Last week, developers of a proposed massive project at the Coliseum dubbed “the Nassau Hub” unveiled their plans to county officials and residents at a public hearing. The developers, which included Scott Rechler of RXR Realty and Brett Yormark...
When Assemblyman Anthony D’Urso announced last week that the Department of Transportation will resurface the Northern State Parkway next summer, my initial thought was, “Oh, good.” But then my mind wandered to that next summer, sitting somewhere between the...
Back in 2009, I worked for a community newspaper in Queens. One of the many beats I covered as a youngish, perpetually broke reporter was the western edge of the borough—specifically, Long Island City. While by then it was...
One of the things that stands out most poignantly about my college days is my favorite professor, Mrs. Huff, dedicating an entire portion of the semester to the importance of community journalism. Since I was just a young, dumb...
“Our votes don’t count anyway, so why should I bother?” You’ve surely heard this or a similar sentiment from someone in your life, or said it yourself. It could come from a place of privilege—believing your life won’t be affected...
Last Saturday, 30,000 people stampeded out of Central Park. They abandoned their beach towels, their sneakers, their snacks and all hope of seeing Janet Jackson in concert and ran for their lives. If you didn’t hear about this on the...