Nextdoor is becoming increasingly influential in local housing politics across the country in ways largely going unnoticed.

December 2022

Plus some books I liked
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We’ve recently seen some stellar demonstrations on how to make tens of billions of dollars disappear. You could buy a social media network and then…

November 2022

It's OK if you thought I was dead.
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This is Urbababble, a newsletter about Keep up with Aaron Gordon's work plus the occasional babble.

October 2021

Hey everyone, When I first moved to New York, I lived in Ridgewood, Queens. Hardly what people have in mind when they think "New York City." I remember…
Hey everyone, Thanks to those who participated in the scavenger hunt! I received eight submissions of legally parked delivery trucks. The winning…

September 2021

Hi everyone, I want to try a little experiment. Let's play an urbanist scavenger hunt. Send me a photo of a delivery truck (USPS, FedEx, Amazon, or UPS…
I love changing my mind. It's fun to admit I'm wrong rather than digging in my heels. Not only is it fun, but it's also way easier. And I also find I…
For those of you who don't know, I used to be a sportswriter. One of the last sports stories I ever wrote was about a guy named Eric Thompson. He was an…

August 2021

I would say, on average, I have 99 percent of driving figured out. But that one percent is proving pretty tricky. Small disturbances like construction…

July 2021

Every six months or so it seems I write a column about how Andrew Cuomo has done yet another bad transportation thing. In January it was the Moynihan…