Politics

When you explore as much of NYC as we have, you can't help but to notice trends and issues - many of which our (often corrupt) elected officials ignore. It leaves us with a choice: advocate change and accountability, or sit aside watching the real crooks get away with crimes against society that we (the people they like to paint as crooks) never even consider

First responder staffing:

We are leading a budding effort to reopen firehouses that Bloomberg so short-sightedly closed, and calling out efforts to cut staffing (via attrition) despite massive population growth.

Photographers rights / Smart transit solutions

We love infrastructure and advocate for the sensible development thereof, without ridiculous rules.

Wins: In 2004 We disrupted and destroyed an MTA effort to ban photography within the subway system (even on platforms).

Green space:

We defend and advocate for open green spaces.

Wins: Willow lake trail reopened after we shamed the government into action.


L.I.C.’s embarrassing ‘chewed up bubblegum’ sculpture installed.

“What the hell is that? Are they trying to distract drivers more”? This was the first comment I heard from a passerby as I watched a work crew installing L.I.C.’s newest, and arguably ugliest piece of public art. The work, commissioned by the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, was first planned over two years ago. […]



Make yourself great again, 2016.

The way to ‘make America great again’ isn’t by kicking and screaming that ‘they took our jobs’. Globalization happened, the horse left the barn over 20 years ago. NAFTA was written by the teams of GW Bush 1, Carlos Salinas de Gortari, and Brian Mulroney. You can blame both houses Bush and Clinton for that […]



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.