of districts in a mid-term election. I would like to add another reason why we lost and the reason is in Washington.

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Opinion – What’s the Matter With MSNBC?

Democrats, liberals, progressives, or whatever term you want to use, began to pay more attention to persecuted or politically under-represented groups such as racial minorities, women, gays, immigrants, and others. This attention, called identity politics, became more prominent over the decades and seemed to entirely take over the priorities of the Democratic party.

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The Future of Open Dining: Closing Time is Long Past

New York City is littered with the deteriorating detritus of the pandemic emergency outdoor dining program. Once beautiful and distinctive neighborhoods like Williamsburg, Jackson Heights, Astoria, Chelsea, Chinatown, Flushing and Greenwich Village are now a tangle of makeshift and decaying sheds festooned with fake flowers and sad, limp strings of cheap lights—an embarrassment to their residents and a repellent eyesore to visitors.

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An Ask for Dog Walkers of the Village

An Ask for Dog Walkers of the Village By Shannon McNamara It’s not lost on me that the topic of owners and their dogs (especially here in New York City) is an incredibly personal one. As my brother-in-law once told me, “Shannon,...

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Church and State

OPINION By MARCY PRIKTUR “Don’t tell me about no separation of Church and State. State is the body. Church is the heart. You take the heart out of the body, the body dies.” If you’re like me, when you read this quote, you were...

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Defund, But Do It Right

Defund, But Do It Right OPINION By Alec Pruchnicki, MD Recently, the Progressive Caucus of the New York City Council was ripped apart because of a demand that all members sign a pledge to decrease funding for the police and...

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The Tribute in Light memorial is lit annually in remembrance of loved ones lost. The Display is made up of 88 vertical searchlights arranged in two columns of light to represent the Twin Towers destroyed in the terror attacks on 9.11.2001. Photo by Bob Cooley.

Characters of the Village

  • Rick Kelly, Carmine Street Guitars
    Ever since Rick Kelly was growing up on Long Island and at Bay Shore High School, he was influenced by his machinist father and his German immigrant grandfather’s woodworking hobby in Brooklyn.

Village Pet Pages

  • Corcoran’s First Annual West Village Charity Dog Walk
    A while back I wrote a column about a fun day coming to the West Village for dogs. (Also, cats but dogs are the main focus as cats cannot really be walked on leashes.) This event, “Uniquely Dogs,” will raise money for underprivileged pets, primarily dogs. So, I want to bring you up to speed and let you know what the event will look like and how it will be run.