New Bad Days 76: During The Rapid Rise In Gunfire And Citizens Getting Hit On The Streets, The NYPD Spends Their Funding Exerting Revenge Seizures Of Protesters; City’s Shuttling Of Homeless People And Drug Addicts In Hotels In Two Upscale Areas Lead To Total Chaos; A Lone Man With A Hammer Has Been Smashing Subway Train Windows For A Month; Crazy Woman Slathers Black Lives Matter Slogan With Paint By Trump Tower Again; Two Men Get Shot Dead By A Memorial For A Friend That Got Shot Dead By Prospect Park; Food Aid Gets Dumped In The Wrong Places; Mass Gatherings Of Youths At Raves Continue In Defiance Of Another COVID-19 Outbreak As Gun Violence, Car Theft, Muggings, Stabbings, Hold-Ups And Burglaries Make Upward Trajectories As Suspicions Of A Policing Slowdown Gains Traction

Chalk up 2020 as the Summer Of Guns.

Since Governor Andrew Cuomo declared the coronavirus crushed back in June 5th (or 4th or 6th), the dominant pathogen in the five boroughs this year was the bullet. Which spread like wildfire over the summer bringing this years total to over 1,000 shooting incidents, hitting over 1,200 citizens (including children) leading to 107 deaths in 12 consecutive weeks of gun violence ending in the month of August, a rise of 89 and 97% respectfully and contributing to over 300 murders which has went up by 35% compared to last year.  At the pace it’s continuing as of this writing ,the amount of shootings and victims will eclipse the total amounts of the past two years.

More people are buying bulletproof vests. Must have been when Council Speaker Corey “Cojoke” Johnson described this meteoric rise in gun violence as a health emergency.

The shootings and other serious crimes that have also risen has brought attention and suspicion among the general public and even officials that the NYPD are collectively engaging in a slowdown, because of the low amount of arrests and their late and even lack of responses to crime on the streets. Particularly with the shocking low amount of arrests for gun possession. de Blasio’s NYPD police commissioner’s cites again and again that it’s because of the cuts to the force from the last budget that was partially influenced by the hashtag abolish NYPD constituency. Although signs still legitimately point to the misguided and poorly legislated bail reform laws, recidivist offenders being released on the streets and the city and state’s mandate to release convicts because of the hazardous conditions in prisons being that are not safe from spreading coronavirus and even from Shea’s premature decision to abolish the anti-crime unit tasked to pursue illegal firearms.

But apparently, even with elevated crime levels and funds reallocated from New Yorks Finest, de Blasio’s NYPD still found a lot of expense, personnel and time to settle a few grudges with a few protesters from Black Lives Matter:

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In Kips Bay, an 18-year-old transgender woman riding a skateboard during a protest march on 2nd Ave was grabbed by five men who jumped out of a minivan. They turned out to be cops from the NYPD’s plain clothes warrant squad driving in an unmarked vehcile. They looked almost like the anti-crime unit Commissioner Shea disbanded in June.

Aiding this brazen and disturbing rendition on a public space were a squad of cops on bikes that were utilizing their cycles as weapons and shields to thwart witnesses and other protesters from viewing or stopping the arrest. Two of the bike cops ran over a person in their zeal to stop the protesters as the cops sped away with their collar in the van without even a police siren or a light indicating who they were as they cut off a truck when they ran the red light at 23rd St., which is a two way street.

What makes her arrest stunning is the way it was executed and literally choreographed like a scene from a Jason Bourne movie as if they knew she was coming or was being practically hunted by the NYPD for weeks.  The things that probably made this disturbing event possible is from facial recognition technology since she painted over street surveillance cameras that surely grabbed her face while she was vandalizing them and also placing some undercover officers or informants marching with the Abolition Park group and Black Lives Matter marchers, both of which are very likely especially the latter since a man involved with AP was pinched by an undercover for cutting cables under an NYPD van in Bay Ridge. Quite likely another cop posing as a demonstrator infiltrated this one. But they could have easily marked her down too from a Gothamist story featuring the woman at the Occupy City Hall protest 20 days earlier.

Nope, this is yet again another attempt to discourage and intimidate people from protesting against systemic injustices and endemic corruption in government and the enforcers that protect these institutions and the fortification of a police state by utilizing a local police force as central intelligence agency apparatus. If you think the optics of this woman’s arrest looks frightening, watch how the New NYPD literally vanishes a woman talking shit at a cop while drunk outside of a bar:

As for Mayor Big Slow de Blasio, his deliberately belated response to this broad daylight rendition by his police department whose officers did not even read the woman her rights was full of spineless insouciance and abject denial of the command that was implemented for this dystopian display of arbitrary oppression.

As amazing as how NY’s Finest has turned itself into a military junta during this pandemic and societal crisis, it’s equally amazing how the Blaz is able to sit upright without a spine at his daily briefings. In a pathetic show of pseudo objectiveness, he cowardly blew off the severity of the “effecuated” arrest. Which is shocking coming from a person who is always prioritizes optics for every decision he makes, especially regarding the paramilitary and invasive spying tactics of the NYPD.

Which both came to it’s absolute nadir a few weeks later…

In Hell’s Kitchen, the NYPD deployed a battalion of cops to an apartment building to execute an arrest of a man wanted for assaulting a cop by yelling through a megaphone at her ear at a Black Lives Matter counter-protest against a Blue Lives Matter rally and march in Bayside a few days earlier and in another cop’s ear two months before. 30 cops stood guard outside his building and blocked the street from traffic as two NYPD choppers flew overhead. Cops accessed his building and stood in front of and repeatedly banged on his apartment door with a K9 dogs barking trying to intimidate him as other cops arrived from their “Strategic Unit” and tried to negotiate by lying that he had lawyers ready to represent him as the man saw two cops across the street in an apartment building window directly from him.

With all the knuckleheaded determination to persuade the man to surrender with amateur psy-ops, the Black Lives Matter activist refused to open his door and filmed his entire encounter and himself jamming to music on his social media account. The cops then left after six hours without him because they didn’t have a warrant for his arrest. The amount spent for this profligate fruitless pursuit is not known, but this was ordered despite the NYC Council cutting one billion dollars from the NYPD budget. What is also not known is who made the command to hunt this activist down, since Mayor Big Slow de Faustio claimed that Shea had nothing to do with it even though he’s the fucking commissioner.

Despite the Blaz and Shea’s contemptible denials and obfuscations, they spent a huge amount of tax dollars just to settle a grudge and indict a protest organizer. Which falls in line with the billions of dollars at the city’s expense for all the corruption and bigotry driven abuse staining the badge for the last few decades; the exact reason why the citizenry is protesting against every day in the fucking first place.

Also in Hell’s Kitchen, a church had to put up an obstruction in front of their entrance after after a group of homeless people were using the steps to shoot heroin and excrete bowel movements and urinate on them. The superintendent also had to clean up discarded liquor bottles left behind by the derelicts who were residing in a luxury hotel next door in accordance with the city’s policy to housing the homeless in them until the pandemic subsides.

Again in Hell’s Kitchen,  a man got shot at twice in the chin and arm on the street and didn’t reveal who pulled the trigger.

And again in Hell’s Kitchen, a homeless man went raving mad when a restaurant wouldn’t let him use the bathroom and then took his frustrations on two women dining on a table outside and spat on one of their plates. The one time hip bar hopping areas has become a slum with streets of derelicts shooting up, imbibing booze, and fucking and sleeping on the sidewalks.

And again in Hell’s Kitchen, a man bashed a bunch of bottles of juice and soft drinks on his head inside of a deli over and over again while lying prone on the floor. The clerk expressed grief about the growing number of aggressive vagrants frequenting his store because a hotel across the street started housing homeless people that were transferred from shelters.

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In the Upper West Side, Mayor de Blasio’s Department of Homeless Services shuttled hundreds of homeless people to shelter at three hotels on 77th St., 79th St. and 87th St. near without consulting residents of the town with help from the Federal Emergency Management Agency who contributed 3/4 of the funding to house them to prevent another outbreak of COVID-19. A bulk of the men were recently released from prisons and from a shelter full of men with drug struggles. Six of them turned out to be convicted pedophiles.

Neighborhood residents encountered on their commutes men masturbating, pissing and shitting in public and also shooting heroin, snorting blow, drinking booze and smoking K2 along with blatant drug dealing and derelicts prone on the ground from overdosing in full view on the sidewalks and on the benches on the medians on Broadway. Since the arrival of the city’s most destitute and unwanted and even though they are being housed in luxury rooms it’s led to a proliferation of more people sleeping on the streets and a rise in petty theft, aggressive solicitation and verbal harassment of random passerby including kids. Demands for the NYPD to patrol the nine blocks were these offenses were occurring did not get or even merit a response, even though Commissioner Shea lives exactly 6 blocks south from the area.

Being that drug use and selling went up, it looks like de Blasio wanted to do his own version of Hamsterdam from the fourth season of the Wire (the Blaz is a big fan of that show) by sending all the homeless people to an area where they might be accepted,  where a bulk of residents have liberal values that sympathize with poor people’s struggles and addictions. But it instead turned out that these enlightened residents don’t take too kindly to vices and recidivism when it’s on their blocks, sharing concerns with neighbors who don’t share their views and are reviled and understandably fearful of the presence of drug abuse and crime.  Just like in Hamsterdam, cops hardly responded to offenses committed by the homeless people. Like some kind of immunity because of the pandemic.

In the Wire’s Hamsterdam, the junkies were moved to a block where buildings were mostly vacant so the junkies can have a red light district to sell, cop and shoot up. But de Blasio’s UWS Hamsterdam, the homeless was shipped to a densely populated neighborhood that couldn’t handle the deluge of junkies that came flocking in and naturally didn’t expect the ramifications, because The City elected not to tell them who was coming in. Even about 900 of them. Goes to show that progressive minds can’t block or obscure even the saddest realities of the poverty and despair of people suffering from rampant drug use and fractured mental states and condensing these suffering people in a small area will only lead to disaster if not properly monitored or cared for.

Also the Upper West Side, a man was shot to death on the street from getting blasted in the chest at a playground following a fight with his killer.

Again in the Upper West Side, a man torched a police car that was parked on a block.

And again in the Upper West Side, a man killed himself when he fell five floors after slipping on a fire escape while smoking a cigarette. Homicide was not ruled out.

And again in the Upper West Sideat the 72nd St. Station, a man sneaked up behind a woman on the platform and stabbed her in the shoulder while holding a package of diapers.

And again in the Upper West Side, a 13-year-old boy had his cellphone robbed by another boy who grabbed it while passing by him riding a citibike. The victim is the son of a NYPD Deputy Commissioner in charge of the department’s counter-terrorism unit, a division that actually needs to be defunded.

And again in the Upper West Side, a man shot another man at his groin during a hold up.

And again in the Upper West Side, two men engaged in a shootout on the street and ran when the Guardian Angels tried to catch them.

And again in the Upper West Side, a man was shot in the stomach in the middle of the avenue.

And again in the  Upper West Side, a man pushed an NYPD Chaplain down on the sidewalk and took his wallet, then left it behind and ran away.

And again in the Upper West Side, a man got shot to death in front of an apartment building entrance at the Amsterdam Houses.

In the Lower East Side, a protest march in solidarity with the uprising against Trump’s federal copstapo in Portland went awry as a group of people vandalized and damaged NYPD vehicles and set trash can fires on the streets while body-armored cops kettled and trapped protesters on the street.

Also in Lower East Side, homeless people set up a homestead shanty town village underneath the highway on the FDR drive. When de Blasio’s Sanitation Dept. came by to destroy it and throw everything they organized into the garbage, they returned again the next day and rebuilt their shantytown and fortified it a portion of a chain link fence. Like I said, these people should be administrating new housing infrastructure for the HPD.

Again in the Lower East Side, a double decker booze cruise boat was met with the NYC Sheriffs Dept and busted for violating pandemic protocols for holding a party without social distancing.

And again in the Lower East Side, a former N.Y. State Assembly Speaker threatened to punch a photo-jorunalist before he was about to serve 6 and a half  years in jail for crimes he committed while in elected office.

 

In the East Village, a crew of homeless people built a loft apartment on the sidewalk underneath scaffolding where a luxury building is under development.

Mayor de Blasio, who recently proclaimed that he will not tolerate homeless encampments in his city, oh sorry your city, sent his Sanitation Dept. to raid the homestead and throw all the discarded furniture they collected into the garbage trucks. The next day, the same street denizens returned with new furniture and rebuilt their concrete floor homestead after waiting across the street until the coast was clear.

When de Blasio’s Sanitation Dept. wrecked their sidewalk village again, the crafty vagrants moved across the street to the shuttered Orpheum theater and easily reassembled their habitat. Instead of hassling and trying to disappear these people why doesn’t the Blaz contract them and build real affordable housing for the NYC Housing and Preservation Department?

Also in the East Village, a man on liquid courage tried to sit at a outdoor table in front of a trendy restaurant and got violent when a waiter told him they were closing and then he randomly attacked a man with a chair then got into a tussle with two women who were drinking there and slashed them with a metal blade. One of the women who fought him off was the daughter of famed stage and television actor Kelsey Grammar, so it’s no surprise where she got the instinct to deal with a knife handler.

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Again in the East Village, a homeless man fighting with two other homeless men jumped into the East River to get away from them.

And again in the East Village, event promoters are using a cafe as a pandemic speakeasy to throw illicitly exclusive raves and parties for wealthy vectors and despite the appearances of luxury cars rolling up in front of the establishment and a state ban on indoor parties and events, there have been absolutely no raids by the NYPD or NYC Sheriff’s dept.

And again in the East Village, two men hoisted an ATM machine to their van and ripped it out from the store it was attached to, tearing the metal rolldown gate with it.

And again in the East Village, an argument between two men on the sidewalk escalated when one of them took a knife out and chased the other man and then stabbed him in the back demanding $1500 his victim owed him.

And again in the East Village, a man loitering in an apartment building lobby followed an 86-year-old woman into an elevator and yanked her $2,000 chain off her neck after he gentlemanly let her go on first.

And again in the East Village, a homeless couple got kicked off the city bus by the driver when they wouldn’t pay the fare. Then when the driver parked the bus and took a break, the couple forced their way inside and the woman beat the hell out of him.

In the West Village, a 78-year-old man was harassed by a man at a cheap pizzeria who then finished his slice and attacked the elderly man and pushed him over and knocked him unconscious.

Again in the West Village, a man died following a street fight with his friend on the sidewalk.

And again in the West Village, a transvestite chased a man into a parking garage and slashed him in the face and stabbed him in the back.

In Harlem, a man was shot in the leg on the street and wouldn’t rat on the gunman.

Also in Harlem, a NYPD safety officer and her husband were found with 8 illegal guns and ammo inside their apartment.

Again in Harlem, a man and a woman got hit with stray bullets as they were walking on the sidewalk.

And again in Harlem, a 17-year-old boy got shot in the foot on the street.

And again in Harlem, a man got shot twice in the ass on the sidewalk.

And again in Harlem, five girls beat up and shot an 14-year-old girl with a stun gun on the street as dozens of other teenagers gawked, filmed videos and took selfies during the pummeling as a cop walked by and did nothing.

And again in Harlem (according to the NYPD’s twitter),a crowd of people threw bottles and encroached at a group of cops in the middle of the street, forcing the blue wall to retreat.

And again in Harlem, three women and a man were shot at and hit in front of tattoo parlor where a party was being held.

And again in Harlem, a man was shot to death on the street from a drive by shooting.

And again in Harlem, two men were shot at on the street, one getting hit in the arm and the other man on his leg.

And again in Harlem, a man got shot to death from a blast in the face from a drive-by shooter in front of an apartment building.

And again in Harlem, a woman got shot at and hit in both legs on a street corner.

And again in Harlem, a man got shot in the ass in the middle of the street.

And again in Harlem, an off-duty cop hit a Jaguar while driving drunk.

And again in Harlem, two men beat down a man as they kept punching him in the face where he sat on the 2 train.

And again in Harlem, a man ran up to a 66-year-old man crossing the street and bashed him on the head with a bottle from behind.

And again in Harlem, a man got shot in the leg by the St. Nicholas Houses and walked to the hospital.

And again in Harlem, a man was shot to death in a van by a drug dealer he tried to get rid off.

And again in Harlem, a man took a free ride by hanging onto the back of a bus as it was speeding on the Harlem River Drive.

In East Harlem, a man was shot in the arm outside of the Lehman Houses.

Also in East Harlem at the 116th Station, a man was stabbed on the platform at 1:15 a.m.. 15 minutes after the subway is supposed to shut down.

Again in East Harlem, a 17-year-old boy was shot in the back during an argument on the street.

And again in East Harlem, a man got shot in the back in front of an apartment building.

And again in East Harlem, a man got shot in the leg in a drive by shooting.

In Midtown between Times and Herald Squares on Broadway, junkies are shooting up and getting loaded on heroin while lounging on the urban garden furniture and passing out on the streets where overpriced eateries used to set up little take out stands for foodies to dine al fresco. One of the Blaz’s spokespeople called this “unacceptable” and then the junkies returned to the urban garden and loaded themselves with the works again. A few weeks later, junkies were discovered shooting up by an non-functioning phone booth around brunch time about a block away.

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Also in Midtown, a man plopped a can of paint on de Blasio’s Black Lives Matter mural in front of Trump Tower and spread it all over the slogan despite the mayor’s decision to deploy more cops there to guard it. The seventh time it’s happened. The city left the stain there for a week.

After the city finally cleaned it up, a woman stopped by and splattered the BLM mural again with blue paint. And then she returned dressed as the Statue of Liberty rolling a hand truck down the avenue and did a vandalism hat trick and spilling a bucket of pink paint on the mural. Capping her triumph by yelling the word freedom like Mel Gibson in Braveheart as her co-horts screamed like lunatics and waved Trump re-election signs.

It really says something about the lengths people will show for President Trump and not for the Mayor of New York City, that the Blaz is more loathsome than the guy who blew off the pandemic at its early stages and has left the economy in purgatory. Maybe the next time the idiot Hizzoner wants to manifest of his virtue signal tweets he should go through the proper permit process like his constituency have to instead of brazenly circumventing it thinking no one will notice.

Again in Midtown, a man walked into a designer handbag store and snatched a bunch of purses worth two grand and also a garment bag then flashed a box cutter at a worker and ran. This store is 2 blocks away where 9 cops are guarding the Black Lives Matter mural at Trump Tower from being vandalized.

And again in Midtown, four men jumped into an SUV after they robbed a man at gunpoint and got into a high speed chase with the cops, leading the driver to smash a car and a motorcycle during the pursuit. Then one of the passengers/accomplices threw the gun out the window as the driver drove on the sidewalk and hit a woman. Then the men abandoned the vehicle and ran on the street. The cops caught one man who jumped from a footbridge trying to evade capture by hiding under a tarp nearby.

And again in Midtown, a man stabbed his wife multiple times on a street corner.

And again in Midtown, a men savagely rained punches on a retired NYPD sergeant on the sidewalk after he clocked him in the head with a bottle and then his accomplice robbed the man’s cellphone. Then the skell turned around and kicked him while he was still down.

And again in Midtown, eight cops were deployed by the Empire State Building to handle a naked White man walking around in public.

And again in Midtown, a homeless man murdered another homeless man, stabbing him seven times over a bad drug deal by a cardboard encampment on the sidewalk.

And again in Midtown, an 18-year-old woman from Wyoming visiting NYC decided to visit the Empire State Building with a gun in her backpack and a man from Louisiana tried to do the same thing the next day. Bad enough there’s a pipeline trafficking guns to NYC that’s going unchecked and these hayseeds come here and think they can just waltz into a heavily guarded landmark tourist attraction with their pieces just because they have permits.

And again in Midtown, two groups of artists got into a brawl over space to sell their works in front of the New York Public Library that escalated when a man tried to bully two women from a corner by yanking a cellphone from one of them, leading them to shoot mace at his face. Then the brute took out a knife and wildly slashed one of the women and also a woman that accompanied him.

In Times Square, a homeless man got stabbed in the stomach while begging for money outside a bakery at the Port Authority Station.

Also in Times Square, an unattractive woman walked on the pedestrian plaza with her titties out.

Again in Times Square, a man got busted by the cops when he tried to retrieve a bag full of baggies of smack and a 22 caliber revolver inside a bag he left behind in the pedestrian plaza.

And again in Times Square, four boys got into an argument with two pedicab drivers and pounced on them and stole one of their pedicabs after they stabbed both of them.

And again in Times Square, a man affixed a knife onto a broomstick to use as a spear and punctured the tires of parked cars as he was riding on the avenue and then he randomly slashed a teenage boy and battled cops with it while resisting arrest as one of them tried to taze him.

And again in Times Square, a man was shot on a street corner after an argument with the gunman as the sun was rising as a witness declared that NYC is over. Seinfeld still doesn’t think so.

And again in Times Square, a man killed himself after he jumped into a cab through the driver’s window and the driver hit the gas and took him down the block and caused him to hit the pavement. Then the driver sped away down the avenue.

In Grand Central Station, a man chased another man in the terminal while wielding a gun and then shot him in the arm on the 4,5,6 subway platform.

In the Upper East Side, four boys went on a mugging spree and held up three people at gun point and robbed a man for his phone, and 18-year-old man’s wallet and a cellphone off a woman in Central Park before three of them got caught and arrested by the cops.

Also in the Upper East Side and in Midtown, a man threw rocks at four foreign national consulate buildings and broke the windows to unleash his frustrations on his inability to get work in America.

Again in the Upper East Side, four apartments were broken into while the residents were on vacation and all were collectively robbed of thousands of dollars in cash and merchandise. Burglaries and robberies have went up 58% in the area compared to last year.

And again in the Upper East Side, 5 drunk ass women jumped on top of a parked car and damaged it by dancing and twerking on it.

And again in the Upper East Side, a car collided into an outdoor dining area set up on the street by a restaurant.

And again in the Upper East Side, a man got into a street fight with two traffic cops who were giving him a ticket for parking in front a fire hydrant.

And again in the Upper East Side at the 63rd St./Lexington Avenue Station a man randomly attacked a woman on the platform and threw her to the floor and dry humped her in front of a group of people who did nothing but gawk and filmed the attempted rape scene. This incident enraged a professional actor so much that he confused the train line his relatives take with the incident where this happened.

And again in the Upper East Side, a man on parole after serving time for burglary got caught in a woman’s apartment trying to burglarize it following two weeks of breaking into other apartments in the vicinity and the Upper West Side, where he stole five grand in jewelry and threatened a resident and robbed him of 90 bucks.

In Fort George, a man got a concussion and a leg injury and his passenger got injured too when they flew off an app-rental motor scooter as the driver crashed into a pole. He died two weeks later.

Also in Fort George, a man got shot in the back on a street corner.

In Washington Heights, a man stabbed another man twice inside an apartment building hallway over a drug deal gone bad, then the victim walked outside while bleeding out on the sidewalk then later died at the hospital.

Also in Washington Heights, a man was shot in the leg on a street corner.

Again in Washington Heights, a woman got stabbed to death by her ex-friend after she accused her of infidelity and tried to beat her up in her apartment. The woman claimed she used a knife in self-defense.It has subsequently been revealed that she evaded an appearance court on the day she killed her old friend.

And again in Washington Heights, a man picked up a gun that was hidden underneath garbage by a tree and got into a shootout with another man on the sidewalk in broad daylight. Looks like criminals have found a way to exploit the city’s sanitation budget cuts that has left trash piling on the curbs for days.

And again in Washington Heights, a man expecting to meet someone  got murdered when two men rolled up on the sidewalk and the man riding it shot him point blank five times.

In Hamilton Heights, a man was shot in the stomach on the street and refuse to divulge who the gunman was.

In Greenwich Village at the 14th St. Station, a man randomly attacked a 68-year-old woman on the platform and mercilessly beat her down and pushed her onto the train tracks, causing her to fall on her head. Then the pyscopath jumped onto the trackbed to steal her cellphone and then ran away. It was reported that he called her a racial slur before he pounced on her. The woman wound up with a fractured spine and is afraid to go back to work.

Also in Greenwich Village, a homeless man built a homestead by the New School building with shopping cars filled with furniture and other items discarded by the rich people who abandoned and moved from New York City. The only thing the man didn’t get from the city’s upper class fugitives was a toilet, as he takes his shits out in the open on the sidewalk.

Again in Greenwich Village at the Christopher St. Station, a man fell between the cars of the 1 train and got stuck under the tracks.

In Hudson Yards at the 34th St. Station, a man with a hammer smashed every window on every car on the 7 train.

The vandal (and maybe an accomplice or two or other vandals) are responsible for damaging over 200 windows on the 7 line as well as the 2 and 3 lines, continuing a vandalism destruction spree for four months and now the MTA is all out of glass.

Yet they have 10,000 bucks to spare for a reward for citizens to catch the hammering vandal, proving that the MTA  is too broke to deploy transit cops to monitor the station. It’s baffling that Governor Cuomo didn’t get the guy who did his COVID grave poster draw up some old-timey most wanted signs.

But even if King Andrew did that (and he could because he runs the MTA) it still wouldn’t deter the recidivist vandal. Despite the bounty the hammering vandal returned to the Hudson Yards Station and pulverized another 20 windows on the 7 train again. The NYPD added another $2,500 to the reward for the recidivist, which they probably dredged from a high brass cops office chair after all the money they spent hunting two protesters in the city.

After getting the NYPD to add to the bounty, the MTA decided to implement their 90’s era broken windows crime prevention strategy to capture the serial window breaker. Duh.

In Columbus Circle, cops caught a man who broke the windows of the E and A train at the 42nd St. Station. But determined he wasn’t connected to the 7 train smashings because he used his foot to kick the windows.

Also in Columbus Circle, a man yelled threats and insults at two women sitting across from him and then yelled xenophobic slurs and accusations at a woman who was filming his tirade on her cellphone on the A train. The three involved in their petty dispute were not wearing their masks properly.

In Chelsea, a homeless man suffered burns when a encampment he was sheltering in went on fire as a man filming the sidewalk inferno on his cellphone yelled for someone to call 911 as a man was putting the fire out on the homeless man’s body. This happened about 20 yards from a police station.

Also in Chelsea, a woman got killed buy a hit-and-run driver as she was crossing the street. The driver got arrested but posted his bail and then went home and took a nap.

Again in Chelsea, a man caught shoplifting in a chain hardware/home improvement store punched two cops in their faces as they tried to arrest him.

And again in Chelsea, over a dozen homeless people developed a sidewalk shelter and junk retail market on one block on 6th Avenue.

And again in Chelsea, a woman shot a man twice inside a hotel lobby following a verbal dispute over his infidelity.

And again in Chelsea, de Blasio’s NotifyNYC social media office announced that they were putting on an elaborate fireworks display on the Hudson River around 8 p.m., but didn’t elaborate what it was for. Then residents were flabbergasted and horrified to hear explosions nearby their homes around 11 p.m because the city rescheduled the spectacle because of inclement weather and they didn’t NotifyNYC of the change. The “show” was for an irrelevant and terrible network’s award show.

And again in Chlesea, a man punched his ex-girlfriend in the face and robbed her purse.

In Penn Station at the 34th St. Station, two homeless men brawled with each other on the platform. As one of them tried to flee out of the station, a man was waiting for and killed him when he kicked him down the stairs.

Also in Penn Station at the 34th St. Station, a man was banging a woman doggy style and then released his pearls on those same stairs when he got done.

Also in Penn Station, a gang of boys hassled a man coming out off the LIRR and smacked his cap off his head and then they all beat him down after he told him he was a cop.

In Flatiron District, a man riding his bike stopped to yell xenophobic slurs and accusations of spreading COVID-19 at them and then spat on and threw his bike at them.

In Murray Hill, two men went bezerk after they were told to get out of supermarket by workers because they refused to wear face masks as they yanked a face mask of a man, hit a woman in the head with a paddle and pulled another woman’s hair and threw a bunch of shopping baskets at other workers.

In Little Italy at the Spring St. Station, a man stood over a hand sanitizer dispenser and shot about a quart of it into his shorts, getting all over his junk and ass and then rubbed the excess on his belly and moved along.

In Tribeca, a car crashed into an outdoor dining area on the street in front of a fancy restaurant, injuring a woman eating al fresco.

In Downtown Manhattan, a man riding a citibike on the sidewalk rode up to a woman and punched her in the face. The victim is a district court judge who recently indicted an actor for sexual assault.

Also in Downtown Manhattan, the Joker was jet-skiing on the East River. Soon to be seen surfing at Rockaway Beach.

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Brooklyn

Four men arraigned and convicted for felony crimes this year who made bail went back out on the streets and were involved in four shooting incidents. 

In Crown Heights, a man was shot to death in front of a church in broad daylight by a man he had an argument with on the street a week before about the killer’s ex-girlfriend who the victim was dating. The killer also got paid to whack a man in East New York 3 weeks earlier.

Also in Crown Heights, a 17-year-old boy was shot to death on the sidewalk in front of his apartment building.

Again in Crown Heights, a man was shot in the leg on the street and refused to rat on the shooter.

And again in Crown Heights, a 16-year-old boy almost got killed when a bullet from a shootout skinned his head.

And again in Crown Heights, a man was arrested for sexual assault of a teenage girl for two years and is suspected of committing other ones.

And again in Crown Heights, a man got killed by a stray bullet while an argument between two groups of men escalated on a handball court in broad daylight.

And again in Crown Heights, a man was shot to death in the middle of the street nearby his home. His aunt vehemently advised his friends not to avenge his death and let the cops handle it. Comments about this from gentry Black Lives Matter supporters that call for abolishing police departments were not available.

And again in Crown Heights, a man shot another man at both his legs and split with three other men in a car.

And again in Crown Heights, a man got shot in the leg while sleeping on a stoop.

In Cypress Hills, a 16-year-old boy was shot to death and two others were wounded  when shots were fired from a drive-by at a basketball court while they were playing. One of the wounded teens who got shot in the head died days later. During a memorial for the victims,two men walked up to a memorial gathering on the basketball court, shot a man on the shoulder and ran away.

Also in Cypress Hills, four men got shot at in front of a nite club. All of them got hit in the legs. Where’s the night mayor?

Again in Cypress Hills, a 68-year-old woman got hit in the leg from a stray bullet while waiting in a nail salon, coming from a shootout between three men outside. Making her another statistic of over a thousand people that got shot this year, an 89% rise from the over 500 people shot at around this time in 2019.

And again in Cypress Hills, a man was shot at twice on a street corner.

In East New York, a man shot three men on a street corner and jumped in an SUV waiting for him and sped off.

Also in East New York, a man got shot in the stomach and a woman got shot in the leg at a house party that had a refrigerator in the alleyway outside.

Again in East New York, a man got a head injury when a metal basket fell on him as he was walking underneath the elevated train tracks.

And again in East New York, a man sneaked up behind another man and shot him while he was having a conversation with someone.

And again in East New York, a man that got arrested for his involvement in a gang related shooting in May was sprung loose without a bail in a few days and two months later was involved in three drive by shootings in two days in middle of July.

And again in East New York, a man was shot on the avenue.

And again in East New York, a man escaped with his life when a bullet only grazed his head on the street

And again in East New York, two men got shot on a street corner.

And again in East New York, a man got grazed in the head and shot in the leg while walking on the sidewalk during a drive by shooting.

And again in East New York, a mentally ill homeless woman got killed when she ran into the middle of the street and got hit by a truck.

And again in East New York, a man collapsed and died on the street after he vacated a car that he was in that was involved in a shootout with another gunman in an SUV while both vehicles were exiting the Jackie Robinson Parkway.

In Prospect Park, a man randomly stabbed a man in the chest who was just going for a walk with his girlfriend.

Also in Prospect Park, a field was found bombarded with garbage from a massive party the night before.

Again in Prospect Park, a man was shot to death on a bench with two blows to the head after he lit a candle at a candlelight memorial for a man who got killed by gunfire the day before in East Flatbush.

In Flatbush, two men ran up to a man and a woman and shot them on the street and fled in a BMW that was waiting for them.

Also in Flatbush, a man was shot to death in the middle of the street.

Again in Flatbush, a 16-year-old boy and a 50-year-old woman got shot in the street.

And again in Flatbush, a man stepped out of an idling car and shot at three men hanging out on a street corner.

And again in Flatbush, a man was found dead on steps at a department store parking lot.

And again in Flatbush, a man was shot to death in front of his house next to an emergency kiosk that was tagged “FTP”. Capping a week when 40 people got shot on the streets of New York.

And again in Flatbush, an argument between two men escalated into one of them shooting the other in the back.

And again in Flatbush, a man was shot to death on the street by his house right after he was having a conversation with a friend who stepped away from him right before a gunman that was sitting in an idling SUV aiming at his target.

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And again in Flatbush, a man heading to a candlelit memorial for two men who got shot to death by Prospect Park got shot on the sidewalk in broad daylight during a drive by shooting . Leading the stricken man to take out his gun and fire back and a stray bullet hit a man going to the store with his girlfriend during the shootout.to fire. The targeted man died from his wounds and the other man who got caught in the crossfire is paralyzed. The victim’s girlfriends brother lamented about the sudden lack of cops patrolling the area and remarked how swift the response would have been if a cop got hit.

And again in Flatbush, a man got shot in the leg on the street.

And again in Flatbush, an SUV crashed into a livery car, injuring the driver and another man whose injuries put him into a coma. Three men jumped out of the SUV and ran away.

And again in Flatbush, a man got shot to death on the street from a drive-by.

In East Flatbush, two men shot a man down on the street and killed him in front of a daycare center.

Also in East Flatbush, a city bus got into a multiple car wreck with two cars that smashed into each other, causing injuries to nine people.

Again in East Flatbush, a man shot another man in the chest on the street at the break of dawn.

And again in East Flatbush, a man got shot to death on a street corner from a blast to his torso following a dispute with his ex-girlfriend and the man who killed him that she was accompanying.

And again in East Flatbush, a man got killed on the street from a drive-by shooting.

And again in East Flatbush, an argument between two men escalated into one of them getting shot in the leg.

And again in East Flatbush, a man got shot in the ass on a street corner.

And again in East Flatbush, a man got shot twice in the arm and neck in front of a building and two other men were found by cops who arrive with shots to the neck and stomach. The man that was found first died from his wounds.

And again in East Flatbush, a man shot another man in the head as he was sitting on a stoop.

In Brownsville, a woman killed another woman by stabbing her multiple times on the street when she was trying to break up a fight in front of a hotel.

Also in Brownsville, a 17-year-old boy got shot in the hand following an argument.

Again in Brownsville, a 16-year-old girl and two women got shot in a flurry of gunfire on the street.

And again in Brownsville, a 62-year-old man got shot during a party held in a basement apartment.

And again in Brownsville, two men engaged in a shootout on the street in broad daylight.

And again in Brownsville, a man stabbed a woman to death on the sidewalk and ran away to upstate New York where he got arrested.

And again in Brownsville, a man was shot to death on the street from three blasts to the chest.

And again in Brownsville, a 63-year-old man got attacked by a man who smacked him on his head with a milk crate from behind, then the man kept attacking him with crates in both of his hands and the older man fought him off successfully with his cane and knocked them off his hands.

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And again in Brownsville, a man got killed when a stray bullet hit him from a shootout on the street between two gangs.

And again in Brownsville, two boys got shot on a street corner.

And again in Brownsville, a man got shot in the stomach immediately after he came out of a store.

And again in Brownsville, a 59-year-old woman got hit in the leg by a stray bullet while she was standing on a porch.

In Williamsburg and Bed-Stuy, two men on a citibike rolled south down the sidewalks and streets of Bedford Ave. and knocked off and robbed the hats of Hasidic men as they passed them.

Also in Williamsburg, cops responding to a shooting crashed their SUV into and killed a man riding his motorcycle as he had the green light. The cops had their overhead lights on at the time and hit the man while maneuvering around a truck in the intersection. The shooting turned out to be false.

Again in Williamsburg, a three story apartment building collapsed during a hurricane.

And again in Williamsburg, a man was found dead floating in the East River by Domino Park.

And again in Williamsburg, a gang of white people dressed in black protesting in solidarity for Black Lives Matter sabotaged the movement by smashing windows of an Apple store and a Starbucks cafe while shouting slurs and obscenities and tagging graffiti slogans and initial against police. No one was arrested.

And again in Williamsburg, a man put himself in critical condition after he was speeding on the streets on his motorcycle and crashed into a car and two bike riders after he blew a red light.

And again in Williamsburg, a man ambushed a woman walking on the sidewalk and bodyslammed her to the pavement and savagely beat her up during a rape attempt.

And again in Williamsburg, a woman walking on the sidewalk got attacked by a man who body slammed her to the pavement and wailed punches on her and then tried to take her pants off but decided against it and ran away.

In South Williamsburg, a man went on a rampage against a couple of firemen after he parked his car in front of a FDNY station house. When they told him to move, he cursed at one of them who was writing him a ticket for blocking their entrance and then threatened to bring a posse of Hasidic men to come after him and then he called the other firefighter a racial slur and rammed his car door into his leg before he drove away to hide in a nearby community center.

In East Williamsburg, de Blasio’s NYPD wasted taxpayer dollars raiding a warehouse and seizing 400 pounds of a plant that is legal in 20 states in America.

In Sunset Park, a 19-year-old man was stabbed to death by a man who had his car wrecked by his father when he accidentally rear-ended it with his car.

Also in Sunset Park, a man got ganged up on by a group of men and then got shot after he had a dispute with his girlfriend’s ex-husband.

Again in Sunset Park, a man hogging the road while riding his bike got hit by a car while he was swerving, then attacked the driver who only went to check to see if he was OK by yelling racial slurs at him, challenging him to a fight and then smacking him on his hand as he was recording the incident.

And again in Sunset Park, two raves at two warehouses got raided by the city sheriff’s department in violation of pandemic protocols enacted by Emperor Cuomo and the Blaz, kicking over hundreds of people out and confiscating all the booze and heroin. Who did these promoters think they were some rich influencer and lux hotelier motherfuckers from the East Village and Long Island City?

Speaking of the spineless tyrant mayor; following this raid, the Blaz announced that the neighborhood had an uptick of COVID19 positive cases and was going to be more monitored and also a few days after the district’s council member Mencacha rejected the nearby lux lifestyle entrepreneurial business developer consortium run Industry City’s request to expand by building two upscale hotels.

In Coney Island, two men broke into a restaurant through the back door and robbed speakers and cash.

Also in Coney Island, a 74-year old man died during a fight with another man who went back to his apartment to look for a gold chain he left behind after he stormed out with his girlfriend when they had an argument with the victim and his girlfriend while they were getting drunk together. It sounds like “Who’s afraid of Virginia Wolff?” if Richard Burton and George Seagal got into fisticuffs.

Again in Coney Island, a man shot a woman in the chest by the doorway of an apartment building at the Gravesend Houses.

And again in Coney Island, a man on a bike engaged in an argument with an app-hail driver sitting in his car while parked and then he shot him in the torso.

And again in Coney Island, a man was shot to death inside an apartment building hallway from a blasts to the chest.

And again in Coney Island, a man fired a fusillade of bullets at four men hanging out in front of the Carey Gardens Houses, killing one of them. NYPD is determining it was payback for the apartment shooting earlier.

In Carnasie, four men in a stolen SUV got into a high speed chase with cops and then the driver blew a stop sign and collided into a bus which then had a chain reaction crash with another car in the intersection, leading to 14 people getting injured.

Also in Canarsie, a man got shot in the face on the street in broad daylight.

Again in Canarsie, a man walked to the nearest hospital after getting shot at 9 times.

And again in Canarsie, a man was shot at three times while sitting in his car and crashed into a construction site attempting to drive away.

And again in Canarsie, an off-duty NYPD detective was caught driving drunk after he scraped two parked cars.

And again in Canarsie, a man got shot to death on the street.

And again in Canarsie, a man got shot to death in front of his house.

In Flatlands, a man stalked a 77-year-old man who was walking home and held him up at knifepoint and forced him into his car and then drove to a bank and then forced his victim to withdraw cash from an ATM and made off with $1,800 of his savings.

In Bed-Stuy, a man shot another man in the arm in broad daylight in the middle of a block.

Also in Bed Stuy, a man got shot in the middle of a street by a man who ambushed him by emerging from a building next to a bodega.

Again in Bed Stuy, a man was shot to death by the Kingsborough houses by a man who was loitering in front of the building waiting for him to come out.

And again in Bed Stuy, a man got murdered while he was standing on the sidewalk in a drive-by shooting.

And again in Bed-Stuy, two men got shot in their arms on the sidewalk.

And again in Bed Stuy, a man riding a citibike on the sidewalk slowed up and dismounted in front of a woman walking with a baby and ripped a chain off her neck and rode away.

And again in Bed-Stuy, a man on a moped rode by two women on the sidewalk and slapped their asses and then cruised to Crown Heights and grabbed a woman’s tush while riding by her on the sidewalk.

And again in Bed Stuy, a man was shot in the butt at an intersection.

And again in Bed Stuy, two men chased after a man on the grounds of the Marcy Houses and shot him to death.

And again in Bed-Stuy, a 62-year-old man was shot to death after his killer chased him inside a church where he worked as a caretaker.

And again in Bed Stuy, a man got shot in front of another church.

In Bushwick, a 200 pound woman randomly punched a six-year-old boy in the head in front of his mother at a chain pharmacy after she yelled at random people on the street.

Also in Bushwick, a NYPD detective got suspended after he stole money during a investigative search inside an apartment.

Again in Bushwick, a club ironically called the Illmore is flouting and violating pandemic protocols by throwing raves as their patrons party down and mill about in front of cruddy building without masks on. So where are the NYC sheriff’s dept and the NYPD to take down these brazen vectors? Oh yeah, Bushwick is an established upper class hipster town.

And again in Bushwick, a man got shot to death while sitting in a Mercedes while a block party was happening.

And again in Bushwick, a row house remodeled as a luxury building leased by two young women entrepreneurs is being used for weekly rambunctious parties as neighbors are griping about the consistent racket and sights of people milling about without distancing or masks in front of the place for over 3 months during the pandemic. Yet again, no sheriffs or NYPD trying to repress this to stop potential super spreading. And again because it’s upper class hipsters.

And again in Bushwick, a  man got shot to death as he was sitting in his car.

In Fort Greene, two men knocked a food delivery man off his bike and rode away on it.

Also in Fort Greene, a man grabbed his girlfriend by her head and threw her at a window of a supermarket.

Again in Fort Greene, a man and his three pals beat the shit out of man over a parking space while he impersonated a police officer.

And again in Fort Greene, a man mugged a public housing worker for 20 bucks and her phone as he rammed her head against the wall inside an elevator.

And again in Fort Greene, a 12-year-old taking a livery cab to her home in Bed-Stuy got beaten down, held at gunpoint and raped by the man driving her there.

And again in Fort Greene, two men having a brawl in a Mickey D’s took their tussle outside then both decided to settle it with guns, leading to one of the them getting killed during the shootout. The dead man beat the daylights out of a man who broke up a fight between two girls inside that same restaurant five years ago that was being filmed by ghouls to disseminate on social media.

And again in Fort Greene, two boys and a woman were shot by a park in a drive-by.

In Park Slope, a man swiped a charity box and cracked it opened and robbed the money it contained from inside a church after mass ended and while a nun was blessing the pews.

In Clinton Hill, four men attacked a woman from behind and smacked her head with a bottle.

Also in Clinton Hill, a man held up a man at gunpoint on the street and robbed his watch, jewelry and $1,200 cash at 2 in the morning. Better leave the bling at home for a little while.

Again in Clinton Hill, three men got shot while they hanging out in a crowd at a parking lot.

And again in Clinton Hill, a man got shot on the street.

In Gowanus, a man shot another man on the leg to settle an argument and got away in a car without license plates.

In Bensonhurst, an 89-year-old woman walked out of her house and was immediately attacked by two men who slapped her in the face and then set her hair on fire.

In Dyker Heights, three men barged into a bagel shop as a worker was about to close for the day and then trashed the place after they were told to leave, causing $13,000 worth of damage.

In Prospect Heights, a man held up a bank and robbed it of $3,750 and did it wearing a shirt that was designed for eventual incarceration.

A judge decided not to grant him bail since he robbed the same bank four times in the last 3 years, but the skell mocked him and shamelessly bragged he had the money to post up.

Also in Prospect Heights, a man was shot to death while he was sitting in a car stemming from a feud he had with other people over a woman he went out with.

In Weeksville, a man chased another man and shot him to death in the middle of the street after a fight escalated when the victim kept his killer’s lighter when he borrowed it inside a bar. That must have been some fucking lighter.

Also in Weeksville, a man got shot in the chest on the street and survived it.

Again in Weeksville, a bullet grazed a man’s head on the street.

In DUMBO, a man snatched a woman’s purse as she was walking on the Manhattan Bridge.

Also in DUMBO, two men got shot on the streets by two men in a four hours span at night.

In Brooklyn Heights, a man lounging on the steps of a train station entrance awoke and went bonkers and attacked a group of cops who told him to move.

In Downtown Brooklyn at the Jay St./Metrotech Center, a man closed the window on the train cab and injured the conductor’s fingers.

Also in Downtown Brooklyn, a man smacked a receptionist inside a hotel lobby following a dispute.

Again in Downtown Brooklyn, two men robbed a diner of $3,750 after one of them gained entry by smashing a brick through a window.

And again in Downtown Brooklyn, a man broke into a pizzeria and robbed the register containing 400 bucks.

And again in Downtown Brooklyn at the Jay St./Metrotech Station, a drunk man smacked another man in the head and his target responded by slashing his face with a knife.

And again in Downtown Brooklyn, a man got shot to death following a dispute on the street.

And again in Downtown Brooklyn, a dog run by a luxury building had to be shut down after bottles were being chucked from a luxury hotel across the street that was converted into a homeless shelter.

And again in Downtown Brooklyn at the Hoyt-Schemehorn Station, a man charged at a MTA worker and pushed him onto the tracks with the A train arriving, which stopped just in time when commuters alerted the conductor.

In Boerum Hill, a man stupidly left his Citibike unattended and a man snatched it and rode away.

Also in Boerum Hill, a man feigning to be lost ask a man for directions and then hit him with a bat in broad daylight.

Again in Boerum Hill, a man got shot in the shoulder in a drive-by as he was walking by an apartment building.

And again in Boreum Hill, a man leaned out of the front passenger window of a car as it was moving and shot at a man riding his bike on the sidewalk and hit him twice.

 

And again in Boerum Hill, an ice cream man blatantly and brazenly knocked over and physically moved police sawhorses so he can drive on the blocks that were barricaded to all traffic meant for children to safely play on the streets because of the city’s open streets program.

 

And the children respond by greeting him with open arms and parents cash to purchase delicious custard and pops he serves with an exposed smile while maskless. A smile that remains when he laughs off the city’s failed open streets policy.

yay! we got ice cream, we got ice cream! Fuck you Blaz, Cojo and Transportation Alternatives

In Borough Park, a man working for a neighborhood security patrol got slashed in the face when he tried to stop a gang of four men beating up a person on a bench.

In Red Hook, a man got shot in the arm as he was dropping his friend off by the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

In Mill Basin, Coney Island, East New York and Brownsville, a man held up four cabbies at gunpoint in a two and half hour span robbery spree.

In Homecrest at the Avenue U Station, a man whipped out his choad in front of a woman on the Q train and posed for a couple more pictures before getting off.

In Bay Ridge, a man attempted to rob a bank with a note and failed.

Also in Bay Ridge, a man sneaked into a house by going through a door that was left open and robbed the resident of his cellphone, keys, and $640 and a designer wallet.

Again in Bay Ridge, a man robbed a taco truck of $4,000 that was left in a satchel he grabbed by the drivers seat.

And again in Bay Ridge, a man mistakenly left his car door unlocked and a thief snatched a wallet containing $180 and credit cards.

And again in Bay Ridge, a man got jumped from behind by another man who stabbed him in the ass while he was trying to enter his car.

In Sheepshead Bay, a young man was shot to death over a pot deal gone wrong. Just fucking legalize it Cuomo.

Also in Sheepshead Bay, a man got shot in the leg on a street corner.

Again in Sheepshead Bay, two men set up a 68-year-old man for a robbery when one of them feigned to be lost and asked for directions then his accomplice knocked the man to the ground and stuck a gun at him and stole an $8,000 watch and over $4,000 worth of jewelry from him.

In Bensonhurst, a man abducted a child as she was waiting for a bus to go to a summer camp and took her home and refused to let her out of his bedroom. The man got caught eventually when the mother and the NYPD put an Amber alert on him.

In Gowanus, a man was shot in the leg and wouldn’t rat on his assailant.

In Midwood, a man running for city council was attacked from behind and fell to the sidewalk after a man hit his head with a blunt object.

In Gravesend at the 25th Avenue Station, a man awakened a man sleeping on the D train just to steal his wallet.

In Greenpoint, a bunch of covidiot event promoters threw a rave by the Kosciusko Bridge, leading to a mass gathering of “pandemic fatigued” vectors that made social distancing impossible. They tried to justify the hazard they caused and risk to hundreds of young adults who attended the dance party by saying it was a meant to be a charity for Black Lives Matter. Talk about sleazy re-appropriation of a social justice movement to promote their business and themselves. The digital publication that posted this incident has been doing on the hour coronavirus updates since April and had no problem posting other stories of COVID19 defying parties with mass amounts of young adults, yet they decided to protect the organizers of this event by not displaying their names. Which led one of their disqus commentators to do the city and state a service they didn’t have the guts to do.

Also in Greenpoint, two men got into a street fight following an argument and one of them pulled out a gun during the tussle and shot his foe in the leg.

Seven livery and yellow cab drivers got mugged in a week in Kings County. And ten men with prior felonies involving guns were busted again for illegal gun possession.

In Carrol Gardens at the Smith St./9th Ave. Station, a recently incarcerated rapper who was arraigned and then sentenced to serve 47 years in prison for his gang ties and shooting incidents got on the G train and laid his ass down on the bench as he and his entourage went on without wearing face masks. The famous skell is walking free because he informed on his former allies to get a very extremely reduced sentence and also because to prevent the spread of coronavirus inside prisons. I guess his repulsive attitude is to be expected.

In Red Hook, A woman was found dead floating on the canal by Governor’s Island.

In Cobble Hill, a man broke into Jake Gyllenhall’s big sister car when she was out of town and robbed it of $16,000 worth of merchandise. That really sucks a fuck.

The borough of Brooklyn has had twice as many shootings so far than at the end of August of 2019. With a 30% rise in homicides

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In Mott Haven, a man got hit by a stray bullet when he walked by a shootout happening at the Mitchell Houses, becoming the 777th person shot in 2020 which surpassed the total amount of shooting incidents last year.

Also in Mott Haven, a man savagely beat down a cop at a hospital after he asked her to take off his cuffs so he could go to the bathroom. The cop nailed the sneaky bastard when he tried to run away.

Again in Mott Haven, a woman got shot in the leg during an argument with other people on the street.

And again in Mott Haven, a man was shot in the shoulder near a street corner.

And again in Mott Haven, a man shot and hit three men and a woman from a street corner and ran away with 3 other men.

And again in Mott Haven, a man flashed a gun at a bodega cashier so he can get a bottle of root beer for free.

And again in Mott Haven, two men pushed their way into a man’s house and shot him and stole his cellphone.

And again in Mott Haven, two men got stabbed in their torsos during a fight in front of a deli, one of them died from his wound.

In Fordham Heights, a church that also operates as a food pantry and soup kitchen was burglarized by three men who broke into the back door after midnight. They stole $8,000 worth of computers and audio items and then they trashed the place and took a shit on a foyer.

In Fordham Heights, a transgender woman was stabbed to death in the hallway of an apartment building.

Again in Fordham Heights, a 14-year-old boy was shot in the leg on the sidewalk and wouldn’t reveal his shooter to the cops.

And again in Fordham Heights, a man got stabbed to death after he argued with a man and a woman on the street.

And again in Fordham Heights, a man stalking his ex-girlfriend for a month after she broke up with him shot her in the face.

In Melrose, a handicapped man relaxing outside of his apartment building was harassed then violently mugged by two men who were loitering nearby, as they pulled his wheelchair while he was sitting on it and then kicked his face and then tried to steal money from him. The victim only had 2 bucks on him.

Also in Melrose at the Westchester Ave. Station, a man yelled xenophobic accusations at a woman on the 5 train then spit on her and told her to go back to China and Manhattan so she doesn’t spread the coronavirus.

Again in Melrose, a man snatched $7,000 from another man’s hands while he was standing in front of an ATM machine after he just withdrew the cash from a bank.

And again in Melrose, a woman got killed from a stray bullet that hit her in the back of her head when a man shot at a group of people nearby two public schools as he was charging at them on the sidewalk before the sun rose.

And again in Melrose, a man got shot in the leg on a street corner.

And again in Melrose, a man died after getting stabbed four times on the street.

In Belmont, a man shot another man to death following a street fight in front of a gathering of people and in the presence of cops who showed up to disperse the crowd.

Also in Belmont, a man was shot to death on the street.

Again in Belmont, a man was stabbed to death in the middle of the avenue.

In Allerton, a man shot another man to death at BBQ party at a playground by the Eastchester Houses.

Also in Allerton, a man got shot in the back by a stray bullet.

In University Heights, a man stabbed a transgender woman to death was stabbed to death from multiple strikes to her chest inside an apartment building.

Also in University Heights, a man stalked a woman to her apartment building and sneaked in as she entered her home and tried to rape her but ran away when she hid in the bathroom and locked the door on him.

Again in University Heights, a man killed himself trying to cross the Major Deegan Expressway on foot.

And again in University Heights, two men got into a shootout on the street by a daycare center while 8 kids were inside.

In Soundview, a man was shot to death by a masked gunman while watching a dice game before he was heading home to a baby shower for his newborn child.

Also in Soundview, a man and a woman got shot in their legs during a candlelight memorial for a relative who got shot and killed the week before.

And again in Soundview, two men attacked a 14-year-old boy and stomped on him in the middle of the street and then stabbed him in broad daylight.

And again in Soundview, a man was shot to death while he was sitting in the front seat of a car waiting for someone.

And again in Soundview, a man attacked a 63-year-old woman by her house and chased her inside. When he tried to hit her with a black cable box, the woman pulled out a .38 and shot the perp in the leg. She’s a retired cop.

And again in Soundview, a man was shot on the leg by the Bronx River Parkway in a drive by.

And again in Soundview, two men shook down a man on the 6 train and stabbed him in the torso and robbed his backpack, cellphone, earbuds and wallet and got off the next stop. The wounded victim pursued the perps and got his backpack back but got stabbed three more times during the struggle.

And again in Soundview, a woman inside a bodega got livid when a worker asked her to wear a facemask that she took a knife and damaged bottles of juice and soda and other items on the shelves and kept doing it even when 12 cops arrived as they watched her destroy $7,000 worth of groceries because the NYPD feels they can’t do their job without using excessive force.

In Morris Heights, a man got killed during a domestic dispute with his fiance when her son stabbed him in the neck after he tried to assault her inside their apartment.

In Clason Point, a man walked up to another man hanging out with people and took out a gun and shot him in the chest.

In Concourse, a man stole $5,000 from a man who lying unconscious or sleeping on the sidewalk.

Also in Concourse, a man grabbed two little girls by their rear ends in an apartment building lobby.

In Laconia, a man shot another man to death around the corner from the victim’s house.

In Eastchester, a man was shot to death on the grounds of a public housing complex.

In Claremont Village, a man was shot in the arm on a street corner.

In Hunts Point, a teenage girl got shot in the leg from a stray bullet that got fired during a massive fight between two gangs on the street during a car and motorcycle gang meet that her father brought her to.

Also in Hunts Point, a man got shot in the foot on a street corner.

In the East Bronx, a man was shot to death on the street in front of an apartment building.

Also in the East Bronx, a man who raped his ex-girlfriend that was released without bail by a judge returned to her building and tried to get inside with a key even though he had a restraining order on him.

Again in the East Bronx, a man ambushed another man inside his apartment building and placed a chokehold on him from behind while on the staircase and stole $300 from him.

In the South Bronx, two men got shot at and hit the leg and arm following a fight inside a park.

Also in the South Bronx, a man was shot in the back on a street corner.

In the West Bronx, a man got shot in the foot twice on a street corner.

Also in West Bronx, a man got stabbed to death on the sidewalk after arguing with a couple.

In Tremont, two cops were caught smoking from a hookah pipe in their patrol car while on patrol to stop the rise in shootings.

In Foxhurst, a man got attacked by six men who beat him down to the pavement the moment he got on the street exiting from the Hunts Point Station and all they got from that ultraviolence was his baseball cap. The victim is fearful of going back to work because the gang is still roaming the streets.

Also in Foxhurst, a 68-year-old man stabbed another man to death in an apartment building lobby.

Again in Foxhurst, a woman shoplifting packs of wipes from a dollar store got stopped by a worker and a customer and then she beat them both up by throwing punches trying to escape.

In Morrisania, a man walking with his wife got shot to death after he flicked his cigarette at a group of three men who got into an argument then chased him after they passed by.

Also in Morrisania, a man fired all his ammo from his gun at an apartment from the street.

Again in Morrisania, a 61-year-old woman got struck on the leg by a stray bullet that came from the gun of a man who pulled it out to settle an argument with another man on the street.

And again in Morrisania, a man accompanied by a woman and another man walked by an 81-year-old man collecting cans from garbage cans and slashed him on the face for no reason. The elderly man is yearning to kick their asses.

And again in Morrisania, two men got shot in front of a deli while putting items in a car. One of them died from his wound from getting hit in the leg.

And again in Morrisania, a man got shot to death on a street corner from 10 bullets fired at him, one of them hitting his head.

And again in Morrisania, a  young woman got shot on the sidewalk after midnight.

In Highbridge, a man sneaked up on two men hanging out in front of bodega and shot them multiple times, hitting both of them in their mid-sections.

Also in Highbridge, a man brutally murdered an 18-year-old man by stabbing him three times then dousing him in gasoline and burning him inside an apartment building when he found out he was still dating his kid sister.

Again in Highbridge, a man got accosted by a gang of four men loitering in front of a store and hectored him to buy drugs off of them and got beaten down to the ground, slashed on the wrist and had his backpack stolen when he just said no.

In Medford, the FDNY responding to a house on fire found a BMW obstructing a fire hydrant, so they broke four windows to connect the hoses to it so they could put out the blaze in two hours. The owner, who left the car there because the battery died on his remote access key, crassly whined that it was going to cost him a “bag of money”. Even though if he would have called a tow truck and took it to a garage to store in, he would have saved a shitload of money just paying daily parking fees instead of putting a bullshit USPS placard on the dashboard.

In Pelham, a man slashed a 65-year-old man in the neck inside a clothing store while his victim was helping someone.

In Mount Hope, a man survived getting killed on the street as a bullet grazed his head.

In Morris Heights, two men got shot during a dice game at 4 a.m.

Also in Morris Heights, a man got shot in the arm on a street corner.

In Longwood, a man held up a livery cab driver at gunpoint and forced him to give him a bag of cash the second he got to his destination.

In Crotona, a man shot at a group of people hanging out on the street and hit a 16-year-old girl and a man in their legs. Less than an hour later, another 16-year-old girl was shot in the butt while standing on the sidewalk.

Also in Crotona, a 60 year-old man was shot to death in a drive-by in front of his house

Again in Crotona, a man was shot to death on the sidewalk.

And again in Crotona, a man got shot at as he was standing by his car, then he got in and drove and hit two cars and stumbled out. He died hours later from his wounds.

In Crotona Park East, a man held up a pharmacy at knife point and robbed $150 from the register and protein shakes.

In Longwood, a man shot another man in the leg when the victim opened the door to him at his home.

In Wakefield, a man was shot in the middle of the block.

Also in Wakefield, a man got hit by a stray bullet on a street corner when he got caught in the crossfire from two men shooting each other on the sidewalk.

At the Sheridan Expressway, a man involved in a car accident told the man he was exchanging insurance info with that he was a cop and he then got beaten down to the ground by him and two other men who was in the other car and he drove away with them.

At the Cross Bronx Expressway, a woman who got stuck on the road when her new car stalled got crushed to death when a tractor trailer driver lost control of his vehicle and rear-ended her car and caused it to ram into her and into an overpass wall.

At the Major Deegan Expressway, a woman got shot at while she was driving.

In Parkchester, two men held up a man and his wife and daughter inside an elevator in an apartment building and robbed his watch. This incident happened in 2017 and the NYPD decided to release this video footage on their twitter account three years later to announce that those muggers are fugitives that are still on the loose.

Queens

In Middle Village, de Blasio’s Get Food program to aid poor people stricken by coronavirus dumped over 40 boxes of food on the street curb by a wall of a vehicle underpass. Although the food distributed was hardly what you can call beneficial, as packages with peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and pretzel goldfish were marked as “vegetarian” meals. This administration’s warped semantics manifests itself even when they are being charitable, but this should have been expected when the Sanitation Dept. was tasked to handle the logistics and distribution of this emergency program. Soulless.

Also in Middle Village, a man killed himself when he lost control of a motor scooter he rented and crashed into a light pole.

In Long Island City, a restaurant owner had trouble getting customers as bunch of derelicts would harass them for money, smoke K2 and crack, and get into street fights while loitering around his place of business. So a woman running for mayor as a Republican donated the services of a security guard to protect his establishment.

Also in Long Island City, a man punched another man in the face on the 7 train then he and a woman accompanying him charged after a woman who was filming the assault on her phone and they beat the crap out of her.

Again in Long Island City, a man walking on a path at the Queensbridge Houses got bumped into by two men and got into an argument, then ran when the two men drew knives at him. The two men caught up to him and stabbed him multiple times.

And again in Long Island City, a man got shot to death while walking on the sidewalk from a drive-by shooting.

And again in Long Island City, a man attacked another man on the 7 train by pummeling his face and then punched a woman that was filming the assault. Then the man got off at the Queensboro Plaza station and ran away.

And again in Long Island City at the Vernon Blvd. Station, 39 windows on the 7 train were smashed.

And again in Long Island City, a man got shot after getting hit with a stray bullet shot from the gun of a 17-year-old boy who was trying to kill someone else. The victim died a month later. After the kid botched that killing he shot at another person a month later and missed him too.

And again in Long Island City, a man shot another man to death on the street after arguing over a parking spot.

And again in Long Island City, two men cut their way through a gate of a storage building and robbed 13 grand worth of tools.

And again in Long Island City, a community group hired a private security company to patrol the streets and parks because of the apparent NYPD slowdown.

In Far Rockaway, a man was shot to death on the sidewalk with the sun barely out.

Also in Far Rockaway, two men were shot in their torsos on the street and the gunmen got away in a car waiting for him.

Again in Far Rockaway, a man was shot to death in front of his apartment building.

And again in Far Rockaway, a man got shot to death by a man who blasted him twice with a shotgun while the victim was holding the door open for someone at a McDonalds.

And again in Far Rockaway, a man got shot in the foot on the sidewalk.

And again in Far Rockaway, a man yearning to leave NYC was shot to death on the grounds of the Redfern Houses.

And again in Far Rockaway, three people were shot as an argument escalated at a block party.

In Rockaway Beach, a working refrigerator left outside of a building meant to provide free food to poor people struggling to buy essential groceries during the pandemic and the purgatory economy got stolen and was brought to and left on a jetty on the beach by Neponsit so it can be mocked at on social media by crass pitiless savages.

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In Rockaway Park, a man was found dead sitting in a car.

In Hammels, a man was shot in the leg on the sidewalk an hour before sunrise.

In Edgemere, the man who was involved in a viral video where he got choked out by a cop in during an arrest in Rockaway Beach that led to that cop’s suspension got arrested again on the peninsula after he robbed a backpack off a 14-year-old girl at the Beach 44th St. Station he tried to panhandle from after she wouldn’t give him money.

In Kew Gardens, a luxury hotel down the block from the Queens County courthouse has become a den of iniquity flophouse after they brought down rates in order to garner business. Which wound up being used mostly for wild parties every night with revelers tossing bottles from the rooms, blowing up fireworks outside and drug deals in the lobby and culminated with two shootings in early July and a week ago at the front entrance.

 

If this “luxury” hotel needed money so bad, it’s perplexing that they didn’t cut a deal with de Blasio’s Department of Homeless Services to take in homeless people and ex-convicts; pertaining to the city’s policy for housing them in hotels in the Upper West Side in Manhattan and upscale Downtown Brooklyn because of pandemic protocols, which were reportedly being violated every night by the daily baccanalias being thrown by the hotel’s new clientele in their suites.

During a protest to have this hotel be accountable for their loose standards in order to run their business, a man and a woman came out of the bullet ridden entrance of the hotel yelling at the top of their lungs at each other and then spit on reporters as they were filming their spat.

Also in Kew Gardens at the Union Turnpike station, a man grabbed a woman and demanded money from her.

In Kew Gardens Hills, a man broke through the back door of a chain pharmacy and walked out with free beer and batteries. This heist would make more sense in 1985 when boomboxes were around, good times.

In Richmond Hill at the 111 St. Station, a man was pushed down the stairs and died instantly.

In St. Albans, a man accidentally bumped into another man inside a deli and a brawl between them ensued as they went outside and wrestled each other on the concrete. Then the man who got bumped took out a gun and shot the other guy in the chest.

Also in St. Albans, a man got shot to death on the street from getting hit in the head and chest.

In Hollis, a man got frustrated by a worker that was flagging cars to go around a construction site and took out a gun and shot at him but missed.

Also in Hollis, a man trying to break up a fight at a playground while a basketball tourney and bbq party got shot to death when someone pulled a gun out during the melee. The event was attended by 200 people, who all evacuated the area as the bullets were flying.

Again in Hollis, a man got killed while jaywalking on the street when two cars coming from both directions hit him.

In Astoria, a NYPD cop committed suicide by shooting himself in his home.

Also in Astoria, a man and a woman were caught shoplifting food in a supermarket and the man hit the worker with a broom so they can get away.

Again in Astoria, four men hanging out on chess tables at the Ravenswood Houses while getting drunk on gin and Red Bulls got confronted by a man who stepped up to them and shot at them.

And again in Astoria, two men got into a tussle on the street when a man driving an SUV scratched the other guy’s car that was double parked, then the man he dinged strangled him and stole his cellphone.

In Springfield Gardens, a man got shot to death following a fight at a backyard party.

Also in Springfield Gardens, a man wound up brain dead in a hospital after he was thrown from a moving SUV and landed on his head on the asphalt.

In Woodside, a man sneaked up behind an 84-year-old man walking on the sidewalk and tried to lift his wallet from his pocket, knocking him down to the concrete. The elderly man threw coffee at his attackers face and took his face mask off and the skell ran away with nothing.

Also in Woodside at the 61st St. Station, a man blatantly jacked himself off in front of a woman on the7 train.

Again in Woodside, a man got killed when he ran a red light and a city bus hit him and dragged him on the asphalt for a block.

In Flushing, a woman killed herself when she crashed her car into a train trestle while speeding on the boulevard.

Also in Flushing, a man was stabbed multiple times all over his body inside a house.

Again in Flushing, a man stalking a woman in Kissena Park starting making come-on’s to her which she vehemently rejected and kept walking away. The man then stalked her on the sidewalk and jumped her from behind and threw her to the pavement and took her pants off and threatened her life. The woman then smacked his face with a cellphone and the creep ran away.

And again in Flushing, a man broke into a Malaysian restaurant through the front door and stole a thousand bucks from the register.

And again in Flushing, a man broke into a seafood restaurant through the back door and robbed 700 bucks from the register.

And again in Flushing, a man set a house on fire then he went on the street and started bashing a SUV with a pole. When the cops arrived, the crazed was possessing the pole and an ax and then threw projectiles at them and then got shot by a stun gun by a NYPD sergeant. Four cops got injured during the melee.

And again in Flushing, people struggling to pay for food during the pandemic and economic crisis lined up over 7 blocks to get aid from a food pantry.

And again in Flushing, a man got shot in the torso inside an apartment building.

In Rego Park, a man jumped a 72-year-old woman from behind inside the lobby of an apartment building, put her in a stranglehold and robbed jewelry and $60 off her.

Also in Rego Park, a man followed a 79-year-old woman into her apartment building and then caught her in the elevator as it was about to close and grabbed her, robbed her groceries and ran away. The man served 8 years in prison on a rape conviction.

In Woodhaven, two men were shot at on a street corner. One of the victims got shot in the arm and died and the other who got shot in the head and body survived.

Also in Woodhaven, a man was shot to death inside of his house as cops and neighbors suspect his ex-girlfriend and her mother were involved.

Again in Woodhaven, a man sitting his SUV and his friend leaning on it were shot at in a drive-by shooting as a black sedan rolled by them. The driver got shot in the head and died and his friend got hit in the arm.

And again in Woodhaven, a tree got uprooted during a hurricane and crushed a parked car. Residents weary waiting for the city to clear the road decided to cut the tree and remove it themselves.

In Ridgewood, a man got shot in the leg and a woman got grazed by a stray bullet by a man who was riding with a gang of ebike riders.

Also in Ridgewood, two men held up a flower shop at gunpoint and robbed it of $500.

In Jamaica at the Parsons Blvd/Archer Ave. Station, a man and a woman got into a heated argument and then the man pounded her face multiple times and threw her purse on the tracks.

Also in Jamaica, a woman got shot while riding in the front seat of car from someone shooting from the sidewalk.

Again in Jamaica, two young men and a young woman got shot at a backyard party.

And again in Jamaica, an off-duty correction officer got shot to death after he had a dispute over a parking space with a gang of men and one of them shot him 11 times. The killer and his accomplices are still on the loose and it’ll be interesting to see that motherfucker’s priors.

And again in Jamaica, a man and a 17-year-old boy got shot on the street by two men.

And again in Jamaica, a man was shot in the leg in front of an apartment building.

And again in Jamaica, a man grabbed a woman on the sidewalk and pushed her in an alley and raped her.

And again in Jamaica, a man shot at two men and a woman on a street corner during a drive-by.

And again in Jamaica, a man smashed the driver’s window on a city bus and verbally berated him afterward.

In South Jamaica, a man standing in the middle of the avenue of a two way street got killed when a man loaded on drugs hit him with his SUV.

In Elmhurst, a man shot at another man twice on a street corner.

Also in Elmhurst, a m an on the run from the cops for setting a patrol vehicle on fire got caught at his place of employment after he left a taunting message at his apartment and a bunch of anarchist attire and accessories plus a gasoline bottle.

In East Elmhurst, a man was shot to death on the courtyard outside an apartment building.

In Corona, a man got shot on the street and died when he ran into a restaurant for help.

Also in Corona, an off duty cop beat the hell out of his wife on a street corner after arguing over him visiting their child.

Again in Corona at the 103rd St. Station, 21 windows were smashed on the 7 train.

In Jackson Heights, a gang of 7 men and boys attacked a man on a street corner as while he was delivering food and beat him down on the crosswalk with merciless repetitive punches and kicks to his body and ripped off his phone and wallet.

Also in Jackson Heights at the Junction Blvd. Station, a man kicked a woman for standing to close to him on the 7 train, presumably because of social distancing protocol. Then the woman decided to take her phone out and film him, enraging him enough that he pulled out a knife that was on a chain he was wearing and he slashed her on the hand.

Again in Jackson Heights, a man was shot to death inside an apartment building.

In Forest Park, a man attacked a woman while she was jogging on a trail and threw her onto the ground behind a bush and tried to rape her but failed when the woman kicked his ass.

In Sunnyside, two men swindled a man through social media and then beat him down at his house and robbed a bag filled with $10,000 and also his phone.

Also in Sunnyside, a man feigning to be lost approached a 76-year-old woman and snatched her chain and ran after he asked for her help.

In Maspeth, two men held up a man at gunpoint then fled in a blue car.

Also in Maspeth, a city bus driver just starting his shift got obstructed by two double parked cars on the street and his bus got temporarily hijacked by a group of young adult revelers without face masks who filmed themselves dancing, drinking booze and smoking from a hookah as the powerless driver waited patiently for them to depart.

Again in Maspeth and also Woodside, Flushing and Elmhurst, a man broke into a chain donut shop, two chain restaurants and a grocery store and robbed $1,800 from them. Plus a carton of cigarettes.

And again in Maspeth, a homeless man stabbed another homeless man in the leg while he was sleeping and then chased him on the street. The victim ran into a firehouse to get help and a fireman stopped the violent bum when he tried another attack.

In Laurelton, a 19-year-old woman was shot in the leg on a street corner.

In South Ozone Park, a cop was caught shoplifting various items from a chain pharmacy.

Also in South Ozone Park, four men beat down a man on a street corner and robbed 200 bucks off him.

In Ozone Park, a man trying to rob two men at gunpoint on the sidewalk got surprised when they fought back and tried to wrest the gun from him, but the gunmen managed to pistol whip one of them and escape.

Also in Ozone Park, a man got shot in the leg by two men on the boulevard. Capping a week when 14 homicides and 76 people were hit by gunfire and 49 of them were shot during the weekend.

Again in Ozone Park, a 64-year-old woman got killed crossing the street by a hit-and-run driver in an SUV that sped up when the light turned yellow.

In Richmond Hill, a cable company placed a portable generator on a electrical pole to keep services going after a hurricane shut them down a week earlier.

In Briarwood, a tree fell on a car during a hurricane and killed a 60-year-old man sitting in the front seat.

In Douglaston, a man who set a traffic camera on fire was found to possess notes on his desire to do a mass shooting domestic terrorist attack which included raw instructions on how to self-make an AR-15 assault rifle.

In Queens Village, a man killed himself while speeding on his motorcycle on the highway.

Also in Queens Village, a man got shot to death on the street in broad daylight.

Again in Queens Village, a man and a woman got shot on the street following an argument with other people.

In Glendale, a 78-year-old man got killed when an SUV hit him in the middle of the street.

In Lindenwood, a dead woman was found floating in a creek by Jamaica Bay.

At JFK Airport, an app-hail driver refused to let a fare into his car because she refused to wear a facemask. The woman then threw juice in his back seat and then attacked the man as he was cleaning it up and then she physically attacked and spit on him while filming her assault on her cellphone as the driver defended himself. The cops arrived and arrested the driver, causing him to be suspended by his company.

Staten Island

In Mariners Harbor, a man shot another man to death inside a bodega and took aim at his victim while a woman was standing inches away in the same aisle as she was putting items in a refrigerator.

Also in Mariners Harbor, two boys got into a livery cab and mugged the driver, beating him down and robbing 300 bucks off him.

Again in Mariners Harbor, a man walked up to a group of men and engaged in a conversation with a man then shot him twice at point blank range and walked away.

And again in Mariners Harbor, a man got shot to death in front of a deli.

And again in Mariners Harbor, a man shot at two other men on the street in broad daylight, hitting one on the leg and the other in the back.

In Clifton, a man got shot in the leg during a BBQ cookout at an apartment building parking lot and died from his wound. The man was in town to visit his family for a relative who also got shot to death on the street.

Also in Clifton, a man got shot 3 times inside of an apartment.

In West Brighton, a man walked right up to another man standing in front of a cellphone store and shot him to death.

Also in West Brighton, a man was shot in the groin the moment he stepped outside of a house.

Again in West Brighton, a woman got shot in the leg inside an public housing apartment building.

In New Dorp, a man shoved a 7-year-old girl to the sidewalk because he thought her mother gave him a dirty look.

Also in New Dorp, a man sent lascivious messages to a 12-year-old boy’s social media account and arranged meetings to meet him at a nearby beach to engage in sexual acts but got busted by the cops when he arrived there after the boy’s father let the NYPD monitor the account.

Again in New Dorp, an 18-year-old man was attacked by a xenophobic man who bashed his car with a baseball bat and slashed his tires and then clobbered him on the head with the bat when he stepped out of his car in front of a crowd of people as he continued to berate and threaten him.

In Great Kills, two men fired shots at a house in a drive-by shooting.

Also in Great Kills, various men robbed thousands of dollars from a bank by taking advantage of a glitch by using their debit cards to withdraw money from the ATMs. It got out of hand when the robbers were having disputes which led to a man getting shot over an argument about the pilfered cash while they were trying to hack into the machines and a high speed chase with the cops as a bunch of them fled in getaway cars, leading into a patrol SUV crashing into a tree.

Again in Great Kills, a man crashed his car into the back of a house and set it on fire.

In New Springville, a man was apprehended by cops for robbing two small businesses. It was discovered he was wanted for a string of robberies in the borough two years ago.

In Park Hill, a man was shot in the leg at a BBQ party on the grounds of an apartment building and bled to death at the hospital.

In Arlington, a man shot another man to death inside of a bodega.

In Tottenville, a man painted a blue line on the median of Hyland Boulevard which was immediately vandalized with graffiti messaging against the NYPD.

In St. George, a cop saved a woman from attempting suicide with a box cutter inside her car.

In Concord, two men broke into a house by removing an air conditioner and stole two safes containing 4 large in cash and jewelry.

In Huguenot, a man crashed his SUV into another car in an intersection while drunk with his kids in the back seat.

In New Brighton, a man stabbed another man on the street.

In Annandale, a car crash involving a police car and an SUV in an intersection led to 2 cops and 5 citizens getting injured.

In Meiers Corner, a 70-year-old woman berated her neighbor, who is an NYPD cop, with incessant racial slurs and profanities. The vulgarian has been hassling other residents on the block for nigh a year with her rants of intolerance that people had to alter their daily routines to avoid bumping into her and her dirty ass mouth.

Meanwhile, the subway might be cleaner and somewhat germ-free and covid-resistant but it’s still not immune to the ultraviolence, as felony assaults rose 30% on the trains in the last month and car theft went up a whopping 60% as people are relying on them more rather than risk catching coronavirus on the trains. And the city’s garbage is piling higher and faster on street corners all over the city after City Council defunded 106 million dollars from the Department of Sanitation.

NYC’s First Lady Is A Tax Boondoggle

chirliehubrisThe Miss-Appropriation of city funding, Chirlane McCray de Blasio

City Hall, Downtown Manhattan, New York

Mayor de Blasio is in quite a pickle. He hasn’t been able to get aid from the state and because congress couldn’t agree to a goddamn stimulus, the Blaz can’t get federal funding despite all his pathetic begging and pleading and probably compounded by his asinine decision to paint Black Lives Matter in front of the President’s luxury tower. So the city’s budget ax is going to come down on a lot of administration departments and city services.

Except for one…

THE CITY

First Lady Chirlane McCray is employing a shadow staff of at least six full-time workers who don’t appear on her official roster — with their salaries paid by other city agencies or their roles obscured within the wider office of her husband, Mayor Bill de Blasio, government sources say and records show.

McCray, who is mulling a run for Brooklyn borough president, volunteers her time and is not employed by the city government. But she has built up a portfolio of work that includes a billion-dollar endeavor to improve the city’s mental health services, known as ThriveNYC.

Her staff now stands at 14, sources say — at a time that the mayor is raising the specter of laying off up to 22,000 municipal workers in October because of a pandemic-driven budget gap.

Asked for a list of her current staff members, McCray’s office last month provided the names of eight full-time employees who together collect roughly $1.1 million in salaries through the office of the mayor.

But according to current and former employees in the Mayor’s Office, as well as public records, McCray’s staff count has actually been 15 throughout much of 2020, with a collective payroll that’s closer to $2 million. A recent departure brought the staff ranks down to 14.

That count excludes other city and nonprofit employees who support McCray on specific projects that she oversees — including private fundraising on behalf of the city government, managing the Gracie Mansion mayoral residence and spearheading ThriveNYC.

The six current off-roster workers include Felicia Lee, a $140,000-a-year communications advisor employed since April 2018, whose salary is paid by the city Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. The salary of a $130,000 director of policy, Grace Choi, hired in January 2019, is paid by the city Department of Social Services, according to city government sources and public records.

McCray’s 2019 public schedule shows both Lee and Choi regularly attended meetings with her — including a January 2019 “Team Lunch” at La Masa restaurant in The Bronx.

Yet officials in McCray’s office did not name those two staffers among the eight full-time employees.

McCray’s social media manager, who has been working for her for two years, also was not listed on the staff roster provided to THE CITY. Public records show she is on the payroll of the city’s Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications.

The sources and records show McCray also hired a $70,000 videographer in February, whose name was not on the list of staff members provided to THE CITY by her office.

The videographer, whose work for McCray includes a “Baking with the First Lady” clip that was posted during the height of the pandemic in early April, is listed as a Department of Health employee in city records.

Yesiree, de Blasio’s co-mayor wife’s own cosplay administration will evade getting touched while over 22,000 other city workers not in Chirlie’s little circle will get lawnmowered. What’s interesting is how Chirlie’s redundancy angels are set up in de Blasio’s administration in various city service departments where cuts are certain to go down, which are all associated with their particular skill sets and even brazenly with the NYC first lady’s videographer as a DOH worker, the way her husband is doing this is pure gangster shit like putting mafia soldiers on no-show building contractor payrolls or even a less ethical version of musical chairs.

There shouldn’t be a shadow of a doubt anymore about this shadow government. The Blaz has assembled a political campaign team in city hall for his damn wife just like he ran an illicit 501 c 4 PAC Campaign For One New York fund in there that was feigned to support progressive policies like Pre-K and affordable housing while it was mostly exploited to dole out services favorably to his real estate donors. And is shamelessly doing this despite the still existential threat from and economic uncertainty induced from COVID-19 and found a way to exploit the pandemic to integrate it with Chirlie’s boondoggle Thrive program, which has turned out to be a bigger slush fund.

And what about ThriveNYC? It’s now going on 2 billion dollars in money spent squandered and it has not produced any results on it’s efficacy and efficiency in providing mental health for New Yorkers who truly need it because ThriveNYC doesn’t even target the people who could use mental health aid, which are the homeless, people with mental afflictions, victims of domestic violence and abuses while incarcerated in prisons. In it’s first 3 years of it’s existence all it produced were banal ads reaching out to people with work anxiety and a hotline number that barely got an answer from people.

But First Lady de Blasio has been a frivolous spending festering boil in city hall for quite a while, because her idiot husband basically turn her role into an defacto/proxy administrative government office. Not only is she the boss of the ThriveNYC boondoggle, but the Blaz also appointed her as chairwoman of the Mayor’s Fund To Advance New York City, the 25-year-old city government instituted “non-profit” entity where massive donations from real estate developers with business for the city plus other rich, powerful and even famous citizens of New York contribute and also sit on the board with her. (Remember that the Blaz was soliciting cash for CONY while this sanctioned slush fund already existed.). And if you think it’s a conflict of interest to disqualify her, wrong, because the first lady is a volunteer servant and not a paid employee, which is how the Conflicts of Interest Board approved her. Which made her the ultimate “agent of the city”

The thing with Chirlie is that like her stupid husband, they spend like gambling addicts with money that doesn’t belong to them like the city’s largesse, thinking that the more they piss away expecting another jackpot. But since NYC’s first lady has been watching piles and piles of money go in and out of city hall from her “volunteer” position, she’s obviously feels entitled to it herself thinks she can put her greedy hands in the city largesse till and spend a few billions that no one would notice.

She is in many ways the Blaz’s nepotism parasite hire version of what Jared Kushner is to President Trump, given many duties and responsibilities but absolutely unskilled at how to do them. Although in Chirlie’s case, she’s been very adept on how to weaponize her position and ruse as a volunteer to promote herself as Jared utilizes his position to obscenely enrich his wife, stepfather’s and his own family’s fortunes with the policies he steers for the nation.

As for accountability for Chirlie’s ThriveNYC profligacy, good luck getting answers or even documentation about their costs and how it vaporized. The thing with ThriveNYC is that it’s like a startup tech company, all hype ad gloss and filled with people who don’t have a clue what they are doing pushing a product that has no substance while wasting and pissing tons of investment money. When the product is a bureaucracy and that money invested by taxpayers.

But now with the city going broke and services being cut leading to dilapidated park space and garbage piling on the streets to go along with the rise in crime and scarcity of real affordable housing and homelessness during this new depression, NYC’s first lady continues to be a money devouring parasite in City Hall and pussy-whipped de Blasio will not and will find ways not to mention how he’s sacrificing his employees to finance his fucking wife’s delusional political ambitions and still useless ThriveNYC program which is nothing but a patronage mill and hangout for Chirlane’s sorority friends.

Another thing about Chirlie is that her presence is pronounced and induced in City Hall because the de Blasio is a fucking idiot who has absolutely no idea how to govern and apparently he’s dependent on her for ideas, which is why he’s contrived this political posse for her and splayed them out in different departments. Because the Blaz knows that Chirlie is his meal ticket to still remain a somewhat relevant politician in New York City and having her as the Brooklyn Borough President, which is just a rubber stamp redundancy position itself, will enable them to continue to enjoy the bennies and perks that comes with, which will translate well with their Park Slope home property values. There’s no way this Brooklyn power couple is going to let a pandemic cockblock that.

It’s time defund and maybe cancel Chirlane before this city gets even more broke.

 

The Great NYC Ferry Subsidies Robbery And City Bus Austerity

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$9.75 a ride and 670 + million for that piece of shit

“The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few”

S’chn T’gai Spock.

The NY Post reported the other day that the prime demographic that frequently uses the NYC Ferry are upper class people making six figures.

But we all knew it.

The fucking New York City Economic Development Corporation knew it.

The goddamn New York City Mayor knew it.

And both of them fucking spent every second of city time trying to hide it for two years.

The NYC Ferry is mostly used by the wealthiest commuters by the river towers that are owned and run by all of Mayor deFaustio’s developer overlord donors. Notably at the ports on the west Brooklyn coast line where it’s a leisure walk away from them (plus Hunter’s Point in Queens).

The current cost for each taxpayer for each $2.75 ride across the rivers and under the bridges is currently at $9.75. A seven dollar loss for each ride millions of people don’t take or don’t bother to take because they don’t live near the ports. And because they probably have no need and use for the boats because they are just plain inconvenient for where they are located and where they need to go.

If they are not the overvalued rental market rate rent paying tower people, it’s tourists and hipsters going to Rockaway Beach. Which is probably the most popular destination of the city gentrification yachts. Which is where some of this profligate spending on this boondoggle is located.

Because whats constantly overlooked about this obscene and overtly useless and consistently vacant aqua transit service is that there is a free shuttle bus service when you get off the ferry. Although ever since this started, you have to pay another fare to get on a city bus.

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Now above is the Rockaway port, the picture was taken in 2017 late in the summer when it first started. It should be noted that these stylish shuttle buses weren’t available until late August and the city was actually using big ass charter buses to transport upper class denizens to the beach.

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Above is the city bus stop for the Q22, now why are free ferry shuttle buses necessary when you can just set up a free transfer from the city bus to go to your desired destination, because both buses go to the same places east and west of the peninsula. Why clearly spend money irresponsibly on some private company buses when you got a long time city transit service right there in front of your face?

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Because said private company, San Francisco based Hornblower wouldn’t be able to profit from reallocated funds usurped from city buses as service continues to get worse.

And nothing illustrates this more than two recent decisions by the MTA, the worst fucking transit system in the universe, about two major routes that are being gutted and also dissected with scattershot redesigns.

Take the B46 in Brooklyn (while you still can) that goes up and down Utica Ave through three towns and circuits through another four starting at Flatlands and ending in Williamsburg; just last summer the MTA cut 8 buses assigned for the route, cutting four buses from the evening rush and another four for the weekend routes plus the Select bus service line from Mill Basin. Leaving thousands of commuters wasting more time waiting at the stops and taking forever to get back home, in addition to working people reliant on these articulated buses winding up late to work to their weekend jobs. As if paying 2.75 for truncated service was enough of a burden for the majority of them earning around 25k or less a year. All for the MTA to save a measly 2.4 million dollars this year.

Despite the MTA’s pathetic attempt at positive reinforcement propaganda by calling these cuts “enhancements” and the size bigger buses to replace just as big and more reliable buses as “articulated”, commuters in East Flatbush, Bed-Stuy and Crown Heights are not fooled to say the least. Even the “articulated” bus drivers are livid with the service cuts “enhancements”. This enhancement transit service decision actually followed recent “enhancements to the B38, B15 and B54 bus lines that didn’t get as much local media attention.

Now the (mostly) boyz and galz at the MTA are taking their enhancement ax to Queens as they tried to sneak an expansive new city bus route redesign map on the world’s borough. And it’s a doozy, as it reveals more truncated routes, bus reductions and the elimination of bus stops. The MTA even had the audacity to hold a workshop meeting in a basement rumpus room under the radar from residents of Jackson Heights in a lame attempt at obligatory transparency. Citizens still showed up in droves waiting to get in to rage at Andy Byford’s face about the “enhancements” coming to their busy route. All he could do was feebly say that they are not set in stone.

The whole reason for these cuts in service was based on dubious data claiming that people weren’t taking the buses as much. So the bright idea and solution is to make them less available. Got it. Somehow these data manipulators (datanipulators?) contracted by the MTA weren’t aware of or too stubborn to recognize the existence of working people who didn’t work in Manhattan, elderly and handicapped people, teenagers, young and middle aged adults going on leisure jaunts would consider using the bus for transit.

So where and how does this correlate to the pleasure ferries for the rich, the millions of dollars all those bus service enhancements have to wind up somewhere. Well, the budget bill for these boats for the past 2 years is $637,000,000 and even with a spending freeze order for more Hornblower boats by Comptroller Scott Stringer. While the city provided the buses with only $250,000,000 during that time. Bill de Blasio and the fucking EDC has spent 2 1/2 times more funding the gentrification ferries than on the city buses since the boats set sail.

 

It’s bad enough that the NYC ferry is constantly vacant most of the time and doesn’t even compare to the millions of riders every day that take the bus to justify the inequitable subsidy and daily service funding, but even worse is that Hornblower is making the most money from it by just existing even though the city already had two reliable ferry companies. But wouldn’t it have made a little sense to align the Q22 with the ferry instead of having a private company shuttle transferring passengers around if they weren’t going to charge anyone? So taxpayers don’t have to subsidize Hornblower’s shuttle buses too? The same with the other ferry ports around the boroughs also.

But integration of the city buses and the ferry is far from the elitist mind of defiant hypocrite Mayor de Blasio. Because going by his recent decision to blow off the MTA’s capital plan meeting with Governor Cuomo and recent arrogant declarations of his disinterest of allocating funding to the transit system he’s also accountable for, it’s obvious he still doesn’t want to do anything with the buses at all.

Despite the colossal waste of money going into the water drifting boondoggle, it actually has made a little bit of progress regarding ridership with the addition of the Soundview port in the Bronx, which has made the ferries oh so less white in the past year. But the racial and class issue could have been remediated a lot more if de Blaz and the EDC would have gave the town of Canarsie a port stop, especially since the town actually wanted it. This would have done wonders for the income and race data being that the town and nearby Flatlands and Brownsville are mostly poor, middle class, Black and Spanish. But the Mayor and the EDC saw their petition and told them to drop dead. Unfortunately for Canarsie, the area has an inequitable lack of luxury towers.

There will probably (expectedly) be more belated revelations that will anchor the NYC Ferry with more unsavory things like rigged contracting and the expected donations from Hornblower to the constantly money soliciting and grubbing de Blasio while he continues to re-allocate city transit service funding on these subsidy leaking boats as the service expands to other locations in a few years like Coney Island, which at this moment predatory developers are looking to devour. Or “enhance”

de Blasio’s and the EDC’s enhancement of the breezy water transit for the tower people has led to austerity measures for the working people, aged and handicapped on the streets when it should be the other way around. A pointed ear alien once said that the needs of the many should outweigh the needs of the few. He also was very devoted to logic. And it is clear and obvious, just like this ferry report, that Blaz and the shitty EDC have no sense and never had any use of logic for the distribution of these boats. But they had the logistics for them. And it was for the people they prefer to convenience. And for everyone else that needs the bus, it’s all illogistics.

NYC to bus commuters. Drop Dead.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Lpocalypse Project: The Gaslighting Of And Austerity Plan For The New York City Transit System By Governor Cuomo, Mayor de Blasio And The MTA

043And just imagine a barely functional and safe transit system and mobile daily commutes. 72nd Street Station surface upgrade by Yoko Ono Lennon. Not ADA compliant.

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2019 has and will become quite an historic year for New York City transit. But most definitely not in a good way. For the future of it looks fucking bleak despite all the optimism being expressed by elected and appointed officials about all the moolah for infrastructure improvements coming.

Now that it has been decided to keep the base fare of a subway/bus ride at 2.75 while eliminating the bonus charges and raising the cost of unlimited weekly and monthly cards, this would be a good time make a layman’s assessment about the current state of the New York City Transit System run by the MTA, the worst fucking transit system in the universe. Because recent incidents and decisions have given sunlight to the crisis below, as well as above and at ground level regarding our mass transit options, which will also have a deleterious effect on traffic on the island of Manhattan and on the streets and highways that will surely continue to deteriorate and the commutes regarding the and safety by all dependent on the buses and trains (not ferries, fucking please). And it’s also shown that no one is truly capable of being assertive, proactive and having independent or rational thoughts or ideas at MTA. It surely isn’t the board whose dithering members are appointed by the mayor and governor, despite it’s alleged independence and expertise.

But it’s clear who is and always was in charge and that’s our third go-round and self-christened progressive Governor Andrew Cuomo, whose very wrong hands and demented disruptor mind has determined the fate of the MTA transit imbroglio. Apparently, the governor is under the borderline mental delusion that he doesn’t have enough control and has divined himself the autocrat savior of the transit system. This is not even as ego driven like his overzealous order to get the 2nd avenue line finished so he can throw a new years party, this is Andy’s id taking control now with this idiotic and dangerous plan to keep the L train running on time. Even Moussilini would’ve shown more restraint and self-awareness.

But how did we get to this current lowly state of mass transit and the commuting crisis in general? It all began back in January, when the decrepit saltwater hurricane Sandy corroded Canarsie Tunnel was about to be shut down in a mere 3.2 months away. After three years of meticulous research and planning by the MTA board and recently installed transit president Andy Byford along with efforts by the D.O.T. to redesign the streets of the L’s path to remediate traffic with bike lanes and improve bus service on 14th st. (despite the haphazard designs), the Governor suddenly had an epiphany induced by a dubious recollection of being grabbed by a stranger who yelled at him, which led to a visit to the tunnel when he last looked longingly at things in there, and bemused to himself that the commute could still be saved.

So Mario’s son looked and pointed at things with an entourage of hoity-toity college academic officials with absolutely no experience assessing mass transit infrastructure, and decided to scrap the 15 month thorough renovation of the tunnel and rely on an earlier rejected plan to rearrange and restructure the infrastructure’s power supplies on top of the tunnel instead. Instead of fixing and fortifying the corrosion and cracks with good old concrete and mortar, the governor and his new egghead crew decided to go with a polymer glass coating instead. During this new surface coating, the L train will continue to run as scheduled on the weekdays while running on one track on the weekend and on nights after 8 p.m. in 20 minute intervals during the two year (or more) reconstruction.

Transit crisis averted? Not exactly, because this plan was previously and soundly rejected by Cuomo’s board because of the deadly risk of spreading and exposure of cancer causing silica dust that would be released during the construction as transit service re-opened. And the GIF NYC transit provided the public with showing how the trains will flow in one tube underwater looks scary as fuck. But Andy’s id was not going to let potential environmental hazard get in the way of slaying the Lpocalypse. This mentally ill megalomaniac decision is already causing reverberations to commutes and literally the environment along the L train’s tunnels path in the niche towns of Williamsburg and Bushwick.

Exactly a month after Andy’s L plan, the Graham Ave. Station in East Williamsburg (or Bushwick as it used to be called) had to be shut down because of an overwhelming pungent gas smell that sickened a few commuters on the train when it was stalled on the tracks and then nauseated the rest of the passengers as it was slow crawling to the ground zero station. In spite of this incident, an MTA official somehow discerned that the air was safe and the L train resume it’s schedule despite the peculiar appearance of high-powered fans laid on the gratings above the tunnel to extract the noxious fuel odors out.

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The following day after this announcement, three MTA workers got violently ill from the fumes that were alleged to be gone as other workers took the precaution of pulling their sweaters over their mouths until they received protective face masks.

The source of the fumes had become an evolving mystery but for some bizarre reason, MTA chief safety officer Pat Warren still claimed that the air at Graham Ave. was still safe to breathe. According to lifestyle and occasional actual news blog Gothamist and the NY Daily News, the MTA attributions of the source of the toxic entity changed during the first 48 hours. First it was determined that it was fuel that was accidentally spilled from diesel trains being used during weekend work construction; then it was blamed on an abandoned fuel tank underneath an abandoned gas station; and finally and absurdly, the MTA tried to pin the blame on superfund site Newtown Creek from a Greenpoint refinery spill from the 70’s. Of all those theories, the one that makes the most sense is the first one, being that weekend work has already begun. The other two theories are asinine considering that both of them were unfounded given that there was no evidence the station tank leaked, which probably led to conjuring up some ooze from Newtown Creek that suddenly migrated to the subway tunnels. It seems the MTA is coming up with these theories not to be more transparent but to obviously gaslight commuters and the press from finding out what the fuck is actually going on.

Or maybe the MTA is feigning ignorance. Because when the FDNY showed up in full Hazmat suits to determine the toxic levels of the leak, they did not bother to measure it on orders from the city and state environmental boards.

That’s not the only gaslighting by our servants of mass transit. A month following the gassing of Graham Ave., as the pungent toxicity rose from the crisis below and spread into the ether above permeating apartment buildings and stores in the area, evidence of the error of Cuomo’s Id and his crack Ivy league team’s L revival decision manifested at Bedford Avenue station in Greenpoint, as a cloud of thick dust inundated the station on another Monday morning rush hour.

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Well, guess what was the contents of the contamination that scared the shit out of commuters, it was the presence of the predicted silica dust that was prophesized. But the MTA spokesman wasn’t divulging much but did proclaim that despite evidence of the thickness and noxious odor of the particles and the sight of workers and police with protective face masks on the platform, that the air was still safe to breathe! It evidently seems that the MTA is utilizing the same spin control that Christie Todd Whitman utilized to assuage the public back in 2001 that the air was safe to breathe at Ground Zero weeks after 9/11/2001 so the traumatized city service workers could resume excavating remains at the destroyed WTC site.

 

 

 

Evidently, the MTA is clearly trying to distract their worried commuters from the fact that the weekend work that was approved by Cuomo’s id is causing the environmental hazard it was expected to cause. Which is why this plan that was revived was rejected in the first place. And the MTA’s crass denials of the air quality should cause immediate pause to anyone that what if these were attempts by terrorists to poison the tunnels instead of just causations from worker incompetence.

Another little problem with Cuomo/MTA tunnel surface remediation plan? Well, last summer on the Jersey Transit, a PATH tunnel with similar infrastructure with overhead wiring exploded causing a metal bracket to pierce through a train’s ceiling like a spear, causing 700 passengers to evacuate awaiting a rescue train and another 350 remaining stuck on a train behind it from the sharpnel and debris on the tracks . Fortunately for them, they were near Penn Station. What’s going to happen when this happens on the L train when they are done moving that wiring on the Canarsie roof and putting that polymer balm on the cracks and crevices around the walls and the floor bed?

With the frightening prospect of taking the L as construction continues for the next 20 months (but certainly more than that). Mayor de Blasio, while nowhere to be found during those two toxic transit disasters as well as four recent incidents of transit debris falling from the elevated tracks in Woodside and Richmond Hill, continues to push his stupid and expensive NYC Ferry transportation option as well as funding another study for the loathed and loathsome BQX trolley.

As was expected of anything de Blasio promotes and focusing his attention on, the NYC Ferry has turned into a disastrously expensive boondoggle. For the subsidized costs for each $2.75 ride amounts to $10.73, which went up four and change from the 6 buck estimate from last year and went up two bucks from estimates a few months ago. As the costs of the new ferries on the way is going to cost another $369 million. The timing of this report coincides de Blasio’s announcement of the ferry’s expansion of new stops in Staten Island and Coney Island, which will not be ready till 2020 and 2021 respectively and another one at the Brooklyn Navy Yard which will be ready to launch this May. The launching of the Coney Island one next year is expected to balloon the already high subsidy costs to $24.75 for every fare.

As if de Blasio’s prioritizing of the ferry over the dilapidated condition of the subway and roads and the snails pace speed of the city buses wasn’t crass enough, somehow he couldn’t placate residents of the town of Canarsie with a ferry stop of their own, even though they compiled 6,000 signatures and actually have a dock ready for renovation. Which unsurprisingly validates the fact this ferry are basically ersatz yachts and is only beneficial and necessary for the wealthy and tourists and not meant for the commuting needs of the proletariat masses. Which the ready made stop at hipster frequented Brooklyn Navy yard as well as all the luxury development stops on the East River in Manhattan proves the inequitable treatment against the more frequented subway and bus services in spades (or anchors?). Besides, Canarsie didn’t have a chance because those real estate gentrification enabling porch monkeys at the city’s Economic Development Corporation didn’t put the town on the feasibility list, even though the Bronx town of Soundview never even had a pier before and they were declared feasible by the EDC. Amazing what becoming a real estate speculative hot bed with looming parasitic tower hyperdevelopment can do for an selective area. But despite being a reverse revenue generator, de Blasio’s inducement of the NYC ferry is a city taxpayer funded investment now even though the only benefit to come from this seasonal leisure  service will go straight into the bank account of EDC board member Mark Patricof who has a conflicted invested interest he holds in Hornblower from previously working in  private equity firm with holdings in the transit yacht provider.

But these are not the only transit offenses against the citizenry he swore to serve these last 6 long years, especially the poor he pandered to get elected in 2013. After much cajoling by house speaker Corey Johnson, Da Mayor relented and implemented the Fair Fares program to begin at the start of 2019 to be available to 700,000 struggling citizens. And what came naturally from the notoriously tardy and slow mayor, the program took nearly a month to send the discounts out and limited the distribution to 30,000 applicants. Expectedly from the two-faced liar, it was nothing but a half-measure because the cards were sent out as unlimited weekly or monthly cards instead of day to day purchases which these commuters usually spend, being that they don’t have 20 or 60 dollars to plunk down right away or even have the cash at all if they are without a job. The expected diminished result is barely over hundred people are using these Fair Fares. Why couldn’t the city tell the MTA to arrange the card like its done with the school and senior citizen reduced cards. But being helpful to the most financially burdened has never been much of concern for the notorious Mayor Big Slow.

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Andy Byford 

Of course, forgotten in this whole MTA mess is the man who was assigned to save it while stressing transparency and credibility for the agency, Transit President Andy Byford who arrived last year with such great fanfare and who was recently featured on 60 minutes last autumn, whose nfluence, authority and plans now been undermined and virtually eliminated by Andy’s id . His absence from the L train aborted shutdown announcement and his lack of input of the decision to sugarcoat the cracked tunnel walls and floorboards with polymer, which the initial contractor rightfully thought was a stupid and dangerous idea 2 years ago, was majorly conspicuous. Compounded with Gov. Stugots autocratic decision to junk Andy’s proven idea to upgrade the anachronistic signal system with a computer based CBTC that has been used successfully when he ran the tube in London and the subway in Toronto and has been effective since it’s been applied to the L line (figures) with some ultraband radio wave bullshit idea that Andy’s id got from Elon Musk, while Byford’s thoroughly detailed Fast Foward plan has not gotten one penny for its funding to this day since it was announced with great fanfare and widespread media coverage.

And it was looking very certain that he and FF will never get it, and recent and current history validates that horrendous fact according to NYS Comptroller Thomas de Napoli’s report as surmounting debts are going to interfere with all other moderation and renovations of the subways infrastructure. The Fast Forward plan as devolved into the Flying Fuck, meaning that Governor Stugots doesn’t give one about it at all. These two have not been in the same photo op together since I don’t know fuck when.

And Byford’s plan to make 50 stations handicap accessible was about to get chopped to 36 because of these looming debts, which derived from the blowback of the underfunding for the accessibility retrofits over a decade ago when just 1.8% was allocated for it and with the funding about to dry up as the final days of the current five year transit plan is about to end this year  If this wasn’t horrendous enough consider that 6 stations were shut down for months for surface and aesthetic modernizations like self-indulgent art and led screens flashing MTA bulletins and maps. The 72nd St B/C Station and the 23rd Street Station comes to mind.

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With these dubious upgrades, Andy’s id’s MTA proves that the only subway improvements are designed for tourists to navigate through the city and niche parts of Brooklyn and Queens (and even the Bronx) on nice screens like the theme park this city has turned into. And all this art being installed is just there for the Instagram addicted. Supposedly the funding is only a morsel of budgetary spending, that morsel could have been allocated for initial funding on an elevator that could have been installed at a station where a mother killed herself falling down the steps while carrying a full stroller and her toddler daughter.

Too bad and too little too late that a federal judge recently decided that the MTA had to require all station renovations must be ADA compliant. The problem of course is where to get the funding again to honor the judge’s decision, because Mario’s son’s MTA burned through all the money that was to upgrade other stations, which would have also went into art that nobody asked for instead of signal and infrastructure upgrades, unsightly dilapidation of the ceilings, walls and stairs and of course elevators for the disabled as well for the elderly and children’s strollers. The latter which recently got tragic attention when a woman died trying to carry her stroller with child down along with shopping bags as she fell down the stairs when there was no escalator available in the city’s 7th avenue station.

But all is not lost for these looming and practically insurmountable expenses, for Governor Stugots budget passed with the ratification of congestion pricing to supposedly fix the MTA once and for all. Expected to accrue funding for the subway, a tolling system will be put in place to charge regular car drivers $11 and commercial truck drivers $25 to enter Manhattan below 60th street to downtown. Because that’s the way to derive funding for mass transit and levy it on people who choose to own a vehicle so they never use it and also to people that are just in town to do their jobs.

The thing is this tax levy on car owning commuters and delivery workers (a glut of them who don’t make a living wage) won’t be implemented until 2020, conveniently after the next election for Albany’s assembly and senate.

The only saving grace for car owners is that the congestion fees/taxes for driving in Manhattan will not be implemented until December 2020 (conveniently after the next election) and won’t go into effect in another two years, or maybe more being that there will have to be a system to take all the congestion tolls. Probably something like those ugly ass LINKNYC data succubi kiosks.

Of course there were more reliable and faster ways to come up with the billions to fix the crisis below; like the long overdue, sensible and fiscally responsible legalization of marijuana. But the arguments among all officials (mostly paranoid) about how it will be distributed and who should profit from it first and also expected resistance from rigid Republican elected officials and the upper echelons of law enforcement. But it got nixed from consideration in the budget hearings, so New York is going to continue to lag behind other states like Colorado, Massachusettes, California and the nation of Canada and lose billions in tax dollars from the manufacturing and selling of it.

And the big dirty obscene open secret of the minuscule taxes oligarchs pay for pied-e-terres in supertall dark luxury towers. But that immediately got crushed when REBNY sent their wormtongue minions to inundate news sites with developer agitprop and to Albany and persuaded the Assembly that these investor citizens ossified personal wealth absolutely can’t be sacrificed for the transit needs and safety of daily commuters. Despite recent heinous news of a billionaire hedge fund owner who paid $238 million for a sky high home on Central Park South and Jeff Bezos looking to purchase another multi-million dollar abode in the same building along with the four other ones he owns nearby on Central Park West. Hundreds of millions of dollars that would have been extracted from these welfare oligarchs and also from other American and foreign billion and hundred millionaire sloths who purchased these tax shelters in various luxury monoliths that have sprouted in Manhattan as well as the East River coasts of towns in Brooklyn and Queens are now gone. Gone with all the money that was never accounted for prior to this proposal.

You think the feckless Albany cowards would have debunked whatever bullshit REBNY’s wormtongues were spewing when all they had to do is look at Hudson Yards, where a train station built there before the gilded age girder and glass beanstalks were planted. While the developers, city and state were gerrymandering districts (and including Central Park) to pilfer billions from areas that needed it for affordable housing to fund it’s manifestation, the station flooded every time it rained and the escalators consistently break down even to this day. In a way, it looks like having people walk up almost 3 flights from the subway is a good way to train for the useless shawarma art staircase that you first see coming out of the station.

Which leads to the obvious conclusion that our elected leaders, appointed officials and the fucking MTA are relying on the neoliberal doctrine of using austerity measures to rebuild and improve mass transit. What usually happens with cutting costs for government projects and the abject refusal from officials to accrue funding from the wealthiest individuals, austerity always devastates the livelihoods of the lower tiers of the income ladder. Because with congestion pricing, the needs of the few (or the one) outweigh the needs of the many.

Like the taxi drivers, who currently contribute $2.50 to add on to the base fare while  tech corporations like Uber and Lyft only charge an extra quarter even though there are five times more of those app-hail cars on the streets that’s actually is at fault for all the congestion. Because of cab and livery drivers taking their own lives in the past year, this has been dubbed as the “suicide surcharge” by taxi veterans and representatives.

And everyone else will also be levied with this tax when you go to any store that sells goods, from supermarkets to department stores, because those costs are going to be added right to your purchases, adding to the prices that are already rising because of onerous state and city taxes and rent ossification. Even all you pious non-driving, bike, scooter and skateboard riding dependent on your butler apps for Amazon to deliver shit to your shiftless asses, you will be seeing costs escalate for your online consuming too and y’all know Bezos is not above gouging his customers as you’re transit commutes get more chaotic.

As for the #LpocalypseProject’s schedule, Northeast Brooklyn’s millenial urban professionals (hey, Muppies!) who will not tolerate waiting for 20 minutes or more or even the risk of getting poisoned from silica wafting in the air, they will predictably press their little apps and take pricey trips in those Ubers, Lyfts and all their imitators (and certainly more to come) to the city. While the added fees will get accrued for MTA funding it will predictably cause more congestion. No wonder Uber spent 2 million dollars lobbying to get this austerity measure ratified. They are going to make huge bank in the next year and no wonder the city rushed to get the suicide surcharge approved for just the cabs and apphails. That actually makes fiscal sense despite the levies it’s placing on their customers. But if they can afford 1700 to live in an SRO or 2200 for an “affordable” studio, the Muppies can deal with this hardship. But it still going to be a pain in the ass commute for everyone from the not yet gentrified towns of East New York, Brownsville and the ferry-less Canarsie.

As for the Canarsie Tunnel, that also is an austerity measure with inequitable results between the affluent and the working class grinders. Because this polymer coating  is just a half-measured temporary fix that is going to have disastrous consequences when the next hurricane hits this city (remember that bitch Sandy was just a cat. 1, what’s going to happen when it’s a cat. 3 or even 2?), and this infrastructure donut glaze coating of the walls and floorboards is just as cheap and effective as treating a wall with mold and grime on it by painting over it, which the MTA actually did at Union Square last winter.

 

 

 

 

 

Or covering it up with a nice poster

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While service will continue to lag behind in the borough’s towns without niche, the city provided frequent bus transfers for L project sufferers so they can get to the J/M and G trains across town. Which will certainly be busier on the evenings and weekends than the rest of the borough’s long bus routes that are still suffering from slow speeds and late arrivals caused by…traffic congestion.

The appalling inequities that are present with the Lpocalypse Project I base on the fact that the MTA should have fixed this and shut down this tunnel immediately after the flood waters emptied out back in 2011. But that would have thrown a wrench on the over-luxury-hyper-development and fabrication-speculation market rate values of Williamsburg and then onward to neighboring Bushwick and Greenpoint and the Gentrification Industrial Complex of real estate, venture capital, private equity and the government they bought and now own were not going to let something like the safety of millions of commuters get in the way of the demographic  they want that are willing to spend frivolously and mindlessly to live in proximity of the dreaded L line.

The coddling of the moneyed hipster demo that overspends and resides along the L train line fearing that they won’t make any readjustments to their morning and evening commutes or routines. More essential to the Guvner and the Hotel and Hospitality overlords is that this L train fakeout will keep service still convenient for tourists residing in high end flophouse hotels and airbnbs in the Meatpacking district, Chelsea, LES, East Village and Williamsburg to continue frequenting all those theme bars, beer gardens, restaurants and cache take out joints in those areas being that they only need to travel a few stops in Manhattan and Brooklyn

And even the MTA is cognizant of this, because they are going head on to phase out the metrocard and replace it with a stylish but lamely named access card called OMNY, which operates as a worker I.D. card which will be used to tap a screen to pay instead of swiping. And it also will be app-accessible so you can use your cellphone to pay. Even though the brainiacs behind this stupid tech bullshit method refuse to reveal how this will effect people who pay cash (and people that will still prefer to pay cash). These type of transactions have proved to be discriminatory and the prospects for unwanted data extraction will be (hopefully) met with universal anger from commuters. Of course, the officials pushing this pay method (including Byford) responded with the tone-deaf default excuse that everyone already is distributing their data with their cellphone social media and app purchasing habits, so what does the right to privacy and individuality matter when convenience takes precedence over constitutional rights.

But like Moussilli, Andy’s Id still kept the trains running (assuming on time is pure conjecture at this point) despite all the ominous toxic signs from the two incidents in February in March. Further evidence of Governor Stugots austerity measures for the MTA is assigning his Ivy league team who convinced him to keep the L running during the tunnel reconstruction for every other remediation and renovation projects, which includes the upgrading of the signals thus superseding and undermining Andy Byford in the same manner that former Mayor Giuliani projected his seething jealousy on former Commissioner Bratton for his accomplishments in bringing down crime.

Cuomo’s adamant megalomania and de Blasio’s spineless indifference will add to the risks and dangers of the continued exacerbation of the subway. In the midst of this MTA manic depression breakdown, at least one of their board members reassured the reality of their transit surroundings by admitting and actually apologizing for the existential lousiness of the subway.

Now it’s day two of the Lpocalypse Project and as expected shit went wrong on the L with delays lasting up to 40 minutes. It looks like the folks at NYC Transit thought the GIF they provided of the trains navigating the single tube passage looked easier than they thought. But at least they deployed MTA workers to act as commuting ushers to help the critical masses of people to get on board the trains.

But tomorrow is Monday and that’s when shit gets real. Because there is still the menacing prospect of particle pollution that will surely appear again on Bedford Ave if the MTA doesn’t contain it, some of the workers moving commuters were already wearing masks as a precaution. And the shit’s gonna hit the fan now that it’s May and it’s almost summer. Will Governor Stugots Cuomo whoosh down from Albany to look at the results of his manic change of mind when the crisis below exacerbates?

Wait with abated breath. Which actually would prudent to do if you still are taking the L all the way through.

Good luck L commuters. You’re gonna really need it. But you’re gonna need a chemical mask even more.

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There Is A Delay At Lefferts Blvd. Station Renovation Ahead Because Of State And City Government Indifference And Negligence, Stupid Bickering From The Governor And Mayor, Tardy Contractors, Selective And Overdue Renovations At Other Stations, And Stupid Priorities Focusing On Optics And Social Interaction.

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Lefferts Blvd. Station, November 2017. Ain’t a damn thing changed.

Richmond Hill, Queens, N.F’n.Y.

The renovation and modernization of the Lefferts Blvd. Station remains incomplete and nearly 2 years behind schedule. This was supposed to be finished on September 2016.

When I last wrote about this, it was with great relief that the staircase was repaired and accessible again. Also the encrusted vile, unsanitary and health hazardous pigeon shit that piled up on the turnstiles and the partition walls was finally scoured somewhat.  I attribute this to an actual televised report way back in late May by CBS New York’s Reena Roy.

 

Now when I wrote that I would write back in a month, being July, was around the time when Mario’s Son, Governor Andrew Cuomo proclaimed commuting on your city’s subway was in the midst of a summer of hell and ordered a fast tracking of repairs all over our lousy transit system. An encouraging sign appeared at this station promising the station’s completion, including the monstrous elevator which hogs half the sidewalk on the corner by September 16 or the end of the 3rd quarter.

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Look how they creatively fixed the date on the sign with the sophistication of a little scamp changing D-‘s to A+’s on a report card.

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To assure the way overdue task for completion, the MTA decided that it was best to lock down the stairway in August in order to hasten work on the elevator. At least that was the impression it gave. Respecting the governors demands for swift repair and the repressed frustrations of the commuting public, the station drew up a new sign for the reopening of the stairs. September 15, 2017!

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Some obstacles got in the way during this supposed fast track. For the staircase remained shut down until a few weeks ago on October 22nd.

Making egress from the station a lethargic, condensed human being imitation of a cow to burger death march exit.

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As for the elevator, alas the promising scheduled finalization has not come to be, for it being November, a third of the month over and officially in the 2nd month of the 4 quarter of the year. Betraying the promise made by the bollard obscured sign in the above photo.

This is where this station is now:

Alas, the promising scheduled finalization has not come to be. Another expected failure of the worst fucking transit system in the fucking universe.

All one can ask, equally philosophically and vulgarly is, fucking why is this being delayed like it’s been, what’s the reason for it and what else is so important that priorities have been so skewed that prevented this from even being done this year.

The Lefferts Blvd. station isn’t the only thing the MTA is, for lack of a better term, not fucking bothering with. The MTA is still living up to their model of consistent shitty service all over the boroughs.

One moment in the waning days of the MTA’s Summer Of Hell, Andy Cuomo made an provocatively asinine remark telling and challenging his downstate constituents of alleged improvements if you look a little harder at them.  I felt it was prudent not to respond immediately to his bullshit, easy to do when you don’t have accounts with billion dollar worth social media platforms, and waited till more incidents naturally piled up so there could be some rationale for the awful delay of the Lefferts station makeover. And it did not disappoint despite it’s natural inclination to.

Like the recent IBO study that determined the costs of commuters livelihoods of millions of dollars from loss of work hours in addition to missed appointments from constant daily delays. Delays that have went up 50,000 in 5 years totaling 15,000 hours. Exacerbated by the irresponsible city planning enabling hyper-development and over-speculation of rental market rates, leading to more people moving into the new towers and shacking up with each other in small newly expensive dwellings. Also the pressing fact of the systems aging cars, rotted infrastructure, and disgraceful antiquated signal system.

Steady reports from the commuters of terminated news and culture blog Gothamist and their dead sister newsite DNAinfo revealed real time shittiness like malfunctioning Metrocard machines ripping off commuters, Monday morning city wide delays, rerouting in a span of two weeks, more mechanical breakdowns on the unjustifiably overdue repairing of the Canarsie Tunnel on the L line and another case of hazardous debris left on the tracks.

The obvious obliviousness and of the Governor, pissing hundreds of millions of dollars on light shows, dangerous cashless toll booths, and state sealed useless objectiles by all bridges.

Somehow lost when he gave his advice to suffering commuters, he didn’t look hard enough after he threw his subway New Year’s Day suarez on the 86th Street station Second Avenue line when a sprinkler malfunction shorted the escalators back in May revealed that the line’s emergency service safety system was still being tested, faulty with thousand of defects and incomplete. So if there is somehow a fire, commuters will be too busy panicking and running in mobs to check out all the modern art on the walls.

Appointed interim commissioner Joe Lotha laid out the state’s plan, 4 weeks late of course and after promising completion of a 60 day study that was never released for the reason that the city won’t contribute, of how to accomplish improving service and infrastructure at the gargantuan amount of $15.5 billion dollars, adding more to the amount of money spent and squandered compared to other subway systems around the world and I am obliged to say, the worst fucking transit system in the universe. (I don’t give a shit what that glossy and fancy corporate commissioned study says.

As for other stations in the MTA boards fix included in the 30 station surface improvement plan, renovations like in Astoria will probably meet the same fate as the monument of futility of the Lefferts station and it won’t even have an elevator for the handicap and elderly. Although the stations by Sunset Park and Bay Ridge got done in 6 months and on time, mostly with cosmetic improvements, if you would call those benches that.

So far what has manifested on the city’s trains, stations and even personnel borders on the ludicrous. Like the already decided removal of seats on the cars of a few lines and the replacement of them with fold-up seats on the L line which already have been damaged, presumably by very pissed off citizens. Just to cram more sardines in a crushed tin box.

Also idiotic ideas that rifle straight from underpaying big box retail stores, like taking former MTA booth clerks and turning them into smiling greeters or the slightly more dignifying term ambassadors. And having subway announcements be more honest and informative and less identity oriented by no longer addressing commuters as “ladies and gentlemen” Funny, I thought announcements were supposed to be those things. This devotion to transparency compares to Domino’s Pizza’s recent decision to use actual ingredients for their bland peasant food. Anyway, even though they don’t have an appealing alternative for the universal pleasant greeting of both genders, whatever will replace it will be diligently watched by a crack team of supervisors at the start of the demented program, so any replacing of old tracks and subway car maintanance will have to wait.

Speaking of alienating people, this time unwarranted, the MTA has decided to upgrade how you pay to get on the trains and buses of this perpetual shitshow transit system, by eliminating the metrocard and switching to a tap or swipe system by using a credit card and a cellphone. Opening up new avenues and opportunities for identity stealing hackers and the common skell to snatch your wallet or iphone. The latter being the number one target of thievery. This will also be a major pain to older commuters who don’t have cards or phones and are not tech savvy and all those sensible people who don’t want or refuse to use such items for payment.

Recently re-elected mayor and lucky bastard Bill de Blasio is also being quite a dick about this and comes off like a worse jerk than his foolish nemesis in Albany. For he refuses to contribute to the actually sensible rescue plan that was aborted because of the fact that the state spent the city’s money before prioritizing the highways and bridges instead of the subway.

Although de Faustio and everyone else with a functioning brain and motor skills knows that Cuomo and the state are responsible for the upkeep and spending of your city’s mass transit system and considering the diversion of funding to the idiotic programs and surface improvements aforementioned including one involving a shady crew to cover up bus accidents, Mayor Big Slow doesn’t seem or want to realize that a lot of constituency still relies on driving as well as city businesses. There’s also his insistence on keeping the REBNY developer welfare boondoggle BQX line still afloat and his jackass funding of the disappointing under-serving ferry boats as the subway continued to implode. Even the street belching fire and smoke in the station by (21st century Tammany) city hall is not enough to convince him. So there again goes his credibility on matters concerning the citizens and their finances and daily routines and what an amazing money pissing hypocrite he is.

There is also the fact that he his holding a shitty hand and really cannot challenge the state and Cuomo’s mediocre genius board members by denying the share of the funding in the rescue plan. Despite how they are actually blackmailing the city now that threats of a fare hike is being considered recently. Sometimes you gotta know when to fold ’em like Kenny Rogers reminded us and just suck it up.

With this snafu FUBAR rigmarole going on with the transit system, still overlooked is the last stop on the east bound A train, Lefferts, which service is also being undermined by more trains going to the Rockaways, and it’s station still in a purgatory state of stagnant development. Compared to all the activity that has occurred in the past 4 years of renovation, it’s like it’s frozen in time. That elevator is practically the Frozen Caveman of the MTA.

This should not be in the 21st century. Lefferts is one of the biggest transportation and transfer hubs in NYC and this should have been finished already, yet the elevator remains dormant despite looking complete. The fast track either missed it or more likely the MTA is holding out. It’s an insult to the community, the customers and a crime of social neglect. And a hideous blight on the intersection and massive obstruction to boot.

This elevator has got to get done stat. It’s stupid and unfair that other stations are getting upgraded, especially the one in Brooklyn that got done on time (figures) and retrofitted with lousy wifi that only works at the stations and not in the tunnels or between elevated tracks and a fucking elevator can’t start. It’s one goddamn elevator. The Empire State Building and The World Trade Center (the one that wasn’t named Freedom) got built 3 years faster than this station’s makeover. And those buildings have and had dozens of elevators. This one just goes about 3 stories for fuck’s sake.

Finish this goddamn station already. No more excuses and no more fucking sharpie pen overwritten rescheduling.

Since we are now being so honest.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Tale Of Two Brooklyn Park Houses: One Getting Renovated, The Other One Going Away

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The Park House In Bensonhurst Park (Geoffery Croft photo)

Park Slope and Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, N.Y.

DNAinfo: 107-Year-Old Prospect Park Tennis House to Get $5.1 Million Makeover

The long-shuttered Prospect Park Tennis House is getting a $5.1 million facelift to revamp the dilapidated architectural gem. “It’s a much loved building that needs a lot of work,” said Christian Zimmerman, the vice president of capital and landscape management at the Prospect Park Alliance. “We would like it to be open to the public again, so the idea is to do a complete renovation.”

Today, the building is used as an office for park landscape management workers, and although run down, still maintains its architectural charms, including a vaulted ceiling, a colonnaded pavilion, and mosaic tile.

Borough President Eric Adams also kicked in $1 million from his office to restore the green’s Parkside Avenue perimeter, including reconstructing the sidewalk, new lighting, street furniture and planting new trees.

A Walk In The Park: City Closes “House of Horrors” Park House In Brooklyn

Apparently this is the city’s definition of “equality,” in the park system.A dangerous and decrepit park house in a Brooklyn park was finally closed by the city over the weekend after park employees complained and a media inquiry was made about the deplorable conditions,  NYC Park Advocates has learned.

On Friday a dead rat greeted visitors at the entrance to the men’s room where users are forced to pass under a severely eroded ceiling on their way into in a putrid smelling bathroom room where an abundance of flies await  as well as broken windows. On the outside rotten wood and nest make up the crumbling facade.

The charred remains of a fire were evident throughout the building.  A burnt and partially melted fire EXIT sign hangs on the inside above the building’s entrance.

 For years the city has been forcing its employees to work in  a rat invested, crumbling park house building in Bensonhurst Park located Cropsey Avenue and Bay Parkway. 

Its uncertain how many codes, safety and health violations exist in the building but apparently no one from the parks department management thought it was a concern. 

In the public “rec room,” rodent feces were everywhere. Two air conditioning units were mounted above window treatments stuffed with garbage.  

 The city’s initial response – the Park’s Department’s press office chastised a reporter for sending an inquiry at the end on a Friday.

The press office also represented that the section of the building where employees work out of was now was closed as multiple workers were seen entering the exiting the building.

“Its disgusting, It’s unbelievable,” said a park worker speaking on the condition of anonymity out of fear of retribution. 

“It’s a house of horrors in there, It’s scary,” another worker said. 

This is a interesting way of preserving parkland and green space in an era of hieghtened proactive environmental awareness, especially in a mostly progressive thinking and enlightened borough like Brooklyn. Especially since the borough, and in niche areas in the other boroughs, have seen the appearance of green spaces and plazas and rooftop gardens and farming.

So why the monetary concern and treatment and the abandonment of them for these two park houses? Yet again, it’s all about location. Prospect Park is surrounded by luxury towers completed and currently developed, overvalued speculative property rates and two way bike lanes, Bensonhurst Park is surrounded by Bensonhurst, a town that is populated with working class families and individuals that doesn’t seem to be on the real estate industry radar or even of interest of leisure and style sections of the elite newspapers and fashion magazines (and the citizenry there probably don’t give a shit not to be included in such focus features). Also apparently, not on the parks department or borough president Eric Adams radar either.

Bensonhurst Park is also not near any major subway stops. Or inundated with hipsters for now.

It’s not the least bit or even at all cynical why or where city tax dollars are going to the tennis house by Park Slope, second hometown of Mayor De Faustio, and the Bensonhurst Park house gets put to pasture after years of criminal neglect and turning into a rat litter box. To think that a facility meant for humans, the city and the park’s dept. let it devolve to an environment suitable for rodents. To think that park workers were subjected to do their job there and citizens had to use those toilets. Where is the supposed concern about the environment in southeast Brooklyn?

It’s a real insult to the citizens of Bensonhurst that visit the park and an massive insult to taxpayers in general to let a facility decay, and an utter colossal failure of the parks dept and city hall, the former doing absolutely nothing and blatantly ignoring the blight and the latter who can’t see beyond the giant towers and corporate sponsors hogging territory when they have events in public spaces and parks. So much effort goes into the promoting of parks to encourage the citizenry to enjoy these free spaces but all it is just shallow marketing. Especially now that the existence of parks has been reduced to jack up the market rental rate by the Gentrification Industrial Complex by describing them as another “amenity”.

Well, the powers that be of this city should be happy they have one less abomination to deal with. Why should they since they didn’t even spend a penny to equip Bensonhurst park with a shit shovel, cleaning supplies or even a broom.

This should be a signifying cause of alarm concerning any other parks under gradual dilapidation or ones under construction. Or even any program that’s suppose to better the lives of everyone in this unfair city.

Super Mario’s Son’s MARVELous Fund Hemorrhaging Tax Credit To Comic Book Empire

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NY Daily News: Netflix & Disney bring Marvel superheroes to New York City to film online shows

Gov. Cuomo and Walt Disney Co. CEO Robert Iger will announce Wednesday that four different live-action series featuring Marvel comic superheroes will film in New York and be streamed on Netflix, sources said Tuesday night.

The four series will take “Netflix members deep into the gritty world of heroes and villains of Hell’s Kitchen, New York,” an announcement last fall said. At the time, no filming location had been selected. Sources say Disney will benefit from New York’s lucrative $420 million annual film and television production tax credit program.

What the goddamn hell, Andy? The subway is in a state of emergency that you declared, which was universally assumed that it would get prioritized. There are thousands statewide addicted to opioids varying from illegally prescribed prescriptions and fentanyl-laced heroin aka 21st century crack. The amount of people homeless is at record breaking high levels not seen since the great depression and the photos of Jacob Riis from a close to a century ago, which is suffering from a chronic lack of available genuine affordable housing . The city’s infrastructure is collapsing from the weight of over/hyper development and overpopulation, the latter exacerbated by the overwhelming amount of tourism coming here.

And this is what you and your administration are busy vying the attention of and withholding millions of dollars for? For another tax credit for the dumbed down and frivolous spending entertainment industry?

What Disney and Netflix, billion dollar industries, don’t have enough money? What, the past 2 decades of prior filming welfare handouts weren’t sufficient? The only infrastructure this is going to create is the presence of space hogging trailers, food catering tents and cables enveloping the curbs. And more irritation for commuters and residents of the unnamed locations where these awful, childish programs will be filmed.

The city that never sleeps has now become, thanks to Cuomo and De Faustio’s even more irresponsible and power abusive rubber stamping filming permit office, the city that’s a free for all for celebrities and manufacturing entertainment defecations. This is a city where people who pay taxes have to live, commute, and work in, raise a family in, not a fucking goddamn borough spanning film studio. This isn’t Universal or Paramount. And most of all, there is no room in this town anymore for this bullshit.

There is no guarantee that these shows will do well, considering the costs of just 26 episodes for an online series, which relies a lot on binge watching and the oversaturation of these comic book films. It’s only a short matter of time when even the most dedicated of geeks will tire of it.

The governor and his cronies can brag that it brings billions of dollars to the city, but as I mentioned, what has 2 decades worth of tax credits to the entertainment industry accounted for? The worst fucking transit system in the universe and a never ending and rising homeless epidemic.

This governor has got to go. He has no concept of priorities at all and like when he ran HUD in the late 90’s (with de Blasio under him by the way), spends and reallocates money that doesn’t belong to him like an idiot asshole.

And he is doing this for a show with lame spinoff characters from Spiderman.

 

Governor Mario’s Son Andy’s Deranged Designer Proposal For Staten Island-Another Prick With A Wall

Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks to the press on the FDR Boardwalk behind The Vanderbilt Tuesday after announcing a plan to widen the promenade atop a buried seawall. (Staten Island Advance/Rachel Shapiro)Governor Andrew Cuomo speculatively measuring his plans coming to fruition.

The East Shore, Staten Island, N.Y.

To protect the shores of the beachfront to defend against future hurricanes certain to come and threatening rising sea levels, the State of New York and the Federal government has granted the coast lines of Fort Wadsworth to Oakwood Beach with a  buried seawall and levee to be constructed, with a boardwalk for pedestrian and possibly bicycle usage on top. The project will start construction in 2018 and set to be completed in 3 years (better hurry up.)

Although it’s supposed to function as a security apparatus, our visionary artiste and event planner governor deems it unsatisfactory and not ostentatious. Oh, no, for it to be truly worth the costs it has to have the usual superfluous additions and attract travelers yearning for new destinations.

Lo and behold!

Why don’t we really think about this as an attraction rather than just as a functional device,” said Cuomo. “Let’s build something that enhances the island and enhances all the homes that are looking at the promenade.”

“We don’t want just a walkway for seven miles that frankly is going to be a wasted opportunity,” said Cuomo.

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You see, it can’t be just a regular boardwalk. So in spite of the drab and dull plans of the Army Core Of Engineers, Andy wants to widen the boardwalk beyond the original plan so it could hold events, marathons and those overpriced food concession stands this generation raves about and takes photos of. And stands to sell those rancid craft brews Mario’s son loves so much.

When the Advance asked Cuomo, who gave few details in his presentation at The Vanderbilt, how his proposal would differ from what the plan already includes, he said, “We don’t think it’s enough, I think it’s too narrow. We’re talking about a 30 or 40 foot promenade, we’re talking about amenities along the promenade. A promenade is a tourism destination, it has amenities, there are food kiosks, there are benches, there are lookouts. There’s all sorts of ideas that you can do.”

He added, “It could be a tour of all the different cuisine that New York has to offer, it could be a tour of all the craft beers that New York has to offer. It could be a walking museum. It could be a lot of things. We don’t want just a walkway for 7 miles, that frankly, is going to be a wasted opportunity.”

A spokeswoman later told the Advance the multi-use promenade “can support a range of recreational activities, including outdoor concerts, beer and food tastings, cultural festivals, nature walks, seaside carnivals, bike races, marathons and other running competitions, environmental education, and other events and community gatherings.”

The cost of the project, expected to be completed in late 2022 — originally 2021 — has steadily increased from an estimated $579 million to the most recent $615 million estimate, making the federal government’s share about $400 million; the state’s share about $154 million; and the city’s share about $62 million.

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Of course such inspired lunacy leads to sacrifices, like the amount of state taxes extracted from your paycheck. And because of Andy’s proclivity for wasting money that’s not his own, the project already is behind schedule. Which totally goes against protecting the homes and citizenry from the next Sandy like devastation.

Which makes the following proclamation from Andy Andy’s mouth so perplexing

“This isn’t just a wall,” Cuomo said. “We should think of it more as a promenade with a boardwalk and concessions. Let’s build something that enhances the island. Let’s increase real estate values and improve quality of life.”

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It shows once again that people elected to wield great power and responsibility still are too dumb and easily forget past history when they are overwhelmed with blind ambition and even unsatiated greed. The latter that can cynically refer more to the interests of REBNY than the homeowners on the borough, who will certainly lose everything if a massive category 3 storm comes in a year’s or maybe a month’s time.

Most importantly, Andy exposes himself for the brazen ignorant hypocrite he is by putting superficiality and frivolity first with his irresponsible grand redesign of the seawall in spite of his grandstanding of his belief in the extreme effects of climate change after chastising Figurehead Trump for pulling out of the Paris Accord.

No wonder this jerk thinks he can be president.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fare Beaten: Mayor Big Slow De Blasio’s Big Ass Budget Denies Discount Metrocards For Poor And Rent Burdened Commuters

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The mayor and city council’s recently approved and bloated $85 billion dollar budget couldn’t spare 50 mil for discounted fares for the poor, which in the face of city wide prosperity, still exists. Mayor De Faustio nevertheless stated repeatedly to the remaining stunned bloc of betrayed voters and the press that he would not allocate funding to the needy he once pandered to, and deferred responsibility to his archrival Mario’s son Governor Andy and also to a rare declaration of fiscal restraint. This would have some credence if he actually show restraint in doling out gunny sacks of plums to the preferred interest groups of the mayor and his lady ogre speaker that received millions of dollars.

Interesting as he was saying he was going to deny much needed aid to the citizens barely getting by with the growth in property taxes, energy and cellphone bills, and rapidly rising inflation in the cost of food who also have to deal with the lousy service of the worst fucking transit system in the universe, which can now add threats to employment on the list as innocent commuters have to explain daily of their tardiness. For he has still not given up on his and his REBNY donor overlord’s demented plan to build the absurd BQX light rail line, despite a strict feasibility report stating it’s impossibilities, from obvious expenses and overhauling critical infrastructure, and also the fact that the rail will travel in a level one hurricane flood zone.

But a month after the report, the Queens Courier’s The Sun paper edition published a sponsored 10 page pullout on the BQX with various adverts and cheesy photo manipulations of the tram on the streets. Yet again, facts, common sense and general safety get thrown in the garbage when it comes to the unrealistic wants of the Gentrification Industrial Complex. And obviously, the plans to build this idiotic trolley unwanted by the citizenry and the small businesses is still a go.

Now what’s truly absurd and offensive about this hoarding of tax dollars is that the city agreed to allocate 2.5 billion to improve the subway in a state accord with the state a few years ago. The kicker is that the BQX initial cost happens to be 2.5 billion dollars. It’s a possibility that Mayor De Faustio is denying the poor people he once deigned to and feigned to be concerned about is shelving the money that could have easily went to serve the poorer communities.

It kind of evokes wonder if the city’s share in investing the subway is even being used at all. Going by the recent historic lousy service that has occurred this spring alone.

For now that less fortunate commuters have to continue to pay lavish fares for abominable service, it’s high time that the damned MTA get their collective shit together and also stop minimizing the severity of the reasons for delays. As for the cheap ass mayor (except to his incompetent non-profit groups donors), instead of passing the buck to the equally despised governor, delve into the city’s deposit box and make the subway service less shittier and borderline dangerous.

 

 

 

 

MTA Misbehavin’

The Lefferts Blvd. Stairway in 24/7 still life.

It’s almost the middle of May, about 6 weeks into the 2nd quarter of 2017, and the notorious tardiness renovating the Lefferts Blvd. station continues unabated and sadly unconcerned by the higher administrative brass and even the thousands of commuters who rely on this heavily populated hub. The stairway and the handicap accessible elevator looks complete but is still surrounded by machinery, giant orange thimbles and partition fencing obstructing the majority of the sidewalk. And it’s still causing massive bottlenecks of people exiting and entering the station.

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But during my last visit, I happened to meet the curators of the year long fecal art exhibition at the turnstiles.

Apparently, in spite of recent attempts to clean the area, the pigeon populace has settled quite nicely and comfortably during this essential and glacial upgrade.

In fact, it looks like the MTA’s hired contractors built a coop

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But, for the sake of empathy and pretension, I might doth protest too much. For this is just standard procedure.

The Worst Transit System In The Fucking Universe has been giving their customers a wild ride for the last couple of weeks, for there has been a plethora of coverage of the MTA’s atrocious construction and daily service delays that are verging on the tragicomic, frustrating, nerve-rattling, and surreal and a true test on human collective sanity.

For starters, an event, and it seems you can’t go a second without hearing one these days, was held for the 100th anniversary of the 7 line in Queens that was followed by an alarming report of the horrid condition of the elevated structure which hasn’t been painted for 3 decades that was shedding chunks and chips of old lead paint over the densely populated Roosevelt Avenue.

There was the grand unheralded opening of the elevator at Briarwood/Van Wyck on Queens Blvd, an achievement that would have got some praise if Mario’s son threw a craft brew festival surrounding it but it turns out that it took 3 years to build because of the need for super special mechanical parts. I surmise that it took a worldwide expedition to find these vaunted materials and the hiring of an adventuring Indiana Jones type for the amount of time expended.

The timing of it’s opening is quite impeccable considering a recent report on a massive percentage of inoperative elevators and escalators for the handicapped and elderly commuters, most recently spotlighted by the perpetually malfunctioning people mover by Court Square in Long Island City and the masking tape decorated paperweight collecting dust that is the subject of this posting.

These necessities being denied the state tax paying commuters barely competes with delays occurring almost daily from signal and electrical breakdowns, homeless spillover occupying cars, sick passengers, decaying infrastructure and ambiguous investigations throwing the city into chaos. The timing of these mass transit travesties mostly happening during the peak rush hours.

There was the day when a mysterious blackout at the 7th avenue station in Manhattan which serves the B, D & E that caused hours of delays and rerouting of almost every line. A similar incident happened recently at 36th street station in Brooklyn, causing reroutes of over 8 lines. One day the Q train had to be shut down for an investigation because a swastika was drawn on a seat. A big slab of concrete fell on an train that pulled into the Franklin Ave station on the 3 line in Crown Heights. Yesterday, a sick passenger shut down the city bound A and C lines.

There are the now weekly breakdowns and delays at Penn Station, notably the feces spewing ceiling geyser. And the 4 billion dollar luxury shopping mall atrocity Oculus couldn’t even hold the force of nature’s fluids during last weeks downpour, which had the semblance of the skies vomiting water. It should not be a surprise of that hub’s vulnerability since it’s designed like a dish rack.

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What can be done to stem this inexcusable, disgusting and just plain shitty service that the people of this city are paying for day after day, fare increase after fare increase.  Maybe 65 million dollars might be enough to keep the trains coming on time and make the essential upgrades for the systems antiquated signal system, perilous underground infrastructure and aging rails and tracks. But remember, Mario’s son Governor Cuomo inexplicably reallocated that funding to the city he so anecdotally talked about when he christened the Kosciusko Bridge with that cheesy Window Media Player 9 light show. That’s why it boggles the collective frustrated mind of the citizenry that Andy allocated some funding to redesigning 3 stations by Sunset Park and fitting it with free wifi, and the only improvements the transit system has seen is just cosmetic and goddamn wifi. It’s also bewildering with the amount of space sold to advertisers, even fully covering train cars to turnstiles and the billions of tourists that would populate Jupiter and Saturn that the money generated is still not enough to finance our transit system city and state wide. Where does all the fucking money go????

So it’s time to adapt then die to the further malaise of commuting on The Worst Fucking Transit System In The Universe. If there is a proper analogy for this, it’s like what commuters are experiencing is the Kübler-Ross theory, the 5 stages approaching death every early morning and evening in the past few weeks, but skipping grief and went straight to anger and is holding steady there. Let’s make sure Mario’s Son feels the wrath breathing down his wrinkled neck by remaining pissed and not bargain and succumb to fear and acceptance. And not to take any more shit.

Especially and specifically this shit.

Whose trains? OUR TRAINS!!!

 

Update: I profanely asked where does the money go from all the space that are sold to advertisements, and it seems to go into overtime for some certain dedicated workers. From an audit by a conservative think tank, the Empire Center of Public Policy, overtime pay cost the taxpayers close to a billion dollars. The most ludicrous was a track worker who actually earned more than the MTA commissioner at the time. Supposedly, these massive earnings, for technically a few hours of work, are justified because of the alleged efficiency it brings to the transit system with workers on the job. Somehow it might be more cost effective to hire people work those hours into later shifts and it would probably save a few hundred grand.

The Expendable American Health Care Act

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880 billion dollars. Take a look at that number and think about it. 880 fucking billion dollars these sadistic greedy huer dubiously pious motherfuckers want to cut from Medicaid. This on the heels of the monstrous and dystopian society producing tax cut for corporations hoarding money in other nations, on islands and in hotels and luxury condos. This on the prospect of the massive cuts, already having deleterious effects, on various fields of scientific research, caring for the elderly, schools and housing.

Is there no end to stem their bottomless satiety for personal wealth? These elected subhumans and their wealthy donors are basically financial cannibals.

This is the real death tax. The new final solution. The cost is your money then your life. This is the Expendable American Health Care Act. Affordability has now become a luxury item. Especially when it comes to the health and well being of you, the people. For these 217 fiends who voted yes to repeal and destroy the health care of millions, and actually held a big keg frat party to celebrate it, the aged, the less healthy and less earning of their constituents just has to pass away to keep the economy solvent for those who need an extra beach house, private plane or vast swaths of trendy city real estate for those impatient to wait for government exemptions.

Some or most of the 217 stupid morons who passed this death warrant did not even read the contents of the bill, akin to the passing of the unpatriotic Patriot Act passed months after 9/11, supposedly to stop terrorists from attacking on our soil again when all it has done was stifle protests and enabled the NSA to mine every citizen’s phone and digital communications for info. While the Patriot Act took a majority of our liberty away, the EAHCA act will take away your life if you are middle class, poor, disabled or old.

According to the demonic inside trader HHS chairman Tom Price, this cut will free up the individual states to control the costs and dispense the care. But with what money? And mostly what hospitals, since a lot of them are already going belly up and being replaced with ugly glass behemoth towers.

Executive Producer and Figurehead Trump yet again breaks another of his promises to his voters during his monkey hustle campaign last year. The mook from Queens actually turned around to those greedy sociopaths and pleaded for reaffirmation of his position.

“Can you believe it, I’m the President” and they all just laughed with him instead of at him. These excuses for people have no shame, no integrity and no intelligence. Just lots of money, power and influence.

And government funded and private health insurance. And nice palaces to dwell in when they retire.

And if this passes the Senate (signs are pointing that it won’t, but don’t get your hopes up, because hope is a luxury too), there won’t be any places for seniors to go in their late years except a nameless grave in some field. A field that will eventually be grounds for a new luxury tower with a 20 story banner of Ivanka Trump pasted on the side and occupied with the money of the progeny of the 217 elected gangsters in Congress.

 

Executive Carnage, 2 months in: Figurehead Trump’s Petulant Inanities, Budgetary Pestilence, And The Betrayal Of Justice In His Home State Of New York.

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“I can’t be doing so badly, because I’m president, and you’re not.”

                The recent quote by President Donald J. Trump that spewed from his rusty diarrhetic spigot pipehole in the latest issue of TIME

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The Trump presidency and the GOP majority House and Senate, now at 64, is for all intents, purposes and hysterical, fattening irony, is now embroiled in precarious dread and utter chaos. The same kind experienced by all those impacted by the Figurehead’s best words and stupid ass executive decisions and policy making.

The last few weeks, Trump has struck out on his campaign promises to curb terrorism via the arbitrary Muslim ban, shot down by federal district court judges yet again, this time from Maryland and Hawaii. And his promise to end the affordable care act, familiarly known as Obamacare, named after the first African American neoliberal President of the United States, collapsed as if by assisted suicide in Congress Friday afternoon.

And he may have truly fucked himself by accusing the prior executive in chief of wiretapping his tacky ass namesake tower on 57th and 5th, especially after going on social media the day of FBI chief Comey’s testimony about ongoing investigations into collusion between allies of the Figurehead and their and his ties to Russia intelligence operatives and oligarchs. Although not strictly tied to Don Worthless, two recent cases involving financial and tech crimes cannot bode well for his current stature and lend credence to his repeated denials, considering the preferred machinations and tactics that were employed ensuring his election victory. Also the lavishly paid work his campaign manager for 5 months last year, Paul “Mumbles” Manafort, in the Ukraine and his eccentric billionaire pal Roger Stone’s correspondence with Glucifer 2.0 might jolt his selective memory and probably inspire the feds to some subpoenas and warrants ready.

The aborted plan, the Crippled American Health Care act, was nasty from the start. And clearly assembled so poorly, except in obvious places where it seem most cruel and sadistic and spiteful. Like how it would throw out 24 million citizens off the rolls, raise premiums and costs for the elderly and indigent, make enrolling more expensive for those not on it and how tanning salons would get a break in fees, so as to remind those who make fun of his unnatural comical orange complexion. Fortunately, everyone involved in crafting this clusterfuck legislation, did so in haste and seemingly all those tasked to the plan are dumb as rocks, mostly the leader and muse of this colossal waste of time and tax expenditure, Speaker Paul Ryan, who might have signed his own political death warrant thanks to Figurehead Trump’s haughty demands. But mostly it’s due to the people all over the nation, confronting their elected representatives, at least those that didn’t try to flee out the back door, with assured absolutism regarding their needs for the health care they signed up for to keep the ACA intact.

For the brief bit of hope from the abysmal failure to overturn ACA is temporary now that the budgetary plans are in place, shoring up the military and homeland security complexes at the expense of practically everything that protects and maintains life liberty and the pursuit of happiness for every American. Their security too.

The greatest and biggest armed forces on the planet is about to get 54 billion dollars. The only reason for this is that Figurehead Trump is going to lead this nation into wars. And by ourselves without coalitions. Because in the past, poll numbers go up for leaders during wartime. And this estimate, probably low ball, if we are going to fight and terminate ISIS and the war on terror, a war on an idea, a war on faith, these massive costs of taxpayer largesse and eventually the lives of soldiers are going to set up camps in Syria to defend and shore up murderous dictator Bashir Al-Assad, who is a cross between Adolf Hitler and Latka Gravas.

 

The other reasons for justifying these new expenditures to the M.I.C. is our nation’s continuing presence in Iraq and in the never-ending yet mild war and occupation in Afghanistan. For the only reason in my opinion is to wrest control from the Taliban, who are practically a entrenched established political party and government apparatus there and to protect all that natural gas and heroin from getting in the wrong hands. (Speaking of smack, Trump actually added funding to heroin treatment and prevention in the HHS)

The only other two areas that are getting infusions are 2.6 billion for the border wall, the wall that Mexico was supposed to pay for, and is definitely a low ball estimate in addition to being an imaginary goal. This wall may cost trillions if implemented, considering the engineering, labor and materials. As for materials, will they be made in the U.S.A.?
And of course there are the deployments of ICE agents in towns, roaming around like bounty hunters searching for illegal immigrants, getting the bad guys, but also getting the poor hard working law abiding guys. And the database that collects the info of their whereabouts via the Palantir corporation.

As is the other allocation of 1.4 billion for “school choice”, which could only mean that Betsy “Destroyer” Devos is going to be very busy at her appointed position, counting her personal filthy lucre from her corrupt charter school industries that will certainly accrue when or if this gets implemented. Vulture equity firms investing in these schools will also get off big. There is also the looming threat to the civil rights and the separation of church and state with the adamant use of christian doctrine imposed on the schools in her home state in Michigan and the selective use of funding of those schools that teach the good book.

As for the rest of the departments, they are as fucked as the state of normal:

The EPA, at 31% got the biggest cuts of all, no doubt influenced by the presence of that humanoid mass of methane Secretary Scott Pruitt. So expect the water and air to get a tad more decorative with pollutants.

The State Department, got a 29% cut, making Rex Tillerson’s job easier, although distributing aid to starving nations like Kenya and Sudan is going to get a lost riskier for those in need after suffering elongated drought. It’s going to be also a little harder to avoid getting into messy violent conflicts, but why should it matter because a lot of positions in the state haven’t been filled and probably never will.

Agriculture’s cut, at 21 %, is most recently noted for the SNAP program, so more kids and moms will be getting their nutrition from the 99 cent stores. And the elderly will be joining them as they painstakingly make the long trek to the Dollar Tree for vienna sausages and ramen noodles, as Meals On Wheels is also in jeopardy.

Labor’s cut will ruin the chances for the poor and vulnerable elderly to maintain work or get new jobs, it also will deny employment opportunities for disadvantaged youth.

Department of Health and Human Services cuts at 18% will fuck up Medicaid and Medicare. So don’t get sick or injured if you’re poor or old. Unless you have ACA. And cures and remedies to cancer and heart disease will have to wait too. Research, Smeaserch.

Commerce Department cut at 16% will deny funding to protect the coasts from future storms, which is a shock considering a lot of recent luxury tower development have occurred on coastal areas on the Pacific and Atlantic. But in places like Coney Island, where there are still poor project housing by the beaches, maybe this is almost like insurance for Trump’s developer peers. Speaking of housing-

HUD’s cut, seemingly sparse at 13 %, will cut funding for new development, leaving the projects at the mercies of private developers and gentrification. Making matters worse is the reminder that this will be run by the brain dead brain surgeon Ben Carson. A man who survived a stabbing thanks to his belt buckle.

The Education Department, cut at 14%, in the most bizarre redistribution of funding in all these heinous cuts, impacts the actual training of new teachers, summer school programming and aid programs to poor and first generation students at a cost of 3.7 billion in grants. So why does Betsy need 1.4 billion to encourage school choice, when the Trump administration is making it easier to choose charters to let public schools rot.

Transportation Department got a 13% cut, for all the talk of improving road infrastructure and airline security and safety. In the spirit of Reagan, this has a deleterious effect on air traffic control.

Interior Department cuts will affect the nation’s parks. That’s a lot of untapped real estate and energy mining for certain interests. The Energy Department’s cuts will impact the nuclear plants and stockpiles positively and studies on climate change negatively. The latter being that debates on the issue have to continue, perhaps indefinitely. The slight cut to NASA also will deny climate studies. It also cuts funding on the cost saving Energy Star program, because we need more coal resourced refrigerators and microwave ovens. Maybe we can use coal to charge all our Iphones now that we got Obamacare back.

Treasury Department at -4% also seems ineffectual. The major exception with this is that most impactful and pervasive crime being committed, and by the most avaricious perpetrators, is money laundering. A lot of this is being done with the aforementioned Russian oligarchs, as well as domestic and other international billionaires. The timing of this can’t be worse in light of the confirmed fact of the hierarchy of Saudi Arabia giving financial aid to Al Queda for decades, even during the monstrous slaughter of 9/11.

And the Big Kahuna of cuts. To fucking 100 percent to nothing funding to National Endowments to the Arts and Humanities, Museum and Library Services, and Public Broadcasting, PBS and NPR. If this stupid and sadistic budget passes, this will be the last year for public access to information, history and creativity. The last year to enjoy plays and musical performances in the park and on TV and radio. The last year to see art exhibitions. The last year to get unfiltered and untainted reports on the nation, world and on politics left and right. The last year to get free help for filling out tax returns and getting employment.

These budgetary decisions are going to instill more cynicism and frustration into a populace already tired of the Figurehead’s bullshit. Even among the people he promised to make America First and Great Again. It’s going to break towns and cities with combined urban blight, rising crime and economic environmental devastation. It’s going to lead to decimation in law and order despite all the new money being disbursed to maintain it.

Especially in Donald’s hometown in Queens and the other boroughs in New York.

Which he already did with his chair bashing sneak attack firing of Southern District D.A. Preet Bharara. Right at the end throes of his investigation into the (once) illegal fundraising of Mayor De Blasio and his doling of services favorable to big money clients of various public relation and lobby firms that worked on his mayoral campaign and his city hall slush fund 501 (c) (4) he ran inside his office with the presence of said groups, dubbed agents of the city to foolishly avoid illegalities. And right at the start of investigations in to HHS secretary Tom Price shady insider trading investments and the misappropriation of funds by the Fox News Network to settle sexual harassment cases.

With that move, Figurehead Trump made Pay To Play and Honest Graft legal in NYC. For the time being all can hope.

But with these recent policy making gaffes, it does give a faint glimmer of hope that this budget will go down the crapper as with his travel ban and his shitty health care plan. And maybe he will refrain from saying stupid shit on twitter with lame attempts to distract news media, corporate and independent, our elected officials and the people of this nation.

Yet this afternoon…

“ObamaCare will explode and we will all get together and piece together a great healthcare plan for THE PEOPLE. Do not worry,”

 
He still persists.
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What a fucking disgrace.