Politics

Let’s fix NYC’s snow-filled crosswalk problem

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Every time NYC is hit with a blizzard, the government does two things: 1) they plow all of the streets as quickly as they can and 2) they reopen mass transit as soon as possible. The third piece of the puzzle, clearing sidewalks and crosswalks, is seen as “not our problem” by our elected officials.



NYC, where Revenue is more important than Rescue

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What’s more important, writing tickets or allowing a fire truck to pass? For at least one NYPD ticket agent, tickets are far more important.



A Better Plan for Queens Transit Needs

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In a separate post, I dissected Elizabeth Crowley’s ‘Light Rail to The Mall’ plan. Realizing this probably makes me look like a really mean spirited guy, allow me to put forth a far more superior plan.



Disassembling Crowley’s Light Rail to The Mall plan

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The abandoned Glendale “Station”. There have been some recent news stories about the NYC city council trying to plan some better transit options around NYC – one of those ideas is to revive passenger train service along the ‘Lower Montauk’ tracks through Queens.



Flushing Airport, Fire Salvage, and the only NYC Fire Rig to ever be abandoned.

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When we went to flushing airport, it was just a few days after the 9/11 attack on the world trade center.



NYC DOT / 311 Does not want to hear road repaving complaints (Updated)

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NYC’s 311 website is not accepting complaints for streets that need repaving.



Updated: Why 1000 new cops won’t increase NYPD patrols

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The City Council and Mayor Bill DeBlasio are currently debating whether or not to hire 1000 new police officers.



More People, No significant new city services: LIC Edition

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As anyone who has been paying attention (or read my last article) knows, the neighborhoods of Greenpoint, Williamsburg, LIC (and soon Astoria) have been seeing massive increases in population without significant associated increases in city services (first responders, transit, schools, hospitals, etc). We already know this is a problem. This article is will focus on […]



Reopen Closed LIC & Williamsburg Fire Houses

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The abandoned FDNY Engine 212 firehouse in 2006. Over the last 10 years, Long Island City (LIC), Williamsburg and Greenpoint transformed from neglected low-population industrial neighborhoods to tightly packed thriving residential areas. Dozens of factories and warehouses have been replaced with high rise apartment buildings. Basic NYC government services have not kept pace with the […]