in My Neighborhood

My Neighborhood

Introduction

Everyone’s neighborhood is the representation of national issues. The issues reported here describe how it affects me personally, my family, and my neighbors. Those issues can be explored and arranged in the carousels below. The benefits of content management systems used by websites and weblogs such as this one are “tags and categories,” In this case, the content is organized under the parent heading “My Neighborhood.” Sub-categories can then be assigned, such as Internet, politics and plans, and several others that examine issues that reflect my experience, that of my family, friends, and neighbors.

I live in a tiny place on a closed street with just twenty-two, three-story, brick buildings completed before 1920. The New York City Landmarks Commission accepted the residents’ application for designation as a historic district in 1978 (more here).

RLC


Local to Global Politics

The political structure of dense urban areas reveals the sense of position. It is similar to what a person knows as proprioception. Similar to a person, a political body can be professedly unknowing and still have the capacity to produce decisions and consensus. In effect, accepting faithful democratic leadership allows large populations to take steps up a metaphorical ladder without examining each rung.

Democratic leadership can call people to heroic efforts built on little more than intuitive knowingness of a good purpose. Don’t get this wrong, it can also lead people to bitterness and cynicism. Today, the problems of urban life require a deeper understanding of the ways political science links to the environmental sciences involved in running a city and making its neighborhoods capable of enduring and defeating stress.

The evidence that human beings can change their physiology by thought and intention is growing (here). Moreover, the way we care for ourselves is similar to the practice of managing and building cities. Medical research calls it an interoceptive focus. Urban anthropology calls it Anthropocene. These terms help encourage greater environmental intent in deciding how and where humans re-build the earth from the material of its crust and the goodwill that is natural to our souls.

The “activism” link below will take you to a page (image left) and an opportunity to conduct research and report on issues of importance to you, your community, and our common future in this unique part of the world.

Below, you will find descriptions of our political body as geographically associated with districts of representation. Following that a set of post/article carousels that sketch out ideas that interact with law, politics, and science from the “neighborhood up.” Please participate and enjoy.

Activism

CD Choice
Examine Choices On June 26, 2018, the residents of the Ninth Congressional …
Club Democrats
Take a look at all of the "political clubs" in Brooklyn.  Rarely …
Connect the Council
City Council The relationship between the city, the state, and the national …
Connect Senate
Connect Senate Members & CD9 NYS-63 Senators The relationship of constituents to …
Connect Assembly
Assembly Members NYS-151 Assembly MembersYou know where you live.  Use the map …
Connect Community Districts
Seven Community Districts share the geography, interests, needs, and concerns of the Ninth …
Connect School Districts
There are three school districts that share a portion of the Ninth …
Election Districts
I am interested in working for elected leaders by organizing election districts …

My Neighborhoods (new to old and old to new)

Activism
We must, indeed, all hang together or most assuredly, we shall all hang separately. AND You don't make …
No Limits Preservation
Review the designation reports and a citywide map of all city landmarks (here). Report PDF (here) On September …
Albemarle-Kenmore Terrace
The Albemarle-Kenmore Terrace Historic District was designated by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission on July 11, …
Rainfall Flooding
"Hurricane Ida devastatingly impacted our area, the urgency to understand this kind of threat and determine the risk …
Historic AKNA
The Montagues & The Chobans I was a director of a community service department at Pratt Institute when …
CD Choice
Examine Choices On June 26, 2018, the residents of the Ninth Congressional District had an opportunity to test …
Caduceus Erroneous?
Caduceus Erroneous? Geopolitical challenges such as a pandemic or the multiple impacts of climate change instruct humanity's genius …
New Building on 21st
The map (left) is clipped from the NYC zoning maps 16d and 22c to show the location of …
A Better Deal
The total estimated annual payroll for seven Congressional Districts with significant employment in health care and social assistance …
Wireline 2017
It was a busy April morning in 2017 when three clean Verizon Cable trucks rolled onto the Terraces …
VZ Engineering (Com-Hydra)
Verizon Engineering is likely to be the only Incumbent Local Exchange Carrier (ILEC) that decides not to upgrade …
#WAITING4FIOS
Corporate Verizon In 2008, Verizon promised New York City people that it would wire all corners of the …
AKNA Mail
We began this project in June 2015 following a visit from Chris Wasserman, Verizon Engineer.  He agreed to …
AKNA Broadband
Letters to Verizon and our political representatives were mailed 7.17.2015 The image above represents our first set of …
DoITT Report Summary
Corporate Verizon The findings of the report are as follows: Verizon is not in compliance with its agreement …
Investigations
The videos posted below were taken just for fun… But, then again, they are a record of the existing …
Throttled?
Will The V-Shoe Drop? An excellent Wikipedia summary of Bandwidth throttling describes the intentional slowing of Internet service by …
Columbia’s Manhattanville
Regulatory Taking and Columbia University Columbia Manhattanville (Rendering RPBW/SOM) Over the last …
INWOOD: Just another zoning change…or is it?
The Re-Zoning Sherman Creek and Inwood The rezoning of the Sherman Creek …
Earthdays
Metro = Megacity/Megacorp + OBDCEarthday, urban land use, and management in the …
The Urban Challenge
Best summary of the global urban challenge is by Bruce Katz "and …
Form-Base Miami
Density is a central factor in creating the experience of urban intensity, …
Seven Years to Develop 22 Acres with 22 Left
The New York State Supreme Court in Brooklyn on Monday, March 1, …
Waterfront 2020
The details on a Reach by Reach basis are well worth some …
Planet of Cities
This history of human settlements is a story of continuous growth and …
One Bryant Park
In thoughtful research reporting, the requirement, to sum up, should become a …
Zoning GHG
New York City's newest set of proposed zoning changes will re-write rules to …
AIA for Mayor
The American Institute of Architect's New York Chapter (AIANY) released a mayoral …
Doomed to be Tiny
The Art Students League and The Resistance As the proposal stands now, …
Town Prospector
The New York City Master Plan – published in 1968, presented the …
Limited Expansiveness
Sirius, 2006, by Lita Albuquerque, photo by Jean de Pomereu (Domus) From …
Networks
Human cognitive mapping abilities are well documented. The addition of GPS devices …
The Unlimited Inside
Unrestrained Outside & Unlimited Insides. How does density save the wilderness, support …
Representatives
Invite representatives to be aware of your IT issues and concerns. A letter …
Broadband Map
A click on the map above (or HERE) will take you to …
AKNA Tech
Platforms like Mindmixer, ShareAbouts, ChangeByUs, ioby, and others offer new ways to define …
Throttled?
Will The V-Shoe Drop? An excellent Wikipedia summary of Bandwidth throttling describes the …

Urban Politics (new to old and old to new)

Extinction
Extinction "The purpose of this section is unified by one-word 'extinction.' It is a daily event all over the earth. It is a difficult word to absorb as a part …
Reasons
The Charter Revision of 1977 created community planning boards in NYC when the decentralization of authority was a popular idea. It aligned with social change forces seeking civil rights and social justice, …
The Fairness Doctrine
What are additional efforts needed to curb the American Super Power to make fools of ourselves? I came across Tech Against Terrorism that might be useful. It is an international …
Three Rules
In all of our worlds (social, political, economic, biometric) we search for things considered necessary. We see closed doors, glass ceilings, and tables with no invitations. The good news is …

Representatives
Invite representatives to be aware of your IT issues and concerns. A letter for comment on how to get their help (a …
Furious Yet, Effective
The growth of corporations in energy production, manufacturing and finance will continue to produce great wealth and pain, cover-ups and obfuscations. …
Privacy Politics
So what, if a few people get stopped and if they refuse to respond to a lawful order to give …
Revolution
Clip of the Chicago Seven. Raised fists had value at the 1968 Democratic National Convention Tom Hayden died in October …


Getting Internet (new to old and old to new)

The first issue was recognizing that getting access to high-speed internet was going to be difficult. But, it was vital for my kid and essential for me to work that became extremely important in 2020.

Caduceus Erroneous?
Caduceus Erroneous? Geopolitical challenges such as a pandemic or the multiple impacts of climate change instruct humanity's genius to bring about systemic change …
Privacy
So what, if a few people get stopped and if they refuse to respond to a lawful order to give up the data …
Survey Visit
Chris of By Byers Engineering Company 285 Davidson Ave., 203 Somerset, NJ 08873-4153 Chris of By Byers Survey visit “for right of way” occured …
What to Expect
I'll believe it when I see it. Expectations are difficult to manage and different for everyone as everyone needs will vary. I found …
Verizon’s Political Contributions
The Center for Responsive Politics keeps a record of corporate dollars for political representatives. The table and map (below) looks at the House of …
Verizon Timeline
The strike over the next few weeks is as good a reason to begin the clock on how long it will take to …
VZ Engineering (Com-Hydra)
Verizon Engineering is likely to be the only Incumbent Local Exchange Carrier (ILEC) that decides not to upgrade a single strand of wire …
NYS Attorney General
As we keep our fingers crossed about Verizon's accountability to AKNA and NYC, please take a moment to add this squeak to our …
Community Forum 11.17.15
On November 17, 2015, AKNA attended the FiOS Rollout Forum conducted by Common Cause NY led by Susan Lerner, and the Consumers Union …
#WAITING4FIOS
Corporate Verizon In 2008, Verizon promised New York City people that it would wire all corners of the city with high-speed fiber optic …

Broadband Map
A click on the map above (or HERE) will take you to a website that illustrates all of the broadband …
AKNA Tech
Platforms like Mindmixer, ShareAbouts, ChangeByUs, ioby, and others offer new ways to define and solve problems shared by a neighborhood. Ideas …
Throttled?
Will The V-Shoe Drop? An excellent Wikipedia summary of Bandwidth throttling describes the intentional slowing of Internet service by an ISP (Internet …
Verizon
Corporate Verizon June 18, 2014, DoITT Report Slams Verizon DoITT is the agency responsible for a level of review.  Please …

District Mapping (new to old and old to new)

CD Choice
Examine Choices On June 26, 2018, the residents of the Ninth Congressional District had an opportunity to test leadership in Congress on …
Club Democrats
Take a look at all of the "political clubs" in Brooklyn.  Rarely are these outfits exposed as nonviable components of local leadership, …
Connect the Council
City Council The relationship between the city, the state, and the national government is complex. A close examination of issues that confront …
Connect Senate
Connect Senate Members & CD9 NYS-63 Senators The relationship of constituents to the State Government's 63 members of the NY Senate can last …
Connect Assembly
Assembly Members NYS-151 Assembly MembersYou know where you live.  Use the map and report your Assemblymember in the comment section below.  Before …
Connect Community Districts
Seven Community Districts share the geography, interests, needs, and concerns of the Ninth Congressional District.  The map and links below seek participants. Engaging …
Connect School Districts
There are three school districts that share a portion of the Ninth Congressional District. How will changes in Federal and therefore state …
Election Districts
I am interested in working for elected leaders by organizing election districts closest to polling places. I've moved the d-base driven map …
9th Congressional Data
The Ninth Congressional data is very revealing and worthy of spending the time to understand it by size, shape, and its many …
Indivisible Brooklyn
The idea of a CD Nine Indivisible faded into Indivisible Brooklyn (IB). Despite the failure to build a CD by CD network, …
26 June Summary
Same old Congress, and same old story for District 9 Democratic Primary CANDIDATEVOTEPCT.Yvette Clarke*14,80451.9%Adem Bunkeddeko13,72948.1% 28,533 votes, 99% reporting (528 of 532 precincts) The …
The Clarke Record
The analysis that follows is part of a long-term effort to establish an independent group of observers and analysts who live or …
Affordable Housing
We can dream and have goals, but it is impossible to think things into existence. Direct action is required to be creative. …
Ranked Choice Vote
It is possible to be represented differently. FairVote is a reform idea calling for multi-member districts. Voting could be about ranking the …
Election Districts
Steven Pinker’s Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress, says the world is getting better, and from a “regression …
Bunkeddeko vs. Clarke
Should Clarke have lost June 26, 2018? Yes, but she won. Is Clarke’s record of deep blue co-sponsorship for the Democratic Party …
CD9 Stress
Exploring the following group of analysts will produce one of the more fascinating introductions to key indicators of economic stress. Have a …
Representatives
Invite representatives to be aware of your IT issues and concerns. A letter for comment on how to get their help (a set of …
Representatives
Invite representatives to be aware of your IT issues and concerns. A letter for comment on how to get their help (a set of …
CD9 Stress
Exploring the following group of analysts will produce one of the more fascinating introductions to key indicators of economic stress. Have a …
Bunkeddeko vs. Clarke
Should Clarke have lost June 26, 2018? Yes, but she won. Is Clarke’s record of deep blue co-sponsorship for the Democratic Party …
Election Districts
Steven Pinker’s Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress, says the world is getting better, and from a “regression …
Ranked Choice Vote
It is possible to be represented differently. FairVote is a reform idea calling for multi-member districts. Voting could be about ranking the …
Affordable Housing
We can dream and have goals, but it is impossible to think things into existence. Direct action is required to be creative. …
The Clarke Record
The analysis that follows is part of a long-term effort to establish an independent group of observers and analysts who live or …
26 June Summary
Same old Congress, and same old story for District 9 Democratic Primary CANDIDATEVOTEPCT.Yvette Clarke*14,80451.9%Adem Bunkeddeko13,72948.1% 28,533 votes, 99% reporting (528 of 532 precincts) The …
Indivisible Brooklyn
The idea of a CD Nine Indivisible faded into Indivisible Brooklyn (IB). Despite the failure to build a CD by CD network, …
9th Congressional Data
The Ninth Congressional data is very revealing and worthy of spending the time to understand it by size, shape, and its many …
Election Districts
I am interested in working for elected leaders by organizing election districts closest to polling places. I've moved the d-base driven map …
Connect School Districts
There are three school districts that share a portion of the Ninth Congressional District. How will changes in Federal and therefore state …
Connect Community Districts
Seven Community Districts share the geography, interests, needs, and concerns of the Ninth Congressional District.  The map and links below seek participants. Engaging …
Connect Assembly
Assembly Members NYS-151 Assembly MembersYou know where you live.  Use the map and report your Assemblymember in the comment section below.  Before …
Connect Senate
Connect Senate Members & CD9 NYS-63 Senators The relationship of constituents to the State Government's 63 members of the NY Senate can last …
Connect the Council
City Council The relationship between the city, the state, and the national government is complex. A close examination of issues that confront …
Club Democrats
Take a look at all of the "political clubs" in Brooklyn.  Rarely are these outfits exposed as nonviable components of local leadership, …
CD Choice
Examine Choices On June 26, 2018, the residents of the Ninth Congressional District had an opportunity to test leadership in Congress on …

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