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

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

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

Simcha Felder’s Helmet Law: Why You Should Oppose It

Among safe streets and environmental advocates in New York City, the track record of Brooklyn State Senator Simcha Felder is checkered, to say the least. His tenure in Albany is noted for his repeated efforts to block or reverse laws supported by these advocates, including, among others: voting against allowing the city to expand its school speed camera program, repeatedly trying to raise the speed limit along Ocean Parkway to 30 miles an hour (potentially making the street even more dangerous for pedestrians and cyclists), and leading the successful charge to block New York City from enforcing its own tax … Continue reading Simcha Felder’s Helmet Law: Why You Should Oppose It

Andrew Cuomo, Yesterday’s F Train From Hell Is On You and You Alone

From all accounts, it was like a true life version of a Stephen King story. Stuck with no lights and no air conditioning in a hot subway tunnel, riders on an F train were forced to wait it out for an hour, with no notifications of what was going on for half that. Some riders took their shirts and pants off when their clothes became sweaty messes. One woman disrobed under the cover of a jacket for the same reason. Some people felt faint. Anxiety and panic began to settle in for many. When their F train finally pulled into … Continue reading Andrew Cuomo, Yesterday’s F Train From Hell Is On You and You Alone

Introducing the City Blueprint Series

One of the reasons why I started this site was because I wanted a medium where I could explain, as well as possible, my ideas on how to make New York City more livable. In this way, I wanted to create a site that would show work similar in spirit to Andrew Lynch’s work at vanshnookenraggen.com. Now, after setting all of this up, I’ll soon begin to lay out these ideas in the City Blueprint Series. The City Blueprint Series will be an expansive series of posts detailing ideas, large and small, that I believe would make the city a better … Continue reading Introducing the City Blueprint Series