The following was emailed to subscribers of The Foggiest Idea’s mailing list on December 23rd, 2016. You can sign up for the email list at the lower left-hand corner of this page.
I am happy to report that 2016 was a banner year for The Foggiest Idea. Thanks to your support and readership, a record number of Long Islanders have diverse perspectives regarding the development issues that impact their neighborhoods, communities, and region as a whole.
Accomplishments of 2016 include:
– Published work and quotes in a diverse array of publications, including The Real Deal, Crain’s NY, and TheStreet, as well as within longtime supporters such as Newsday, The Long Island Press, LIBN, and Long Island Pulse Magazine. There are exciting works in progress for 2017 as well!
– Multiple presentations were given to local civic organizations, with local libraries on the horizon for 2017. The first library presentation will be given at the Sachem Public Library on Monday, January 23 at 7 PM.
– Increased public and civic participation, allowing for The Foggiest Idea to not only bring awareness to development issues, but craft policy solutions to address them directly.
– Measurable momentum on the LIRR’s Third Track effort, a project that is critical to the future of Long Island’s economy.
– The Foggiest Idea, working with CBS 2 NY’s Carolyn Gusoff, was instrumental in the Federal Railroad Administration’s decision to not pursue a high-speed rail option that would have disrupted communities across Long Island.
– Record readership, as well as higher levels of reader participation and engagement.
That last in point is especially important – Without your feedback, encouragement, and engagement, The Foggiest Idea‘s efforts to create a better Long Island wouldn’t have been nearly as successful. Thank you very much, and I look forward to continue working with you on exciting new things all in the new year.
From the Murdocco family to yours, happy holidays!
The Foggiest Idea