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.


A Better Plan for Queens Transit Needs

In a separate post, I dissected Elizabeth Crowley’s ‘Light Rail to The Mall’ plan. Realizing this probably makes me look like a really mean spirited guy, allow me to put forth a far more superior plan.



Disassembling Crowley’s Light Rail to The Mall plan

The abandoned Glendale “Station”. There have been some recent news stories about the NYC city council trying to plan some better transit options around NYC – one of those ideas is to revive passenger train service along the ‘Lower Montauk’ tracks through Queens.



Flushing Airport, Fire Salvage, and the only NYC Fire Rig to ever be abandoned.

When we went to flushing airport, it was just a few days after the 9/11 attack on the world trade center.



NYC DOT / 311 Does not want to hear road repaving complaints (Updated)

NYC’s 311 website is not accepting complaints for streets that need repaving.



Updated: Why 1000 new cops won’t increase NYPD patrols

The City Council and Mayor Bill DeBlasio are currently debating whether or not to hire 1000 new police officers.



More People, No significant new city services: LIC Edition

As anyone who has been paying attention (or read my last article) knows, the neighborhoods of Greenpoint, Williamsburg, LIC (and soon Astoria) have been seeing massive increases in population without significant associated increases in city services (first responders, transit, schools, hospitals, etc). We already know this is a problem. This article is will focus on […]



Reopen Closed LIC & Williamsburg Fire Houses

The abandoned FDNY Engine 212 firehouse in 2006. Over the last 10 years, Long Island City (LIC), Williamsburg and Greenpoint transformed from neglected low-population industrial neighborhoods to tightly packed thriving residential areas. Dozens of factories and warehouses have been replaced with high rise apartment buildings. Basic NYC government services have not kept pace with the […]