No, Amazon in New York is a Terrible Idea

“It is a great day for New York City” said New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio, as he and Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the plan to host half of Amazon’s headquarters in Long Island City. Yes, the same guy who suggested that private property just doesn’t make the cut in New York City is now welcoming a company through billions of dollars in incentives. He even said “I think people all over this city, of every background, would like to have the city government be able to determine which…

The Legacy of Robert Moses

Robert Moses’ legacy has survived long past his death. It is seen in every corner of New York City, from his highways, to his private and public housing projects, to his contributions to major New York landmarks. Moses is accountable for the extravagant building projects of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the United Nations headquarters building, Shea Stadium, campus buildings for the Pratt Institute and Fordham University, and the since demolished New York Coliseum. Along with these projects, Moses ensured the construction of parks and playgrounds around the city…

Has the MTA Become Too Expensive for the Public?

For the 8 million residents who call New York City home, mass transportation is an important aspect of city life. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority provides subway and bus service throughout the five boroughs. However, MTA fare hikes are painfully common occurrences. Seemingly everyday news breaks that the MTA is once again planning to increase the fare of using mass transportation. These fare hikes are simply unjustified by the quality of services and facilities provided, such as stations, bathrooms and train operation. In order to rectify the issue, the MTA must…