By: Joel Epstein

New York’s next mayor, Eric Adams, on two wheels. Fair use photo courtesy of We the Commuters, WNYC.

With biking in New York City pushing past everyone’s expectations, it is time the City had an inter-borough bike highway. That is where The NYC Tube comes in. The group, which was started by young New Yorkers who bike all over the City, is calling for the…

By: Joel Epstein

Cablebús Línea 1.

Last May, when an elevated portion of the Mexico City (CDMX) Metro collapsed killing 26 people and injuring dozens more, many transportation scholars wrote off Mexico City as a place unable to safely provide transit to its 20 million residents. But like a fénix, the largest city…

By: Joel Epstein

When I moved back to New York from the Best Coast a few years ago, I thought for a New York minute about making Brooklyn my home forever. The Borough of Kings is a great city in its own right and as the son of parents from…

Checking the Math on New York City’s Commercial Real Estate Pipe Dream

Entrance to the gold plated 7 train subway extension at Hudson Yards.

By: Joel Epstein

Once upon a time, before there were dreams of a livable city with parks and protected bike lanes and bike share all over Gotham, there were things called department stores. For those who could afford…

By: Joel Epstein

Citibike and cobblestones and cast-iron buildings, SoHo.

Why are we even having this discussion? Are there really no more pressing land use and planning issues in this City? …

By: Joel Epstein

El Metropolitano, Lima.

How come every time I am in Latin America I come down with a case of transit envy? It happened again recently when I landed in Lima where my sobrino Teo is spending his remote Spring college semester. January, February and March in Boston or Summer along…

By: Joel Epstein

I’m a refusenik, as my friend Paul Ross, the writer and China hand has christened me. I am one of those people you see picking up trash and recycling, gloved and masked of course in the Time of Covid, on the streets and sidewalks. It has been…


By: Joel Epstein

Here’s my platform for New York City’s next mayor. In honor of John Lennon who was assassinated forty years ago today, let’s imagine a better city.

No I’m not running! But as we endure the destruction visited upon the City and country by the pandemic and the…

Vote Blue to save the Republic.

By: Joel Epstein

Dollaride staff with one of their partner dollar vans.

Dollaride — “Ride a dollar van along any route for $2. It’s that simple.”

A child of Brooklyn, once removed, I never miss an opportunity to talk about good things that come out of the Borough of Kings. So as we mourn the passing of RBG, one…

Joel Epstein

A walker in the city.

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