The following appeared in the April 18, 2015 edition of the New York Daily News on page 25. You can read the original here.
Syosset, L.I.: Re “The unkindest cut” (editorial, April 16): The conversion of valuable industrial and manufacturing sectors to residential use in New York City is troubling, but the flight of the middle class from both the city and its neighboring suburbs is even more so. Manufacturing is a vital component of any region’s economic engine, yet we often try to make a place the next “up and coming” neighborhood without thinking of the long-term impact. By doing so, we’re depriving the tri-state region of an economy that is multifaceted and more resistant to economic downturns. Our regional woes cannot be solved by an influx of residential development alone. We would benefit from a holistic approach. Rich Murdocco