CITY LAUNCHES ANTI-DISCRIMINATION & HARASSMENT CAMPAIGN – WELL START WITH BEING ABLE TO RIDE ON THE SUBWAY IN PEACE

Yes, I totally agrees that everyone has a right to be treated with respect and dignity, but this seems to go out the window with people like DeBlasio or Queens BP Melinda Katz and all the other so-called progressive liberals in this administration when it comes to hard working tax payers who want to be able to ride the subway to and from work without the constant harassment of panhandlers (ILLEGAL), pole dancers (ILLEGAL), homeless people stinking up subway calls and posing a health threat & physical threat from crazy dangerous homeless, young & other disrespectful riders who play or blast music (ILLEGAL) and all the other bullshit on the subway we have deal with on a daily basis and that does not even count all the fuck-ups by MTA (signal problems, train traffic, sick passenger, broken rail, etc) that make our daily rides PAINFUL.

Kind of ironic from a so-called liberal city that does everything it can to keep us pretty much segregated in our various communities. I mean the only time we tend to be all together is on the shitty subway and the daily shitty ride that people like deBlasio does not address, but then what the fuck does he or the other elected officials or MTA big wigs care for, they don’t ride it. By the way deBlasio and Katz, how diverse are your blocks that you live on?

Funny you NEVER hear from Katz on any quality of life issues, but she sure knows how to play this particular card, especially during election time. I never hear her bring up the environmental racism (or deBlasio), like Jamaica having a huge polluting waste facility (Royal Waste) in a residential area or the the South Bronx and North Brooklyn area that has even more bigger and more polluting waste dumps and are communities of color.

What hypocrites. Liberal Democrats tend to be the biggest hypocrites around. At least far right conservative Republicans don’t make any bones about who they are and this is where I find liberal Democrats like deBlasio and Katz much more dangerous. Speaking with forked tongues.

But it is much easier to focus on this issue and pump out several posters without having to get your hands dirty and do actual work to improve quality of life issues for EVERYONE.

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From Queens Times Ledger:

City launches anti-discrimination campaign as bias incidents rise

The city launches a new citywide ad campaign to counter the rise in reports of discrimination and harassment against vulnerable New Yorkers.
By Bill Parry

Following a 60 percent increase in reports of discrimination to the city’s Commission on Human Rights in 2016, a trend that continues into 2017, Mayor Bill de Blasio launched a citywide anti-discrimination campaign Tuesday. Advertisement, videos, community events and public service announcements will affirm New Yorkers right to live, work and pray free from discrimination and harassment.

“It is now more important than ever for New Yorkers to stand united as one city and reject hatred and intolerance,” de Blasio said. “In New York City, our diversity is our strength. It does not matter where we come from, who we love or who we worship. We are all New Yorkers, and deserve to be treated with dignity. Regardless of the national rhetoric, we have absolutely no tolerance for discrimination in our city.”

Campaign ads and poster will appear in English and Spanish in more than 3,400 placements citywide over the next six weeks, including on subways, bus shelters and ferry terminals, in houses of worship, ethnic and community radios and newspapers and social media. The ads feature six individuals standing up to scenarios of discrimination and harassment commonly experienced by vulnerable New Yorkers, including Jewish, Muslim, Hispanic, Asian, Black and LGBTQ New Yorkers.

“At a time when bias incidents are on the rise, this campaign sends a clear message to all New Yorkers that they do have the right to live free from discrimination and harassment and that NYC has your back. No one has permission to discriminate against you or your community. If they do, rest assured that the NYC Commission on Human Rights will hold them accountable.”

The commission is currently investigating 30 percent more complaints of discrimination than this time last year, with more than 1,600 current open cases of discrimination compared to 1,200 in May 2015.

“Incidents of bias and discrimination have been occurring with more frequency throughout New York City and across the country. This is not OK,” Borough President Melinda Katz said. “Now, it is more important than ever for New Yorkers to stand together against discrimination in all forms. If you see something, say something. If you witness an incident, call it out and report it to the commission. Everyone deserves to be treated with respect, and Queens denounces any act of discrimination, whether micro-aggression or blatant.”

If you feel you have been discriminated against, take action. Contact the NYC Commission on Human Rights at 718-722-3131 .

VISION ZERO ACTUALLY SUCKS BECAUSE THIS MAYOR & HIS ADMINISTRATION CARES MORE ABOUT THOSE WHO BREAK THE LAW AS OPPOSED TO THOSE WHO FOLLOW THE LAW

Vision Zero SUCKS, but it does not have to if simple enforcement rules actually took place, but then Dumblasio and his crew seem to be more concerned with those that break the laws or don’t follow them (homeless folks posing danger & health issues on trains), illegal immigrants, truck drivers driving and parking illegally on residential streets, etc. The hard working tax payers who actually help pay this bozo’s salary and follow rules get fucked by him and his progressive lefty liberal brunch.

I like all four issues brought up, but especially, #2, since this a big one that effects me and many others:

Second, the NYPD should ticket truck drivers on residential avenues where the law forbids commercial traffic. Residents pay a premium to live on streets closed to the rumble of eighteen-wheelers, the roar and stink of diesel engines, and the squeal of air brakes, but they no longer get their money’s worth in this respect. Truckers use these residential avenues, in preference to commercial ones, to save time, but of course a speeding truck is the biggest imaginable danger not only to pedestrians and cyclists but also to ordinary drivers. It would take only random police enforcement to keep truckers off these streets, so it would be a high-return use of scarce police resources. It might even be possible to develop a traffic-camera technology to record the license plates of trucks as they rumble down these avenues, so that ticket issuing could become as automatic as that which catches drivers who run red lights or toll evaders on highways and bridges. An interim step might be to equip traffic officers—once called meter maids—with cameras to snap license plates and phones to call colleagues down the avenue to look for a particular truck. If it appeared 20 blocks further down in five minutes, a time-stamped photo would prove it was not merely making a delivery. Four minutes would also prove it was speeding. These unarmed officers can’t write tickets for moving violations, but they could relay such photographic evidence to higher authorities.

Notice the school bus behind this dangerous truck which is ILLEGALLY using a residential street.

ILLEGAL

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From City Journal:

Broken Windows Traffic Policing

How to stop scofflaw New York drivers from killing people

May 18, 2017

Public safety
New York

If Mayor Bill de Blasio wanted to get better results from his “Vision Zero” traffic-safety plan—which cut driver and passenger deaths from 81 in 2015 to 67 last year, even while the number of walkers and cyclists mowed down by cars rose from 153 to 165—he should stress vigilant traffic policing more. Most of those pedestrian and cyclist deaths occurred in crosswalks, and drivers would be more cautious there if they thought the cops might be watching. De Blasio would also recognize that the “Broken Windows” theory of policing—that small crimes of disorder, left unchecked, lead to more serious crime—holds true with traffic infractions as with any other kind of lawbreaking. So here are five Broken Windows actions that the mayor could take right now, which, if past experience holds true, ought to protect citizens from lethal drivers.

First, cops should crack down on “boom-box” cars—those with radios blasting loudly enough to be heard blocks away and to shake your windows as they pass by. The law forbids excessive noise—reasonably enough, for a dollop of civility from all is what makes life in a packed-together city possible. Anyone who inflicts drive-by pandemonium on his fellow citizens is doing so merely for the pleasure of aggressive self-assertion, and such belligerent behavior suggests the kind of driver who would swing into a crosswalk so quickly as to cut off a pedestrian crossing the street. But any miscalculation in such me-first driving can be fatal, and such drivers need to learn early that cops expect uniformly responsible motorist behavior.

Mayor Rudy Giuliani toyed with the idea of simply impounding boom-box cars on the spot, and he contemplated with a certain glee making some swaggering youth walk home to New Jersey in the middle of the night. But then the planes crashed into the Twin Towers, and the demands of the unfolding emergency left no time for refining these forms of quality-of-life policing.

Second, the NYPD should ticket truck drivers on residential avenues where the law forbids commercial traffic. Residents pay a premium to live on streets closed to the rumble of eighteen-wheelers, the roar and stink of diesel engines, and the squeal of air brakes, but they no longer get their money’s worth in this respect. Truckers use these residential avenues, in preference to commercial ones, to save time, but of course a speeding truck is the biggest imaginable danger not only to pedestrians and cyclists but also to ordinary drivers. It would take only random police enforcement to keep truckers off these streets, so it would be a high-return use of scarce police resources. It might even be possible to develop a traffic-camera technology to record the license plates of trucks as they rumble down these avenues, so that ticket issuing could become as automatic as that which catches drivers who run red lights or toll evaders on highways and bridges. An interim step might be to equip traffic officers—once called meter maids—with cameras to snap license plates and phones to call colleagues down the avenue to look for a particular truck. If it appeared 20 blocks further down in five minutes, a time-stamped photo would prove it was not merely making a delivery. Four minutes would also prove it was speeding. These unarmed officers can’t write tickets for moving violations, but they could relay such photographic evidence to higher authorities.

Third—and this is a step even the lionhearted Giuliani never took—such city employees as sanitation men who race their trucks down residential avenues to the depot, or bus drivers who cross an intersection just as the light is turning against them, blocking crosstown traffic as they wait for the light to change again, should get tickets. Of course no mayor courts union hostility, and one public-union member would be loath to penalize another. But New Yorkers (and even Americans at large) already sense that public servants, with their porcine retirement and health-care benefits, have become the public’s masters, and that they are exempt from the rules that bind everyone else, so nothing could be more salutary for restoring trust in government than ensuring that public employees respect rather than flout the law. Can you imagine the electric impact of seeing a cop writing a ticket to an MTA bus driver on Fifth Avenue in midtown, a sight I have never seen in over half a century as a New Yorker? A mayor with the guts to make unionized workers follow the same rules as everyone else—there could be no more potent message that the rules count than that!

Fourth, officers need once again to enforce the law against “spillback”—blocking an intersection because you tried, and failed, to beat the light. Again, camera-equipped meter maids could do this job. Traffic in midtown is currently chaos, thanks to the congestion resulting from various ill-advised traffic-control innovations of the current mayor and his predecessor. A little damage control would help.

Finally, to prevent the kind of mayhem that happened in Times Square at lunchtime today, when a suspected drunken driver with two previous drunk-driving citations killed one pedestrian and hurt at least 22 more, drivers should have their licenses suspended after one such conviction and revoked after two. So also with those who drive without a license or with a suspended one. They are lawbreakers, pure and simple, and a continued career of such wrongdoing ultimately should send them to jail.

But don’t hold your breath. The de Blasio administration seems to care more about protecting those who don’t follow the rules than those who do, as a recent NYPD directive forbidding cops to answer noise complaints by entering apartments to break up rowdy, late-night parties suggests. That’s the usual instinct of left-wing Democratic mayors, and it inevitably, if gradually, produces urban rot.

THE ROOM WAS FULL OF BULLSHIT AT QUEENS DEMOCRATIC DINNER WITH MAYOR BIG BIRD

Typical LOAD OF BULLSHIT.

Does he really ever come out to SE Queens and places like Jamaica and I mean the garbage strewn areas that are ghettos and a mess.

Does he ever come to see that polluting dump, known as Royal Waste, which sits in the middle of downtown Jamaica near thousands of homes and across from a park and all the 24/7 truck traffic that is caused by it, not too mention all the pollution, smell and noise. OF COURSE NOT.

As I said a LOAD OF MAJOR BULLSHIT. And the room was filled with SHIT as every do nothing Queens Democratic hack was there to kiss Bird Birds anus and bow to it. Damn, you probably could not walk 5 inches without stepping into SHIT.

“Now I want to talk about a magical place recognized all over the world for its diversity, for its amazing restaurants, for its passionate people. I call this place Queens,” de Blasio said.

So now Queens is a “magical place”. Well, can you make all the garbage everywhere vanish.

Yep, you can tell it is election time, the strong smell of mendacity, even worse than the stench from Royal Waste.

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From The Times Ledger:

Mayor rallies the troops at Queens Democratic dinner

Mayor Bill de Blasio spoke about the many positive changes in Queens and throughout New York City during his tenure at the annual Queens County Democratic Organization’s Spring luncheon at Antun’s.

Many people cheered as Mayor Bill de Blasio spoke about the positive changes to the borough of Queens and New York City during his first term Thursday at the Queens County Democratic Organization’s annual spring dinner at Antun’s in Queens Village.

“This administration is proud of what it did for Queens starting with a new ferry service in the Rockaways. That ferry is here to stay in the Rockaways. Ferry service will soon be reaching Long Island City and Astoria,” de Blasio said.

The mayor came out to Queens to rally Queens Democratic lawmakers for this year’s elections and to bolster the prospects of incumbents across the borough. As mayor he has made significant investments in Queens, particularly in the last couple of years.

De Blasio mentioned the changes made to make the treacherous Boulevard of Death safer.

“We took another crucial front — we took what was a stain on the name of this borough and I was with Karen Koslowitz [D-Forest Hills] the other day and we talked about something that is a past that we needed to get rid of. When Queens Boulevard was called the Boulevard of Death,” said the mayor. “We made a lot of changes through Vision Zero and for 2 1/2 years not a single person has died on Queens Boulevard.”

The crowd responded with applause.

The mayor also brought up additional improvements to the southeast Queens region.

“To all of my friends from southeast Queens who talked for so many years about how the government did not hear you about the flooding problem, we are spending billions of dollars to fix that,” de Blasio. “I think [Councilman Donovan Richards D-Laurelton] told me it’s been about 40 years that people have been asking for a new police precinct. A new police precinct is coming to southeast Queens. At City Hall, Queens is at the front of the agenda.”

The Democrats clapped enthusiastically about both initiatives.

The mayor also highlighted the rise of job creation in the outer boroughs, how crime has dropped for the third year in a row and a 93 percent decline in stop-and-frisk was down 93 percent. He went on to say that 99.6 percent of municipal workers are under a labor contract today and New York City police officers won’t “be turned into enforcement agents for ICE.”

“Now I want to talk about a magical place recognized all over the world for its diversity, for its amazing restaurants, for its passionate people. I call this place Queens,” de Blasio said. “We are still a beacon to this whole country and we show that as a society every kind of person can work in New York City — everybody is together. It does not matter what faith or country you came from. We manage to make it work together and the whole world watches this miracle everyday. We have to keep that fire burning no matter what happens in Washington, D.C.”

YOU GET THE SHIT HEAD, CORRUPT, LAZY & ASSHOLE ELECTED OFFICIALS (ESPECIALLY LOCAL) THAT YOU DESERVE

When I say you get the elected officials or government you deserve, it is like going to McDonald’s expecting to get a healthy, low-calorie, low fat fine dining experience. Of course you are going to get shit, because you went to a shit place. The same with elected officials, you get get shit, because you either did not go out and vote, you are a low-information voter (which seems to be many), you don’t read enough (and not Facebook posts), you listen to some bullshit asshole preacher, you keep voting for the same shit even though you see no improvements to your community (Comrie, Meeks, Wills, Cook, Smith).

So wake the fuck up, inform yourself, look around your community, be informed, etc. AND stop calling them “honorable, like “The Honorable Leroy Comrie”, there is not a damn thing honorable about him, he is a paid life long political hack who is fucking lazy and nothing but bullshit comes out of his mouth, yet many of you vote for this clown over and over again. Plus the fuck works for you, not the other way around.

So, you do get the elected officials you deserve and you get the community you deserve as well.

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From The Daily News:

Our entitled political class

In the easygoing, textbook version of democracy, voters in an election year resemble shoppers in a supermarket, strolling up and down the aisles poking and inspecting policies and politicians and selecting the ones we want on Election Day. Ideally, the winning candidates closely resemble what most voters are seeking when it comes to affordable housing, schools, crime control and the like.

But that ideal scenario goes out the window when it becomes clear that too many politicians are more interested in their own pay, perks and power than in serving the public good. That’s when voters have to act less like passive consumers and more like what we truly are: the bosses who collectively employ a group of temporary workers — called elected officials and commissioners — to operate with honesty, efficiency and common sense.

It seems clear, my fellow voters, that some of our employees have been feathering their own nests while many of the city’s major problems go unfixed.

The most obvious and nauseating example is the rampant malfeasance at the Department of Correction, where ex-Commissioner Joseph Ponte and dozens of his employees knowingly ripped off the city for an estimated $20,000 by using city vehicles to visit friends and family outside New York City month after month.

Ponte’s infamous 90 days out of state were the tip of the iceberg. According to the DOI report, Acting First Deputy Commissioner Cynthia Brann “told DOI that she used her city vehicle on weekends almost exclusively for shopping, including trips to Woodbury Commons Outlets and the Gallery at Westbury Plaza, among others.”

Deputy Commissioner Gregory Kuczinski “took over 20 trips to Westchester County in his take-home vehicle on personal business, including a vacation day to go golfing and multiple trips to John F. Kennedy and LaGuardia airports to transport family,” according to the report.

Mayor de Blasio’s stubborn refusal to acknowledge the depth of the rot makes the problem even worse.

 “Every single one of those people is going to pay back whatever they owe the City of New York and the taxpayers of New York,” the mayor told me, adding that “there was something wrong with the internal controls.”

Actually, the internal controls were fine. City vehicles are equipped with GPS tracking capability. The City Vehicle Driver Handbook says: “Drivers are not allowed to use City Government vehicles for personal activities, except for required rest periods, meals, and brief stops incidental to the conduct of official City business.”

That plain language leaves no room for the dozens of trips for golf outings, suburban outlet malls and family airport runs that the Correction staffers took. But the mayor, plainly frustrated, recently groused on WNYC radio that “All people want to talk about is the God-forsaken cars.”

In reality, as de Blasio will surely discover on the campaign trail, the issue for many members of the public is whether public servants are getting (or illegally taking) the perks of a privileged class, treating city property like their personal playthings at the expense of the rest of us.

That brings us to an ill-advised, little-noticed city decision to hand out tens of thousands of parking placards to school teachers. The union representing principals, school nurses and some administrators recently won an arbitration ruling granting them placards to use for free parking near schools.

But City Hall went beyond the ruling and decided to give placards to every school employee who has a car, opening the floodgates to many of the city’s 75,000 teachers and 19,000 paraprofessionals.

“The placards don’t guarantee a legal parking spot, but since traffic enforcement agents don’t ticket vehicles with placards on the dash, they do guarantee that parking in a crosswalk, bus stop, or no-standing zone will get a free pass. . . . Evidently, that’s OK with Bill de Blasio,” writes Brad Aaron, managing editor of Streetsblog, the transit advocacy website.

And we’ve recently learned of another questionable hit on taxpayers, courtesy of the scandal-plagued state Senate. It turns out that seven senators have been getting extra pay — $12,500 here, $18,000 there — ostensibly for chairing various committees.

The problem, as The News’ Ken Lovett reports, is that the seven actually aren’t chairing those committees, a possible violation of state law.

It’s easy to get angry about all of this, but anger alone isn’t enough. With just under six months to go before Election Day, it’s time to inform our current and future workers that stealing, sloppy work and laziness aren’t acceptable, and never will be.

Louis is political anchor at NY1 News.

 

DEBLASIO’S APPROVAL RATINGS ARE SKY HIGH AMONG BLACKS & HISPANICS, YET THEIR COMMUNITIES ARE THE WORST OFF

Moving from one major asshole (Trump) to another major asshole (DeBlasio), I just don’t get how the majority of people approve of the job that Big Bird is doing, I mean, can you name me at least 10 major accomplishments? Can you tell me if your quality of life has gotten better in this city as you walk through mounds of garbage? Has your subway ride been more pleasant to and from work sitting near the shit stained crazy homeless guy? I mean I don’t get it.

AND what I don’t get even more are these numbers:

white voters disapproved of de Blasio’s job performance by 55 to 39 percent, black voters approve by 80 to 12 percent, and Hispanics approve 70 to 27 percent

Why do Black and Hispanic voters tend to vote for people who seem to not look out for their best interest. Can any heavily Black or Hispanic community tell me realistically, that their community, their neighborhood has gotten so much better since Big Bird took office. Take Jamaica, since that is my hood and know it well. The garbage situation has gotten worse, the homeless situation way worse with dozens of homeless shelters plopped into the community in the last couple of years with homeless all over the downtown area reeking havoc and pretty much living in the Jamaica Center Station and E subway cars, quality of life certainly has not gotten better and crime still plagues these communities of color, so would some Black or Hispanic people inform me how you can possibly think this Mayor has done such a great job and be specific, because I don’t see it here in Jamaica. Talk to residents in Jamaica and despite all the development going on, many will say the same thing, that Jamaica’s quality of life has gotten worse in the past 5 years.

I mean majority white areas quality of life are much better than majority communities of color, like WAY BETTER, but even white people think Big Bird is doing a fucked up job and Blacks & Hispanics give him the thumbs up. Black and Hispanic communities have the highest rates of asthma and other health issues, some of it due to the poisonous waste facilities like Jamaica’s Royal Waste, that dumps pollutants into the ground, into the air and all those diesel fueled waste trucks that are killing resident’s lungs. Those same communities are over burdened with tons of homeless shelters, where many of the shelter folks are not even from the community. You all get the shit end of the stick, but yet you all bend over, spread your cheeks and say, “put it in deeper Master”.

I don’t get it, then I don’t get how this community keeps putting people like Comrie, Meeks, Cooks, Wills and other assorted shit heads back in office over and over again.

Royal Waste Disaster at the 170th Street/Douglas location where 3 workers were killed by toxic chemicals in 2009

Brooklyn Homeless Shelter residents playing a game of “Crack the Skull”.

The Rufus King Park Welcome Wagon.

Cause from over a two week water main break on Hillside Avenue that the city took their damn good old time getting to.

And this shit needs to stop. 170th Street at Jamaica cannot handle trucks this size. This truck can barely make the turn as it heads to Royal Waste Dump

FUCKING GONE……………

MTA Q5, “THE LEAKER”

Seagull River in SE Queens

MTA Moving Homeless Shelter

Jamaica Center Subway Station in downtown Jamaica

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From AM NEW YORK:

De Blasio scores best job-approval rating of term, Quinnipiac poll finds

Mayor Bill de Blasio scored his best job-approval ratings of his term, according to a poll by Quinnipiac University released Wednesday that also found he’d beat front-running Republicans this fall by 3-to-1 margins.

By 60 percent to 34 percent, voters approve of de Blasio’s performance. The approval rating represented a 10-point jump since a similar survey in late February, when de Blasio was under criminal investigation for his fundraising. De Blasio since has been cleared.

“Remember all those news stories about how Mayor Bill de Blasio was in political trouble? Well, he ain’t,” said Quinnipiac pollster Maurice Carroll.

The new poll showed that de Blasio, a Democrat elected in 2013, would defeat two front-runners for the Republican nomination for mayor: real estate executive Paul Massey and State Assemb. Nicole Malliotakis, of Staten Island.

De Blasio would beat Massey 63 to 21 percent and Malliotakis by 64 to 21 percent, Quinnipiac said. Four of five voters said they didn’t know enough about either Republican to form an opinion.

De Blasio spokesman Dan Levitan said de Blasio “expanded Pre-K for every 4 year old and will do the same for every 3 year old.” Without offering specifics, Levitan said in the statement that “crime is at record lows, jobs are at a record high, New York City is building affordable housing at a record pace, and rents were frozen for more than 2 million tenants. That is the mayor’s record, and it is one that New Yorkers are rallying around.”

Massey spokeswoman Mollie Fullington said in an email that Massey “is focused on talking to hardworking New Yorkers about his vision of innovation, inclusion and integrity for the city, and beating Bill de Blasio on Election Day.”

Aides to Malliotakis could not be reached immediately for comment.

The Quinnipiac poll also reflected long-standing racial and ethnic fissures in de Blasio’s support. While white voters disapproved of de Blasio’s job performance by 55 to 39 percent, black voters approve by 80 to 12 percent, and Hispanics approve 70 to 27 percent. Asians weren’t included in the breakdowns.

The poll also asked about President Donald Trump. Voters overall disapprove of his performance by 74 to 22 percent, but Republicans approved by a margin of 75 to 18 percent.

Also Wednesday, de Blasio went to Queens to celebrate two years without fatalities on Queens Boulevard, the thoroughfare once nicknamed “The Boulevard of Death” because of the high fatality rate. De Blasio credited his Vision Zero traffic safety plan, under which streets are redesigned and more motorists ticketed for violations.

De Blasio also defended his administration’s decision to provide 50,000 free-parking placards to the city’s public school personnel, arguing that doing so forestalled protracted legal challenges by labor unions representing the employees. The mayor promised “real sanctions” for anyone who abuses the permits.

The poll, conducted May 10 to 16, surveyed 1,019 New York City voters of both parties, via landline and cellphone. The margin of error was plus or minus 3.1 percentage points.

 

MAYOR DUMBO HOLDS TOWN HALL MEETING IN LIC – HEY, HOW ABOUT PAYING A VISIT TO ONE OF THE LEAST SERVICED COMMUNITIES IN QUEENS – JAMAICA – OR IS THAT TOO TOUGH FOR YOU AND SHOWS YOUR FAILURE AS MAYOR TALE OF TWO CITIES

Sure Mister Mayor, go to very nice and very expensive LIC (yeah, it has some issues, like major over-development, but whose fault is that). I mean funny how the hipsters, etc come into an area to claim their own and get their fancy coffee shops, their cool bars, their multi-million dollar dog runs, but then when prices go sky high, there are cries of gentrification (justified by the old timers, not the new crowd). The millennial hipster generation are such HYPOCRITES. Much gentrification is caused in part by them. Yet they are the first to cry that the “immigrants” cannot longer afford to live in the community, a community they helped to push people out of it. BUT I digress.

Mayor, Greater Jamaica is the largest community in Queens with, I think the largest population, yet certain services are lacking, many quality of life issues go unaddressed by your administration.

SO WHAT, no town hall meeting in Jamaica Queens, where problems and quality of life are so out of control (or any other community of color or lower economic area) due to neglect by this Mayor, the Queens Borough President and the same old elected officials, some who have been in office for decades (Comrie, Meeks, Cook) and have done little to nothing to improve the area.

Over two weeks to fix a major water pipe leak on Hillside Avenue that had water streaming out and collecting huge pools in front of people’s houses, not to mention the leak was in front of a bus stop shelter that people could not be in due to all the water splashing from vehicles.

Cause from over a two week water main break on Hillside Avenue that the city took their damn good old time getting to.

The takeover of public streets and sidewalks by the tons of auto body shops that use this public property like it is their own with all their junked and unlicensed vehicles.

The major polluting (air, ground, noise ) of Royal Waste which is right in the downtown area, across from a public park and by thousands of homes/apartments.

Royal Waste Disaster at the 170th Street/Douglas location where 3 workers were killed by toxic chemicals in 2009

The 24/7 of illegal truck driving on residential streets, illegal overnight commercial parking of trucks and the dangerous issue of parking huge tractor trailer trucks inside LIRR overpass tunnels (ever hear of a little thing called “911”).

TOTALLY FUCKING ILLEGAL & DANGEROUS. Watch crossing the streets tourists. Such trucks come from Royal Waste Services.

Practice games for terrorist. The 170 LIRR Tunnel in Downtown Jamaica.

The major litter problem, the HUGE illegal garbage dumping going on, tons of homeless shelters being placed in the community that help destroy a quality of life that is already on shaky grounds, a major train station (Jamaica Center) that looks like a homeless encampment and try during morning rush hour to get in a clean car that has not been taking over by the wonderful homeless folks (that you have done very little for and think are all cute little kids) and all the countless other nonsense in this community that YOU refuse to address.

Is that Assembly Member Vivian Cook addressing her constituents.

BUT hey, stop in over priced/over-development, YET NICE LIC.

There should be a mandate for ALL elected officials from Mayor to Councilmembers. Twice a month, you should take a tour of a part of your community (especially the ones with unaddressed issues) and walk with your staff, taking photos and having a news crew follow you while you talk to local residents, talk about what you see and the STEPS (not studies) that you will take to address the issues and then a follow-up visit.

You all live in your fucking bubble far from the maddening crowd.

Sutphin Blvd between Jamaica Ave and 90th Ave

FUCKING GONE……………

Downtown Jamaica

MTA Q5, “THE LEAKER”

107-58 164th Street
Jamaica, NY

Royal Waste comprises the entire blue rectangle. As can be seen thousands of homes and a park are at risk.

Parked all last weekend from Friday thru Monday.

This was the deli that closed a few years ago for dealing drug, guess it is opened for business again. SLOBS.

She certainly does not look like some starving young girl in Africa.

And this shit needs to stop. 170th Street at Jamaica cannot handle trucks this size. This truck can barely make the turn as it heads to Royal Waste Dump

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From Queens Times Ledger:

DeBlasio holds town hall meeting in Long Island City

Mayor Bill de Blasio fields a question from a young constituent of Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer’s during a town hall meeting in Long Island City.

One week after an anti-gentrification rally and march took place in Sunnyside to protest over-development in western Queens, Mayor Bill de Blasio held a town hall meeting at a school in the same neighborhood.

 While the April 20 Queens March Against Gentrification railed against the mayor’s big-ticket items such as the Brooklyn-Queens Connector, the mega-development planned for Sunnyside Yards and the Long Island City Core rezoning, de Blasio fielded more questions about the hear-and-now instead of what might happen down the road.

For three hours, nearly 600 residents and business owners in western Queens fired questions on affordability, education, green space and transit at the mayor at the Queens Vocation & Technical High School during a forum hosted by City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside). Helen Ho, an external affairs director at LaGuardia Community College and a former member of the de Blasio administration got to go first.

“We need safe streets for the students and workers of Long Island City,” she said. “Our intersection at Van Dam Street, Thomson Avenue and Queens Boulevard is extremely dangerous for pedestrians and we need funding for the entire redesign of the intersecti­on.”

The mayor said he understood that there was a real problem around the campus and he knew it was an important topic.

“We’re going to take the plans we have and move them up and I’m pleased to tell you we will commit $17 million in city capital funds to create those safety measures on Thomson Avenue to protect the students of LaGuardia College and the surrounding community.”

The mayor pledged another $130 million to replace the Sanitation Department garage near the Ravenswood Houses, which has drawn complaints for years, in a different location that will be determined.

 “This has been an environmental injustice that the Ravenswood community has suffered for decades and decades,” Van Bramer said. One resident voiced concerns about the Sunnyside Yards proposal and the mayor reminded residents that project is years down the road.

“This is a sort of project you’re talking 10 or 20 years to ever come near achieving,” de Blasio said, emphasizing that he was aware of the “tremendous concern at a community level” about it.

When he was asked about service interruptions that plague the No. 7 subway line, he blamed the state-run MTA.

“We can’t make it with the transit options we have now,” de Blasio said, and that’s why the NYC Ferry is important. “There’s no traffic jams on the river,” he said, adding the BQX street car system was needed because the subway system is overburdened and he is working to make the connector happen.

YES, POOP POLICE ARE MUCH NEEDED IN THIS CITY BUT WHY STOP THERE, LITTER POLICE TOO. THE TIME HAS COME DUE TO THE SLOBS IN THIS CITY

AND bring back this guy. If there ever was a time for him, it is now.“If people are getting sloppy again and being unfair to their neighbors, we may have to create a culture consequence again,” the mayor said during his weekly segment on the radio show, responding to a caller’s “helpful suggestion.”

AND what fucking rock did you crawl out from Mister Mayor,  “people getting sloppy”. They have been sloppy in this city for a long fucking time, the people have gotten even worse. I mean does de Blasio actually ever walk around his own fucking city and not just Gracie Mansion or City Hall or the Upper East Side. I mean he is just like our local elected officials, they live in a fucking bubble, they don’t take the subway, they don’t see what is going in their town community, etc.

“Poop Police” are a must, but why stop there, make the Poop Police all encompassing of all litter. Christ,  between the fucking slobs in this city and the new immigrants who come from  garbage strewn countries and think tossing dirty diapers and other litter on the ground are normal, this city is one big fucking garbage mess, be it Mid-town Manhattan to the bowels of Jamaica. I mean we have all kind of litter laws, poop laws, no household trash in public cans, but NOBODY enforces this, which is mind boggling, because the amount of money in fines this city would make is big and it would teach people to stop being slobs, hit them where their wallets are. AND make the fucking fines much higher, way higher. AND when you put this into effect, don’t forgot communities of color and lower income communities, which have the greatest amount of slobs.

Again, how can this city call itself so progressive, when litter is EVERYWHERE, their trash disposal system is awful & polluting (especially in communities of color), their recycling program sucks and we have not legalized marijuana for recreational use, which if there was ever a city that needs it, it is stressed out, angry New York. I am tired of having to buy my pot illegally, plus I want variety.

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From DNAInfo New York:

Meter Maids as Poop Police? Mayor Considers New Anti-Dog Waste Strategy

By Nicole Levy | May 5, 2017 12:34pm

 Leaving your dog's poop on the street is a violation of

Leaving your dog’s poop on the street is a violation of “Pooper Scooper” law and carries a $250 fine.View Full Caption

DNAinfo.com/Eddie Small

NEW YORK CITY — One man’s dog poop is another man’s gold.

The city could launch a lucrative crackdown on violations of its “pooper scooper law” — if Mayor Bill de Blasio follows up on a promise made Friday morning on WNYC’s “Brian Lehrer Show” to censure scofflaw dog owners.

“If people are getting sloppy again and being unfair to their neighbors, we may have to create a culture consequence again,” the mayor said during his weekly segment on the radio show, responding to a caller’s “helpful suggestion.”

“There’s an epidemic of dog waste on our sidewalks, and I believe that you can request your parking officers who are out there already on the street … [to] issue summons,” proposed Maria of Williamsburg, the “less tonier part” of the city, in her words.

“Walking has become a course of dodging dog waste minefields, and this is a win-win for the city, a win-win for New yorkers’ health who carry dog waste on their shoes into their homes, and a win for small children who are not allowed to walk freely on our sidewalks,” said Maria, who described the ticketing potential of scofflaw dog owners as “gold for the city.”

Too many dog owners are failing to clean up after their pooches, the mayor agreed. The offense violates the 1978 “pooper scooper” law and carries a $250 fine.

“It’s really insensitive and unfair to other New Yorkers, and I’d say to people: if you’re not going to bother to clean up after your dog, don’t bother to have a dog,” de Blasio said.

While Maria’s enforcement proposal had a “lot of merit,” he continued, he wasn’t sure whether the responsibility should fall to traffic agents or other city officials.

“Your point is well taken: that we have to look at new ways of creating consequences for folks who do something that’s unfair to their neighbors and unhealthy for everyone involved. I will figure out a way we can address that better,” de Blasio pledged, praising the efforts of former Mayor Ed Koch to rectify the issue in the 1970s.

Whether he likes it or not, Koch is remembered as advocating for, signing and enforcing the Canine Waste Law as one of several steps his office took toward the city’s urban renewal.