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

June 10th, 2015


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

More People, No significant new city services: LIC Edition

June 1st, 2015


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 LIC and clarify the scope of this problem.
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Reopen Closed LIC & Williamsburg Fire Houses

May 18th, 2015


Crew quarters
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 growing population, and one of the most overlooked and life threatening of those services is the NYC fire department.
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100 years ago today the most delightful subway construction accident took place

March 27th, 2015


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Atlantic Avenue Tunnel – an uninspected potential public safety disaster.

March 23rd, 2015


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Forget the air train or a subway extension – build a Busway from Manhattan to LaGuardia

February 6th, 2015


The idea:
We should build an entirely new bus-only (or maybe light rail) route to LaGuardia (LGA). (more…)

Check out our New Etsy Shop

January 28th, 2015


Coming off the heels of the highly successful Strictly New York photography show, I decided it's long overdue that I offer some prints for sale. I'm teaming up with Etsy on this one because they offer a really easy to set up online shop, low fees and widely known trust-able platform.
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Strictly NY 2

January 12th, 2015




Warriors, come out and play-yeaay!


Come on out and check out some photos that are a cut above (or in my case, a slice of life below...).

January 23, 2015 @ 7:00 pm (opening - photos will be up all weekend)

Where:
Pandemic Gallery
22 Waverly Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11205
USA


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How Jeffrey Gamblero/Vanchiro – aka Korn – did NOT kill himself.

December 15th, 2014


This morning, news broke online that Jeffrey "Gamblero" Vanchiro, (know to many as a Brooklyn Nets 'superfan' and from his graffiti name: Korn, of Smart Crew) passed away as a result from injuries sustained when he jumped out of a second floor window. The sudden manner in which he died has lead to a lot of confusion by many who either knew him directly or respected his art & style. How did he die? Why would he apparently kill himself?
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Backpack ban? #MTAOffMyBack !

November 18th, 2014


On November 17, 2014, MTA board member Charles Moerdler stated "I’d like to ban them, frankly",