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 »

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  • 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 »

  • Salt Stick Deodorant. It Really Freakin’ Works.

    “Aluminum Zirconium Tetrachlorohydrex GLY, Cyclopentasiloxane, Stearyl Alcohol, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, PPG-14 Butyl Ether, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Fragrance (Parfum), Dimethicone, Polyethylene, Steareth-100, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, BHT” How many of those ingredients have you heard of?  Those are the ingredients of the deodorant I used up to the day my mom plopped one of these… Read more »

  • LeftoverSwap – The most ironic food sharing system on the planet

    There’s a new app on the market called LeftoverSwap that would, in theory, greatly help the homeless and hungry find food without begging. But there’s one little catch. You need an iPhone. If you’re truly homeless, I don’t suppose you’d have enough money to waste on a phone with a whole set of bells and… Read more »

  • My Thoughts: The Tempest at Shakespeare in the Park

    While educational standards are on the rise, Shakespeare is often still too daring for many to understand. Why? Often enough, the text of a play may seem intimidating even for versed readers because of the language structure and heavy vocabulary. This is why Shakespeare intended his plays to be admired at live performances. These performances… Read more »

  • Why Garbage Pickers Are More Beneficial To The Earth Than You.

    Whether you live in an urban or suburban area, we’ve all seen them rummaging. What are they looking for? Well, recyclables if course! Whether their true passion in life is to rid the world of unnecessarily thrown out recyclable cans or they’re simply strapped for cash, these people are contributing to society more than meets… Read more »

  • Why are people such ungrateful twits in this godforsaken country? You don’t need a new computer.

    So I was on some forum and I came across this commenter who wrote the following: Crap shit old computer: Processor: AMD A4-3400 APU Radeon(TM) HD Graphics 3.70GHz Ram: 4.00 GB You know what he was talking about? How surprised he was that a game ran on it. Now, you don’t exactly have to know much about computers to… Read more »

  • I love my Chromebook, but let’s compare it to a laptop from 2003

    So I was given a “broken” IBM laptop to play around with. All that I had to do was install Windows 7 to it and plug in the cable for the trackpad. After that, it was game on with my Chromebook CR48. Let’s compare. CR48 Running Windows 7 IBM T41P Running Windows 7 Windows Rating:… Read more »

  • FIRST Robotics Team 263 Finishes it’s 2013 Year With Frisbees. Lots of Them.

    On an early January morning at Stony Brook University, FIRST, the organization behind the nationwide high school robotics craze, broadcast it’s new funky game to the world.This year, the game involves a heap of Frisbees and a challenge not yet attempted by any previous year: Lift the 120 pound robot you just spent 6 weeks building over… Read more »

  • Report: Long Island’s Cleanest Restaurants 2012

    Long Island may not have the grade system based health department reports on each restaurant’s door like in New York City, but there is another surefire way to tell if a restaurant cares about its storefront, kitchen, dining room and garbage areas: Their maintenance contracts. Now, it just so happens that my dad owns one… Read more »