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NYC, where Revenue is more important than Rescue

November 18th, 2015

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What’s more important, writing tickets or allowing a fire truck to pass? For at least one NYPD ticket agent, tickets are far more important.
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A Better Plan for Queens Transit Needs

October 28th, 2015

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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.
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Disassembling Crowley’s Light Rail to The Mall plan

October 22nd, 2015

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

September 10th, 2015

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

Cuomo’s excuses on the Hudson river tunnels are disgusting.

August 25th, 2015

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

June 25th, 2015

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NYC’s 311 website is not accepting complaints for streets that need repaving.
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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. Get the details —>

More People, No significant new city services: LIC Edition

June 1st, 2015

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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

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

February 6th, 2015

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The idea:
We should build an entirely new bus-only (or maybe light rail) route to LaGuardia (LGA). Get the details —>

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