Category Archives: Bonus posts

NYC’s voting schedule leads to disenfranchisement

A precedent set by the consolidation of New York City in 1898 disenfranchised nearly one million New Yorkers in 2014 alone. Continue reading

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Clearing up some facts about Lightstone’s Gowanus agreement

One reason you don’t see a lot written on the cleanup of the Gowanus: the process is absurdly wonky. Continue reading

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A Butterfly Grows in Brooklyn

As I was walking home last night, I came upon a rare sight: a caterpillar climbing to the sky. Continue reading

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What I learned at the Department of Buildings

In researching the demolition of the Kentile Floors sign: a long morning in a municipal building, and a few lessons learned. Continue reading

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The Vignelli subway map of the future

I had some fun editing the current Vignelli diagram to include the planned future routes of our city. Continue reading

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Spring is here: turning on the parks’ drinking fountains

Last Tuesday, I spent the morning with a few plumbers from the Parks Department. Continue reading

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The 1936 “safari” to find the Atlantic Avenue Tunnel

A few weeks ago, The Verge published a feature on the abandoned Atlantic Avenue Tunnel, the oldest subway tunnel in the world. Adrianne Jeffries chronicles its 180-year history, including the various rumors surrounding its use (bootlegger lair, Nazi hideout) and … Continue reading

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