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NY’s Snow Parking Problem

When I went to school at the University at Albany, I lived in the downtown dorms which meant that if I wanted to have a car I had to deal with street parking. During my first snowstorm I heard on the radio that a Snow Emergency was in effect, and that all of the cars parked on […]

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32 images that answer: “How Long is Long Island?”

Using a tool called MAPfrappe I’ve put together some images that compare the geographic scale of Long Island to other places in our region, and across the world. As I’ve mentioned before, even though I live in Brooklyn I consider myself a Long Islander. I am from a town on the north shore called Mt. […]

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New York’s other transit system. Sketches of the PATH.

So I’ve been working recently in Newark. As a lifelong Long Islander (Brooklyn IS Long Island) I hadn’t actually had much of a reason to travel to Newark before (honestly we’re indoctrinated to not think of New Jersey too much), and had never much thought about the PATH. PATH stands for Port Authority Trans Hudson […]

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NYCC and Proposed Convention Center

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On October 11-14 the Javits center in Manhattan hosted the NYC Comic Con. I asked participants what they thought of the current convention venue at the Javits center, and what they think about Andrew Cuomos’ new proposed convention center/casino at the Aquaduct in Queens.

If you haven’t heard of it it’s okay…. most of them hadn’t either.

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Trickle Down Government and the Role of City Planning

In the October 3rd US Presidential debate between Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama, Mitt Romney criticized the current state of the federal government by using the term “trickle down government”. The turn of phrase is a striking one because means two things; first that the political right in this nation is willing to abandon […]

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