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.

Vancouver Vs. NYC Subway Tunnel construction

This was one of the easiest subway tunnel explorations I’ve ever done. It is the mouth of the tunnel for the new ‘Canada Line’ subway route in Vancouver, B.C.

The government officially calls explorers and graffiti artists ‘terrorists’.

It took them a long time to get to it, but the US government has finally taken the leap and called explorers and graffiti artists ‘terrorists’.

The Country of No

When we were growing up, we were always told no. No, you sit across the street from school waiting for friends (cops would chase you away). No you can’t get a car. No you can’t grow your hair out, or wear those pants. No you can’t have this, drink that, or smoke the green stuff. […]

NYC Traffic Fiasco

NYC’s current DOT commissioner, Janette ‘the sadist’ Khan, believes that NYC’s traffic needs to be ‘calmed’. To this bitch, I say “traffic will be calmer when it fucking moves”.

‘Queensway’ – So much for democracy?

Here is a story that will frustrate anyone who has ever been tasked with trying to get to JFK airport from anywhere in NYC. Instead of reusing a branch of the LIRR which was shut down back in the 1962 (when LIRR was the red-headed stepchild of the Pennsylvania railroad – which looted its cash), […]

Freight Rail ‘detour’ in Queens: A Bad Idea.

Over the last few years a group of NIMBYS in central Queens have been basically advocating for the eradication of rail freight through Queens. The people behind this campaign seem to live close to Fresh Pond Yard (which has been a rail yard since at least 1906). After years of freight rail decline and the […]

How much does it cost to arrest a graffiti writer?

Low flying helicopter leads to graffiti arrests Many Sunnyside residents were awoken in the early hours of Monday morning by a low-flying police helicopter. The helicopter was flying over 42nd and Queens Blvd at 2:00am as police were pursuing three teenagers who were tagging the building above Dunkin’ Donuts. The police tracked them down and […]

There is no snow in NYC!

The city is going fine, Broadway shows were full last night. There are lots of tourists here enjoying themselves. – Mike Bloomberg For anyone that doesn’t get it Epic Photoshop cred: Grep