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Dan Garodnick

Entries by Dan Garodnick

Improving Fans Access to Tickets for Live Entertainment and Sporting Events

(0) Comments | Posted June 18, 2013 | 3:02 PM

Whether it's for Bruce Springsteen, Radiohead, or the New York Giants, New Yorkers seeking tickets to see their favorite performers or teams frequently find that tickets sell out just moments after the general public onsale begins. It's no secret that demand for tickets often exceeds a venue's seating capacity. Jay-Z...

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Making Street Fairs More Than 'Socks and Sausages'

(5) Comments | Posted October 1, 2010 | 9:24 AM

Neighborhood street fairs -- in too many cases, it has come to sound like an oxymoron.

Cookie-cutter, corporate events with block after block of the same vendors, many street fairs today are of the "socks and sausages" variety and fail to bear any reflection of the communities where they...

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Going Green by Going White

(2) Comments | Posted September 21, 2010 | 12:13 PM

In the increasingly urgent fight against climate change, simple solutions can have the most immediate impact. As a growing number of New Yorkers are finding out, one of the simplest -- and most effective -- is white roofs.

Just by coating black tar roofs across the city with a white,...

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Putting Civilian Review Back Into the CCRB

(1) Comments | Posted September 23, 2009 | 11:50 AM

This post was co-written by Dan Garodnick and Dick Dadey, executive director of Citizens Union.

Despite many fears that the current economic turmoil might lead to higher crime, statistics show that our streets are as safe as ever.

So far, the "bad old days" are simply a memory,...

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Turning New York Into Sun City

(5) Comments | Posted July 6, 2009 | 2:59 PM

New York City, with its skyscrapers and dense, urban environment, may seem like an unlikely candidate for the expansion of solar power. Arizona, we are not.

But the truth is, we have a high ceiling for solar capability and an urgent need to work towards it.

Last year,...

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