New Bad Days 48: Movie Shoot In Harlem Rowhouse Building Gets Disrupted By Inferno, Killing A Fireman; Convict Gets Beaten Down By C.O.’s In Brooklyn Borough Jail; A Cab Driver Sacrifices His Life To Bring Forth Awareness And Demands For App-Hail Regulations As App-Hail Drivers Are Getting Mugged; A Woman Goes Mental On Her Neighbors And Gets Shot By Cops; Shooters, Slashers And Crazy People Wreaking Havoc On The Subway, On The Streets And In Whole Foods


In Harlem, a five-alarm fire broke out in a cellar and engulfed an five-floor apartment building while a movie was being filmed, killing a fireman, Lt. Michael Davidson, who died instantly from smoke inhalation and the debris from the floor collapsing above him. There are conflicting reports about how the fire might have ignited from a boiler that was recently installed but the site has been declared too hazardous to do an investigation.

To make this tragic incident even worse, two elderly tenants who were evacuated from the building next door to the inferno that were taken to the hospital after the fire returned the next day to discover that their apartments were invaded and burglarized. An 83-year-old woman had $27,500 worth of cash, jewerly and a fur robbed and a 66-year-old woman had $9,800 worth of jewelry and designer sunglasses stolen.

Now two tenants who were living in their residences at the time of the movie shoot and the inferno are suing the landlord and the director and his production company claiming that the latter party knew and didn’t warn anyone in the building about the severity of the initial blaze and also claimed that it was extinguished and accused the production company of storing hazardous flammable materials on the set on the ground floor which was once a jazz club and the landlords for faulty smoke detectors and a lack of fire extinguishers.

All this destruction, strife and the death of a public servant would have all been prevented if the director/producer would have just did a soundstage recreation design of the club and shot the scene in one of many studios the city and state have, like Kaufman Studios in Astoria, Steiner Studios in the Brooklyn Navy Yard or even the one upstate that the stupid governor spent 15 million tax dollars on near Syracuse. But instead Ed Norton wanted location authenticity for whatever his film project is about. Though the city is mostly fault for catering and pandering to the movie and TV industry as the mayor’s office rubber stamps film permits blindly and furiously.

And obliviously, because those are people’s homes. Elderly people’s homes where they are settled and don’t have the time or stamina to just get up and roam around the city and mingle.

It’s also dismaying because Ed Norton is a great actor. Although he and his team gave sincere apologies and condolences to the fireman’s family, this is still a huge disappointment and looks to get progressively worse.

Also in Harlem, a man hiding inside a bathroom after behind pursued by a guard that he stabbed in an expensive supermarket chain store owned by a greedy megalomaniac, came charging out waving a knife at cops waiting outside who then shot him.

Again in Harlem, two idiots loitering in a stairwell jerking around with a gun prevented a chinese delivery man from walking up the stairs and attempted to mug him but were thwarted when the guy fought back causing them to run away.

(Well, this was bound to happen.) In Midtown, a bicycle rider followed and stabbed a man on a skateboard three times after they had an argument in the middle of an busy intersection. The biker then rode away in the wrong direction.

Also in Midtown during the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, 3 diverse men jumped onto an unmarked police car and damaged the roof and windshield.

Again in Midtown at the 53rd St/Lexington Ave. Station, a man killed himself jumping in front of an arriving train shortly before noon.

In Hell’s Kitchen, a man randomly hit a another man in the face with a brick and continued to assault him with it as he laid on the ground then walked away.

Also in Hell’s Kitchen, a police car was broken into at 4 a.m. in front of a station and was robbed of SRG tactical and protective gear. Luckily, the perp was caught in Chicago while possessing an stolen 9mm.

In East Harlem  in a tunnel by the 125th Street Station, an MTA track worker fell nine feet to his death on the tracks as a “protective” railing made of wood cracked underneath him.

MTA worker who fell to his death may have tripped on track piecesFor fuck’s sake. Dental floss would be a sturdier alternative.

Also in East Harlem, a fire that started in deli around 1 a.m. spread to the apartments above it, injuring 4 tenants and 2 firefighters just days after the movie set inferno.

Again in East Harlem, a man tried to commit suicide by attempting to jump off the Triborough Bridge.

In Murray Hill a few weeks ago and in Union Square and the Upper East Side in the past 10 months, robbers wearing postal service uniforms are stealing entire mail carts.

In Washington Heights, three men badgered, yelled obscenties and provoked a cop to fight them and shouted a racial slur at another cop as they were filming it on their cellphone. The video doesn’t explain how the confrontation started and the cops for some reason, walked away from them.

In the East Village, a man stalked, assaulted and robbed two purses from two women as they entered their apartment buildings.

Also in the East Village, a fire spread out through an apartment building, killing a 71-year-old man and injuring 3 others.

Again in the East Village, two men snatched a total of five tablets from unsuspecting customers at a chicken wings joint and a woman stole two phones from a patron’s purse at a bar.

And again in the East Village at the 2nd Avenue Station, a homeless man standing on the tracks was hit by the F train.

And again in the East Village and on the streets everywhere else, safety pylons were found damaged and knocked over. A total of 2500 of them had to replaced at a cost of a quarter million dollars.

In Kips Bay, a man tripped a 70-year-old man from behind, then took his wallet and stole $15 while pretending to help him up to fool passerby.

Also in Kips Bay, five teenage males feigning to be collecting signatures for a basketball team are involved in a series of robberies.

In the Lower East Side at the East Broadway Station, the F train leaving the station hit a homeless man who was walking in the tunnel in front of it.

In Stuyvesant Town, a man sneaked up behind a woman and ripped off her bag and ran away.

In the Upper East Side at the 86th Street Station, a 6-month-old infant in a stroller was found abandoned on the 6 train platform. Her father was found intoxicated in Brooklyn at a train station in Crown Heights.

Also on the Upper East Side, three track workers got injured at a Metro-North site when a steel beam fell off a boom crane.

In Union Square, a man went on a bag snatching spree in the past month inside a well-known coffee chain store and another one nearby who will not install surveillance cameras to protect their customers from future thievery.

Also in Union Square at the station of the same name on the Q train platform, a woman pushed a man onto to the tracks after cursing him out.

Again at Union Square at the you know the rest, a man kicked an elderly woman in the head on the Q train and ran away when the train made the stop, only to be caught by pedestrians who chased him and nabbed him at 23rd street.

In the Upper West Side by Central Park, two 19-year-olds stuck up a man for his wallet.

In NoMad at the 28th Street Station, a man attempting trying to sell a Metrocard that was given to him for free for giving blood, was caught trying to sell it to undercover cops who found a gun on him during a patdown.

In Times Square, a man hit a police officer with a bottle during a protest, fucking up a solidarity march demonstration for the stupid and senseless shooting of Stephon Clark in Sacramento.

In the Financial District, an underground explosion caused a manhole cover to shoot up and land on the street.

In Downtown at the Freedom Tower, a man was sexually harassed by his supervisor who groped him and referred to his penis as a big juicy Jamaican banana.


Ghost cab (Ellis Kaplan, NY Post)

In Maspeth, a career cab driver committed suicide by hanging himself in his garage because the omniscience of and irresponsible city inaction to cap the amount of vehicles from app-ride services Uber and Lyft drained his finances, demonetized his taxi medallion and destroyed his livelihood. This is the fourth cab driver to commit suicide in four months.

Also in Maspeth, a 15-year-old boy that arranged to sell his jacket through an app met up with two men on the street who maced him and stole it.

In Jamaica, a town in flux purgatory, a woman walking on Jamaica Ave at 9 p.m. got held up by a gunman who then took her into an alley and raped her.

In Long Island City, a man got shot to death while walking on the sidewalk near the Queensbridge Houses at 8 p.m.

Also in Long Island City, a worker was crushed to death when two marble slabs fell on him inside a warehouse.

Again in Long Island City, a man’s dead body was found floating between two barges on the waterfront of the East River.

In Jackson Heights, a man got shot to death inside a bodega.

In Elmhurst, a man committed suicide by shooting himself by an emergency room entrance at a hospital.

In Hollis, two men impersonating cops pulled over and shot a man during a car-jacking.

In Woodhaven, a crime spree of car tire and rim theft has gone up.

Also in Woodhaven, a drunk driver jumped a curve and hit three pedestrians and plowed into four parked vehicles and walked away from the damage and injuries he caused.

In Ozone Park, gun shots were fired inside of bowling alley, hitting and wounding a man who was having his birthday party there.

Also in Ozone Park, a man who drove through a red light, was found with drugs in the front seat and an illegal handgun.

In Richmond Hill, a man took out a gun inside a nightclub and shot randomly into the crowd, hitting and wounding 3 patrons. The club lost it’s liquor license weeks later.

Also in Richmond Hill, a girl cutting class was approached and detained by a man impersonating a police officer who blackmailed her into letting her go by demanding $200 in cash or sexual intercourse if she didn’t have the money.

In South Ozone Park, two men held up a chain pharmacy and robbed it of prescription pills.

In Flushing, an inebriated man who called police after he was shooting his gun in his apartment was discovered to be in possession of an unregistered handgun and rifle arsenal in his basement.

Also in Flushing, a man tried to cash a stolen lottery ticket from a deli he broke into and robbed a month earlier.

In Sunnyside, two men broke into a bodega by cutting the locks and robbed it of a whopping $50 and drove off with their haul.

In Cambria Heights, an MTA worker embezzled $150,000 of social security payments and government benefits belonging to his dead mother.

In Briarwood, two men broke into a home through the basement door and stole two jackhammers.

In Springfield Gardens, an ambulette driver hit a woman as she crossed the street when he carelessly didn’t bother to yield.

In Bayside by the Clearview Expressway, an off-duty cop was caught drunk in his vehicle passed out.

In College Point, an MTA worker was killed as he was directing traffic at a bus depot when a man driving a bus cleaner vehicle backed up into him.


In Downtown Brooklyn at the Brooklyn House Of Detention; one of the jails that will be repurposed to house inmates after the prospective Rikers Island shutdown, a convict who insulted a C.O. captain was attacked by five prison guards inside his cell, then took up an elevator with a broken surveillance cam as they kept beating him to a secluded room without cameras and slammed him into a metal table.

In Bushwick, a woman got stabbed to death by another woman inside of a deli after they were fighting with each other in front of a homeless shelter hotel. The suspect fled the scene in a Mercedes Benz.

Also in Bushwick, a man held up a beauty supply shop at gunpoint and accused the cashier of overcharging him the day before.

In Bed-Stuy, a man grabbed a woman’s ass and tried to steal her purse then ran off after the woman slugged him.

In East New York, an app-ride driver was attacked by a woman when he told her he add another fare to pick up who then punched him in the face and stole his phone.

In Canarsie, a masked man who broke into an apartment held up a knife to a 12-year-old girl who lived there and raped her in the bathroom where he hid and waited.

Also in Canarsie, a 10-year-old boy was found locked inside a school bus at 12:30 p.m after the driver finished his route.

Again in Canarsie, a man attempting to hold up a UPS shipping center feigning to be armed got shot by a security guard.

In Flatbush, a woman was found dead in her apartment bedroom handcuffed and with a plastic bag over her head.

Also in Flatbush at Midwood High School, a student brought a gun because he was expecting a fight got caught by security.

Again in Flatbush at Midwood High School, an honor student was detained by police who handcuffed her to a pole for truancy even though she had permission to go home because she was sick.

In Bensonhurst, a man grabbed a teenage girl walking on the sidewalk and shoved her to the ground then flashed a woman waiting at a nearby bus stop and punched her in the face when she tried to avoid him.

In Cobble Hill, a man punched a 5-year-old boy in the face in front of his mother on the G train, the pussy then mocked the child and ran away when the train arrived at the Bergen St. Station.

In Ditmars Park, a man was shot to death when he left a bar after a memorial for his friend.

In Bay Ridge, a woman was found dead floating in the river by the Verrazano Bridge

In Williamsburg, a man arguing with his girlfriend pushed her out of his van and ran over leg and sped off.

Also in Williamsburg, three yeshiva school administrators were indicted for embezzling $3,000,000 of government funding meant to help to feed poor students with free lunches.

Again in Williamsburg, a man punched another man in the face as he was walking by him.

And again in Williamsburg, a man pummeled another man to the ground and stole his tote bag.

In Greenpoint, two men broke into a steakhouse restaurant at 4 a.m. and stole 550 bucks and a computer tablet.

In Gravesend, a man slapped and shoved a 78-year-old woman to the ground and stole her purse.

Also in Gravesend, a man broke into and robbed a clothing store by throwing a brick at the glass door.

In East Williamsburg (or Bushwick), two girls fighting inside a high school escalated into one slashing the other with a knife.

In Coney Island, a man being hassled by a group of teenage girls in McDonalds threw coffee at them then took out a razor and slashed one of them in the face and ran out.

In Marine Park, a NYPD sergeant was caught driving drunk when he crashed his car into another one.


In Williamsbridge, an app-ride driver was held up at gunpoint by a passenger who shot him 7 times and robbed his wallet containing $23.

In Foxhurst, another app-driver was attacked by a passenger who stabbed him over the price of the fare.

Also in Foxhurst, a man was shot at and killed while walking on the street in a drive-by shooting.

In Parkchester, 5 men and a woman jumped a 70-year-old man from behind as he entered his apartment building and beat him down and robbed his apartment.

In Marble Hill, two men held up a department store shortly after it opened at 8:20 a.m, robbing it of $145,000

In Riverdale, a man was robbed of bag containing $96,000 he won in a lawsuit settlement by four hookers and two armed men at a motel after he showed one of them his cash so he can arrange a gangbang with them (the hookers not the gunmen).

Ooh. La. La. (NYPD, NY Daily News)

Also in Parkchester, a school safety agent beat up his girlfriend during a domestic dispute.

In Mount Hope, a man coming home from shopping was attacked and held at knifepoint by two men who slashed him twice and robbed him of $60.

In Concourse Village, a police cadet when on a drunken driving wrong way joy ride and crashed into an ambulance.

In Pelham Bay Park, four men and a woman broke into a Burger King at 3:30 a.m., idiotically taking pictures of themselves then trashed the place and robbed boxes of burgers and buns.

In Tremont, a man was killed instantly by a hit-and-run driver who crushed him into a double-parked van.

In Claremont, three women attacked a man in a hotel hallway as they punched and kicked him and stole his cellphone.

In Morrisania, a fire engulfed a three-story apartment building at 5 a.m., injuring a fireman.

In Baychester, a woman was killed and her daughter got injured in a car crash that was caused by a driver who cut them off on the thruway.

In Highbridge, a woman was shot to death inside her apartment by her boyfriend who worked as a corrections officer.

In Mount Eden at the William Taft High School, two kids having sex in a stairwell were filmed by another student who posted the video on his social networking platfrom

Staten Island

In Grymes Hill, a woman violently attacked and strangled another woman after a play held at a children’s school then the same woman threatened her mother-in-law at her house in Midland Beach and went to another woman’s house and threw a brick through door window and fired a shot from her starter pistol inside then drove away. The suspect was later pulled over by cops who then shot her when she pulled out her weapon.

In New Dorp, former congressman and ex-convict Stephen Grimm was caught parking his car in a handicapped spot and had the audacity to complain about the media that reported his brazen breaking of laws he still thinks he feels he’s above.

In New Brighton, four teenage males ganged up on two other teenage boys in a playground, held up a knife to them and robbed a cellphone and headphones.

In Elm Park, a woman died in a house fire she was squatting in with her boyfriend who set off the blaze by burning a log in a pot used to keep them warm.





Governor Cuomo Gets Cursed Out By Citizen For His Blatant Indifference While Showing Blatant Indifference

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Uh-oh (youtube)

Albany, N.Y.

This is one of the greatest moments in viral video history and hopefully there will be more of this. And this all occurred because a political beat reporter went through some arbitrary senate house rules bullshit.

Kenneth Lovett was on his phone in the chambers and was confronted by state troopers to turn it off. His attempts to reason with the officer by pointing out there was no session at the time and how everybody else does it was swiftly admonished with handcuffs and thrown in the back of a patrol car.

Well, lucky for Mr. Lovett that Mario’s son Governor Andrew Cuomo was there to spring him out and get the surly cop that insulted him to apologize.

This recent incident of police state showboating gathered immediate attention of the press,as a gaggle of reporters congregated to greet the Gov as Andy and Kenny were about to leave the police station. While Andy was extolling the freedom of the press, furthering his recent embrace of campaign populism, a woman busted through the door and bum rushed the photo-op and put a brief kibosh on his progressive posing. And crashed the walls of the mainstream and digital news media to boot

(Hilarious and inspiring video by Jimmy Vielkind)

This woman came out blazing on how she was having difficulty filing a sexual harassment claim and also claimed that she had a rifle drawn at her the last time she went there, which considering the excessive phone rule enforcement being implemented against Lovett, her own experience seems credible.

After the governor made a snide joke, the woman started ripping up Andy and vulgarly criticizing and justly summarizing his performance in his last 8 years governing this state:

“Yeah, you’re not doing nothing here, you punk a–! You’re not doing a motherf–king s–t either! I got proof!”

“There’s corruption going on here! They’re stealing money! I got the proof right here!”

She says more besides this but it’s hard to decipher, but clearly that woman saw what was going on and jumped at the opportunity to make her voice and complaints heard for the public. It’s not everyday you get the chance to stand just inches away from an elected establishment political hack and curse him out for the shitty job he’s doing and how he skillfully ignores entrenched corruption in his own offices and the public’s complaints, which he did in full view for everyone to see.

But the most offensive thing wasn’t even what Mario’s son exhibited, it was the media circus clowns surrounding him with their fucking phones. There they had an actual voice of the people right there going through the usual bureaucratic nonsense enabled by the man who is running for re-election and even though she was still yelling they never bothered to ask her what was wrong and continued taking Cuomo’s weak ass statements about Lovett’s detainment. And continued to ignore her even though she was being manhandled by state troopers there trying to restore Cuomo’s photo opp safe zone, But not before she gets a swing at one of the “journalists” there and rightly tells him “you ain’t doing shit either“, and she’s fucking right.

It would have been quite a scoop if just one of those cellphone journos followed her as she was being removed to see what proof she had, and how she was being treated by the troopers during her detainment.

This woman is a hero who broke the protective shell of feeble, cowardly protected officials like Cuomo and the general uselessness of the corporate news and entertainment media. Right now, I rather have this brave woman running for governor than fauxgressive candidate Cynthia Nixon. But since she is a Yankee fan, the righteous thing to do is to get her to throw out the first pitch at the home opener against the Rays at Yankee Stadium this Monday. (Hell, I’d give her the ball to close the 9th).

Most of all, this woman has shown that getting mad and yelling right in your face is still effective. THAT is what resistance and democracy looks and sounds like.

Wrath Of The Scumlords: Jared Kushner’s Real Estate Firm Falsifies Building Permits To Force Gentrification

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Jared Kushner. Gentrification mongering punk.

Astoria, Queens, New York

Looks like the demoted advisor to the imbecilic Figurehead Trump and husband of his reminded like a pornstar daughter, Jared Kushner is gonna get it. With the same approach and dubiously absent-minded attempt Jar-Jar took to file his applications for security clearances to access top secret documents so he can oversee foreign policies that would benefit him and his trust fund baby peers financially and influentially, was also exploited by his real estate company who outsourced agents to falsify documents for 3 apartment buildings in Astoria they owned and ran regarding the presence of rent-stabilized tenants so they can do disruptive internal construction to force them out. 2 years later and a bulk of affordable renting systematically driven out, the buildings sold for a $40 million dollar profit.

This was perpetrated with the simple checking of a box on Department of Buildings applications that the Kushner Cos. signatory filled hired by Kushner Cos. claiming that there were no rent regulated apartments, giving them permission to do internal construction in these buildings along with 80 other apartment buildings in the agency’s portfolio that they rented out during the years 2013 to 2016, causing hazardous environments and rodent infestations inducing tenants to move out of their apartments, dwindling the amount of rent-stabilized units by 75% with just a few hold-outs remaining in buildings in other trendy neighborhoods with low income tenant presence in the East Village, Williamsburg, and Brooklyn Heights.

Let this be abundantly clear. Jared Kushner and his company, before he divested from it taking his current gig in the White House and with a majority of presumed progressive democrat lawmakers in city hall and city council, engaged and perpetrated in forced gentrification by blatant and brazen predatory means for personal ill-gained profit. Resulting in the current overvalued market rates affecting citizens in this city who can barely make the rent and buy groceries, and having a deleterious effect on the current crop of affordable housing units on new structures being built under Mayor de Faustio’s affordable housing plan and transformation of neighborhoods into investment opportunities and high end brands.

For some reason though, Kushner Cos. mischievous signatory check the box for rent-reg tenant on their Department Of Finance applications, which can only be so they can get the required tax abatements. So not only is Kushner Co’s perpetuating forced gentrification, they are technically embezzling the city of tax dollars during the process of inducing rent-regulated tenants to leave.

Reaction was swift of this half-decade criminal gentrification spree. Councilman Ritchie Torres aptly labeled Kushner Cos. tactics as weaponized construction and has called for belated punitive action.  And the Mayor for predatory developers Bill de Blasio muttered that Jared “might have problems on his hands” and chided him for his lying to the government in another display of blissfully ignorant hypocrisy pertaining to his obstinate advocacy for NYCHA commissioner Shoya Olatoye and her similar insouciant lying to the government.

So this sudden awareness and acknowledgement and the recent filing of a probe of Kushner Cos. predatory business model and perjuring by D.A. Schneiderman is quite late. And the recent rezoning proposals by the Mayor and current approvals by City Council has already had an effect on towns borough wide, as opportunistic bush league landlords have already and are currently employing the same tactics despite the few recent busts of some who have got by with ineffective fines and the conviction of scumlord pioneer Steve Croman.

Like in Baychester in the Bronx, where a middle age couple with a son suffering from asthma had their heat and electricity cut off because their landlord wants to begin renovating the apartments. And in a Foxhurst apartment building where an LLC is using the same disruptive gut renovation, service refusals and intimidation to drive out tenants to raise rents in total imitation of Kushner Co’s brand of tenant terrorism.

And like in trendy Williamsburg in Brooklyn, where tenants had to vacate their lofts because the landlord told them he had to make repairs to keep the building in code, instead kept delaying their return until they were able to access their apartments after 3 years to retrieve their belongings to find their doors jimmied and windows broken, all their property damaged and covered in bird shit.



Even though it’s now being taken seriously with the acknowledgement of the fine reporting of the Housing Rights Initiative, Kushner and Kushner Cos. tactics have been an established business model for quite a while now. Especially with the omnipresence of Airbnb. And the city and the D.O.B. did nothing but let that model and unaffordability metastasize.

And not helping at all is the recent comment vomited by city planner Winston Von Engel  at a community meeting in Bushwick on the subject of rezoning and gentrification of the city’s intention “is to preserve the character and the buildings, not the people in them”.

Supposedly all that new money the City Council added to their office budget will go straight to hiring people to investigate the diabolical deeds of predatory landlords and developers instead of hiring glorified interns, marketers and sycophants which probably made up the majority of de Blasio’s 300 staffers in his first term. It’s a wonder how the mayor could have missed the chicanery by the son-in-law of his alleged politically ideological rival. Not to worry…

“We have to do a better job of cross-checking our information too, and that’s something that we want to do,” the mayor said.

De Blasio said he realized that agencies don’t often share information when he first took office four years ago.

“We tried to break down some of that, some of those silos, some of that separation, but we’ve got a lot more to do. So I think it’s a valid concern and I want to see how we can get those two agencies to be coordinating. Because if someone violated the rules, we want to get them. It’s as clear as that,” he said.

NY Post

Got it. Well it’s a good thing the co-mayor, the city council and the A.G. are focused now after the quasi-complicit honest graft sanctioning in not acknowledging Kushner Cos dishonest certification, weaponized construction and terrorizing tenants for over 5 years (and counting). It shouldn’t be that hard to draw up subpoenas or even a warrant to get that scrawny weasel Kushner to face the music in light of just recent allegations of his loan hookups totaling 500 mil with Citibank and Apollo Equity this month, the latter promising to get the CEO a job in the White House.

We, specifically all those under the daily passively menacing threat of displacement and disenfranchisement by Kushner Co’s and their yearly overlooked predatory peers and bush league amateurs engaging in the same nefarious acts, shall see.

And I didn’t even get to NYCHA’s current derelict bullshit yet.





The March For Our Lives: All Bodies And Democracy Accounted For


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Washington D.C., America

This was a call to real arms, and voices louder than the barrage of gunfire from an automatic rifle, the weapon of choice for mentally unstable people who should have never had access to in the first place.

The kids from Marjory Stoneman High who organized the march for gun control policies and all the 200,000 publicly assembled in D.C. and in other cities all over this nation and around the world in solidarity aren’t “woke”. They are informed. That is the biggest threat to the moneyed elites, hack elected officials and the higher board members of the NRA, whose days of lobbying influence on legislation are numbered. For it turns out that these guilty parties themselves are the biggest threat to the second amendment than what they perceived the crowds of students to be.

These kids are making waves, for their brash activism and blunt statements have already influenced legislation efforts in various states to curb military gun sales and improve registration qualifications regarding mental and criminal history. And even got that imbecile Figurehead Trump to sign the ban of bumpstock accessories in the recent spending bill.

Wait till these kids turn 18 and register to vote. But when you got the whole world and parents all over the country on your side, long overdue change on shitty business as usual in DC is a certainty.

This is just the beginning.



Banksy’s Back In Town And Similar Graffiti Art And Agitations

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Manhattan, N.Y.

World renowned graffiti artist Banksy returned to the city after 5 years since his month long public exhibition last week unannounced and left his work in the city, including two spots in South and Mid-East Brooklyn. Keeping up his gold standard of societal and political agitprop messaging.

One was a commissioned work at the wall northeast corner on E Houston St. and Bowery dedicated to a young woman imprisoned for depicting a tank ground invasion on the street in Turkey ordered by lowlife autocrat President Taryip Erdrogan.



Zehra Dogan drew the ire of the insecure coward tyrant by painting a watercolor depiction of his ordered suppression of the citizenry with an exhibition of military force presence on a deserted city street after they bombed buildings following a coup attempt.


It’s a rough modern day version of Picasso’s Guernica. The artist has served one year of a three year sentence for offending the cowardly Erdrogan, whose last visit to these United States was punctuated by ordering his secret service goons to beat down protestors against his presence in a public park during his chummy meeting with Figurehead Trump. Which he certainly felt comfortable doing considering his tyrannical rule in his homeland and the extreme precedence of thwarting the citizenry’s right to assemble and protest by our own elected leaders and police forces.

Banksy also hit a clock on an abandoned bank about to be demolished to make room for more luxury housing on the northwest side of 14th Street and 6th Ave.


006A take on the ye olde rat race. When word got out for this piece, the social media flock pounced immediately. And so did the owner of the property who surely sensing the monetary value of Bansky’s art, had the clock removed days later.

His better pointed pieces was in the yet to be gentrified town of Midwood at a decrepit abandoned gas station with a silhouette depiction of a developer cracking an graph upward arrow vector on a group of African-American people. A portrayal of the effect meted by the looming specter of rental market rate speculation spurred by the Gentrification Industrial Complex of predatory real estate and government enabling.

Image result for banksyGet the hint working poor and retired insisting in living in Brooklyn for generations. (Hyperallergic/Benjamin Sutton)

This piece got immensely tagged and then strangely blotted over entirely with grey paint. But you can still see the image and the message. It’s rumored to have been ruined by a rival tagger but it’s possible that some toadie summoned by a LLC owner did the dirty deed.

The second piece was of a seal balancing a ball. The ball was actually there already because it once had a logo, probably Gulf.


Harry Siegel

During the week of this spontaneous curation, there were other noticeable sightings of tasteful and provocative urban blight. Like this totaled private garbage truck on 8th avenue between 55th and 56th Streets, which I assumed was Banksy because of his prior pieces using abandoned or wrecked vehicles.




The sight of that askewed Vision Zero emblazoned basket was immediately eye-catching and devilishly ironic. But there was nothing on the world web or even in the local news about this eyesore, and Banksy usually instagrams his work. So this is just the city being stupid and lazy again. First off the truck is parked south and 8th avenue in Midtown is one way going north. And also someone dumped their unwanted records in that big ass basket.


Don’t know if this was supposed to be some kind of message the city was sending about reckless driving. Especially to the private waste management industry, which the city has given carte blanche when it comes to wanton reckless driving and vehicular accident cases, even ones that cause preventable fatalities.

There were also some inspiring creativity by a few of the 63,000 homeless people on the sidewalks of New York. One of them was a safety deposit box across the street from our favorite bailed out bank CEO Jamie Dimon’s JP Morgan building on Vanderbilt and 46th St.. Complete with floral arrangement and a dream catcher. Unfortunately for today’s entrepreneurs and boiler room hedge fund groups, this bank has strict regulations regarding cryptocurrency.


And there is this inspiring dwelling that comes equipped with amenities like al fresco dining, abundant air and light, and free wifi..



…and it comes with a subscription for the New York Times!


It actually looks more ample than what passes for your average upscale modern day studio apartment. Although by the luggage this could be an actual hotel room which is without a fucking doubt more safer than any of the near 100 hotels converted to shelter the housing impaired since that obelisk is equipped with a hi-def security camera.

089This one is by some tagger named Cool from an East Village shuttered convenience store.

112This one is a house in the Dirty Southeast of Queens. It’s like it the same decor some guy in his 20’s in the 70’s who moved into to his parents basement going by the beaded drapery. But more likely it was in the garage because there is a ton of hoarded shit being obscured and crammed on the patio.

And to conclude this debut post on the street art and coincidental street art phenomenon, there are these ads that have been pasted all over the place by a popular housing ad website, which are clearly targeted towards the new tenants of the 5 boroughs. Actually just Manhattan and Brooklyn, mostly the latter and they are absolutely tone deaf promotions and snarky depictions for the forced gentrification going on today.


The one above is probably the most offensive, being how cordial it looks and how it gloms entire areas for the targeted demo’s convenience and interests. The place marked in black is actually Prospect Park. And what the fuck is a Pho? Clearly these ads and certainly this websites service is not geared for the majority of the citizens looking to make a local transition.

It looks like corrections for proper accuracy were made to reflect the rising inequity of housing that these ads cheekily and carelessly ignore.



The message here is simple, besides that the target demo doubtfully knows everyone in these vast areas. And that is good luck finding your place among the listings on this site. Since the average current market rate rents advertised are beyond the majority of the boroughs citizens average salaries and these fabricated rates have compounded the existential scarcity of legitimate affordable housing and the slow vanishing of rent-stabilized units.

That’s about it for now, but this digital publication is going to focus more on these sightings in the future until a choice between instagram and flickr is made. Thanks to the illicit efforts of Banksy and the insouciance by the authorities for making visualizing his works possible (possibly ordered by REBNY, the owners love exploiting the art form to jack up their rental prices).









The Blue Wall Of Insouciance Part III: NYPD Commissioner O’Neill’s Preemptive Mea Culpa And The Following Transparency Deluge


New York, N.Y.

After two massive news items by the N.Y. Daily News regarding NYPD insouciance regarding a revered Police Captain’s statistic findings of whitewashing criminal offenses and one detective’s dereliction of duty by completing investigative reports by fabricating non-existent witnesses (as chronicled here in parts I and II),  Commissioner James O’Neill wrote a detailed and thorough editorial in the paper of record that covered these stories and set the record straight on how the NYPD will be a more transparent and honest city service under his command and promised to put an end to future abuses, legal and cultural. Actually, when it involves testifying during court hearings.

NY Daily News: NYPD Commissioner O’Neill on his zero-tolerance policy for perjury

Truth in testimony is the cornerstone of the American justice system. When allegations are made against police officers for lying under oath, every good cop cringes. In our profession, we are only as good as our word, and recent cases here in New York have cast a critical eye on the testimony of some of my officers.

The New York City Police Department recognizes that the results of willful, false testimony can not only change the consequences of an individual case, they undermine the public’s trust in its police. The NYPD and all the people we serve expect the highest levels of integrity and truthfulness from our public servants. And New Yorkers deserve nothing less.

Make no mistake: Perjury and making false statements need to be addressed. Since 2010, a span of time during which 36,000 NYPD officers prepared reports for approximately 9 million radio runs and testified in more than 1 million criminal cases a year, 98 Police Department employees, including 87 police officers, were fired or left the NYPD because of perjury or false statements.

Police departments, just like other segments of society, are staffed by human beings who are fallible, make mistakes, and yes, on rare occasion, lie. But a police officer who intentionally lies under oath has no place in law enforcement. Officers who err in good faith are a different story.

Our members have the capability to arrest people and, because of that power, we also have the utmost responsibility to hold ourselves accountable to the highest standards of ethics and integrity.

Well, Paul just made himself a tall ass order for himself. Because 2 days after he wrote that legalese op-ed, the normally useless website Buzzfeed (or clickbaitfeed or chickenfeed) came out with a damning report on how in a span of 5 years from 2011 to 2015, a total of 319 cops were able to remain on the force despite lying on police reports. Other than that, random police officers engaged in criminal behavior on duty ranging from offenses like sexual harassment, petty drug dealing, fixing tickets, abusing authority while conducting illegal searches and using excessive force on citizens, and engaging in brawls with other officers and misusing their government appointed weapons and wound up with barely a slap on the wrist and were able to continue their jobs enforcing the law.

And as for the subject matter of O’Neill’s op-ed which appeared on page 5 of the paper edition, cops get very creative when they testify in front of a judge and even during disciplinary trials, just so they can either illuminate the arrest or bring down the severity of their own transgressions on and off duty. It is defined by the Colbert-esque term “testilying” and it’s so embedded in the culture at the department that cops don’t seem to care.  Whatever discipline is meted out to these rogue cops, it gets filed under the official sounding yet meaningless charge of “dismissal probation”

To make things worse for O’Neil and making his sincere published plea even harder to back up, the Buzz is going to follow up with snazzy live datastreams to track every incident made by every lousy cop fucking it up for the honest and dutiful cops.

Well, the NY Daily News wasn’t going to wait for that, as the editors pounced a week later with a four-part series. First focusing on 55 disciplinary cases of dereliction involving the usual gutter illegal police procedures and abuses and blatant testilying.

The devious machinations of Lt. Adam Lamboy, who got a rape victim drunk and enabled his cop partner to fondle her as she slept and he slept, who logged in over 200 hours including OT totalling $15,000 by forging his supervisors name under the ruse of investigating rape cases and still was still awarded his pension.

The taxpayer time thievery done by Sgt Ruben Duque, who spends the majority of the work day in his home borough of Staten Island  while claiming to be on the job in the midst of cases while under the supervision of the Crime Control Strategy Chief Dermont Shea, who obviously couldn’t see Duque’s strategic glomming of tax dollars. Despite his habitual and larcenous absence, Internal Affairs never investigated his peculiar and suspicious sojourns, yet he still got promoted by Commissioner Kelly.

And then there is the story of  Detective Bullethead (this is begging to be an animated cartoon character), known officially as Det. David Greico, who has graced the recently rezoned for forced gentrification area of East New York with his overzealous method of preventing drug dealing and gun running. As he  racked up $280,000 in settlements for citizens on various occasions when he and his imitation SWAT team broke into homes without warrants and destroyed people’s property with reckless abandon in the name of courtesy, professionalism and respect. Despite the costs at the expense of the taxpayer, which includes the innocent victims of his raids, he still got paid vast amount of overtime pay for his destructive incompetence.

It should be noted that all this egregious behavior and lack of disciplinary and punitive measures by supervisors happened under the command of the last years of Commissioner Raymond Kelly and the short tenure of Commissioner William Bratton while under mayor Bloomberg and current co-mayor Bill de Blasio.

It should also be noted that this moral blight happening every day with New York’s Finest comes during other distressing and disturbing revelations that got lost and forgotten even in this digital age. Like how the NYPD is not properly training and disciplining recruits regarding the use of force. And how the cops recently are abusing facial recognition technology and using X-Ray vans to scan random people and refuse to honor freedom of information requests to monitor their usage or dependence of it. And how one time a precinct mindlessly threw out documents related to terrorism prevention (which include a map of Times Square) in a garbage can that was found by a street art blogger.

And how the NYPD arbitrarily abused the nuisance abatement act, ruining businesses, disenfranchising home owners and renters and upending innocent people’s lives and livelihoods. To top that off, the database mining the information of the forfeitures worth millions resulting from those bogus cases is in peril of disappearing because the NYPD allegedly doesn’t know how to back up the data for it.

And ultimately what the costs, looking at billions here, from all the lawsuit settlements will be from this higher brass and court brazen criminal perjuring, violent abuse of authority and incompetence will cost the city for decades to come.

And this fubar byzantine dungheap system and culture in the NYPD will continue to stink and fester with the baneful 50-a civil rights law preventing the public from knowing who is incompetent, violent or corrupt with a badge, cuffs and a gun and the offenses they racked up before and got willfully ignored. And again it should be noted, that the use, or maybe more like exploited use of 50-a has increased manifold ever since the street homicide of Eric Garner by Officer Daniel Panteleo while he was being arrested for suspicion of selling loose cigarettes and the killing of Ramarly Graham by Officer Richard Haste on the suspicion that he was selling pot, as city lawyers cite the antiquated law to prevent the victim’s families and their lawyers from seeing those cops prior disciplinary records.

In a way, the NYPD’s standards for accountability and honesty is at the same level of the infrastructure and management at NYCHA and the MTA. And it’s going to take a miracle, or more drastically a meteor to hit it or hiring Frank Serpico to be commissioner, to get the N.Y.’s finest to become the honest agents of the CPR they purport to be that they emblazon on their patrol cars. O’Neill has got a lot on his plate to gorge, which is a police force with close to a half-century of endemic brazen dishonesty.

And Commissioner O’Neill has a few years to do it. And under a pathological lying mayor too, which is going to make enforcing his policy even more difficult with a perpetually jaded and unfortunately majority lying police force.

For all the self-congratulatory blather about lower crime rates, if this insouciance continues the real criminals that they missed hassling law abiding citizens will creep back up and with the dirty cops making their own contributions. Whether by their own shady and arrogant actions or by the public to scared or cynical to call 911.

Perjury is the last thing he should be worried about with all the other criminal shit that is accepted by the higher ups and ignored by the electeds.











Governor Cuomo And Cynthia Nixon Are Progressive Poseurs are you doing Andrew? (photo: Latest)

The State Of New York

It looks like Mario’s son, Governor Andrew Cuomo has finally found his inner populist again. The first time when he bombastically gestured that he was going to put an end to perpetual corruption in Albany and assembled the Moreland Commission to do just that, only to annihilate it once it got too close to his inner circle aka his the two other men intthe room, Sheldon Shady Silver and Dean Skelos, leading to their indictments. All it took was for all his friends in the Buffalo Billion scandal to get indicted and his honorary kid brother Joey Percoco to get convicted for using the government offices under Andy’s purview for monetary and influential gain for him and his wife to find it.

Now that he lost all his friends, Andy came downstate to the city to expose even further the inhumane and wretched state of public housing with PIX news in tow all while Mayor de Blasio was out of town promoting himself as a supposed resistance fighter. Pictures showing the Guv pointing at dilapidated things and roach colonies and making obvious observations about how revolting it all is.

Well, let’s say his sudden presence payed dividends, because the apartment he made an example of NYCHA’s criminal neglect, resided by a paraplegic, got the urgent repairs and cleanup it needed. It may have also led to a similar fast track cleanup of an 83-year-old woman’s apartment that was inundated with mold. He also found $250 million dollars somewhere to speed up repairs for other NYCHA buildings (that’ll cover it in about the time he’s campaigning for re-election, natch). The Governor managed this with the same quickness as the opening of the 2nd Avenue subway line so it would be ready for his New Years Eve party and christening a few years back.

To top off his blatant photo-op tour, he participated in the city schools solidarity protest for the Parkland High School massacre, and died on the ground with the children around him.

His recent forays, even if did some good and was driven by spite to embarrass his fauxgressive mayoral foe, are doubtlessly suspicious. For one this drew some attention away from his idiot friend’s sentencing, how everyone he contracted to shore up the economy upstate with a solar factory are under indictment and of course his selective spending for the MTA, and another is that he obviously needs the city’s constituents to re-elect him so he’s doing some nice things, even piggybacking on a gun control youth movement. Yet he still won’t legalize pot.

In a way, Gov. Andy is trying to fast-track his own self-image as a progressive politician in a Scrooge like awakening. But it’s actually more like Robert Duvall’s minister in his masterpiece “The Apostle”, when after he cracks a guys head open with a baseball bat that puts him in a coma, he leaves town and shows up out of the blue into a broken poor town, assists in building a church and gives an inspiring sermon to the congregation.

Unfortunately, the sheriff comes for him and frog marches him out in handcuffs in front of everyone. Don’t know if Andy will have the same fate even though he clearly deserves it being what he has turned his elected position into, which is a sold-out figurehead compromised by his donors instead of a representative of the people.

But is surely shouldn’t be awarded to an actress with no prior elected office experience because she’s got progressive values or has been to political fundraising parties. For N.Y. ad. Don’t call her Nixon for now.

Cynthia Nixon, who appeared in the Oscar-winning film Amadeus and is famously renowned for her role in a TV show and movie spinoff and is very cute, officially announced her run for Governor. Actors have run for office before and she certainly has her right, but she is definitively not qualified and already has negative aspects about her candidacy.

For one, she has never held any office in her life, for she spent most of her career in the entertainment industry. For that alone is the reason why this state, and as you, the people have seen with Figurehead Trump, is reason alone why no one can just up and say they want to govern because they feel like they can. I don’t doubt Nixon’s intellect, (her Miranda character was a lawyer I think, yeah I watched the show, anyone who had a girlfriend when it was on HBO were obligated to view it), but Don Worthless has ruined it for everyone inexperienced in public service. And speaking of the fat pussy who fires people on Twitter, she is using the same tactics but from a liberal bent. Slamming Cuomo for being the bought off politician he is and allowing corrupt cronies to run rampant and his unforgivable management of the MTA, but she doesn’t have her own solutions or plans for governing. And while she’s directing falsehoods about his progressive stances when he endorsed and helped legalize same sex marriage in the state making it possible to for her to marry her girlfriend. And it’s interesting that she didn’t bring up his fundraising or his budgetary misdirected and profligate spending.

And two, and this a big number two pun intended. For all the inferring talk on Cuomo’s corruption, Nixon is way too close to the most corrupt mayor in the past 170 years and stupidest mayor anywhere of all time, Co-Mayor Big Slow de Blasio. It’s going to be an interesting debate if Nixon brings up how Cuomo’s influenced by donor cash when she associates with the biggest whore in the nation dependent on real estate money and his own blatant illegal fundraising in city hall. There is also the inconvenient truth about how he let lobbyists tied to his mayoral campaign get access and sit down and participate in meetings concerning city services and planning.

Coincidentally, her campaign is being managed by two of his agents of the city too. Her first ad shows her with her toddler daughter, commuting on the train on a peculiarly bare platform and car (when was this filmed, 4 a.m. on a Sunday?) and speaking at rallies, notably one on a podium with a rainbow colored filled RESIST emblazoned on it. That’s three of the four food groups of optical progressive campaigning right there.

It’s early in the year but this competition looks solidified, being the fact that lots of money runs politics and Andy has lots of it in his coffers and certainly Cyndi will soon. Andy sucks, but Cyndi is not the answer or even a good alternative, although clearly the lady is way easier on the eyes. And again the Republicans aren’t putting up anyone good or even distinctive and they denied the one guy a chance, Joel Giambra, who actually has independent thoughts and actual progressive ideas (including an EXCELLENT one to legalize pot to fund the MTA with taxes from it’s sales) to campaign on the GOP line.

In the meantime, look forward (or not, I won’t and neither will you, the people) to a lot more nauseating feel-good electioneering and feel-good false promises from Mario’s Son and T.V.’s Miranda in the next 6 months.

It’s a choice between two poseurs. At least it’s not two evils. Well Cuomo was evil once, but he’s turned face because of mitigating circumstances. This state and democracy are quite fucked.!/httpImage/image.JPG_gen/derivatives/landscape_768/image.JPG


Get money out of politics. Repeal Citizens United and the McDonnell decision.




The MTA Fucks Itself: Slow Train Comin’ And Goin’ And Stopping Short

030This is what it said when entering the Queens Lefferts Blvd destination A train on 14th Street in Manhattan. Fuck the MTA.

It’s been almost a year since this digital publication decreed the MTA as the worst fucking transit system in the universe, which to no surprise to me is the most read post in the existence of Impunity City. Your city and mine. Since then, there has been a multitude of articles by professional journalists actually confirming my vulgar opinion. But none as deftly infuriating as the most recent piece by the now full time digital Village Voice. It ultimately turns out that the rationale for the perpetual shit service of the transit system is because of the actual modernization of the signal system leading to a policy of running the trains at a slower speed which was discovered in a three year old study by an intern at Columbia University that the MTA, in their hapless way, tried to throw it in the memory hole. (The only bright side of this is that this study probably didn’t cost taxpayers a dime).

The Village Voice: The Trains Are Slower Because They Slowed the Trains Down

The root cause of the subway system’s decay, it turns out, isn’t budget cuts or overcrowding — rather, the collapse of the subway system appears to have been primarily self-inflicted by the authority itself, in response to a single accident two decades ago that set the transit system on a path to disaster.

 But there is one type of delay that’s gotten exponentially worse during that time: a catchall category blandly titled “insufficient capacity, excess dwell, unknown,” which captures every delay without an obvious cause. From January 2012 to December 2017, these delays increased by a whopping 1,190 percent — from 105 per weekday to 1,355. In December, one out of every six trains run across the entire system experienced such a delay. The increase has been steady and uninterrupted over the past six years.

In 1995, a Manhattan-bound J train crossing the Williamsburg Bridge rear-ended an M train that was stopped on the bridge, killing the J train operator and injuring more than fifty passengers. The National Transportation and Safety Board investigation placed most of the blame on the J train operator, who the NTSB suspected had been asleep. But the NTSB also identified potential issues with the signal system that contributed to the accident, which it found didn’t guarantee train operators enough time to apply the emergency brakes even when awake.

“They slowed the trains down after the Williamsburg Bridge crash,” a veteran train operator who asked not to be identified told the Village Voice. “The MTA said the train was going too fast for the signal system.” As a result, the MTA, quite literally, slowed all the trains down, issuing a bulletin informing employees in April 1996 that their propulsion systems would be modified so they could achieve a maximum speed of 40 miles per hour, down from the previous high of 50 to 55 miles per hour on a flat grade.

But the MTA didn’t stop there, internal documents show. One of the NTSB’s safety recommendations was to set speed limits. As a result, the MTA began a still-ongoing process of changing the way many signals work to meet modern safety standards. Previously, trains would encounter green lights if the track ahead was clear; if not, a red light would trip the train’s brakes if it tried to cross that section of track, stopping it a safe distance from the train ahead. (Restarting the train after it is tripped can take anywhere from one to ten minutes, and the incident gets noted in the operator’s performance file, according to MTA sources.) Under the new program, generally referred to as signal modifications, the brakes would be tripped based not only on whether the track ahead was vacant, but also on the train’s speed.

NYCT’s estimates were so off in part because they didn’t account for a human element. The most problematic of the newly modified signals were “one-shot timers,” so called because the operator has only one chance to meet the posted speed limit. One-shot timers are easier and cheaper to install, say MTA sources; the more “shots” the operators have to get under the required speed, the more timing mechanisms have to be installed across a longer portion of track. (An MTA spokesperson disputed this, characterizing the decision to install one- or two-shot timers as safety-related.) But the consequences of going over the speed limit are high — the train is stopped, and the operator gets penalized — so many operators now opt to go well below the posted speed limit just to be on the safe side.

So because of a train wreck on the bridge, the trains have been pussyfooting across the rails for the past two decades, extending platform wait times and commutes. And this exposes the dirty little secret of the daily refrain during the daily sojourns of commuters “train is delayed because of red signal ahead”. It also explains why the commute the day after this Voice article came out that the trains were moving sloooowwer than usual.

Now with the city’s population explosion from all the tower development and rampant tourism growing every year, in addition to the reprehensible etiquette of commuters lethargically boarding and exiting trains while gazing at their phones, the frightening overcrowded platforms especially by major transfer hubs where commuters have to wait on the stairs, it has made this fubar transit system slower and slower. Which must be throwing those new countdown clocks and jumbo touch screen schedules off kilter.

This is ultimately an existential and irremediable disaster. But my prophecy is becoming possible because of the feud nobody likes of the two top officials nobody likes, Mayor de Blasio and Governor Andy Cuomo. de Blasio refuses to pony up half of the money for the $830 million action plan (which the Voice points out won’t help much, but it’s a start since it’ll supposedly fund overtime work) and at the last MTA board meeting in a stroke of funding blowback, Mario’s son decided to allocate 1 billion dollars for renovations and modernizations at 6 stations. So instead of signal modernization. track repairs and train maintenance, expect more art on the walls to ignore or pricey novelty take-out eateries on the mezzanines.

This retarded targeted spending comes on the heels of the NY Times expose of the MTA’s expensive moronic contracting, worker redundancies at work sites, and the transit union’s abuse of overtime hours. And with the recent revelations of the new crop of hired operators and conductors had insufficient training, it makes the MTA’s decision to run trains at a slugs pace for safety reasons utterly without merit. It should be worrisome how quick their reactions are when they confront those sudden switches from those pesky “one stop timers” which explain why lately the trains are always stopping short in the tunnels and arriving at the stations.

(On the subject of lacking merit for safety, at a train yard in East New York, four workers have filed suit against the MTA refusing to place flags on tracks to warn arriving trains of their presence on the rails and withheld their pay and denied them work hours the more they continued to address the hazards in their surroundings.)

But the necessity to worry should take hold for the MTA under the new leader Andy Byford, who is very cognizant of the inefficiencies causing commuters to lose money every day. He has ordered office workers to get out of their cubicle pens and head underground donning orange vests to assist and mollify commuters to make their terrible train rides easier, making them basically yoeman subway escorts as they through no fault of their own disregard their actual responsibilities to make the MTA operate. Get this, they called this the Subway Action Plan, just like the continuing dormant joint city and state plan that is currently languishing in civic purgatory.

And that’s not all that twit directing the worst fucking transit system of the universe just did, they took another dump on the bureaucratic shitshow by inventing a new executive job called Chief Customer Officer and hired some chick from a marketing firm who the MTA contracted for consulting services last year. Apparently, according to the press release, the CCO’s focus is to not alleviate the constant delays that is effecting the customers salaries every goddamn day, but to get workers to be more customer friendly (holy shit, just like what was mentioned right above this paragraph!) and get rid of “transit jargon” which you would think would be the same verbal pablum excuse for every damn delay but it’s actually the workers euphemisms and abbreviations for the technical problems plaguing the system. Which is actually a workplace order and nothing familiar to what the populace are paying $2.75 for every fucking day.

This woman is getting paid $200,000 for doing what Byford calls in his own native Britain euphemistic terms, doing away with redundancies like token booth clerks and putting them on “the field” to help commuters. Which is bloody ironic and hysterical since the idea was already in place, making the Chief Customer Officer position fucking redundant itself!

It can’t be any more transparent that the MTA is more concerned with spinning the optical quality of the transit service than actually running it efficiently.

All this fucking nonsense, squabbling, machinating, marketing and incompetence as the MTA’s debt is now at fucking $38.6 billion dollars.

Fuck the MTA. Nah, it’s already fucked.




At a MTA committee board hearing the other day, an official, Stephen Plochochi audaciously revealed that the transit agency recently extended the contracts of corrupted firms that have settled billion dollar suits involving bribery in three nations, the U.S. Army and for half-assed work at a nuclear power plant. They are tasked with upgrading the antiquated and jiggered for slow service for the last 20 years signal system and the renovation of the Cortlandt St. station by the New World Trade Center.

How is the new Chief Customer Officer going to spin this craven bullshit of wanton stupidity and enabling to the commuting public.

Quoted VP Stephen, who clearly doesn’t give a fuck:

“New York City Transit and the MTA as a whole for many, many, many years — for the 30 years that I’ve been here and for many before that — have looked at this as a rehabilitative organization,”

Except when it obviously comes to rehabilitating the essential infrastructure of the subway and the fleet of train cars. Fuck no, it’s to rehabilitate recidivist criminal contractors who are so corrupted and moneyed that they can still thrive and get rewarded for their unethical standards and tactics.

Plochochi said the MTA has a “robust program” for overseeing contractors that includes assigning monitors to ensure “good ethics and compliance” by companies with checkered pasts.

Yes, these firms will be good little boys and girls now that they got another billions of dollars which will surely go to its targeted and intended purpose, even with the MTA’s and the state’s sordid past and present for unchecked wasteful spending and obvious lousy vetting. Actually, the latter is clearly intentional and standard executive-driven procedure at the fucking worst and robustly unprofessional transit system in the universe. Fuck Plochochi, Fuck Byford and fuck the MTA.





New Bad Days 47: Violence And Weapons Found In Schools, Rapes And Pot Arrests Of Blacks And Hispanics Go Up; Dangerous Intersection In Park Slope Gets Vision Zero Attention After Two Little Kids Get Killed; Prison Guards At Rikers Get Beaten, Bruised And Slashed; More Subway Perversion And Assaults, More Attacks On The Elderly, More Hit-And-Run’s And More Slashings, Stabbings And Shootings On The Streets And Street Corners And The Erosion Of Potter’s Field Is Spreading Remains In The Rivers Of The Bronx.

009.jpgToday’s theme: Covering shit up.

In the last 4 months of 2017, which is the start of the school year, crime in schools went up. Galvanized by the stabbing murder at a Bronx school, crimes ranging from larceny, brawls and fights, the use of restraints, arrests and summons issued and even arson. The last quarter saw increases as well as weapons confiscations, the majority of them box cutters as well as knives and guns, adding to the alarming increases of kids bringing weapons to school in the prior 2 years even before the stabbing murder at that Bronx school.

In the last year, reported rapes went up 39%. The rape classifications are distinguished between domestic, acquaintance and stranger rapes according to Chief Dermont Shea who helms the strangely titled NYPD Chief of Crime Control Strategies, which the latter two words of his position takes alarming significance considering the recent exposes of crime charge manipulation and unethical directives ordered of subordinate cops amongst his rogue high brass peers and detectives. Particularly about the subject of rape considering the promotion of Deputy Inspector Peter Rose who redefined it in an attempt to mollify the citizens in Greenpoint.

Crime stats are also up for pot arrests even though possession of an ounce is decriminalized. Although these rising stats are occurring in certain neighborhoods with the selective enforcement of certain races and nationalities under dubious existence of complaints

Now for the boroughs five.


park slop

In Park Slope, two kids, aged four and one got killed and their mothers, one pregnant, got injured along with two other pedestrians when a woman ran a red light and hit them in the crosswalk. The driver who attempted to flee the area was found to have Multiple Scerlosis and heart problems and had 4 prior red light running offenses in the past 2 years resulting from her medical condition and had a seizure at the time of the deadly hit. It was also found that the intersection received multiple complaints from citizens in the last 4 years of it being hazardous. This intersection is just blocks from Mayor de Blasio’s house, but somehow this corner did not make the Vision Zero list of needed remediation and didn’t get the unilateral treatment against the community board’s rejection that made the implementation of the business killing bike lanes on Queens Blvd. possible.

Following the reactive governmental process of waiting for someone to die to enact safety measures, the avenue is now going to get redesigned and the safety infrastructure upgrades that was long ignored.

In Brownsville at the Riverdale Osbourne Towers, a man shot and killed his stepfather, his teenage stepson, his 1-year-old daughter and himself for revenge against the mother of his child when she rebuffed his request to get back together.

In Crown Heights, a man standing in front of the notorious Atlantic Armory homeless shelter got stabbed in the chest by a man after a dispute they had and died.

In Downtown Brooklyn at the State Supreme Court on Adams St., a landlord cut open her wrists with a knife after a hearing where the judge dismissed her lawsuit and ruled in favor of a bank to take over her buildings.

Also in Downtown Brooklyn, a man grabbed a woman walking by him and slashed her in the face with a blade. The woman knew the suspect as a regular customer at the Mcdonalds she works at.

In Greenwood at the 36th Street Station, an exhausted woman sleeping on the R train woke up momentarily to see a man jerking off in front of her. When she screamed, the pervert sprayed her with pepper spray, jumped on her and pulled a knife on her. The woman fought back and managed to wrest the knife from the skeev and stabbed him twice. The deviant got caught and was found to have two previous offenses for indecent exposure.

In East Flatbush, a party was shot up by a gunman, killing one and injuring three others.

Also in East Flatbush, a man was shot in a barrage of gunfire and killed sitting in his car in front of church.

In Flatbush, four men held up a bodega at gunpoint and robbed it of $1,000 then the gunman shot a customer inside after the robbery.

In Carroll Gardens, a restaurant with mob connections front door and facade was shot up with bullets.

In East New York, a man threw two molitov cocktails at a barber shop after he got kicked out of there for being drunk.

Also in East New York, a teenage girl smacked a cop in the face. The cop decided not to arrest her after she apologized but later she went on her social media platform to berated the NYPD and posted a pic flipping the bird in front of a police car.

In Sheepshead Bay, a man sneaked up behind a teenage girl on a driveway, slammed her to the ground and stole her phone.

In Cypress Hills, a fire engulfed an apartment building set off by a space heater in bodega, killing a mother and daughter and displacing 47 tenants and 25 children from their homes.

In Prospect-Lefferts Gardens, a man pulled out a knife when a guard tried to stop him from stealing health shakes from a chain pharmacy.

In Williamsburg, a 50-year-old man got killed by a hit-and-run driver as he was crossing the street.

Also in Williamsburg, a drunk truck driver crashed into a fence then attempted to flee the scene of the crash by hitting a parked vehicle, a tree and a pizza delivery guy’s car.

Again in Williamsburg, a steel beam fell on a construction worker’s head causing cardiac arrest.

And again in Williamsburg, a collection of paintings worth $2,000,000 were stolen in a heist from an art storage facility.

In Kensington, a man got killed crossing the street when he got hit by box truck making a turn.

Also in Kensington at the Ditmars Ave. Station, a man chased and beat down a commuter then went through his pockets and destroyed his cellphone after he asked for cash but the victim said he had no money to spare.

In Canarsie, a fight a parking lot between three men escalated as one man drew a gun and fired which wound up hitting and wounding an 8-year-old girl inside a dollar van.

Also in Canarsie, two men attempting to hold up a gas station was stopped by an off-duty cop who shot and killed one of them when they tried to fire.

Again in Canarsie, a man randomly punched a 74-year-old woman in the face as she was walking by him.

In Bay Ridge, a man held up a gift shop at gunpoint and robbed it of $250.

In Bed-Stuy, a scumlord (that’s a amalgam of landlord and scumbag) impersonated a dead man to notarize documents to fraudulently evict tenants from his building.

Also in Bed-Stuy, during a fire of a row house building, the burning facade fell off and injured four firemen.

Again in Bed-Stuy, a 65-year-old man died in his sleep after he was beaten profusely by two men inside his apartment.

And again in Bed-Stuy at the Armstrong Houses, a man was shot at twice and killed in front of the building

And again In Bed-Stuy, a 60-year-old got killed inside his apartment after he picked up a young man and invited him home, who then hit him with a barbell when the elderly man made a pass at him.

And again in Bed-Stuy at the Beford-Nordstrom Station, a man punched a commuter in the face on the G train after an argument.

In Mill Basin at the Roy Bahn Middle School, a mother participated in a brawl with her daughter fighting with another girl in a schoolyard with two other girls getting some punches in that was sparked by a fight involving a father defending her daughter by threatening to shoot them days before.

In Ocean Hill at the Saratoga Houses, a man who paid $20 to a woman for sex took her the parking lot then attacked her from behind by wrapping a belt around her neck, punching her repeatedly and ultimately raping her.

In Gowanus, a man caught a burglar robbing his house and fought with him causing him to flee.

In Prospect Heights, an actress crossing the street with her child was bumped by a vehicle driven by an impatient Hasidic man.

In Bensonhurst, a 73-year-old man was killed crossing the street after being hit by a truck then a van.

In Flatlands, a man who lost his cellphone accused two men in a bodega of stealing it and threatened to shoot them, but it was at another deli. He was later busted for possessing two guns and ammo and most treacherous of all, marijuana.

In Fort Greene, a woman was robbed of her groceries by three kids on scooters, one of them punched her in the face.

Also in Fort Greene, an EMT worker smacked a computer tablet at a worker inside a hospital.

In Flatbush, a paraplegic driver lost control of his car and hit and injured four pedestrians then crashed into a nail salon.

In Boerum Hill, a man bumped into a NYPD employee in the subway and robbed his wallet.

In Clinton Hill, a homeless woman threw hot liquid at a person at a shelter then spat and fought cops who tried to arrest her.

In Cobble Hill, two teenage males cordially approached a woman then one of them pulled out a box cutter then both proceeded to beat her up and steal her handbag.

In Carroll Gardens, an 87-year-old woman was robbed of her purse by a man after he helped her with her groceries when she was about to tip him.

In Park Slope, a man wanted for 4 previous bank robberies, robbed another bank of $1,100 with a note.

In Greenpoint, a 62-year-old woman committed suicide by jumping out her apartment window on the 4th floor.

In Gravesend, a NYPD union delegate broke into his girlfriend’s bedroom door and beat her profusely.

In Borough Park, two cars were defaced with scratch swastikas on the windows on the block.

In Bushwick, a rookie cop committed suicide in her apartment by shooting herself.

Also in Bushwick, a construction worker got killed when he got crushed as a forklift collapsed from the weight of the pipes carrying it and pinned him against a flatbed truck.

Again in Bushwick, a man broke into a fancy cafe by breaking a glass door, but left with nothing.


On Rikers Island, A corrections officer got her nose broken trying to break up a fight between two inmates. 12 days later, A corrections officer was slashed in the face and another C.O. was assaulted by a convict hours after a public hearing on violence against C.O’s inside the prison was held.

In Long Island City, the Dubai of Queens, a man shot two men in front of a strip club and is still at large.

Also in Long Island City on the G train heading for the Queens Plaza Station, a man whipped out his dick and jerked off in front of a woman.

In Jamaica, the next Dubai of Queens but lamer, a man was stabbed to death as he was standing at a bus depot.

Also in Jamaica, three men beat up and pistol-whipped a man at his apartment when he opened the door for them.

Again in Jamaica, two female cops were charged. One who punched her boyfriends head and the other who smashed her boyfriend’s car rear view mirror following domestic disputes.

And again in Jamaica at the Parsons Blvd. Station, a 64-year-old man was held up at knifepoint and had his phone robbed after the thug asked him he can use it and the victim refused.

And again in Jamaica, a construction worker worried about the safety hazards at a tower development site owned by the Chetrit Group got killed on the job while storing windows when he was on a forklift and his head hit the ceiling when his co-worker didn’t lower it. The site is currently under a stop-work order (their 5th going back to last year) and has over $67,000 in fines from over 50 active violations, the recent one for disregarding worker safety rules. Another casualty of the Gentrification Industrial Complex.

In Ridgewood, which is being called the next Soho by idiots, a woman was robbed of her purse by four teenagers who beat her down with kicks and punches and a stick.

Photos courtesy of the NYPD

Also in Ridgewood, a fight between gangs escalated into a stabbing death of a man and the wounding of two others.

In College Point, two men held up a dollar store at gunpoint, zip-tied the workers and robbed it of $1,000, scanners, a regular phone and a cellphone.

In East Elmhurst by LaGuardia Airport, a bicycle rider was killed in a hit-and-run by a shuttle bus driver.

Also in East Elmhurst and 4 other neighborhoods nearby, two masked men broke into and robbed various homes in a month long burglary spree, making off with $45,000 worth of cash and jewelry along with personal I.D. and credit cards of their victims.

In Corona, a man was killed in front of a pizzeria following a fight with another man who slashed him with a machete.

Also in Corona, a man was stabbed to death on a street corner two blocks from his home.

In Astoria at the Dutch Kills Playground, a man shot at two other men running in the park. This is the park where a dead baby was ditched in a garbage can just three days before.

Also in Astoria, two men held up a gas station with a shotgun.

Again in Astoria, two men got shot by a gunman in front of a strip club after a wild brawl at 4 in the morning.

And again in Astoria, two women followed a 62-year-old man into his apartment building and robbed his wallet during a struggle in the elevator.

And again in Astoria, an off-duty C.O. witnessing a street shooting pulled his gun out and shot at the gunman as he ran off.

And again in Astoria, a man on a bike rode up the sidewalk and came behind a 92-year-old, knocking her down and stealing her purse.

In Maspeth, two gunmen held up a deli at 6 a.m., tied up the workers and customers and robbed them of $700, lottery tickets, cell phones and credit cards. The crooks are wanted for 10 prior holdups in the past 2 months hauling in over $17,000.

In Jackson Heights, an 8-year-old girl was hit on the head by a wooden plank that was tossed from a roof of a building under construction with no safety netting or warning signs to pedestrians. The contractors fled the scene after the father of the child looked straight at them.

In Woodside, a man was found dead inside a clothing bin with a belt wrapped around his neck.

In Cambria Heights, a man was shot in the chest and died on the street two blocks from his home late in the afternoon.

In South Ozone Park, a man yanked a 13-year-old boy out of an idling car and stole the vehicle.

Also in South Ozone Park, a man set nine cars on fire in a serial arson spree dating back to December.

Again in South Ozone Park, a man wanted for two previous holdups in February stuck up a gas station at gunpoint and robbed $40 then held up two other gas stations in Jamaica and Long Island City robbing them of $750 and a worker’s cellphone.

In Elmhurst, two teenage boys held up another at knifepoint inside a Modell’s and robbed his cellphone.

Also in Elmhurst at the Queens Center Mall around the corner, two men shoplifted 60 shirts worth 5 grand from Ralph Lauren store.

In Richmond Hill, a 70-year-old was killed by a van driver making a sharp unyielding turn as she was crossing the street.

Also in Richmond Hill, a man walked into a unlocked house and stole power tools from the basement worth $3,000

In Kew Gardens, home of the decrepit Comfort Inn running a homeless shelter, at a McDonalds, a man tried to steal a pocketbook off the table where a woman and her husband were sitting.

In Little Neck on the Grand Central Parkway, a man got killed when he jumped out of a car his drunk girlfriend was driving then got hit by another vehicle.

In Woodside, three men robbed a snowplow from a electronics store parking lot.

In Flushing on the 7 train, a belligerent man was harassing commuters and punched a man in the face for no reason before fleeing after the train arrived at the Main St. Station.

Also in Flushing, a man punched a woman in the face and stole her purse inside a parking garage.

Again in Flushing, a domestic dispute that almost turned into a murder-suicide at a home being investigated by cops turned up to discover caches of rifles and deadly knives.

In Hollis, an off-duty EMT worker raped a 10-year-old girl in her room during a house party.

In Briarwood, a man attacked an 18-year-old woman from behind by knocking her to the ground then robbed her cell phone and fondled her in the early evening.

In Bayside, a man held up a Chinese restaurant at knifepoint and robbed $180.

Also in Bayside, two men vandalized a Korean community center by kicking in the glass door.

In Queens Village, a construction site for a mosque was vandalized with spray painted references to 9/11 and terrorism.

In Laurelton, a man killed himself trying to cross from one side to the other on the Long Island Expressway.


In the Chinatown at the Grand St. Station, a mentally ill man jumped onto the track bed to collect bottles and smoke hid under the platform as the B train arrived and got trapped under. The FDNY showed up to rescue him and the derelict thanks them with throwing bottles at the front of the train and doing a terrible jig and walking away to roam the streets.

Also in Chinatown at the Canal St. Station, a woman got molested and groped by a man with 11 prior arrests on the Q train.

In Greenwich Village on the D train at the West 4th St. Station, a man provoked a fight with another man who he accused of staring at him then wrestled with each other on the moving train for 3 stops.

In Times Square, at the train station of the same name, a commuter was sneak attacked and brutally beaten by a sharp dressed man who assumed he looked at him funny. And witnesses just stood there and watched or gawked and kept walking while holding his phone instead of calling 911 like this chump.


Also in Times Square, a homeless man shouted racial slurs at a man after he kicked his friend in the leg then attacked him with a knife, slashing his face.

Again in Times Square at the 42nd Street Station, a man molested a woman by grabbing her privates on a staircase and ran off.

And again in Times Square at the same station, a man took his filthy hand and rubbed a woman’s leg while she slept on the train.

And again in Times Square, a man dressed like a comic super hero swiped $20 from the wallet of a teenage tourist who tried to give him $5.

In Union Square, a man selling loosies on the corner was stopped by cops who then patted him down and 60 little baggies of heroin fell out his ass.

Also in Union Square, a man sneaked up behind another man and tried to grab his backpack, then slashed him in the neck during the struggle.

Again in Union Square, a man shoved another man down a flight of stairs coming out of a bar, knocking over a woman causing her to fall with him.

In Gramercy Park, two men held up two other men with razors and stole a whopping 10 bucks.

In the West Village, a 92-year-old woman was murdered by her 47-year-old roommate who smothered a pillow over her face while she slept because of her snoring. City emergency services were called multiple times to the residence of suspicious behavior and the deteriorating state of the apartment.

In the East Village, a man who was stabbed by a woman on the street got himself arrested when he dropped baggies of crack.

In the Lower East Side, a man entering his apartment building was attacked from behind by two men who beat him down with a pipe and stole his cookies and beer.

Also in the Lower East Side, a 19-year-old girl was bound with duct tape by her parents to try to get her to see a psychiatrist.

In Hell’s Kitchen, a Harlem high school teacher was caught in possession of 7 pounds of the date rape drug GBH that he had delivered to his apartment so he can sell it.

Also in Hell’s Kitchen by the Lincoln Tunnel, a food delivery biker was caught trying to enter the tunnel because the idiot said the app told him to go in there.

In Midtown, a man pulled a knife on cops from inside his car.

Also in Midtown at the Grand Central Station, a man stuck his dirty hand up a women’s skirt on the 7 train and scurried off.

In Harlem, a man got busted with an illegal loaded handgun and a package of heroin after he impersonated a cop who told the app-based livery driver that he left his gun in the car.

Also in Harlem, a drunk woman crashed her car into a milk truck and smashed a tree.

In the Upper West Side, two teenage girls beat up a 91-year-old man after he picked up a cellphone that one of them dropped and accused the elderly man of stealing it.

Also in the Upper West Side at the 96th Street Station, smoking cables causing multiple explosions and a fire led to total havoc as panicking commuters were shoving and pushing each other during the evacuation.

In the Upper East Side, a man stabbed himself in the crotch with a kitchen knife on the sidewalk in broad daylight.

Also in the Upper East Side, a man who served time for rape whose mother kicked him out of her apartment is squatting in the hallway in a cardboard box.

On Wards Island at the Manhattan Pyschiatric Center, a janitor with 33 prior arrests and a 2 year prison sentence attacked a security guard by her car and tried to rape her.

In Kips Bay at the East River promenade, a woman attempted suicide by jumping in the river.

Also in Kips Bay, a man walked in the middle of traffic swinging a pipe and damaging cars.

Again in Kips Bay, a man held up a bank with a note and walked out with $300.

In Stuyvesant Town, an elderly woman committed suicide by jumping out her 10th floor window and an 18-year-old poisoned himself and died inside his apartment 5 hours apart from each other

In NoMad, a man was caught trying to break into a car with a metal rod.

In the Flatiron District at the 23rd Street Station, two men robbed a woman of her cellphone on the platform.

Also in the Flatiron District, a pro boxer was robbed of his bag containing $150 grand in cash and jewels by a group of women after he got into a tussle with some other men inside the niteclub.

In Grand Central in the station on the 5 train, a man whipped out his tiny jimmy and jerked off in front of a woman and dashed off the train when she noticed him.

In the newly created micro metropolis Hudson Yards.a stockbroker lied about his income to get an affordable apartment renting for $728 and got his ass kicked out. Didn’t get cuffed and charged though.

In Columbus Circle, a NYPD truck hauling metal barricades imploded and went on fire, leading all those militarized officers to draw their machine guns for once.

City corner garbage cans are being stolen across the city by men in a box truck in a can larceny spree.


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In Belmont, an apartment building went on fire killing two people and injuring 12. The building’s smoke detectors were not working and it is a few blocks away from the building torched on New Year’s Eve that killed 12.

Again in Belmont, a man was brutally beaten in front of his house causing him to die from a skull injury. The attacker is still on the loose.

In Tremont, an argument over a haircut between a barber and a customer escalated into a brawl inside the shop and onto to street as the customer whacked the barber with a brush then was joined by a woman who also attacked the barber and a man who hit him with a bat.

In Soundview, a NYPD cop and her boyfriend were caught smuggling heroin in her apartment.

In Baychester, a police cadet working as a part-time food delivery worker got approached and attacked by 5 men who robbed him $60 and the food he was delivering.

In Morrisania, a man sneaked up behind another man and shot him then ran off with three accomplices.

Also in Morrisania, a man broke into a auto car dealership through a vent, knocking over an air conditioner and a table, then stole some laptops, monitors, $2,000 and a BMW from the lot.

In Morris Heights, an 18-year-old man was shot to death in front of an apartment building.

Also in Morris Heights, a woman stabbed her boyfriend to death in his bedroom.

In Mott Haven, a man approached a 14-year-old boy at St. Mary’s Park and punched then fondled him, and attempted to kiss him.

In University Heights, a driver sped off during a traffic stop, injuring a cop.

In Jerome Park, an off-duty traffic cop in her car idling in an intersection screamed at on-duty traffic cop who told her to move her vehicle. The driver then used her vehicle to intimidate her.

In Charlotte Gardens, a cop called to a domestic dispute involving a man threatening his step-sister with a machete drove to Crotona Park afterwards and threw the weapon he confiscated into a lake so he wouldn’t have to write a report in another instance of the Blue Wall Of Insouciance.

In Norwood, a woman was shot at three times inside an apartment after arguing with a man who fled the building.

In Mount Hope, a man shot another man in the leg on a street corner.

In Fordham, two men robbed a jewelry store of a watch worth 8 large.

In Highbridge, a man was killed by a hit-and-run driver when he stepped out of his car.

In Hart Island, human bones from the burial ground of the poor and forgotten are washing up on the shores of Orchard Beach and City Island resulting from land erosion.

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In Midland Beach, a woman stabbed a 62-year-old man in his home with a knife because she wanted 20 bucks.

In Ocean Terrace, a 17-year-old boy raped a teenage girl on the high school campus grounds at noon.

In Stapleton, a man stabbed another man inside an apartment after an argument.

In Port Richmond, two men held up a man and knifepoint then beat him up and robbed him of $75.

Also in Port Richmond, a mob connected bookie violated the terms of his bail by visiting a pizzeria and a bakery.

In Tompkinsville, a man recently released from prison after serving time for stealing $17,000 from a car, broke into another car and robbed a backpack and a cellphone.

In St. George at the Mckee High School, a student was caught possessing a knife and 35 rounds of bullets.


The Inaugurations Of Co-Mayor Chirlane McCray de Blasio* And The Night Mayor

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Chirlane McCray is just dying for you to hear from her. (telling pic by James Messerschmidt, NY Post)

Last week the city of New York (your city remember) was foisted upon with two new additions to the current administration by our self-exalted mayor de Blasio for appointees no one, sane or insane, brained or brainless, even asked for.

The first one while not actually official was revealing enough and actually conveys total confirmation and the mayor did not even hold back considering how weak, intellectually bereft and dependent he comes off. It wasn’t even a Freudian or regular slip of the tongue, but it sure was inappropriate. And it was announced after he announced the hiring of the new Schools Chancellor a few days after his first pick dropped him like a brick during a press conference.

The mayor’s wife is now the pseudonor Co-Mayor Charlene McCray!

“I want to thank Chirlane for the many, many hours she has put in this effort,” de Blasio said in a statement before adding, “I want to thank First Deputy Mayor Dean Fuleihan, as well. The three of us acted as a team.’’

McCray, City Hall revealed, also sat in on meetings all weekend between her husband and his top aides discussing the appointment. And the first lady was there when de Blasio made Carranza an official offer.

A quote from McCray was included in the press release, too.

“I look forward to working closely with [Carranza] to help all of the inner cities’ children and their families,” she said.

But political observers say that there’s more to McCray’s input in official city business than meets the eye — that it is a bid to elevate her political standing for a possible run for office herself.

“There’s a concerted effort to get her as much exposure as possible,” said a source familiar with McCray’s role at City Hall.

“There’s a clear understanding . . . that these are joint announcements, and Chirlane is going to have a presence and a voice every time one of these appointments is being made.”

NY Post

So this is what the minuscule amount of voters and a majority of non-voters signed up another four years for in addition to de Faustio slacking off, fucking around and lying like a rat since January. Let’s also add being an arrogant self-righteous douchebag too, because he insulted journalists and anyone left in the constituency with common sense by scoffing off any accusations of nepotism by accusing them of being idiots and sexists.
The mayor’s insecurity regarding the news media’s collective intellect is a regular thing but charging them with sexism is a new pathetic low and the Blaz has as much understanding of the term as Spinal Tap did. 

But this is about Chirlie after all. And in her first week as co-mayor, she’s not off to a good start. For her influence in the chancellor pick, Richard Carranza, has not been quite a ladies man or a gentlemen when it comes to dealing with women in the workplace. Since it took less than 24 hours and on International Women’s Day, which the Blaz clearly cited to lash out at the press, to find out that while as the board superintendent in San Francisco he was cheating on his wife at the office and destroyed a female educators career when she confronted him about his salacious affair and later had the school district pay her a $75,000 settlement for the torment and undermining he put her through for exposing the cheating greaseball.

Maybe the Blaz came out inaugurating his wife so he can again deflect blame for his stupid governmental policies and decisions on someone else but that might have been the case all along, although this guy seems a perfect fit for the corrupt cronyism environment in city hall being that Carranza feels he was abdicated from the charges because he didn’t have to pay the settlement out of his wallet but the school district and taxpayers did. Which is in uncanny resemblance of the mayor’s warped justification for using his constituents tax dollars for his expensive personal lawyers for his pay to play court hearings. Because a month before choosing a letch for a schools chancellor they got together and appointed another deputy mayor to de Faustio’s confederacy of useless syncophantic hacks. This one is being used specifically for his fucking wife’s $850 million dollar mental health program THRIVENYC, which to chagrin of the citizenry nobody knows what it is or what it’s even accomplished, judging by the majority of mentally ill homeless people wandering around the streets and subway and the emotional duress everyone struggling to afford living in this city is going through. Although it’s backed by six non-profit groups of which consists of four sorority groups.

Apparently de Faustio and Chirlie are aware of the lack of recognition of THRIVE too. In recognition of the Parkland School Massacre but not of the movement and revolution galvanized by the students there, the mayors arranged to have a town hall meeting with high school students to discuss ways to secure their school’s environment and ensure safety. As the kids were making suggestions for improvements, notably the lack of student counselors and the selective disbursement of metal detectors and addressing their current tribulations, de Faustio kept shutting them down so his wife can impose her THRIVE agenda on them. The kids were not impressed or amused but were thoroughly insulted and undermined. Which will make adapting to the new schools chancellor’s inevitable underwhelming existence much easier.

“I think he disregarded the whole point of this meeting, which was to hear the students out, and I don’t think he did it to the full extent that it should’ve been,” said Ayobami Olabode, 16, a student at Scholars’ Academy in Queens.

“He didn’t really hear us out the way he should have,” Andrea Colon, 17, who had asked the mayor to invest in counselors instead of school safety agents and metal detectors, said. “He was sort of dismissive in a way.”

“I actually hadn’t heard of the Thrive program before,” said Colon, a senior at Rockaway Park High School For Environmental Sustainability. “He kept on bringing that up. But my school definitely does not have that.”

NY Daily News

So instead of hearing out the kids, de Faustio devoted most of his attention to pimping his wife’s program and her freeloading political career. And exploiting a tragedy to promote the expensive THRIVE program to boot and vainly trying to justify it’s existence by blowing off the kids questions just because they didn’t fit the narrative.

For dominating the narrative is the only thing de Faustio has done with aplomb right behind using his office for fundraising and taking bribes for civic services for scumbags. As he recently addressed the idiotic sexists (his words) in the news media by demanding that Chirlie should get a salary for her work which she surreptitiously volunteered for. As if the 300 grand to pay her personal aides and her multiple free ride jaunts to other national cities on the actually elected mayor’s constituents tax dollars is not enough compensation, giving her ample opportunity to boost her national profile and inspiring her intent on running for political office. Which no one fucking asked her to do and no one is fucking interested. And her reported presence (and interference) in over 80 meetings gives the impression that she is not only co-mayor but an agent of the city.

All this chicanery by co-mayor de Faustio is enough to drive you crazy if you let it. So maybe THRIVE will be there for every citizen in the five boroughs to depend on as they try to follow this fugazi mayoral partnership. Maybe Chirlie can get her mental health initiative off the ground now assuming she is running the city for the next few days as her husband has went on another ego trip out of the city for the next few days in four cities as the self-appointed arbiter/activist for progressive policies and politics. And yes, nobody fucking asked him to do that either.

As if two mayors are not enough to tolerate, especially two absolutely shitty oblivious and arrogant mayors, it was announced on a snowy and blustery Wednesday when all networks were reporting on the weather that the new night mayor has been appointed. And she’s a boozy doozy.;jpeg_quality=20.jpg

That’s Ariel Palitz. The new nighttime mayor. The mayor from happy hour to closing time. She’s the mayor when Bill and Chirl go to sleep. And she loves New York, although not it’s residents. She ran a niteclub for 10 years and sat on Lower East Side district community board. Though not experienced in running a political office, she’s pretty adept at political tactics and machinations and exploiting her position of power for selfish means for the benefit of herself and her night club entrepreneur peers. In the last few years she has worked with an event firm specializing in what they dubbed “real estate integrated hospitality services”

Considering it took 5 months since the announcement of this new waste of bureaucracy, besides THRIVE, without a doubt that this pick was thoroughly sought and vetted. This girl is player and she fits this corrupt administration to a dirty T. For her time simultaneously running a club and a chair on the board, the Lower East Side has transformed in the last decade to what is currently a nightly Gilded Age bacchanalia with a bar anywhere you turn your head and take a step christened as Hell Square, an environmental noise and health hazard area that was revolutionized by the new Night Mayor herself being that she ran (and bragged about having) the loudest bar in the district.

Prior to what the drunken radius has devolved to, night mayor Palitz made a ghastly prophecy of what she now will have the humble solemn duty to remediate:

“The East Village is ripe for the picking right now. There’s an opportunity to change the culture and the makeup of the neighborhood from the underground nightlife experience to a high-end clientele.”

Here’s some of that high-end clientele that has changed the makeup of the neighborhood. As documented by the L.E.S. Dwellers, and there’s more where that came from.

And being her recent consulting gig, she will be tasked to handle complaints, ameliorate any disgust by or stem displacement of longtime residents of areas with similar party bar oversaturation, as the NY Times notes:

In her first interview since accepting the post, Ms. Palitz suggested that her stint as the Nightlife Mayor would be slightly more sober and focus less on carousing than on conflict mediation. In today’s New York, gentrification has pitted partygoers against the settled residents of neighborhoods like the Lower East Side of Manhattan and Williamsburg in Brooklyn. In her first official act, Ms. Palitz promised to hold a series of listening tours and entertain the gripes of those who are bothered by the vomit on their streets or the noise at 3 a.m..

Now in charge of a mayoral office with a 12-person advisory board, a $300,000 budget and a salary of $130,000 a year, Ms. Palitz seems to have realized that even a doyenne of New York night life must make a few concessions when joining city government.

What de Blasio and Chirlane has done with hiring Ariel is akin to Trump’s picks to head departments in his plutocabinet in that they hired a woman who has obvious conflicts of interest regarding the nite life industry. And also like relying on a flipped mobster for intel because he knows where the bodies are buried, or in Ariels case where the bodies are puking and pissing and of course, according to her consultant bio, proclaimed ties to real estate. It’s going to be fascinating how that hospitality/real estate integration is going to play here, for it sure as had an effect on the environment of the LES when she was on the board going by the exorbitant rent hikes and new glass towers. And providing an outsourced predatory developer tactic with all the alcoholic idiots yelling and puking in front of residential buildings with idling app driving service cars and limos clogging the streets driving everyone nuts.

Ariel has got a sweet ride going here with a new cushy six figure salary and a budget to finagle with anyhow she pleases. Now with the night mayor officially assigned where it used to be under the purview of the actual elected mayor, de Faustio and Chirlie can focus on the issues of the day in the daylight hours. Well the afternoon hours for he still wastes his entire morning for his daily motorcade two borough trek to Park Slope and then to City Hall. Maybe this short inning middle relief pitching style of governing might have some stability. Have Chirlane govern in the morning, de Faustio in the day, and Ariel at night into the wee hours.

Maybe the city and the citizenry will be able to THRIVE somewhat. Or it will just turn into CrazyTown while it tries to be Fun City 2.0.
















Contractor Who Exploded An East Village Apartment Building Caught Gut Renovating A East Harlem Apartment Building Days Before His Manslaughter Trial


Image result for Dilber KukicImage result for Dilber KukicDilber Kukic and his “work”

Here’s something you wouldn’t expect concerning unscrupulous building development in this city. Last week it was discovered that an unlicensed contractor Dilber Kubic who’s about to go to trial later this month for his involvement from a natural gas explosion in three East Village apartment buildings on 7th Street and 2nd Ave, which was caused when he and the owner’s son, during a plumbing inspection, were checking out gas lines they jiggered in a hidden compartment to evade inspectors on orders from the landlord so she can save money for herself, which resulted in the death of two people inside a restaurant and the destruction and displacement of the residents homes was hired by a landlord and a construction firm in Harlem to do gut renovations on four apartments according to the broker for the building who pulled his listings when he became aware of Kukic’s presence a month ago.

Despite the fact that he was under probation and indicted for manslaughter, Kukic was able to get hired for what basically is legalized and glorified vandalism. This time instead of messing with gas lines, he’s using his other notorious skill sets for converting spacious one bedroom apartments to smaller and cramping two bedrooms and using his creative manipulating talents this time for electrical work.

As expected, this story gets worse as the usual complicity and barely quarter-assed inspections come to light:

Inspectors visited the building early Thursday but were unable to enter. They posted a notice for the landlord to call and schedule an inspection.

“From the outside of the building, the inspector found no apparent evidence that illegal work was being performed,” a buildings spokeswoman said.

NY Daily News

This procedure is very fascinating as much as it is abhorrent. For the DOB had no problem evicting/evacuating 75 tenants for their purported safety from a building in Chinatown for a rotted staircase that they ignored for years with the help from the FDNY and NYPD, yet they took the usual bland protocol and procedure to demand entrance for a indicted recidivist offender who was working without permits and was on probation from the DOB themselves! This should have actually required an arrest warrant from the D.A.. followed by the usual police procedure to get drug dealers out by breaking down the door with a battering ram or for a felonious skel like Kukic the assistance of a SWAT Team.

The D.A. prosecuting Kukic by the way is “Dancin” Cy Vance.

…the office of Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance, which is prosecuting Kukic, was investigating his complaint about the Uptown building. A spokeswoman for Vance would not comment on an ongoing investigation.


Absolutely no need to explain further on how useless the DOB and the dearth of seriousness they take their jobs or in the case of the 75 Bowery building when to be serious and appearing selective. Here what the DOBB (the other B is for Bozos) glaringly missed by walking away:

“The whole apartment is gutted. There are no walls, nothing,” said the woman on the second floor, who added she’s lived in the building for 20 years.

“My walls were shaking. There’s so much noise with all the drilling … I’ve seen no permits.”

The firm that hired the indicted Kukic to do their illegal gut renovations, which has been  widely exposed as a tactic to force rent-stabilized tenants to move out to get the apartments to market rates have responded to this expose with the most defiant use of plausible deniability and straight up lying:

After attempting to contact Kukic, the owner of Allstate Home Remodeling, who identified himself as Joe Yusef, called The News and said the contractor accused of negligent homicide worked for him. Dilber only managed materials and did not do actual construction, Yusef said. “To be honest, Dilber doesn’t even put a screw in the job site. He has to work under my conditions.

“East Village, Downtown, I have no clue whatever happened down there. This is not something we’re doing — I’m not doing any crazy thing with gas, I don’t work like that.”

A public records search found a Jusuf Mehovic listed as the owner of Allstate Home Remodeling.

Yusef said he was only making cosmetic changes to three apartments.

“His probation officer knows. He’s allowed to work,” said Kukic’s attorney, Marc Agnifilo. “As long as the company is licensed, my understanding is he can work there as an employee.”

The landlord, John Schreiber of Uphattan Corporation, confirmed he’d used Kukic in the past.

“I don’t know what apartments you’re talking about,” Schreiber added, before hanging up on The News.

So there you go. Despite blowing up a building that killed two people and disenfranchised hundreds of people from their homes, despite these horrendous references which would be like hiring a crack kingpin to run a CVS pharmacy, Kukic is and in all probability was able to still work in the past 3 years since his initial trial and under probation. It also shows that developers, architects, contractor firms and landlords hold this individual in high regard despite his destruction and past charges of bribery (PAGE NOT FOUND)

And also the depressing fact that the city continues to not give a shit about serious regulating and punitive enforcement when it comes to the shady machinations for soulless profit involving real estate. Because last month, the vacant lot from the destruction that was bought last year from the indicted landlord Maria Hyrenko for $9.150,000, is going to be a high end condo building, symbolically making this sale just as egregious as the Rivington House flip but with the heinous fact that this transaction is legal and it was done gradually and not swiftly so not to draw attention.

Somehow the city could not procure this site for affordable housing considering the felonious act of Hyrenko, who despite looking at imprisonment is still going to profit from her fatal penny-pinching building management. This decision to build strictly luxury on this site where normal apartment buildings once stood and where two people died unnecessarily is an outright abomination. Funny how there is money for tax abatements for these developers and 90 shelters and not one cent to build a solid modest apartment building for middle class and working poor, two groups that still outnumber the frivolous rich borough wide.

But no surprise in this fucking city under Mayor de Faustio that bribery and criminal obfuscation and short cuts are not only tolerated but practically legal. Making the mission to luxurify the five boroughs for the Gentrification Industrial Complex the virtual unstoppable juggernaut it is.

For the profits desired by all the parties involved; elected officials and their insider aides, lobbyists and investors, real estate developers, landlords and mercenary contractors and goons and toadies, no lives matter. Especially the lives that can’t make the current or speculative rent.











Wrath Of The Scumlords: NYCHA’s Winter Of Dysfunction, Gaslighting Deceit And Virulent Denials

Related imageImage result for nyc housing authorityExhibit A, Public Housing.                                                                      Exhibit B, a bureaucratic shitshow.

As the warm embrace of spring arrives in just a few weeks, it is apropos that the chaotic gross incompetent management and scurrilous mischief, criminal indifference and abject perjury committed by the executives, inspectors and maintenance staff at the New York City Housing Authority enabled by the equally gross incompetent and indifferent mayor and council members that resulted in the fucked up environment of hundreds of thousands of struggling people and kids living in public housing. THE REAL AFFORDABLE HOUSING PROGRAM.

The biggest scumlord of the city has wrought an audit by recently re-elected Comptroller Scott Stringer:

The New York City Housing Authority, the country’s largest public housing agency, has fallen far short of its pledge to make fixes to residents’ apartments in a timely manner and eliminate a massive repair backlog, an audit by New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer has found.

In fact, the housing authority was reporting repairs in such a way that “obscures the actual amount of time it takes NYCHA to fully complete repairs,” the audit found.

The thing about this audit, the one above, it’s from July 2015 from a Propublica article and it’s unavailable. But Scottie compiled a new one for this winter of total discontent from the amazing circumstantial breakdowns and perpetual same old shit regarding the grotesque elements of mold, bugs and vermin, masonry dilapidation, broken lights, out of service elevators, busted doorbells and locks, leaky ceilings and pipes, persistent crime and vagrancy and the habitual absenteeism of lazy and shiftless inspectors. And of course all that lead that was lied about to HUD when it was run by a democrat wonderboy Julian Castro under the supervision of President Barack Hussein Obama. It turns out NYCHA did have a 5 year plan to upgrade and repair boilers but officials bungled the reports

The week after it was revealed that Commissioner Shoya Olatoye deceived the federal housing authorities about the lead contained in apartments and the unlicensed contractors hired to remove it (or didn’t) and a few days after Bill de Faustio got re-elected with a paltry turn-out of registered voters, over 1,400 residents received form letters from projects from all five boroughs demanding their eviction without any basis and without a signatory from an official. Leading to ensuing unnecessary horror amongst the unfortunate people that received them. According to some flacks at the department it was just a computer glitch, which should give any official pause to rely on algorhythms to do research and vetting. A month later, NYCHA saw fit to send warning letters to vacate to tenants in the Red Hook Houses after doing a surprise inspection in their apartments and bodaciously blaming them for the lead inside that their boss lied to the feds about.

And more cases are starting to surface regarding their officially confirmed lead oversight, as new tenants that moved into units in the 5 boroughs in the past 5 years were not cognizant of the toxicity and babies and children growing up during that time gained developmental problems wind up enrolled in special education classes. Giving them the comparably gradual effect on their young minds as football players dealing with CTE they weren’t aware they had. All attributed to the criminal avoidance and deceit from the Housing Authority brass.

Then, winter had come.

It took the bomb cyclone to wallop the city with 3 weeks of sub-10 degree weather exacerbated by brutal winds to expose more NYCHA oblivious neglect of basic services, as the majority of boilers at projects in all five boroughs malfunctioned, leaving over 320,000 residents in hundreds of buildings over 50 projects without heat at the absolute worse time in the longest coldest snap the city has seen in over 50 years. As NYCHA minions diligently tried to cover up the thousands of complaints of freezing residents by hastily closing tickets for heating repairs. Keeping up what can only be the Shoya Olatoye doctrine of perjuring offenses of willful neglect, ironically when the proverbial heat is on them.  It turns out NYCHA did have a 5 year plan to upgrade and repair boilers but officials bungled the reports

(Their whiny defensive responses about the heat they denied have absolutely no merit, maybe except for a case when a baby got scalded by a ruptured pipe leaving third degree burns all over his little body and still predictably refused to be accountable for it then too.)

All it took was media exposure to get the cretins at NYCHA to react, as PIX correspondent and sweetheart Monica Morales showed. Like a 93-year-old woman immolated under her blankets. Monie’s wholesome reports managed to get heat back at the Sotomoyer and Douglass housing buildings after the bitter 2 1/2 week freeze. Which may have initiated and motivated de Faustio to take his slow ass to a project to see for himself and to miraculously find 13 million dollars to make these quick fixes and get heat working again for the people that pay for it.

Proper protocol and belated reactive actions inside NYCHA as 3 aides got sacked except for you know who and by city council people and borough presidents collectively demanded a state of emergency to make the neglected and overdue repairs and got the mayor to find 200 million dollars to get the boilers fixed, which apparently should have been funded back in April of last year. The bad news is that the repairs won’t start until July. Of next year. And they won’t be fully functional or replaced with new ones until 2022. The massively belated delay is actually reasonable being that over a hundred boiler technicians quit the agency during Olatoye’s tenure as NYCHA’s spin doctor and REBNY puppet. That loss of professionals is in stark contrast with the amount of lawyers working at NYCHA trying to evict tenants from their real affordable apartments, leading to a heinous rise in city court hearings in the past 3 years to 2016. A 74-year-old woman being needled by NYCHA’s counsellers to get out of her apartment in the Bronx because the lease holder is in her late mother’s name despite continuing to pay the rent should attest that this statistic has rose as well.

But those feel good stories (and the disappointing one) will have no staying power or nary an effect on the fact that the boilers are all old, broken down and outdated as well as the pipes which easily froze during the torturing first weeks of January. It also turns out NYCHA did have a 5 year plan to upgrade and repair boilers but officials bungled the reports. And the massive lack of technicians to fix these cruddy boilers played a factor too, which may NYCHA didn’t duly prepare to have these fixed during the summer or even during the exceedingly warm months last October and November, as a majority of tenants still didn’t have hot water to cook or bathe with.

Despite all these hearings and the sudden media scrutiny of NYCHA’s revolting indifference, the buildings dilapidation is the only thing progressing as mold, roach, rat and bedbug infestations continue to grow.

And de Faustio while he defends the odious technocrat Olatoye, the Cruella De Ville of NYCHA, keeps deferring and deflecting blame everywhere he can find it. Like how historic the recent cold weather was or the obvious recent sordid history of conditions of public housing and a culture of willful ineptitude and obfuscation and which goes overlooked just like the shitlist of problems plaguing the buildings to this second and remains and grows worse. He doubled down on his ignorance on the plight of his poor constituents by getting the average amount wrong by half of the allotted time tenants went without heat and hot water during the 3 week arctic blast. By underestimating the inhumane habitability of the glacial conditions, the Blaz undermines the neglect and suffering of people in public housing. Although to the mayor’s credit, actually his luck which he has a massive amount of, that nothing disastrous or tragic happened or even someone dying during that time; like from fires considering tenants had to use alternatives for heat like leaving the ovens on and space heaters. Or like a lethal flu outbreak considering the lengths people went through to get the elusive warmth denied by NYCHA’s systemic disarray.

During this chaos, all the usual suspects, meaning spokespersons for NYCHA and Hizzoner and his spokesminions just repeat the same refrains of “we must do better” and “we will work harder”.

Image result for de blasio nychaExhibit C held by Defendant 1 and being looked on deviously and approvingly by Defendant 2

Yet the Blaz again defers blame, but his defense doesn’t hold muster when his flawed affordable housing program to build and preserve 200,000 units, now up to 300,000 to make it more impressionable to desperate people and self-satisfied liberal phonies for material at democrat fundraisers, is that it didn’t include NYCHA housing in the first place, as the funding for repairs is currently dependent on the NEXTGEN program relying on commercial real estate developers (you know, his fucking donors) to build new mixed income towers on space on public housing grounds like parking lots and playgrounds. Despite recent contracts doled out by the mayor to build over a playground in Yorkville (make that squeeze into) and two parking lots in Brookyn housing projects to his favored developer pals (the ones that didn’t get indicted) for city property building tax-abated leases and to a LLC consortium that are already seeing refurbishments on a NYCHA building before they were even leased out to them, somehow the millions of city largess has not come to the housing projects in dire need. Comporting the continuing duress on the buildings and it’s tenants is, in actuality, the mayor himself, with his selfish frivolous spending of tax payer dollars on his personal lawyers and his staff of solicitous sycophants during court hearings from his immoral yet legal bribes he accepted through his Campaign For One New York 501 (c) (4) fund. And whatever it cost to make those lame ass pamphlets for his bored audience to glance at during his TED TV-like state of the city address that neglected to address the internecine problems with and come up with concrete solutions to efficiently fix and fund NYCHA. the usual suspects all acknowledge finally with claims and pathetic mollifications that “we must do better” and “we have more work to do”

And now de Faustio and Mario’s Son Governer Cuomo are now at loggerheads just like with the MTA over NYCHA. These two idiots who used to work at HUD together in the 90’s under Bill Clinton, where they clearly also ignored the dysfunction at NYCHA and every national city public housing projects, are again using their petty political bickering as a distraction for their own stupendous incompetence as elected officials. Mario’s son for one earmarked $100 million and hoarded it from the city because he actually had the audacity to say or suddenly utilized governmental prudence that he wanted to make sure the money was spent appropiately. Although it did get to NYCHA, it went instead to security cameras instead of the leaky roofs of buildings that needed it.

Maybe Andy might have had a point for his targeted allocation as it turns out that NYCHA hoarded 3 billion dollars sent by FEMA for repairs and upgrades to 33 coastal project buildings that got clobbered and damaged by Hurricane Sandy as only one building has got done in the 6 years since. Which has left over 2 billion dollars unaccounted for that could have went for boiler, roof and lock repairs, new boilers, lead and mold remediation to state the fucking obvious.

This has opened up a class action suit by  tenant association Citywide Council of Presidents  from the NYCHA’s slowly dying buildings to demand not money but reform and genuine responsible leadership to public housing. It is going to be interesting to see de Faustio and Olatoye respond to this simple on its face and indisputable request and injunction against this shitshow city government agency considering the precedence the plaintiffs have regarding a recent awarding of 57 million dollars to a mother and a child affected by the lead contamination in their apartment and a way under-speculated $100 million dollar suit against the city for Ms. Olatoye’s defiant perjury against the feds. Surely the CCOP will gain traction and not be the least bit discouraged after de Faustio and his unelected yet office holding and policy approving wife walked up the steps of city hall defiantly ignoring their protest out front.

Exhibit D, coil spring ‘do, worn by Defendant 2

As for the perjuring Commissioner, the girl still can’t help herself from perjuring herself. Even during two city council hearings, the first one where she again lied about the inspections that weren’t made and the unlicensed workers tasked with the assignments to inspect and abate the lead removal. And the second one where she showed up with a new terrible hairstyle and where she had the city’s top lawyer Zack Taylor along with other city aides and hack NYCHA officials giving rank testimonies, obfuscations and non-responses in what were basically meaningless hearings which were supervised by the former public housing committee chairman and Bronx councilman Ritchie Torres, who didn’t say a fucking word last year as Shoya was preparing her perjury statements to HUD last year and Speaker Corey Johnson who still supports her as commissioner, just like the stupid willfully blind and lying de Blasio.

The lying corrupt mayor recently and crassly said that the people in the projects should not expect a rose garden regarding the tardiness of refurbishments to the boilers and everything else in NYCHA housing. This from the guy who confidently told these same people that the tale of two cities will end on his watch and there will be one city for all and then said, for lack of profundity that this was your city. Well the city the people of the projects have received from this disappointing mayor is a shithole that he helped exacerbate with his stupid misspending, lousy policy-making and governing, unscrupulous bribe accepting and doling of civic services resulting from them and his obstinate support of a wretched worthless louse like Shoya Olatoye.

If there is a literal update to the tale of two cities Mayor de Faustio failed to end, this tale of two NYCHA tenants could be illuminating proof.

In the middle of the bomb cyclone freeze in mid-January, a bedroom ceiling collapsed in an apartment in the Weeksville Gardens Houses from in Crown Heights leading to the two people getting injured resulting from the atypical NYCHA non-response from the tenants complaints and a decayed leaking pipe. The suddenly traumatized and briefly homeless family where met by agency assigned movers who refused to lift anything big like their TV and were left hanging by the city and waiting on the cold street after they were promised a new apartment by the mayor and his trusty fixer deputy mayor of housing and development Alicia Glen. When they were finally transferred to an apartment far from their town, they arrived to a smaller unfurnished apartment with a leaking toilet, they were pestered by a mayoral lackey on the phone days later about taking a place in another borough, leading the mother to show up personally to NYCHA’s office only to be shunned because she did not make an appointment with them.

Then there is the recently revealed and overlooked story of a family in the Lincoln Houses who also had a leak in their ceiling. Instead of getting the standard runaround and unanswered phone calls from the dysfunctional agency, they just happened to have the good fortune of having their blighted issue happen during the 2013 mayoral election. As then public advocate de Blasio showed up there with his hipster daughter beside him during the campaign trail, along with other candidates and an NYPD escort, and saw the above damage along with the mold that covered their furniture and miraculously NYCHA made repairs. Since that day/photo opp, the family got their broken stove replaced and had an exterminator arrive promptly to remedy a mice problem they had. To top off the quid poor quo, when the mother had a problem receiving her disability payments, de Blasio made some calls for her to receive them post-haste. Somehow, everyone else in the same housing building were going through the same daily rigamarole resulting from NYCHA’s shitty standards of building maintenance and management.

As with these two tales and how de Faustio governs, the East Harlem family got a tiny taste of the favoritism that has lucratively regaled all that paid to play to get the mayor’s divine attention.

After all this disarray, Olatoye remains in her undeserved position and seems to be more powerful and like her confidant and number one advocate de Faustio, practically untouchable. And defiantly oblivious. For after 5 months since she got caught lying to the feds and consistently lying to her tenants, she has finally apologize somewhat with a form letter from her social media platform:

Actually, this form letter is more humblebrag and talking points than an apology. And of course it’s full of so much shit that it’s not worth wiping your ass with or even wiping the excess feces that comes out of Shoya’s mouth every time she opens it. She also found space to vilify journalists who exposed her and the agency’s illicit offenses. Got to hand it to Ms. Olatoye, for she is more like a public relations flack than a commissioner, which being a pathological liar makes her a natural. Like she can make up for 4 years of wanton neglect and blatant deceit with a warm and fuzzy letter that congratulated herself more than the achievements she and the dysfunctional agency under her supervision alleges to have made.

The summation to this amateur audit is that the way this mess was handled by all the human failures involved, it is to be reminded of the Aesop fable “The Ant and The Grasshopper“. As everyone in charge were busy fucking around than preparing for the worse. And were busy having fun with rich assholes at parties getting sweet deals for the flawed and sure to spur more forced gentrification with the heinous NEXTGEN program. And it’s not just the winter that passed and the winters that will come in the next 3 or 4 years that will see more severe weather from the extreme effects of climate change (hell there could be another or a few hurricanes that will come around again in the autumn),  it’s in the form of the massive tax cuts to public housing put forth by Figurehead Trump to finance the tax cut Oligarch Welfare Law, the wall in Mexico and so he can have his beautiful military parade.

Which will provide more convenient excuses for the usual suspects, Shoya and Bill, to do nothing for the people languishing in the squalor their rancid policies and governing has produced and induced. And the endless cycle of government waste from unqualified hacks continues unabated.

For these two terrible people will continue their atrocities for they are hoisted by a well-heeled lawyer on the NYCHA board that somehow eluded the personnel house-cleaning as noted by the thorough muck raking news blog Progress Queens:

As the New York City Housing Authority has faced one crisis after another, Derrick Cephas has served as the highest-ranking external member of NYCHA’s Board of Directors. As such, Mr. Cephas has, since his 2014 appointment as vice chair, been in a unique position to serve as a check on an institutional culture that resists accountability and reform. The controversies engulfing the Municipal housing authority include the giving of false testimony by Chief Executive Officer Shola Olatoye about tenants’ exposure, and the risks of exposure, to lead ; a Federal investigation into physical condition standards ; a class-action lawsuit over the exposure to lead ; another class-action lawsuit over mold abatement ; faulty heating and hot water systems during recent frigid Winter snaps ; revelation made by Progress Queens that NYCHA has, in recent years, been engaged in 25,000 Court cases against its tenants annually ; the Authority’s pattern and practise of evicting or breaking up tenants’ families, sometimes without legal basis but usually alongst racial lines ; and new privatisation deals with real estate developers, who have donated money to the various political committees of Mayor Bill de Blasio (D-New York City).

Generally, organisations seek outside directors, such as Mr. Cephas, for specific qualities, such as having no conflicts of interest and offering fresh managerial worldviews. Yet, Mr. Cephas has, during his service, undertaken no public challenge to the growing signs of failed leadership at NYCHA. It is impossible to know what he has done internally, shielded from public view. Mr. Cephas did not answer requests for an interview or for a response from the law firm, Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP, where he is a partner and head of its Financial Institutions Regulatory practise group. Prior to joining Weil Gotshal, Mr. Cephas served, for five years, as CEO of Amalgamated Bank, but resigned after he could not execute on a financial plan to double the bank’s profits, according to a report published by Crain’s New York Business. Amalgamated Bank is the largest union-owned bank ; the worldview that Mr. Cephas should be offering NYCHA is one of social responsibility, but that ethos has not been on display.

It is not known whether Federal prosecutors have established whether the senior NYCHA executives, who were aware of the filing of the false certification, included the Board of Directors, and, with them, Mr. Cephas. A preliminary review made by Progress Queens has shown that Mr. Cephas is not so independent as an outside director. Ernie Patron, a former real estate associate of Weil Gotshal, the law firm at which Mr. Cephas is a partner, is now an executive at BFC Partners, a real estate development firm with close political ties to Mayor de Blasio. BFC Partners was one investor selected in secret by NYCHA in 2014 to purchase a stake in a portfolio of project-based, Section 8 housing. A report by Progress Queens showed that it appeared that some of the buildings sold in that portfolio had been renovated in the time leading up to their sale, and that City regulators, including the Office of the Comptroller and the Department of Investigation, were refusing to comment about the terms of the sale. At that time then, NYCHA claimed it could no longer afford the upkeep on the portfolio, but NYCHA officials have not explained why photographs of at least one building showed work scaffolding hanging from the side of one building included in the portfolio. News reports continue to show that politically-connected developers benefit from officials acts by the de Blasio administration that involve the sale, lease, or development of strategic public housing assets. Separately, Progress Queens reported that BFC Partners was chosen to develop 145 new rental units on greenspace in the Ingersoll Houes in Fort Greene, Brooklyn.

For the tenants of NYCHA, another winter of their discontent and their justified disgust. And for the idiots in charge and responsible for their security and safety as they wait for the alleged funding to come from the looming luxury towers purported to bail them out, karma and justice cannot come fast and devastating enough for the misery and trauma they have caused with their cognitive dissonance, willful ignorance and defiant arrogance as they live with the toxic elements and fragile environment around them.