Bill de Blasio
Donald Manes killed himself FOR THIS?
“That’s how bad it is. … The level of displacement would be like nothing we’ve ever seen before. It would be devastating to working people in this city, and it would be the beginning of the end of New York City as we have known it as a place for everyone.”
Bill de Blasio will lose his job if he doesn’t get the quality of life under control. Homelessness is rampant with aggressive scary folks on the streets, the MTA is a crap shoot, people are being mugged in Central Park everyday, murders are up 20% over last year which were up 11% over the year before. All of this without the 1970s added plus of being cheap.
Now is the winter of our discontent and thanks to the overreaction of Bill De Blasio and Andrew Cuomo the entire world was brought to a tremendous standstill and there is nothing we could do again. For the first time ever the subway system was stopped, and for no reason but the preening egotism of a handful of halfwits.
Does New York have a problem with Governor’s or what? I can’t remember a good one. Pataki, any one? Hugh Carey? Nelson Rockefeller. Like the man said, can no one play this game any more? Well, de Blasio needs to up his game through the roof. and stop handing Cuomo opportunities to make Bill look like a reactionary half wit. Of course, maybe Bill is a reactionary half wit…
Bill de Blasio has started closing down Charter Schools and while my sympathies are with the schools in question, still I can see the Mayor’s point which boils down to giving public property to private enterprises. he might be doing it for the wrong reasons but it isn’t entirely irrational.
Derek Jeter retiring at the end of this season. I remember seeing his very first game in the majors and noticing him and, as a season ticket holder from 1999 – 2001. Greatest moment? The lead off home room in game four of the 2000 World series
As we count down to the de Blasio era, it is worth noting that while stop and frisk may well be racist and discriminatory, between 2001 and 2012 the City’s incarceration rate has now fallen by 36 percent, while at the same time, the national incarceration rate grew three percent. If that’s Bloomberg’s legacy it is a great one.