Politics

When you explore as much of NYC as we have, you can't help but to notice trends and issues - many of which our (often corrupt) elected officials ignore. It leaves us with a choice: advocate change and accountability, or sit aside watching the real crooks get away with crimes against society that we (the people they like to paint as crooks) never even consider

First responder staffing:

We are leading a budding effort to reopen firehouses that Bloomberg so short-sightedly closed, and calling out efforts to cut staffing (via attrition) despite massive population growth.

Photographers rights / Smart transit solutions

We love infrastructure and advocate for the sensible development thereof, without ridiculous rules.

Wins: In 2004 We disrupted and destroyed an MTA effort to ban photography within the subway system (even on platforms).

Green space:

We defend and advocate for open green spaces.

Wins: Willow lake trail reopened after we shamed the government into action.


St. Saviours: The Historic Church that the NYC Government refused to save.

10 years ago, the NYC government had an opportunity to save a historic church in Maspeth, Queens. Nearly every elected official involved either dropped the ball or did not care.



RIP DNAInfo/Gothamist

Late yesterday, news broke that Billionaire Joe Ricketts has shut down two major NYC online news outlets: Gothamist on and DNAInfo.



“QNS” Lower Montauk transit plan remains vague and deceptive two years later.

I really want to be explicit about this: I am one of the biggest transit advocates you’ll ever meet. Strong transit options are what made NYC a great city, and could be leveraged further to make it one of the most ecologically sustainable cities on the planet. Unfortunately our subway and rail systems have not […]



The LIC Elks Lodge was destroyed by Slumlords.

Down to the first floor as of this morning. A little over one year ago, this website was the first to report the start of demolition work at the former Elks Lodge in L.I.C. Over the course of this last year, we often posted updates on the building’s status to Twitter. The destruction of this […]



NYC’s Slush Filled Crosswalks: A disturbing case study.

On the afternoon of March 15th 2017, nearly 24 hours after a major snow storm dumped a few inches of snow in much of NYC, I took a walk from Court Square to 50th avenue along Jackson avenue in LIC. The purpose of this trip was to document the various snow shoveling efforts of property […]



The 5 Fatal Flaws of BQX.

In February of 2016, New York City Mayor DeBlasio unveiled a plan for the city to build a street car/light rail line along the Brooklyn and Queens waterfront in conjunction with an organization known as ‘Friends of BQX”. Since then, there has been no shortage of arguments, some for and many against the proposal. This […]



L.I.C.’s embarrassing ‘chewed up bubblegum’ sculpture installed.

“What the hell is that? Are they trying to distract drivers more”? This was the first comment I heard from a passerby as I watched a work crew installing L.I.C.’s newest, and arguably ugliest piece of public art. The work, commissioned by the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, was first planned over two years ago. […]



Make yourself great again, 2016.

The way to ‘make America great again’ isn’t by kicking and screaming that ‘they took our jobs’. Globalization happened, the horse left the barn over 20 years ago. NAFTA was written by the teams of GW Bush 1, Carlos Salinas de Gortari, and Brian Mulroney. You can blame both houses Bush and Clinton for that […]