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Todd Shipyard Walk Through Video

July 27th, 2016

Something from deep in the LTV archives…

For a whole lot more on the history of this shipyard, check out this 10 year old post we did on it.

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

July 12th, 2016

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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.
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FR8 Chronicles 44 – Hoodside

July 11th, 2016

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Landmarked NYPD 68pct targeted for demolition.

June 14th, 2016

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Unbelievable but true, the city now wants to de-landmark a building.
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How the democratic party lost me

June 8th, 2016

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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 little bit in his shoes: up early in the morning thinking about this stuff (though it’s the start of my day, for him, it was the end of the night shift).
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FR8 Chronicles 43 – Bird Layup

June 1st, 2016

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Views from 43-10 23rd street, LIC. “7 line factory”

May 24th, 2016

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I had my eye on this place for awhile.
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Book Review: Probation Vacation: Lost In Asia by Utah & Ether

May 23rd, 2016

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This book is a must have for transit vandals, and a ‘you should probably get this’ for those interested in transit systems and exploring.
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Eppens-Smith Coffee Rooftop

May 16th, 2016

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Eppen-Smith building to the right

LIC’s forgotten coffee factory.
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Review Storage, Former Owens-Illinois LIC Property

May 12th, 2016

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I spot this security guy in the distance practically running in my direction.
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