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Brooklyn, NY - Councilman Greenfield: It's Insane, Trucks Parked In Garage Not Plowing

Published on: December 28, 2010 06:38 PM
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Plow trucks sitting around at the 19th Ave in Brooklyn, NY Dec 27 2010Brooklyn, NY - City Councilman David Greenfield decried what he termed as “two New Yorks, one for the rich and powerful people in Manhattan who got their snow cleared, and the other for the regular folks in the outer-boroughs who were ignored.”  Greenfield has been working since Sunday evening advocating for more resources for Southern Brooklyn communities that have seen very little snow cleared from most streets. Greenfield is frustrated that Brooklyn’s needs have, once again, been all but ignored by Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

“I was shocked last night to see a dozen plows parked in the sanitation garage in Boro Park when most of the streets in my community were not even plowed a single time,” Greenfield proclaimed.  “I personally went to the garage this morning and was informed that these trucks would not be dispatched because there were not enough employees to drive them.”  Greenfield attributes the lack of manpower to Mayor Bloomberg’s personnel reductions at the Department of Sanitation, which left the Department short 400 sanitation workers.

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“Why in the world does the city buy trucks and not hire people to drive them? That’s insane,” Greenfield said.  Greenfield even offered to find volunteers with the appropriate licensing to drive the snow plows, but his offer was rebuffed.

Greenfield has been speaking non-stop with multiple officials in the Mayor’s office, the Office of Emergency Management and the Sanitation Department to demand that more resources are directed to his community.  Specifically, Greenfield has asked for more manpower to operate the idle plows in his community and more tow trucks to move cars and buses that are stuck on some streets, preventing street clearing. Greenfield learned this afternoon that five tow-trucks were sent today, for the very first time, to Brooklyn Community Boards 12 and 14 - an area that has a total population of nearly 500,000 people.  “It’s outrageous that we had to wait 30 hours to get tow trucks into our community.  I am certain that Midtown Manhattan had these trucks both during and immediately after the storm.”

Greenfield’s office, which has been open yesterday and today from 9am - 6pm despite the storm, was inundated with nearly 1,000 phone calls from constituents who are furious at the Mayor for not clearing their streets.  This is especially difficult for many of the Councilman’s Orthodox Jewish constituents whose yeshiva children are not enjoying the same winter break that public school children are enjoying.

“I have had constituents tell me that they are losing several days’ wages because of the fact that their yeshiva children, who would normally be in school, are home.  Others have told me that they fear they may be fired because mass transit to my district, including the B, N, Q trains and most buses, remain out of service and they cannot get to work.  I guess this is the Mayor’s new economic plan – take away jobs from people in Brooklyn who are snowed in and give them to the folks in Manhattan who are not,” concluded Greenfield.



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 Dec 28, 2010 at 06:51 PM Nilhouse Says:

My friend, David G., you are barking up the wrong tree. If you want something done, do the same thing that we did here in Crown Heights when we had a problem - call Pinny Lipschutz (of Yated/Matzav). He will start a fundraiser for your forgotten neighborhood. The man has a heart of gold. Yes, you can use my name.

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 Dec 28, 2010 at 06:53 PM Paulie123 Says:

Lets face it, the people that pay the most taxes are the ones in Manhattan. A large portion of Brooklyn Queens and the Bronx are on food stamps and welfare and pay very little in taxes so they are second class citizens. Kind of like the scene in the Titanic

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 Dec 28, 2010 at 07:07 PM jewishbrother Says:

its rediculios my friends father passed away sunday night cuz htzolah couldnt get to him.i think its total desscrimination

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 Dec 28, 2010 at 07:10 PM yaakov doe Says:

This is the most inept snow clearing effort I've ever seen. And those who went out without 4 wheel drive and are stuck in the middle of the streets are making it much worse.

It appears that instead of putting a full complement of sanitation workers out at the begining of the storm, this usual action was delayed to save money. The end result will be additional costs, lost tax revenue and most importantly loss of life.

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 Dec 28, 2010 at 07:12 PM bubbygreen Says:

Greenfeld for president 2012!

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 Dec 28, 2010 at 07:18 PM bubble Says:

David, way to go keep on going some with some common sense which is not so common

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 Dec 28, 2010 at 07:21 PM Crown Heights Says:

Kol Hakovod to David Greenfield !

At least Borough Park has a very vocal David Greenfield to get at least some sort of delayed reaction out of Bloomberg.

In Crown Heights we don't even have that much!

Crown Heights streets remained largely inadequately plowed as of Tuesday Night at 7:00 pm and the Crown Heights Sanitation Garage is full of Snow Plows that are not being driven.

Crown Heights streets only has Eastern Parkway 1/2 way plowed (not the service lanes- even C.H. Hatzoloh, in front of 770, had to shovel the Eastern Parkway service lane, by hand!!!) and even large streets like Empire Blvd was only 1/2 way plowed with many abandoned and stuck vehicles not being towed.

Crown Heights's largest Kosher Supermarket on Empire Blvd., had no fresh bread all day, because they have it baked in Borough Park and the B.P. delivery truck was stuck in snow clogged streets on Utica ave. for many hours on end.

Borough Park should be thankful that at least you have a David Greenfield to finally get Bloomberg’s attention (a few days late) but in Crown Heights, our elected Jewish Leaders, the Vaad Hakohol and our even our secular elected officials have not even been able to accomplish, the little which David Greenfield was able to accomplish.

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 Dec 28, 2010 at 07:30 PM jerrygold Says:

why did they send 2 drivers on each truck? when one is plenty to do the job of driving and plowing at the same time?

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 Dec 28, 2010 at 07:31 PM Anonymous Says:

The city has limited resources and cannot give priority to every neighborhood. The do the best they can with the limited resources they have available. If you want to pay higher taxes than let Councilman Greenfield know. Otherwise, they will have to clear the Manhattan streets first since those are the most important to the city's economy.

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 Dec 28, 2010 at 07:42 PM jay Says:

Please call Greenfield and dov hikend tell them to demand from the governor
To send in national guards that’s the only way to get things going

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 Dec 28, 2010 at 07:43 PM The Real Problem here Says:

It's strange that no one really understands what went wrong here, when the reality is really quite simple.

Everyone knows that in a storm like this, the only way to avoid disaster is to plow very quickly with a full force at full and at maximum staff.

Right now, it is FAR too late to fix the problem.

Right now, no matter what Bloomberg does he will never be able to play "catch up" after the first 12 to 24 hours were negelected.

The reason being is because after 24 hours of not doing the job, the disaster results, in tens of thousands of clogged streets, stuck vehicles of all kinds, that the mess is now 1,000 times harder to rectify, than if it was done quickly, to begin with, before the neglect.

This is check mate for Bloomberg and he has no way out now.

Whatever Bloomberg thought he saved by cutting the budget of 400 sanitation workers he will now pay a million times more to compensate for his mistakes in this storm.

It is now FAR too late to fix this. It's is 100% impossible to fix this disaster even in another 24 hours from now. It will take at least an entire week for Bloomberg to be able to MAKE-UP, for his failure in the first 24 hours of this storm.

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 Dec 28, 2010 at 07:49 PM EMS Member Says:

Reply to #3  
jewishbrother Says:

its rediculios my friends father passed away sunday night cuz htzolah couldnt get to him.i think its total desscrimination

Interesting, this is the first report of a death caused by this blizzard.

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 Dec 28, 2010 at 07:51 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #10  
jay Says:

Please call Greenfield and dov hikend tell them to demand from the governor
To send in national guards that’s the only way to get things going

What will the "national guards" do you chochom? Most of the snow will have melted by early next week (the forecast is for temps in the high 30s/low 40s over the weekend. It takes several weeks to learn how to use a snowplow and these "citizen soldiers" should not have to waste their time helping dig out your driveway.

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 Dec 28, 2010 at 07:52 PM cbdds Says:

Reply to #9  
Anonymous Says:

The city has limited resources and cannot give priority to every neighborhood. The do the best they can with the limited resources they have available. If you want to pay higher taxes than let Councilman Greenfield know. Otherwise, they will have to clear the Manhattan streets first since those are the most important to the city's economy.

Otherwise, they will have to clear the Manhattan streets first since those are the most important to the city's economy.”
Wrong in so many ways!
1, There is no precedent to give higher priority to a neighborhood based on the amount of taxes paid. This is especially true when giving priority to one area causes dangerous conditions to be worse elsewhere. Note that medicaid is accepted at every NY hospital because Government is not in the life/death decision business. They did ultimately put Brooklynites in danger by failing to clean the streets.
2, The few streets important to the economy might be 5th, Madison and Wall street area. This does not include side streets on the upper east nor west sides.

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 Dec 28, 2010 at 07:58 PM maven Says:

2 reasons for the disaster; The Sanitation department implemented a new rule whereby all personnel are to report to their assigned garage, not the closest one as had been the prior practice. For example, if John lives in Brooklyn and he is assigned to a Bronx Garage, he was to report to the Bronx and not the closest post, as was the prior practice. Many were unable to arrive at thir assigned garages due to the severity of the storm.
The second reason is that it was on a holiday weekend, and many were unwilling to report. This was the first blizzard in New York history on a holiday weekend.
What I can not understand is why the B, Q, and N lines are not running.

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 Dec 28, 2010 at 08:04 PM YidelfromBP Says:

David!!
Why can't we just hire a private company with 5-6 construction tractors and they should start cleaning the streets! Forget about sanitation! Bloomberg keeps on saying he needs private help! BP as a community let's hire the private company and in 6-8 hours all streets will be clean!!

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 Dec 28, 2010 at 08:04 PM Kidney Donor Says:

Reply to #3  
jewishbrother Says:

its rediculios my friends father passed away sunday night cuz htzolah couldnt get to him.i think its total desscrimination

Boruch Dayin Emes. I am sorry to hear about this. )-: May Hashem give you the strength to carry on. May you only have simchas from now on.

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 Dec 28, 2010 at 08:05 PM bennym Says:

This is all a clever ploy by the Sanitation Workers Union. Every snowstorm workers work extra shifts to cover all areas. They are refusing to work extra, so people will scream bloody murder and the unions will get more workers.

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 Dec 28, 2010 at 08:06 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #9  
Anonymous Says:

The city has limited resources and cannot give priority to every neighborhood. The do the best they can with the limited resources they have available. If you want to pay higher taxes than let Councilman Greenfield know. Otherwise, they will have to clear the Manhattan streets first since those are the most important to the city's economy.

I don't know where you live, but obviously not in Brooklyn. What does the amount we pay in taxes have to do with it. Do we only deserve to be safe if we pay higher taxes? That is the most ridiculous thing I ever heard! Furthermore, they didn't have to do a perfect job right away, but to completely ignore this part of NY is inexcusable.

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 Dec 28, 2010 at 08:07 PM oy vaiz mir Says:

Reply to #3  
jewishbrother Says:

its rediculios my friends father passed away sunday night cuz htzolah couldnt get to him.i think its total desscrimination

I went out tonight the first time since Sunday. I couldn't believe what is going on. I saw a car trying to move on 14th Ave. Wouldn't budge. Then on 15th ave. a car was stuck. Trying to shovel to get the car out. Looked like all the streets - 40th, 41st 42nd, etc. none were plowed!!! I don't remember seeing anything like this.

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 Dec 28, 2010 at 08:11 PM Kidney donor Says:

Reply to #7  
Crown Heights Says:

Kol Hakovod to David Greenfield !

At least Borough Park has a very vocal David Greenfield to get at least some sort of delayed reaction out of Bloomberg.

In Crown Heights we don't even have that much!

Crown Heights streets remained largely inadequately plowed as of Tuesday Night at 7:00 pm and the Crown Heights Sanitation Garage is full of Snow Plows that are not being driven.

Crown Heights streets only has Eastern Parkway 1/2 way plowed (not the service lanes- even C.H. Hatzoloh, in front of 770, had to shovel the Eastern Parkway service lane, by hand!!!) and even large streets like Empire Blvd was only 1/2 way plowed with many abandoned and stuck vehicles not being towed.

Crown Heights's largest Kosher Supermarket on Empire Blvd., had no fresh bread all day, because they have it baked in Borough Park and the B.P. delivery truck was stuck in snow clogged streets on Utica ave. for many hours on end.

Borough Park should be thankful that at least you have a David Greenfield to finally get Bloomberg’s attention (a few days late) but in Crown Heights, our elected Jewish Leaders, the Vaad Hakohol and our even our secular elected officials have not even been able to accomplish, the little which David Greenfield was able to accomplish.

Boruch Hashem we have Greenfield and Hikind - diamonds. I am sorry you don't have a good leader in Crown Heights. Even though things are so bad in Boro Park - we have hope with great leaders.

I don't know though how much is helping though- as many of the blocks I have seen in Boro Park, you cannot go down the block with the car. And most people's cars are parked and cannot be used.

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 Dec 28, 2010 at 08:15 PM jewru Says:

Lehavdil, it's like we are living in a ghetto, and Bloomy is part of the Gestappo!
He should be helping his 'Landsman' instead of telling the rich and affluent Manhattanites to go see a play.
Kudos to D Greenfield for helping expose the farce!
VOTE GREENFIELD FOR MAYOR!!!

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 Dec 28, 2010 at 08:15 PM Ben58 Says:

Reply to #13  
Anonymous Says:

What will the "national guards" do you chochom? Most of the snow will have melted by early next week (the forecast is for temps in the high 30s/low 40s over the weekend. It takes several weeks to learn how to use a snowplow and these "citizen soldiers" should not have to waste their time helping dig out your driveway.

National Guard military truck drivers can drive all the plows sitting unused in the sanitation yards.

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 Dec 28, 2010 at 08:27 PM ConcernedMember Says:

The outer boros have been ignored, and will continue to be ignored because they do not make up Bloomberg's "people." His people are uptown Manhattan. It is amusing to see many of the Councilmen who were so supportive of Bloomberg getting a third time are now seeing first hand how much of an elitist he is. You can see it in his press conferences with reporters. This man does NOT care about the "common people." We are beneath him.

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 Dec 28, 2010 at 08:30 PM MyHumbleOpinion Says:

How Stupid can one be, to even try to excuse this arrogant Stuck-up Mayor

The simple ABC was not even planned (and YES we had enough notice to do so).

Were not talking about some logistics that didn't work out exactly as planned. Were talking about th most important and simple thing which i guaranty you if you should ask any three year old what the first thing to plan is, the answer will be YOU MAKE SURE EVERY TRUCK ON THE FLEET HAVES A DRIVER yes no brainstorms here. What good can we get out of a dozen trucks with plows but no drivers to drive them. And that was only at the 19 ave. station could you imagine how many more throughout the city where parked in the station.

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 Dec 28, 2010 at 08:36 PM Blame the Union Says:

Its not Bloomberg to blame its the union (legal mafia) to blame here, they wanted to give beck for Bloomberg for laying of 400 of them, i believe that all the trucks who got stuck while cleaning did it intentional sitting there for hours not even trying to come out, they have blood on their hands & every one should know it, same like the the transit strike a few years ago,
Bloomberg if you want your name clean of this fire everyone who had a stinking hand in this, just be brave and you will get credit.

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 Dec 28, 2010 at 08:38 PM satmerguy Says:

We have to understand mike bloomberg is "no" mayor Rudolph Gullani ,he just base luck with an idea on wall st. but never created a single job for the people ,he does not know how to run the biggest city in the world .

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 Dec 28, 2010 at 08:43 PM zayin Says:

1. I was in Manhattan today. The streets were NOT much cleaner than here in Brooklyn

2. Didn't bloomberg say that he will in no way cut back on cleaning the streets? Didn't he say "clean the streets first, then worry about the budget"????

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 Dec 28, 2010 at 08:45 PM leib g Says:

we have to call out to mr. bloomberg that we need some financial support for the next few days to be able to recooperate from this situation

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 Dec 28, 2010 at 08:56 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #23  
Ben58 Says:

National Guard military truck drivers can drive all the plows sitting unused in the sanitation yards.

My son-in-law served in the Army reserves as an officer in a transport unit. He told me that only a few drivers are trained in using the types of trucks that equipped with snow-plows that are used by the Sanitation department. At best, they could drive their jeeps and two-ton trucks to help trasnsport the sick where the ambulances and fire trucks cannot get through.

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 Dec 28, 2010 at 09:02 PM Joe-Shmoe Says:

Dont sell me that b"s! I was by the lumber yard on 60 and 13 this morning and there were 3 big tractors cleaning, when I passed the neighborhood at 6 they were only up to 56 st. 4 Blocks in a day! Sure Blame Bloomberg. (not that I like that so...) We have to blame the sanitation union, who gets the money here without providing the services. Yes I think bloomberg should've given out contracts to clean the snow. Dont tell me that you can't get it for much cheaper than the 20 people that come with the tractor driven by 1 (believe it or not, They don't yet require more than one man to drive it) driver, plus overtime.

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 Dec 28, 2010 at 09:05 PM mewhoze Says:

stop carrying on about manhattan being cleared. i was in the lower east side of manhattan today and it is far from clean. there are areas that havent been touched by a plow either. so stop whining about manhattan , manhattan. call it like it is....upper manhattan and times sq. and broadway got priority . not all of manhattan.

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 Dec 28, 2010 at 09:06 PM anonymous Says:

I live in BP and sorry but none of the streets have even had once a plow go through them!!! With all due respect, I do not know where they would shovel the snow to or into or whatever! The kids are having a grand time that is for sure.

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 Dec 28, 2010 at 09:31 PM Michel Says:

1. Immediately fire the Sanitation Commisioner.
2.Bring in the National Guard to drive their own equipment and the Citys that is sitting idle. Hire unemployed people at $10 per hour, give em shovels and send them to every street corner. No matter the cost.
3. Hire private tow truck operators to tow stuck vehicles. Charge the vehicle owner when they come to pick the car.
4.Ask for help from neighboring NJ, LI, and any other area that already cleared their streets. Pay them for their help.
The CIty lost billions this week from no businesss.

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 Dec 28, 2010 at 09:46 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #2  
Paulie123 Says:

Lets face it, the people that pay the most taxes are the ones in Manhattan. A large portion of Brooklyn Queens and the Bronx are on food stamps and welfare and pay very little in taxes so they are second class citizens. Kind of like the scene in the Titanic

I guess you haven't been to Midwood. While I would imagine that there are families in MIdwood that are on food stamps and other programs, you also have block after block of well-kept, higher middle-class owned homes that pay more than their fair share of taxes and fees to the city, and whom our wonderful, considerate, fair-minded mayor (wait a minute! I have the wrong mayor!) should be considering as "deserving" of appropriate services. The bottom line is that Mr. Mayor screwed up royally, and other than the sanitation chief, can't really blame anyone else (except perhaps for the "parked cars"). He is an arrogant, insensitive, holier-than-thou personality, and his time as mayor should be ended ASAP. I would love to see a recall motion started in the council directed at him.

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 Dec 28, 2010 at 09:54 PM Anonymous Says:

Interestingly, a dead end block in Midwood with a certain frum Judge living on it, was the only side street getting plowed so far.

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 Dec 28, 2010 at 09:56 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #18  
bennym Says:

This is all a clever ploy by the Sanitation Workers Union. Every snowstorm workers work extra shifts to cover all areas. They are refusing to work extra, so people will scream bloody murder and the unions will get more workers.

That's exactly what is at stake. It's retaliation for the 400 sanitation workers laid off.

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 Dec 28, 2010 at 10:37 PM Brian Says:

The unions are to blame for blackmailing the city into giving obscene compensation packages to the sanitation workers. Give reasonable wages (not princely salaries plus benefits) and you will be able to afford the necessary amount of workers. After all, they are blue collar workers, not executives!

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 Dec 28, 2010 at 11:00 PM lawschooldrunk Says:

how come no one has made the suggestion of getting everyone on the block to work outside together and shovel their block? If every single able-bodied member of a block went outside and worked in concert to clear their block, there would be less of a problem.

I understand that you don't have to do this and that your taxes pay for this, but in the end, if you need to get to work you have to do something and not wait around for the city.

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 Dec 28, 2010 at 11:50 PM Anonymous Says:

All you need to bring the mayor to boro park and have him walk from any street to the next and make his comments from here, how does some one invite him ?

At the same time he should also take a ride in the front seat of new fire truck or a ambulance driving from 44th street on fort hamilton during an emergency and counting the minutes it takes to pass the 46th street island with out a seat belt.

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 Dec 29, 2010 at 12:03 AM ELI Says:

what about the ppl who lost out on days of work?? maybe the city should set up a compensation fund for the lost wages!!

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 Dec 29, 2010 at 01:18 AM Anonymous Says:

Now you are all crying. When VIN posters told of the administration eliminating the X-29 Express Bus last June, none of you gave a darn because it didn't effect you. However, now you see it did. The mayor saw that the Yidden would not fight to keep their Express Bus, so the die was cast for him to ignore all of you the first chance he got.

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 Dec 29, 2010 at 01:47 AM Cherrybim Says:

To #36 - The judge's attendance in court is vital to this city and will at least accomplish while the mayor's attendance did not.

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 Dec 29, 2010 at 02:41 AM Anonymous Says:

This mess truly calls for an investigation. how is possible that almost 48 hours after the storm most streets in bp werent plowed? I thing i noticed is that my block was lucky and was plowed durimg the storm but I never saw a salt spreader. I think this is the key to the entire situation.
I remember some big storms in my life 69, 78, 84, 93 in the last years 10 years almost every year we had at least one storm with over a ft. last year we had it twice. remember Tanis esther also 20" and even as it it began to stick i remember the weather service saying its not going to stick. yet 2 days later on purim there was almost no zecher of the snow.
but of course in this city fire lanes and bike lanes get priority treatment.
Take the millions spent on making bike lanes and use it for more important things.
i say make a snow party and dump the snow in front of city hall!

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 Dec 29, 2010 at 03:10 AM Brian Says:

Stop being so petty. At the end of the day we can rely on Bloomberg for the important stuff like building us the ground zero mosque. ;)

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 Dec 29, 2010 at 06:43 AM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #2  
Paulie123 Says:

Lets face it, the people that pay the most taxes are the ones in Manhattan. A large portion of Brooklyn Queens and the Bronx are on food stamps and welfare and pay very little in taxes so they are second class citizens. Kind of like the scene in the Titanic

Bloomberg installed David Greenfield in Boro Park!

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 Dec 29, 2010 at 06:41 AM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #2  
Paulie123 Says:

Lets face it, the people that pay the most taxes are the ones in Manhattan. A large portion of Brooklyn Queens and the Bronx are on food stamps and welfare and pay very little in taxes so they are second class citizens. Kind of like the scene in the Titanic

Do you know how much real estate taxes are in Brooklyn?
Do you know how much tickets (many of which are really on fair) are bestowed on Brooklyn?
Do you know that most sky scrapers are exempt from real estate taxes!
Time for you to realize that Mike Bloomberg take Brooklyn on ride!

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 Dec 29, 2010 at 09:39 AM ilovehashem Says:

Reply to #47  
Anonymous Says:

Do you know how much real estate taxes are in Brooklyn?
Do you know how much tickets (many of which are really on fair) are bestowed on Brooklyn?
Do you know that most sky scrapers are exempt from real estate taxes!
Time for you to realize that Mike Bloomberg take Brooklyn on ride!

Wow this is unbelievable I live on a main street bordering between boropark and flatbush my street in the main road that hatzalah ambulences pass to go to maimonedies hospital and a fire house on our street. I am shoked have never seen such niglect in the 25 years that i live on this street . There were ambulences and fire truck on thier way to emergencies litrely stuck in front of my house and had to dig themselves out. We had many major storms in the past years and always the streets were cleaned from the start of the storm .What happened this year whats going on that even on a main street with a fire house the streets were not cleaned????

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 Dec 29, 2010 at 10:48 AM Moish Says:

I guess the commissioner should resign as Hikind demanded. The difference between Manhattan and the outer boroughs are unbelievable. I actually made it in on Monday and it looked alot bettter then than Brooklyn does today. They continued steadily (hourly) rerunning up and down the avenues, plowing, flattening, and clearing corners, while ignoring entire neighborhoods in the other boroughs.

NYC law provides the following:
N.Y. ADC. LAW § 16-124 : NY Code - Section 16-124: Removal of snow and ice from the streets
The commissioner, immediately after every snowfall or the formation of ice on the streets, shall forthwith cause the removal of the same, and shall keep "ALL" streets clean and free from obstruction. (quotes and capitals added).

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 Dec 29, 2010 at 11:06 AM Butterfly Says:

How about DECREASING salaries or freezing their salaries this week because the work was not done in a timely fashion!! It might shake them up a bit!! My steet has not been touched except for a few people who started to shovel the road, that is, do the sanitation workers job and not be paid for it!! It is done like this every year because nobody ever cleans our block!! They come after the fact!! PRIMA DONNAS!!

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 Dec 29, 2010 at 11:23 AM shtill Says:

Reply to #12  
EMS Member Says:

Interesting, this is the first report of a death caused by this blizzard.

It isn't the first report! It hasn't happened.

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 Dec 29, 2010 at 11:26 AM Yossi Says:

I think we are all fortunate to be stuck at home with heating ,food, and clean clothing..Think for a minute of the tens of thousands who are stranded in airports without food and lodging desperate to get home safely...Lets NOT complaint so much and rather thank hashem for what we do have.....

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 Dec 29, 2010 at 11:40 AM Butterfly Says:

To #52 What happens when you run out of food? Deliveries cannot get through!! Did you think of that yet??

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 Dec 29, 2010 at 05:39 PM anonomouse Says:

Reply to #9  
Anonymous Says:

The city has limited resources and cannot give priority to every neighborhood. The do the best they can with the limited resources they have available. If you want to pay higher taxes than let Councilman Greenfield know. Otherwise, they will have to clear the Manhattan streets first since those are the most important to the city's economy.

Everyone pays taxes!!!! Boro Park or wherever.If it's property tax!!!!!!!!!!! or tickets or sales tax or registration for the car or if it's hugely inflated health insurance premiums (due to governmental requirements which we do not benefit from) Every single person living in America pays taxes!!!!!!!!!!! thousands of it!!! even the ones that are on benefits!!!!! The heimisher pay tens of thousands of tuition fees on top of that so stop bashing the frummers!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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