A Convenient Narrative
Are We Prepared?

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.
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    • A Convenient Narrative

      Often, I’ve written regarding the merits of diversification. In order to succeed, Long Island needs to take a holistic look at its regional economy, and work to diversify industries beyond the retail and hospitality sectors. The argument for diversification goes beyond economics – our approach to development must be diversified as well. In...
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    • Featured on the Daily Blu: Rich Murdocco

      Recently, I appeared on Karin Caro’s “The Daily Blu,” an online program that interviews Long Islanders on a variety of topics. My discussion focused on my work with my website, TheFoggiestIdea.org, and the segment I started, entitled The Foggiest Five, in which I ask influential Long Islanders five questions concerning our...
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    • Are We Prepared?

      The rains came swiftly, and the flooding came suddenly. As the sun rose across Nassau & Suffolk Counties, Long Islanders awoke to their transportation network crippled by record-setting rains. Islip-MacArthur Airport saw a record shattering 13.26″ of rain. According to Mike Leona, a friend of the Foggiest Idea and Long...
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    • A Healthy LIE Is Our Best Hope

      The following was written as published Op-Ed in Long Island Business News’ August 7th issue. The online version of the piece can be read here. Ah, the Long Island Expressway. Everyone loves to hate it, but picture Long Island without it. Ever since the final stretch was completed in 1972,...
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    • Yip Yip Yaphank

      From an urban-planning standpoint, the Town of Brookhaven is one of the most interesting municipalities on Long Island. Standing on the fringe of Long Island’s suburban/rural divide, the township contains some of our region’s last large and vacant parcels that aren’t limited by the Pine Barrens Act. One such parcel...
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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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