Somewhere in holy transcripts it states, “He came to us as a stranger and we took him in...” But here in NYC, Mike Bloomberg came to us as a stranger - but he took us in.
The people of NYConce voted for a 2-term limit of NYC elected officials. We then re-stated that referendum a second time. Two terms would be eight full years of office. Reasonable? Our voters said it was! Twice.
Our wealthy ‘Massachusett’ was elected in a landslide, snowing in every polling place with illegal bold blue “Bloomy” election signs, in violation of city sanitation laws.
Nobody could match his ‘dinero’ his blue landslide landed him in City Hall twice. And he will tell you incessantly about the turn around wonderful jobs he’s done, controlling our schools. That’s what we see each half-hour on TV.
What he doesn’t show, is what we know - of our own neighborhoods.
The City doesn’t show us the nails popping out of New York’s major Boardwalk.
Each year when he comes to Coney Island to sing his annual song about “the new Coney Island,” he and his deputies walk near the railings to prevent tripping on ruts - or popping nails.
In his eighth summer in office, has he tread Coney’s Surf Avenue to count the roll-down gates, or across from busy Nathan’s on Surf Avenue you sit and munch your hot dog and look at 86% unoccupied stores and Coney’s only theater. Coney or Barren land
Which one of the many appointed Deputy Mayors oversees our unsanitary streets and sidewalks - all over town - our town - in Brooklyn.
At the foot of Guider Avenue on Brighton’s border is a city sidewalk corner with overgrown foliage on a street crossing. Three years after reporting it - it remains a pedestrian hazard. Directly across the same Avenue, a new condo was buil upon the site where a homeowner was found murdered 10 years ago in his own home hidden by an over foliated sidewalk.
On Avenue P, between McDonald Avenue and Ocean Parkway, Midwood people can’t find the parking meters that are hidden behind tall “alfalfa” that our City Parks Dept. must have planted in the curbslots, where they were supposed to bring trees. They make perfect summons traps to innocent parkers who can’t find the hidden meters.
In Bensonhurst, a stubborn Traffic Commissioner refuses to reduce the confusion infused for eastbound motorists on Bay Parkway. In addition to normal street corner signs, henow has overhanging signs for the many avenues. As we drive fast, the hangers read “81st Street”, “80th Street”, “79 Street” but the next right turn is a sharp turn that goes one block (to terminate at Stillwell Avenue) but a wider turn goes onto Kings Highway and runs all the way to Pitkin Avenue in Brownsville. Bloomberg’s stubborn commissioner defiantly refuses the community and local officials’ demands to elevate a tall Kings Highway sign for turning drivers, who have been searching for Brooklyn’s widest main street. Confusion in a future column, permit us to rave on about the perpetual over builders and how the Maygor’s real-estate Boards keep hitting home owners with ungainly real estate taxes because the Bloombergers have decreed that our homes are worth more dead - than alive. Must it be so. And the inflationary burdens fall on tenants as well. All imposed by a hungry term violator.
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