Change in Ridership
Percent change in annual train ridership; 2000 to 2010
Average Home Size
The average home size on Long Island from 1950 to today
Preserving Open Space
How much more open space do we need to preserve to meet our goal?
College readiness: New York State & Long Island by poverty level in 2010
Long Island’s school districts divide students by race, ethnicity and income.
The Next Generation Speaks
Here’s what young people had to say about Long Island in a recent poll.
Re-thinking Accessory Housing
The accessory apartment has come a long way from the idea of a stuffy mother-in-law unit.
Building in LI Downtowns
9 facts and 1 conclusion about building in Long Island downtowns
The Cost of Making Ends Meet
Comparing bare bones expenses to average salaries in the region demonstrates that many families are struggling to make ends meet.
85% of brain development occurs before the age of 5, but only 14% of public education dollars are spend on early education in the U.S.
An Economy in Decline
Trends in employment and GMP on Long Island show an economy in decline.
In some ways Long Island is similar to our suburban neighbors, but there are significant ways in which we’re worried about different things.
The Value of Public Education
Public colleges and universities provide affordable educational opportunities for many.
The Island’s Emissions
We have a lot of work to do in order to reduce emissions by 2045.
What’s the potential of underutilized property in our downtowns and around our rail stations?
The Power to Save
Long Islanders pay some of the highest public utility rates in the country.
What’s in the Water?
Protecting the quality of our water is critical to our future.
How do Long Island’s residents feel about housing costs and the exodus of our young adults?
Who Determines Our Property Taxes?
Long Islanders have some of the highest property taxes in the country and they are increasing at a faster rate than inflation.
A Lasting Legacy?
Our schools are highly separated. However, if we drew our districts at the town level, many of our differences would disappear.
How Healthy are We?
Insights on where Long Island’s health stands in comparison to others.
A Changing Population
Long Island’s population is changing.
Ridership on our trains has declined while others have increased. Why?
Long Island’s Population Balance
Long Island’s population balance has shifted.
The Housing Equation
Long Island has too few affordable homes and the housing cost burden is too high.