Mark is the founder of Tower Research Capital LLC, a money management firm specializing in quantitative trading and investment strategies, as well as the founder of Lime Brokerage LLC, Lime Medical LLC and Lime Labs LLC. Mark founded OpenPlans (Streetsblog’s parent non-profit) in 1999 after realizing the incredible potential of the open source movement to create tools that catalyze civic engagement. In his role as Chairman he draws on a strong background in urban transportation advocacy and open media.
Gersh Kuntzman joined Streetsblog as editor in chief in July, 2018 after stints at both New York City tabloids (Post, 1993-2000 and 2004-2007; Daily News, 2012-2017) and a long tenure as editor of The Brooklyn Paper (2007-2012). He is a veteran journalist and longtime bike commuter from his home in Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn. He has been hit by a driver on Smith Street, doored on Flushing Avenue and wiped out on the really shiny, slippery paint on the Manhattan end of the Manhattan Bridge. He is a relentless voice for bicycle safety. You can always reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community Editor, StreetsblogNYC
Eve Kessler joined Streetsblog in June, 2019 after a long career as a reporter and editor (Forward, 1996-2006; New York Post, 2006-12) and two tours as a spokeswoman for two agencies (the city comptroller, 2012-13; Department of Correction, 2014-17). An opinionated New Yorker, Eve is hoping that you will see Streetsblog as the natural forum for your commentary and broadsides on transportation. Always cheerful, she lives in the Bronx. Follow her on Twitter at @ejkessler. And her email address is email@example.com.
Senior reporter, StreetsblogNYC
Dave is a reporter from Long Beach, a barrier island off of the coast of Long Island that you can bike to from the city. It’s a real nice ride. He’s previously been the editor of Brokelyn, a reporter at Gothamist, a freelance reporter and delivered freshly baked bread by bike. Dave is on Twitter as @davecolon. And his email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Investigative Reporter, StreetsblogNYC
Jesse Coburn joined Streetsblog in May, 2021, after covering transportation and other topics for Newsday for close to five years. He’s also written for publications including the New York Times, the Baltimore Sun, Harper’s, and Cabinet. Before that he was an editor at the architecture and urbanism magazine ARCH+. Jesse is is on Twitter at @jesse_coburn. And his email address is email@example.com.
Julianne Cuba joined Streetsblog in February, 2019, after three years covering local news and politics at The Brooklyn Paper. There, she also covered the notoriously reckless private carting industry and hit-and-runs. A 2015 graduate of Stony Brook University’s School of Journalism Master’s Program, she now lives in Brooklyn. Julianne is on Twitter at @julcuba. And her email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Board of Directors
Mark Gorton, Chairman
Christine Berthet, Clinton Hell’s Kitchen Coalition for Pedestrian Safety
Sebastian Delmont, String Messenger
Liena Zagare, Corner Media
Jennifer Walker, Practice Yoga
Joseph Lipman, Hospital for Special Surgery
Note: Gabe Klein was on the Streetsblog board until Friday, Sept. 23, 2022 when he joined the Biden administration.