Contributor to The New York Times and visiting research fellow for Center for an Urban Future, writing on metro issues, political culture, problems, and solutions.
Reported from Cuba, Sweden, and also, Rio de Janeiro — that beautiful city behind me, on the left! — before, during, and after the 2016 Summer Olympics.
Into urbanism, culture, and making the world a more efficient place. I also call Queens home.
(FYI: Beard, left, less aggressive in real life.)