Be Realistic About LI's Future
Is LI's Future Biomedical?

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

    • The Foggiest Idea in Newsday: Be Realistic, Honest About Long Island’s Future

      The following appeared in Newsday in both print, on page A23, and online, on March 2nd, 2015. You can read the online version here. Long Island’s regional future is not being guided by thoughtful analysis, but by a patchwork of specialized studies that put the needs of special interests above...
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    • Public Comments: Nassau Comptroller Maragos’ Nassau 2025

      The following was read for the public record on February 26, 2015   Good afternoon. My name is Richard Murdocco. I am a lifelong Long Islander, and at 28, am a young professional who is currently building a life in the region. I have my Masters in Public Policy from...
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    • All Style, No Substance

      It would seem to an outsider after reading recent headlines in various local and regional newspapers that Long Island is short on high paying jobs, yet has surplus amounts of taxes to go around. To make matters worse, the roads are decaying, downtowns are dying and youth are fleeing at...
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    • Is Long Island’s Future Biomedical?

      The Long Island Index, partnering with the Long Island Association, issued a new report yesterday that explores expanding the biomedical sector on Long Island, along with the creation of expanded housing opportunities to help support this growth and the workers it will bring to the region. The report, entitled Long Island’s...
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    • Long Island Is Dying…Yet Again

      As my friend Jim Russell, a demographer who writes for Pacific Standard Magazine would say, it seems that Long Island is dying…yet again. A new survey, conducted by Jeffery Guillot’s Suburban Millennial Institute has shown that 64% of young adult Long Islanders are looking to stay on Long Island, while...
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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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