Staff & Board

team-mark-gortonMark Gorton 

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 headshot tightGersh Kuntzman

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

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. And her email address is

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. And his email address is

Jesse Coburn

Jesse Coburn
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

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. And her email address is


Board of Directors

Mark Gorton, Chairman

Gabe Klein, CityFi

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