Insights on the Future of Long Island
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Housing
The fact is, we need 41,429 affordable units to meet the ever-growing demand. A policy solution can’t be wrapped in a feel good online presentation, helmed by the developers and housing advocates.

Long Island's

Environment
On Long Island, it's been said that our environment is our economy, and our economy is the environment. The linkage between land use and water quality is very strong.

Long Island's

Economy
Long Island needs to start diversifying its regional economy if we’re going to shake off the shackles of the recession, and create a region for future generations to grow.
  • Latest Blog Posts

    • The Foggiest Five: Neal Lewis, Executive Director, Sustainability Institute at Molloy College

      The following are answers to The Foggiest Five, a set of questions asked to influential Long Islanders on the future of the region. This round features Neal Lewis, who is Executive Director of the Sustainability Institute at Molloy College. Neal’s answers reflect his experience helping to shape environmental policy. The...
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    • Made On Long Island

      Once, the sounds of industry echoed across Long Island. Once, the product of thousands of hours of labor thundered overhead. But now, these companies and their quality jobs are gone, and we’re worse off for it. Across the region, areas that once created jet engines, HUDs and navigation equipment now...
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    • Insight on the Future of Long Island

      Recently, the Foggiest Idea launched an all-new feature called The Foggiest Five, which asks influential Long Islanders five questions regarding the future of the region. The feedback to the feature has been positive, with the first round of answers by Suffolk County’s Chief Planner Andrew Freleng generating much discussion on...
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    • The Foggiest Five: Andrew Freleng, Chief Planner, Suffolk County

      The Foggiest Five is a series of questions that have been asked to people of influence in land use and policymakers across Long Island. The series will be featured on The Foggiest Idea regularly. Many thanks to Andy Freleng of Suffolk County for taking the first step into the brave...
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    • Forward Thinking

      One county sprang up in the shadows of old money estates and from the soils of the vacant plains, while the other saw a steady march of growth east across the pitch pine forests and rocky coastline. In the present day, it’s hard to escape the bustle of Long Island’s...
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About

I am a Long Islander who shares my passion with the rest of the Island.

The goal of my writing is to put both my education and experience in land use to work. I feel that Long Island’s residents are the most important resource this region has. Long Island has complex challenges that unfortunately, have been the status quo for decades.

In 2010, I set out to create a public resource for information on Long Island’s land use issues, available to all who are interested. The Foggiest Idea was created to provide simple, easily approachable insights to Long Island’s complex issues.

 

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