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Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone gives master planner Lee Koppelman the Suffolk Medal for Distinguished Service in Hauppauge on July 20. (Photo courtesy Suffolk County Executive's Office)

Face The Future Now, Says Long Island’s Master Planner, Lee Koppelman

July 24, 2015
 
The 200-acre Long Island Solar Farm (LISF) located at the east end of Brookhaven Lab (Photo courtesy of BNL).

Surge in Solar Power Gets a Welcome Jolt From Suffolk Planning Commission

July 17, 2015
 
Assisted Living Long Island

Uptick in Long Island’s Housing Hides Real Concern: High Cost of Living

July 6, 2015
 
Bunker Fish Brown Tide

Dead Fish Piling Up on Long Island’s Shores Are a Warning Shot for Our Count...

June 26, 2015

 
(Photo credit: BFJ Planning)

Done Right, Huntington’s Plan for Melville Could Benefit the Neighborhood an...

June 19, 2015
 
Rachel Dolezal Transracial claims

Not Black, Like Me: Why Rachel Dolezal’s Transracial Claims Are a Pigment Of Her I...

June 18, 2015
 
Hillary Clinton will officially kick off her campaign this weekend in New York City. (Photo credit: US State Department)

Women Will Have to Save America in 2016

June 13, 2015
 
When it comes to tackling Long Island’s serious planning problems, at least Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone is trying—unlike Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano, who seems to be just along for the ride. (Photo credit: Suffolk County Executive's office)

Long Island Suffers When Nassau and Suffolk Can’t Get Their Act Together

June 9, 2015

 
Here's a rendering of what Forest City Ratner’s redeveloped--and scaled down-- Nassau Coliseum would look like.

Despite Hype, Nassau Coliseum a Monument to Poor Planning

June 2, 2015
 
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

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