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

June 25th, 2015

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

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

June 10th, 2015


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

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.

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…)

Backpack ban? #MTAOffMyBack !

November 18th, 2014

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

10 years ago today we took on the MTA & NYPD and won.

June 5th, 2014

In the late spring of 2004, the NYC MTA considered banning all photography in and around the subway system. They did so at the request of the NYPD, who grew afraid that terrorists were documenting the subway system to plan future terror attacks.

We found this notion to be paranoid and dangerous - an infringement upon our constitutional rights. Criminalizing photography? No way. We immediately decided to hold a protest.

Astoria Mountain Park: An idea whose time has come.

March 10th, 2014

On the northeast border of Astoria, there is a forest covered urban mountain whose origins are shrouded in mystery. This would make a great location for a very unique new park. Unfortunately though, this forest and 'mountain' may be bulldozed soon.


Who wants to play Bloomberg-opoly?

December 30th, 2013

A few years ago a goon I know created this - I thought it'd be nice to updated it a little and bring back for Bloomberg's finally few hours in office.

Motorcycle Anarchy fixed in one easy step.

October 2nd, 2013

The cure to crazy motorcyclists swarming the roads of NYC is simple: let them have a Sunday morning to go for a drive free of car traffic.

The Triboro RX: An RX for disaster.

August 22nd, 2013

Do you want to see the city spend 10s of millions of dollars condemning hundreds family homes? Would you like to see severe service disruptions to the N and Q lines in Queens, including a potential full closure (to last months, or years) of the entire route between Queensboro Plaza and Ditmars blvd? Do you want to pay more in taxes to have your household trash trucked out of NYC? Or perhaps even see the reopening of the Staten Island landfill? Do you want to pay more for everything from Chinese food to plywood at Home Depot, and even higher rents in new buildings?

If the 'Triboro RX' subway line were to be built, all of the above would happen. This might sound like hyperbole, but when you take a serious look at the facts I'm going to lay out, you'll see what I mean.
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