Tropical Staten Island – In Sandy’s Wake
Environmental / New York City

Tropical Staten Island – In Sandy’s Wake


I remember first hearing about the intensity that was to be Hurricane Sandy at my job. We all gathered in a very serious lunch meeting and were instructed on the proper procedures going further. Little did anyone really anticipate how hard this tropical storm would hit. After the minimal damage after Hurricane Irene last year, I shrugged … Continue reading

How Disney Propelled the Need for Deer Management in New York City
Environmental

How Disney Propelled the Need for Deer Management in New York City


Last night Community Board 3 of Staten Island held their monthly meeting for Parks and Recreation in conjunction with the Environmental Board. They had one message for the night – There must be Deer Management efforts in Staten Island. They presented a lengthy Powerpoint presentation covering the history of White-tailed Deer in Staten Island, the problems presented by their rapidly … Continue reading

Development / New York City

New York by Frank Gehry: The Tallest Residential Tower in the Americas


During the trailers for Limitless this past weekend, New Yorkers were subject to a small film describing Frank Gehry’s latest edition to the New York landscape. New York by Gehry is advertised as the “tallest residential tower in the Americas” with rents starting at $3,000 a month and rising to $15,000-plus. “What I wanted to do … Continue reading

Metropolism: A look into the future… from the 1920s
Development / Film / Infrastructure

Metropolism: A look into the future… from the 1920s


me·trop·o·lis –noun, plural -lis·es. 1. any large, busy city. 2. the chief, and sometimes capital, city of a country, state, or region. 3. a central or principal place, as of some activity. Before Star Wars, one of the most popularly noted futuristic films came from Germany in the late 1920s. A visionary depiction of skyscrapers ruling the landscape and flying cars. While skyscrapers do not sound to futuristic to you now – in this moment in history, there were very few skyscrapers, and to … Continue reading