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Why I’ll probably never be a staff writer

I refuse to sacrifice quality or reputation to get page views. Being a staff writer would probably force me to compromise that. Continue reading

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The “are you pregnant?” logic test

I like simple heuristics for complex questions. While they’re not substitutes for critical thinking, these rules of thumb are often a good way to identify the appropriate course of action. You’re already familiar with my two-step approach to policy. Another … Continue reading

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Buckle your seat belts – some big posts are coming

The last few weeks, I’ve been following Jerry Seinfeld’s productivity trick, if only in my head. You can only mark an X on a large calendar if you write something on that day. Take it, Jerry: “After a few days you’ll … Continue reading

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Why I support livable streets

Even if you’ve been following the sometimes-insane reporting on livable-streets issues in New York media for many years, two pieces this weekend probably made your jaw drop. In the Daily News, fellow Park Slope resident Joshua Greenman sings a paean to the … Continue reading

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Bikeshare: the gateway drug to cycling

The Post on Monday interviewed Frank Arroyo, a bike-shop owner who thinks Citi Bike is going to drive him out of business. (It’s so inane – and the Post in general is such a worthless piece of garbage – that I’m not going … Continue reading

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Running Brooklyn: Red Hook

I had the pleasure of running in Red Hook three days in a row this weekend. The culmination of this streak was the Red Hook Criterion on Saturday night. The Crit, as it is known, is in its sixth year. … Continue reading

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