What was interesting and so telling of NYC and our corrupt and useless officials were some spot on comments that I want to share:
The first commentor (and reader of this blog and a proud CRAPATEER) needs to start their own blog. Well written, intelligent, insightful and very knowledgeable.
JQ LLC said…
Also having the distinction of being the worst fucking transit system in the universe. The true population increase stems not only from these moneyed pioneers that have invaded and settled here, it’s the goddamn tourists who seem to think only New York City, and Brooklyn Goddamn and the Worlds borough of Queens are the only places to go in America. The recent decision to curb Airbnb’s illegal business of apartment lodging might slow it down slightly, but the damage is already done. Way to fast track the tower pestilence too, Mayor’s fun size and big slow.The C, J, L, 4, and 6 lines. Wonder no more. That is where the bulk of the tower pestilence has spread.
They all pass by the trendier parts of the city, Bushwick, Williamsburgh, Greenpoint, Park Slope, Brooklyn Heights, Prospect Park, Crown Heights, Bed-stuy (still a town plagued with rampant indiscriminate crime). Even in the city in Gramercy and Union Square. You should how roomy the trains get when they get off at these destinations. The available oxygen is enough to get you high.
Our politicians are so useless, they could never solve long term problems but only look how to get reelected. They should start investing in expanding our once world class subway. It shouldn’t cost one billion dollars per mile to build a subway line. Stop spending money on welfare and start putting people to work on building a subway system.
Another one who needs their own blog:
Richard Iritano said…
Now, anyone who can use the term ‘World Class City’ and ‘New York City’ in the same sentence, need look no further than what lies beneath it—a dangerously overcrowded, entrenched, congested, Third World cesspool of human overload—and, NOT ONE OF THEM IS A SUBWAY-RIDING POLITICIAN (apparently the very SCOURGES who created the disparity in the first place are exalted—outrageously, by all decisions that are self-prescribed (just like their salary bumps for whom everyone else continues to pay the price)!! Abolish the ENTIRE city council, then, and their vile, vapid and vacuous, part-time jobs that serve ONLY THEMSELVES—and in one fell swoop, their 32% pay increases (and the public, cradle-to-grave parasites attached to them) instantly-and-automatically disappear—and the public rejoice!
This one made comments about the comments:
Spy vs SPY said…
Our politicians are so useless, they could never solve long term problems but only look how to get reelected.
THE ELECTORATE IS USELESS – THE KNOW THIS AND ALL THEY CAN DO LIKE CHILDREN IS WHINE AND FEEL SORRY FOR THEMSELVES.
THE KNOW THEY ARE GETTING SHAFTED, YET CAN DO NOTHING EXCEPT DEFEND THEIR LOCAL CLOWNS IN OFFICE. YOU ALL ACT LIKE AN INSULT TO THEM IS AN INSULT TO YOU – THE PEOPLE THAT WERE STUPID ENOUGH TO RE-ELECT THOSE THAT ARE ABUSING THEIR POWER AND RUBBING IN IN YOUR FACES OVER AND OVER.
They should start investing in expanding our once world class subway.
SURE, AND YOU SHOULD GET AFTER THEM TO DIVERT YOUR FARES AND YOUR TAXES TO HELP YOUR COMMUNITY – INSTEAD OF THE BULLSHIT THAT DEVELOPERS ARE PUTTING INTO PLACES THAT A FEW SHORT YEARS AGO DESERVED NO TRANSIT – AS THEY WERE NOT CONSIDERED FIT PLACES TO LIVE.
It shouldn’t cost one billion dollars per mile to build a subway line.
NOR A MILLION FOR A DOG RUN BUT OUTSIDE OF GRUMBLING, WHO CARES HOW YOU FEEL IF YOUR TAXES ARE BEING USED TO BUY VOTES AND PAY OFF FAVORS AND YOU SAY NOTHING.
Stop spending money on welfare and start putting people to work on building a subway system.
TRUE, BUT YOU DO NOTHING TO STOP WELFARE FROM COMING HERE AND OFFER NO ALTERNATIVES TO GOVERNMENT – BUT TO LET IT BECOME ONE BIG PATRONAGE MACHINE.
PEOPLE, YOU DESERVE WHAT YOU GET AND DESERVE NO SYMPATHY FOR SITTING BACK AND WATCHING EVERYONE DO THE THINKING FOR YOU AND RUBBING YOUR CLUELESS FACES IN YOUR OWN BULLSHIT.
JQ LLC, Occasional Grumbler said…
Sorry for getting our collective spleen all and venting hatred over the internets, but this mess was practically imposed on us. Departments like the NYCEDC and “NYC and Company” were given mass amounts of funding that germinated this warped concept that the city and even the outer boroughs of Queens and Brooklyn not only had to have luxury living but also become more reliant on tourism than anything else. In fact this is happening in every major city in the states and overseas. The frivolous spenders are taken precedence over the working people, as city services are made more convenient and specialized for them. It’s also gruesomely evident in the cleansing of mom and pop and independent businesses through irrational jacking of their rents, to make it easier for artisan eateries and familiar chain stores to take over. And they planned and did all this in a short amount of time with no improvements and advancement, financial, technological and material, to the city’s infrastructure. This isn’t progress and frankly, no one should be told to suck it up, grow a pair and deal with it(those that include women who complain and grumble, wouldn’t they have to strap a pair on?). No one should deal with anything that is irrational, stupid, and infuriating. And no one will, because there are going to be a shitload of stories related to commuter violence for the remainder of the year. Expect Subway Rage features with the accompanying smartphone videos in our abominable local network news hours.