Kimco Continues to Transform its Properties & its Portfolio Toward its 2020 Vision

In a timely decision to reinvest in the United States, Kimco completed its divestment from Canada and Mexico to focus solely on its US assets. The goal, as described in its long term strategy plan, is to create “high-quality” properties located primarily in major metro areas. As shown, Kimco completed it’s strategic four year exit… Read more »

The Suffolk County Bus System Could Be So Much More

Long Islanders love their cars. According to the 2015 American Community Survey, of the 2.8 million people (1.3 million workers) living on Long Island, just 11% of them use public transit (bus + rail) to get to work. A whopping 74% of workers drive alone. While train ridership is generally more widely used, bus ridership on… Read more »

1967: The Building of 4 New York Plaza

I was recently scanning some family photos when I came across a fantastically lined up pair of images that depict the before/during construction images of 4 New York Plaza being built in 1967. The photos were taken from my grandmother’s workplace at 40 Wall St. After some color adjustments, here they are: (click and drag… Read more »

How Easily to Make an Isochrone (For Free!)

For those who have never heard of one, an Isochrone is an awesome map that shows you how far you can travel in a given amount of time. The above image, for example, shows how far I could travel (by car doing the speed limit) from my home town in hour increments. I had seen… Read more »

2016 Presidential Candidate Wikipedia Page Edits (2001-2016) – Another Look

In February, I made a chart that visualized the Wikipedia page edits for each of the candidates. I won’t get into why Wikipedia page edits might be an insight into something deeper here. I’ll let you decide what they mean. Now that we, as a country, have narrowed down our choices, I decided to make… Read more »

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We’re Back!

After iPage decided they wanted to charge $400 a year for a website I do not profit off of in any way, I decided to switch over to a much cheaper host (and thus far, much more responsive one): Namecheap. The site should be back as it was but if anyone sees anything while browsing,… Read more »

Why Saint James, New York is at an Important Crossroads

Preface: Before you read the article, I want to make it clear that St. James is a cute little town that has a great community of residents – something many areas of Long Island are without. Between the vacant stores are a healthy variety of small businesses, eateries and offices. I absolutely do not mean to… Read more »

The Case Against Water Delivery In Offices

Scenario: Let’s say you run a NYC firm of 40 people. Based on data from the USDA, the average American drinks  3.9 cups per day. Assuming your employees drink about that each day, they would drink 280 gallons in a month. Currently, you’re just providing tap from the sink but a representative from a water… Read more »

2016 Presidential Candidate Wikipedia Page Edits (2001-2016)

Out of sheer curiosity, I compiled the revision history data from Wikipedia for the 11 leading presidential candidates. The resulting chart could display which candidate is most popular, which candidate has most to hide or nothing at all. It’s all up for your interpretation! Note that for this graph, the 2016 edits are projected based… Read more »

How to See Your First Messages With Someone on Facebook

Below, you’ll find four different guides on how to see and save your old Facebook messages. If you follow these guides, you’ll be able to see your first Facebook message with someone (as long as Facebook hasn’t deleted it), save all of your messages for safe keeping or simply take a stroll down memory lane…. Read more »

  • European Fanta Vs. American Fanta: HUGE difference

    On my trip to Italy, I realized the fanta (still made by the Coke company) tasted MUCH better than the American version. Since no one believed me, I vowed to prove it when I returned. So I took the product information label off a bottle of Fanta to see how different the SAME drink may… Read more »

  • Chinese Manuals: A horror story

    Recently, someone gave me a solar charger because they didnt want it. When I opened it, I, as anyone should, got out the directions and began reading. Unfortunately, the directions were only half English, and even that was terribly written. Like, they could at LEAST use some spell check! So I took the liberty of typing… Read more »

  • Ink-Be-Gone: Win the battle against your kids

    After receiving a free sample of this  product, I couldn’t find a use for it. I just so happened to realize that there was a mess of sharpie on my desk, the remains of an easter egg drawn on a thin piece of paper. I wiped it down and it was gone! My final result:… Read more »

  • Review: Canon Powershot SX200 IS

    As an owner, having brought this camera to Italy, Spain and the Presidential Peaks, NH, I have had much field experience with this camera. The Bad: A grain of sand made it into the lens, causing an annoying screeching noise, which would eventually make the lens literally fall off. However, I easily snapped it back… Read more »

  • Penpals iPhone App: A childhood dream

    When I was younger, I always urged my teacher to do pen pals with another class, even if it was another school in the came county. Today, I have an app, cleverly named, Penpals that has fulfilled my desire to have real penpals from across the globe. How I find the right people? Simple. Create… Read more »

  • Freelance Writing

    Personalized Freelance Letters To practice my freelance writing, i’m selling personalized stories of at least 300 words each for $3.99 each! Here are some examples.If you would like to help me and my practice, Give it a go! It will be sent to you in an envelope to your address, and all you have to do is… Read more »

  • The Minibot – FRC at 263

    Team 263, Sachem Robotics’ Prototype and deployment. The new bot has two motors, the second is attached to the smaller wheel. Since it has a 2:1 gear ratio, the smaller wheel goes twice the speed. The last trial runs were: 2.9 – 3.1 range There are no magnets other then the ones inside the motors 😀 There… Read more »