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The Foggiest Idea Wins Second Place Award at the 2020 Press Club of Long Island Media Awards
Real Estate Columnist/Urban Planner’s Work Wins Second-Place Recognition for Real Estate Reporting

Long Island, NY (July 20, 2020) – Richard Murdocco, real estate columnist and founder of The Foggiest Idea, won a second-place award at the 2020 Press Club of Long Island Media Awards.

The PCLI Award earned was a prize in the prestigious Real Estate – Narrative category, which recognized The Foggiest Idea‘s July 2019 exclusive story about the Village of Freeport’s since-completed plan to demolish a local historic landmark to clear the way for a new car dealer’s parking lot. You can read the award-winning piece here.

“It is always an honor to have The Foggiest Idea‘s work recognized by the Press Club of Long Island,” Murdocco said. “Local media plays an invaluable role in holding local officials accountable for their actions, and I am proud to do my small part in Nassau and Suffolk Counties.”

The first-place winner in the real estate category was Newsday‘s groundbreaking Long Island Divided series, which brought much-needed daylight to the racial disparities throughout the region’s real estate practices. In addition, a piece by News 12 Long Island meteorologist Geoff Bansen that featured Murdocco prominently took top honors in the weather-related category.

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.

Pictured: Some of The Foggiest Idea‘s previous awards from the Press Club of Long Island. (Photo Credit: Arielle Murdocco/The Foggiest Idea)

About The Foggiest Idea Inc.:

The Foggiest Idea Inc. was founded by Richard Murdocco in 2010 with the goal of making principles of real estate development accessible to both 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 and media appearances 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 lectures on planning and policy-related matters in communities across Long Island.