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, though most drivers never give it a second thought to (example).
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
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.
Angie covers the national side of the movement for better walking, biking, and transit. Angie is also the co-founder and editor of Rustwire.com, which covers contemporary urban affairs in the industrial Midwest. She is a strong advocate for more livable streets, particularly when it comes to the revitalization of older, so-called ‘rustier’ cities. Angie holds a masters degree in urban planning from Cleveland State University’s Levin College of Urban Affairs. Prior to Streetsblog, she worked as a newspaper reporter covering municipal governments throughout her home state of Ohio and in Southeast Michigan. Follow Angie on Twitter @StreetsblogUSA.
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