Staff & Board

team-mark-gortonMark Gorton 
Publisher

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 LLCLime 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 headshotGersh Kuntzman
Editor-In-Chief

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.

Eve-Kessler-headshotEve Kessler
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

colonprofileDave Colon
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.

cuba headshotJulianne Cuba
Reporter, StreetsblogNYC

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.

 

Board of Directors

Gabe Klein, CityFi

Christine Berthet, Clinton Hell’s Kitchen Coalition for Pedestrian Safety

Lisa Sladkus, Upper West Side Streets Renaissance

Sebastian Delmont, String Messenger

Liena Zagare, Corner Media

Jennifer Walker, Practice Yoga

Ellen McDermott, Transportation Alternatives

Joseph Lipman, Hospital for Special Surgery