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The Foggiest Idea Wins Multiple Awards at the 2018 Press Club of Long Island Media Awards
Real Estate Columnist/Urban Planner’s Work Wins Prestigious Awards in Multiple Categories.

Long Island, NY (June 7, 2018) – Richard Murdocco, real estate columnist and founder of The Foggiest Idea, won two (2) first place awards at the 2018 Press Club of Long Island Media Awards held in Woodbury, NY on June 7.

PCLI Awards earned include a first-place prize in the prestigious Real Estate – Narrative category, which recognized The Foggiest Idea‘s March 2017 cover story for The Real Deal‘s Long Island Special Edition. The Foggiest Idea also was recognized as Best Blog in the region. You can read the award-winning piece from The Real Deal here.

“It’s wonderful to once again have The Foggiest Idea be honored by the Press Club,” Murdocco said. “In today’s media climate, it’s critical to be supportive of local and regional journalism, and I am proud that The Foggiest Idea is doing it’s part to inform residents on the developmental matters that impact their communities.”

Previous winners in the real estate category include veteran Newsday reporter Maura McDermott and David Winzelberg of Long Island Business News. Murdocco’s reported and opinion work on the real estate sector is frequently read by real estate developers, elected officials, civic leaders, journalists, and others who are influential in the land use arena.

“On behalf of the Long Island Builders Institute, I want to congratulate The Foggiest Idea and its creator Richard Murdocco on winning two first place awards at the PCLI ceremony,” said Mitchell H. Pally,  chief executive officer of LIBI. “His column brings a new insight into the relationship between the needs of the local communities and the changing nature of development on Long Island in a very insightful and productive manner and I am always ready to learn a new perspective from the column. ”

The Real Deal is thrilled that our 2017 deep dive into Long Island’s evolving approach to real estate development has been recognized by the Press Club of Long Island,” Heather Grossmann, executive editor for The Real Deal, said. “We published our third annual Long Island Market Report this year and have been covering the region in a weekly newsletter. We look forward to continuing — and deepening — our real estate coverage on Long Island.”

About The Foggiest Idea Inc.:

The Foggiest Idea Inc. was founded by Richard Murdocco in 2010 with the goal of making real estate development approachable to residents and elected officials. Since it’s launch, The Foggiest Idea has grown into the New York metro region’s premier resource on land use and real estate development. Murdocco’s collection of published work can be found at

About Richard Murdocco:

Richard Murdocco is an award-winning columnist who regularly writes on real estate development, and his by-line regularly appears in multiple local, regional, and national publications. Aside from his extensive written body of work on developmental matters, Murdocco serves as an adjunct professor in the public policy graduate program at Stony Brook University, and regularly presents on planning matters across Long Island.