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.


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.

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



How the democratic party lost me

VoteNoOne

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).

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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

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



LIC Elks Lodge – Developer Vandalism Edition

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In LIC, a new preservation battle has escalated quickly.



The abandoned northern end of Bushwick Inlet Park

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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

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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.