Disassembling Liz Crowley’s Dumb Light Rail on the Bushwick Branch Idea


Crowley standing with a map that shows the Bushwick branch as part of light rail network – photo credit: DNAinfo.com/Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska If there’s one thing I can’t get enough of, it’s stupid politicians with stupid ideas talking about things they clearly don’t know anything about.

Abandoned LIRR Woodhaven Blvd Station (Rockaway Beach Branch)


The Woodhaven blvd rockaway beach branch station is an important neighborhood piece of infrastructure that currently sits in ruins.

How can we use technology to help with subway station crowding?

Like most New Yorkers, I’ve noticed that subway stations are getting very crowded these days. As a UX designer, I wanted to take a closer look at this problem, and to strategize ways to address it.

Landmarked NYPD 68pct targeted for demolition.


Unbelievable but true, the city now wants to de-landmark a building.

How the democratic party lost me


I was born and raised a democrat. If there’s one thing my dad loved to do, it was to offer up commentary on whatever was happening in local and federal politics. He was pretty well-read for the times, and he never seemed to care about the popularity of his opinions. Today I find myself a […]

Another first person account of Voter Fraud during the NY State Primary (2016).


For over 2 decades, a faded, red and tan voter registration card has kept its place in my wallet. This past month I learned it has absolutely no value, and that my voter registration has disappeared.

NYCHA Auto Graveyard: State Sponsored Blight


For one NYC housing project, it’s the 1970 & 80s all over again.

LIC Elks Lodge – Developer Vandalism Edition


In LIC, a new preservation battle has escalated quickly.

The abandoned northern end of Bushwick Inlet Park


In 2005, a large swath of the north Brooklyn waterfront was rezoned. To gain community approval for this rezoning, a large 28 acre park surrounding Bushwick Inlet was promised, and never delivered.

Let’s fix NYC’s snow-filled crosswalk problem


Every time NYC is hit with a blizzard, the government does two things: 1) they plow all of the streets as quickly as they can and 2) they reopen mass transit as soon as possible. The third piece of the puzzle, clearing sidewalks and crosswalks, is seen as “not our problem” by our elected officials.