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