UPDATE: On That NYCFC Stadium Proposal Thing

Since the first post about the proposed stadium went online, news has come out that further limits the chances of it becoming a reality. According to several sources, NYCFC doesn’t, in fact, view this site as a priority for a new stadium, with the team’s president going far enough to say that they are looking at other sites more closely than the South Bronx proposal highlighted in the previous piece. While this doesn’t completely eliminate the chances of the stadium happening, the fact that NYCFC are publicly labeling this site as low priority doesn’t bode well for the site’s chances, … Continue reading UPDATE: On That NYCFC Stadium Proposal Thing

Mini Blueprint: Fixing the R and W Trains in Lower Manhattan and Downtown Brooklyn

Between Canal Street and DeKalb Avenue, R and W trains pass through some of the quirkiest sections of the subway. From Canal Street to City Hall, the line has 4 tracks that lead into a two-level station at City Hall, … Continue reading Mini Blueprint: Fixing the R and W Trains in Lower Manhattan and Downtown Brooklyn

Update

As some of you may have noticed, I haven’t posted a long-form City Blueprint post in a while. This is because, over the past few months, college applications and other non-blog related obligations have hindered my ability to do research, create renderings, and do other labor-intensive aspects of those posts in my free time. Thankfully, now that college applications are done (fingers crossed), I can devote more of my free time to these posts. With that being said, I should have a new, long-form City Blueprint post up by the end of the month. In addition, just so this blog … Continue reading Update

A Liberal Bastion With Racist Transit Enforcement

It was around 2:30 PM yesterday that a Bx12 Select Bus I was traveling on stopped somewhere in the Bronx between the Harlem River and Grand Concourse. The doors opened, and almost immediately came the shouts, more like barks, of NYPD fare enforcers telling people to have their fare receipts ready for inspection. Begrudgingly I dug mine out, the enforcement agent pausing awkwardly in the aisle as I searched my pockets. I found it and handed it over to the agent, who proceeded to inspect it with the same level of detail as a bank teller looking for counterfeit bills. … Continue reading A Liberal Bastion With Racist Transit Enforcement

Andrew Cuomo’s Transit-less State of the State

From the perspective of someone who didn’t watch Andrew Cuomo’s State of the State address, I hear it was just as grandiose as I expected it to be. It was an hour and a half long, the number of things he proposed soon bordered on ridiculous, and the proposals were just as grand and bombastic as you would expect from the governor whose campaign motto can best be summed up as “Make New York Great Again.” Not to say that all of his proposals were bad (his social reform proposals generally fall along somewhat-progressive lines, and I actually like his … Continue reading Andrew Cuomo’s Transit-less State of the State

Bill de Blasio: The Counterfeit Progressive

On October 19th, Mayor Bill de Blasio, the self-proclaimed progressive mayor of New York, gathered the press and some of his police officials to a press conference to announce the beginning of a crackdown on what he announced to be a menace to New York City’s streets. He described the risk the menace posed in stark terms, describing how the sinister machines on his radar go “the wrong way on streets, weaving through traffic, sometimes going on sidewalks.” In the course of that press conference, he depicted these machines as life threatening and dangerous, and as an issue that must … Continue reading Bill de Blasio: The Counterfeit Progressive