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Wyandanch Village, an ambitious new transit-oriented housing development, rises up   next to the Long Island Rail Road station, where it figures to be a factor in the blighted area's rebirth--not a beach head for UN domination.

Paranoid Planning Opponents Invoke UN’s Agenda 21 to Block Good Ideas for Gr...

May 27, 2015
 
A beach in Bayview, overlooking the Long Island Sound on May, 15 2010. (Photo by Mike LoCascio)

Transit-Oriented Growth Is No Universal Cure-All for Villages on Long Island

May 19, 2015
 
The 30,000 acres of Pine Barrens in Suffolk were preserved more than 20 years ago to protect Long Island's sole drinking water supply from pollution. Allowing development there would have threatened the aquifer.

Suffolk Plan Won’t Save Aquifers by Using Sewers to Promote Development

May 11, 2015
 
Long Beach after Sandy

Pols Should Remember Developing and Planning Differ

May 5, 2015

 
Nepal Earthquake Getty Images

What Nepal Has Lost Is A Lesson For Humanity

April 29, 2015
 
LIRR riders arrive in Long Beach (Photo by Joe Abate)

To Plan for LIRR, Watch The Gap Between Illusion and Reality

April 28, 2015
 
The high cost of living on Long Island hits home for many people hoping to set down lasting roots in our aging suburbs.

Don’t Blame Zoning For Long Island’s Lack Of Affordable Housing

April 21, 2015
 
New York Mets Matt Harvey

Rumsey Punch: The Mets Win But The Cost Is Hard For Fans To Take

April 20, 2015

 
Taubman won't get to build a luxury mall after all at the old Cerro Wire property site by Long Island Expressway Exit 43A now that the Syosset Park project is on the table.

New Syosset Park Proposal Buries The Mall Once And For All, But Does It Go Far Eno...

April 13, 2015
 
Masahiro Tanaka Getty Images

Benchwarmer: Hysteria Over Tanaka’s Velocity Is Comical

April 9, 2015
 
Us-Iran Nuke Deal

Rumsey Punch: Hawks Gotta Fry, Give Peace With Iran A Try

April 9, 2015
 
Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone gives his second State of the County address Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013.

Suffolk Exec Bellone Must Learn That Wishing is No Substitute for Planning

April 6, 2015

 
Greenport's downtown has been lively since the LIRR first stopped there in the 19th century. (photo credit: Joe Shlabotnik/Flickr)

Follow Greenport’s 19th-Century Example and Turn the LIRR Into a Two-Way Street

April 3, 2015
 
The Shoreham power plant sits unused in Suffolk, a drain on Long Islanders' energy bills.

Here’s A Bright Idea: Turn Shoreham’s Old Nuke Plant Into A New Cargo ...

March 31, 2015
 
The multi-million-dollar New Village project has helped bring its downtown back to life but a high-density development won't cure all of Long Island's housing needs.

Let’s Be Smart About Where Long Island Places Multifamily Housing

March 24, 2015
 
Heartland Town Square

Heartland Town Square Proposal Is Too Big For Only Islip Town Board’s Approval

March 17, 2015

 
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Net Neutrality Will Help Local Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses

March 14, 2015
 
LIRR's diesel electric No. 421 passing the site of the former Bayport Station on the Montauk Line on Nov. 27, 2010. (Photo by Lexcie)

Now Is Not the Time to Electrify More LIRR Tracks

March 9, 2015
 
American Sniper

From Brian Williams to ‘American Sniper,’ the Iraq War Keeps on Killin...

February 15, 2015
 
Fifty Shades of Grey

‘Fifty Shades of Grey': Guiltless, Mindless, Glorious Indulgence

February 14, 2015