Long Island 2045
Elephants in the Room

Long Island's

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

    • Susan Axelrod: Hurricane Sandy – The Effects Are Lingering, Big Time

      The following was written on August 26, 2014 by Susan Axelrod, founder of Love & Quiches, based in the Village of Freeport, NY. Susan regularly writes on her blog, Susan’s Sweet Talk. Susan’s views are her own, and do not represent those of The Foggiest Idea. I never expected to...
      Read more
    • Long Island 2045

      John wakes up at 6 a.m. and silences his buzzing iPhone. His wife, Jill, is still sleeping, while the cats, nestled near the window sill barely move. It’s still dark outside, but the LED streetlight shine through the shades, while the soft blue glow of the cable box allows him...
      Read more
    • Elephants in the Room

      If you follow @TheFoggiestIdea on Twitter, you know that it has been a busy two days. Two events, one aimed at shaping the future of Long Island and the other to study where we have been/where we are going, were held. On Monday, Destination LI held its #LIREDI conference, which focused on...
      Read more
    • Consider the Source

      In the Oct. 3 edition of LIBN, fellow policy writer Martin Cantor penned the following: “Naysayers get caught in the weeds of survey methodology as justification for ignoring them but the trending message that two recent surveys send shouldn’t be overlooked by public policy makers.”  I, and other professionals like...
      Read more
    • The Foggiest Five: Hilary Topper, President, HJMT Public Relations Inc.

      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 answers from Hilary Topper, CEO of HJMT Public Relations Inc. The views presented are the author’s alone, and do not represent those of The Foggiest...
      Read more

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.

 

Read more