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 »
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 »
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 »
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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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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Using data from the NHTSA, I’ve compiled a list of the rarest/worst selling (depending on how you look at it) cars since 2000. Note that these prices reflect the price of the car in the year they were produced. Today, many of these cars can be had for under 10,000. Hope it helps someone! Produced… Read more »
My personal Hell
I wake up in a serine wood. I look around to find some form of civilization. I see the crisp, falling leaves off the trees that reside beside the road. I am in disbelief that this can possibly be hell I find a lone, Victorian age house. I walk up to the door. Knock. An… Read more »
A Visit to the Twilight Zone
Recently, I fell in love with a nonprofit lighthouse restoration group after learning about them in an article from ScoutingNY. Eager to help in some way, I made a mock site redesign using WordPress to show them the potential for their site and offered to continue the design and implement it into their domain for… Read more »
Reddit Content Gets Horribly Abused For A Profit
Here’s what gets me really angry. So I’m surfing the web and I see a seemingly interesting article on NY Magazine about the invisible shrimp in the NY tap water. I’m interested to know more so I click the source article from Gizmodo. And there it is: [Reddit]. From a journalism standpoint, there is absolutely… Read more »
Why I’m Not Returning My Recalled Fitbit Force. Just Yet.
Since Fitbit recalled my Force, I’ve been really having a dilemma with myself over this watch. I want to initiate the recall and everything but I really do like the watch. It lasts for 10 days, stores multiple days of data without syncing, isn’t an overbearing size and its just a really pleasant design. Currently… Read more »
Why Do NYC Businesses Neglect Their Kitchens and Sidewalks?
A long while ago, Humans of New York photographer Brandon Station posted this picture of a woman aggravated by a pressure cleaning company in the Financial District working at an hour where it least offends: The night. Though this image has bugged me for a long while, it’s not Brandon’s fault. My family owns a… Read more »
Insomnia Cookies Refuses to Deliver to Baruch, Hunter, LIM Residence Hall
Open until 3 AM, Insomnia Cookies makes an enormous profit off of college students who are struggling to stay up during the late hours of the night. Inspired by Seth Berkowitz, a student at the University of Pennsylvania in 2003, the cookie giant has expanded to multiple cities across the nation. However, the young entrepreneur… Read more »
In a Greening World, Smog No Longer Means Profit
Imagine that, as a business, you had to pay a service tax for every ecosystem you disrupted. In this hypothetical situation, all the money taken for this tax would be used to increase the productivity of the unsettled ecosystem, effectively creating a sustainable economic practice. While this seems like an awful burden for any business,… Read more »
American Nutella (sadly) is riddled wit GMO ingredients. My quest to find an alternative.
Because I grew up eating Nutella quite literally every single day, learning that the American version had GMO’s in it (among other unhealthy oils) broke my heart. Because the spread is such a huge part of my life, I plan on eventually buying an 11 pound jar of Nutella direct from Ferraro in Italy once… Read more »
Want to see where you’ve been for the past few years?
Unless you opted out of location history when you set up your phone, your phone has been periodically tracking your location. Want to see for yourself? On an iPhone with iOS 7, go to settings, privacy, location services, system services and click frequent locations. That’s it. You’ll be able to see a recent-limited view of the… Read more »