Hi, I'm Steve Gattuso! I'm a New Yorker 🗽 who enjoys urbanism 🏙, software 🤓, cycling 🚲, and finding ways to make humanity more sustainable 🚇. I'm a hackNY '13 alum, Recurser, and an incoming urban planning student at NYU 🚅.

Want to say hi? Contact me via email, Twitter or Mastodon.

↗ The lies our culture tells us about what matters -- and a better way to live

Something I’ve felt (and disliked) about American society is our desire to be self-sufficient as individuals. We don’t want to share with one another; we want our own and we want it to be better than everyone else’s. David Brooks, an op-ed columnist at the New York Times does an amazing job of explaining how this mentality has failed us, and gives advice of what we can do to fix it.

Somewhere in my head is a much longer essay about why I think this is so important, using the American preference of cars over public transit as an example of how we’ve lost sight of what we can achieve when we band together.