Mostly housing (pretty YIMBY), Transpo (BanCars), occasional gadfly/parent. SF/DEU/MD/DE/SF/NYC. He/him.

Kew Gardens, NY
Joined January 2011
Queens is a magical place where cars have a right to housing and people don't.
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Deleted a previous twete bc Suozzi seems like he might represent the above average of gubernatorial candidates on housing in spite of him being from Nassau County.
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Krugman is usually good on this stuff, so correct him gently him for confusing Houston with the rest of the state of Texas.
Hmm. Texas was supposed to stay affordable because of weak zoning and not much Nimbyism. Curious why that isn't limiting prices in Austin nytimes.com/2021/11/27/us/au…
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GB Metz On Becoming the Joker retweeted
100 PERCENT of @wirecutterunion is ON STRIKE starting today! These posts are brought to you by NYT assigning work to middle managers & freelancers instead of paying @wirecutterunion a TOTAL OF $300,000 in raises distributed across 66 PEOPLE! NYT has ONE BILLION DOLLARS in cash!
With an avalanche of early Black Friday promotions, @wirecutter separates the deals from the duds. nyti.ms/3cMMnA5
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This is like choosing which Nazi to out on trial first.
Eliminate one from Thanksgiving...FOREVER 🦃 🥧 🍽️
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(Thanksgiving food is bad, is what I'm saying.)
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Found out a freelance videographer who does events for us is not vaccinated and beyond everything else, that just seems like a terrible career choice.
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Replace "cars" with "guns" and you'll quickly see why this is a ludicrous statement.
I don't own a car, and I hate cars. But I recognize that other people love cars. It's like realizing that most people like the Eagles. You can get as mad as you want, but at the end of the day you live in a world where you're going to have to hear "Hotel California" a lot.
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In related news, @QueensDAKatz reaffirms every Queens driver's inalienable right to murder someone as long as the weapon of choice is a car.
Queens DA Melinda Katz's office has decided not to prosecute the driver who fatally ran over Xing Long Lin, who was working as a delivery driver in Astoria, in April. The DA's office concluded their investigation last week. Story to come. Recap here. queenseagle.com/all/communit…
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On one side you have ppl who see (correctly) cities as job markets, on the other cities as a luxury product that must be gate kept I don't make the rules.
The NYC Council’s Black, Latino and Asian Caucus has just about declared war on NIMBYism. This statement below on opposition to the blood center is scorched earth.
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(what I'm saying is that @nilocobau's least popular take continues to be correct and on the side of the angels.)
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The first step in making a difference is showing up, unless you're in the NY Assembly, apparently.
Replying to @dahvnyc
The MTA sent its A-team but there are only two assembly members here so far: Authorities & Corporations Com't Chair Amy Paulin, and Robert Carroll.
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.@SecretaryPete if you want to cook with spent nuclear rods, this is where you start.
If you're wondering why we can't have nice infrastructure or public services, it's because every US program has to double as a jobs program.
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New York desperately needs a version of @California_HCD to turn loose on Nassau and Suffolk counties.
Today the State, via @California_HCD, informed SF that the Board of Supervisors may have violated state housing law by rejecting recent projects (eg Stevenson St) & that SF may be violating state law with an overly extensive housing permit process. Harsh yet entirely appropriate
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Evil is its own reward.
why don’t any of the bad people have burnout
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The unfortunate punctuation choices in ICSC's "Here, We Go." show is fine-tuned to troll specifically me.
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My fucking God, made worse knowing SUVs' propensity for killing people above and beyond just getting hit by a car.
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GB Metz On Becoming the Joker retweeted
From @IPCC_CH 2018 WG3 chapter on urbanization ipcc.ch/site/assets/uploads/… "Urban density affects GHG emissions in two primary ways": shorter distances & mode shift. " Urban density is thus a necessary—but not a sufficient—condition for low-carbon cities." (952)
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This seems to discount the magic that happens when the shorts come out and the pitchers get filled with ice while New Yorkers celebrate the start of Indoor Summer.
How steam heat was enlisted to fight the Spanish Flu, and ended up overheating your apartment. #citylabarchive trib.al/rQCwnAd
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