Is Caithness II the Next Shoreham?
Long Island Needs Regionalism

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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.

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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.

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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

    • Is Caithness II The Next Shoreham?

      Long Island may be getting a new power plant. The big question is whether or not Caithness II is sound planning or the next Shoreham. The approvals are rolling in – recently Brookhaven’s town board voted 5-2 to approve a special permit to build the 752-megawatt plant next to the...
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    • Letter to the Editor, TBR Newspapers July 2014

      The following was written in response to an op-ed by Nancy Rauch Douzinas that appeared in TBR Newspapers on July 2nd. Nancy’s piece can be read here. My response letter was published a week later. To the editor: Nancy Rauch Douzina’s latest piece (Transit-Oriented Development is Key to Long Island’s...
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    • Strike Out

      Soon, the Long Island Rail Road could cease to operate thanks to a prolonged labor dispute with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. The clock is ticking, and both sides are a “gulf” apart. While both sides hash it out, Long Islanders are caught in the crossfire. As Long Island Association President...
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    • Long Island Needs Regionalism

      The following appeared in New Geography as a featured article, as well as LIBN’s Young Island. Eric Alexander, the executive director of Vision Long Island, seems to be popping up everywhere on Long Island these days. He was recently quoted in “The Corridor Magazine’s” transportation and infrastructure issue as saying: “Academic...
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    • It’s Academic

      Recently, Vision Long Island shared an interesting article from the Wall Street Journal on Long Island’s blossoming downtown redevelopment scene. In their post, the nonprofit commented that ”some of the regional commentary whether this trend is a good thing or not is academic. The market, community and small business people are the driving force. The best quote...
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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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